I wish the power button on the side sat a bit lower. Or maybe back on top?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Bobby Corwen, Dec 4, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014

    Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I was playing some iOS game (VainGlory, (Ringo hybrid build)) and I tried to raise the volume like halfway through a mission and I accidentally put force in a parallel way from the other side and closed my game out :(
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    It doesn't matter. People will find a way to accidentally trigger it.
  3. BensonTT macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
  4. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    It's most confusing with the leather case on because it's hard too feel where the buttons are and aren't.

    I guess it would be fine on top too.
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Agreed. With the leather case I am always changing the volume instead of locking the phone. :(
    Putting it back on top would be fine.
  6. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Yep.... A little higher. Like on the top.

    Wish everything was like on the iPads. Vol on the right, power on the top.
  7. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    Yeah this is an annoyance I have with my 6+ as well.
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    If it were 1/2"-1" lower, I think that would help.
  9. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    It would be nice smack dab in the middle. I don't know what Apple was thinking when they decided to place it where they did.
  10. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Put it back on top.

    Having the volume-UP and power-off buttons exactly opposite means that when you one-handedly try to squeeze one, you often get the other.

    Terrible ergonomics. Can't believe Apple thought that was ok.
  11. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Agreed. It's strange. And nothing more awesome than your wife trying to take a selfie of us somewhere, and just turning the phone off instead of taking the photo.

  12. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  13. Bobby Corwen, Dec 5, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014

    Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Oooh nice one. I can relate to that one.

    Its also better for taking screen shots when it was on top because it was more symmetrical to the pressure we exert from the bottom whilst pushing the main button. Now its like the bottom button area acts as a pivot, and then we exert force from one side, and you have to hold the other, so you essentially have to put pressure on three elements simultaneously, all the while also avoiding the volume buttons.

    I often accidentally turn off the phone when attempting to take a screen shot. I thought it was a learning curve/force of habit at first, but Im still doing it to this day and have to focus pretty hard to time it right. This never happened before.
  14. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Totally agree. I see no reason for the change. It made more sense on the top to me.
  15. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    After a day with the 6, I like the new location of the power button. It's reachable one handed easily.

    As for moving it down a bit from where it is now, I think my thumb would be on it all the time, more chances for accidental push. Just ry moving your hand up the same distance you wish to lower the power button.
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
  17. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    This, I actually like the location of the home button is. It would be awkward if it was at the top at this size.
  19. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    I'm also a Top :)

    I have a Note 4 and it's one of the few things I don't like about it.
  20. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I would move it too. Higher, lower, on top, just somewhere, But after two weeks I almost never drop the volume by mistake . . .
  21. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Who needs permo quick access to their power button anyway?? Especially when it actually gets in the way. It needs to go back on top.
  22. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    I don't know about that.

    At first when I first got the phone I thought it made sense they moved it there because "of the bigger size."

    But now that I think about it having had the 6+ for awhile, that it wouldn't really be worse having at the top.

    I picked up the 5S in my hand to see why I thought that and I noticed the way I used to hold the smaller phone, I could use the same hand I was holding it to support the phone one handed, I would just flip my thumb up. With one flip of the thumb i could get up there.

    The overlooked detail I think is, that we don't hold the phone one handed as much, and if we do, (and this is crucial) we still have to "re-adjust" the phone in our one hand to reach the side, and it would be just as easy to reach all the way to the top.

    So that reach will be made regardless of if its on the side or the top. Or alternately if we are using two hands like is now more common, we can reach to the top just as easily. So there is no longer that issue in the new phone holding paradigm.

    All thats left then is this clumsy opposite sides of the phone buttons issue. So it might as well be on top.
  23. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Yep. Back on top. This is my only 6+ gripe. (Albeit a pretty minor one.)

    I've pretty much adjusted as much as I ever will at this point and still trigger it accidentally fairly often when trying for the volume buttons.
  24. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006

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