Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 61
Like Tree23Likes
  1. #26  

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I can't say I dislike it, I have been playing with my iPhone since it arrived 3 hours ago and I have to say: I like the feel of the new button so far.
  2. #27  
    Craig's Avatar
    iMore Specialist

    Posts
    1,383 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Taking me some time. I was futzing with it a bit last night. But I had to take my iPhone back to AT&T and by the time I got home, did a restore to get my phone set.. did a sync and lost all my folders, I had no time to play before I passed out. Now it's 2:30am and I can't sleep. Will play more tomorrow. That being said, for me it's odd. I have to keep fighting with it to do stuff and not always get Siri. Also I my "iCloud Backup" won't turn on so was and am fighting that. I did not realize that you don't use the home button for a hard reset now. That was beyond frustrating. I thought I had a bad home button. But now I have a dozen screen captures of my home screen... All that to say.. will take me a while to adjust. It's odd. I set my feedback to 3, I like the stronger feel, will see how that works
    Tartarus and Rocket_Girl like this.
  3. #28  
    BenitoC's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    378 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I have my home button set to 3 on my new iPhone 7. I love how it feels. To me it doesn't feel like a click, but you do feel a vibration of sorts that registers to my hand as a click but I don't sense a movement. I think this is better, one less thing that could break. I've quickly become used to double or single tapping on this. The new home button is not a pain point.
    robertk328 likes this.
  4. #29  
    luvesuga's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    228 Posts
    Global Posts
    230 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I set mine on 2. But i didn't have to adjust to it. Mine felt right straight out of the box. I was expecting this crazy experience, but to me it feels very natural.
    nr2d likes this.
  5. #30  

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I need a 2.5 setting. I'm somewhere in between but have mine set to 3 for the time being.
    Tartarus likes this.
  6. #31  
    ekneeiphone's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    41 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It works. Set it at 3 and feels natural. Have no problem with it. My wife had a little more timing adjusting on her new 7.
    Btw the crazy thing is when you shut the phone off or have no battery left, the button is not there , no feel at all when you press it. It really is a slight of hand, amazing.
    Last edited by ekneeiphone; 09-17-2016 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Add stuff
  7. #32  
    C6TX6's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    201 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I'm on the fence about it TBH. I love the force touch trackpads on my macbooks (12" and 15" mbp) for sure.
    I hope they come out with a user setting (say from 1-10 with a slider) AND adjustable duration. Right now the 1/2/3 just sets the intensity (amplitude). We need a duration (period) setting so when set shorter it can feel like an actual click. The stock duration feels too thick. The original button that actually moves is what our fingers have grown accustomed to since 2012 (prior models had the concave button which always felt mushy). However without physical movement there's nothing to foul it and therefore it should never get a crunchy feeling like the past.

    The new haptic engine definitely feels different. It's a linear motor (like a voice coil) which is going to have much more precision than rotary devices which tend to have poorer decay (fall) response times. However, right now the software is in its infancy and cannot take advantage of its capabilities. I hope Apple eventually adds these features. It will make the touch experience so much better!
    luvesuga likes this.
  8. #33  

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I'm fine with it. When I was in the store, I forgot about the new button for a min and gave it a really good mash and it surprised me when it didn't depress but since then I've adjusted. I have it set to the default of 2. I actually like it better bc it's more quiet.
    luvesuga likes this.
  9. #34  
    donawalt's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    311 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I like it. I started with the 2 setting but I changed to 3 and I like that better. I even can do the triple home button tap to get the magnifying glass with no problems!
  10. #35  

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It's different but doesn't feel different. You know what I mean? It feels natural. I like it.
    luvesuga likes this.
  11. #36  
    austriak's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    161 Posts
    Global Posts
    395 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It felt so foreign at first but now I really like it a lot. It feels like you are pressing a button. Press on it when the phone is off and then when it is on and and you will understand. Also, all the double taps and all that stuff still work.
  12. #37  
    torini's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    35 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I really like it. Much more responsive than the old home button. Took me a while to get used to it but definitely prefer it over the old one.
  13. #38  
    bhatech's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    10 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,646 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    One day in still getting used to it... Today started out better than yesterday. Think should be fine in a couple more days.
  14. #39  
    Merlady's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    36 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Not really a button, it's solid state. You can set the tactile feedback strength- 1,2,or 3. I'm having a problem getting used to it; I keep invoking Siri. Going to take some time to develop new muscle memory.
  15. #40  
    Guacho's Avatar
    iMore Specialist

