iPhone X control center swipe from the top, will that annoy you?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wozmatic, Sep 12, 2017.


Swiping from the top to see control center, will that annoy you?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. wozmatic macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2014
    It's a lot of extra work to swipe down from the top of the screen currently on the iPhone 6 and above, and even more annoying if using a 6 or 7 Plus.

    Using the iPhone X this will be manditory to access control center, this seems as unnecessary as removing the home button just to have a "cool looking" full screen display.

    Seems like an awful trade off for an extra 1/2" of screen that isn't needed and won't even be taken advantage of in many situations.
  2. blco02 Suspended

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It doesn't annoy me. It's different, but I will adjust like anything else. I think the trade-off is worth it having all the other options with iPhone X. I guess not everything can Be completely convenient for everyone.
  4. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    It's something that will take some adjustment. I REALLY like the current implementation of swiping up.

    Since android accesses those toggles with a swipe down from the top gesture, it won't be a huge deal for anyone with android experience.
  5. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    Notifications from top left, CC from top right
  6. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    What annoys me is how un-intuitively the gestures have been implemented. Right swipe - control center, middle/left swipe - notifications? Great job Jony and team.
  7. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    It will only take some time to adjust. It won't be bothersome except for those that also own an iPad or an older iPhone, and have to have everything mixed up.

    The false positives/negatives will be annoying. But only slightly.
  8. bslow1 macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2017
    It's a good point. The new gestures aren't very intuitive. It's just going to rely on memory, which isn't how things used to be done at Apple. And they're kinda randomly implemented.

    As my brother put it while watching the press conference: "This swiping **** isn't precise!"
  9. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    On iOS, control center has always been swipe up from bottom - that in itself is a pretty material change to how millions of people are accustomed to using their iPhone. Bad idea.
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    cool. And once you re-train yourself, you will be fine. Just like how we retrained ourselves to unlock our phones with TouchID as opposed to swipe to unlock. Or even how we retrained ourselves between the different types of TouchID unlock we had between software updates (I don't recall which ones).
  11. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Sure we will, humans are great that way. The real question is whether it was really necessary? Change for the sake of change is pretty pointless in my view.
  12. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    It was between iOS9 and iOS10.

    My girlfriend complained about it once when iOS10 was first installed on her 6S.

    Haven't heard anything about it since.

    People will get used to it. MR people just like to throw tantrums when they don't get their way.
  13. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    This was not change for the sake of change. This was change, and a cascade of change, for the sake of an E2E OLED display. That display cost us TouchID, the home button --> had to change the UI with the bottom swipe to go home -->move the control center to the top right --> have you ask your question

    Don't let the E2E control you.
  14. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    At that E2E OLED display has compromised an integral component of the iOS user experience - which was unnecessary, and that's my point.
  15. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    It'll be a small annoyance to readjust but no, it'll be fine.
  16. Jaybrwn macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2017
    Ocean Front ☀
    Exactly! That’s why they have 8/8 plus models. So, for those who don’t want the face ID can buy the iPhone 8/8plus! No one is forcing anyone to BUY THE IPHONE X. Jeeezzzz people
  17. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    I am actually more annoyed by the current swipe from bottom. It is stupidly placed and it doesnt always work. Too many times i scroll inside an app...
  18. baldgye3000 macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2017
    I feel like the kind of mess that iOS has become came about because of Ives radical changes to the look and feel of the OS. Like how the options menu for Safari is a box with an upward arrow, but the options menu while playing music is three dots...

    On the X will be three screens you get too via dragging down; control centre, notifications and search?
  19. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    It's stupid though that your iPad will use one set of gestures and your iPhone another.
  20. BeeGood, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017

    BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    In other words:

    “If you don’t like the unintuitive and slightly more cumbersome gestures in the iPhone X, you can buy an iPhone 8/8 plus with a smaller, lower quality screen and fewer features that is only a slightly improved, more expensive version of last year’s phones. - Tim Cook”

    We’re not exactly talking about two equivalent alternatives here.
  21. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    Ugh I hate this, and not because it's something new to learn... I have a reg size 7 and can't easily swipe down from the top using the phone one handed. I rarely use notification center because of this. I use control center all the time :( I tend to balance the bottom of my phone on my pinky to prevent drops and when I do this I can't reach the top.
  22. Ravi_MR macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2016
    I love accessing control centre with the thumb - helped with one hand usage.
    Given the current set up, one suggestion/wish for iPhone x would be - after going into today's view by swiping right from home screen, a swipe up should bring up the control centre ie - only from today's view. Another swipe up can bring us to home screen from there....
  23. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
  24. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
  25. Infiniverse48, Sep 14, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017

    Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2017
    Let me explain something really quick that the Apple engineers were too stupid to understand:

    Notification Center and Control Center are two of the most important aspects of the software. Placing them at the top of a taller display is unbelievably incompetent. These should both be at the bottom of the iPhone X. The Home bar should swipe left to get to control center, and swipe right to get to Notification Center, and there should be a new widgets page you get to via a swipe down from the top, since it is least used. Instead Apple choose to idiotically use that space for swiping back and forth between apps. It's honestly sad that Apple's teams were able to do the worst possible thing in every possible way on the iPhone X.

    They need someone with intellect in charge.

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