Go back to the homescreen instead of "going back to the opened folder"?

chad.petree

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This is driving me crazy, every time I open an which is in a folder and want to go back to the homescreen (which I do several times a day) the phone takes me to the "opened folder" , I keep a lot of my apps on folders so every time I want to go back to the homescreen I have to click the touchid button twice , and it takes longer of course, is there a way to change this behavior? :(
 

TonyC28

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It's certainly not the end of the world, but I hear ya....feels like closing the app should take you back to the home screen and the folder.
 

fiveainone

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No you can't ... but really? A 2nd tap takes that long?
Why can't people understand this? Are you the same type of people that takes 15 seconds to make a left turn on a green left arrow?

If everyone is happy with what they have, 14.4 dial up would still be around.

"Really? You can't wait 3 minutes to have a 1,000,000 byte of data containing 1200 pixels to transmit through the TELEPHONE line and conveniently translate into image data to display on your brand new 13" curved display® 256 color monitor??"

Or, "Really? 30 seconds to skin an apple is too long?"


Point being, if you're doing the same thing 100 times a day, then yes, any reduction to unnecessary steps is extremely satisfying and rewarding. This is how the world moves forward, while other people sit and enjoy their dialup modem.
 

ZEEN0j

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You can't please everyone without options. But I still believe it makes more sense for it to go back to the folder. That's where I came from right. And it would be just as annoying if say I have a work folder and would have to open the folder every time I need to open those apps.
 

rugmankc

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Seen a lot of threads on iPhone not fast enough. And nothing against the OPs, but iPhone users must be the busiest people in the world--;)

I am older than most , but still OCD on getting things done fast. Sometimes too fast and screw up. But, iPhone does seem awful quick compared to my S4. Things could always be better though--:)

A valid point on the folder issue. For me though the two folders I use most often are News and Social. And, going back to the folder works for me as I will check out several sites at one time while in the folder. :)
 

sunking101

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It would solve this issue amicably for all concerned it we could either touch the folder to go back into it, or the area of (at the moment unresponsive) homescreen around it to go back to the start screen again (homepage).
 

IrishVixen

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Can't do a thing about it if you're stock. If you're jailbroken, I believe there are several tweaks that will do this.

(Count me on the side of this SHOULD be at least an option on stock firmware. No, an extra tap to close out of a folder isn't a big deal...until you realize you do it 30 times for every one time you actually need another app in the same folder.)
 

chad.petree

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Can't do a thing about it if you're stock. If you're jailbroken, I believe there are several tweaks that will do this.

(Count me on the side of this SHOULD be at least an option on stock firmware. No, an extra tap to close out of a folder isn't a big deal...until you realize you do it 30 times for every one time you actually need another app in the same folder.)
Exactly my thoughts :rolleyes: out of 30 times I want to tap on another app on the same folder maybe 3 times, I'm not exaggerating
 

GreyOS

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Eh, when you press home after opening a non-folder app on the 2nd homescreen, you return to the 2nd homescreen. Some people out there might find that annoying and wish to return to the 1st at all times. Point is, I don't think it's unreasonable that Apple make the assumption you wish to return to where you were before. And although it may be time saving for you I can think of several workflows where returning to your previous screen and folder saves a lot of time.

Could be an option though, no argument there.
 

chad.petree

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For all of you being annoyed by this behaviour, there's a tweak for us (of course if you have jailbreak) it's called "foldercloser" give it a try! The ideal thing would be having Apple giving of the option to choose, but until then foldercloser will do just fine ;)
 

EthanLMT

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Lol I didn't even notice it did that XD I always just tap out of the folder without even noticing it was open to begin with #
 

andyw715

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You could always press the home button (back to originating folder) then touch the screen (back to the originating home screen)
 

chad.petree

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You could always press the home button (back to originating folder) then touch the screen (back to the originating home screen)
That's what I was doing, but since I installed the "foldercloser" tweak, I don't have to deal with the folder issue anymore :)
 
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