The new OS 11 iPad dock.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Giantsbabe, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Giantsbabe macrumors newbie


    Feb 13, 2013
    ok. So they made it smaller. It’s still HUGE and a big blob and it’s still that opaque gray background. If they were making changes, why not give us the option to shrink the dock and clarify the background. Oh, perhaps because those are things we want and they don’t much care? /sarcasm off
  2. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2017
    Yeah I, quite surprised how large it is. Even my dad who's no Apple expert said "why is there so much space on the homescreen and only a few icons?"
  3. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    It shrinks down when you add apps to it. Other than purely aesthetic reasons, no need to make it smaller like on the Mac, because you can’t keep it always on. On the Mac you can turn auto-hide on and off, and if you keep the Dock on the screen all the time, it makes sense to be able to make it smaller, so it takes less space. On iPad? Not so much, because it always hides when not in use (unless when you’re on the home screen, but do you really need more space on the home screen?) If you want it smaller, just fill it up with apps :)
  4. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
    The dock is ok really, my only concern is the spaces between apps being wasted on the home screen. I use my iPad Pro as main computer and I would love to have the option to increase resolution and use those empty spaces in a better way
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    I want to take some before and after screenshots, but a lot of things seem less space-optimized than iOS 10. Like now my mail had a giant header with "INBOX" written instead of showing me 3 more mail messages... I can figure out where I am, I want to see more on my iPad at a glance without having to interact as much!
    Though it is my thought that they usually do the big feature changes in the initial iOS launches. the iOS11.x.x would usually bring the smaller tweaks to the interfaces if they so desire to change them.
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I dunno, but I love be able to swipe it up from anywhere. It seems way sleeker, and faster than the previous version that loaded all the app screenshots.

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