iPhone X iPhone X- app switching while driving?

ericg301

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iPhone X users -- how is fast switching apps while driving? The whole drag up, wait and tap things seems like it would be distracting and dangerous.

With my iPhone 7, I often run Waze and Google maps at the same time. I've trained myself with muscle memory now to double tap and switch apps without even looking. If I get an X, or it's successor, will I get used to the new way of switching? Or are extra couple steps more of a hazard than its worth?
 

mattguy10

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iPhone X users -- how is fast switching apps while driving? The whole drag up, wait and tap things seems like it would be distracting and dangerous.

With my iPhone 7, I often run Waze and Google maps at the same time. I've trained myself with muscle memory now to double tap and switch apps without even looking. If I get an X, or it's successor, will I get used to the new way of switching? Or are extra couple steps more of a hazard than its worth?
I have my X in a windshield mount and it’s a little harder than double pressing a home button to enter the task switcher, but it can be done. Of course I only do this when I absolutely need to. If you pick up your phone while driving, and it’s already unlocked, you can enter the task switcher without looking because you just slide your thumb up and wait for the haptic feedback and then lift your finger which gets you into the task switcher. Practice this BEFORE you do it while driving!
 

ericg301

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Ok that's good to know. I always keep my phone in a mount -- I should have mentioned that.

I don't switch nav apps often, but I like to have the option to double check with Google maps in case Waze gives me a crazy route.
 

macduke

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It’s not bad. What’s funny is the only place where my iPhone will 100% consistently unlock using my face is on my car mount where it’s further away and tipped up slightly. Maybe I’ve been holding it wrong…

Side note, I highly recommend the iOttie wireless charging mount.
 

orev

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I just swipe from left to right on the Home Line. Apps switch very fast. There is no need to bring up the full app switcher.
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It’s not bad. What’s funny is the only place where my iPhone will 100% consistently unlock using my face is on my car mount where it’s further away and tipped up slightly. Maybe I’ve been holding it wrong…

Side note, I highly recommend the iOttie wireless charging mount.
After switching to magnetic mounts I can't see going back to one of those clunky holders. They have magnetic mounts that also have Qi.
 

akash.nu

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Ok that's good to know. I always keep my phone in a mount -- I should have mentioned that.

I don't switch nav apps often, but I like to have the option to double check with Google maps in case Waze gives me a crazy route.
Google bought Waze for a reason. They both run on same navigation engine.
 

ericg301

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Google bought Waze for a reason. They both run on same navigation engine.
except they dont

compare the two and they're often completely different. waze will take me on roundabout routes where google maps is often straight shots.
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I just swipe from left to right on the Home Line. Apps switch very fast. There is no need to bring up the full app switcher.
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After switching to magnetic mounts I can't see going back to one of those clunky holders. They have magnetic mounts that also have Qi.
ah yeah i always forget about the 3d touch switch on my 7
 

macduke

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After switching to magnetic mounts I can't see going back to one of those clunky holders. They have magnetic mounts that also have Qi.
For me having to mount a plate on the back of my phone seems clunky. With this mount I push it in and it snaps shut. I just pinch the sides as I pull out and it pops loose. Not difficult at all.
 

PhoneMe1

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Side note, I highly recommend the iOttie wireless charging mount
I tried one, Terrible, i returned mine kept falling off in the heat in summer. Wobbles around too.
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I always keep my phone in a mount --
I use the brodit holders best there is, so FID won't work unless you want lean over all the time, one reason i have it off, the swiping is ok still not as good as TID.
 

macduke

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I tried one, Terrible, i returned mine kept falling off in the heat in summer. Wobbles around too.
Mine stays rock solid while driving but I’ve got a fairly smooth suspension. As for the heat, it’s almost always garaged either at home or in the parking structure at work so it doesn’t get left in the heat all day. Some 3M strips might fix that.
 

Banglazed

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I use a magnetic windshield mount. I tap on the screen and just slide up which always unlock and slide to the app I needed. The X has a faster app switcher if you slide from the bottom of the device from left to right within or on home screen. I don’t switch apps often while driving unless during traffic or stop lights.

It’s not bad. What’s funny is the only place where my iPhone will 100% consistently unlock using my face is on my car mount where it’s further away and tipped up slightly. Maybe I’ve been holding it wrong…

Side note, I highly recommend the iOttie wireless charging mount.
You’re not suppose to put your phone all the way up to your face. It’s better a foot away.
 
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