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Halamire

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Dec 31, 2009
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Anyone else hate the location of the power button, I'm always pressing it on accident when im playing a game in landscape.
And I'm weird my home button has to be on the left when using it in landscape.
 

EarthDawn

macrumors 6502a
Feb 18, 2008
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Long-eye Land, NY
YES.. and its really starting to piss me off.. 7 years in the same spot and now I am trying to get use to the new location :mad:


But it's all changing so I guess I will adapt
 

bryancee

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Sep 14, 2012
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YES.. and its really starting to piss me off.. 7 years in the same spot and now I am trying to get use to the new location :mad:


But it's all changing so I guess I will adapt

I agree. Annoying to change it after 7 years. I get why they did it though and yes its time to adapt. I am getting use to it already.
 

Lloydbm41

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Oct 17, 2013
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Anyone else hate the location of the power button, I'm always pressing it on accident when im playing a game in landscape.
And I'm weird my home button has to be on the left when using it in landscape.

Most Android phones and all Windows Phones have it on the right. Pretty much the industry standard.
 

nicki155

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2014
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I hate it too. I have a Samsung tablet which has it on the side too and I have always hated it. You end up accidentally pressing it all the time just because of where the location is.

The other problem is that it's a little too soft now. It's so easy to press! The button used to require more force in older iphones so there wasn't much chance you would accidentally press it even if you touched it.
 

Surf Monkey

macrumors 68030
Oct 3, 2010
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635
Portland, OR
I'm still getting used to it. The top seemed fine, but I can probably adapt. I've accidentally hit it twice while operating the volume rocker. It's directly opposite, so I squeeze the phone and... oops.
 

itsmemuffins

macrumors 68040
Jun 23, 2010
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Don't hold it like an ape and you won't accidently press it. I have yet to press mine ;)
 

bakron1

macrumors member
Mar 23, 2010
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I have got used to the button on the right side versus being on the top on the previous models. Seems to be the standard on all smartphones these days. Not a big deal.
 

caprica21

macrumors member
Sep 9, 2014
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Anyone else hate the location of the power button, I'm always pressing it on accident when im playing a game in landscape.
And I'm weird my home button has to be on the left when using it in landscape.

Hate word doesn't describe it fully. Why they have to change this when it was working so good? Perfect position at top.

I know i will eventually get used to it (like all others) but right now every time I try to push power button, ringer button also gets pushed, which is annoying.

Also don't try to push power button with one hand casually, unless you are able to grip the phone properly. Else it has tendency to shake and may fell down. :eek:
 

Halamire

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 31, 2009
148
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Yeah I press it when I'm using my volume rocker and it's quite annoying. But I'll adapt
 

eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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Eau Claire, WI
Yes, but it is only cause i'm not used to it.

I am just thankful they don't make it as bad as many Android devices, for instance. My Nexus 7 has the power button and then right below has the volume buttons, I am constantly using it in the dark and watching a video and I will mean to turn it up (or down) and end up shutting the screen of instead (thus turning the video off so I have to relaunch it).

Very annoying
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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The new location was necessary IMO. I think as you're holding the phone if you have to physically move your hand up to turn it off then it would annoy people as well. The alternative is to stick it on the side. It makes sense given the physical size of the phones. I don't think it would piss me off...it just takes getting used to.
 

Pagemakers

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Mar 28, 2008
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Manchester UK
What a horrible place to put the power button.

I have big hands and even I can’t reach the button with one hand without fear of pushing the phone out of my hand or clicking the volume up button at the same time.

It’s much easier to reach in its old position.
 

Halamire

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 31, 2009
148
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Like I'm very particular where my home button is placed when it's in landscape idk why but I just am. So the power button is always faced down and the way my hand fits on it my middle finger is always on the power button.
 

sdyoyo

macrumors regular
Dec 15, 2006
111
28
Yeah every time I look at the phone that slider bar comes on to turn it off, annoying
 

Pagemakers

macrumors 68030
Mar 28, 2008
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1,106
Manchester UK
I went to take a photo of the Red Arrows landing today. Rushed outside, got my phone out of my pocket and CLICK…… Turned off my phone off instead :(

Photo missed.
 

Halamire

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 31, 2009
148
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I think it's going to take a lot of time for me to remember it's on the side now. I always try to click the top still
 
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