The reason why the Home button click doesn't feel like a real click. Here's why...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by humanresources, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. humanresources, Sep 17, 2016
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    humanresources macrumors regular

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    When you depress the Home button it feels like your clicking the whole button of the screen right?

    It's because you're holding the iPhone.
    - you're feeling the vibration everywhere in your hands, it's no longer just your thumb

    With the MacBook trackpad, it feels like a real click (because it's only your fingers), well if you put your iPhone on a solid surface, it feels like a real click as well. Change the Home button setting to 3. Try it out.
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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  3. one5n1ne macrumors newbie

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    Very true. Which is why I maxed out the feedback.
     
  4. matt550 macrumors 6502

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  5. omeryounos macrumors newbie

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    Okay so we are again "Holding the phone wrong"...I hate such innovations which needs artificial habits to have the right experience...
     
  6. bt231 macrumors newbie

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    The new button may be the latest tech but it is not user friendly at all.
     
  7. maxsix Suspended

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    It sucks, plain and simple. I'll give Apple till next year to revise and improve it for iPhone 8 or whatever they call that model.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    I tried all three settings, the cheesy buzzing is very annoying.
     
  8. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Artificial? It feels perfectly fine after a day of using it. Fine = normal and something I don't even think about.
     
  9. boredoftheworld macrumors 6502

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    I love it, my kids love it, my wife is ok with it... my mother in law can't figure it out.
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    It honestly works great anyway. Yeah, it's different, but that's okay
     
  11. terminator-jq macrumors regular

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    Haha Wow, your right! It even works for the 3D touch app icons. Pretty interesting how our brain perceives things differently depending on simple changes.
     
  12. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

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    I actually like it a lot better than the physical button.
     
  13. briand05 macrumors 6502

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    I'm actually pretty amazed how close to real it feels considering it's not a click at all.
     
  14. nostodnayr macrumors member

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    What will be your recourse should they fail to improve it in your view?
     
  15. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Complain about it here obviously
     
  16. clihar macrumors newbie

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    I totally agree with this comment!
     
  17. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

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    Completely agree. I actually like it better today than the old home buttons.
     
  18. Yaely macrumors newbie

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    I think I am the first person whom the new home button doesn't work for him. It Doesn't respond to my finger. I need to still physically press it. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  19. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    You cannot physically press it, it doesn't move. You have to put pressure on the button to get the fake "click", you can't just rest your finger on it and get it.

    If you want proof that it really doesn't move, power the phone down then try clicking it.
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    It feels fine to me, took me all of 3 or 4 uses before it become "normal" to me. The only disappointment I have is you can't use it with gloves, so will have to take my gloves off to unlock my phone like in 2010.
     
  21. Mansu944 macrumors regular

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    I honestly don't know why some of you people even buy iPhones. I mean WTF.
     
  22. jdmar2004 macrumors member

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    Yea you are. You still need to press down but the change is how hard to press down. I got use to it quick and prefer this home button
     
  23. hxlover904 macrumors regular

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    no. that's the point. you push it just like a regular button. you can't just rest your finger on it if you have to click it. It is amazingly easy to adapt to.
     
  24. Yaely macrumors newbie

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    Ok, now I see the difference. I thought that it became a touch button VS press.
    So under settings, what are the 3 options you can choose? I tried the 3 and all feel the same...
     
  25. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    For me it's because there is no depression travel by your thumb when you click.
     

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