My favorite iOS 9 feature hands down is

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Armen, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    The "back" button. I love that if a link or notification sends you to another app from the app you're in the target app has a "back" button to take you back to where you were.

    use case:

    You're reading an e-mail which contain a link. you click the link and Safari opens the site. Once finished you can click the "back" button that appears at the top left to go back to your e-mail.

    No need to use the task switcher or to press home and tap the mail icon again (for those who dont use the task switcher).

    The back button also appears if you trigger another app through the notification center or from a notification banner. Great little feature in iOS 9.
  2. imaginex20, Jun 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015

    imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Love that feature also...but I think one of the best features is finally being able to attach files to emails...

    Oh yeah, the two finger cursor swipe is awesome too
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    I still think the best feature is the fixed shift key.
  4. Armen thread starter macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I can only highlight lines with that gesture. Is there a way to move the cursor using it?
  5. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    I got it to work once, and now I cannot figure it out.

    Hands down though, split screen multitasking is the best feature out of all of them. It works great, there is no lag; it just works.
  6. keatth macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2013
    hmm, that IS convenient, kinda glazed over it at the keynote but the way you described it and all the memories of hitting the home button twice to switch between apps and the thought of not having to do that or doing it a lot less is nice
  7. Sharkey311 Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    Worst thing? Them getting rid of the Album Art switching to album track list feature.
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    Apr 12, 2012
    one case it's not implemented that I'd like to see is when you switch to an app from the control centre. eg I just want to do a quick calculation and then get back to my last app

    highlight mode is activated when you long press the keyboard. just move your fingers immediately after placing them on the keyboard to move the text cursor.
  9. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I think this will be enough for iPhone as a "multitask" feature. Not having to double click and switch every time I need to use the calculator would help a lot. Not as good as split screen, but I'm guessing situations where side by side is really needed won't be that much for me.
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    Apr 12, 2012
    cross your fingers they later implement it for calculator accessed from CC as currently it isn't
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's definitely one of the better workflow improvements that should have been there long ago really. Now to deal with reaching that back link at the top left on the larger phones especially since the swipe action is probably not linked to it (I guess two handed use or reachability).
  12. Armen thread starter macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I wish the left edge swipe would activate that feature. It is placed oddly that's for sure.
  13. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    Being able to reply to a text on my iPad no matter where I'm at with Side Swipe

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