I'm disappointed by the lack of a Toggle Wifi/etc widget on the Notifications Panel

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Calidude, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Seriously, weather and stocks? I have better apps for that in the first place, and I'm sick of getting tempted to jailbreak to get something so basic.

    There should have been a Toggle widget and at least 10 other widgets to choose from when the Notifications Panel launched.
     
  2. darster Suspended

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    I agree, the lack of widgets is disappointing, but I am sure this will be more in future updates. Just wish we could download some better widgets from iTunes.
     
  3. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like something that will be added in 5.1 or 5.2. I don't think you'll be missing it for long.
     
  4. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm just shocked at the lack of customization. I thought Apple would put more work into this panel.
     
  5. mikerudolph22 macrumors regular

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    Apple must have known about SBSettings for years now...PLEASE get that wifi /bluetooth/airplane mode toggle in there!
     
  6. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Imagine if we had to wait for iOS 7 for that.
     
  7. steve knight Suspended

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    we have been missing it for years. jailbreaking has given us that for years android has it for years apple still lagging behind.
     
  8. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Doubt that.

    Patiently waiting for an untethered jailbreak.
     
  10. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Can third parties link their apps with a widget? I'm guessing not.
     
  11. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    You say that like they don't know about it or they are incapable of doing it themselves. They simply do not want to do it. It adds complication, and it adds clutter to the user interface, which they planly do not want to do.

    I'm all for it, but of they put top many things on it starts looking like Android. And they don't want that.
     
  12. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hate to break it to you, but the Notification Panel was entirely taken from Android, so yes, they don't seem to care if it looks like Android because now it does.

    What they seem to care about is making sure people only get a handful of features at a time so they keep buying the new phone as they roll them out.
     
  13. gnagy macrumors regular

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    iOS 5 already has so many features that people are confused by it. The power of the iPhone was the simplicity. The more features they add the more nerds will like it, but the general public will like it less. It's impossible to please everyone with just one product.

    You probably should jailbreak or get an Android phone.
     
  14. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    You don't understand.
     
  15. idkmybffjon macrumors member

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    if you add anymore widgets than there already are you're going to have a serious problem, people won't see their notifications. its called notification center and NOT dashboard for a reason.
     
  16. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Don't understand what? Enlighten me.

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    What are you talking about? You can already take away and add the existing widgets back in as you please, and the Toggle widget should have been one of them, along with giving every app you install the ability to add a widget to notification panel at the user's discretion.

    Come on guys, you're acting like Apple is doing the best it can when really, by the 5th iteration of the OS, there should be more functionality in that panel than Weather and Stocks, and we shouldn't have to wait for 5.1 or iOS 6 to get it.
     
  17. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    I totally agree with you but if they have added weather and stock i think other widgets are possible check these site out
    -http://9to5mac.com/2011/06/23/iphone-patent-points-to-third-party-widgets-in-ios-5-notification-center/
     
  18. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Apple probably feels that they manage the battery and various battery intensive services well enough within the OS that it's not necessary.
     
  19. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Possibly, but as the above patent suggests, they know they can't craft an OS that will make everybody happy unless the user gets more control.
     
  20. marksman macrumors 603

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    It is a notification panel not a widget toggle panel
     
  21. marksman macrumors 603

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    All of this. They are not going to convolute the notification screen just because a small percentage of people want toggles. Those are things most people will never need access to on a regular basis. Before it ever gets added it would have to be done in a way that was not confusing or cluttering.

    Apple has a strong core sense for the essentially usability. At times this might decrease some advanced functionality.

    Seriously though the average user never needs to toggle those things and most of those who do don't do it very often. I realize a tiny subset of users might have a desire for that functionality but that is not how apple works
     
  22. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I would really love to have the WiFi on and off switch there, but if they were to add that, they would need some kind of a panel to put all the networks in, which would make the whole thing long and confusing. I'm sure they didn't do it for cosmetic reasons. It would clutter the space too much
     
  23. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Nah, on android phones the wifi switch just turns on/off wifi, and then your phone would automatically join whatever networks you had saved on your phone already.
     
  24. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I think they should add it in the multitask bar/tray. Maybe swipe to the right twice. I don't want the notification bar to get too cluttered and it'll be out of the way for most people who don't need it.
     

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