Phones How come "swipe up to go home" happens with the iPhone?

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  1. shenfrey, Feb 13, 2018
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    shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    All of these phones that have multiple software keys, how come none of them incorporated swipe to go home? It's very natural and apple had the home button for so long it isn't like their competitors didn't have enough time.

    Just a curious thought/question.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Jun 17, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    OnePlus gives the option in their 5T now

    Curious if other OEMs start doing it too. When I tried the iPhone X, I did get used to the swiping but not sure if I prefer it over navigating my Pixel 2 XL
  3. SteveJUAE macrumors 68030


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    It may seem natural once you have retrained but otherwise maybe not

    It's a solution for Apple where the problem does not exist on other phones

    It may also conflict with other swipes like up to apps page or edge bar with Samsung
  4. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Another interesting thought is that Apple could probably put it in OS update for all iPhones.

    So when your iPhone 6's home button breaks, instead of switching on that "assistive-touch" virtual home button workaround (or whatever its called) you could just turn on iPhone X gestures. That would be cool.
  5. Tsepz macrumors 68030


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Well Samsung avoided that and implemented hard press to go home, it also works as a way to wake the phone up, so I find it to be a better solution.
  6. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    I looove my force touch home button on note 8. Brilliant solution IMHO.

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