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In iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple revamped the iCloud section of the Apple Account (formerly Apple ID) that's available in the Settings app. The redesigned interface has much of the same functionality, but a "Saved to iCloud" feature makes it clearer how storage is being used.

icloud-redesign-ios-18.jpg

Saved to iCloud replaces Apps Using iCloud, and it provides more information at a glance. Rather than just listing whether iCloud is on for an app, you can see how much storage space Messages takes up, how many Notes are stored, how many Photos are in iCloud, and more.

Tapping into each section provides additional detail and tools for managing storage, much of which was available before. While the main interface no longer shows where the majority of iCloud storage is going by file type, tapping the Storage bar shows the full breakdown and list of apps using the most storage.

If you subscribe to iCloud+, there's a new "Subscriber Edition" icon, which is similar to the icon that Apple uses for Apple News+. iCloud+ features can be listed and managed through the iCloud+ section.

There's also a more prominent "Recommended For You" suggestions interface that recommends things like deleting inactive backups, upgrading to a new iCloud+ plan, and more, along with quicker access to iCloud backups.

Article Link: iCloud Interface Gets Overhaul in iOS 18
 

CrysisDeu

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Looks like an Android..
If there’s no enforcement and central guidelines, people tend to learn from other products on the market- Android and Microsoft.

So there really no surprise. Apples’ software design have zero consistency nowadays. I don’t want them to update old UIs, they are just ruining them.

Apple Music’s now playing bar had really great, fluid, and responsive animations. There was a WWDC talk on it with iPhone X release as well. But they failed to scale that ideology throughout the company. Apple Podcasts, with similar layouts didn’t have the same animation. Apple music classic had worse (****) animation. And again in iOS 18, they completely ruined it in the main Music App.

The new navbar/tab on iPad is also so weird as well. When you shrink the app to iPhone size, it will go to the bottom. So the same navigation component can be on the top, the side, and on the bottom on one single device.

The new calculator have a hamburger styled menu, wtf?

The button in the password app has a really weird button on the landing/greeting page.

The buttons in the new Photos app now live in a circle border. IOS button used to be borderless or rounded rectangles. And iOS now have three different types of rounded rectangles: circular, continuous, and a proprietary one used in homes app.

The filter button groups is different in almost single App, with a new look coming in the new mails App.

There are various types of search bar, and their interactions are different.

The new control center have circle and rounded rectangle buttons, which can transform from one to another, and the border radius doesn’t match!!!
 
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DeepIn2U

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The iPhone is a personal device, like many other smartphones right? We can all agree on this.

So WHY ON EARTH does iCloud or Settings in iOS and iPadOS NEED to show the person's full name and picture at the TOP of screen when the account has NEVER been changed to another?!

Does everyone around me - especially sitting in a public area or on public transit or at work - counterparts that are NOT my colleagues yet near me at say a major corporate meeting - NEED TO KNOW my FULL name by overlooking my screen?!

Surely I, nor YOU on your iPhone (or any phone as I'm on Samsung so they get the same ire here) - NEED to know our OWN NAME in any Settings or Cloud application on device. SHOW it 1 time ONLY with end user option to hide or remove it UNTIL the account has changed and with a warning whenever that is done!
 

CrysisDeu

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The iPhone is a personal device, like many other smartphones right? We can all agree on this.

So WHY ON EARTH does iCloud or Settings in iOS and iPadOS NEED to show the person's full name and picture at the TOP of screen when the account has NEVER been changed to another?!

Does everyone around me - especially sitting in a public area or on public transit or at work - counterparts that are NOT my colleagues yet near me at say a major corporate meeting - NEED TO KNOW my FULL name by overlooking my screen?!

Surely I, nor YOU on your iPhone (or any phone as I'm on Samsung so they get the same ire here) - NEED to know our OWN NAME in any Settings or Cloud application on device. SHOW it 1 time ONLY with end user option to hide or remove it UNTIL the account has changed and with a warning whenever that is done!
This is from my personal experience: when I try to design something I wanted to look cool, but I have no idea what to do and doesn’t have the capability to design something actually really nice and shiny.. I will start to use more complex (but still structured) layout, and add more readily available icons to add graphics, and color.

I need content to fill the layouts, and some places you just doesn’t have enough content to fill. What do you do? I just stuff random things onto the page just to fill the layout. That’s probably why they have the name and a subscribe icon.

HyperOS settings app looks clean and modern:


IMG_1816.jpeg

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klasma

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Looks like an Android..
If there’s no enforcement and central guidelines, people tend to learn from other products on the market- Android and Microsoft.

