So, today ends my 22 year streak of never dropping and damaging my phone. One of the two built-in buttons is unusable which sucks because I liked using that button . . . apparently. There’s no more disappointing a feeling than reaching for something out of habit and having that thing not work like it’s supposed to. So, like I normally do in times of need, I turned to the internet. And what did I find, you ask? I found a plethora of articles featuring an on-screen button that does the exact same thing my poor, broken button used to do. I made that button accessible, because I had to. I couldn’t just not have my missing button. I NEEDED that on-screen replacement, as far as I was concerned.
Fast forward to later this evening:
This on-screen button, though useful, is the most annoying thing. It HAS to be on screen at all times. So, while I navigate my other apps, it just sits there, in the corner. . . waiting. Of course, I accidentally press it from time to time because I’ve placed it where I would normally scroll or hit a submit button. So, I’m constantly moving the little thing to keep it out of my way as I unintentionally put it in the way of another app’s key touching area.
Also, this button brings up a bunch of mini-menus. So I can decide whether I need to turn my volume up or down, turn off my phone, or use it’s ever so helpful flashlight app. This is great. . . . when I don’t accidentally push the button and suddenly a very bright light shines from the back of my phone like I’m trying to tunnel my way directly down and out of the movie theatre I happen to be sitting in at the time. It’s too bad this phone doesn’t come with an “I’m sorry” app, because I could use that while I figure out how my alternative to the broken button works.
I’m going to get a new phone when I graduate. I’m also going to get a more sturdy case so this nonsense doesn’t have to happen again.
photo credit: My Gaming