Apple restores ‘end call’ button in iOS

Apple restores 'end call' button in iOS

Apple Reverts “End Call” Button Placement in iOS 17 Beta

Well, that was fast. After moving the ‘end call’ button in an iOS 17 beta to the right side of the screen, angering many users who are used to it being in the middle, Apple has apparently changed its mind.

In the latest public iOS 17 beta, the ‘end call’ button is once again positioned in the middle, albeit it is now nested within the other buttons instead of being separated and located lower as it was in iOS 16. This quick turnaround by Apple demonstrates their willingness to listen to user feedback and make necessary adjustments to improve user experience.

iOS 17 beta end call button placement comparison

It may seem like a small change, but with hundreds of millions of users relying on muscle memory to hit that end call button every day, it’s probably for the best that Apple decided to place the button back in the middle. After all, no one wants to accidentally hang up on an important call because of a simple user interface change.

As one frustrated Twitter user, @M1Astra, pointed out, the end call button is still positioned on the right when the keypad is displayed. While this may be an oversight or a minor bug in the beta version, it is important for Apple to address these issues before the final release to ensure a seamless and intuitive user experience across all aspects of the phone functionality.

Speaking of the final release, this change is only available to users who have opted to install public iOS beta versions. The general public will have to wait until September, when the finalized version of iOS 17 is expected to launch alongside Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15.

With each new iteration of iOS, Apple aims to improve user experience by introducing new features and refining existing ones. While the placement of a single button may not seem like a groundbreaking innovation, it highlights Apple’s dedication to continuously improving its products based on user feedback.

Apple’s ability to gather feedback during beta testing and make necessary adjustments showcases the company’s commitment to ensuring their devices meet the needs and expectations of their vast user base. This level of responsiveness is often cited as one of the reasons why Apple products enjoy such a dedicated following.

In the ever-evolving world of technology, even minor changes can make a big difference in user satisfaction and overall device usability. As Apple continues to fine-tune its operating system, users can look forward to a smoother and more intuitive experience with iOS 17.

So, whether you’re a fan of the end call button in the middle or on the right, Apple’s latest move to revert the placement in iOS 17 beta shows that they are listening and willing to adapt to user preferences. As we eagerly await the official release of iOS 17, let’s embrace these small yet significant improvements that enhance our daily interactions with our iPhones.