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mswearngin Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to have the phone keyboard go back to the color it was before upgrading to ios 6?

iPhone 4
  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    No,  Change is good.

  • mswearngin Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a way to go back down to ios 5.1.1

    I don't see why they changed the color of the number pad in the phone dialer and don't like it.

  • park00 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same question. I want the black background back.

  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    No, downgrading isn't supported.  in 1 week you won't even notice it.  Change is good.

  • mswearngin Level 1 (0 points)

    No matter how long I have the phone I am not going to like the phone dialer change.

    It is not an improvement.

    I seriously wouldn't have did the upgrade if I knew it would change the color of the phone dialer.

  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    Well, I prefer the new dialer color scheme - dark numbers on a light background is easier for most people to read - albeit a completely trivial aspect of the iOS in the overall context...  Most dialing is done using Contacts, Favorites, or touching numbers within messages/email/apps anyway.

  • mswearngin Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it would be nice to have a choice.

    Just like the wallpaper and lockscreen.

  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)

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    If they get enough demand they might put a choice into a future release.

  • Stueysnail Level 1 (0 points)

    Not a particularly useful response to be honest. "Change is good"


    What I dislike is not the keyboard change itself, but how it keeps changing back to the old colour scheme for some activities.


    Try dialing a number (or going to message bank), then bring up the keyboard, such as when doing phone banking.  No new white keyboard now.  The chopping and changing between colour schemes is more annoying than staying with one, or the other.


    So "change is (not) good", when it happens during a phone call.

  • modular747 Level 6 (18,730 points)

    Deal with it and stop whining.  No one here can help you.

  • Kishfy Level 1 (0 points)

    I just wanted to write to express my strong dislike for the new iOS 6 phone dialer colors.  It looked so much better dark and now looks cheap and old fashioned looking.  I can understand the desire for change and improvements but honestly, this looks like an ammeter designed it.  It would be spectacular if they could offer an update that would allow the user to specify how they want the dialer to look (Black or White).  For me, it is even hard to see the new white/grey combo design. 



    Others I have spoken to about the new dialer color scheme agree! 

  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)

    Then as I mentioned, vent here:



    not in the forums, as only the former is incorporated into Apple's development plans.

  • Stueysnail Level 1 (0 points)

    True (and I agree), and I (along with others presumably) have, but as a community it is good to know what others are thinking as well, and even better perhaps coming up with a community-supported proposal for what is desired.


    Unfortunately some other individuals deem this whining, and only expect communications being about how wonderful Apple is rather than providing feedback that may help strengthen the brand.  A strong community spirit is part of the attraction of a quality product/brand, and those that attack the community rather than supporting conversation undermine this.

  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)

    "Community proposals" are all fine and good, but until Apple tasks an engineer to work the issue (and they will decide what, if anything is implemented), you can propose anything you want, and Apple generally assigns engineers based on feedback recieved through the feedback link.

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