I pray to heavens Apple improves the uber annoying blue location bar because it’s driving me nutzzzz

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Goldfrapp, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    First and foremost, it’s a beta, and I’m fully aware of it.

    Second, let me be clear that it doesn’t drive me nuts that it’s almost constantly on. What does drive me nuts is how it’s currently implemented: whenever it reappears, the content on the screen jumps up and down with it. As a result, I end up tapping on the wrong link so many times, it’s nutzzz. Also, whenever it reappears, the link to go back to the previous app disappears. Uber annoying. I pray to heavens Apple improves its appearance.

  2. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    I also notice that when screen recording they removed the word ‘recording’ and the time elapsed.

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  3. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    What circumstances cause this to happen.... I don't experience this at all......
  4. Futhark macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2011
    Northern Ireland
    Go into privacy, then into the Uber app in Location Services and change it from Always to While Using this will cut down on the Uber blue bar
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Changes it from uber annoying, to just mildly annoying? :)
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Also on most apps that use location services you are prompted when you initially download the app to choose whether you want the service on all the time or only when using the app. I always choose "Only when using the app" as this not only gets rid of the blue bar, but also saves some on battery life.
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    The way the blue bar is implemented on the iPhone is annoying in general. It's also irritating when you have Personal Hotspot on. The iPad implementation is a lot better as it's just the status bar that turns blue and it doesn't use up any screen space or push the UI down.

    This is something Apple should fix.
  8. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    it isn't hard to do on iPhone either.. it's a jailbreak tweak
    looks much better than the current implementation doesn't it?
  9. lemimouth macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2015
    Until iOS 10 it was up to the developer to allow the "Only when using the app" option. For some apps there were only "Off" or "Always". iOS 11 changed this
  10. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    It's pretty hard to do if not jailbroken?.. but yes, the double wide status bar for hotspot especially is very very annoying when using phone as primary internet connection..
  11. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    lets remove all indicators of using location or hotspot or whatever, so then people can complain and threaten to sue apple cause they "werent obvious enough to the user when using such battery draining/data consuming tasks" etc. all know it will happen..

    sigh.. society cant all be pleased so pick something and stick with it, exactly what apple has done

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