What iOS 4.0 feature do you use most?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Acronym, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    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?

    forgot i use foldrs only apps that arent in folders is my docked apps
  2. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    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


    Jul 31, 2005
    1. Fast app switching

    2. Portrait orientation lock

    3. Folders
  4. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    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 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Me too. I can't wait for iOS on iPad.
  6. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    What he said.
  7. iObama macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2008
    Most useful is fast app switching. LOVE it.

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


    Dec 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    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

    Dec 3, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    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


    Sep 13, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    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


    Jul 8, 2010
    Unified inboxes for mail.

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

    May 18, 2006
    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


    Mar 16, 2009
    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
  14. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    St. Louis
  15. spartanrob macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2008
    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


    May 9, 2006
    1) Folders
    2) Portrait Lock
    3) Fast Switch/Multi-tasking
  17. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
  18. the-oz-man macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2009
    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

    Jun 30, 2007
    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

    Mar 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 16, 2010
    Video calling - whether it be facetime or fring, I'm always in touch with my cat!
  22. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    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

    May 29, 2010
    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

    May 29, 2010
    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


    Jun 18, 2010
    Lenexa, Kansas
    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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