BSI problems in iOS 10

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I have not tried BSI in a long time. When I updated to iOS 10 I decided to try it again. When I switch to BSI in a text field it says home button to the left so I point the phone that way and it switches to home button to the right so I point it that way and it switches back to left. This is with screen away mode. Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it.



Submitted by Curtis Chong on Monday, September 19, 2016


I have used BSI for quite a while since it first came out. It always says home button to the left. Ignore that. Ensure that when the screen faces away from you that the home button points to the right. Note that on my iPhone, orientation is locked into portrait mode.

The only bug I have found (acknowledged by Apple) is that when you try to delete a character, you don't hear what is being deleted as you could with iOS 9.


Curtis Chong

Hi all. Having heard that bsi is much improved in iOs 10, I decided to try it out. What I've found is that it works great for a minute or two and then for no reason that I can discern, the dots seem to move.
To my knowledge, I'm not changing the position of my fingers, but all of a sudden, I start writing gibberish. Does anyone know whether this apparent unreliability is a result of flaws in iOs 10 or user error? Any suggestions for imkproving the quality of my input? Thanks in advance. I'd really like to be able to use this feature!

Submitted by Monica Rose on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I use screen away mode all the time. It always tells me home button to the left and I leave it that way. I have orientation locked.

Submitted by Galemir on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This isn't a bug, it's just odd. If your device is in screen away mode, VO is telling you where the home button is relative to the direction the screen is facing. Since it's facing away from you, the directions are reversed. It'll say home button to the left when the home button is near your right hand because, if you were to be facing the other way, and thus toward the screen, the home button would indeed be on the left. So yeah, this is neither a bug nor unique to iOS 10, it's just an odd way of describing things in screen away mode.