1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    With regard to the iPhone X, name the ONE thing you dislike about gestures. For me, it’s the steps it take to close out apps. For example, with my iPhone 8, once I double tap on the home button, I can simply swipe up on all open apps to close them. With my gesture based iPhone X, I have to first swipe up from the bottom and then press on one of the screens to display the minus sign. Afterwards, I can then swipe up on each screen to close them out. That’s a step too many, in my opinion.
    12-24-2017 08:45 AM
  2. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Honestly what I dislike the most is the X has gotten me used to gestures lol. So when I go to use my iPad they don't work but I find myself trying them out of habit anyway. But I do agree with the closing apps. Gets kinda annoying.
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    12-24-2017 08:47 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I personally love gestures overall but if there’s one thing I dislike it’s that they’re software based. If something goes wrong from a software standpoint gestures are often unusable. A physical button, on the other hand, can override software issues.
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    12-24-2017 08:48 AM
  4. nnahorski's Avatar
    The only gesture I don’t like is that I can no longer swipe up from the bottom to bring up the control center and instead have to swipe down from the top right. I guess that’s more of a complaint of the manner in which something has been implemented than in the gesture itself, but there ya go.
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    12-24-2017 10:35 AM
  5. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I dislike few things:

    1) Steps to close the app. There shouldn’t be a gesture to swipe up apps if they don’t close unless you have the delete button. It creates false impression with the user and I fall for it many times!

    2) Apple Pay gesture. I just find it hard to double press the side button as I always use my left hand and left pocket. It just makes the Apple Pay process way slower. Samsung has a best way to bring up Samsung Pay - swipe up from the bottom - but Apple cannot use that gesture but at least could have given some other easier way to launch Apple Pay.

    3) Control Center - it’s just really hard to open control center now especially if you use your phone left handed. I just can’t reach the top right with my left hand.

    All I want is for Apple to give an option to configure corners like Hot Corners in Mac! That way we users can select our operations we want specific to those corners and launch certain actions.
    12-24-2017 11:01 AM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    The only thing I really dislike is a lack of gesture controls. They are limited until a new update brings more functionality. This encompasses some of the other dislikes here as well. Apple could add multi gestures. Or even multi-finger gestures. A number of ways to overlap gestures for more functionality. That’s what I dislike most.
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    12-24-2017 11:07 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    With regard to the iPhone X, name the ONE thing you dislike about gestures. For me, it’s the steps it take to close out apps. For example, with my iPhone 8, once I double tap on the home button, I can simply swipe up on all open apps to close them. With my gesture based iPhone X, I have to first swipe up from the bottom and then press on one of the screens to display the minus sign. Afterwards, I can then swipe up on each screen to close them out. That’s a step too many, in my opinion.
    I try to keep an open mind with things like this and I still can't figure out why you can't just start swiping up to close apps since multi-task has already been brought up instead of having to hold an app to bring up the "-" signs.

    My instinct tells me that Apple would rather people stop getting used to closing their apps often since they don't recommend it.
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    12-24-2017 11:23 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I try to keep an open mind with things like this and I still can't figure out why you can't just start swiping up to close apps since multi-task has already been brought up instead of having to hold an app to bring up the "-" signs.
    That is my primary gripe with the iPhone X.

    My instinct tells me that Apple would rather people stop getting used to closing their apps often since they don't recommend it.
    Hmmm, You may be right.
    iwoodland likes this.
    12-24-2017 11:53 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I love gestures, and there’s nothing I dislike about it.
    12-24-2017 08:40 PM
  10. gnirkatto's Avatar
    definitely the additional steps for app-closing.

    It's beyond my understanding that a feature that worked perfectly well and comfortably in older AND in IDENTICAL iOS versions on non-X-phones, was artificially made more laborious and therefore worsened.

    To me, neither the absence of a home button, nor any other new or changed feature of the X explains why this decision was made.
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    12-25-2017 07:27 AM
  11. bakron1's Avatar
    Being an Blackberry OS10 user, I love gestures and now that Apple has adapted the concept, they have the resources and capital to take it to the next level.
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    12-25-2017 08:45 AM
  12. dflyer's Avatar
    Being an Blackberry OS10 user, I love gestures and now that Apple has adapted the concept, they have the resources and capital to take it to the next level.
    Bingo. My thoughts exactly as well.

    For me it’s the same feelings as others. It’s the closing of apps, however as mentioned already, They don’t recommend closing them so I am trying not to. I don’t fully understand why but just going with it.
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    12-25-2017 10:14 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...
    It's beyond my understanding that a feature that worked perfectly well and comfortably in older AND in IDENTICAL iOS versions on non-X-phones, was artificially made more laborious and therefore worsened.

