1. chezm's Avatar
    Just to clarify, @Just_Me_D response was the response I would have gave generally speaking. Never claimed the way Apple does things is best or there isn't a better way, but this is the way we can use the camera app and there are alternatives to accessing it quick (quicker or better I am not defending).

    As I said I'd love to have double power button to access chosen app but unfortunately it doesn't exist...hopefully there's a quicker way in the future.
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    07-23-2017 07:13 PM
  2. Soreloser's Avatar
    Apple could save a bunch on royalties if the lightened up on their control over customization. All it takes is an app to program the buttons to do something different. But...Apple being Apple, they are unlikely to do this since they are all about the "experience".
    07-23-2017 09:14 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple could save a bunch on royalties if the lightened up on their control over customization. All it takes is an app to program the buttons to do something different. But...Apple being Apple, they are unlikely to do this since they are all about the "experience".
    On iPhone lockscreen, one click of the home button opens the phone. Two clicks brings up Apple Pay. Three clicks brings up Accessibility shortcuts. So a swipe left opens the camera. I like it that way.
    07-23-2017 10:27 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I personally like the home button double tap bringing up Wallet as I use Apple Pay, Starbucks, or any of the other cards I have stored in there almost daily. If Apple can figure out a way to bring up the Camera app more conveniently without disturbing the current home button functionality then I'm all for it. I'm just not sure how they'll do that and, personally, I find picking my phone up and swiping left pretty darn convenient.
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    07-24-2017 06:40 AM
  5. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I do like the double tap for camera option. I wish the iPhone had it, you can be opening the camera as you are taking the phone out of your pocket and lifting it. The current method works fine, but there are always things that can be improved.
    07-24-2017 09:37 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with better or not.
    I don’t like all those rings and bells on my phones.
    Most android devices still have a dedicated camera button and I hate it. Every time I pick up a friends android device I accidentally open the camera.

    I’m content with how Apple has implemented it.
    Like others have said, there are three ways to open it on the screen and one with voice.
    It took me 1 second to open the camera with a voice command.
    The Netherlands is a rainy country and even then I’m taking loads of photos, on sunny and rainy days. I haven’t even once run in the issues you mention.
    Which Android phones have a dedicated camera button? I guess some do, but I didn't see one for a while. My Android phone (not a Samsung) will open the camera app with a double press of the power button, even when locked. I use this all the time. It's honestly one of the most useful additions to this phone compared to my previous device and means you can be taking a picture in less than a second.

    I do occasionally open the camera app by accidentally double-pressing the power button, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. And if another user it not happy with this, she can disable the function in the settings. So no-one is a loser.
    07-24-2017 09:47 AM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Which Android phones have a dedicated camera button? I guess some do, but I didn't see one for a while. My Android phone (not a Samsung) will open the camera app with a double press of the power button, even when locked. I use this all the time. It's honestly one of the most useful additions to this phone compared to my previous device and means you can be taking a picture in less than a second.

    I do occasionally open the camera app by accidentally double-pressing the power button, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. And if another user it not happy with this, she can disable the function in the settings. So no-one is a loser.
    Like I said, Apple has to make choices and they chose not to add another way to open the camera.
    Your best bet is to send a feedback to https://www.apple.com/feedback/ to have them do this.
    As for the question about which android device has a dedicated button, I’m not sure. I stay away from those devices and don’t pay attention to them.
    I did, however, see a few devices with a dedicated in the past.
    07-24-2017 10:56 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Like I said, Apple has to make choices and they chose not to add another way to open the camera.
    Your best bet is to send a feedback to https://www.apple.com/feedback/ to have them do this.
    As for the question about which android device has a dedicated button, I’m not sure. I stay away from those devices and don’t pay attention to them.
    I did, however, see a few devices with a dedicated in the past.
    Maybe a 4th dedicated home button click. They could make 2 clicks for the camera, and the 4th for Wallet/Apple Pay. No one's in THAT big a hurry for a Big Mac!
    07-24-2017 11:37 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    Maybe a 4th dedicated home button click. They could make 2 clicks for the camera, and the 4th for Wallet/Apple Pay. No one's in THAT big a hurry for a Big Mac!
    You’re joking right? Tapping 4 times to get to something goes completely against everything what Apple stands for.
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    07-24-2017 11:39 AM
  10. anony_mouse's Avatar
    You’re joking right? Tapping 4 times to get to something goes completely against everything what Apple stands for.
    Why not a double click of the power button, configurable so it can be turned on/off based on personal preference?

    The camera is a selling point of some iPhones. Why not make it as easy to access as possible?
    07-24-2017 12:55 PM
  11. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Maybe two short clicks, and a long press followed by a twist and a shake. That should be easy enough.
    07-24-2017 01:06 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why not a double click of the power button, configurable so it can be turned on/off based on personal preference?

