iPhone 7 Home Button Requires Capacitive Touch to Work

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  1. PTDixon macrumors newbie

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    I would guess that there may already be a work around that we don't know about, but an obvious solution would be a double touch of the power button bringing up the lock screen at which point people could use their gloves on the screen. The bigger issue would be once in, getting out of apps as mentioned by the previous post regarding latex gloves not working... I am guessing this is a short term bug rather than a long term issue (at least, I hope so).
     
  2. keifer.street macrumors member

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    That's what assistive touch was designed for in the Accessability settings. Read above.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G3

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  4. morcutt11 macrumors regular

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  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Push the wake button? I mean, it's named that after all.
     
  6. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    Should be fun to use here in Canada in February.
     
  7. satchmo, Sep 16, 2016
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    satchmo macrumors 65816

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    This is a feature.
    Meant for human use, not Androids. :p
     
  8. Mactendo macrumors 68000

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    It may be not too cold to take your gloves off but too impractical. As someone wrote above the button doesn't work at all without skin contact. So even if you take your gloves off to unlock the phone and then put them on again and launch an app then there's no way you'll be able to quit the app and return to the home screen since the button doesn't work. You'll need to take your gloves off again.

    They should really fix it in the next iPhone.
     
  9. dominiongamma macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds dirty :p
     
  10. jclo Editor

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    I made the headline a little more clear so it wasn't misleading, and added some different info from Twitter. Seems some capacitive gloves DO work just fine, but there are some that won't (based on personal experience). So it'll open with skin or the right kind of capacitive gloves -- post now reflects that.

    If you don't have the right kind of gloves or a free finger, the home button doesn't work at all -- not for the lock screen, not for exiting apps and getting to the home screen, and not for Siri (but Hey Siri works as an alternative).

    It'll definitely be an annoyance for some people.
     
  11. code-m macrumors regular

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    The home button is unusable even after the passcode screen. 3D Touch app switcher is a hit or mis for some users, not the most convenient I find.
     
  12. neverendingscot macrumors member

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    Beats having to take your gloves off if it's freezing outside. I work outside somewhat regularly, stylus comes in pretty handy when it's cold out.
     
  13. TigerWoodsIV macrumors 6502a

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    Easy for me
     
  14. code-m macrumors regular

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    Steve Jobs would never allow it, lol :eek::p;):D
     
  15. TigerWoodsIV macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah this is not a big deal. Couldn't really do anything with gloves before.

    I like the new home button.
     
  16. newyorkone macrumors 6502

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    This is only a problem for the very small minority group of people with no phone security on their iPhone at all. Which is a very bad idea anyway so really this shouldn't be a problem for anyone...
     
  17. BarryCryer macrumors newbie

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    Will it work with latex gloves? Currently touch screen works fine through latex/vinyl, but TouchID does not.
     
  18. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone users in the East are feeling out of touch, while Samsung sales are heating up.

    Film at 11
     
  19. code-m macrumors regular

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    New home button = added cost of buying new gloves that work with it.
    Dual camera, scratch prone JB option = added cost for new case.
    Removed headphone jack = added cost for BT headphones or use included adapter.
    Thinner iPhone, battery life = added cost for a humpback battery case.

    Apple the nickle and dime Inc at every turn. Lol :p:D
     
  20. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    WTF??? Seriously man?

    I cannot believe someone can defend Apple like that.

    So you suggest me spend more money on this crappy phone just because Apple took a easy way and replace it with a difficult way?

    And are you suggest me not use my phone in the ****ing winter, because too bad, the new iPhone won't work with your god damn glove, deal with it or not use it?

    Then you start to blame it generation. I would say: FU Apple!
     
  21. code-m macrumors regular

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    Solution, place a Note 7 as a hand warmer, remove glove, unlock iPhone 7, use as required, hands start to freeze use Note 7 to warm up hands, use iPhone, repeat as required. :p:D
     
  22. Robertesnob macrumors newbie

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    I live in a winter state. I can't think of a time where I had a touch screen phone and needed to use my phone with my gloves on. I even own those touch screen gloves and most of the time I don't even use gloves when I'm out in the cold anyway. More incentive to actually get out of the cold. I'm not texting in the snow outside.
     
  23. keifer.street macrumors member

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    I'm not sure English is your first language based on your grammar, but I sincerely hope you can sense irony because you proved my point (on an entitled, whiny, childish generation) with your reply.
     
  24. code-m macrumors regular

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    "keifer.street" must be the Apple Engineer behind this mishap.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 16, 2016 ---
    The internet, where irony gets lost, lol.
     
  25. uknowimright macrumors 6502a

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    "get off my lawn!"
     

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