Anyone else not liking the app switcher ?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by audirs5, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. audirs5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    When you scroll throughout the apps it just flies by. So when you try and stop on one you either click on it or you have to find the right dance between scrolling and not going to fast. I find that closing apps is ****ing a mission now.i can't be the only one
  2. Scurrell macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Inclined to agree. Much preferred it the way it was
  3. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    Its very finicky. If you try opening an app when it's scrolling it works but you might tap the wrong app. If you sit there and wait for it to stop scrolling there is a moment before it has stopped and when it has stopped where nothing happens when you tap. I like the look but it's harder to use.
  4. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Meh, I don't use at as much with the new "back" feature of iOS 9 and the recent apps on the spotlight page.
  5. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    I prefer iOS 8's switcher as well. I don't use it much, other than to close a misbehaving app or to turn off my GPS apps.
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I agree - liked the old way better but I suspect I'll get used to it and then I'll like it.
  7. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    It took me a day to get used to the new app switcher, but I'm good at using it now. It seems to be a matter of re-training muscle memory to the movement of the cards.
  8. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    I've always complained about the physics of the App Switcher. It never stops when you tap like everywhere else on iOS.
  9. Applenoob34 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    I love the app switcher. Admittedly, I only use it to kill apps. I think it looks much better and live swiping two of them up at the same time.
  10. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    It has potential but has some serious bugs at the moment.
    For ease of use, iOS8 was better.
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    What I don't like about it is typical Apple form over function.

    I used to use the app switcher as a tool to look back but now past apps are partially covered preventing me from looking at them. For example sometime I'll receive a phone number via text or email that is followed by another number so I can't call it (which is a problem itself, see attached image).


    So what I would do is switch back and forth from the app switcher without ever going into the messages/email app. If the number is on the right the foreground app covers it preventing me from seeing it. Long press and copy then paste then back space that other number out works too but still...more of a hassle then it needs to be.
  12. Swampbaby985 macrumors member


    Nov 25, 2013
    East Texas
    I wish iOS would have webOS multitasking/app switcher. I will forever think that that's the BEST app switcher/multitasking function I've ever come across.
  13. Scottm1207 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    I was just thinking this morning how annoying it is now. I can't stand it. Don't know what users they tested who said it was an improvement, but clearly they just wanted to do something different, and not something worthwhile.
  14. audirs5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    Someone send this to Apple.. And at the same time, find out who the **** approves these things and says, "yes this works. This is a good idea. "

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