A Home Bar, really?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Regnad, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Regnad macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I was not expecting the universal home bar, had no idea it existed until now. I’m trying not to make too big a deal but it is just horrible! There doesn’t appear to be a good solution that I can find. Thanks so much for any help.
  2. Banglazed macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    Rest assured it's on the iPhone as well. We all feel you.
  3. Regnad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Thanks, I see it is discussed, should have searched. And it shows on screen shots. I am really surprised at this. Other necessary gestures are not highlighted. Why not a notification bar at the top right?
  4. Superhappytree, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018

    Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    I understand why it’s there (so the average user knows to swipe to close) but I wish there was an option for users like us to disable it when we don’t need the same guidance. It’s hidepus and distracts from the otherwise amazing viewing experience on my 12.9. Maybe they will get rid of it completely in the future once everyone has been trained how to exit apps. Maybe this is the plan? But yeah I hope there’s an option in an upcoming point update or iOS 13.
  5. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    Isn’t that just nuts....People go out and spend good money on this new iPad and you want your home screen to look nice....then you have that bar on the bottom of your screen that Apple does not allow you to remove.....smh
  6. Jensend macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    There is while on the lock screen.
  7. frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
    That will assuredly happen.

    When I recently helped someone who was completely new to smartphones learn an iPhone, it was striking that there's already tons of little UI interaction patterns that are implicit. iOS in its mid-to-recent years is absolutely making assumptions about the user having already built up a mental model.
  8. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    It's not exactly pretty, but if it wasn't there or if it was toggleable I can imagine end users wondering why all of their optimized apps were still wasting a big portion of the bottom of the screen. No apps can have interactive elements around that area with the current gesture implementation, whether the bar is visible or not.

    This is also the likeliest reason why unupdated apps are currently scaling down on the new iPads Pro, even the 12.9" which uses the same resolution as the previous versions - devs might be using that part of the screen for interactive UI elements, and until they update their interfaces to make room for the gesture area their apps might become unusable (because the gestures block taps from going through to the app).
  9. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    You’re gonna get over it, I don’t even see it anymore after having used a X for one year.
  10. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    If you see a white home indicator on a black bar at the bottom of the screen, that means the app is not updated for the new iPad Pros. Notice how the title bar at the top is far away from the status bar.
  11. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2016
    I don't. It's a small f**** line all the way on the bottom of the screen and it doesn't even show when watching a movie or photo in fullscreen.
  12. Marzel macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2018
    Exactly this. That area is going to be UI element free either way (and it should be otherwise there is a high chance of registering the wrong input) whether the bar is there or not.

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