iPad Indicator bar on TouchID iPads?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    On iPadOS do TouchID iPads get the indicator bar? Also, would you want one?

    Are there any benefits to having one?? Obviously easily switching apps side to side (I know there’s a semi-clunky diagonal swipe which can be done on TouchID iPads currently). I would at minimum assume there is the indicator bar on the slideover windows to easily swipe between those...
     
  2. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    Just on the “iPhone” apps in slide over - I’m very happy its not there as I find it annoying especially in Apple Books - I prefer the L shaped swipe to do this.
     
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    I already don’t like it on my iPhone and my iPad, so no.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I would rather them fix the swipe-to-switch app location to a specific one, especially on an iPhone. For iPad it could be a bit different as the screen size is huge. But for iPhone, I would rather have the swipe being always from the bottom of the iPhone, or where the home button once was. The indicator bar itself is not the main issue here.
     
  5. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather not have an indicator bar. I even hate having the indicators on the home screen . . .

    Training wheels on a bike typically come off once a person learns to ride. I know my iPad's home screens, I'm the one who set them up so I should be able to turn off the training wheels . .
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    But the indicator isn’t on the home screen.... (at least not on my iPhone X or in the iPadOS Hands on video...). Perhaps you don’t actually mean homescreen and simply mean “in an app”.? But honestly I feel like it would feel weird to do the “swipe side to side at the bottom” thing to switch between apps when there isn’t the indicator bar. Perhaps I could get used to it and I understand the “just give us the option!” argument, but I also understand why philosophically Apple would want to require the indicator.
     
  7. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

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    To clarify I meant the page indicators on the home screen which while different I still categorize as unnecessary full time and should be user options like they are on Android.

    From the videos I’ve seen recently the app indicators on the bottom of apps in iPad OS beta don’t serve much purpose other than a visual cue of where to grab. Kind of pointless to have on full time IMO as I can clearly see where the bottom of apps are typically so once I get used to working multitasking I’d like the ability to turn them off.

    For decades we have been trained by MacOS and Windows to use the top bar of a window to move it around, why are we now being forced to a new design that does not provide an appreciable difference in efficiency? I feel like the indicators were placed at the bottom because the interface isn’t intuitive so the tap targets are needed. There was a recent article on The Verge talking about the fragmentation of user interface on iPad OS. I can understand where they were coming from.
     
  8. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    My biggest annoyance is the indicator bar showing up every time I turn the page in Apple Books, prefer older iPads for ebooks for this reason.
     

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