iPhone X People with the X - do you miss the home button at all?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    How does it handle multitasking, like switching between apps? Is it just as easy or do you find yourself going for the home button a lot?
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Very smooth and I don’t miss the home button. Love the iPhone X
     
  3. Txguy82 macrumors regular

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    I still miss it!! Face Id works smooth 98% of the time. Apple needs to add it to the back of device. In the apple logo
     
  4. snow755 macrumors 65816

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    i think 2019 or 2020 iphones will make that happen
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How does it handle multitasking and switching between apps?
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    It handles pretty well and very fluid when I switch apps.
     
  7. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    ...if you miss the Home button, you do know that you can use Apple's virtual Home button as well (which works like the physical one but is a virtual on screen button), which is accessed via the Accessibility Settings?

    I've been doing this very thing on my 8 Plus over the past year, so as to not constantly press the physical button.
    ;)
     
  8. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    I don't miss it at all and the experience switching between apps is actually quite a bit smoother on the X than it is on my work-issued 7.

    Everything is a lot smoother on the X than it is on the 7, from unlocking the phone, to authenticating, to even waking the display. I like being able to just touch the screen without having to press home or raise to wake. And switching between apps is much smoother to just lift and hold, or just swipe, than it is to double click the home button.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    You adjust really quickly, the flick left and right at the bottom is so much faster, the swipe up is so much faster. The interface feels so much more fluid using swipe motions rather than the clicking motions. The whole UI just feels more uniform and integrated smoothly. It's only sad Steve Jobs got to miss out on experiencing it.

    FaceID is REALLY good. There are lots of times when it works so much better than TouchID. Damp hands, touch-assist gloves on.
    But there's a few times when I wish still had touchID. Bright direct sunlight, fumbling around in middle of night when Im all squinty, maybe others.
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    Swipe left and right at bottom of phone to quick multitask, best solution ever, so fast.


    Or swipe up to get the old school style of app panes.
     
  10. Txguy82 macrumors regular

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    I used it for a while and got tired of it being in the way. Turned it off now
     
  11. Starship67 Suspended

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    You realize since the 7 iPhone does not have a physically home button?
     
  12. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How exactly do you do it?
     
  13. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    I don't miss it at all, love swiping across the bottom to switch between apps, or just the swipe up and hold to bring up the list - it's great... love that they added this to the iPad as well, although I still haven't trained myself to use it on my Pro as of yet. I don't see myself ever wanting to go back from FaceID either - it's as good as TouchID for me, if not better
     
  14. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I don't miss the home button at all. Gestures and Face ID are already a better solution. For multitasking, I prefer swiping the bottom between apps, very easy and fast.
     
  15. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    I don't miss the home button at all. My iPad Pro 2 has touchID, and other then authenticating, I never use the home button. I completely use gestures. Its one of the reasons I chose to upgrade to the X. I love the gestures. They are very fluid and work so well.
     
  16. Bag302 macrumors regular

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    I miss TouchID. Had the X since launch and the way I use my phone, Touch ID works better for me. Thought I'd get used to it, but it hinders more than it helps
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It only takes a day or so and you will be used to the X and will find any phone with a home button hard to use. I have a 8+ as a spare in case my X gets lost or broken and I charge it every few months and it is hard o get used to a home button again. I love how well FaceID works for me.

    Humans can adapt!
     
  18. Macalway, Aug 21, 2018
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    Not really. Thing is, the button was great!

    So it's like they went from 'great' to 'maybe greater?' A toss up.

    note: The button took up precious Apple real estate, so it's gone.
     
  19. cwanja macrumors 6502a

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    Do not miss the home button at all. I still have a 7 as a work phone and am constantly swiping up to to unlock and instead getting control center. Going back and forth between a device that does not have one (primary) and a device that does have one (work) can be confusing with gestures, etc. But not everyone is in this situation.
    You push up and hold for a split second. This will engage multitasking and allow you to see all of the open applications. If you press and hold one, you can then force quit an application. In iOS 12, you will just be able to flick upwards to quit an application, an enhancement I am looking forward to and feel like it should have been this way from the beginning.

    You can also swipe from left to right (or right to left once you are deeper into the multitasked application/s) at the bottom of the screen to move from application to application. If you engage with the application or let it sit on the screen long enough, it becomes the first application in the list and you would start from the beginning again. The video in the quote below shows what I am referring too.

     
  20. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I've had the X since November of last year. It took about a week for me to get used to using a phone with no home button. However, now I don't even think about (or miss) the button. Everything is very fluid.
     
  21. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    i was actually ready to move on from the home button as i unboxed the X
     
  22. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    While I don’t miss the actual button I miss Touch ID. I guess I’m too ugly for Face ID to work properly.
     
  23. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You can swipe up to quit an application in iOS 11, what are you talking about?
     
  24. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Miss more the touchID
     
  25. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    You have to press and hold and wait for a do not enter sign to come up near the app. It’s back to the old way on iOS 12
     

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