Can't adjust brightness while app is full screen.

Jensend

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I like the new dock. It is similar to the task switcher bar with the linen background from several years ago.

What I don't like about iOS 11 is that there is no way to access the brightness slider while keeping the active app full screen. It's easier to adjust brightness to the proper level if you are looking at the content you are adjusting the brightness for. I would really like a brightness slider above Recent Apps section of the dock. I change brightness quite often, and it would be nice to be able to quickly change brightness while only moving my thumb about an inch on the corner of the screen.
 
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Tozovac

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I like the new dock. It is similar to the task switcher bar with the linen background from several years ago.

What I don't like about iOS 11 is that there is no way to access the brightness slider while keeping the active app full screen. It's easier to adjust brightness to the proper level if you are looking at the content you are adjusting the brightness for. I would really like a brightness slider above Recent Apps section of the dock. I change brightness quite often, and it would be nice to be able to quickly change brightness while only moving my thumb about an inch on the corner of the screen.
Hear hear!! It’s always astounding to me how badly Apple keeps botching the ability to easily adjust screen brightness. In iOS 10, soon as you tried to adjust the brightness by raising the control panel, the screen dimmed and you lost your reference. Now, with that useless blurring when you raise the control panel, again you lose your reference point. Could it be there’s noone left at Apple who actually knows how to think like how customers use their devices?
 
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Mlrollin91

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Hear hear!! It’s always astounding to me how badly Apple keeps botching the ability to easily adjust screen brightness. In iOS 10, soon as you tried to adjust the brightness by raising the control panel, the screen dimmed and you lost your reference. Now, with that useless blurring when you raise the control panel, again you lose your reference point. Could it be there’s noone left at Apple who actually knows how to think like how customers use their devices?
The dimming in iOS 9/10 was completely intentional. It dimmed on CC, but as soon as you touched the brightness slider, it went up to the brightness of the display it currently was at, and that became your new reference point. The point that CC dimmed was so it wasn't blinding. But again, as soon as you touched the slider, it allowed to make real time changes.
 

Tozovac

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The dimming in iOS 9/10 was completely intentional. It dimmed on CC, but as soon as you touched the brightness slider, it went up to the brightness of the display it currently was at, and that became your new reference point. The point that CC dimmed was so it wasn't blinding. But again, as soon as you touched the slider, it allowed to make real time changes.
I realize that, but starting over just never felt like it worked as well as if it had never dimmed. That may sound like nitpicking to some, but it was annoying then and it’s it’s much, much worse now.
 
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stevemiller

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Agreed. I’m really not a fan of control centre on the iPad for exactly the reasons you’ve outlined. I don’t see why it needed to be combined with app switching at all.
 

iSayBoourns

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Agreed. I’m really not a fan of control centre on the iPad for exactly the reasons you’ve outlined. I don’t see why it needed to be combined with app switching at all.
People complained iOS on the iPad didn’t utilize the extra screen space (even specifically calling out CC for wasting space.) Now that they’ve combined CC with the app switcher to utilize that screen space better, people are complaining it’s using the space.
 

Tozovac

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People complained iOS on the iPad didn’t utilize the extra screen space (even specifically calling out CC for wasting space.) Now that they’ve combined CC with the app switcher to utilize that screen space better, people are complaining it’s using the space.
Oh come on. It’s not about whether or not available space was used, this is about how the function works and whether or not it does its job in a way that some users like.
 
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ecthomp

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I actually just came to see if there was a way to customize this! I HATE the new control center on the iPad. One of the things I do most often is play music and read something. To go to the next song, I could pull up the control center and keep reading for a few seconds while I found a new song. Now, it completely minimizes what I’m doing so I can’t multitask. This is a step backwards. I have no idea why they would think this is a good design because it completely inhibits multitasking.
 
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