iPhone Wish I could swipe-from-left to go back to the home screen

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  1. TomTomHatesCats macrumors regular

    TomTomHatesCats

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    The same way swipe-from-left is the iOS version of Android's "back" button, it would be nice to be able to go back one more step to the home screen, from the opening screen of any app.

    This is mainly to extend the life of my home button.

    Thus far, I've had: a permanently stuck home button on my 4th Gen iPod Touch, a faulty home button that needed replacing on my iPad Mini Retina, and I've already seen a faulty iPhone 6 home button (girlfriend's iPhone 6).

    I'm really glad there's a gesture swipe to minimize the use of the home button on my iPad, but there's nothing equivalent for iPhone.

    It opens up the possibility of accidentally going back to home screen, but I'm curious if this iOS tweak would be worth it for anyone else.
     
  2. MaximoMark79 macrumors newbie

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    Settings>General>Accessibility>Assistive Touch!

    This enables on screen buttons.
     
  3. TomTomHatesCats thread starter macrumors regular

    TomTomHatesCats

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    Thanks for the reply. This is actually what I had to use when my iPod home button got stuck.

    I think a swipe to go home would be pretty useful without having an onscreen button hovering above your screen though.
     

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