iPhone X Inadvertent presses?!

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  1. mavis macrumors 68040

    mavis

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    Whatever happened to the iPhone being able to detect and disregard inadvertent screen contact? On my iPhone X I keep finding myself accidentally zooming because my fingers are very slightly wrapped around the edges of the phone (in an effort to, you know, NOT drop it) and it’s seeing it as a contact/press, triggering multi-touch actions. Very annoying, and it’s something that Steve Jobs explicitly said they’d taken care of, when he announced the original iPhone. Did that bit of code just get tossed out the window, or what?
     
  2. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Hmm the edge to edge screen struggles? Unfortunately, a case takes care of these niggles, but I'm sure you don't want to go down that route.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You will need to go back to a wide bezel phone unless you can stop the “death grip”.
     
  4. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Surely this is something Apple is aware of and can fix? I mean, they’ve done it in the past ... There has to be SOMEONE on the engineering team with large hands, who has experienced this first hand.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Peoples hands come in all sizes. You just got to learn to keep your grip to the edge only and stop squeezing so hard. Your only other choice is to go back to a bezeled phone if you. An not train your hand.

    How many others do you see here with the same complaint?
     
  6. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely not! First, I hate cases (why would I want to hide this great design?!) and second, I shouldn’t HAVE to buy an accessory just to make a $1200 phone (or whatever it cost) usable.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It is not the phone’s fault. So . . . . . .
     
  8. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah, yes - I’m holding it wrong. I remember being told that back when I had an iPhone 4, and then the problem being magically fixed with my 4S.

    And yeah - the point of the thread was to see if anyone else is having the same problem, thanks! I imagine most aren’t, because they use a case on the phone.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2018 ---
    “You’re holding it wrong!” Lol
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I did not say it, you did. Many here do not use a case but still are able to use their X without their other hands getting in the way.

    You just need to look how you are holding your phone and adjust accordingly. Humans can adapt, you can do it.
     
  10. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And perhaps they have smaller hands. Or maybe I’m just ‘holding it wrong,’ as you continue implying. Anyway, if you don’t have anything constructive to add to the conversation, feel free to move along. :)
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Sorry to be in your way.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    I have not encountered this on iPhone. The MacBook trackpad right under the thumbs however ...
     
  13. profmatt macrumors 68000

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    When I had my iPhone X (I traded up to an 8) I thought the camera was really buggy. The picture would keep freezing when I was trying to take a photo.

    Turned out my thumb was making the phone think I was wanting to switch from (say) photo to video as it was making micro-swipe movements because of the way I was holding the phone.

    I don't miss it.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. With each iPhone I have found myself learning how to handle it, and that includes holding it. There is no "universal" holding.
     
  15. rattler macrumors regular

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    I’ve noticed a lot of accidental presses when I’m using my phone one handed. Usually when I have to stretch my thumb to press something on the other end of the screen, the base of my thumb/palm will come in contact with the bottom corner of the screen.
     
  16. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Right ... I just looked, and the base of my thumb is coming into contact with the screen in that situation as well, although it’s not causing multi-touch activation.
     

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