iPhone App switcher

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ledzepfan1981, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

    ledzepfan1981

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    I like iOS 9 so far, apart from one thing. I don't like the new interface of the app switcher (or whatever it's called) when you double press the Home button to switch between your open apps.

    Is there an option in settings to revert back to the old interface please?

    Thank you.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    No. But you'll get used to it. It's great for skimming through app contents.
     
  3. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    It’s horrible. More complex than before and just not a clear. It serves no useful benefit overt the previous.

    Try closing everything and re-booting your device…..boom they're back!
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    No. They had to change it for 3D Touch I suppose.
     
  5. r-m macrumors 6502a

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    My issue with it, is that it's poor for comparing info.
    If you've got edge to edge info on one app screen, and want to quickly glance to type it into another app, you can't see the right hand edge because the "closest" app is covering it.
    It's only a small bit that's covered up, but I find it covering up just enough to be frustrating.
     
  6. ledzepfan1981 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks. I wouldn't mind, but the little red numbered notifications have gone.
     
  7. r-m macrumors 6502a

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    and that. It's one of those things that sits in the back of your mind telling you something is missing.
    I find myself skipping over, say, Mail app in the switcher, only to go back to home screen and see I have unread emails. Then opening Mail app.
     
  8. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    exactly !!! The badges for apps are gone when in app switching ... Do I really have to go into the imessage app to see if I got a message instead of just seeing a badge icon when I use app switching ??? Who is the genius behind these decision ?? Why have no one mention this to Apple in the open betas ??? I hardly think I am the only one who thought this was useful ...........
     
  9. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Just submitted an "enhancement request" in 9.1 beta. Worth a shot I guess

    I KNEW something was missing besides "favourites" but couldn't put my finger on it
     
  10. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks !!! well if not in 9.1 ..... maybe in 9.2 !!!
    For myself I would gladly take the badge icon back in the app swithcer
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not a fan of it. Why mess with something that worked well enough to begin with
     
  12. zhenya macrumors 603

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    It's a bit jarring at first, but now I'm thinking that content in those cards is a lot more legible than it used to be. A common way I use the task switcher is to quickly refer to something in another app without fully switching back to that app. In the old interface I could just barely read a lot of the small content. It seems much easier to read now. Maybe faster and smoother to scroll through the cards too?
     
  13. mrex macrumors 68020

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    not the best result... when switching apps, i usually miss the right one several times - moving too slippery... the same execution in android is way much better.
     
  14. MaltbyEarl macrumors newbie

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    The biggest deal for me with the app switcher is that it now shows when airplay mirroring. Prior, when using my iDevice to present, I could switch apps without the audience seeing. Now it is displayed in all its carousel glory.
     
  15. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    Be sure to turn off the porn in the web browser before App Switch in front of audience ! lol :p
     
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    As well as being worse in usability terms, it also stutters incredibly frequently on my 6 Plus. Flicking to the end of the app cards then pressing the home button results in an awful animation which just goes to a blank screen before all icons just appear without animation. It's very poor.

    It also drops many frames on my iPad Air making it a stuttery mess.

    I obviously bought the wrong iOS devices. My friend's 5s and Air 2 seem to animate flawlessly.
     
  17. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I hate how they overlap. Bring back the old way please!
     
  18. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

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    Or rather; worked better.
    You can't even see the app to the right of the current one, and barely make out the next one in the stack.
    To use a direct analogy; what is the benefit in having a deck of cards where you can only see the top card vs. having them spread in front of you to choose exactly the one you want.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm on the 6+ as well and I don't think they fully vetted it out it seems
    Definitely, I'm hating that as well :(
     
  20. Traverse macrumors 603

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    They claim that it's better for 3D touch, but I don't understand that. You just press the edge of the screen to activate the old app switcher too.
     
  21. ledzepfan1981 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow I'm pleased to see I'm not the only one who dislikes this and thanks for reporting it to Apple.
     
  22. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I don't like about it is how the Home Screen gets in the way of me closing out the last 2 apps.
     
  23. Leonick macrumors newbie

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    Why are you "closing" all the apps to begin with?
     
  24. Gryfter macrumors 6502

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    Im not a fan of it either. Sometimes while Im flipping through, it'll register as a flip up and close the app. The problem is the apps opened in app switcher are much larger and the scrolling left to right is way too slippery.
     
  25. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I must be in the minority, but I really like the new look. It finally stops me from saying "it's just like WebOS."
     

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