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What is Side sense?

Sony Xperia Support
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What is Side sense?

Hello everyone!

Side Sense is a new feature on the Xperia XZ3 and you can read more about it here.


Please let us know what you think about this new feature! Slightly smiling Face


Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


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Moderator
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Re: What is Side sense?

I think it works pretty well in some cases, in others, like camera use, I've had to disable it as I found myself accidentally setting it off and recording floors etc 

In the main ui tho, yh I kinda like it



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Enthusiast
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Re: What is Side sense?

I like the idea, however I can't get used to the double tapping. 

More often it's activated when I don't want it. Just by holding the phone. So it's off for me at mo 

 

I would probably use it more if we can change the option to slide in from the edge to bring it up. 

Adviser
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Re: What is Side sense?

unfortunately with the cover does not work Slightly frowning Face

One time poster
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Re: What is Side sense?

side sense is the new feature

Visitor
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Message 6 of 11

Re: What is Side sense?

I use a high number of apps on my phone. Now if I install one more, regardless of what kind, the side sense terminates, can't be stopped,  ... until the app is de-installed.

I tried de-installing some apps prior to installing a new one - to no avail. 

Is there any help? I'd appreciate it. 

Commissioner
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Message 7 of 11

Re: What is Side sense?

Side Sense is a half baked feature that is practically unusable in real world conditions...

Enthusiast
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Re: What is Side sense?

It doesn't work when we use a case and it means we should expose our phones to damages if no case used. Meanwhile, Samsung idea of side edge is better and more user friendly by sliding from left to right or vice versa.

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Re: What is Side sense?

Well, with the case I'm using it works and the case also protects the phone. You shouldn't blame Sony for the casemakers' incompetence. 

I barely use the feature, though, as it only shows Apps. I would prefer it to show my favourite contacts or music controls. 

Moderator
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Re: What is Side sense?

It works well with my Style Cover Touch (SCTH70).



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