Another example of how unintuitive iOS 11 is

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by skillwill, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:04 PM.

  1. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    Personally I never use my own or people on this forum’s experiences to judge Apple’s stuff, we’re not typical users. It’s friends and families who have the phones and just want to use them that really show it.

    This weekend at dinner my friends were taking some pictures and wanted to share them with each other. To their surprise when they swiped up from the bottom of the screen the air drop toggle wasn’t there (as it had been in iOS 10, neither had planned to update iOS 11). They proceeded to spend ages looking for it then ask me why Apple got rid of a good feature. When I said they hadn’t, my friends argued and said it wasn’t there. I took the phone, 3D Touched on the controls and there it was. They didn’t even know what 3D Touch was never mind that you had to use it to access a basic feature. Had I not been there, they’d have believed the feature was gone and never used it. As it is, they’re less enthused about the new iOS because, in their words “why bother changing something for the worse that was so simple”. Sad.
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    To be fair, people not being used to using a new way of interacting with something doesn't necessarily make it bad just because of that.
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    Ya know people have been driving for a 127 years. Everyone knows you press the gas to go, brake to stop and steer the car. Yet something so simple and intuitive as still needs to learn. What does this say about more complex things?
  4. Apple Fritter macrumors member

    Apple Fritter

    Oct 20, 2017
    The problem is if technology only served to make ignorant people comfortable our wheels would still be rectangular.
  5. Suunto macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2017
    So let me get this straight.

    People complain that the iPhone is getting boring and needs a change.

    Change happens and people complain.

    Got it.
  6. Act3 macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2014
    Change for the sake of change isn’t always better
  7. iSayBoourns macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    But if people are asking for change because things are boring. Then they are asking for change for the sake of change.
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    I don't believe ios 11 is change for the sake of change. This applies to ios 10,9,8...etc.
  9. FriendlyMackle macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2011
    Hahahaha! Excellent!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:06 PM ---
    And yet, the greatest source of car crashes and deaths is...drivers. Some people just shouldn't be trusted with heavy machinery, whether it's due to intellect (or lack thereof), temperament, or inattentiveness. I think the same goes for any technology people use. Should we have been stranded in 1985 because people were 'afraid' of computers? Because they were, the 'normal' adults.
  10. KingslayerG5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2017
    Only if the changes become worse.
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And if different people see it differently?
  12. digitalexplr macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri
  13. Plumber007 macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2016
    too many buttons can be bewildering for lots of people. I visit 20 to 30 household a week and see people hold the volume
    button rather than pressing mute regularly. Hide a function off screen? forget it, the ios 11 user guide is 700 pages on my ipad.
  14. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2016
    BaseCamp Pro
    Sorry, what’s the issue? There is a simple and straightforward way to share and from what I’ve seen steps have been taken to make it more consistent and intuitive.
  15. inkahauts macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2014
    What screen are they swiping up from? I still tap the share button and the right at the top as always is the space for air drop...
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    They didn’t know that 3D Touch existed? It’s been an iPhone thing for years.

    You’re not talking about “your average iPhone user,” you’re talking about two remedial iPhone users. Why should we use them as a benchmark? They exist, but they’ll always be behind the curve.
  17. TonyC28 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2009
    I recently started to use AirDrop for sending pics to my wife. I’ve been accessing it through the share button. What do you 3D Touch to access it?
  18. JM, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:10 PM
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    I would argue that iOS 11 behavior of not turning off the Bluetooth and wifi when pressing in CC is following what I found Apple's mantra in early 2000's OSX: make the unimportant stuff a non-issue so a user can more quickly and thoughtlessly get to the things that help them accomplish what they want to do.

    I always found OSX to be intuitive and very aware of what the user cared about (I can only speak to early 2000's OSX)

    So, the behavior of the CC "hiding" the airdrop is an example of hiding a task that should intuitively "just work". Perhaps Airdrop should have never been so prominent in CC.

    This is coming from a person who is quick to criticize Apple :)

    *agreeing with you, if that wasn't clear.

    ** just remembered how much I loved OS X. I wish iOS could return to the intuitive "we know best" design.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:15 PM ---
    iOS is not intuitive, I agree. More complex and useful, but not simple and intuitive. Maybe that's the trade off to get what we have today.
  19. Radon87000 macrumors 603

    Nov 29, 2013
    Android is actually more intuitive than iOS nowadays.
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Windows Phone is even more so.
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    What Exit?/Saguaro Country
    Not to mention Ubuntu; it’s the most “intooitive”.
  22. Radon87000 macrumors 603

    Nov 29, 2013
    I have Windows Phones (Lumia 820 and Lumia 735) and they had the best looking interface and seemed the most intuitive out of all 3 OS to me. Too bad no one bothered to develop for it. Still have a soft spot for Nokia.
  23. Act3 macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2014
    maybe the ones asking for change aren't the ones complaining about the change
  24. RecentlyConverted macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2015
    I thought
    I think it’s for changing the airdrop settings between off, or contacts and everyone - force touch the airplanes mode, mobile data, WiFi or Bluetooth icons to get into sub menu to change airdrop recipients.
  25. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    My brother, his wife and a couple of other people I know did not. I showed it to them and they acted like I just discovered fire.

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