iOS 8, iPhone Touch ID Button Gesture?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by spamurai, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. spamurai macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    So I was wondering if there are any Touch ID Button Gestures in iOS 8 or if what I've found is a glitch or some feature which I am unaware of?

    Basically I've accidentally discovered that if you double tap the Home Button on my iPhone 6+ (but without actually pressing it), it moves the screen down by half the height of the screen...

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    This can be done on the home screen, in apps, everywhere it seems.

    This is my first device with a sensor in the home button, so I don't know if it exists in other iPhones with Touch ID.

    Is this supposed to happen? If so, what's it for?

    Please excuse the naivety if this is an obvious feature.

    Thank you.
  2. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    ...thats an iPhone 6 and 6+ feature.

    Don't think its present on iOS 8 on an iPhone 5S though?
  3. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    yes its a 6/6+ feature.

    it's supposed to make it easier to use the device one-handed. if you cant reach something at the top u can use this to get it further down.
  4. spamurai thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Ohhh, that makes sense. Handy feature then...
    I was beginning to think maybe it was a feature that hadn't been fully implemented yet.
    Thanks for posting.

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