    The camera is a selling point of some iPhones. Why not make it as easy to access as possible?
    Double clicking the power button cuts off an unwanted caller. What's easier than swiping the lockscreen left?
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    07-24-2017 02:36 PM
  13. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Double clicking the power button cuts off an unwanted caller. What's easier than swiping the lockscreen left?
    Pressing the power button twice.
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    07-24-2017 03:05 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Pressing the power button twice.
    Not for me.
    07-24-2017 04:48 PM
  15. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Pressing the power button twice.
    Not by a long shot.

    Raise to wake. Swipe left. Simple and easy. No button pressing required.
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    07-24-2017 04:50 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not by a long shot.

    Raise to wake. Swipe left. Simple and easy. No button pressing required.
    Mine comes on before it gets raised all the way. I swipe left as I raise it, then shoot. I've only done that testing it. I've yet to be in that big a hurry. I use ProCamera most of the time. I like the time/date stamp.
    07-24-2017 04:57 PM
  17. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Not for me.
    How do you know?

    And wouldn't it be good to have the option? Then we can both be happy.
    07-25-2017 01:50 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    How do you know?

    And wouldn't it be good to have the option? Then we can both be happy.
    The power button already has multiple functions:
    On/off, dismiss a call, calling Emergency number, showing the medical info and such.
    Adding a double tap will only complicate the functionality of that button more.
    As you know, complicating stuff goes against everything what Apple stands for.

    If you can find a better solution, let them now via https://www.apple.com/feedback/.
    Sherry_B likes this.
    07-25-2017 03:47 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How do you know?

    And wouldn't it be good to have the option? Then we can both be happy.
    For me, using the power button isn't exactly a quick action. I can open the camera faster swiping left on the lockscreen. I can raise the camera, swipe left, shoot in about .7 seconds. That's how I know!!
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    07-25-2017 06:09 AM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    For me, using the power button isn't exactly a quick action. I can open the camera faster swiping left on the lockscreen. I can raise the camera, swipe left, shoot in about .7 seconds. That's how I know!!
    Wow, impressive that you have timed it! What method did you use?

    Also good to see that you don't object to the double-press-the-power-button function being added for my benefit. Obviously you get to keep the swipe-left function so we are all winners!
    07-25-2017 06:45 AM
  21. anony_mouse's Avatar
    The power button already has multiple functions:
    On/off, dismiss a call, calling Emergency number, showing the medical info and such.
    Adding a double tap will only complicate the functionality of that button more.
    As you know, complicating stuff goes against everything what Apple stands for.

    If you can find a better solution, let them now via https://www.apple.com/feedback/.
    Is there a function bound to a double press of the power button? If not, adding this is truly simple! If there is, why not make it user configurable? Apple are not against user configuration. My iPad has a switch which can be used to mute the device and for something else (can't remember what), depending on a setting in the menu!

    Given that (according to you) Apple have bound at least six functions to the power button already (that's simplicity in action!), surely binding a seventh isn't going to cause any problems?
    07-25-2017 06:49 AM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm an Apple user. But the responses you're getting are Apple apologist responses. Other companies do it better. Plain and simple. For a company so focused on cameras and photos, one would assume that they would want their camera to be able to be opened as quickly as possible. A double press of the home button or power button can take place in your pocket and be active before you even get your phone out. You're not a man on a deserted island. I'm right here with you.
    Double press the home button is Pay.

    Maybe some option in settings to allow double press of either Home / Power to access a particular native feature (camera, safari, etc.) would be good. Have you submitted a feature request? https://www.apple.com/feedback/
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    07-25-2017 06:52 AM
  23. Tartarus's Avatar
    Is there a function bound to a double press of the power button? If not, adding this is truly simple! If there is, why not make it user configurable? Apple are not against user configuration. My iPad has a switch which can be used to mute the device and for something else (can't remember what), depending on a setting in the menu!

    Given that (according to you) Apple have bound at least six functions to the power button already (that's simplicity in action!), surely binding a seventh isn't going to cause any problems?
    You really should use the https://www.apple.com/feedback/ site more often.
    I can’t help you, sending a feedback maybe can.
    Sherry_B likes this.
    07-25-2017 09:40 AM
  24. anony_mouse's Avatar
    You really should use the https://www.apple.com/feedback/ site more often.
    I can’t help you, sending a feedback maybe can.
    Maybe I did. But would you agree that now we're just going to use the Apple feedback site, we can simply close this forum? To be fair to you, according to you if a feature is not useful for you then it's pointless to implement, so I can see that you practice what you preach.
    07-25-2017 09:48 AM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    Maybe I did. But would you agree that now we're just going to use the Apple feedback site, we can simply close this forum? To be fair to you, according to you if a feature is not useful for you then it's pointless to implement, so I can see that you practice what you preach.
    Yes, this thread may be closed if it was up to me. And no, it’s not pointless to implement, unless it’s really thought out and Apple worthy.
    Your solution, however, is IMO far from Apple worthy.
    Sherry_B and Annie_8plus like this.
    07-25-2017 11:24 AM
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