Home Gesture obscured by your case's lower edge lip?

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  1. Ralfi, Nov 3, 2017
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    Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

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    This discussion may be starting to take over other threads, so I thought I'd make a dedicated thread for it.

    It revolves around a theory that a raised bottom edge lip on a case will get in the way when performing gestures that begin at the Home Bar.

    Gestures to return Home, bring up the App Multitasking, the left/right App Switcher & Reachability are the ones I'm wondering about.

    There's also the combination of a case lip + screen protector (mainly thick glass type) that doesn't reach the edge of the bottom of the screen) which may also make things worse - picture sliding your finger from a raised case lip to a gap & then to the screen protector...that's something which could frustrate a user constantly performing the same gesture in one day.

    Can people list their case & let others know if the lip &/or screen protector get in the way of performing these gestures & perhaps provide a failure rate out of 10 to get an idea of how they impact them. Thanks.
     
  2. cleebrown93 macrumors regular

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    I am using the Otterbox Defender, which has massive lips and still doesnt interfere with the gestures
     
  3. gcrr macrumors regular

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    It's not as difficult or uncomfortable as I thought it might be, but I don't have big hands. For me it's more just having to get used to swiping up. My favorite case that I have is the X-Doria Defence Lux.
     
  4. alfogator macrumors member

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    Not at all, you don't really need to start from the very edge just the bottom part of the screen so you don't even touch the lip if you don't want to.
     
  5. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Interesting......it's good news in that it opens up my choice of case options. Thanks.

    Keep the test results coming...
     
  6. Bexx macrumors regular

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    Caudabe Lucid Clear and Spigen Crystal Shell here - neither have presented any problems with swiping.

    Just tried reachability on the Caudabe as that's what I'm using at the moment and that works absolutely fine.
     
  7. sh0ebox macrumors member

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    Patchworks Levels ITG case here. Has full lips (fairly tall ones at that) and I've had absolutely no issues with performing gestures on the phone
     
  8. cg006 macrumors regular

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    ive noticed sometimes it can get in the way of using reach ability gestures or swiping between apps. I just ordered one of those silicone cases with the open bottom lip.
     
  9. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    All of my cases except the Apple leather case have a bottom lip.

    None of them interfere with the home swipe

    I can imagine some of the taller lips to get annoying though
     
  10. cg006 macrumors regular

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    Home swipe is fine. Its the gestures that require swiping near the bottom ie reach ability and swiping between apps.
     
  11. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Which cases do you all have??
    (I'll make a list of those which are ok in the OP).
     
  12. cg006 macrumors regular

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    I currently got some crappy Ringke Case. Lol

    I just ordered a silicon one from hoco @ Amazon.

    I need more grip on this thing.
     
  13. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

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    Thanks.

    To get an idea of the height of the lip you're referring to, can you provide a link to the Ringke case please?

    Swiping left/right between Apps is a big feature, so if that's obscured even slightly by a lip, it'd be a big deal breaker.
     
  14. cg006 macrumors regular

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    See below. I bought it since it was sooooo cheap ~3-4 (cant remember). Never intended to be my main but the prince was so cheap i decided to pick it up. the lip is kinda high. Also to add, the case finish is kinda smooth. Not recommended for this phone. I think silicone is the way to go.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07599W2DX/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     

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