So there really no surprise. Apples’ software design have zero consistency nowadays. I don’t want them to update old UIs, they are just ruining them.

Apple Music’s now playing bar had really great, fluid, and responsive animations. There was a WWDC talk on it with iPhone X release as well. But they failed to scale that ideology throughout the company. Apple Podcasts, with similar layouts didn’t have the same animation. Apple music classic had worse (****) animation. And again in iOS 18, they completely ruined it in the main Music App.

The new navbar/tab on iPad is also so weird as well. When you shrink the app to iPhone size, it will go to the bottom. So the same navigation component can be on the top, the side, and on the bottom on one single device.

The new calculator have a hamburger styled menu, wtf?

The button in the password app has a really weird button on the landing/greeting page.

The buttons in the new Photos app now live in a circle border. IOS button used to be borderless or rounded rectangles. And iOS now have three different types of rounded rectangles: circular, continuous, and a proprietary one used in homes app.

The filter button groups is different in almost single App, with a new look coming in the new mails App.

There are various types of search bar, and their interactions are different.

The new control center have circle and rounded rectangle buttons, which can transform from one to another, and the border radius doesn’t match!!!
Yep, and with the sheer volume of first-party software that now ships with iOS and only continues to grow, there is no hope that the designs will ever be consolidated. At this point, Samsung's OneUI feels more consistent than iOS.
 

CrysisDeu

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Yep, and with the sheer volume of first-party software that now ships with iOS and only continues to grow, there is no hope that the designs will ever be consolidated. At this point, Samsung's OneUI feels more consistent than iOS.
It needs good leadership and a group of designers who follows a good design philosophy and are willing to push back

And the whole abomination of the sports app.. fml

On a side note, SwiftUI animation was pretty easy to use, but it’s also really really, easy fxxk up and build bad animations. I think that’s why the new Apps are worse with regards to animation and interactions. Personally don’t think complex animation should be declarative, they are not expressive enough.
 
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Shirasaki

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Saved to iCloud? So basically a Duplicate entry to that same set of settings Showing how much storage each iCloud enabled app is using? Are we going to lay out all settings in a giant scroll at the front? Or “customise” your iCloud screen by adding and removing cards as seen fit now?
 

ellpee

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Looks like an Android..
If there’s no enforcement and central guidelines, people tend to learn from other products on the market- Android and Microsoft.

So there really no surprise. Apples’ software design have zero consistency nowadays. I don’t want them to update old UIs, they are just ruining them.

Apple Music’s now playing bar had really great, fluid, and responsive animations. There was a WWDC talk on it with iPhone X release as well. But they failed to scale that ideology throughout the company. Apple Podcasts, with similar layouts didn’t have the same animation. Apple music classic had worse (****) animation. And again in iOS 18, they completely ruined it in the main Music App.

The new navbar/tab on iPad is also so weird as well. When you shrink the app to iPhone size, it will go to the bottom. So the same navigation component can be on the top, the side, and on the bottom on one single device.

The new calculator have a hamburger styled menu, wtf?

The button in the password app has a really weird button on the landing/greeting page.

The buttons in the new Photos app now live in a circle border. IOS button used to be borderless or rounded rectangles. And iOS now have three different types of rounded rectangles: circular, continuous, and a proprietary one used in homes app.

The filter button groups is different in almost single App, with a new look coming in the new mails App.

There are various types of search bar, and their interactions are different.

The new control center have circle and rounded rectangle buttons, which can transform from one to another, and the border radius doesn’t match!!!
Thanks for this. Good to know I’m not crazy. The other thing that is so annoying is all the different ways to select items. It seems like they are intentionally doing it all differently for who knows why. Otherwise it’s just a case of nobody caring including Federeghi.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Looks like an Android..
If there’s no enforcement and central guidelines, people tend to learn from other products on the market- Android and Microsoft.

So there really no surprise. Apples’ software design have zero consistency nowadays. I don’t want them to update old UIs, they are just ruining them.

Apple Music’s now playing bar had really great, fluid, and responsive animations. There was a WWDC talk on it with iPhone X release as well. But they failed to scale that ideology throughout the company. Apple Podcasts, with similar layouts didn’t have the same animation. Apple music classic had worse (****) animation. And again in iOS 18, they completely ruined it in the main Music App.

The new navbar/tab on iPad is also so weird as well. When you shrink the app to iPhone size, it will go to the bottom. So the same navigation component can be on the top, the side, and on the bottom on one single device.

