Why on earth are there 2 ways to "search"??

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by chfilm, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    why are there two different ways? Pull down and slide left of home Screen? I don't get it. This seems like a big inconsistency steve jobs wouldn't have allowed ;) it's just bloated imo. Or do I overlook something?
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    One is the proactive screen that also happens to have search, and the other is just search. Part of the reason perhaps is so that people have an easier time accessing search from more places (and so that those who know of one way and not as much about the other way can still use it using the way they already know).
  3. anyjungleinguy macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    One brings up the keyboard immediately to start typing and one doesn't.
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    iOS10 may drop the pulldown and iOS9 is just allowing an interim use since it is none intrusive.
  5. DomC macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2010
    I never search on my phone so having 2 ways is annoying to me whenever I accidentally pull down or now swipe too hard on the 1st Home screen. I turned off Spotlight, why can't this turn off the searching areas?
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    No option to disable those, as there aren't a lot of other customization options unfortunately.
  7. phositadc macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    Ditto I literally never use these features. Dumb that it's now accessible in 2 ways that are both easy to accidentally trigger no less. Should be able to disable these.
  8. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I think I read somewhere that many people still aren't aware of the "drag down to search" function, and still default to swiping left from the default home screen because that's what they are accustomed to from pre-ios7 days (or at least they try to). That's why Apple brought it back and added more stuff to it.
  9. belfong macrumors member


    Sep 27, 2015
    I love Pull down to search but I don't know why Apple allow two different ways to search!
  10. Peepo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Simple. They add the proactive screen and throw search in there also as a convenience. You can also search the old pull down way. Not sure why people are upset about this. Just like there is more than one way to search in OSX - can click on magnifying glass in top right or press cmd-space to bring up search.
  11. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Most people aren't aware how to fully use 3D Touch, and it's much more complicated than pulling down the home screen...

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