Anyone else see how pointless "Slide to Unlock" is?

wildonrio

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The argument is that it is to conserve battery in case one of the side buttons is pressed in your pocket. But does it really? Think about it...

WITH Slide to Unlock...
-You accidentally push a button in your pocket.
-The Slide to Unlock screen pops up.
-The screen stays on for X amount of time and shuts off.

WITHOUT Slide to Unlock (theoretically)...
-You would accidentally push a button in your pocket.
-The home screen would pop up, but nothing on it would be able to be pushed because only human skin can communicate with the touch screen.
-The screen would stay on for X amount of time and shut off.

Does anyone else see what I mean? I mean, yeah Slide to Unlock is pretty fun to do, but EVERY TIME we unlock our phones having to do it, is just a drag, especially after I just proved how unnecessary it is and how the same amount of battery would be wasted either way.

I hope Apple sees how stupid it is and offers an option to turn it off, or someone hacks it so we don't have to do it every time.
 

alb0zf1n3st

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Well if the phone is locked and you press the top sleep then the side bottons don't turn the screen on and the home would be fairly hard to press seeing its like a hidden type botton it doesn't pop out and the top sleep botton technically if the phone is in pocket maybe thats on top so I don't see a reason to complain?

I mean ok yes the screen is on for X amount of time but its not that easy to get it on lol.. thats my take on it .. others have their own opinions
 

Fred87nc

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Ha someone else feels the same way As I do, I didn't really think of how pointless it was, but I'm gettin very annoyed to having to do it everytime, since everytime I put my phone in my pocket it goes into sleep mode.
 

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Well it seems a good idea to me. Have you ever thought you were finished with a phone call only to be told later by your friend that they could hear you blabbing, farting, eating, fiddling with whatever for X number of minutes?
 

Fred87nc

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Well it seems a good idea to me. Have you ever thought you were finished with a phone call only to be told later by your friend that they could hear you blabbing, farting, eating, fiddling with whatever for X number of minutes?
lol that can happen with any phone if your too stupid to not end the call.
 

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Well it seems a good idea to me. Have you ever thought you were finished with a phone call only to be told later by your friend that they could hear you blabbing, farting, eating, fiddling with whatever for X number of minutes?
Worse yet, I've had people call ME accidentally because they must have hit redial or speed dial by mistake and I could hear all that was going on wherever they were... and they were oblivious to it.

Considering I keep my iPhone in a pocket where my hand also sometimes go, I like the fact I can't accidentally be dialing anyone, or doing anything else for that matter.
 

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Worse yet, I've had people call ME accidentally because they must have hit redial or speed dial by mistake and I could hear all that was going on wherever they were... and they were oblivious to it.

Considering I keep my iPhone in a pocket where my hand also sometimes go, I like the fact I can't accidentally be dialing anyone, or doing anything else for that matter.
Yes this was my point. Had nothing to do with stupidity. :mad:
 

wildonrio

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Worse yet, I've had people call ME accidentally because they must have hit redial or speed dial by mistake and I could hear all that was going on wherever they were... and they were oblivious to it.

Considering I keep my iPhone in a pocket where my hand also sometimes go, I like the fact I can't accidentally be dialing anyone, or doing anything else for that matter.
So while your iPhone is in your pocket, you constantly stick your hand down there to fondle it? If my phone is in there, it's all alone until I stick my hand in to take it out.

This is what would have to happen for you to accidentally call someone if there was no Slide to Unlock:

1. You would have to accidentally push the sleep button while it's in your pocket (already very rare)
2. Now you have to stick your hand down there and accidentally push the phone icon, bottom left corner.
3. Now you have to push some other button with your hand in your pocket to call someone.

Are you really gonna ever have a chance of accidentally doing this? I still am for ditching Slide to Unlock.
 

DRabbit

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So while your iPhone is in your pocket, you constantly stick your hand down there to fondle it? If my phone is in there, it's all alone until I stick my hand in to take it out.

