IOS5 is much too complicated

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wearethesame, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. wearethesame macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    I love my Iphone4s but it is all waaaaay too complicated. I switched from a Samsung Infuse recently and although there is more you can do with this phone, it takes entirely too much tapping and reading of instructions. There is not an easy to way to stop the music from playing if you can't see the phone because of glare or because it's in your pocket and I'm becoming overwhelmed.

    Is there anybody else out there who feels like I do? I am thinking of going back to an android.
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I feel like android was annoyingly and frustratingly complicated to the point of just not wanting to use it. I feel like iOS is extremely user friendly and iOS 5 even more so!
  3. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Wake phone, double tap home button and pause music. How hard is that?
  4. Bethany Smith macrumors member

    Bethany Smith

    Oct 11, 2011
    Press the Home Button to tell Siri to stop the music? Or, if it's in your pocket the head phones have music controls built into the cord.
  5. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Miami, FL
  6. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    Here, check this out:

    (I know, I know...self-promotion...I'm really just trying to help though, I swear!)
  7. ant69 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    really? i think the iPhone as a really nice simple interface.

  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    First time I've ever seen a post about how iOS is more complicated than Android.
  9. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Newb opening account today to post this. History = 1 post out of 1 post.

    Obvious troll is obvious.
  10. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    It's so complicated that:

    my 3 year old and 20 month old can use an iPhone or iPad with ease and with no instructions
    my 60 year old mom can use an iPhone with no tech support or instruction from me when every phone previous she would ask me a gazillion questions.

    Yeah it's real complicated.
  11. HazyCloud, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Here's one of many...

    Android - Removing Applications

    1. On your Android device, open the Market app and select My apps from the Market home screen. (On some devices, press Menu and then touch My apps)
    2. Select the item you'd like to uninstall.
    3. On the application home screen, select the "Uninstall" button.

    iPhone - Removing Applications

    1. Hold app down until it jiggles and hit the 'X'.
    2. ??????
    3. Profit.
  12. njchris macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2007
    Is everyone's first instinct to attack instead of help? It doesn't seem totally trollish and maybe this person is having trouble with change.... it happens.
  13. sinsin07, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Hard to tell the needy from the fud after a hardware launch or significant iOS update. MR is flooded with one post wonders after these occasions with people who are only here to spread dissemination.

    The OPs post is in bad form. Day one sign up with thread one complaint. The context of the post sounds silly.

    Usually people who are sincere in getting help start with something a little like "Hi, I'm new here and I need some help with a couple of things...yada yada yada."

    Sorry but the OP has all the earmarks of a android spammer.:D
  14. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2008
    Guelph, ON
    I know many people who have switched to Apple products and just because of their exposure to other operating systems seem to make things more difficult because they expect it to be more difficult. They need to let go of their past experiences.
  15. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    you were new at some point too. iPhone is not for everyone. One size does not fit all. Everything takes time to get used to. MR is also flooded with douches who don't care about peoples feelings and think they are far superior because they used apple products before you. Sometimes I feel like they far outnumber any other category of poster here.
  16. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
  17. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2009
    New York
    Or......You can double tap home button while its asleep as need to wake it and then double tap to get to the music controls:cool:
  18. kdarling, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    How about, remove app that came from maker (e.g. Stocks) from homescreen:


    1. Hold finger on icon until a delete area appears.
    2. Drag icon to delete area.


    Apple doesn't allow it. Best we can do is hide unwanted Apple apps in a junk folder on a homescreen page.


    Or, if we want to change a setting in the browser:


    1. Click menu button and choose Settings.
    2. Change desired setting.
    3. Hit back or menu to close and continue browsing.


    1. Exit browser by clicking Home button.
    2. Swipe until we find Settings icon and click.
    3. Scroll to Safari settings section and choose it.
    4. Change desired setting.
    5. Exit settings by clicking Home button.
    6. Find Safari and relaunch. (or double-click Home and swipe to find Safari.)


    Every UI has its quirks.

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