Multitasking bar contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by moonman239, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    You know how, in iOS8, you could call your favorite contacts from the multitasking bar? Yeah, I didn't use it often, but man - it just seemed more convenient than what they have now. Is there a shortcut I can use to pull up the Siri suggestions, or put the contacts back on the multitasking bar?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The shortcut for Siri suggestions is basically swiping left while being on the main home page. No way to add them to recent apps screen. Alternatively you can perhaps get a widget for favorites and access them through the widget in Notification Center.
     
  3. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand why they didn't also add Contact Suggestions to the pull-down Spotlight page (only App Suggestions). There's room there for another row. The "dueling Spotlight pages" are so random - it feels like they really couldn't make up their mind what to do. I am sure it will be further tweaked.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I they are keeping the pull down just for search purposes I guess.
     
  5. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, honestly, I see no reason to have gone and changed a perfectly functioning multitasking screen.

    But, I guess you can't please everyone.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Technically that part (the recent/favorite contacts) was only there for one iOS version and likely was realized that the placement didn't make as much usability/design sense as they originally thought.
     
  7. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    I liked the contacts better there, too - you could quickly access from within an app.

    I happen to use a Launcher widget with a few quick contacts (as CD M suggested above), but I liked iOS8's native / more robust approach to this problem.
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

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    A true "favourites" section isn't fully missing. They moved it to 3D Touching the Phone app icon in the home screen on the 6s and 6s+ since 3D Touch is really the future of iPhones.

    Phones without it like mentioned already just get recent contacts in the new Proactive Search screen. (Left of page 1 home screen)

    Sucks for people who liked it in the app switcher, but WAY quicker for people with new "s" phones. By the time the 7 rolls around this time next year the majority will probably all be on 3D Touch iPhones.
     
  9. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    Although (as I mentioned above) the old way allowed you to access recents/favorites without exiting to the home screen.
     
  10. lagwagon Suspended

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    If you're in an app though isn't that what the share sheet is for? (Say you're in Safari and you find a web link you want to sent it to someone.)
     
  11. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of when you're in an app and want to call or text someone. I admit that exiting to home screen does not add hours to your day. But it was a nice shortcut, especially when driving with nav app open (and stopped at a light), etc.
     
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    You could simply use "Hey Siri" if you're driving and "need" to make a call. Hands free.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You might want to look into a widget that provides favorites right in the notification center--accessible from basically any screen (including the lock screen if you set it up that way) and can provide a similarly fast way of going about it all.
     
  14. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My only complaint is that they could have kept the switcher and kept the 3D touching thing.
     

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