iPhone App Switch in 9.2

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  1. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    I was switching apps in the new iOS 9.2 and I realized an improvement. Now it goes from one app and stops. Now you can switch to a different app with more precision.

    Nice!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's a change to how it works with Reduced Motion enabled (basically the motion has been reduced in that area as well).
     
  3. AddisonIII macrumors regular

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    I get more blank pages w/9.2 before it would be just 1.
     
  4. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    I do not like the reduced motion app switcher now :mad:
     
  5. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Its faster switching between apps. but i dont like the animation :/
     
  6. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    I think this is definitely an improvement. Before, I would often switch to the wrong app because of the way it scrolls. Now it's smoother and easier to pick the app you're looking for. Great improvement.
     
  7. miknos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't noticed without reduced motion enabled. Before I would do a swipe and It'll jump many apps. And I had to carefully stop one card and press twice so I could switch an app. Now it is more precise. I think it's an improvement.

    EDIT: BeeGood described precisely what I think.
     
  8. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    Hehe :) Its diffently a switcher to get used to :)
     
  9. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    It have a little iOS 7 switcher to it, because of the speed swiping through apps imo :)
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's certainly an upside. A potential downside is that it requires more (deliberate/individual) swipes to get through different apps.
     
  11. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    True, but that's not an issue for me. When I'm multitasking, it's generally only between a couple of apps at a time, back and forth (say, if I'm reading something and taking notes in OneNote).
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    One other potential downside is that you don't see the app icon and name at the top of the next and/or previous app (or basically any other apps) aside from the one that you are viewing at the time as you swipe through app cards.
     
  13. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Since updating to iOS 9.2, the multitasking app switcher feels rough like switching in steps unlike in 9.1 where it was quite fluid. Anyone else noticed this?
     
  14. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    One of the first things I've noticed. Browsing through the multitasking screen one app at a time isn't gonna cut it. This is pretty rough
     
  15. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is. But now I find it easier to navigate to a specific app. Before it was kind of messy and hit and miss.
     
  16. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    I got advice from another user. If you have Reduce Motion on, it does this. If you switch it off, it goes back to how it was
     
  17. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    With Reduced Motion Off, it's as in 9.1, but then you get those app opening closing animations. That was the reason to switch it off in the first place.
    With the new app switcher being so jagged, it feels like it's unnaturally stopping on the app, If you have more apps open and want to switch, now it feels like scrubbing on the screen.

    This new effect feels like out of place, everwhere else on iOS you have nice smooth rubber-band effect and then suddenly on app switcher you have drag-drag-drag.

     
  18. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. That's helpful.
     
  19. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I like how they're trying to keep consistency in the Settings but this def feels out of place.
     
  20. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    This app switcher Reduce motion should be decoupled from app opening/closing animation.
    The new app switcher feels out of place since there is no smooth scrolling and rubber band effect present everywhere in iOS. They can make it visually smooth and still jump to next app.

     
  21. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I have reduced motion OFF, and i think that it works great (much better than 9.1). I can flip through apps one at a time or swipe through several, before it stops. Best of both worlds IMO.
     
  22. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I don't like reduce motion, but I like the app switcher from reduce motion. I wish I could have the 1-by-1 app switcher without reduce motion enabled. I hate the current app switcher.
     

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