iPhone's Volume Slider No Longer Covers Videos in iOS 11

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iPhone users can finally cross one item off their wishlists: the volume slider no longer covers videos in iOS 11.

    iOS 11 volume HUD screenshot shared by Twitter user Devon T.?

    Now, when a user adjusts the volume while watching a video, a much smaller volume HUD appears in the top-right corner of the screen.

    While the change is small, the user interface tweak was highly requested by many iPhone users for several years. On iOS 10 and earlier, the volume HUD intrusively pops up in the center of the screen for a few seconds after the volume is adjusted, unnecessarily covering the video content until it disappears.

    iOS 10 volume HUD screenshot shared by Twitter user Justin L.

    Some third-party apps such as YouTube already had their own smaller volume HUD, and now the look is universal across iOS 11, as part of Apple's broader improvements to the native video player on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Apple introduced iOS 11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. The first beta was seeded to registered developers later that day, to be followed by a public beta in late June. iOS 11 will be available as a free software update for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models around September.

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  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It only took them ten years. Now I look forward to an orientation button...in 2027.
  3. sshambles macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2005
    Ten years of iPhone. Ten years of Volume change covering the screen.

    You will be missed.

  4. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Now make it so that incoming phone calls don't take up the entire screen. How is this still not addressed?
  5. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
    I still like the round shape volume-button of the iPhone 5 than the pill-shaped of iPhone 6 and after.
  6. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Nice! Surprised nobody noticed until now? Don't let people fool you when they say iOS 11 doesn't change much. All of these small changes add up to a better user experience.

    Now if only we could get them to implement the same double tap left/right on a video to skip back/forward 10 seconds that YouTube has. I find myself accidentally trying to do this in the native video controller all the time because it's so useful and intuitive.
  7. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    Thats obe thing i wished for
  8. Msivyparrot macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2017
    South Africa
    Again the level of care by Apple to customers is forgetful. Apple don't care about consumers, Apple will do what Apple wants, and consumers be damned!!! Something that could have been done in the very 1st update to ios1...but no Apple said eff off to consumers...

    Watch in the 1st update to ios11 the volume will be back to where it was in ios10!!
  9. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    I don't mind the current large volume indicator. Not a fan of the tiny Youtube volume slider, but this new change in iOS 11 looks like it might be the best of both words.
  10. Dydegu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    Have you used the Prime Video app at all? The single touch play/pause is amazing.
  11. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I noticed this. It's a welcome change. I hope it comes over to macOS a well.
  12. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Not in a long time. I might use it more now that the Apple TV has it.
  13. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    This is definitely welcome!

    All these small changes in iOS 11 make a HUGE difference, especially with the iPad! This update was definitely targeted for iPad users.
  14. Dydegu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    On iPhone, at least, you just tap the dead-center of the screen, and it pauses the video and reveals the controls at the same time. Pretty nifty.
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Finally. It was ok when it was just the bars and mostly translucent. Then they really ruined it.

    Now how about something like this for the rest of the system. I don't need a volume "screen" when I'm playing a game, either.
  16. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    I have never really notic[VOLUME . . . . . .]eally a problem for anyone? ;)
  17. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I actually think YouTube used to have something like this, but changed because people would accidentally tap the display all the time while watching a video. I think you could probably design around it by making a smaller, oval hitbox in the center of the display, which would eliminate accidental edge taps. Sounds like that might be what Amazon did?
  18. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Why would you ever want the volume indicator to show up at the center of the screen? Seems like Apple should make this change throughout all of iOS, not just in the video player.
  19. RMo macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2007
    Iowa, USA
    This headline had me confused: "iPhone's volume slider no longer covers videos." So it does still cover the video, just less of it (which is what you'd expect if it's still there in unless they "letterboxed" the video or something, which I would not expect). :)

    Also, despite the headline, I assume the modified HUD has also made its way to iPad? I really didn't find it that obtrusive on either device but especially not on the iPad where the amount of video it covers is smaller by percentage.
  20. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
  21. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    They make a nice change and then they dont put the rotation lock there. odd?
  22. robotica macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2007
    I've always liked the big full screen pop up for some reason.
  23. Moi Ici macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    Do you know what I wish they'd also address:

    When I'm in "mail" and need to adjust something from the pull up screen, say brightness, I sometimes (read mostly) delete the email I'm looking at because I touch the delete icon which is dead center when swiping up....all the time :/
  24. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    They could have just thinned down the original "digital looking" UI. This one looks lifted straight out of Android. They should keep the steps and the translucency, just do away with the huge speaker, and put it in the top right as it is now. Guess future versions will refine this. This is just a first review version out for us.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2017 ---
    I think this is Apple's way or reminding you to keep your inbox tidy. :p

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