Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Grey bar on the bottom of screen

scubadivingfool

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 19, 2012
3
0
For the life of me I can't figure out how to get the Grey bar off the bottom. Can anyone help? The iPhone is a 4 btw.
 

Attachments

  • photo.JPG
    photo.JPG
    500.2 KB · Views: 2,961

batting1000

macrumors 604
Sep 4, 2011
7,305
1,519
Florida
For the life of me I can't figure out how to get the Grey bar off the bottom. Can anyone help? The iPhone is a 4 btw.

It's the dock. The iPhone 4 dock doesn't seem to have the the translucency effect and for now, it seems like this is intended. Not sure if they'll add translucency to it or not in future betas.
 
Comment

kerrikins

macrumors 65816
Sep 22, 2012
1,204
436
I think the 4 is intended to have translucency - the advertisements show it as having it - but as of right now the OS is buggy and it ends up being the colour you have there. You'll have to wait until it's fixed or just deal with it if it turns out the 4 doesn't get translucency.

I can't imagine that they won't fix it, though, it's glaring and ruins the feel and there are still a lot of people using 4s.
 
Comment

batting1000

macrumors 604
Sep 4, 2011
7,305
1,519
Florida
I think the 4 is intended to have translucency - the advertisements show it as having it - but as of right now the OS is buggy and it ends up being the colour you have there. You'll have to wait until it's fixed or just deal with it if it turns out the 4 doesn't get translucency.

I can't imagine that they won't fix it, though, it's glaring and ruins the feel and there are still a lot of people using 4s.

Apple can edit images how ever they want. ;) It's likely to come in a future beta I'd think.
 
Comment

Dalton63841

macrumors 65816
Nov 27, 2010
1,449
6
SEMO, USA
I think the 4 is intended to have translucency - the advertisements show it as having it - but as of right now the OS is buggy and it ends up being the colour you have there. You'll have to wait until it's fixed or just deal with it if it turns out the 4 doesn't get translucency.

I can't imagine that they won't fix it, though, it's glaring and ruins the feel and there are still a lot of people using 4s.

What advertisements show the iPhone 4 with it? All the ads I've seen show the iPhone 5. It is common practice that when a new version of iOS comes out the older generations don't get some of the fancier features.
 
Comment

kerrikins

macrumors 65816
Sep 22, 2012
1,204
436
Apple can edit images how ever they want. ;) It's likely to come in a future beta I'd think.

I know :p But I don't think they'd show it as having it in the pictures if it wasn't going to, and either way, it's still ugly on my old 4 as compared to my 5. Current debate about the new icons aside, Apple doesn't usually go for 'ugly'.
 
Comment

fivedots

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2011
695
3
Don't know what the solution will be, but I can almost 99% guarantee that it will not ship as a solid grey block on the iPhone 4.
 
Comment

bige12

macrumors 6502a
Apr 6, 2009
819
123
Vienna, VA
To me with the all of the screen shots that I'm seeing it looks like the iPhone 4 will not have the translucently , I think the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5 will have the translucently
 
Comment

ZacNicholson

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2011
875
1,070
Indiana
What advertisements show the iPhone 4 with it? All the ads I've seen show the iPhone 5. It is common practice that when a new version of iOS comes out the older generations don't get some of the fancier features.

i think he is talking about the one on the apple website
 
Comment

fivedots

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2011
695
3
i think he is talking about the one on the apple website Image

Interesting. It looks more transparent on the website then it actually does on an iPhone 5.

Also, I don't recall there being a transparent overlay for the status bar on my install as is shown in those images.
 
Comment

MacReloaded

macrumors 6502
Oct 31, 2007
407
0
Canada
Interesting... That could have been negligently overlooked when creating the banner. It could also just be a bug like many are saying. :confused:

They overlooked it. They just copied and pasted the 4S image for the 4.

You can see the black slits matching the 4S on the 4.

Take a look back on the iOS 6 page.

They used the proper images there even though the home screen is the same.
 
Last edited:
Comment

MacReloaded

macrumors 6502
Oct 31, 2007
407
0
Canada
My guess is that they tried the translucency and gaussian blur but performance was terrible. They didn't want to remove just the gaussian blur which would look nice in the dock but terrible in Control Center. So in the mean time, for consistency, they just disabled both and made it solid grey instead.
 
Comment

Fliesen

macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2010
758
2
Austria
They overlooked it. They just copied and pasted the 4S image for the 4.
Image
You can see the black slits matching the 4S on the 4.

the CDMA iPhone 4 has the same antenna construction as the 4S ;)

still, i'm siding with your "they just lazily copy'n'pasted it" theory

i also think it'll come in a later beta, because it looks pretty crappy imho.
 
Comment

MacReloaded

macrumors 6502
Oct 31, 2007
407
0
Canada
the CDMA iPhone 4 has the same antenna construction as the 4S ;)

still, i'm siding with your "they just lazily copy'n'pasted it" theory

i also think it'll come in a later beta, because it looks pretty crappy imho.

Ah right. The CDMA slipped my mind since it's not an international model.
 
Comment

DDustiNN

macrumors 68020
Jan 27, 2011
2,005
881
Interesting. It looks more transparent on the website then it actually does on an iPhone 5.

Also, I don't recall there being a transparent overlay for the status bar on my install as is shown in those images.

Mine is not transparent on iPhone 5. Only the very very top of the bar is slightly, but the rest is always a solid color based on my background. I wish looked like the Control Center at least :(
 
Comment

fivedots

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2011
695
3
Mine is not transparent on iPhone 5. Only the very very top of the bar is slightly, but the rest is always a solid color based on my background. I wish looked like the Control Center at least :(

I really don't think it will ship in its current form. Too blocky and unnecessary visual clutter. Boxes in the screen and makes it feel smaller.
 
Comment

KeanosMagicHat

macrumors 68000
May 18, 2012
1,546
544
The dock does have some translucency on my 4S.

Problem is that on an almost black wallpaper, it's barely noticeable looking more like it big grey bar.

It needs to be made more translucent I believe.
 
Last edited:
Comment

Pippin01

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2013
3
0
I've just updated my software to iOS 7 on the iPhone 5 and also have this ugly big grey bar! Is there a way for me to make it translucent? Thanks in advance.
 
Comment

dsh3

macrumors 6502a
Apr 30, 2012
517
205
Denmark
I've just updated my software to iOS 7 on the iPhone 5 and also have this ugly big grey bar! Is there a way for me to make it translucent? Thanks in advance.

It changes color depending on the wallpaper you use, try change the wallpaper and see the dock change its color too.
 
Comment

Xempt

macrumors newbie
Sep 19, 2013
2
0
I agree. I use a pure black wallpaper and the ugly gray bar and the gray icon groupings that were never an issue in ios6 make me want to revert back to ios6 if ios7 is going to be this ugly.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.