iOS 7 Folders Fail: Number of Apps Viewable

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by hawk00eyed, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. hawk00eyed macrumors newbie

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    Impressed with iOS 7, EXCEPT for the new Folders. Absolutely hate that you can only see 9 app icons at a time, down from 16 in iOS 6. Scrollable Folders are nice, but not at the cost of the number of apps viewable at once.
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    Oh that's crap! If anything, it should be a bit taller. All that wasted space!!
     
  4. jpg macrumors regular

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    Yeah I always figured this was a bug during the betas, but now that it stayed that way I got to agree - pretty lame...
     
  5. terrywfoster macrumors regular

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    That is a gripe of mine as well. Looks like we are stuck with it.
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    You think that's annoying ... wait til you realise it's the same on the iPad! 3x3 grid in the middle of the screen.... stupid design decision.
     
  7. hawk00eyed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn you are right. WTH!?
     
  8. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    Again number of apps in folders is limited 3 pages 3x3.
     
  9. Chawbaw macrumors newbie

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    After a little getting used to, I feel like I prefer the 3X3 setup. You guys are correct that only 9 apps are presented, but it makes it a lot easier to see whether or not your app is on that page, instead of "browsing" 16 of them. Just my thoughts, anyone else?
     
  10. chrf097, Sep 18, 2013
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    chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Well at least you can have pages in your folders. Plus it's more consistent with the icon and design, I mean you could only see the first 9 apps in the folder.

    Also on iOS 6, you could only put in 12 apps (or 16 on the iPhone 5), whereas in iOS 7 you can put WAY MORE apps than that.
     
  11. mylexon20s macrumors regular

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    This is something that aggravates me the most! Not loving iOS 7 so far.
     
  12. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Wasn't it 12 on an iPhone 4/4s and 16 on an iPhone 5?
     
  13. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    ALso if you delete an App on page 1, I was expected an app from page 2 to fill the vacant slot. It does not. So you have to drag it out of the folder and then back into it. Bug fix list.
     
  14. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I don't have iOS 6 to try on my phone anymore, but a simple google search has just proven me wrong! I guess I never had folders that went past 12! I'll edit my post.

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    You don't have to drag it out of the folder. Just hold the icon to the side and the page will change back to the first.
     
  15. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    LOL ... I've not used iOS 6 on my iPhone 5 since June, so I couldn't remember for sure :)
     
  16. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Not only have I not used my iPhone since June, but I got my iPhone 5 a DAY before WWDC, so I didn't spend time checking my folders!
     
  17. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Weird, I tried it and it wasnt happening that easily. That said, dont you think it should automatically move to the first page?
     
  18. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    What are you guys talking about with folders limited to 3 pages? They're not limited to three pages...I currently have 5 pages in my Games folder (total of 39 apps), and from what I understand there is either no limit (reported by many people) or 128 apps, which I think I heard somewhere else. I'm not going to shove 129 apps into a folder to try it out, since I have better things to do with my time, but it is NOT a 3 page limit.

    BUT, 3x3 on the iPad is a very stupid restriction. (I'm still running 6.1.2 jailbroken on my iPad.)
     
  19. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I do think it should, but I guess some people like it for organization? I don't know. Like you, i'd prefer it if it automatically moved back.
     
  20. Bear macrumors G3

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    Folders that used to fit on one screen, now require 2. And if this is the same on the iPad, that's worse I'll have 3 screen folders instead of 1.
     
  21. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    I hate that. If I delete an app, I want all other apps to move up, not leave an empty space. If I have 10 apps after the one I deleted, they need to be moved over one by one.
     
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Seriously... I just don't understand Apple some times. They makes tall and skinny screens and then make the software not take advantage of it in this way.
     
  23. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    OMG.

    9 apps only in iPad folder... per page.

    This is visually bizarre, UI fail, and obviously a mistake.

    Must be fixed ASAP.

    All you developers that have been playing with IOS 7 for 2 months, what have you been doing? Why didn't you hammer this one straight to Apple?
     
  24. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Is there a way to make folders some other color than grey? I'd like to go back to the translucent color.
     
  25. applesith macrumors 68030

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    I'm hoping they fix this in 7.1. It makes zero sense.
     

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