Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > iOS 7

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 27, 2013, 10:18 PM   #1
lancastor
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
You feel the power of iOS7 when going back to iOS6

I've done a downgrade to iOS6 yesterday, because I'm selling me iPhone and iOS6 feels horrible compared to the new firmware. It feels like going back to a old Nokia model.

The first few days/weeks with are not easy to understans the new philosophe. But: You want never go back to an older version.

I miss: ComtrolCentet, Safaris Unified Searchbar and I'm missing very very much the swipe to back gesture. When you can't use the swipe anymore, you will see how often you have used the gesture since the introducing iOS7. And the most 3rd Party aren't updated yet and you can't use this gestures there. I think Swipe to back is one of the most powerful features in iOS7.

Also tab handling in Safari in iOS7 is much easier.

And the lack of ControlCenter. It''s a pain in iOS6 to enable/disable the flight mode.
lancastor is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2013, 10:26 PM   #2
efrie
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
I used iOS7 all the way through the latest beta, but seeing as how I run a business from my phone, there were just little things here and there that really became irritating from time to time.

It wasn't anything major, but I got my few months of enjoyment out of it, then decided I'd go back to iOS6 until the official release.
efrie is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2013, 11:22 PM   #3
C DM
macrumors 604
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by lancastor View Post
I've done a downgrade to iOS6 yesterday, because I'm selling me iPhone and iOS6 feels horrible compared to the new firmware. It feels like going back to a old Nokia model.

The first few days/weeks with are not easy to understans the new philosophe. But: You want never go back to an older version.

I miss: ComtrolCentet, Safaris Unified Searchbar and I'm missing very very much the swipe to back gesture. When you can't use the swipe anymore, you will see how often you have used the gesture since the introducing iOS7. And the most 3rd Party aren't updated yet and you can't use this gestures there. I think Swipe to back is one of the most powerful features in iOS7.

Also tab handling in Safari in iOS7 is much easier.

And the lack of ControlCenter. It''s a pain in iOS6 to enable/disable the flight mode.
Yeah totally "horrible" and totally like using a phone from a decade ago.

Turning airplane mode on/off requires tapping once on the Settings icon and then tapping once in the very first on/off switch...that's exponentially more complicated than performing a swipe up action and pressing on an icon.

Hyperbole much?
C DM is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2013, 11:39 PM   #4
fullauto
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brisbane
Agree, however folders are somewhat irritating on iOS7.
fullauto is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2013, 11:52 PM   #5
Stalyn
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by efrie View Post
I used iOS7 all the way through the latest beta, but seeing as how I run a business from my phone, there were just little things here and there that really became irritating from time to time.

It wasn't anything major, but I got my few months of enjoyment out of it, then decided I'd go back to iOS6 until the official release.
How you run a business from your phone ? What type of business ?
Stalyn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 12:42 AM   #6
BvizioN
macrumors 65816
 
BvizioN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Send a message via Skype™ to BvizioN
Quote:
Originally Posted by C DM View Post
Yeah totally "horrible" and totally like using a phone from a decade ago.

Turning airplane mode on/off requires tapping once on the Settings icon and then tapping once in the very first on/off switch...that's exponentially more complicated than performing a swipe up action and pressing on an icon.

Hyperbole much?
You seem to be forgetting that CC can be accessed from anywhere (in/out of apps) while in iOS 6 you have to leave whatever you are doing, swipe to the page where you have settings and then go through it.

And I do agree with the OP, iOS 6 feels really really old after using iOS 7 for a few weeks.
__________________
Born Albanian.
BvizioN is offline   10 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 01:35 AM   #7
C DM
macrumors 604
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by BvizioN View Post
You seem to be forgetting that CC can be accessed from anywhere (in/out of apps) while in iOS 6 you have to leave whatever you are doing, swipe to the page where you have settings and then go through it.

And I do agree with the OP, iOS 6 feels really really old after using iOS 7 for a few weeks.
Some people have it in their dock while most would have it on the first page (which takes one or two presses of the home button), and a lot have Settings already in the recently used apps and can use the double press of the home button to quickly get there and hen back to where they were. Is Control Center somewhat simpler/faster than that in at least some or even most cases? Probably. Is it a huge significant difference where it's a complete crazy painful process in iOS 6 (as was pretty much implied originally)? Nope.

As for feeling old...perhaps from the point of view of simply being used to it and seeing the same kind if icons and UI for some years, but that aspect of it doesn't actually make it bad or really speaks for quality in any way.
C DM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 02:17 AM   #8
oplix
macrumors 6502a
 
oplix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by efrie View Post
I used iOS7 all the way through the latest beta, but seeing as how I run a business from my phone, there were just little things here and there that really became irritating from time to time.

