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

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    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. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68020

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    OnePlus gives the option in their 5T now
    https://www.droid-life.com/2018/01/30/oneplus-5t-navigation-gestures-iphone-x-video/

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I looove my force touch home button on note 8. Brilliant solution IMHO.
     

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