Shake to Undo - People actually use it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MaxxTraxx, Jul 6, 2010.

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Do you use Shake to Undo?

  1. Yes, I use it often

    15 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. Rare Occasions

    49 vote(s)
    28.2%
  3. No, Never have used it

    110 vote(s)
    63.2%
  1. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    #1
    One of the most annoying features IMO. I sometimes just toss my iPhone onto the bed and this crap always comes up. And whenever I try to shake it, it never works!


    Any way to disable it?
     
  2. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I forget it's there to be honest. I never see it come up unless I'm doing something else with the phone whee it ends up gettin shook.
     
  3. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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  4. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    #4
    I'm glad it's there. If you ever use your phone to write something long, then when you try to copy something and select the whole thing and delete it all by accident, that would be really annoying. I don't think it's exactly sensitive enough, though. I haven't checked if the sensitivity was improved in iOS 4.0 yet.
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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  6. strausd macrumors 68030

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    #6
    I use it very rarely. But there have been a few times where it was needed.
     
  7. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    I've never used it...

    Edit: Actually, the only time I've ever stumbled across the feature is when I by mistake shook the phone and the message "There's nothing to undo" is displayed.
     
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    #8
    Shake to undo is Voice Control's little brother.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    #9
    this may seem a little off topic, but I remember reading for months/years thread after thread of people wanting Video Chat, Voice Control, Cut/Copy/Paste on their iPhone, and now that we have it, people seem very disinterested in them.

    Back on topic. I almost never use Shake to Undo for the fact that I forget its their, and what's worse, the iPad has Shake to undo. Really Apple, you want me to Shake my iPad to undo, smart.
     
  10. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    That. When I need it, I'm really glad it's there. But I go days or weeks without using it.
     
  11. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    #11
    I've owned iphones since 2007 and I've never used this. Honestly I didn't even know it was a feature until now. Sometimes the undo typing box would come up but I never knew you had to shake the phone for it.
     
  12. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    I don't even know something like this exist until I saw this thread. Seem useless to me thought.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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  14. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    Never knew about it, but this explains the reason my phone always says "Nothing to Undo!"

    Wish I could disable it!
     
  15. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I think it's just another example of Apple developers being too clever for their own good. ;)
     
  16. aforty macrumors 65816

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    #16
    Good poll. I never use it to be honest, I don't remember it's there except those times when I do it by accident.
     
  17. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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  18. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I have used it on rare ocassion. I prefer to just Select All and Cut.

    I don't have to change the way I'm holding the phone to do that.
     
  19. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me. My wife of all people discovered it when she was typing a text.

    I could see it coming in handy for a long text or email where you don't want to hold the delete key down if you change your thought.
     
  20. Ogrillion macrumors member

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    #20
    I was just going to search the internet today for why this nothing to undo message pops up sometimes!

    Too funny..

    Now that I know how to undo something I think it would be useful *sometimes*
     
  21. MaxxTraxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm amazed people actually use it. Whenever I shake my phone, nothing happens.
     
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  23. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I honestly don't even get how it works. Every now and again I see it show up for no reason but I don't even get it haha
     
  24. miamialley macrumors 68030

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  25. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering why that pops up all the time. Anyway to disable it?
     

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