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Dumb things about iPhones?

05-22-2017, 03:41 PM
#1
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 575
Dumb things about iPhones?

OK, so I love my iPhone 6s Plus...... will keep it til it dies or is really obsolete.... but I have 2 issues with it..... one software, one hardware.

1. The screen / phone timeout is 1,2,3,4,5 minutes....... or never..... why not a nice choice like 15 minutes or 30 minutes? 5 is too short and "never" is not a good idea for my battery.

2. That stupid button on the side that makes it so I don't hear my phone ring..... why is it so easy for it to switch when it is in my pocket? Make it harder to switch the position.

Anything you hate about your iPhone?


For the life of me, I can't comprehend why we don't have more choices on screen / phone timeout.
05-22-2017, 03:59 PM
#2
Totally agree with your number 1. I haven't experienced number 2 but that's probably because my case covers that switch just enough that I have to reach in with the tip of my finger or finger nail to flip it. Maybe you can find a similar case.

I really dislike where they put the lock button on the 6+. I hold my phone mostly in my left hand and that switch is hard to reach the way I hold it. It requires that I shift the phone down in my grip or just use the other hand. If they switched the mute and lock buttons it would be better.

05-22-2017, 04:28 PM
#3
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 16
I feel like you should easily be able to customize the lock time. Get rid of the different options and let us put in whatever we want lol
05-22-2017, 06:11 PM
#4
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 575
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Originally Posted by KevinC120 View Post
I feel like you should easily be able to customize the lock time. Get rid of the different options and let us put in whatever we want lol
Great idea.... I mean, we know what we want to do with our phones.
06-05-2017, 08:42 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Papa Deuce View Post
OK, so I love my iPhone 6s Plus...... will keep it til it dies or is really obsolete.... but I have 2 issues with it..... one software, one hardware.

1. The screen / phone timeout is 1,2,3,4,5 minutes....... or never..... why not a nice choice like 15 minutes or 30 minutes? 5 is too short and "never" is not a good idea for my battery.

2. That stupid button on the side that makes it so I don't hear my phone ring..... why is it so easy for it to switch when it is in my pocket? Make it harder to switch the position.

Anything you hate about your iPhone?


For the life of me, I can't comprehend why we don't have more choices on screen / phone timeout.

I hate my iPhone6 right now due to:
1. Slow response when trying to call/msg somebody from contacts.
2. Sometimes it hangs.
3. GPS location detection is so damn weak. (Im literally outside, and it says cannot detect location).
4. 3g/4g line slow to recover (even when my friend's Xiaomi internet works well in elevator, but not my iPhone6).
06-06-2017, 02:11 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,546
I haven't experienced accidental mute-switching, but I actually keep my phone on mute 95% of the time anyway. Well it doesn't switch out of mute in my pocket. And I don't seem to have an issues with the phone GPS being weak or slow. Works fine.

I guess if I had any complaint about my iPhone 6 it's that it doesn't seem as fast as when I first got it.
06-06-2017, 04:46 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,099
1) I would have been happy with an option to stay unlocked if plugged in / charging. Time should either be a dial or include a few others like 10, 15, 25, 45, 60 / etc...

2) Have my iPhone 6 Plus in an OtterBox Commuter, which solves this one nicely w/out being too bulky. What I hate here are apps that do not respect the switch! There should be NO SOUNDS AT ALL when this is switched!

And a minor one to add: I love how the Plus is a bit more iPad like, especially in landscape mode - I wish it take that a step further by being totally orientation agnostic and rotate properly when it's upside down.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
06-06-2017, 04:52 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Tokyo-3
Posts: 454
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
I wish it take that a step further by being totally orientation agnostic and rotate properly when it's upside down.
Interestingly, there are at least two apps that I know of that do properly rotate when your device is upside down: Puzzle and Dragons and The Quest. Not sure why it's a feature, but it's possible to do.
06-06-2017, 06:54 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,099
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Originally Posted by Nekko View Post
Interestingly, there are at least two apps that I know of that do properly rotate when your device is upside down: Puzzle and Dragons and The Quest. Not sure why it's a feature, but it's possible to do.
The original version of The Quest had options to set any of the four orientations - and that dates back to when I was playing it on a 2nd gen iPod Touch!

And that reminds me - storage of app data sucks. Unless the app developer builds something into the app (like the aforementioned The Quest with iTunes File Sharing) you lose your app data if you remove the app from your device. The only other place where it gets saved is your backups (and there is software to explore those) made while the app was installed.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
06-07-2017, 12:46 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,546
Another app that rotates upside down is Shazam. Which makes sense since the mic is on the bottom of the phone. So you can rotate it to point the mic at the music source.