Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[2]: What?
by darknexus on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:34 UTC in reply to "RE: What?"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Wow, learn to write and actually debate without personal insults before posting, please. Now, let me explain something. It's not the most frequently used apps that are a pain to find, it's those that I use less frequently but still do use. I do not remember what page I put every app (or folder) on, thank you. Now, I use an iPhone as my only phone as well as an iPad, and I'd bet I know just a little bit more about iOS than most. Here's where Android shines though: I know the name of the app that's not on my home screen, so I open the apps list and find it in an alphabetical list. That is simplicity. With iOS, what do I do? I can either browse through each page of apps and folders to find it (tedious), open spotlight search (kind of bothersome on a small device) or I can reset the home screen to force all entries into alphabetical order. There's just one problem with that approach though, I lose my most frequent apps on page one, because all the default apps get put back there when you use this option. So explain to me again, how the iOS approach is superior? This time, you may use complete sentences.

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RE[3]: What?
by Morgan on Thu 21st Feb 2013 11:34 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think this is one of my biggest gripes with the iOS interface too. At my part time job I was trying to configure a coworker's iPhone to access our server remotely, and I couldn't find the Settings app icon to save my life. I handed it back to her to see if she could find it for me, and it even took her about thirty seconds. And she uses the device all day every day!

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RE[4]: What?
by henderson101 on Thu 21st Feb 2013 16:00 in reply to "RE[3]: What?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Swipe left, type "settings" in to the search field. Unless the user has gone in and specifically turned off indexing (it's on by default) a few milliseconds later - you will have the settings app listed. Top tip, probably verging on power user, but well worth remembering.

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