Why are most iphone 6+ adapted apps using such tiny fonts?

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  1. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone an idea why so many iphone 6+ adapted apps use such tiny fonts? 1Password uses a main font just below 2mm in height and the icon fonts is below 1mm. Other apps are in the same direction but none so extrem.

    Do devs really think people can read such tiny fonts?
     
  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I, along with most others I am sure, can read the "tiny" fonts just fine. Use display zoom or increase the text size if you can't read it.
     
  3. Dranix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You really think 2mm fonts are a sensible size? How many pages of text are passwords nowadays? The screen is filled with tiny text on a huge empty space...
     
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  5. Dranix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How? 1Password ignores the text-size preference...
     
  6. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    How about that screen resolution setting that we got when we first set it up?
     
  7. Dranix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And lose high res in sensible apps and the landscape mode?
     
  8. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    I got the big phone for lots of screen real estate. If you want big fonts, use display zoom. You only lose landscape home screen.

    If that's not good enough, contact 1Password and ask them to make their app compatible with the global text size option - that's not an extreme request, but nothing can be done by posting about it here where most are happy.
     
  9. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed
     
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Why are most iphone 6+ adapted apps using such tiny fonts?

    Someone got sloppy. Complain to the developer.

    At least they are pretending to try to update it for the new phones. It seems some developers do not care at all.
     
  11. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    They aren't getting the font sizes right just yet. It's like this in a few apps. It'll take a few months to iron it out.
     
  12. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    I actually have my settings setting the font size to the smallest, and I still think everything is too big :[
     
  13. Dranix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't talk about big fonts - just a sensible size like 3-4mm. Would still fit much more on screen then on iphone 4/5.

    Just starting to wonder - How old are people having no problems with 2mm fonts?
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I'm sure that developers are working on issues like this.
     

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