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Robinmaile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I so regret updating to IOS 7. It's too light to read, has tacky icons that are difficult to distinguish and a very low tech appearance not expected of Apple. I actually detest the update to the point I font even enjoy my iPad mini. Whoever designed it had a very dated poor concept in mind. I have good vision with glasses and these skinny thin lines and light color icons and keyboard letters are just ridiculous. If it weren't such a pain, I would try and find a way to revert back to the prior version. In fact, if anyone knows how without messing up everything please let me know. Thanks.


iOS 7
  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Try using a dark background or wallpaper.  I too found many of the stock backgrounds too light... I ended up going with a dark grey, which makes the icons pop.  Also, decrease your screen brightness to about 50%, but leave it on Auto-Brightness.  I've found the screen much more readable with all apps this way.

     

    Otherwise, I like the update a lot.

  • Robinmaile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for the suggestions. I have a lame question. Where did you find a gray background, from your own photos? Thanks!

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (37,650 points)

    Also let Apple know what you think at http://apple.com/feedback/ipad.html.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Well, on my iPhone, I used the darkest "Still" background (which isn't available on the iPad I just found out).  On my iPad, I'm using a dark wallpaper that I got from an iPad internet forum.  But you can use whatever you like.  Just put it in your Photos.

  • Robinmaile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great, thanks so much!

  • Robinmaile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, I did send a message to Apple. Sounds like some like it, but it went the wrong direction for my tastes.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (37,650 points)

    Sounds like some like it, but it went the wrong direction for my tastes.

    Same.

  • psa97531 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All the adjustments in the world will not change that this iOS 7 is a poor design. I like the new features. I absolutely hate the new look. The thin lines suck!  The "+" to add something (new calendar event, etc) should be distinctive. It's not. It just hard to see and hard to find.  In sunlight, it's harder still. 

     

    This UI *****!

  • Robinmaile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well said. It's those thin hard to see and lousy looking lines that are functionally difficult to relate to as well. Not attractive and not user friendly. And bad for anyone going farsighted, which is pretty much most of the population over 40. I can't get past the appearance to even enjoy the new features.

  • yspice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hate change but know that like every thing it is inevitable, though it makes my retired senior days full of things to gripe about.  More so when there are software programmers and developers involved, they always are tweaking some thing.  Not a week goes by when some web site I use has a change.  Most of this is annoying, and at my first touch IOS7 was on a few things.  But like every thing I give it a chance.  And so many good changes.  And with my constant use of my IPAD and Iphone I find that much I have been disgruntled on now is actually good.  

    The complaint that other have listed on vertigo and nausea on the moving icons I the most baffling to me,  On must really be zooming in and out a hundred times a second for that one.

  • yspice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You know this whole line of complaints on the IOS7 has brought back a memory, of standing in line to buy the new Macintosh 128 when it came out and getting it home and struggling with new look shock.  But then having the same thing at work when they installed the first Windows based machines.  And when my Apple II went to the Apple II GS.  I am happy I do not work any more and would have to suffer with Windows 7 change. 

    But look at it this way I remember a few co-workers that avoided Windows for quite a few years and keep running DOS wow they were always complaining and suffering from ability to do stuff.  To those suffering any OS changes if you have seen as many as I have you will soon learn change is inevitable, resistance is futile, so the sooner you accept the faster you will forget.  LOL.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,750 points)

    yspice wrote:

     

    I hate change but know that like every thing it is inevitable, though it makes my retired senior days full of things to gripe about.  More so when there are software programmers and developers involved, they always are tweaking some thing.  Not a week goes by when some web site I use has a change.  Most of this is annoying, and at my first touch IOS7 was on a few things.  But like every thing I give it a chance.  And so many good changes.  And with my constant use of my IPAD and Iphone I find that much I have been disgruntled on now is actually good.  

    The complaint that other have listed on vertigo and nausea on the moving icons I the most baffling to me,  On must really be zooming in and out a hundred times a second for that one.

    Greating yspice. I'm a bit of a curmudgeon myself. But I also like the new version of iOS. I suspect that quite a bit of the noise around the new OS will die down within a few weeks and is generally a matter of resistance to change as you describe. Feature wise, while it works well,  there is some room for improvement, and as in the past, I beleive Apple will address some those as well. Well see how that turns out.

     

    I'm with you on the nausea bit. Don't get it either, and frankly I'm a little skeptical about all the reports of this. I guess we'll see how this plays out.

  • paula285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery life doesn't last as long since I updated to the ios7. Some of my apps don't work anymore and iTunes wouldn't open and when I contacting someone about it they put the blame on my phone but all these issues were working fine irbil I updated my phone do I know my phone is not the problem plus I just bought it 2 months ago.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (27,750 points)

    paula285 wrote:

     

    My battery life doesn't last as long since I updated to the ios7. Some of my apps don't work anymore and iTunes wouldn't open and when I contacting someone about it they put the blame on my phone but all these issues were working fine irbil I updated my phone do I know my phone is not the problem plus I just bought it 2 months ago.

    And what troubleshooting steps have you taken? Have you tried visiting an apple store to get assistance at a genius bar?

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