Features lost in the iOS 4 to 5 transition?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jent, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a

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    An odd question, but are there any features that are actually removed or crippled in iOS 5? I'm planning on continuing to use MobileMe until it expires in June of next year, as the MobileMe Gallery is a great solution for my needs. In iOS 5, the Gallery app works, but there is no "Send to MobileMe" option in the share menu of the Photos app.

    What else has gone away?
     
  2. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    Not so much a feature, but the iPod icon. I miss that little fella.
     
  3. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I hear you, it was one of my favourite icons on my home screen - a much better design than the current 'Music' icon. Small but still!
     
  4. Mindy60 macrumors regular

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    As you all know, Siri is now part of iPhone 4S. I was using Siri on my iPhone 4 before the iOS5 update and was pretty cool. Oh well...
     
  5. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Even Tho I decided to go ahead and upgrade to the 4S, I would have liked to have been able to keep Siri on my 4, and my wife actually used it and didn't upgrade to the "S" so she thinks the same. I wish the video was still merged with iPod. The thing I likes about the iPod icon is that people who were unfamiliar new that the iPhone, included a iPod.
     
  6. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Now when people ask me does my iPhone have an iPod on it, instead of a simple "Yep!", I have to say, "No, but it does have music and video apps that provide the same functionality."
     
  7. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Instead of separating the iPod app on the iPhone they should have made them one app on the ipod touch
     
  8. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    turn off 3g

    being able to turn off 3g network is lost, I miss it.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Someone pointed out recently that iOS 5 no longer has a global notifications on/off switch.
     
  10. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Seriously? The name of the app really throws you that bad? This is just to align the iPhone with the iPad, since it always had a music and video app. Why should they be mixed anyway? They are completely different medium.
     
  11. Humptydump macrumors member

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    Calendar

    Within the calendar alerts, you use to be able to set it twice.
    Always used to set for meetings with an hour left before, and then 30 mins before so at that point I knew it was my final wake up call to start on my way to the meeting. Now gone... Why.

    Strange thing is all the appointments I had set prior to the change from Iphone 4 to 4s have still got both alerts. But all new do not.
     
  12. mkrishnan, Oct 25, 2011
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    I still have two alerts for my calendar items in iOS 5....

    [​IMG]
     
  13. redscull macrumors 6502a

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    Screen resolution in Safari on iPads lost 30 pixels of height.
     
  14. Humptydump macrumors member

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  15. vanfanel1 macrumors member

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    Being able to make video playlists is gone. I still have my old video playlist but since they made videos and music separate apps I can no longer select videos for playlists. I also tried making them in itunes but it still isn't selectable when syncing the iphone.
     
  16. sumone macrumors regular

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    I'm more disappointed with the redesign of the music/ipod app as a whole, not the icon. I preferred the design in iOS4 :(
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    Folk complaining about lack of iPod icon: create a folder called "iPod", drag the video and music player inside. Problem solved.
     
  18. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    How?
     
  19. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    My biggest complaint is lack of arrow buttons in the camera app to go back and forth between photos.

    You are FORCED to swipe now, and it isn't nearly as fast as being able to hold down the arrow. :( Bring it back, Apple.
     
  20. Mindy60 macrumors regular

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    Siri was available in the App Store and I installed it. I think it's cool. As it is now (no longer in the App store), why limit it to just the 4S if the iPhone 4 can use it, too. Bummer...

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    When I think of an iPod, it is an MP3 player. An iPod is a device. But with the iPhone, for me it seems more appropriate to call it "Music" vs "iPod" since we are talking about music on a device which is a smart phone and not an MP3 player. But that is just me. I like the change. ;)
     
  21. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Two alarms only seem to exist in icloud calendars, presumably to make icloud calendars look "better". :mad:

    If you use google calendar, you can still set many email and sms notifications via the web interface.
     
  22. Azerkens macrumors newbie

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    Be careful. Lots of Mobile Me customers (including myself) are losing their documents when syncing with iCloud. Back up all your iWork documents before your transition.
     
  23. Ralphalph macrumors member

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    Time Capsule Remote Access

    Remote "back to my mac" access to your time capsule disk no longer works once you update to iCloud.
     
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  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean by this one? I still have select all when I'm typing. Do you mean it's gone when you're reading (e.g. if you select from a webpage)? Was it there previously? (Ooh, and I didn't know there was this increase/decrease quote level feature now in composing e-mails!)
     

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