1. Tartarus's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 05:05 AM
  2. Craig's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 05:37 AM
  3. BenitoC's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 06:42 AM
  4. luvesuga's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 07:25 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I need a 2.5 setting. I'm somewhere in between but have mine set to 3 for the time being.
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-17-2016 07:28 AM
  6. ekneeiphone's Avatar
    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
    09-17-2016 08:02 AM
  7. C6TX6's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 08:11 AM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 08:15 AM
  9. donawalt's Avatar
    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!
    09-17-2016 08:27 AM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's different but doesn't feel different. You know what I mean? It feels natural. I like it.
    luvesuga likes this.
    09-17-2016 08:51 AM
  11. austriak's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 12:05 PM
  12. torini's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 01:30 PM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    One day in still getting used to it... Today started out better than yesterday. Think should be fine in a couple more days.
    09-17-2016 02:50 PM
  14. Merlady's Avatar
    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.
    09-17-2016 03:07 PM
  15. Guacho's Avatar
    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 )...
    09-22-2016 04:21 PM
  16. TLD1's Avatar
    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.
    09-22-2016 04:57 PM
  17. NekoMichi's Avatar
    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.
    09-23-2016 08:24 AM
  18. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    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.
    09-23-2016 09:12 AM
  19. Mason Sell's Avatar
    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.
    09-23-2016 10:46 AM
  20. bakron1's Avatar
    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.
    09-23-2016 05:46 PM
  21. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    They did a good job. I mean with the vibration I still feel like it's pressing down on it. I got adjusted quick
    09-23-2016 07:29 PM
  22. ddsfix4u's Avatar
    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.
    09-23-2016 11:23 PM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    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.
    09-24-2016 12:56 AM
  24. anon(9343851)'s Avatar
    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.
    09-25-2016 01:18 PM
  25. iEsther's Avatar
    Started liking it already
    09-27-2016 07:50 AM
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