who runs iOS zoomed?

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  1. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I've really been against this mode since owning my iPhone 6 as I'd like to take full advantage of the extra pixels in the bigger screen than the iPhone 5 and get maximum sharpness. However apple seem to have left some vital parts of the OS just too small for my poor eye sight - like the battery and cell coverage indicators - and a few buttons here and there have really small text under them. I've now settled for the zoom mode, with the hope that the scaling apple are doing is temporary until they re-do the bitmaps for buttons and icons and then zoom mode will be nice and sharp in a future update *wishful thinking*.

    Who else runs iOS 8 on an iPhone 6 like this?

    Jonny
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I use zoomed but made the text smaller so everything but the home screen looks like standard.
    Did you try using standard but make the text larger?
     
  3. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    I ran zoomed since I got the phone. I also have bold turned on. But I am 48 and read a lot on my phone.
     
  4. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I'm zoomed. If love it. I have good eyesight, but a lot of the text is too uncomfortably small in Standard.
     
  5. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I tried zoomed for about a day and I didn't like it at all. I went back to standard and haven't looked back.
     
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I would maybe use it but not when it makes websites blurry.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I have it set to standard and the smallest text size on my 6+. Works perfectly for me, but I'm glad we have options!
     
  8. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    I use zoomed mode so that I can use my phone without my glasses. I'm going blind at 33.
     
  9. lwilliams macrumors regular

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    I used the Zoom mode 100% when I had the 6. i passed the 6 to my wife. Now that I have the Plus, I go back and forth.

    However, on the 6, the Zoom mode is great, and preferred for me.
     
  10. Cristian macrumors 6502

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    I tried it for less than a day. It honestly looked kind of akward.
     
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  12. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    interesting mix of answers, but definitely don't feel like i'm the only one anymore who feels some of the interface text is simply too small. i've actually gone back to normal but made the text larger because this is much sharper. but unfortunately not all text gets bigger with this setting and so still find some text way too small. such as the name of the artist and album on the lock screen - especially since it's faded more than the song name, the time at the top (Which is fine until you unlock the phone and it goes smaller???) and text below app screen icons. I generally have good eye sight and when using the phone at home I generally don't find the small text a problem but when out and about holding the phone typically further away so I can see where i'm going and whats going on i'm only glancing at the screen and in less than ideal lightning after a days work - I just find it annoying :/ I wish the normal view spread the home screen icons out the same as zoomed. i really don't need the extra row! why do the four icons pinned to the bottom disappear when you open an app folder on the home screen?? I thought the idea of pinning things for quick access - such as the phone app - is that they are always there.
     
  13. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Because the screen is zoomed. If you zoom anything you will lose edges of picture area. I like zoom initially for the bigger icons but quickly shut it off when I realized landscape mode doesn't work and I prefer to have that than the zoomed mode.

    EDIT: Sorry, I made an error. A folder rather zoomed or not causes the pinned icons to disappear. But why would you need the pinned icons to show while opening a folder? What's the point of that?
     
  14. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope this happens either with zoom mode off or on. but that does lead me to another mini rant - why does landscape home screen not work on the regularl 6 :mad:
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I noticed when I had it zoomed the home screen icons wouldn't rotate when I held the 6 Plus sideways.
     
  16. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. When I had the Plus, this was something that I didn't like. I run in Zoomed mode, and in doing so i would lose all that extra landscape functionality.
     
  17. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so I can get to the phone app quicker. It's not as if the dock disappears in OS X when opening launchpad. iOS is inconsistent with OS X and how a pinned app should work.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird right?
    Im surprised they didnt fix that yet.
     
  19. HenryDJP, Jan 3, 2015
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    Right, but only when OPENING Launchpad. Once you open Launchpad OS X behaves the same way iOS does in terms of opening a folder in Launchpad. The Dock does disappear. You have run the cursor underneath the Dock area to bring it back up. The only thing I'm a bit confused at with your post is if you're opening up a folder in iOS why would you need to get to the phone app if you're already dealing with another app in the folder?

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    Did you mean, "Why did Apple decide not to include the landscape feature on the regular 6?"

    Simple, the 6Plus is their flagship and they want to give reasons to upgrade to it. That's why the 6Plus's camera has optical image stabilization and landscape mode for mail, home screen and iMessage.
     
  20. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No reason why the landscape home screen should not be included on the regular 6. Both phones have an accelerometer.
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Honestly, that can be said about any iOS device.
     
  22. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one thinking that a trip to the Optician is required if the text is considered too small? :eek:
     
  23. slenpree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Probably!
     
  24. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    who runs iOS zoomed?


    Standard mode is too small for me. It's not too small to read, but too small to read comfortably. I have perfect vision and have my eyes tested yearly.

    I think it's just a comfort thing for a lot of people. Also the further it is, the smaller it gets, so mounted to my dashboard while driving, the phone is further from my face than it usually is while holding it. Zoomed mode really helps with that.
     

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