The new calculator have a hamburger styled menu, wtf?

The button in the password app has a really weird button on the landing/greeting page.

The buttons in the new Photos app now live in a circle border. IOS button used to be borderless or rounded rectangles. And iOS now have three different types of rounded rectangles: circular, continuous, and a proprietary one used in homes app.

The filter button groups is different in almost single App, with a new look coming in the new mails App.

There are various types of search bar, and their interactions are different.

The new control center have circle and rounded rectangle buttons, which can transform from one to another, and the border radius doesn’t match!!!
On one hand Apple forbids third party apps to do this this that and that.
On the other hand Apple actively breaks the rules they setup by going free styling on UI/UX design.
At this point are you going to follow the rules? Or are you going to NOT follow the rules? Or Apple has become more and more authoritarian by the day?
It’s all over the place.
 

bruno7

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Well, I normally like round corners.

But this UI looks just so childish I can't believe.
When you compare those two screens the present one looks so clean.
Whereas the new one gives you so many rounded rectangles and even more rounded rectangles inside these rounded rectangles...

Where did the Apple's minimalism and clean design go?

Oh my...
 
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CrysisDeu

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On one hand Apple forbids third party apps to do this this that and that.
On the other hand Apple actively breaks the rules they setup by going free styling on UI/UX design.
At this point are you going to follow the rules? Or are you going to NOT follow the rules? Or Apple has become more and more authoritarian by the day?
It’s all over the place.
Yeah, in WWDC 22 or 23, there was a session about not creating a splash/welcome screen, but favor good and intuitive design. But in the same year, they introduced a suite of welcome screen in their own app. Last year they introduced the tip kit. I was like what do you mean??
 

CrysisDeu

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Thanks for this. Good to know I’m not crazy. The other thing that is so annoying is all the different ways to select items. It seems like they are intentionally doing it all differently for who knows why. Otherwise it’s just a case of nobody caring including Federeghi.
Yeah I find it harder and harder to use iOS now, I don't know how elder people can even use it.
I tried the new search in photos, and cannot intuitively find a way to exit the search screen. The search button is on the top but the search bar appears from the bottom.
 

Motorola68000

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I find Cloud functions getting slower, and 5Gb needs upgrading, but then no doubt Apple's 5Gb cloud is equivalent to 32Gb non Apple (TIC)
 

Shirasaki

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I find Cloud functions getting slower, and 5Gb needs upgrading, but then no doubt Apple's 5Gb cloud is equivalent to 32Gb non Apple (TIC)
It might be better if Apple offer no free iCloud storage option at all past “complimentary 7 days” and instead uses unspecified amount tied to their account to store some basic iCloud stuff for free. Those usually don’t take up much storage anyways, like passwords, bookmarks, some credentials, credit cards. Instead they prompt user to upgrade to basic tier which is $0.99/mo For 50GB.
 

SmugMaverick

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Looks like an Android..
If there’s no enforcement and central guidelines, people tend to learn from other products on the market- Android and Microsoft.

So there really no surprise. Apples’ software design have zero consistency nowadays. I don’t want them to update old UIs, they are just ruining them.

Apple Music’s now playing bar had really great, fluid, and responsive animations. There was a WWDC talk on it with iPhone X release as well. But they failed to scale that ideology throughout the company. Apple Podcasts, with similar layouts didn’t have the same animation. Apple music classic had worse (****) animation. And again in iOS 18, they completely ruined it in the main Music App.

The new navbar/tab on iPad is also so weird as well. When you shrink the app to iPhone size, it will go to the bottom. So the same navigation component can be on the top, the side, and on the bottom on one single device.

The new calculator have a hamburger styled menu, wtf?

The button in the password app has a really weird button on the landing/greeting page.

The buttons in the new Photos app now live in a circle border. IOS button used to be borderless or rounded rectangles. And iOS now have three different types of rounded rectangles: circular, continuous, and a proprietary one used in homes app.

The filter button groups is different in almost single App, with a new look coming in the new mails App.

There are various types of search bar, and their interactions are different.

The new control center have circle and rounded rectangle buttons, which can transform from one to another, and the border radius doesn’t match!!!

Spot on.

I've been saying this for months now on here, something is really wrong with the design teams at Apple lately and it really shows.

It's like a free for all from different teams and now looks a total mess, the fragmentation that Android use to get abused for is now all over iOS.

Google slowly fixed things but Apple has just gone wild, Craig and Jeff Williams are not the right people to lead software and hardware design at Apple.
 
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