Have they fixed the hideous icon in messages yet?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by coldjeanzzz, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    I've been out of the loop on iOS 10 lately, but I remember people were complaining about how ugly it looked if you didn't have a person's photo there from your contacts. Does it still look like that?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What part of that looked ugly (as in where exactly)? And ugly in what way?
     
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    QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    He's talking about the contact icon if you don't have a picture for a contact. It instead shows the first initial and last initial. People thought the grey circle with white text was ugly.

    OP, they've flattened it so it isn't 3D.
     

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  4. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    It was changed in an earlier beta. It now looks more inline with the rest of the OS.

    Edit: you can see a comparison in this video at 6:50

     
  5. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    The font is also now thinner in beta 4.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I just don't understand why we can't remove it. We can remove contact photos from the list view of messages, but not the thread itself.
     
  7. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    These icons use mathematical center instead of optical (that would move the text a little bit downward), which looks odd and unnatural.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At one point we couldn't even remove those until an update added that functionality. Perhaps that option will be added at some point (or be linked to the option for the messages list view).
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I sure hope so, I just feel like its completely wasted space.
     
  10. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by 'remove contact photos'?
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's an option to remove those from being displayed in the Messages conversation list, but it doesn't apply to actual conversations themselves where in iOS 10 the contact photos (or initials) seem to be present there at the top.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Exactly what C DM said. In iOS 9, you can remove the photos or initials from the message thread list. The setting is located Settings -> Messages. This option is still available in iOS 10, but it only applies to the thread list view and not the individual conversation.
     
  13. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Found it! I'd never actually noticed this, thanks.
     

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