iPhone X iPhone X : How to hide the home indicator ? How to "auto springboard"?

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  1. alkar macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I doubt it's possible but who knows : is it possible to disable everywhere the home indicator bar on the iPhone X ?

    And is it possible that it automatically unlocks to the springboard like with TouchID ?

    THanks
     
  2. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the answer is “no” to both at this point.
     
  3. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Great questions, hopefully Apple adds these options eventually!
     
  4. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    Yes we need to be able to hide the Home bar.
     
  5. TheHotdog macrumors newbie

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    Just searched google for a solution to this and this thread showed up as the first listing xD

    I would love to see Apple put this option in the settings.
     
  6. glxxyz macrumors newbie

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    The home indicator really needs to be hideable. It’s useful for the first 10 minutes, but after that just looks ugly when scrolling through web pages and articles and takes up unnecessary space. One of the few misses in an otherwise spectacular device.

    The iPhone X’s screen is amazing but the indicator is only part of the reason why many apps waste space at the top and bottom- Apple’s are the worst offenders. Chrome does a much better job of minimising the title bar than Safari.

    I don’t mind that the keyboard gives all that space to the switch input (globe) and microphone buttons when typing- keeps them out of the way and the keyboard would be uncomfortable at the bottom of the device.
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    Apple could make that an option, but I can see why they went for the current setup. FaceID now shows previews for your notifications- this feature would be useless if the notifications screen disappeared on unlock.

    Also the notifications could disappear while you were reading them- maybe reading notifications with one eye closed or sneaking up on the phone from an angle would be the current gen equivalent of pressing home with a fingernail to avoid unlocking?

    The current setup feels a bit awkward to me one day in, I think I’ll get used to it though. The current FaceID previews setup is a great compromise- I don’t want silly Facebook/WhatsApp/etc messages flashing on my screen at work, and I also don’t want to have to to go into each app to read them all.
     
  7. xaanaax macrumors newbie

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    I don’t think it’s possible to hide it but it should be - it’s really annoying to see it when watching videos!
     
  8. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    It auto-hides when watching videos.
     
  9. glxxyz macrumors newbie

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    The indicator bar really bugged me for the first couple of days, but I’ve stopped noticing it, as some reviews said I would.
     
  10. vddobrev macrumors 6502

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  12. glxxyz macrumors newbie

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    Springboard is the ‘app’ that runs the home screen, so I suppose ‘auto springboard’ is to go to the home screen after unlocking.

    Having used the phone for a couple of weeks I wouldn’t want this- the way that notifications and Face ID work is just about perfect.

    Back when jailbreaking was bigger I’d sometimes have to restart springboard- most jailbreakers can probably remember doing that too.
     
  13. vddobrev macrumors 6502

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    Is that how Apple calls it, “Springboard”, or is it a jargon? I only heard of it as Home screen...
     
  14. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Who knows, but springboard is the technical term for home screen.
     
  15. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    Reposting in this thread, twice today the home indicator bar has disappeared while in an app. This has made it impossible to swipe to home or go to another app.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  16. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Yup multiple times since updating to 11.2. Had to turn phone off and on to fix. Annoying
     
  17. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    Suprised I haven't seen anyone post this issue. Pretty major bug IMO.

    Hopefully, this is just a beta issue.
     
  18. wikd1 macrumors newbie

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    Not always. If you’re streaming videos in Dropbox, it never hides. Annoying.
     
  19. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    What does it unlock too?
     
  20. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Yell at dropbox.
     
  21. dcallen macrumors newbie

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    Not always.
     
  22. SarZ macrumors regular

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    To hide the home bar in any application :

    Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access [ON] >Passcode settings [Face ID]

    Triple click on side button within app to hide home bar
    Double click side button for Face ID to show home bar
     
  23. Kitten874 macrumors newbie

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    Yes but not when reading, which gets very annoying because your eyes constantly track to the bar since it’s brighter then everything else.
     

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  24. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I thought certain apps are allowed to hide the bar if the developer chooses to, but maybe it’s only allowed with video and games?
     
  25. alkar thread starter macrumors regular

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    funny now both of these are achievable with the 11.1 Jailbreak... shows how lame Apple are.
    And you can even disable Wifi & BT from the notification center properly now.
     

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