1. mumfoau's Avatar
    For me, it would be the whole App Library thing.

    I like a clean setup. I have 1 page that I keep as the standard Apple first page with all of my other apps being in the library.

    Sometimes I might move something and want to reset my Home Screen layout. If I have my settings so that apps don’t get installed on the Home Screen and I do a Home Screen reset, please don’t bring all those apps BACK to my home screens requiring me to then remove them all again.

    Just reset the apps that I actually left on my Home Screen to begin with.

    How about you? What would be the one thing you’d change?
    09-27-2020 07:46 AM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    Me I would like to be able to chose what apps go in the Smart Stack, all I can think of at the moment.
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    09-27-2020 07:48 AM
  3. Wotchered's Avatar
    I would have liked a yes or no button on the pointless Library thing. Did Apple think I organised my Home pages for FUN !!??
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    09-27-2020 08:34 AM
  4. mr_zmanan's Avatar
    please don’t bring all those apps BACK to my home screens requiring me to then remove them all again.
    change?
    You can put all apps you want to hide in a folder then hide the folder. This will hide all apps inside the folder

    This is easier than hide each app
    09-27-2020 08:42 AM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Me I would like to be able to chose what apps go in the Smart Stack, all I can think of at the moment.
    This is already available. If you have several widgets of the same size, you can move them on top of each other & it will create your custom stack.

    As far as changes to iOS14, I can’t think of anything. I’m sure that’ll change with more and more posts to this thread. So far the App Library is fine for me. I use to hate it because it wasn’t organized the way I had my home screen, but I don’t have a lot of apps & I never used my folders anyway. I just needed a way to keep things clean & it does that. I have widgets on my search screen & a clean home screen, I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m that person that uses search for almost everything, so things are pretty good the way they are.

    Edit: just thought of something ....I’d love to be able to disable the dock. I’m tired of seeing apps down there.
    09-27-2020 08:45 AM
  6. calebt's Avatar
    This is already available. If you have several widgets of the same size, you can move them on top of each other & it will create your custom stack.

    As far as changes to iOS14, I can’t think of anything. I’m sure that’ll change with more and more posts to this thread. So far the App Library is fine for me. I use to hate it because it wasn’t organized the way I had my home screen, but I don’t have a lot of apps & I never used my folders anyway. I just needed a way to keep things clean & it does that. I have widgets on my search screen & a clean home screen, I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m that person that uses search for almost everything, so things are pretty good the way they are.

    Edit: just thought of something ....I’d love to be able to disable the dock. I’m tired of seeing apps down there.
    Thanks for advice works like a charm, I’m with you on getting rid of the dock.
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    09-27-2020 08:53 AM
  7. Annie_M's Avatar
    The dock does seem redundant now!
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    09-27-2020 09:09 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    I agree about the dock. It should be removable.
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    09-27-2020 09:17 AM
  9. FFR's Avatar
    At the moment I can only think of four features I would like apple to have added to iOS 14 or include in iOS 15:

    1.The ability to airdrop apps between iPhones or iPads

    2.The option to download apps from the AppStores of other countries or one global AppStore.

    3. All live wallpapers that were included on previous iPhones.

    4. The ability to iMessage iPhones that are around you using the airdrop protocol, bypassing any cellular or wifi networks.

    Regarding iOS 14, I’m just waiting for Apple to block cross site ad trackers.
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    09-27-2020 09:47 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I would like actionable widgets. Today widgets had that ability before iOS 14 and now if they get updated, they don’t.
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    09-27-2020 10:13 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    At the moment I can only think of four features I would like apple to have added to iOS 14 or include in iOS 15:

    1.The ability to airdrop apps between iPhones or iPads
    This feature is available now. I AirDrop between my iPhone and iPad quite often.


    2.The option to download apps from the AppStores of other countries or one global AppStore.
    I may be misunderstanding, but when apps are being prepped for review by Apple, the developer can select which countries to make their apps available in.

    .....
    09-27-2020 10:48 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    I have a list of things that Apple still could make better in iOS. I'd love the ability to make custom sound notifications for any app, including et me use vibration only and no sound. I'd love push support for Gmail accounts in the stock mail app. I'd love to be able to force all notifications to the Apple Watch even if my iPhone display is active. I'd love the ability to have my battery pct on the icon bar at the top rather than the gas gauge that they use now. I'd love the ability to pull down control center from a tab in the notification screen on the middle or left side of the phone (so I can use the phone one-handed more easily.)

    I'd love the ability to pair an Apple Watch to an iPad. I'd love the ability for Health data to sync to my other devices (iPad and Mac).

    Take your pick for one of those to change.

    I'm fine with App Library. I'm ok with the way that widgets work (though, yes, actionable widgets would be good, I wouldn't want that change if it means sacrificing battery life.)
    09-27-2020 11:34 AM
  13. FFR's Avatar
    This feature is available now. I AirDrop between my iPhone and iPad quite often.
    There might be a misunderstanding, I don’t think apple allows anyone to airdrop applications between devices, files, pictures, and videos sure, but not apps. I believe you can only download apps from the App Store.

