Swipe gesture doesn't work with iPhone case

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by SakuraSuki, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. SakuraSuki, Jul 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013

    SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    One of the good features that iOS 7 brought is the backward and forward gesture. It requires you swipe from left/ right edge of the screen. So with iPhone cases, like outterbbox defender, this gesture does not work apparently.

    Hopefully, Apple could think of way make this work with case.
  2. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    Don't use a case if you want to use gestures.

    Apple should hire me :rolleyes:
  3. Smith288 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2008
    Noticed this with my simple incase case. I can do it but it takes a little bit of work. I'm getting used to it. Maybe they will expand the region more in the upcoming beta or give access to a slider to give us the ability?
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    And how, exactly, is Apple supposed to fix the thousands of apps that have controls on the edge of the screen that you can't touch?

    Either you're fine with that sort of handicap or you're not. And if you're not I don't see how you've made it this long with a case like that.
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Apple doesn't really want you to have a case on your phone so they're not going to design the software with that in mind.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I have an Otterbox Defender on my iPhone 5 and it is working well with iOS 7.
  7. SakuraSuki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    After dropped my iPad Mini and shattered the glass, I put my iPhone and rest of my iDevices back to trusty case. $219 to replace the screen given the damn iPad Mini is only $329.

    Maybe increase the range a bit? Instead you swipe from edge of the screen, why not implementing some other gestures in the middle of the screen. Some desktop browser includes mouse gestures, I think Apple can learn from that. Or like Chrome, make back and forward arrow appear on the middle of screen. Just some thought.
  8. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Oh, I'm all in favor of cases. My wife would be on her 10 iPhone if she didn't have a case on it :) I'm just saying that puts loads of time and focus on their design and who would want something they created to be covered up?

    If you increase the range or add middle of screen swipes there will be havoc. Also, arrows in the middle of the screen? They are on the bottom of the screen already.
  9. SakuraSuki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013

    I think middle of the screen is the most connivence place to put. When you are browsing on the web or doing something else like viewing PDF, checking out the email, your finger will most like in the middle of the phone or somewhere closing, put a semi-transparent backward and forward arrow is better than put it in bottom or top of the screen IMO.
  10. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    I use an Otterbox defender on an iPod touch, and the gesture works fine. -_-
  11. liamry macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Buy a decent case that doesn't cover up half your phone screen?
  12. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Reading experience be damned :)
  13. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX

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