getting used to the Home button

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  1. ag29 macrumors 6502

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    When you first play around with the home button on the new phones..you'll notice it feels a little weird and wonky, but the more you use it the more you get used to it.

    These are the stages you will go through.

    Day 1: This home button sucks!
    Day 2: Meh it's alright
    Day 3: i'm starting to like it
    Day 4: The new home button works great!
     
  2. robpow macrumors regular

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  3. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I got used to it in about 3 minutes, it's perfectly fine, dunno what the fuss is....
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah it's weird at first but like it. 6s plus button feels abit cheap almost after using 7 plus
     
  5. MrBukey, Oct 2, 2016
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    Likewise.

    I don't mean to be funny, but I think a lot of people have been pre-conditioned by reviewer's opinions. I'm not saying that those people didn't share those views, just that suggestions can be quite powerful as you look to relate your experience with what you've previously understood/read/been told.

    For me it was a case of "okay that works, I know when I've pressed it and is quite cool when you try and press it switched off vs powered on". That was it. Everyone's different though. :)
     
  6. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    You REALLY are having a boring Saturday, night....lol
     
  7. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    What I like most about the new home button is how much quicker I can double-click it to enter multitasking mode. Double clicking the old home button was never a fluid gesture for me, and neither was 3D touching the side of the screen on the 6s models. So I'm very pleased with the upgrade and it took no time at all to adjust.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I played around with one at the Apple Store and I'm fine with it. It doesn't take 4 days for everyone, for some people it'll take 4 minutes.
     
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  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Loved the Haptic home button from the start. It's a nice refesh from the previous home button. The feedback is subtle and nuanced.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I didn't get used to it until I switched to the lowest setting (1). 2 and 3 are stronger than the sensation you get from the physical button and hence felt unnatural to me.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The other purposes for the stronger sensation is for those who use their iPhones in a case, where the (1) setting is difficult to feel, say in an OtterBox shell, which absorbs the haptic. The other options at least provide the user to be able to feel the haptic through stronger pulses with (2) and (3). Apple was smart to have settings for everyone, being experiences will vary.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Excellent point. I use mine naked so that's most likely the reason.
     
  14. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    Yet to get my phone (November due date - ARGH!) and when I went to the local Telstra shop I was definitely a 1 as I thought it felt terrible and wondered if I did the right thing with the order. Then I thought of the other plusses of the phone and though I'd get used to it or just put up with the button. Glad people say you get used to it
     
  15. Applefan4515 Suspended

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    It took me a whole 3 clicks to fall in love with it. This home button is so much better. I tend to use my phone now more than my iPad because of the home button and Touch ID. Hopefully the next round of iPads will have this home button and 3D Touch.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I loved it the first minute. Pushed me into using the finger print security as it all worked so well. Better most did not take 4 days. It has become my favorite feature.
     
  17. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

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    Don't notice it unless I am trying to pay attention to it to be honest. Day to day use it just feels like an easier to push home button. It double taps easier though. That's thrown me off a few times.

    Minor gripe... it requires my skin to be on it or it does nothing. I don't like that. I wish it at least showed up by bumping it but I expect this is the reason Apple put in the raise to wake feature.

    I used the 6s for a few then went back to my 7+... that's when you realize it's definitely not a real button anymore.
     
  18. caelius macrumors regular

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    The solid state button was one of the main reasons why I got the 7. It feels so much better than the old mechanical button (and should be much more reliable, too)..!
     
  19. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe reviewers complained about it. It took me no effort to get used to it.

    If anything,I'm only having trouble getting used to how FAST Touch ID is. It's like INSTANT.
     
  20. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I actually prefer the OnePlus 3's home button to the iPhone 7's, and I moved back to an iPhone because I wanted a physical home button.

    Tried it in a store, I don't like that the whole bottom vibrates. It doesn't feel natural to me.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Used to hate having passcode or finger print security but not any more. It works so fast you hardly know it is looking at your finger print.
     
  22. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    I did not realise there was an increase in speed and it's not been mentioned much before so that is a plus. Still 5 weeks away from delivery here though :(
     
  23. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Let me put it this way....it's so fast that I had to go back twice to make sure I had it enabled.
     
  24. caelius macrumors regular

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    It's so fast that you don't even get to see your lockscreen. That's the reason why they added Rise to Wake.
     
  25. maxsix Suspended

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    Why speak for others?
    Why assume?

    After one week of using an iPhone 7 Plus I bought for a family member, I still find the haptic home button a deal breaker.

    Being used to the ultra fast, accurate and modern capacitive home buttons many of my Android phones have had for years, it's disappointing that Apple felt the need to create a different type of solution just so they could brag about it.
     

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