It wasn't anything major, but I got my few months of enjoyment out of it, then decided I'd go back to iOS6 until the official release.
You run your business from beta software. That wasn't a question.
__________________
iPhone 5 32GB White 7.0.4 JB | Mid-2010 13" Macbook Pro | Apple TV 2g JB | Custom-built 2500k 4.8ghz GTX 680
oplix is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 02:26 AM   #9
Thierry ba
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia
You feel the power of iOS7 when going back to iOS6

Quote:
Originally Posted by lancastor View Post
I've done a downgrade to iOS6 yesterday, because I'm selling me iPhone and iOS6 feels horrible compared to the new firmware. It feels like going back to a old Nokia model.

The first few days/weeks with are not easy to understans the new philosophe. But: You want never go back to an older version.

I miss: ComtrolCentet, Safaris Unified Searchbar and I'm missing very very much the swipe to back gesture. When you can't use the swipe anymore, you will see how often you have used the gesture since the introducing iOS7. And the most 3rd Party aren't updated yet and you can't use this gestures there. I think Swipe to back is one of the most powerful features in iOS7.

Also tab handling in Safari in iOS7 is much easier.

And the lack of ControlCenter. It''s a pain in iOS6 to enable/disable the flight mode.
You are funny. iOS6 is space shuttle compared to iOS7.

Last edited by Thierry ba; Aug 28, 2013 at 02:42 AM.
Thierry ba is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 02:58 AM   #10
BvizioN
macrumors 65816
 
BvizioN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Send a message via Skype™ to BvizioN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thierry ba View Post
You are funny. iOS6 is space shuttle compared to iOS7 beta.
Fixed that for you.

And nevermind the speed. Still looks as old as my grand ma on her last years.
__________________
Born Albanian.
BvizioN is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 03:45 AM   #11
gtelware
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
I also used beta version of ios 7 and it is far better then ios 6
gtelware is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:54 AM   #12
ValSalva
macrumors 68040
 
ValSalva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burpelson AFB
This is all good to hear. I thought there'd be another beta before the GM but Apple must be close to finishing iOS 7.
ValSalva is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 07:08 AM   #13
Gregintosh
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stalyn View Post
How you run a business from your phone ? What type of business ?
Thanks to Pages, Evernote, Mail, Safari, Chase app, and Google Drive along with implementing cloud based solutions for payroll, HR, time clock, etc. I run my 20+ employee call center/BPO with just my iPhone.

Of course, I use my MacBook Pro when it's available as its more convenient but sometimes I go long stretches with just the phone and handle all my duties just fine with it.

Totally possible if you design your business that way.
__________________
Macbook Pro Retina, 32GB iPad 3 with Verizon LTE, 32GB iPhone 5
Gregintosh is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 07:26 AM   #14
Sodner
macrumors 68000
 
Sodner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I agree with OP. When I use iOS 6 now it feels like I'm back on an iPhone 2G.
It just looks OLD. For the few outspoken naysayers out there, iOS 7 is going to be a incredible success. You are in the minority.
__________________
27" iMac, Late 2013 MacBook Air iPhone 5s 64GB AT&T iPad Air 32GB
"I believe in the six colors."
Sodner is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 07:31 AM   #15
aDRock1154
macrumors 65816
 
aDRock1154's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregintosh View Post
Thanks to Pages, Evernote, Mail, Safari, Chase app, and Google Drive along with implementing cloud based solutions for payroll, HR, time clock, etc. I run my 20+ employee call center/BPO with just my iPhone.

Of course, I use my MacBook Pro when it's available as its more convenient but sometimes I go long stretches with just the phone and handle all my duties just fine with it.

Totally possible if you design your business that way.
I knew there had to be a MacBook in that equation somewhere

Still, that's very cool being able to do it all right from your phone.
__________________
Mid 2012 MacBook Air 13.3", 1.8GHz, 256GB | iPhone 5S 64GB | iPhone 5 64GB | iPhone 4S 64GB | Apple TV | Airport Extreme
aDRock1154 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 07:34 AM   #16
kevpan815
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Algonquin, IL U.S.A.
Send a message via MSN to kevpan815
Quote:
Originally Posted by lancastor View Post
I've done a downgrade to iOS6 yesterday, because I'm selling me iPhone and iOS6 feels horrible compared to the new firmware. It feels like going back to a old Nokia model.

The first few days/weeks with are not easy to understans the new philosophe. But: You want never go back to an older version.

I miss: ComtrolCentet, Safaris Unified Searchbar and I'm missing very very much the swipe to back gesture. When you can't use the swipe anymore, you will see how often you have used the gesture since the introducing iOS7. And the most 3rd Party aren't updated yet and you can't use this gestures there. I think Swipe to back is one of the most powerful features in iOS7.

Also tab handling in Safari in iOS7 is much easier.

