Apple’s New iPhone 15 Pro – A Review of the Action Button Feature
The latest iPhone 15 Pro has brought some interesting changes to the classic iPhone features, such as the replacement of the Mute Switch with a new customizable Action Button. Now that the phone has been on the market for a while, users are sharing their experiences with this new feature.
One user shared their thoughts on how they have been using the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Initially, they were worried about the change from the Mute Switch, but after using the phone for over a month, they found that transitioning to the Action Button was not as difficult as they had anticipated. They found that they could easily mute or unmute the phone by pressing the button and identifying the haptic feedback.
The user also explored the various customizable options available with the Action Button, including enabling or disabling a Focus Mode, turning the flashlight on or off, recording a voice memo, opening the camera or any other app, and even running Shortcuts. However, they admitted that despite the potential of the Action Button, they often forgot to use it for their chosen action, such as opening the camera or running Shortcuts.
One of the issues highlighted by the user was the difficulty of reaching and pressing the small Action Button with just one hand, especially on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. They also expressed a desire for more customization options, such as setting different actions for a long press and double click on the button.
Despite these challenges, the user acknowledged that the replacement of the Mute Switch with the Action Button was a good idea, and they had seen other users take advantage of the feature to run some cool Shortcuts. They also expressed hope for improvements to the Action Button in the future, either through software updates or new hardware.
Ultimately, the user posed a question to other iPhone 15 Pro users: “Have you been using the Action Button regularly?” They encouraged others to share their thoughts on the feature. It is clear that while the Action Button has potential, there is still room for improvement and further user exploration.