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  1. Raptor007's Avatar
    I was interested in the App Library and thought it would be great. There are a few issues that should have been addressed over 8 betas.

    First of your going have preset categories then use the very categories the apps are listed as being part of in the App Store. No have apps in “Other” apps like Eero, Amazon Alexa, AARP, Nest Thermostat all are categorized as Lifestyle so that’s where they should be.

    You can’t move apps within the App Library which wouldn’t be an issue if the categories were correct to begin with.

    No App Library in iPad OS which to me is a big omission. I like the App Library idea but when switching between devices I have to revert to folders not every efficient.

    It’s not a question of whether Apple will fix this in a future update it’s the attitude that Apple has towards their users, they know best, but they don’t. Apple has been very much missing the mark with updates, their horrible treatment with developers and how they pushed the IAP mode which makes Apple huge money.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-17-2020 10:02 AM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    I am underwhelmed with the App Library as well. I knew ahead of time after reading posts from all the beta testers that we couldn't customize them, and I now understand the frustration of many who shared this. I was also surprised that the library was on the last page, but I guess that's good, because until we're able to customize it (and I realize that's a big if) I probably won't be using it much. Maybe it's worth submitting feedback to Apple. You never know... they may listen!
    TgeekB, Gobrown75 and aximtreo like this.
    09-17-2020 11:00 AM
  3. FFR's Avatar
    Honestly I was one of the posters that felt the App Library was lacking but since I installed iOS 14, I completely changed my mind.

    I really like the App Library. I actually like the fact that it isn’t customizable. Between widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library and enhanced AirPods pairings , iOS 14 is
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-17-2020 01:38 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I like the fact that it keeps everything on one screen. I don’t care about the categories because I can easily do a spotlight search for the app I want to use.
    09-17-2020 02:17 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Not a fan.

    Maybe if it were customizable. Maybe.
    09-17-2020 02:36 PM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    Not really excited about app library or not much about 14. at all , maybe a few little things however lots of hype about iOS14.0 .
    Last edited by wilber1; 09-18-2020 at 07:00 AM.
    09-17-2020 03:26 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    I like the fact that it keeps everything on one screen. I don’t care about the categories because I can easily do a spotlight search for the app I want to use.
    But you wouldn’t have to if you were able to customize and put them where you want.
    Why is this so hard for Apple?
    09-17-2020 10:17 PM
  8. Wotchered's Avatar
    Before I get it, can I delete it ?
    09-18-2020 08:54 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't see how it would be useful to me. I use a lot of folders, and they work great for my needs.
    kataran and TgeekB like this.
    09-18-2020 09:43 AM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    Got it now ! what use is it ? So far all it has done is copied ikons from where I put them to this stupid library I did not ask for... so now for instance Windy is now not only where I put it but also in the new apps section but also in Utilities and no doubt the bloody thing is also in the swipe down list as well !! This is obviously a sinister plot to waste my expensive screen space, and I demand massive compensation immediately !! I mean, Apple, WTFYPA ??
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-18-2020 10:32 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Got it now ! what use is it ? So far all it has done is copied ikons from where I put them to this stupid library I did not ask for... so now for instance Windy is now not only where I put it but also in the new apps section but also in Utilities and no doubt the bloody thing is also in the swipe down list as well !! This is obviously a sinister plot to waste my expensive screen space, and I demand massive compensation immediately !! I mean, Apple, WTFYPA ??
    Apps are now taking twice the storage space than it was before the update. Since I won't use the app library, there should be a way to delete it. It should be optional.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-18-2020 10:38 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    Better have a look at iCloud mine is now saving stuff I never asked it to- In fact best get over to settings and turn off all the stuff you had turned off before !
    09-18-2020 10:57 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    Apps are now taking twice the storage space than it was before the update. Since I won't use the app library, there should be a way to delete it. It should be optional.
    That’s simply not true. At least, the App Library isn’t causing the apps to take extra storage space.
    The App Library is simply another Home Screen that shows which apps you have installed on your phone. Those icons do not take extra space.

    It’s like a mirror. Just because you see your own reflection in the mirror doesn’t mean you take twice as space in that room.
    kataran and FFR like this.
    09-18-2020 10:58 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That’s simply not true. At least, the App Library isn’t causing the apps to take extra storage space.
    The App Library is simply another Home Screen that shows which apps you have installed on your phone. Those icons do not take extra space.

