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iOS app - Swiping from Left to Right to go Back

In later versions of iOS, Apple implemented an option for developers to add to their apps to swipe from the edge of the left side of the screen to the right to go back a page.  They did this since screen sizes are increasing and it's hard to reach your thumb to the top of the screen to go back a page.

Although many of my apps support this feature it doesn't seem to be implemented in the Eero app.  I know it's a small feature, but I didn't realize how much I missed it when I was setting up all of my devices and static IPs and I was jumping back and forth between pages.

Hopefully this is a low hanging fruit item for you guys and you can implement it during the next UI polish update.  Thanks!!

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  • Hey  noah82

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm happy to share this with our team. 

    In the meantime, a little trick within iOS is if you double-tap the home button, it will lower the screen to make it easier to tap buttons that are higher up on the screen.

    Thanks again, Noah!

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  • Thank you very much for the response Jeff C.   I use the double tap shortcut all the time, but I guess my thumbs are already trained for the swipe :)

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  • Perhaps the solution is increased thumb training 😂

     

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  • Apple provides a framework for this. 

    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiscreenedgepangesturerecognizer 

    I think the problem with the eero app is that they use Modal view controllers extensively, for which I don't think the framework above won't work.   

    When you're on their main screen, when you tap on anything (with the exception of the hamburger menu, you'll notice that the view scrolls up which is in most cases a model view, so your edge swipe won't work. 

    They do have other views that are part of their navigation hierarchy (ie, their reassign to profile), for which they can implement the above framework very easily.   

    If you see a view that has a back button in the upper left, then it's very possible for them to do this.  If you see a "X" or "close" then it's more than likely a model view and it can't be done.

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