Carver , do you know why we can’t do this on the IOS version ? Is it an app issue with the code or IOS? I know you’re mainly on android but I think you could be of help with this answer as us iOS users would love to have this feature on iPhone
Guessing it’s just due to the fact that the app kinda sucks. Wyze has said it was only designed for the original cam not all these other products. They are working on a redesign, but don’t expect it soon. Currently it’s just a bunch of stuff hacked together, so that’s why it can be buggy and features like this aren’t implemented
It’s my understanding on iOS that the Apple makes each app developer build it into their app.
This is one of the things that most drives me crazy on iOS now since I started using Android 12. The left and right swipe from the sides to go back is almost a necessity for me now. I go insane with it not working when I use iOS now.
Personally I think Apple needs to make this a universal “Back” gesture.
Until then, Wyze should definitely build this in to the app on iOS because it is the most frustrating thing to me about the Wyze app on iOS. So many places I try to go back, and there isn’t even a back arrow/button, so my only option to go back is to close the app and reopen it, and that’s just insane. I don’t know how you iOS Wyze users deal with that, it makes me crazy.
So yeah, I TOTALLY hear you on the back gesture being critical…I use it CONSTANTLY on Android for EVERYTHING, and I go insane that it doesn’t work on so many apps on iOS and sometimes just the OS itself. I was telling R.Good and spamoni4 that this missing feature alone basically guarantees that I’ll never switch to iOS…it really annoys me while I’m fidgeting around in iOS and can’t easily go back in lots of apps.
I wonder if there is an app you can buy that would universally add that functionality. They’d make a killing on purchases from former Android users and lots of long-time iOS users who get used to it in other apps on iOS too.
Hmmm maybe you could try and write out to wyze to let them know we would like to have this gesture…
I remember you mentioning how you’re using an old iPhone 6 for testing . I don’t know why yours doesn’t have the back arrow button , that’s odd . Well anything below like 10 is old in the apple iPhone series… so old phones don’t have newer features compared to the newer phones
I have an IPhone 11, but I’ve read that the newer phones 12 and up have the go back gesture enabled on their , would have to do some more research to confirm but if you know apple then buying $1,000 phones every year isn’t cheap . So I’m stuck with my 11 for the time being as much as I would love to switch over… I think I have to talk to my carrier and see if I qualify for a upgrade which I would love
Worst part is that you just can’t add it to the iPhone
And yes I have seen that you can download an app on android for gestures , no app whatsoever on iOS. As much as i love IPhone sometimes we’re limited://///
It does in most places…but there are some screens where this wasn’t an option. I can’t remember exactly, but I think like a firmware update or something that isn’t common. I just remember there were a couple of places where I couldn’t hit a back arrow or an X, so I was basically stuck. It’s not frequent, but enough to drive me crazy.
I’m a die hard android user, and I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Can someone explain what you mean? I just tried a few things on my android of what I am understanding this thread is about and it does not do what I am understanding you guys are talking about.
BTW, I also have a work forced on me #$%^& iPhone that I absolutely despise, so I don’t care if whatever you are talking about works on iOS
In settings, Try switching your System navigation settings to Gesture navigation for a few days instead of 3-button navigation. Seriously, it’s heavenly once you get used to it! I can never go back to 3-button navigation ever again… …ever.
Go to settings → System → Gestures → System Navigation → Gesture Navigation. (Also check the gear icon with it to consider those preferences)
Memorize those small differences of how to use them. Try it for a few days. Thank me later. Did I say heavenly? It’s basically an understatement…
Re: iOS… If they aren’t going to adopt these gestures, they should at least have a dedicated back button or something. At least Android has the 3 button navigation alternative that includes a dedicated back button even if you don’t want gestures.
Well yeah. Android rules because it and every browser has had a back button forever. I don’t know how Apple users even cope. When I use my iPhone the hunting for a back arrow depending on what each particular app decides to display drives me mad.