Does it matter which button I use to turn on the screen when it's off?

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  1. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    When the screen (not the phone itself) is off, does it matter whether I use the Home Button or the Sleep/Wake Button to turn the screen on?

    What does everyone else use to turn their screens on?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It does not matter what button you press to awaken your device.
     
  3. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I use touch id to unlock so using the home button is obvious.
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    I use the home button for two reasons:
    1) My old 4s power button eventually got stuck
    2) Touch ID
     
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    File this under: "Bizarre Questions I'd Never Think Up Myself," but as everyone has indicated thus far, it should not make any difference. Nor could I fathom a reason why Apple (or any company) would make it matter when there is no visible distinction.

    That said, I'm guessing your thread was more so (maybe after getting an answer) to discuss what people prefer to use. I use the Home Button. Think I've always been that way, and now that I use TouchID I suppose I have a reason besides just saying, "Because." :)
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I use my home button but my father uses the power button.
    Neither matters, but the home button is more durable.
     
  9. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    Home button if I'm unlocking the phone, power button if I'm checking notifications.

    Sometimes the touchID is too fast for my liking, and I end up reading messages that I do not want to broadcast as read.
     
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I use the sleep wake button so that I can hit it again to put it back to sleep.

    Now that I use the Apple watch, I find I use even less battery on my 6+
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    More or less the same approach I use when TouchID is in play.
    In general that plays a role too.
     
  12. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know, that's why I asked. It just seemed strange to me that there are two buttons that perform the same function.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    To simplify things perhaps for people when it comes to turning the screen on (especially when it's lying down or it's mounted and it might be easier to do it with one button vs. the other).
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Generally when it comes to software there's multiple ways of doing something.
    Sometimes 2-3 of more ways to achieve the same result.
    That is a good thing IMO so people use whatever they like best.
     

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