3x3 folders on iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Hanterdro, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Hanterdro macrumors member

    Hanterdro

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    #1
    Hey,

    is there a way to get the 3x3 folders on my iPad back?
     
  2. sigjuice macrumors member

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    Any particular reason why you prefer 3x3? IMHO, even 4x4 is insufficient and leaves the iPad screen underutilized.
     
  3. Hanterdro thread starter macrumors member

    Hanterdro

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    Oh, there are several reasons:
    • I have the same order of the folders on my iPhone. Before iOS 9 the order of the icons in the folder where equal. Now they different which is not a good user experience for me.
    • Also for esthetics I prefer 3x3 over 4x4, because the icons are bigger in the folder preview and 3x3 is more clearer in the overview.
    • I don't have many icons in most folders. e.G. in my social networking folder I have only 3 apps. With 3x3 that looks really nice, but with 4x4 the folder looks like an empty desert. :(
    I hope Apple give us an flag to switch that. Global or for each directory.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I thought I was the only one who didn't like it. :eek:

    When you browse a folder, it looks great. But the actual folder icon itself has too much padding, which is why it doesn't look good.

    And yeah, the idea that people have even 16 third-party apps to stuff in one is absurd.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They haven't provided a flag like that before (and really many more important things are lacking options that Apple could provide), so unfortunately more than likely it won't happen.
     
  6. Hanterdro thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey Jessica,

    I'm glad to hear that. You should write that to apple. There is a chance that they give us 3x3 back if enough people are complaining:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    Yes, 4x4 is insane!
     
  7. nikusak macrumors member

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    Why go inside the folders in the first place? I almost never do, I just pull down for Spotlight and enter the first one or two letters of the app. For the most part, I don't even remember where they are...
     
  8. Hanterdro thread starter macrumors member

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    Because we use our iPad different. I don't have (and need) 1.000 Apps. All my apps are well sorted at the first screen.
     
  9. sigjuice macrumors member

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    I shouldn't have asked. Now I miss 3x3 :(
     
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