MajicSho

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Ok, as I'm someone who has loads of apps scattered over around 10 pages on my iPhone, what's the quickest way to get back to the main (first) homescreen when on page 10 let's say (on the iPhone X)?
I'd hate to think that I'd have to swipe through 10 pages when looking at an app on my last page to get back to page one.

Of course previously we'd all be able to do such task when pressing the home button once.

Any ideas?
 

Oridus

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I'm going with Aibocyrus on this one. Swipe up from the bottom of the phone and that will do the same thing as hitting the home button.
 

MajicSho

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Swipe up from bottom like you’d close the apps. It’s the way the “home” button works now. That’s my guess lol

The problem I see with that theory is that the line at the bottom (that you'd usually swipe up) is nonexistent when on the home screen.

So would that really be the way to go about it?

Swipe page by page I'm guessing.

I really hope that's not the way to go about it.
 
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born2runak

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In the simulator, you swipe up and it takes you home, same as a home button. It now a home swipe
 
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Apple can add gesture control to older iPhones via software updates if they wanted to. I always like swiping on the left or right of the screen while using Safari to go back and forth.

If they added gesture control with the bar on the bottom by 11.2 or 11.3, I will likely update to it ASAP. Don't like physical (or faux) home button and Assistive Touch on.
 
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The problem I see with that theory is that the line at the bottom (that you'd usually swipe up) is nonexistent when on the home screen.

So would that really be the way to go about it?
The line doesn't appear but apparently it still function as if it was there because there is a little bounce animation if you swipe and don't hold to go to the recent apps so I'm guessing that's what you are looking for.
Check SoldierKnowsBest hands-on video that was just featured on MacRumors today to see what I mean.
 

MajicSho

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I really hope that is the case.

If anyone does see it in action, it would be cool to share as I just checked and found I have 12 pages of apps ‍♂️
 

Bones13

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I get the swipe up replacing the single press home button. How do you activate Siri? I am used to holding down the home button?

Err, Mr Google says to hold the side button for 2 seconds or just say “hey Siri” to the locked phone.

That could get interesting if other people “hey Siri” in your phones hearing.
 

QquegChristian

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What I’ve been wondering is whether there are good haptics for these new gestures. I’ve not seen any mention of it, but I hope you can can feel that you’re starting a swipe to the home screen. And that you can feel a bit of feedback when invoking multitasking.
 

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Ok, as I'm someone who has loads of apps scattered over around 10 pages on my iPhone, what's the quickest way to get back to the main (first) homescreen when on page 10 let's say (on the iPhone X)?
I'd hate to think that I'd have to swipe through 10 pages when looking at an app on my last page to get back to page one.

Of course previously we'd all be able to do such task when pressing the home button once.

Any ideas?
[doublepost=1512011022][/doublepost]Hi, did you ever get an answer to your question? Because I have been trying to figure this out also! Thanks.
 

BlondieLocs

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Swipe up just like you’re closing an app. Not to sound rude but it was answered multiple times throughout the thread and it’s not even a full page.
Not to sound rude, but this wasn’t answered. At least it wasn’t clear by reading the responses. ;)

OP was asking how to get to the first page of the home screen if you happen to be on, say, page 10.

It used to be that you’d press the home button to exit your app to the home screen. Then you could press it a second time to get to the first page of your apps.

I just found that you can, indeed, swipe up a second time to return to the first home screen. Hope that helps!
 
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Not to sound rude, but this wasn’t answered. At least it wasn’t clear by reading the responses. ;)

OP was asking how to get to the first page of the home screen if you happen to be on, say, page 10.

It used to be that you’d press the home button to exit your app to the home screen. Then you could press it a second time to get to the first page of your apps.

I just found that you can, indeed, swipe up a second time to return to the first home screen. Hope that helps!
Seems like the very first reply basically mentions that.
 

mcdj

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Mkay but how d'yall git from the last page of appz back to that thar home screen? And whats a swipe?

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Ok, as I'm someone who has loads of apps scattered over around 10 pages on my iPhone, what's the quickest way to get back to the main (first) homescreen when on page 10 let's say (on the iPhone X)?
I'd hate to think that I'd have to swipe through 10 pages when looking at an app on my last page to get back to page one.

Of course previously we'd all be able to do such task when pressing the home button once.

Any ideas?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/voqv9mcrtkb1jdv/File Nov 29, 9 54 22 PM.mp4?dl=0

I took a screen record and uploaded it to drop box. Did just what you described by swiping up.
 
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