    It’s like a mirror. Just because you see your own reflection in the mirror doesn’t mean you take twice as space in that room.
    Source? From Apple. I couldn't find anything.
    09-18-2020 11:03 AM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    The Library is ok but I have my own ways to get where I need to be
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-18-2020 11:37 AM
  16. doogald's Avatar
    There is only one installation of an app, and only one place where data is stored for that app. Extra icons on a home screen are a rounding error on the amount of space an app takes on a phone.
    09-18-2020 11:42 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There is only one installation of an app, and only one place where data is stored for that app. Extra icons on a home screen are a rounding error on the amount of space an app takes on a phone.
    The same way photos are shown in two places? May be, but I can't confirm that, as I can't find anything on it from Apple.
    09-18-2020 11:55 AM
  18. TgeekB's Avatar
    That’s simply not true. At least, the App Library isn’t causing the apps to take extra storage space.
    The App Library is simply another Home Screen that shows which apps you have installed on your phone. Those icons do not take extra space.

    It’s like a mirror. Just because you see your own reflection in the mirror doesn’t mean you take twice as space in that room.
    I think of a Home Screen as being the first screen I come to, not the last.
    If we could truly make it the Home Screen and configure it the way we want, I might accept it.
    09-18-2020 11:59 AM
  19. mach1man's Avatar
    I kinda dig it, my girlfriend has already removed her apps from screens and is just going to the app drawer/library. It is just an extra screen/area on the last swipe NO big deal to me. I hope they KEEP IT and start to modify it more, allow some customization to it and what not.
    FFR and Annie_M like this.
    09-18-2020 12:19 PM
  20. Raptor007's Avatar
    I like it but if Apple is going to use predefined categories ok then use what the app is listed as. Lifestyle, utilities, etc. it’s nice to have a large folder open vs swiping between sections in a folder.

    So far I haven’t removed my folders hoping they fix their error.
    09-18-2020 05:03 PM
  21. gnirkatto's Avatar
    I like the basic concept, which allows for "uninstalling" apps but send them to the library instead of firmly deleting them.

    However, my instant wish for the app library:

    • let me rename the categories (don't like having to get into thinking mode when looking for an app..."where on earth could this app be....even can't remember its name correctly..."
    • this will then require to create another "general" library "folder", unchangeable, where all the apps that were removed from a home screen will go
    • this will then require to allow me for moving apps from such a general library folder to another folder of my choice.


    But why make it so difficult?
    Why not just offering a library where all apps show, and maybe even allow users to create whatever folders they like, within this library?
    Oh - understood. This would look too Androidish.
    (I have to stop always referring to Android or people will start accusing me of trolling. But believe me, I'm not. I'm a fully fledged Apple user who just wants to benefit from meaningful features that others have enjoyed since years. And which Apple seems to try to avoid under all circumstances).

    2nd big app library enhancement request:

    allow me to jump there, by just one gesture or button press, from everywhere. Having to scroll rightwards through countless screens is boring. I can't remember exactly....which platform has been allowing that since many years...???
    09-19-2020 10:48 AM
  22. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Until I can rename and reorganise the folders, both in content and folder priority, it’s a large, unhelpful mess. Honestly I’d far prefer being able to toggle it off completely. In its current format, it’s not even remotely useful for me. I already have all my apps in the folders I want and I know where they are. I can’t see a reason for suddenly switching to an App Library. I think Apple half-assed an Android feature that Google did well.

    Honestly the ‘Other’ folder just seems to be an app graveyard of random apps.

    The Games folder does not in fact have all my game related apps in it, for some unfathomable reason.

    I have a ‘Productivity and Finance’ folder with about fifty apps in it, many of which are neither ‘Productivity’ or ‘Finance’ related in my view.

    All my Authenticator apps are split between three different folders.

    All my Acting-related apps are split across four folders

    It’s just terribly optimised and far more frustrating having to find the app, or search for it, than just opening a folder of my choosing and selecting the app I need.

    Good try Apple. 4/10. Could do better. See me after class.
    TgeekB, gnirkatto, kataran and 1 others like this.
    09-19-2020 10:42 PM
  23. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the minority here, however I like the App Library. I'm seriously considering hiding a few of my app pages because of the app library to be honest.
    FFR, calebt, Just_Me_D and 2 others like this.
    09-19-2020 11:39 PM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Honestly I was one of the posters that felt the App Library was lacking but since I installed iOS 14, I completely changed my mind.

    I really like the App Library. I actually like the fact that it isn’t customizable. Between widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library and enhanced AirPods pairings , iOS 14 is
    I totally agree with you. iOS 14 is
    kimmaree likes this.
    09-20-2020 01:30 AM
  25. FFR's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the minority here, however I like the App Library. I'm seriously considering hiding a few of my app pages because of the app library to be honest.
    Not a all.
    I also prefer apples implementation of the App Library, it’s basically Siri suggestion turned up to 11.

    I have already hidden a couple of app pages and frankly it is rather refreshing. I suspect they are using machine learning to organize and reorganize the apps based on each individual users app usage.

    It’s commendable that apple didn’t just copy the antiquated or prehistoric app drawer concept that was included with Mac OS X or even Mac Os 9 from the 90s.

    And for those that prefer such an outdated concept, android is readily available.
    Spencerdl and kimmaree like this.
    09-20-2020 02:04 AM
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