1. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    My iPhone 7 Plus is being delivered tomorrow. I switch phones every few months, and my last experience with iPhone was the 6 Plus. I'm excited. I'm looking forward to the camera and using iMessage again.

    Apple does a lot of good things, but it's the little things about iOS that bug me. So I have a dumb question: Does anyone know why Apple won't let us put icons wherever we want? I can understand not allowing certain customizations (such as fonts/icons), but what's the big deal about being able to move icons to the bottom of the screen without the extra hassle of creating blank icons? I'm curious as to the reasoning. As petty as it sounds, that was one of the reasons I left iPhone.

    But hey, I'm back (for now)!
    04-19-2017 08:05 AM
  2. Natalie Martin's Avatar
    You mean put whatever icons u want at the bottom instead of stock ones already there? Cause if u do then u already can. I have my Facebook Twitter etc at the bottom bar
    04-19-2017 08:16 AM
  3. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    You mean put whatever icons u want at the bottom instead of stock ones already there? Cause if u do then u already can. I have my Facebook Twitter etc at the bottom bar
    No, not just the few icons in the bottom bar, but all icons. Right now they're stuck at the top. I like having the top half of the screen empty with icons in folders in the bottom half of the screen.
    04-19-2017 08:19 AM
  4. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Does anyone know why Apple won't let us put icons wherever we want? ...what's the big deal about being able to move icons to the bottom of the screen without the extra hassle of creating blank icons? I'm curious as to the reasoning. As petty as it sounds, that was one of the reasons I left iPhone.
    My guess is Apple thinks (and rightfully so IMO) that it keeps an organized and uniform look to all iPhones regardless of user. Apple designs the iPhone to be simple and intuitive to anyone, albeit with sacrifices for someone who wants to really customize the springboard. That being said, I can see Apple letting users re-arrange icons more freely at some point -- we did eventually get folders!
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    04-19-2017 08:45 AM
  5. Natalie Martin's Avatar
    No, not just the few icons in the bottom bar, but all icons. Right now they're stuck at the top. I like having the top half of the screen empty with icons in folders in the bottom half of the screen.
    Ah I see what mean
    04-19-2017 08:48 AM
  6. bassjo's Avatar
    Yeah this has always been my chief complaint with IOS.
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    04-19-2017 09:02 AM
  7. rsgoldens's Avatar
    Yes, screen customization and widgets are definitely appealing. I feel like it's the only thing I miss about android. Not a big enough deal to sway me back. Hopefully some day!
    04-19-2017 09:55 AM
  8. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Yes, screen customization and widgets are definitely appealing. I feel like it's the only thing I miss about android. Not a big enough deal to sway me back. Hopefully some day!
    We do have widgets, now, with iOS 10!
    04-19-2017 11:10 AM
  9. bassjo's Avatar
    We do have widgets, now, with iOS 10!
    Nope those are not TRUE widgets. I'm not knocking IOS, it does a lot of things great but it's widgets and/or customization options suck.
    04-19-2017 02:29 PM
  10. Retinella's Avatar
    I agree. The widgets on iOS 10 aren't nearly as good as widgets on Android.
    04-19-2017 07:37 PM
  11. AugustVance's Avatar
    Rumors from a well respected mostly correct "leaker" said the other day iOS 11 will have visual changes. I'm hoping they give us some customization. We don't need to do every little thing but this would be top 5 for sure.
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    04-19-2017 07:49 PM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    Best way to make your feelings known to Apple is to send feedback!

    https://www.apple.com/feedback/
    04-20-2017 08:18 AM
  13. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Nope those are not TRUE widgets. I'm not knocking IOS, it does a lot of things great but it's widgets and/or customization options suck.
    A widget is an element of a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays information or provides a specific way for a user to interact with the operating system or an application.
    So, iOS 10 does have widgets. And there's no such things as 'not true widgets'. It is or it's not
    04-20-2017 12:39 PM
  14. HBLEY's Avatar
    iOS the most decent update was just weeks ago. This one you're definitely going to enjoy!

    No you can't put icons everywhere, this is never going to happen. Although you can put icons of most used apps below the screen on the lower bar.
    04-21-2017 06:50 AM
  15. bassjo's Avatar
    A widget is an element of a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays information or provides a specific way for a user to interact with the operating system or an application.
    So, iOS 10 does have widgets. And there's no such things as 'not true widgets'. It is or it's not
    Okay, I'll rephrase my earlier post... The current "widgets" in IOS aren't as useful as the ones currently available on the majority of Android devices.
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    04-21-2017 06:58 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Okay, I'll rephrase my earlier post... The current "widgets" in IOS aren't as useful as the ones currently available on the majority of Android devices.
    Let's rephrase......The current "widgets" in iOS aren't as useful [to you] as the ones currently available on the majority of Android devices. Right?...
    04-21-2017 07:09 AM
  17. bassjo's Avatar
    Indeed the usefulness of the "widgets" are purely subjective to the individual. Also let me say that I'm not hating on the iPhone as I love my Apple Black 7 Plus. As I said in a few earlier post... there's a WHOLE lot to love about the IOS ecosystem.
    04-21-2017 07:36 AM
  18. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    iOS the most decent update was just weeks ago. This one you're definitely going to enjoy!

    No you can't put icons everywhere, this is never going to happen. Although you can put icons of most used apps below the screen on the lower bar.
    That's my original question. What reasoning is there for not being able to put the icons where you want? Someone mentioned uniformity, but being able to place icons more freely doesn't seem like it would affect the uniformity of iOS. Why is it a "never going to happen" thing? It's not that big a deal and I don't want to drag out my point, but sometimes it's the little things that matter. Seems like the people who are defend the rigidity of this are only OK with it because Apple isn't doing it (yet). If they ever allow for it, I think others will appreciate the bit of freedom and convenience a little more customization provides.
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    04-21-2017 09:13 AM
  19. HBLEY's Avatar
    That's my original question. What reasoning is there for not being able to put the icons where you want? Someone mentioned uniformity, but being able to place icons more freely doesn't seem like it would affect the uniformity of iOS. Why is it a "never going to happen" thing? It's not that big a deal and I don't want to drag out my point, but sometimes it's the little things that matter. Seems like the people who are defend the rigidity of this are only OK with it because Apple isn't doing it (yet). If they ever allow for it, I think others will appreciate the bit of freedom and convenience a little more customization provides.
    Yes and the reason I said "Never going to happen" is because I read it on macrumor and iphonedevdesk forums too. This isn't happening anytime soon.

    Apple says this move is like Android.
    04-21-2017 09:24 AM

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