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ajrunner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The update makes this app so much more difficult to use. I have Match.

 

With a lot of music, the new Artist view is incredibly difficult to scroll through. I have to do twice the amount of scrolling.

 

Please tell me that there is some way around this....or a way to fix this awfulness.

 

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  • 1. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    ajrunner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some one edited my post. Let me add a few things back into it.

     

    1. This app is now awful

    2. How is a song/group list easier to use than a simple list of Artist->Album

    3. This may be the worst change in ios7.

    4. It's embarrassing that Apple made this change

    5. It's even worse that Apple pays people to go through these discussions and edit them out to be "more friendly" to Apple.

     

    This product is worse now. Seriously bad.

    I have Match and want a refund because it is pointless to have a giant list of artists on my phone now.

  • 2. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    ryan20t Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I couldn't agree more. The day after I upgraded I went to the store to look at android phones. If they don't give me a more managable way to look through my music (ie the way it used to be) I am going to find an alternative.

  • 3. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    A simple choice in settings to be able turn artwork on

    or off is really all it needs and should have.

     

    This is the only thing that I really don't like about iOS7,

    however, it now seems that you can use Siri to command

    the music app ("play album ***", "play playlist ****") now,

    for what that is worth.

     

    And as far as managing music, I use iTunes on my Mac

    to do that anyway.

  • 4. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your complaint, but if you select artist, it brings up a list of their albums. What exactly are you looking for?

  • 5. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    JosephFInn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also, you can't play podcasts.  Why remove a basic functionality, Apple?

  • 6. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    Podcasts has their own app, which increased the functionality and features that isn't the same as "music"

  • 7. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    JosephFInn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The podcasts app is useless.  75% of the time it won't play the podcast (and these are downloaded, synced to the phone podcasts).  It adds nothing to the simple task of playing podcasts which was just fine in Music and makes it harder to listen to them.

     

    And of course, Apple is deleting posts noting that it's difficult at best to listen to podcasts in iOS 7 now.

  • 8. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    Yes, Apple is deleting proper posts that do not violate the ToS just to hide your opinion. Brilliant.

     

    But, I use it all the time, and love it, and have yet to have a problem with it. Sooo, it's very useful to me, always plays my podcasts, added new features not found in the Music app, and makes it easier to listen to.

     

    Ironically, a YEAR since the podcast app has been released, why is this an issue with iOS7?

     

    It was released with iOS6.

  • 9. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    joshua274 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I really really hate that they removed swipe to change songs.... It's such a pain in the *** for me to take my iPad mini out of my bag if I want to change a song

  • 10. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    ajrunner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MLadd:

     

    When you select an artist it brings up a list of songs grouped by album.

    For an artist with 1 or 2 albums this is fine.

     

    When you have artists in which you have 6 or more albums, this means a ton of scrolling around (inefficiently) looking for said album. I have many artists with over 10 albums and I assure you it is not trivial to just pick or find the album.

     

    You may say 'just go to the album section', well I say that's not the standard way.

    Typically I, and I'll guess most, troll around and see an artist they want to listen to.

    Previously you click on the artist and see a nice, simple list of the albums. Pick one and you're off.

    Now, you pick it and have to scroll around to find the album.

    There's no concise list of album by artist. That, without question, is the simplest and easiest way to see and use the data.

    Now, I find it much more cumbersome and way less efficient.

    And honestly, it's dumb.

    I get if this were an optional view, but it's not.

     

    I think the engineer designing this never had an artist with more than 2 or 3 albums.

    Anything beyond that is challenging.

     

    And I realize people are saying 'just search for it'. My response is that if you are having to resort to that, your design, layout and organization is a failure.

  • 11. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    ajrunner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not complaint about podcasts. I use downcast and it's an amazing app. The apple podcast app was terrible when it came out, and is now workable. But still not nearly as good as downcast.

     

    And yes, apple did reword my post. The ripped out any part that was negative about the new music app.

  • 12. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    I think I see what you are saying. Actually, there is a bug, it appears. In the Music Settings there is an option for Group Albums by Artist. This may be what you are looking for, but it appears it may be broken. I do not believe that this is a new setting, but rather one that is not working as it has in the past.

  • 13. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    My response was not to you, regarding the podcasting. That was to someone else who was complaining about the Podcast app and that it has been removed from the Music app since iOS6 was released.

  • 14. Re: iOS7 Music App is awful
    Jerry Barrow Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Radio is another useless app. Despite always having a Wi-Fi connection, I'm always getting the "Network Unavailable" message. I have to manually quit the Music app and relaunch to get it to work. Bug #10535 on Apple's to-do list.

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