Infuriating Things About the 6s Plus

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  1. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    1. Ringer button sticks out and so is frequently being accidentally bumped against and pushed down so that I cannot hear any incoming calls. And when I can't hear incoming calls I sometimes lose the phone since I cannot call it from another phone in order to locate where it is.

    2. I'm constantly missing incoming calls because of the multi-second delay it takes me to perform the "Slide to Accept Call" gesture and Apple provides no way for me to disable that draconian "feature".

    3. Constant interuption with ads from Apple - like when I click on the Message icon to start writing a new text message I get interupted with a “Please sign into the iTunes store” message. Similarly, other advertisements routinely appear such as “not enough space to back up your iPhone, please upgrade your storage”

    4. Formatting is lost when I Copy parts of old text message and paste them into new messages.

    5. Multiple unintuitive steps required to delete old email and text messages.

    6. Yellow-Orange tint to all photos and videos I shoot with the phone. So this forces me to color correct all photos and videos I shoot.

    I've been an Apple User since 1997 and the iPhone is the first Apple product I've hated because it is so unintuitive and complicated to use for even the most basic of functions such as answering phone calls.
     
  2. rugmankc Contributor

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    i have none of those issues--so not sure what's wrong. phone is exceptional in all areas.

    can you exchange

    i get plenty of time to answer calls and no ringer issues :confused:
     
  3. rugmankc Contributor

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    I took this today, cloudy and no editing. Pic is 100% true to live view.

    IMG_0315.jpg
     
  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    1. Never been an issue.
    2. Never been an issue. How long ARE YOUR NAILS.
    3. Haven't seen any of these messages. But if you don't have enough space to back up your phone, don't set your phone to back up to the cloud.
    4. What kind of formatting? Messages don't have "formatting" as I think of formatting.
    5. Swipe left is multistep and unintuitive? And once you know what to do, how intuitive does it need to be?
    6. No complaints with the pics I've taken. Do you have a color filter turned on?

    C
     
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    With respect all your issues except photo tinting make no sense. You haven't been drinking tonite.
     
  7. convergent macrumors 68000

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    Ditto...

    OP, if you are infuriated by your phone then suggest you get another phone. Life is too short to be infuriated by a phone. Is this the first time you've ever used an iPhone or something? The 6s Plus is without a doubt the most refined iPhone (or any smartphone) I've ever used. I don't have any of those problems you described.
     
  8. starbucks1222 macrumors member

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    I only agree with item #6 - low light photos/videos are horrible on my 6S plus. My 5S took better concert photos/dark photos. Daylight photos are amazing on the new phone though.
     
  9. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    If you restored the iPhone from a backup, and you're experiencing lag on the iPhone, please consider doing a General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings. It will reset everything settings-wise, and I've found in my personal experience that the phone runs buttery smooth after doing that.

    1. Can't help you with that, but as a student, I've never had the inverse happen during a class. I've always trusted my phone 100% to stay on vibrate mode. If it is loose, please consider taking it to an Apple store for repairs or replacement. The slider should click when switched, but not rattle in its housing. Putting any sort of case on the device will make it much easier to avoid this issue as the case will force you to reach in a bit more to flick the switch.

    2. Slide to accept has been a standard for quite a while, and I don't know many (if any) who don't really like it. If it's taking multiple seconds, then it's definitely a software issue, and please do the reset.

    3. These aren't ads. They are background processes that you started before opening the message app or they are prompting you to log into iMessage. In some cases where you bring a phone back from a restore, the App Store may ask you to log in to restore certain apps even if you didn't explicitly press a download button. Again, not an advertisement, just them asking you to log in for a service that you are trying to use.

    4. I don't know enough about your issue to comment, but I know that iOS/Mac's default behavior is to copy formatting even when it's inconvenient to do so.

    5. Swipe left all across the screen. 1 step. Nothing more. Probably the simplest thing that you could possibly do.

    6. I don't have a lot of images that I've taken yet, but unless you're using a Samsung phone as your white-balance reference point (which Samsung over-does blue to make photos look more exciting, but less true-to-life), the iPhone 6s does well with keeping a pretty decent white-balance. I would agree with CNEufeld that you should check to make sure you don't have some sort of Instagram filter applied.

    With your blanket statement on the state of Apple's iPhone, you might want to spend some time with the tips app to get acquainted with some of the functions available to you, but not immediately apparent. For instance, while the swipe to delete may be intuitive to someone who knows that it's there, there isn't a button to let you know that it exists. If an iPhone is still too complicated, you may want to stick to a flip-phone for now. Unless you're having these issues because you're used to Android, you're not going to find anything more simple.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    It doesn't make me dinner.

    so yeah not many negatives for me.
     
  11. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    I might not make you dinner, but it can order you dinner - kinda the next best thing.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Is the OP actually missing calls because of the slide to open feature?

    Really?
     
  13. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    None of those issues are there for me, never missed a call due to slide to answer lol
     
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    If you put a finger or thumbprint into the touch id, you don't have to slide to open
     
  16. kathyricks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More misery: Phone alarm clock goes off this morning and I try to turn it off but instead get interupted with a message: "Turn on location services to allow Weather to determine your location."

    Just can't do simple, basic things on this phone that I used to be able to do with my 10+ year old Nokia 6208.
     
  17. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Then I guess you know what your solution is...

    I haven't had that issue with my location services, but then again, I didn't go turn off random services without understanding the impact of them... I do, however, have location services turned off for the weather app specifically, since I don't use it. It's never prompted me with a message like that, though.

    C
     
  18. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    But you turn off the alarm when you unlock the phone. And that message wouldn't show up on the lock screen. So how did you unlock your phone without at least snoozing your alarm? Unless your phone was unlocked when the alarm went off, so why is your phone left unlocked all night?

    I smell trolling here. If these are legitimate annoyances then apologies to the OP but this just comes across as trolling in my opinion.
     
  19. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Almost everything listed is due to user error or not setting passwords or location settings up properly. All others like mute switch is just complaining to complain. None of those are an issue for most users.
     
  20. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    1. I'm not sure I even understand this, how does missing a call cause you to lose your phone?
    2. This is the first time I've ever seen this complaint, not sure it's going to be any better on any touchscreen phone for you as most require this type of action.
    3. I can understand this frustration with the store, if you no longer want to back it up you can turn the feature off.
    4. If markup formatting isn't allowed in the destination application, logically it will strip it. This is certainly the case in messaging.
    5. I've always found their steps pretty straight forward, that's just me though.
    6. I've seen this brought up several times but not so much on the 6S Plus, especially with IS, even in low light. You may have a defunct phone.

    IMO it's improved leaps and bounds over the years.
     
  21. convergent macrumors 68000

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    I think we basically have a person here that has never used a smartphone (welcome to 2005... its not 1997 any longer and you are over 10 years late to the smartphone party), hasn't finished setting it up, and the phone is simply prompting for information it needs periodically. They are probably ignoring the prompts, so it will keep asking because it needs the information. How they are thinking this is "advertising" is just wacky. Bottom line is that if LEARNING to use a smartphone is "infuriating", then go back to a dumbphone. Life is too short.
     
  22. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I stopped reading there.
     
  23. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I would recommend setting up Find My iPhone so you can ping it from your computer if you ever have a problem remembering where you left it. It will make a sound until you find it even if the mute switch is on.

    As for the rest of the listed issues, I agree that there's a learning curve to using any smartphone to which you haven't committed to accepting.
     
  24. noobinator macrumors 601

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    You should buy this phone OP. You'd probably still need some help though. Hopefully you have a grandma around to help you set it up.
     

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