Minor iOS annoyances from an Android user

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bjb.butler, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    I got the 4S after 2 long years away from the iPhone (used to have a 3G).

    So far, I'm loving it. There are, however, some annoyances that I have with iOS 5:

    1) Date If I am playing music, I am unable to see the Date and the Day of the week from the lockscreen. I have to unlock my phone, which takes even more time because I have to enter the PIN. Then, I can only see the date and day of the week if I have the calendar app on the first homescreen (which I don't want there). If it's not there, I have to scroll. That is a lot of work to see the date. On android (and windows phone 7), you can always see that information.
    1b) At the very least, the notification center should show the date

    2) "Text wrapping". Not sure if this is the proper term, but basically on android, when you pinch to zoom, the text on the webpage automatically adjusts itself to fit your selected zoom level. In safari, it does not re-format, and you have to keep scrolling back and forth, which is tedious and utterly annoying. Will a third party browser solve this? Are any as good as safari?
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I actually hate this behavior. Messes up the page's formatting - looks like the old-fashioned "zoom-in" of desktop browsers.

    It works much better the way iOS (and Windows Phone) does it.
  3. PerplexShyt macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2011
    if those are your biggest complaints coming from android then your welcome
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    1) Yeah looks like that is what it is. The date does not stay on lock screen when playing music. I'm not sure what icons you have in the bottom dock but I put a folder down there and one of the items in there is the Calendar so I can see the date by looking at the folder. So after unlock it is visible.

    The other option is if you are allowing siri to be activated from the lock screen then ask it what the date is. It disrupts the music for a second but might be faster then entering lock code and finding the calendar.

    2) Don't know of a 3rd party browser that wraps.
  5. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I know Opera is the one of the only other browsers on the iPhone that actually run as a separate browser. Many other browsers are actually the Safari browser with a "skin" overlay so I doubt you can find one that acts the way you want it if Opera doesn't.

    Date and day of the week are not too important to me. But the time definitely. One thing with iOS it's definitely not as customizable as android.
  6. jade macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2003
    Snooze button! Where is the snooze for your reminders and notifications?
  7. SubliminalMac macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Lol. I like you! Great postings
  8. SubliminalMac macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Honestly though the point of zooming is to size the text, try tapping the text you wanna read, should zoom in to a good size and not have to scroll.
  9. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2007
    Opera browser does the text wrapping zoom feature that you like in Android
  10. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I liked wrapping in Android too. And this tiny screen is pathetic, so wrapping becomes even more useful.

    Apple either misses things they desperately need, or they have things that would be better with the things they're missing. If that makes sense.

    For example, they brag about how amazing games will look with the A5... On my tiny screen. Kinda a roadblocker there.
  11. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    I found the stock browsing experience on Android to be completely unusable after being spoiled by Safari. I guess it all comes down to personal preference and what you get used to first.
  12. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I REALLY enjoyed text wrap the few months I tried out Android.
  13. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2007
    I actually agree. I am getting a 4s, but I am very disapointed about the rediculously small screen. Yes I know people want to "one hand it' or something, but 4" isn't that much larger and makes a huge difference.

    Oh well, I am stuck since I prefer iOS
  14. monkeylui macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    I think just double tapping is enough of a zoom to read comfortably. I don't think I would like the text wrapping.

    & yeah I could see the annoyance with the date. I don't really need that function though.
  15. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2007
    Have you used it? It makes it SOOO much more pleasant to read since it zooms in the text a lot better -- on some nonmobile web sites it's the difference between quickly reading something and having to rotate and zoom in and out to read text since it isn't re-sized to fit horizontally.
  16. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    It's not exactly "text wrapping" but doesn't the Reader feature in Safari serve a similar purpose?
  17. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    I would vote this up fifty times if I could. When I get a notification 15 minutes before a concall, why oh why can't I tell it to remind me five minutes before the event starts? Or in five minutes?

    Some might consider this a nit, but it's very annoying to me.
  18. flyboy0 macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
  19. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    Yeah it works beautifully. The problem is that it's not universal for all sites :/

    Go away
  20. NYCoolRunner macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2011
    I agree with the "text wrapping" thing on Android. I am currently on Android (waiting til January for an iPhone... that's my upgrade date), and I agree with the text wrapping. I have an iPod touch, so I have browsed the internet with it, and I wish that it would wrap around. I do find that it's not TOO bad if you double tap the screen, but it really is a luxury if you never used it before. It was one of the reasons I was a little unsure if I should get an iPhone, but with the recent addition of Reader to Safari, there shouldn't be too many sites where I have to go out of my way to read.

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