iOS: Better uses for the left swipe from home screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by miamialley, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Personally, I NEVER use the left swipe from the iOS home screen on my iPhone to access the search menu. I've never needed to search for anything, so I figured we could make better use it somehow.

    What is a left swipe brought up quick access menus, like for adjusting brightness. Any other ideas? Do you use the search feature?

    While I'm at it, is anyone else bothered by the static search bar in the Calendar app? Again, something else I never use. They should make it appear when you swipe down, like in the mail app.
  2. kopite19 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2010
    Left swipe for widgets/dashboard. Calender, alarm/clock etc. That would be my preference.
    You can still have the spotlight search there, it'll just expand when searching akin to the way the folder opens.
  3. this is funah macrumors 6502

    this is funah

    Oct 13, 2005
    Berlin, Germany
    swiping left to the camera would be very handy.
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Or just to an app of your choice. Personally i dont use the camera much (although this could be cos of the time it takes to find and open). Great idea. I loke the widgets thing too but if apple just made live icons for weather and clock etc (and allowed them for developers) i would be happy.

    Settings shortcuts would be cool too (wifi, bluetooth, data, 3g) and these could easily be incorporated into the existing screen
  5. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    That's a brilliant idea.
  7. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    Second on widgets! I never use the search feature either. Swiping down for search works for me as well.

    Btw, you guys keep saying left-swipe, but don't you have to right-swipe from the homepage to get to spotlight?

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