iOS 5 updates I would like to see ........

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    First off ..... RIP Steve Jobs :(

    Ok, there are some things I would like to see updated on iOS 5.

    1) Notification Center

    Most important and simplest for me. I really want the drag down notifications to work on the lock screen. The lock screen is mainly from where I would use it the most. Not having it implemented on the lock screen almost defeats the purpose and is a major flaw IMO.

    2) E-mail alerts\Banners.

    I would like the option to preference which addresses and\or email accounts show up in alerts. I have 4 differ email accounts on my iPhone. One of them is mainly for junk, advertisements and signups for multiple stuff. I would get alerted way too much for comfort. Would be sweet if I could have only 1 account and specific addresses from all accounts show up as a banner alert.

    3) Default Photo Albums.

    It's great we have the option of creating photo albums and being able to move photos around from album to album. But I wish I could set a default album for the camera app instead of it just sending everything to the camera roll album and then manually moving it to the album I want.

    4) Twitter integration.

    I have no problems with the official Twitter app, it does it's job. But I been using Twitterrific for the longest and would like if Apple allows other twitter apps to be integrated too.

    5)This is a small thing ...... I want to be able to put Newsstand in a folder. I'm sure I'll be using it, but I just like all of my apps in folders.

    Well that's all I can think of for now. There are some new features I didn't try yet. Like Reminders and iTunes Match.
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Use gmail, setup as exchange, configure labels for your emails. Set filters for sent to certain address or sent from to auto archive and skip inbox, a marketing/social forum bulk label.

    No more push from them.
  3. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    I think the reason this isn't available is because the point of the lockscreen is to keep people out of the personal info on your phone. That's why you have the option to put a passcode on it. If anyone could bring down the notification centre there, then that would be counterproductive to the point of the lockscreen.
  5. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
  6. Obese Lobsters macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2010
    3) Default Photo Albums.

    It's great we have the option of creating photo albums and being able to move photos around from album to album. But I wish I could set a default album for the camera app instead of it just sending everything to the camera roll album and then manually moving it to the album I want.

    I haven't used ios5 yet, but it would seem with the integration of iCloud that photos would be defaulted to the photo stream. From there you could create albums on the mac which would auto sync with the iPhone. Wouldn't that be a better solution? I just don't see the point of changing the destination of photos other than to the photo stream.
  7. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    putting newsstand in a folder would, at least in some respects, be a bigger change than you think. Thats essentially nesting a folder in a folder, which I'm sure they want to avoid...thats pushing into desktop territory, and apple seems to want to dissolve file systems entirely if they can.

    A whole new UI would have to be designed (well, not new, but it'd have to be thought over a little at least graphically) for opening a folder within a folder...and then at that point, why not allow nesting of user defined folders too?
  8. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    Strange, today I was playing around with it and I noticed a tab below the date. I swiped it down and there were notifications. I couldn't swipe it up though. I have no idea how it happened and can't reproduce it right now.


    Ok I got it. If you had a prior notification and you get a new one as a "middle screen alert" (not a banner alert) then the tab shows below the date and you can pull it down.
  9. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Those were past notifications.

    Say you get 4-5 over the course of not using your phone.
    Then you get a brand new one, the brand new one is larger and in the center to highlight it, the old ones are in the pulldown.

    But it can't be pushed back up.

    Alternatively, if you had gone to your phone before receiving that 'new' notification, all those older notifications would have been in their normal place listed down from the clock with no pulldown.
  10. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    That's what settings are for. I like the way the camera app is implemented from the lock screen. Your only allowed you to view the pics you took while it was locked. I'm sure Apple would have no problem providing custom settings of what should be viewed on lock screen or to simply turn off. Even if the I could glance at texts and emails without a preview, just the sender and subject, I'll be happy. Also my iPhone is in with me 90% of the time.
  11. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    Aren't notifications just going to show up on the lock screen without having to drag them down? What's the difference between the notifications they'll show you and the notification center?
  12. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Banner notifications don't stay. Popups are only the last notify. Say if I been ignoring my phone for the last couple hours, I just want to take a quick glance and the Notification Center without having to slide to unlock & type password. Would also make a quick glance at the weather easier. If I'm already on the home screen, I might as well just tap the weather icon.
  13. mostlydave macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    I whole heatedly agree with 2, As an IT guy I have 3 separate work email account constantly getting bombarded with all kinds of warnings and other junk. I just want notifications for my private emails so I know when I get something important. before 5 I was jailbroken and used lockinfo and it allowed you to select what email accounts give alerts.

    I'm hoping Apple adds more widgets like weather and allows 3rd party apps like the weather channel to add widgets to the notification center. Also I think you should be able to add the weather and similar widgets to the lockscreen. I really thinks it's an oversight that you can't right now. you shouldn't need to unlock the phone and swipe down the info panel to see the weather.
  14. Uabcar macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009

    Totally agree with these.

    Re: 1, Give me a toggle for lock screen pull down messages on/off - while maintaining the passcode.

    re: #2, I just upgraded to ios5 gm and for some reason my mbox mail app does not load msgs (although I do get the alerts- very odd). As such, I've been re-exploring the various Mail app setup options for Hotmail. I too have 4 email accts - for various reasons - and only want badges/alerts for one of them. Keeping my Hotmail/Junkmail out of the native Mail app (via mBox Mail) had been my solution for the last few years - and worked great.
  15. mostlydave macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    Another thing I don't get and would like to see changed is when you miss a call, you should be able to mark it as seen from the pull down panel.

    I just missed a call, checked the pull down panel and saw it there, hit the "X" which turned into a "clear" I hit that and the notification is gone from the pull down, but the phone app still has a badge and I have to go into it and acknowledge the call before the badge goes away.

    I don't get the point of the pull down panel if it cant mark things like missed calls as seen. Is this the intended behavior everyone else is seeing?
  16. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    One thing I wish they'd have implemented (and from what I've seen, they haven't even after myself and many others submitted it to Apple) is a quick reply option for text messages. I just don't understand their logic behind leaving that out.

    All this does is ensure I'll be jailbreaking my 4S and installing biteSMS as soon as a jailbreak is available.
  17. bbates123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Different notification sounds for different email addresses. I can't understand why this hasn't been implemented yet, seems so simple.

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