iPhone X iPhone X - Flashlight and Camera Buttons on Lock Screen are force touch


JMB1911

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Mar 27, 2010
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Ha glad you said this I couldn’t get them to work and didn’t think of force touch cause I never use force touch for anything. Thank you.
 

LGIR627

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Sep 9, 2016
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Can you change or add additional buttons? I like the flashlight but don't really need the cam since you can just swipe to get to it.
 

RedTwister

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Jun 15, 2010
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It took me a couple days to realize this, so thought I’d just put it out there. The flashlight and camera buttons at the bottom of the lock screen are 3D/force touch, not regular presses. I thought the buttons weren’t working to begin with...
Thank you!
 

Fredo C

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Mar 18, 2012
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What benefit is there to the user by making these force touch? If someone needs to get to the camera from the lock screen that means they want to use the camera ASAP, how does prolonging the process, albeit not by much, make it better?

Seems like Apple is desperate to find a use for force touch. Maybe I am missing something.
 

Renho

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What benefit is there to the user by making these force touch? If someone needs to get to the camera from the lock screen that means they want to use the camera ASAP, how does prolonging the process, albeit not by much, make it better?

Seems like Apple is desperate to find a use for force touch. Maybe I am missing something.
It’s for accidental presses, it’s a battery saving safety feature if you can call it that!
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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What benefit is there to the user by making these force touch? If someone needs to get to the camera from the lock screen that means they want to use the camera ASAP, how does prolonging the process, albeit not by much, make it better?

Seems like Apple is desperate to find a use for force touch. Maybe I am missing something.
You can still swipe left on the screen to get to the camera quickly as I recall.
 

Coolshrek

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Nov 7, 2017
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Yes thanks for that I was fumbling with how to turned them on too!!
I have a bigger problem:

iPhone X on the locked screen the flashlight and the camera buttons are missing. How do I get them back?
All I did was change the default wallpaper paper to something else and the camera and flashlight buttons disappeared. Any idea how to get them back?
 

bilibug

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Aug 27, 2008
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I wish there were a way to disable them (I haven't found one). I've turned my flashlight on 3 times by accident since Saturday. Yes.. I'm holding it wrong. Squeezing the phone too hard when removing it from my pocket?
 

ericgtr12

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Same on the 8 with the fingerprint sensor, it doesn't actually press but gives you a tactile response and feels just like a button.