Triple tap decrease brightness iphone X

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  1. weezerr macrumors regular

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  2. riverfreak macrumors 65816

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    Triple tap on the home button can also be set to bring up a magnifier, which is already kind of broken in iOS 11. I'm assuming this is now gone altogether on iPhone X.
     
  3. weezerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    you dont think this will be re-maped to one of the existing buttons?
     
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    I didn't even think about this...I use this feature EVERY day...triple tap the home button to decrease the brightness when I am in pitch black situations (like on a car ride with someone at night or laying in bed). I hope there is a solution for X.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I have been using this for years on my iPhones and iPads. I never put two and two together about the lack of the home button. I wonder if you can trip tap the on screen bar to activate it. The accessibility toggle had many options so I cant imagine they completely got rid of it.
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    The problem with that accessibility shortcut (and any that use the triple click method) is that it greatly slows down the multitasking animation.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Greatly as in .25 seconds? Hardly noticeable in day to day operations.
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I noticed it immediately. In fact, back when the triple click was introduced, I was messing with it and didn’t make the connection initially why my iPhone was so slow to bring up multitasking. I even restored my phone before I figured out why it was “broken.” The difference, for me, is staggering.

    Doesn’t matter if it’s 0.25 seconds or whatever it is. The difference is huge. Over twice as long to invoke multitasking is not acceptable to me.
     
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    If you compare the two back to back, yes it’s noticable. But I’ve had it on for 4 years and it has never impacted my day to day use.
     
  10. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully. I LOVE that feature, and use it every night.
     
  11. weezerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same. I suppose its also possible that the OLED screen will get dim enough on its own at the lowest setting?
     
  12. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    That’s very likely-I hope so.
     
  13. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    The triple tap thing has moved to the side button if you so choose to enable it on the X. Rene Ritchie of iMore confirmed this in his review: https://www.imore.com/iphone-x-review

    The delay added to the home button response was horrendous though - almost Android esque when enabled. Seems like that won’t be much of an issue on the X since critical home functions are all swipe based.
     
  14. weezerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool thanks!

    Not every function of the old Home button has been moved to the new gesture area. Many of them have been moved to the new, longer Side button instead:

    • Wake: Click Side button once.
    • Siri: Click and hold Side button.
    • Off/SOS: Click and hold Side button and either Volume button. (Just squeeze.)
    • Apple Pay: Click Side button twice.
    • Accessibility: Click Side button three times. (If enabled in Settings.)
    • Screenshot: Click Side button and Volume Up.
    • Reset: Click Volume Up, Volume Down, then click and hold Side button.
     
  15. weezerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can confirm that this works great with a triple tap to the side button on the X!
     

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