Is there a way to make the home indicator disappear?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rogifan, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    i am not a fan of the home indicator. Once you’ve used an iPhone X or new iPad Pro long enough you get the hang of the gestures and they become second nature rendering the home indicator bar unnecessary. Is there any way to turn it off?
     
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  3. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    Grr...:mad:
     
  4. lotus ipad macrumors newbie

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    Presently there is no way to make the indicator disappear. I really wish that it could be a toggle in the settings to allow the user to choose if they want to have the icon appear. This indicator is way too large and its pretty distracting.
     
  5. goobot macrumors 603

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    On iOS 11 if you jailbroke you could but as of current there is none for iOS 12.
     
  6. jmiddel macrumors regular

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    Now that my attention has been brought to it, darn it’s annoying! Yes Apple give us a choice, no big deal to implement.
     
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  9. bandrews macrumors 6502a

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    The annoying thing is that the swipe up gesture is the same on my iPad mini 4 but they don’t feel the need to put the bar on the screen to prompt.
     
  10. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I guess the reasoning is you still have a home button.
     
  11. Kate. macrumors regular

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    It's particularly grating in an app like Procreate. A couple times I've found myself frowning at my canvas trying to figure out why there's a a discolored smear across my work and then realizing it's the bar.

    Feedback submitted.
     
  12. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    It really sucks when you’re using split view and one of the apps hasn’t been updated for iPad yet. You get the black bar on the top and bottom and then this big long white home indicator bar at the bottom. Yuck.
     
  13. Marzel macrumors regular

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    I understand having it on by default so that it doesn’t confuse new customers but there is no reason for not having an option to turn it off. What’s worse is that apps that don’t support the new ratios at all, are actually shrunken even further leading to what I think is a non native resolution and look fuzzy (I’m not sure about that but that’s my feeling).
     
  14. sracer macrumors 604

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    And THAT is the best case scenario for apps that haven't been updated. There are still quite a few apps that I use that haven't been updated to support split-view. The apps have been updated to add features and fix bugs, but split-view support remains a missing feature on them. :(
     
  15. profets macrumors 601

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    Even worse are apps that don't support landscape. There's one I use frequently and it would be extremely helpful not just to have it in landscape but split screen as well, as I usually read through info from it while discussing contents with a group conversation in messages.
     
  16. flur macrumors 68020

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    Feedback submitted. I just asked for the option to turn it off.
     
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  18. manaman macrumors newbie

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    It’s super annoying when using iPad as a second display with Duet Display for example, and I have the dock positioned at the bottom. Please Apple make this a toggle.
     
  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I’m hoping Apple includes a toggle option to turn it off in a future update as I agree it can get annoying.
     
  20. manaman macrumors newbie

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    Until Apple does make it a toggle, this might help some people:



    I found it reasonably useful and not so much of a pain to turn off as I use Duet Display for hours at a time...
     
  21. augustya macrumors 68030

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    Why would a Tiny Looking Horizontal Bar bother anyone ?? Dont get it !!
     
  22. sunapple macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty big on iPad in my opinion. I'm a little annoyed by it too, it's not like you need it.

    It'll probably be tweaked in the future since it's a completely new type of interface for iPad. It may be different on iPhone, no experience with that though.
     
  23. manaman macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it’s not so bad on iPhone, but on a 12.9” iPad Pro it can be annoying if you’re using it for professional apps/purposes.
     
  24. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. It’s something that you don’t need to know after a few hours. You swipe from the bottom to get back home. Muscle memory takes over.
     
  25. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice if there was an option in settings to alter the opacity/transparency of the bar. At least with a faint line it would not be so prominent.
     

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