1. richv77's Avatar
    The one thing that nags me about the iPhone (and I have owned most models) is there is no back button as there is with Android and Windows phones.
    I hate pressing the home button 100 times per day. BTW, for how many clicks (presses) is the home button designed to handle?

    Does anyone else feel there should be a "back" button?

    -Rich

    P.S. I hope Tim Cook and Jony Ive read this post.
    12-18-2014 09:01 AM
  2. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    No, a back button would be no use to me.

    I enjoy swiping the screen to go back.
    bubba3595 likes this.
    12-18-2014 09:16 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    Personally, I don’t see the need. But you can always ask Apple to add one.
    Apple - iPhone - Feedback
    12-18-2014 09:20 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I've never felt the need for a back button.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12-18-2014 10:54 AM
  5. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Oddly enough I don't miss the back button like a lot of Android users do. I don't really think about it. I would think that I would reach for it but I don't.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
    12-18-2014 10:57 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    BTW, for how many clicks (presses) is the home button designed to handle?
    First least a dozen million times

    Does anyone else feel there should be a "back" button?
    Nope.. The home button is the back/home/reset button.. It's the mother of all buttons. Thou shalt not second guess that button
    kataran, jburke82 and swarlos like this.
    12-18-2014 11:01 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I hated the back button on my Wife's old LG. I guess it's what we're accustomed to. I don't need it.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-18-2014 12:25 PM
  8. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    I don't miss it. I like being able to swipe the screen to go back in my most used apps, and when auxo comes out in Cydia, I won't need the home button anymore.
    12-18-2014 12:49 PM
  9. calebt's Avatar
    When I first switched from Android to iPhone I was always looking for the back button, but now I'm just used to the way iOS swipes so my answer would be no.


    Sent from my wrapped in leather iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    12-18-2014 01:22 PM
  10. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I frequently hit the back button accidentally with my palm or fingers on my Galaxy S III. I did find is useful, but I'm also happy to be rid of it.


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    12-18-2014 02:12 PM
  11. mikeo007's Avatar
    No.
    12-18-2014 02:39 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Satan, no.
    papasurf likes this.
    12-18-2014 02:59 PM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    I like the home button the way it is.


    Sent from my iPhone 6
    12-18-2014 08:49 PM
  14. Reparkable's Avatar
    There's almost always a back button on the top left of almost every app anyway. I don't see a need for it
    12-18-2014 09:40 PM
  15. Fit24's Avatar
    No. I don't need one.
    12-18-2014 10:36 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I should mention how used I've gotten to the gesture to go back.
    12-19-2014 12:43 AM
  17. hydrogen3's Avatar
    No.
    12-19-2014 07:35 AM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    Not interested in one
    12-19-2014 08:08 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Heck, on many occasions, you can simply swipe to a previous screen so no, I personally do not wish the iPhone had a back button.
    12-19-2014 08:10 AM
  20. Flow39's Avatar
    I don't care really, the swiping gestures make it better for me
    12-19-2014 12:05 PM
  21. jburke82's Avatar
    Nope, I don't wish for one at all. I have had android and windows devices in the past, and I still don't miss those extra buttons (back, menu, etc).
    12-19-2014 12:08 PM
  22. projectman's Avatar
    Nope. Swiping the screen "backwards" works well for me. Missed it when I first switched over from Blackberry but not anymore.
    12-19-2014 12:24 PM
  23. applejosh's Avatar
    I don't. I do wish the swipe to go back gesture was more consistent among apps and in the system, though.
    12-19-2014 09:06 PM
  24. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I think BB10 gestures on iPhone would set the device on another level.
    potatoguy and Zacharyw70 like this.
    12-19-2014 09:14 PM
  25. mikeo007's Avatar
    Most of the BB10 gestures that are worth anything were already available in some form on the iPhone. The rest of them are unintuitive and generally clunky. They would NOT be a welcome addition to iOS.
    qbnkelt likes this.
    12-20-2014 12:40 PM
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