And the lack of ControlCenter. It''s a pain in iOS6 to enable/disable the flight mode.
Got news 4 you bud, Downgrading 2 IOS 6 does NOT remove the Enhancements to Find My IPhone! Therefore, you are going to have to wait 4 IOS 7 GM Seed to sell your IPhone!
kevpan815 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:03 AM   #17
iapplelove
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Coast USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevpan815 View Post
Got news 4 you bud, Downgrading 2 IOS 6 does NOT remove the Enhancements to Find My IPhone! Therefore, you are going to have to wait 4 IOS 7 GM Seed to sell your IPhone!
I downgraded and just sold one of my iPads to a co worker. Not even sure if they had any issues activating .
iapplelove is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 10:55 AM   #18
Unhyper
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Finland
I downgraded to 6 at one point because I love listening to audiobooks from Audible and the Audible app crashes. I didn't last even a day with iOS 6... It felt so slow, clunky, antiquated, and featureless.
__________________
rMBP 15"  iPhone 5  iPod touch
Unhyper is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2013, 12:17 PM   #19
E2EK1EL
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Downgrading to iOS6 is totally fine and once you type in your Apple ID once for the activation lock, your in the clear for the rest of your time on iOS6. You can restore it infinite times and activation lock won't come back, until you install iOS7 again.

Erasing your iPhone or remotely wiping it from iCloud, forces you to enter your Apple ID to remove activation lock as well..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	543426_10151779440608908_2077116386_n.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	48.6 KB
ID:	430383  

Last edited by E2EK1EL; Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM.
E2EK1EL is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 29, 2013, 09:27 AM   #20
Gregintosh
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by aDRock1154 View Post
I knew there had to be a MacBook in that equation somewhere

Still, that's very cool being able to do it all right from your phone.
Yeah, I still use my MacBook because it makes things faster and more convenient. For example, paying invoices via PayPal mobile and multitasking between it and a spreadsheet is a hassle compared to having the site and Excel open side by side.

But yes it's also cool to go backpacking for two weeks or longer here and there with just my phone and still be able to do payroll, bill clients, respond to business correspondence, and check on the numbers coming in without lugging a computer.
__________________
Macbook Pro Retina, 32GB iPad 3 with Verizon LTE, 32GB iPhone 5
Gregintosh is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1, 2013, 11:06 AM   #21
Mtmspa
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by lancastor View Post
I've done a downgrade to iOS6 yesterday, because I'm selling me iPhone and iOS6 feels horrible compared to the new firmware. It feels like going back to a old Nokia model.

The first few days/weeks with are not easy to understans the new philosophe. But: You want never go back to an older version.

I miss: ComtrolCentet, Safaris Unified Searchbar and I'm missing very very much the swipe to back gesture. When you can't use the swipe anymore, you will see how often you have used the gesture since the introducing iOS7. And the most 3rd Party aren't updated yet and you can't use this gestures there. I think Swipe to back is one of the most powerful features in iOS7.

Also tab handling in Safari in iOS7 is much easier.

And the lack of ControlCenter. It''s a pain in iOS6 to enable/disable the flight mode.
Looks like spellcheck doesn't work on your device. Painful to try and read.
Mtmspa is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1, 2013, 11:19 AM   #22
dannyyankou
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
I feel the power of faster animations, all of my apps working properly, and way fewer bugs going back to iOS 6. But I'm sure iOS 7 GM will be fine.
dannyyankou is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1, 2013, 11:27 AM   #23
Spacial
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by efrie View Post
I used iOS7 all the way through the latest beta, but seeing as how I run a business from my phone, there were just little things here and there that really became irritating from time to time.

It wasn't anything major, but I got my few months of enjoyment out of it, then decided I'd go back to iOS6 until the official release.
I'm very satisfied with iOS6. It does absolutely everything I need quite smoothly.

Apple needs iOS7 but I don't, so I will continue to enjoy my current setup which saves me the time of setting up an OS I don't need
Spacial is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1, 2013, 11:41 AM   #24
charlituna
macrumors 604
 
charlituna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevpan815 View Post
Got news 4 you bud, Downgrading 2 IOS 6 does NOT remove the Enhancements to Find My IPhone! Therefore, you are going to have to wait 4 IOS 7 GM Seed to sell your IPhone!
No follow instructions and remove iCloud, this detaching it from the system, before restoring.
charlituna is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 1, 2013, 11:41 AM   #25
chrf097
macrumors 68020
 
chrf097's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevpan815 View Post
Got news 4 you bud, Downgrading 2 IOS 6 does NOT remove the Enhancements to Find My IPhone! Therefore, you are going to have to wait 4 IOS 7 GM Seed to sell your IPhone!
Uh, what are you even talking about?

Activation Lock is an iOS 7+ feature. iOS 6 doesn't have Activation lock. It's not a Find my iPhone feature, it's a software feature.
__________________
13" Macbook Pro | Mac OS 10.9 | 2.4GHz Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 500 GB
Moto X | White (White/Woven White) | 16GB | Android 4.4.2 | Verizon
iPad mini Retina | Space Grey | 16 GB WiFi | iOS 7.1
chrf097 is offline   2 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > iOS 7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC