iOS 11 works on all iPhones going back to the iPhone 5s. But the update seems to be causing a lot of problems for people. Many reporting that the update has slowed their phone down to a turtle-paced crawl. The good news is that iOS 11.1 apparently speeds everything up a bit. We are concerned that you might not get back the sharp aspects of iOS 10, but it’s time to move on. So what’s not working exactly?
Music Player Controls
Some users are reporting problems with Spotify not playing nice with the playback buttons on the iOS 11 Control Center. In order to fix this problem, however, all you need is a simple app update. Users have reported that the problem disappears with the updated Spotify app for iOS. In other cases, rebooting the phone and fully deleting and then reinstalling Spotify also works. But that’s a lot of work to achieve something that shouldn’t be this difficult.
Poor Battery Life
With iOS updates, there always seems to be issues related to battery life. In theory, a new update should alleviate any battery drain problems, because Apple optimizes the code and improves its efficiency. But that’s not the case. The fix to this one is to keep looking for software updates and apply them as soon as they show up. Don’t forget to update your apps too. Developers will be optimizing their apps in order to ensure they play nice with iOS 11.… Read the rest
Some people are still trying to work through the gesture features on the iPhone X. The fact that there is no home button is still causing some issues. Perhaps not with all the gestures, but there are a ton of gestures after all. How do you remember them all anyway? Some people aren’t finding it to be an issue at all, but for those of you who are there is a trick Well, it’s not really a trick. But there is a feature in iOS called AssistiveTouch. It’s found under the accessibility settings and it helps people with disabilities to be able to use the iPhone. What’s interesting about this is that Apple is utilizing universal design. Meaning – it’s not just for people with disabilities. It benefits anyone. And this is my favorite thing in the world.
AssistiveTouch is a feature in the accessibility settings of iOS that puts a floating, virtual home button on your screen that you can drag wherever you want. You can configure the button to perform four different actions based on whether you tap, double tap, 3D touch or hold it down. You can make the button look opaque so it won’t draw attention to the feature. If you’ve got free space on your home screen, this is the thing to do. That is if you’re really missing the home button. Enabling AssistiveTouch doesn’t necessarily turn off or get rid of the swiping gestures. It merely provides you with another option.… Read the rest
The response around the iPhone X has been overwhelmingly positive. Which is kind of odd, isn’t it? I mean, when do we consumers absolutely love anything? There has been no major backlash over any of the features. Including the switch from a home button to the gestures. Which I could see people raging against. But they’re getting used to it. Slowly accepting the change and attempting to be on board with the new design. So why are people so happy with the phone? To start, it’s an amazing phone What’s not to like? I mentioned some things that you will need to get used to, but there’s nothing really wrong with the phone.
Further to that, the iPhone X is the most dramatic change to an iPhone. Many people tend to be afraid of change, but people seem to be on board with these changes. But what people can’t see might be the best asset that the iPhone X has. Every other phone on the market right now has incredibly large bezels at the bottom. The iPhone X doesn’t. How did Apple get the phones display to stretch all the way to the bottom of the phone? This is an incredible feat considering that no other company could do this.
Rumors had surfaced long before the iPhone X had launched that Apple was going to use flexible OLED display panels on the phone. But a few months later, designs had leaked showing a perfectly flat iPhone. … Read the rest