I tend to get sore thumbs from over-using my iPhone. Here’s something interesting that I noticed when I used an Android phone for 6 months. My sore thumbs disappeared. To tell you the truth, I didn’t really notice this until I switched back to the iPhone again, then after about 1 week my sore thumbs reappeared.
On both phones I was using my thumbs to type. So I think the difference is the iPhone home button.
It’s not a huge force that is required to press the home button, but because it needs to be pressed reasonably hard, and it is used a lot (every time you open a new app) it seems to give me sore thumbs.
So I’m excited about Apple’s move to get rid of the home button altogether with the iPhone X. Looks like they will be using an up-swipe to go back to the home screen. In the meantime, if you get sore thumbs, I’d suggest trying this trick.
The home button is the button on the bottom of your iPhone that takes you back to the home screen. It requires a hard press to make it ‘click’. You can turn on a ‘soft’ equivalent button that appears on your screen. I can think of 3 reasons that you might want a ‘soft’ home button on your iPhone home screen:
- The home button on your iPad or iPhone has broken. (This is a common problem).
- You get sore thumbs from pressing the iPhone home button.
- You have switched from Android and prefer a ‘soft’ home button.
Here’s how to turn on a ‘soft’ home button on your screen.
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