You feel the power of iOS7 when going back to iOS6

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by lancastor, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2011
    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.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 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.
  3. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    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? ;)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2012
    Agree, however folders are somewhat irritating on iOS7.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2012
    How you run a business from your phone ? What type of business ?
  6. macrumors 68030


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    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.
  7. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    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.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    You run your business from beta software. That wasn't a question.
  9. Thierry ba, Aug 28, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2012
    Sarajevo, Bosnia
    You feel the power of iOS7 when going back to iOS6

    You are funny. iOS6 is space shuttle compared to iOS7.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Fixed that for you.

    And nevermind the speed. Still looks as old as my grand ma on her last years.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2013
    I also used beta version of ios 7 and it is far better then ios 6
  12. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    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.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Jan 29, 2008
    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. :)
  14. macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    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.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    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.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2013
    Algonquin, IL U.S.A.
    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!
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I downgraded and just sold one of my iPads to a co worker. Not even sure if they had any issues activating .
  18. macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    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.
  19. E2EK1EL, Aug 28, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 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..

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  20. macrumors 65816

    Jan 29, 2008
    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. :D
  21. macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2013
    Looks like spellcheck doesn't work on your device. Painful to try and read.
  22. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 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.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2013
    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 :)
  24. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    No follow instructions and remove iCloud, this detaching it from the system, before restoring.
  25. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    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.

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