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

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  1. Bobby Corwen, Dec 4, 2014
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    Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    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

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    It doesn't matter. People will find a way to accidentally trigger it.
     
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  4. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    Yeah this is an annoyance I have with my 6+ as well.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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.

    :(
     
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    Thirded.
     
  13. Bobby Corwen, Dec 5, 2014
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    Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    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

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    Totally agree. I see no reason for the change. It made more sense on the top to me.
     
  15. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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 603

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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