Can you get rid of contacts in multitasking.

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  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Ok so my question is... Now in iOS 8 can you get rid of the contacts at the top of the multitasking. I don't like see something above the apps and don't feel I need that. Can some on using iOS 8 tell me if that can be turned off? Thank you
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    You're one tough guy to please aren't ya?

    First you don't like the predictive typing now you don't like this convenient feature. You may want to stay on iOS 7 I don't see Apple removing either.

    correction: You actually CAN turn off predictive typing by clicking the smiling face and choosing the option (just read it in another thread)
     
  3. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to not display it as well... Is there a setting?
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    No setting that I'm aware of. Pretty handy feature actually.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can scroll between Favorites and Recents but doesn't look like you can get rid of them.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm actually quite fond of the feature to be honest.

    P.S. I stablized iOS 8 Bets 1. itunes was stuck in a loop because it couldn't read the apps on my phone when syncing? I uninstalled all apps, synced my music first then redownloaded the apps from the App Store directly. Phone is stable now. :)
     
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    I got stuck on my 5C trying to do an update instead of full restore. just biting the bullet and going full restore. Can download everything anyhow....hopefully it works. I'm exhausted lol
     
  8. hurleyint1386 macrumors member

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    haha i could see this bring an issue...

    Girlfriend: Why does it say your ex is one of your recent people? Why have you been talking to them?
    Boyfriend: Baby... I... Baby.... but Apple doesn't allow me to turn that off!
     
  9. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    I hope this is iPhone only. Is this also present on iPad? I would rather not see people's faces above my apps every time I switch them. Seems like an odd place to put this feature in my opinion.
     
  10. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol. Predictive typing grew on me though
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    Geez LOL. Let the stuff grow on you before you try turning it off. I loved predictive typing in Android. :D
     
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    It's on iPad as well. There is currently no way to turn this off.
     
  14. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    If you set your "suspicious" contact numbers as only phone numbers and not as an actual contact they will not display in multitasking. Be a good memorizer like me, or keep them in your Notes...be creative...just don't confuse them...if you catch my drift ;)
     
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  16. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    How is it a violation of privacy? It's on your device..
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And so you should be able to change or clear it.
     
  18. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    I agree, i personally think it makes the whole experience crowded and disgusting.
     
  19. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    Quick question: Can you remove all favorites from Contacts/Phone, and see an empty space above your apps by double tapping for multitasking? I wasn't sure if this would work or not considering you have the option for favorites only and I'm not running betas this year.

    Please and thank you!
     
  20. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    No as clearly indicated above.
     
  21. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I hadn't seen that method of clearing them mentioned above.
     
  22. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    "There is currently no way to turn this off."
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The favorites part might get cleared that way, but not the recent part it would seem.
     
  24. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't understand this feature even a little bit. What sense does it make to put contacts in the multitasking view? It's just completely confusing. It's like they couldn't find anywhere else to put it so that's where it landed.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think Apple sees multitasking/recent apps almost like frequently used apps as well so they kind of stuck frequently used contacts in there as well (in the form of favorites and recent). Hopefully they'll provide a way to control that at least.
     

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