This is what would have to happen for you to accidentally call someone if there was no Slide to Unlock:

1. You would have to accidentally push the sleep button while it's in your pocket (already very rare)
2. Now you have to stick your hand down there and accidentally push the phone icon, bottom left corner.
3. Now you have to push some other button with your hand in your pocket to call someone.

Are you really gonna ever have a chance of accidentally doing this? I still am for ditching Slide to Unlock.
My phone is usually in my pocket sleep-button side down, so it's POSSIBLE that just from walking, bending, twisting, etc. gravity alone could cause the weight of the phone to "press" the sleep button.

And I do sometimes keep my hands in my pockets when I'm walking or standing around. I'm not "fondling" the phone, but my hand is certainly in there with the phone.

Do I think it's likely to trigger an event that causes significant battery draw? No. Is it possible? Sure.

What would be nice is if a combination of buttons circumvented the slide to unlock. So for example, if you hit the sleep/wake button at the same time as pushing up on the volume, it would skip the "slide to unlock" screen and would just unlock it.

That said, I honestly don't find the slide to unlock all that annoying. I've gotten used to it.
 

Ace4261991

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with all the people who complain about all the little things that are missin from the iPhone imagine if there wasn't a slide to unlock screen? :eek:

its very usefully and it just an extra feature i mean if it really bugs you to slide your finger one inch to the right than you got problems you don't even have to do it slow or anything you can do it extremely fast in fact it has become a habit for me let alone a chore like how it is for you guys complaining. and it also must bug you to press the phone icon every time you want to call someone? or for the ipod? or anything else on the iPhone for that matter? its the same thing. i mean i guess it wouldn't hurt to add an option for the 3 people in the world that have a problem with this. :)
and also wouldn't it save more energy/battery when the unlock screens on rather than the home? correct me if im wrong im just throwing that out there.
 

jptolife

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I don't think Apple should remove it, just an option to enably/disable it. That way the people who wants it can have it and the people who doesn't want it doesn't have to.
 

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I like the auto-lock function, it's a quick way to check the time (and the latest song I'm playing in iPod) with beautiful wallpaper I put in there. And while syncing with iTuens I couldn't accidentally trigger something.

So for the guys are not happy with this function, maybe just to wait for a hack to get rid of it, or a hack to make home screen just one big o button for phone call, internet, ipod... ... now that would save y all a lot of battery or time for sure:laugh2:
 

jptolife

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I like the auto-lock function, it's a quick way to check the time (and the latest song I'm playing in iPod) with beautiful wallpaper I put in there. And while syncing with iTuens I couldn't accidentally trigger something.

So for the guys are not happy with this function, maybe just to wait for a hack to get rid of it, or a hack to make home screen just one big o button for phone call, internet, ipod... ... now that would save y all a lot of battery or time for sure:laugh2:
Now, that doesn't make any sense....Photos is not included in that big button!:p
 
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I don't think Apple should remove it, just an option to enably/disable it. That way the people who wants it can have it and the people who doesn't want it doesn't have to.
I agree with you completely. I think Apple should put waaaay more options in the settings so we can use our iPhone the way we want
 

PARADA6

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i want my iPhone turn into a cookie when I am hungry, I wish Apple did include that option in the setting... ... But I heard it's coming in the following update, so stay tuned guys:p
 

aggieman

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I agree with you completely. I think Apple should put waaaay more options in the settings so we can use our iPhone the way we want
that will never happen. They will incorporate all that into the second version so that if we want our phone to work exactly like we want it we shell out another $600. Not complaining i love my iPhone but thats just the way it works. Keep us wanting more so they can sell more phones.
 

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I wish the iPhone would self destruct for all the people that continue to come up with these request that were never ment to be included in the phone...every flippin commercial almost shows the slide to unlock feature ...some of you people are so smart and have such bright ideas you should make some hacks and fix your own phones