    Posts
    1,139 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I'd like a stronger setting, even 3 sometimes feels a little weak, i think im used to it now, I appreciate the fact that t's one thing less to worry about ( home button failing )...
  16. #41  
    TLD1's Avatar

    Posts
    738 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,897 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Just helped a customer pair the her new iPhone 7 to her Cadillac Escalade's bluetooth...and had the opportunity to feel the new haptic homebutton. To me it feels...different, but something I could get used to. Not sure I don't prefer the clickiness of the older button though...
    Tartarus likes this.
  17. #42  
    NekoMichi's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    65 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It feels quite similar to the haptic feedback on the Force Touch trackpads on new MacBooks. If I press the Home Button when the phone is resting on a table, it convincingly feels like a mechanical button. If I press it while the phone is resting in my palm, the vibration travels through the entire bottom of the phone and breaks the illusion. That's probably why the MacBook haptic feedback feels more convincing, because you generally don't have your hand resting under it whereas for the iPhone you do.

    I used to sometimes press the Home Button with the very tip of my finger or even the edge of my fingernail, this will no longer work with the Force Touch Home Button.
    Last edited by NekoMichi; 09-23-2016 at 10:07 AM.
  18. #43  
    metllicamilitia's Avatar
    iMore Elite

    Posts
    2,020 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,720 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I tried it out at the Best Buy next to my hotel, I like it. It gives the illusion of a physical button very well, you have three setting for amount of force. 1 is the least amount of force and 3 the greatest, it was on three and it was a lot easier to notice, once I switched it to 2, it disappeared. I saw issues with opening the app switcher, I had none. I spent about 30 seconds with it and that's all the more time it took to become used to it.
  19. #44  
    Mason Sell's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    17 Posts
    Global Posts
    74 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Having moved from android, it's not too terribly different, but the taptic engine is very satisfying actually. It's as close to being a real button without it being a button honestly. It's responsive and works consistently.

    Just set it on 3 (highest pressure setting) if you're concerned about it feeling really weird.
  20. #45  
    bakron1's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    274 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,951 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Personally I have adapted quite well to the new home button. I found myself trying to push down like I always did, but after a few try's and about a solid week. I don't miss the old home button at all.
  21. #46  
    jaleelhamid's Avatar
    iMore Expert

    Posts
    976 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,118 Global Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    They did a good job. I mean with the vibration I still feel like it's pressing down on it. I got adjusted quick
  22. #47  
    ddsfix4u's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    3 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I came from an Android Samsung Galaxy S6 which had a physical button and two on screen buttons. I set it on 3 and it feels pretty natural to me. My wife had an Iphone 5S and also got an iphone 7 and she has made no comment what so ever about any difference of the button.
  23. #48  

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It definitely feels like you're pressing a button. I've only had mine since about 2:30 yesterday afternoon and I already like the new button more than the physical button of old.
  24. #49  
    Valana's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    108 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It felt very strange the first day or two, because I could feel the haptic feedback against the back of the iPhone (so, against my whole hand, rather than strictly on the thumb). After a few more days, I got used to it and the illusion feels more real.

    If you lay the phone on a surface, it truly feels like an actual button, because the rest of your hand gets no haptic feedback at all.
    jaleelhamid and eyecrispy like this.
  25. #50  
    iEsther's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    17 Posts

    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Started liking it already
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-29-2016, 11:25 AM
  2. Home button
    By aidmyaim in forum iPhone 7 Plus
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-18-2016, 09:17 AM
  3. Why is the Game Center data not working?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2016, 02:47 PM
  4. How to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2016, 02:22 PM
  5. How do you delete recents in the map app on the iphone 5s
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-16-2016, 01:42 PM

Posting Permissions