List vs Grid view

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by whoknows87, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

    whoknows87

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    #1
    So I recently purchased an Apple Watch series 3, still playing around with this thing to figure stuff out, I can't seem to get the screen to respond to force touch to change from grid view to list. watch is on 5.1.1 OS

    Did that change with WatchOS 5?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

    casperes1996

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    Nope. Still works for me. Click digital crown to go to App screen, Force Touch, pick view style
     
  3. Significant1 macrumors 6502a

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    Restart the watch and try again. I happens regularly on my s4 and restart fixes it. But they really should come up with another kind of customizable menu, than the awfully honeycomb grid view.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

    Givmeabrek

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    The grid view is useless when you are actually trying to find something. Look cool though. List view works fine. Never had a problem accessing it.
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

    casperes1996

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    Well, the grid is actually very good for quickly going to apps you know the location of. I don't use that many different apps on my Watch, most I have complications for on my watch-face, and there's of course also the Dock. - But there are two that I open via the grid view. I used to use the list since it's easier to find things in general, but if you know the position of the apps in the grid, which is easy if you usually only need to open 2 different apps that you don't have other access points for, well, grid is quite quick and good
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    I can find things quicker on the grid view. The apps directly around the center are the ones I use most which, in list view, would be buried alphabetically. And then other apps are placed in zones/areas based on their function.
     
  7. wba1990 macrumors regular

    wba1990

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    I use grid view all the time over list, place apps in and around the centre I use the most

    List would be great if it did a favourites at the top, then scroll further down to have them all listed A-Z
     
  8. tomtattoo macrumors regular

    tomtattoo

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    Another idea would be placing only favorites in the grid view.
     

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