    ....
    That pretty much sums it up...
    12-25-2017 10:19 AM
  14. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    I don't find any problems with gestures. Been using gestures for years on my iMac. I enjoy gestures and think Apple will make them even better in the future.
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    12-25-2017 12:11 PM
  15. dejanh's Avatar
    With regard to the iPhone X, name the ONE thing you dislike about gestures. For me, it’s the steps it take to close out apps. For example, with my iPhone 8, once I double tap on the home button, I can simply swipe up on all open apps to close them. With my gesture based iPhone X, I have to first swipe up from the bottom and then press on one of the screens to display the minus sign. Afterwards, I can then swipe up on each screen to close them out. That’s a step too many, in my opinion.
    Same issue here. The process to close out apps is absolutely atrocious. You can talk to me all day long about how there is no need to close out apps, but if you don’t then multitasking becomes impossible. Too many open apps. Closing them out though is a chore plan and simple. The extra step of long press is completely unnecessary. We should be able to get to the carousel and simply swipe away any apps we want to close, same as before.

    Has anybody submitted this to Apple as feedback? I’d like to throw my voice in there as well. I think with enough pressure we can get them to change it. I don’t think one person likes the new closing method.
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    12-26-2017 02:16 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...

    Has anybody submitted this to Apple as feedback? I’d like to throw my voice in there as well. I think with enough pressure we can get them to change it. I don’t think one person likes the new closing method.
    I haven’t, but I will.
    12-26-2017 07:08 AM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Same issue here. The process to close out apps is absolutely atrocious. You can talk to me all day long about how there is no need to close out apps, but if you don’t then multitasking becomes impossible. Too many open apps. Closing them out though is a chore plan and simple. The extra step of long press is completely unnecessary. We should be able to get to the carousel and simply swipe away any apps we want to close, same as before.

    Has anybody submitted this to Apple as feedback? I’d like to throw my voice in there as well. I think with enough pressure we can get them to change it. I don’t think one person likes the new closing method.
    It is insane. Hopefully with feedback they’ll institute it again like they did on other devices with 3D Touch that they magically took away the ability to 3D Touch the edge of the screen to bring up multitasking. It’s back now.

    Apparently one of Apple’s deciding factors of going with Face ID solo on the X without Touch ID under the screen is because it would have taken away 3D Touch altogether. So if you’re going to keep 3D Touch then keep a simple gesture like that on the X if 3D Touch is so special.
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    12-26-2017 08:36 AM
  18. dejanh's Avatar
    I haven’t, but I will.
    Post a link to the feedback if possible so we can throw in our voices.
    12-26-2017 08:47 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Post a link to the feedback if possible so we can throw in our voices.
    https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    12-26-2017 08:55 AM
  20. Featsoup's Avatar
    Do you think snapchat will get me into my account I've already sent a report.
    12-26-2017 04:06 PM
  21. dejanh's Avatar
    I guess I was hoping for something like a topic that is visible to Apple. The unsolicited feedback approach is likely not going to get us to where we want to be. Regardless, I submitted my feedback pointing out the inefficiency of the new app closing workflow as well as the reasons why we cannot simply leave all apps open in the carousel (kills multitasking ability as Fok many apps cause confusion and slow down app switching).
    12-26-2017 11:14 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I guess I was hoping for something like a topic that is visible to Apple. The unsolicited feedback approach is likely not going to get us to where we want to be. Regardless, I submitted my feedback pointing out the inefficiency of the new app closing workflow as well as the reasons why we cannot simply leave all apps open in the carousel (kills multitasking ability as Fok many apps cause confusion and slow down app switching).
    Oh okay. Well, you’re probably going to have to install a beta and use the feedback app within.
    12-27-2017 07:14 AM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    Landscape apps that take more than a simple swipe to close. That's pretty much it, the gestures for me are fluid and easy to learn.
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    12-27-2017 08:57 AM
  24. dejanh's Avatar
    Oh okay. Well, you’re probably going to have to install a beta and use the feedback app within.
    Well, like I've said. I already submitted unsolicited feedback but using the feedback app in the beta is a great option too. I will do that as well to apply additional pressure. This one shortcoming is probably one of the key issues I'm having with what is otherwise an excellent phone.
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    12-27-2017 11:09 AM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Landscape apps that take more than a simple swipe to close. That's pretty much it, the gestures for me are fluid and easy to learn.
    Bringing up control center in some apps that are in landscape is a real nuisance as well. Hit or miss sometimes.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-27-2017 12:39 PM

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