Running belt and new home button

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by morphodone, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. morphodone macrumors member

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    So I went for a jog this morning and I came to the sudden realization that the new home button on the iPhone 7 won't work underneath a running case.

    Not sure what to do about that as most running cases have a clear plastic cover to hold the phone.

    Considering taking the phone back and just living with my iPhone 5s or getting the 6s since it still has the mechanical home button plus the normal headphone jack.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68040

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  3. morphodone thread starter macrumors member

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    You could if there were slide to unlock but alas there is not...
     
  4. caelius macrumors 6502

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    Since it's water resistant now, they're probably soon gonna be running belts out with the front not being covered. Or at least with a hole for the home "button".
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Get the Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS and you can leave your iPhone at home.
     
  6. morphodone thread starter macrumors member

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    Would be nice but I'm not ready to spend $400 right after buying a new phone.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  8. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    Press power to wake then swipe left to right and you will see notifications etc swipe again and you get the unlock screen. Pop in your unlock code and your in.
     
  9. morphodone thread starter macrumors member

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    I cannot seem to do this.
     
  10. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    Can't you cut out a hole in the plastic vinyl to access the home button?
     
  11. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a way to do it:

    1. Press sleep wake button
    2. Swipe to the right to get to the notifications screen
    3. Tap on the search bar that's above the notifications
    4. Select an app from the Siri suggestions or search the app you want to use
    5. Passcode screen will appear
     
  12. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    Seriously? While running? It should be simple enough to do without taking your eyes away from the path.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. parkds macrumors 6502

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    Any running case that supports touchID should work. I run with my phone in a perfectly sized jewelry zip-lock bag and both the touchID and, now, the new home button work fine through the bag.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Two options (both available in Settings>General>Accessibility:
    • Turn on "Assistive Touch"
    • Turn on "Rest Finger to Open"
    Though, if you aren't happy with the phone, don't keep the phone. Pretty simple.
     
  15. whosgt macrumors member

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    Get with the times man, it's 2016 o_O
    /s
     
  16. morphodone thread starter macrumors member

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    Did not realize they made such a thing. Thanks.
     

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