iPhone X Left Handed iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by grimfool, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. grimfool macrumors member

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    Isn't it about time that Apple recognised the silent minority that no one ever talks about. Left Handed People!
    I am fed up of always taking a screenshot every time I want to switch off because the base of my thumb wraps round the volume button as I press the off button with my index finger. Come on apple - so very with it with politically correctness what about left handed people.
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    There’s a reason why Apple added assistive touch. Have you ever tried to explore that option?
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    We're all taking accidental screenshots. NEXT!
     
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    That volume/side button thing is a problem in general, not exclusive to being left handed.
     
  5. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    It was so much better when the power button was at the top.
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    When the phones were smaller...
     
  7. Jesla macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone is left-handed......

    I use mine left-handed 95% of the time, and I'm right-handed by nature.
     
  8. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Ditto. I too am a righty that uses the phone left handed. And no matter the hand, pretty easy to not grab/hold the phone by the "head".
     
  9. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? I use both my right and left hand and never had a problem turning it off. Maybe shift the phone in your hand a bit?
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I'm right handed, but strangely enough, I tend to use my phone in my left hand as much as my right. I've never had this problem either way though.
     
  11. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That way has always been natural to me.
     
  12. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Huh? You take a screenshot with the sleep button and the home button.

    "You're holding it wrong."

    I use mine lefty and righty. No issues.
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I am left handed, and use the phone I said hand. Like many here, I author a lot of unwanted screenshots due to the design. I think this affects both left and right handed people.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Can’t agree Miss Breezy. I found the top placement unnatural and obnoxious when trying to use. I think we are stuck with this setup.
     
  15. bopajuice Suspended

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    I use my left handed iPhone about as often as I use my left handed screwdriver and I am left-handed.

    After using Apple products for so many years I still get confused which side the power button and volume conttols is on for each device. Not to mention my phone used to have it on top now it's on the side. The iPad i have still has the power button on the top. Gets very confusing.
     
  16. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    At the top at least I didn’t ever accidentally press it, seems it’s a common complaint.
     
  17. smirking macrumors 68020

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    I liked it with button on top better too.
     
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Are people forgetting that when the power button was on the top iPhones were also notably smaller? Unless you have fairly large hands, touching the top of any current iPhone except the SE is not comfortable while gripping the phone normally.
     
  19. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    I’m not forgetting, I just would use my other hand to press it. I have to use both hands now anyways with them being across from each other or I end up screenshoting or turning the phone off when I want to change the volume....
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Well, this is how it works for me:

    Left handed, press power with my index finger, opposing force comes from thumb resting above the volume buttons.

    Right handed, press power with my thumb, index finger rests on the back of the phone, opposing force comes from other fingers resting below the volume buttons.
     

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