Is it me, or is the iPhone starting

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bymatt, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Bymatt macrumors member

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    to get TOO BUSY!!
    There are now dozens of options, switches, menus, ALL of which need viewing and setting to prevent unwanted services or programs running.
    I have had the iPhone since the first one, now on iPhone4. All mine have been very good phones. It feels like it is starting to morph onto something of a demanding mistress now. Contentious, not pleasant or every quite satisfied.
     
  2. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried Android yet? If yes, then you wouldn't be complaining.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  4. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    Is this simple enough?

    Seriously, its a smart phone, and meets every qualification of that.
     
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    It's still simple compared to other operating systems. Not that Android is hard, any tech minded person can easily figure Android out.
     
  6. bri1212 macrumors 6502

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    is it just me?

    It's You
     
  7. falconeight Guest

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    Hopefully Apple never lets its users have access to the battery. That would push the feeble minded over the edge.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It sounds like you're looking for a dumb phone.

    Sure there are a lot of features, but nothing complicated. It's not like Android where if you want to disable email notification sounds, you'll have to look under sound settings and then application settings and maybe another place too.
     
  9. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    I agree, but only in the sense that Settings.APP is a mess - the whole app needs a major clean-up and make it simpler, far too cluttered for my liking.

    I think 5.1/2 should be all about the small tweaks that would make a massive difference;

    - rotating multi-tasking icons in landscape
    - Not being kicked out of the App Store once made a purchase
    - icon in top bar to show that there are notifications that need action
    - Overhaul of Settings.APP
    - Instead of the long list of actions on a photo for example (that take up nearly the whole page) how about just icons for commands much as SMS, EMAIL, TWEET
    - Toggle commands on Notification Centre or under spotlight
    - Better offline Mail.APP support with signatures per account
    - Clear all apps button
    - ability to clear all notifications from lock screen without unlocking phone
    - iMessage needs a button like WhatsApp to add location and contact search

    I could go on, but yes iOS needs some much needed tweeks to clean it up!
     
  10. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    Thank you!! It's dreadful.
     
  11. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    lolque.
    Features advances as the OS matures.
    It you'd like, get one of those dumbphones. Much less "complicated".
     
  12. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    On android, its settings<sound<notifications. Not that hard...
     
  13. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Not for all of them. Some apps have their own settings.
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually, I feel like all of above suggestions would make iOS eVen more android-like (read: cluttered and cumbersome).
     
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    Don't dis the brick - you could throw it at your mate in a drunken rage and still use it call a cab to drive you and your mates home (or to another bar)
     
  17. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. The OP has a point too, the settings app is getting a bit messy. It'll help a lot if/when Siri can be used for some of the basics like WiFi and BT.

    I also think think profiles would be the next logical step. I really used them a lot on my last Windoze phone.
     
  18. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It's definitely you.
     
  19. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Are you serious?

    It's a SMARTPHONE

    Now to answer your question, yes, it's most definitely you
     
  20. szolr macrumors 6502

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    rofl :cool:
     
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  22. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    While in the app it's still menu, settings, notifications (check or uncheck) just below that is the volume and your choice of what you want the tone to be.
     
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  24. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    LOL. Android's settings are a mess. I just switched from Android, and while there are a few annoyances, like not being able to have a true silent mode and a vibrate mode, overall, it is SO much easier to use.
     

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