    I may be misunderstanding, but when apps are being prepped for review by Apple, the developer can select which countries to make their apps available in.
    Yes, but if you travel frequently or reside in more than one country it can quickly become quite cumbersome having multiple iPhones with multiple iCloud accounts just to download and use local apps, versus having everything in one iPhone. It would be nice to have a central global App Store where all apps are available or a if apple allowed AppStore approved applications to be airdropped between devices.
    09-27-2020 12:36 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There might be a misunderstanding, I don’t think apple allows anyone to airdrop applications between devices, files, pictures, and videos sure, but not apps. I believe you can only download apps from the App Store.
    You’re right. I was referring to files and not apps.



    Yes, but if you travel frequently or reside in more than one country it can quickly become quite cumbersome having multiple iPhones with multiple iCloud accounts just to download and use local apps, versus having everything in one iPhone. It would be nice to have a central global App Store where all apps are available or a if apple allowed AppStore approved applications to be airdropped between devices.
    Yeah, I see your point....
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    09-27-2020 12:38 PM
  15. firstborn80's Avatar
    I would like to be able to edit the App Library. I hate that some categories are put together like productivity & finance. I want to separate them into the folder I choose. I would also like the actual folders to be in alphabetical order. I know Apple is just moving the most used folders to the top of the library but when I'm looking for an app I don't use as often, I have to scroll the to find the folder I think it may be in. Pointless IMO.

    Also, my Apple music widget still doesn't work. Like, ever - it doesn't update at all so I just deleted it. It's my most used app so I really wish it worked.
    09-27-2020 04:49 PM
  16. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    At the moment I can only think of four features I would like apple to have added to iOS 14 or include in iOS 15:

    1.The ability to airdrop apps between iPhones or iPads

    2.The option to download apps from the AppStores of other countries or one global AppStore.

    3. All live wallpapers that were included on previous iPhones.

    4. The ability to iMessage iPhones that are around you using the airdrop protocol, bypassing any cellular or wifi networks.

    Regarding iOS 14, I’m just waiting for Apple to block cross site ad trackers.
    Apps are essentially being forced to be converted to Catalyst. No need to AirDrop. A Catalyst app is able to be run natively on macOS, ipadOS, and iOS.
    09-27-2020 06:01 PM
  17. JandN2639's Avatar
    I want to add a lot more to my stack!!!
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    09-27-2020 06:45 PM
  18. FFR's Avatar
    Apps are essentially being forced to be converted to Catalyst. No need to AirDrop. A Catalyst app is able to be run natively on macOS, ipadOS, and iOS.
    I believe you might have misunderstood the point of airdropping apps between devices. It is to simply to bypass the region lock set by the developers when they submit apps to the App Store.

    E.g. if my primary iPhone is set to the American App Store and I’m travelling through Spain or Germany, I wouldn’t need to carry two or three iPhones to access local apps, I could just airdrop the German or Spanish local application to my primary iPhone from my secondary or tertiary iPhone.

    It used to be much easier when iTunes had a central app repository, not so much anymore.
    09-28-2020 02:22 AM
  19. gnirkatto's Avatar
    1. allow for an entire home screen & all of its apps to be moved to different positions on the overview screen, eg., move screen #2 to position #4 by dragging and dropping it

    2. allow for app library "folders" to be customized, ie to be renamed, and to move apps into the library "folder" of my choice (no, this is not what you can do with regular folders already. I like the option of easily "uninstalling", ie moving apps into a library "folder" instead of deleting them. Means, in case renaming/reorganizing library "folders" will be allowed, a "general library folder" will have to be added, where all the "uninstalled" apps go, to be then moved to another "folder" of choice by the user. This would also preserve the well-regarded option of displaying all apps in list form & alphabetical order, which also doesn't work when putting apps into "regular" folders)

    3. quickly add widgets which were available & popular in the old, pre-iOS14 form, and are now missing in action, like eg the phonebook favorites.
    09-28-2020 04:35 AM
  20. gnirkatto's Avatar
    oops, sorry 'if you could change ONE thing' was asked.
    So my point 1. would be my #1.
    09-28-2020 04:41 AM
  21. FFR's Avatar
    I'd love push support for Gmail accounts in the stock mail app.
    Thats a google restriction, they do that to force users to use the gmail app or pay for a business account.

    Of course If you pay for business, then and only then does google allow the user to use the native mail app for push email.
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    09-28-2020 04:46 PM
  22. Wotchered's Avatar
    If I could change another thing about iOS 14 it is not to slow my 2017 iPad down as it most definitely has......
    09-28-2020 05:51 PM
  23. kataran's Avatar
    iOS 14 adding steps to move photos to different albums

    It was a lot simpler on iOS 13

    It’s almost like you need to jump thru hoops to be allowed to view all photos before selecting the ones you want

    You use to be able to go in an album and tap on add but now you need to go into your camera roll then select and hit the share arrow box then go to add to album and select it.

    Much more fluent the old way
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    09-28-2020 06:07 PM
  24. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Removing the dock would be a good one. Right now I don’t like the yawning void between the bottom row of home screen apps and the dock.

    I’m starting to get used to the App Library now. I still think it could be better and I wish I could customize it a bit more, but I can see a use for it.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-28-2020 06:16 PM

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