iPad Dock limited to 13 apps on 9.7" Pro

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Dj64Mk7, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if it's a bug or what, but it's really irritating me that the Dock is limited to 13 apps on the 9.7" iPad Pro.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I'm pretty sure its limited to 13 on all iPads.
     
  3. KeepCalm76 macrumors newbie

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    I can fit 15 apps on the 12.9”, plus the 3 recommended/recently used apps. So that’s 18 in total.

    I wish I could do more, too, although I suspect the limiting factor is icon size when you hold an iPad vertically. Icons get pretty small when the dock is fully loaded.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Okay so smaller iPads are 13 + 3, and larger is 15+3. I guess that makes sense.
     
  5. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    It's surely limited by how icons can fit on such a small screen without being microscopic (an still being able to rotate into portrait which is even less horizontal space).

    We're not dealing with a 20+ inch monitor with 15-20 inches of horizontal space here and never turns into portrait
     
  6. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    You've been limited to 6 apps since 2010 and you complain about 13?
     
  7. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is my first iPad.
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The reason is quite simple I think. Turn your iPad into portrait mode. The icons are finger sized. Could they have squeezed a couple more in? Probably but with diminishing returns and increasing innacuracy.
     
  9. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I forgot the name of the jailbreak tweak. But they could have mimicked that tweak. It gave you the ability to add as many apps on the bottom dock as possible. It should you a certain number of apps by default on the dock. But you could swipe on the dock to other apps that were hidden initially. Seems they could have done something like this with no issues.
     

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