What iOS 4.0 feature do you use most?

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  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    I rmemeber seeing a thread like this for 3.0 and figured a why not for 4.0

    i use the portrait lock all the time, probably my most used feature aside from the double tap/multitasking.

    what do you use?

    or similarly whats the most useless feature for you?

    *EDIT*
    forgot i use foldrs only apps that arent in folders is my docked apps
     
  2. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Fast app switching. I keep on double tapping the home button on the iPad too now. The iPad is CRYING out for fast app switching and multitasking.
     
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    1. Fast app switching

    2. Portrait orientation lock

    3. Folders
     
  4. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I too am loving the portrait lock!

    Also, the majority of my apps are in folders so I love those too.


    Surprisingly, I don't use multitasking/fast app switching as much as a used to on the beta on my 3GS.
    It's still nice to have, though.
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Me too. I can't wait for iOS on iPad.
     
  6. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    What he said.
     
  7. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Most useful is fast app switching. LOVE it.

    Least useful is folders. Only have 1.
     
  8. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a big fan of folders and "multitasking" as well. And the ability to have different wallpaper for the home and lock screen is nice.
     
  9. randomerratum macrumors 6502

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    I didn't think I would, but I've been mostly taking advantage of Fast App Switching more then anything... It's amazing how much more productive I can be by having the option to jump back and forth between things so quickly... it's really changed the way I use my phone.

    Spell check comes in handy all the time.

    I LOVE the unified inbox... I've just recently managed to break my habit of backing out of the mailbox after I check it to log back into another one.

    I'm using folders but am having a hard time defining an organizational scheme in which I'm not constantly losing track of my favorite apps.
     
  10. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    I'm only on a 3G, so I'm a little more limited than some other folk.

    1. Folders
    2. Turn of cellular data.

    And I think that's about it. iPhone 4 can't get here soon enough. :)
     
  11. TheDoty macrumors newbie

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    Unified inboxes for mail.

    Multitasking is nice, but rarely saves the day.
     
  12. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Amen to that! The iPad needs it more than the iPhone did.... hurrry up!

    so my answer:
    1. Fast Switching
    2. Unified Inbox
    3. Folders

    These are all HUGE and have made me like the iPhone much more, not to mention the iPhone 4 is amazing.
     
  13. jck1634 macrumors regular

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    After using an iPhone for over two years, it's definitely the fast switching that I'm enjoying the most. Only problem I have with it, is just remembering to use it
    :):D
     
  14. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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  15. spartanrob macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying the unified inbox. Any way to 'color' them like the calendars so that each inbox is a different color? It will be easier to differentiate in the unified inbox.
     
  16. gloss macrumors 601

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    1) Folders
    2) Portrait Lock
    3) Fast Switch/Multi-tasking
     
  17. nburwell macrumors 68040

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  18. the-oz-man macrumors 6502

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    Since making this a habit in my iPhone use, it is by far my favorite and most used iOS4 feature. Incredibly fast with the iPhone 4.
     
  19. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    Fast app switching, definitely. I wasn't a fan of Apple's multitasking solution when I read about it, but having used it for the past 2 weeks, it's all you really need.

    Folders...meh. I have them on there, and I use them, but only because I feel like I'm supposed to, if that makes sense. They don't really make using the iPhone any easier for me.

    Haven't even touched the rotation lock yet. A complete non-issue for me.
     
  20. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely the new dock. I'm using it 24/7. :p

    But right now since I have a 2G iPod touch it's spell check and persistent WiFi. When my iPhone 4 gets here I'm sure it'll be multitasking.
     
  21. c2006 macrumors member

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    Video calling - whether it be facetime or fring, I'm always in touch with my cat!
     
  22. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Where are all the multitasking and fast app swiching naysayers now? Eating a very large slice of humble pie that's what. Apple should have had this since iPhone OS 1.0; it makes such a massive difference to the experience.
     
  23. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    I use that feature that lets me accidentally end a call with my face or the feature that will kill my signal so I don't have to put it in flight mode.

    What? Those aren't SOFTWARE issues? Hmm.
     
  24. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    Humble Pie? Hmm.

    You are right though, Apple SHOULD have had that implemented since iOS 1.0... That's what everyone had a problem with.
     
  25. labrat1996 macrumors 6502

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    Folders have really cleaned up my Home Screen. I didn't think it was a big deal at first - but once I made one folder I decided that I really liked having them and now I have my Apps in five different folders. I also enjoy changing around the Wallpaper on my home screen. I enjoy it so much I now have two Wallpaper Apps.
     

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