I Don't Like IOS 10 on the iPod Touch 6

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Plutonius, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The biggest point of failure on the iPod Touch 6 is the home button. The iPod Touch 6 does not have touch id so you have to press the home button twice in order to unlock under IOS 10.

    The IOS 10 change considerably reduced the lifespan of my iPod Touch 6.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I don't understand. Press the home button once to wake, enter passcode to unlock. Or press the sleep/wake button to wake, enter passcode to unlock without pressing the home button at all. Also, by any measure the lifespan of your home button is not appreciably reduced by normal use.
     
  3. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

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    In IOS 10, you have to push the home button twice before getting to the passcode screen. Apple eliminated the swipe and replaced it with a second home button press.

    Also, if you look online, you will see that the mechanical home button is the number one source of failure in the Touch.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Oh.
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    Let's say the rate of failure is 1 in 1,000,000 presses. You've probably still got 489,756 presses remaining. Don't worry about it.
     
  5. idoccurt macrumors regular

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    Exactly. You've got time. :)
     
  6. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    Is there any kind of option to adjust that in Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button?
     
  7. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the OP and found pushing the home button twice a pain in the arse; with my SE I just lift the phone, rest my finger on the button and I'm in.

    Sold the Touch last week so my only iPod now is a Shuffle from 2011. It's effectively orphaned with the same 250 songs since I stopped using a PC or Mac in 2013, but I still like it.
     
  8. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    That's only for Touch ID devices, the iPod touch doesn't have Touch ID.
     
  9. Starfia macrumors 6502

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    I realize "Rest Finger to Open" pertains to Touch ID specifically – I was curious to learn whether there was some alternate option provided for yours or other devices. (I'm inferring no, then.)
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Nope.
     
  11. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    This is the main reason I haven't updated my iPod touch to iOS 10 yet. I'm hoping they add an accessibility option in some later version so it doesn't make us press it twice as much. Can you guys submit a feedback here regarding the issue? http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html
     
  12. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    I agree but also battery life, having to charge the device almost from 0% each morning is gonna take its toll on the long term...
     
  13. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    Has iOS 10 had that drastic of an effect on the sixth generation iPod touch? I ask out of legitimate curiosity as I have yet to update mine.

    Did you do a full DFU restore to iOS 10, a restore install, or just an upgrade install? How long have you had this iPod touch? I ask these questions as they'll give me some insight as to how much your mileage might vary.
     
  14. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    I only can give my personal opinion, no ios 10 hasn't taken that drastic effect on the IPT6, battery was already very bad since ios 8, specially when using streaming video like youtube. Perhaps 2 hours video and that's all i need to recharge the thing each single day.

    With ios 10 is a little worse but nothing extremely when things were already bad.

    Sure always clean installs no restorations. Since it was launched came with ios8 installed but ios9 was released on a couple of weeks...
     
  15. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. All the new iOS 10 features seem to work, and some of them are useful to me. No issues with the upgrade that I can identify. Same dismal battery life that I've had since purchasing this thing. So no reason not to upgrade. But still reasons to hope for better iPod Touch hardware.
     
  16. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Totally agree with this. I'm not too worried about wearing out the home button, but man, it's been tough to try and unlearn years of muscle memory involved with "Slide to Unlock".

    It's such a PITA on my iPad mini2 without touchID.

    My daughter accidentally updated her iPod touch to iOS10 and had a meltdown. She's gotten used to it now. She only had to unlearn 1 year of muscle memory (vs. the 4 years for me).
     
  17. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Huh.. I would've thought they'd keep the slide to unlock, as this way it's less likely to get activated inside a bag or something.

    And Home buttons fail that often (not just on iDevices, but anything related)!? I've not had them fail on me in 2+ years for the iPod Touch 3 through 5, Samsung Galaxy s2 and s4.
     
  18. abn0038 macrumors newbie

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    This is a way to put a soft Home button on an iPod Touch.
    Settings > General > Accessibility, scroll down to 'Interaction' section and tap on "AssistiveTouch"
    Turn AssitiveTouch on then tap Customise Top Level Menu...
    Use the minus button, bottom right, to reduce the number of icons to one, this will probably not be the Home Button but just tap on it and choose 'Home' , at the top of the list, and there your go a soft Home Button on screen that can be single tapped, double tapped for Multitasking and even triple tapped,if set up, just like the physical button
     

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