Apple shall make the "Home Bar" disappear after few seconds of inactivity

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by StellarVixen, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    This is what I have noticed recently, since the Home Bar is always there, it is leaving the mark on screen For now, this seems temporary, when I enter the app switcher, there is slight shadow where the bar was, but it slowly fades, it needs about a minute to fade completely, so this is not a burn in.


    At least not yet. I believe that with time, this is where the burn in will be permanent.


    There is no need for that bar to be always there. I hope Apple realized this already, and they are working to implement the fix.
     
  2. Kram Sacul macrumors regular

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    Uh, there's no shadow and the risk of burn in is pretty minimal. If there was the battery, signal and clock would do far more damage than the dreaded bar.
     
  3. igroeg macrumors newbie

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    I'm with the OP. I think an on/off toggle for the home bar would be nice.
     
  4. StellarVixen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OMG, do you think I am hallucinating or something? There is clear mark visible where the bar is. As I said, it slowly fades away, so this is more like image retention, not burn in. For now.


    I do not know why the clock, signal strength and battery do not do the same, but home bar does.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    A few discussions about this kind of thing, some from even iOS 11 days with iPhone X:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...’s-where-we-need-to-swipe-to-go-home.2159711/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/please-give-us-the-option-to-hide-the-home-bar.2140873/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-remove-home-bar.2085868/
     
  6. StellarVixen thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It in a way implies what Apple's thinking is when it comes to that -- that basically they think (at least so far) that it's good the way that it is.
     
  8. StellarVixen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Judging from all what happened in the past few years, I am not comfortable with "Apple thinks it's OK".
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's not really about being comfortable or something like that, simply the reality of it. At some point Apple might re-consider their approach to it, or perhaps they might not--no way to really tell and short of perhaps something like jailbreaking and using some tweak there isn't really much else that could be done about something like that.
     
  10. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

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    No offense. But I feel that burn in is unlikely with the home bar. The colors of the home bar changes very often. Between switching apps and etc. it’s not on screen as much as we generally thing. Especially in the same “color”.
     
  11. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just tired of seeing the bar on the bottom of apps so I do hope we'll be able to turn it off in iOS 13.
     
  12. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the apps I use on a regular basis, every single one of them has a light background so the home bar is black. On an OLED screen, black is ‘off’ so can’t burn in...
     

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