I think I just found an iPhone feature I've never read on the net...Anywhere.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vegeta-san, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    It's a small thing, so I can see how many haven't noticed it. If you go to your iPod, click on an album, then a song, watch how the transition occurs for the full screen album art. Right to left across the screen right? Now, in addition to pressing either the "arrow pointing to the left" in the top left of the screen, or the "track listing" button to see all the songs for the album, you can simply put your finger on the screen and swipe to the right (the reverse direction of the transition).


    I tried it earlier today as it simply felt intuitive, as was shocked to find out it works. No more pressing on a little button just to change to a specific song while I'm driving for me!
     
  2. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, thats nice. I'll have to remember that...

    I love the little things.
     
  3. mrJnC macrumors regular

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    Hmm. A swipe doesn't do anything for me in 1.1.2. But a double-tap does the same thing as the right hand track button.
     
  4. Vegeta-san thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, double tap does the same thing for me in 1.1.1 (hacked).
     
  5. terp26 macrumors newbie

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  7. mikehockenballs macrumors member

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    The swipe action from right to left does not work for me, but the double tap does.
    I have firmware 1.1.1 ( Hacked )
     
  8. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Reverse swipe doesn't work for me either. Double-tap does.

    Also, a feature of the double-click on the home button I haven't seen mentioned is that it brings up the iPod controller, when it's playing, even if the iPhone is locked.
     
  9. Vegeta-san thread starter macrumors 6502

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    guys, left to right... Not right to left. That's why its not working for you guys with 1.1.1. It must mimic the reverse of the transition slide
     
  10. szark macrumors 68030

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    Cool find!

    You need to make a very quick swipe from left-to-right.
     
  11. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Ah! That works. A deliberate swipe doesn't work. Has to be quick.
     
  12. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Discovered this in July; one of the reasons its the best iPod ever!
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I found this out not too long ago, its fun to just do. It's just like the slide to delete thing, it just seems right! Cheers man.
     
  14. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    It's cool, I guess. I don't know whether or not i would call it a feature. It just seems like normal UI stuff to me.
     
  15. jbomber macrumors 6502a

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    but wait there's more...

    this same action can be used when you're listening to a single track to bring you back to your playlist. Simple left to right swipe across the album art and it slides your playlist into place.
     
  16. Macvideopro macrumors newbie

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    I find that it works best when you double swipe the album art (left to right) instead of just swiping once or fast.
    One more reason the iphone rocks.
     
  17. Vegeta-san thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After trying it once, I'd have to concur. The room for error (as it relates to the velocity of your finger) appears to be alot more (needs less speed) with two fingers.
     
  18. mrJnC macrumors regular

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    FWIW, a two finger tap = a double tap in some instances of the iPhone interface.
     
  19. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Really? :rolleyes:
     
  20. madelinefine macrumors newbie

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    new discoveries for iphone

    how very cool. everyone is a discoverer!

    win win situation
     
  21. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't work consistently for me, and when it does it takes me to the track screen with a white background and the shuffle facility at the top.

    Personally, I prefer the double tap which works every time and takes me to the more elegant track screen with a black background.
     
  22. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    I've only just discovered the slide to delete feature while reading through emails and sms on the train during my journey home tonight.
     
  23. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone is a treasure trove of hidden features! This is a nifty one, quick and efficient.
     
  24. dangleheart macrumors 6502

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    It looks like the gesture is touch and swipe.

    BTW, what is 'slide to delete'?
     

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