Last week I my iOS 6 wish list but, since the article went live, I’ve noticed a few other aspects of the operating system that could do with an improvement. So, without further ado, here’s my iOS 6 wish list part 2.
1. Cancel button – It’s slightly unbelievable that, in an age where our iPhones can do basically whatever we want them to, we can’t cancel a text message mid-send. My 2004 flip phone could cancel a text message but my 2012 smartphone can not? I mean, seriously, how many times have you noticed a typo after sending a message? With an iPhone, instead of canceling the text and fixing the typo, you have to send a followup text correcting the error. It’s madness!
2. End all – When my phone is running slow, the first thing I do to fix the problem is open up the multitasking bar and quit all of the apps running in the background. It’s more than a little inconvenient to have to click the close button on each individual application. If there was a quick End All button, it would make speeding up your phone much easier.
3. Customizable shortcuts – There are volume buttons on the side of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. As such, it seems pretty redundant to also have a volume slider in the multitasking bar. On the iPad Apple threw in a brightness adjuster as well, but on the iPhone and iPod Touch a volume slider is the only option. It would be infinitely more useful if customers were allowed to put a WiFi toggle or brightness adjuster in the multitasking drawer.
4. Spacious folders – Why on Earth is there a limit to the number of applications one can put in a folder?! I don’t quite like having three separate folders for games or two for entertainment apps. Come on, Apple! There’s no reason why there’s no scrolling in folders. That way users could put as many apps in a folder as he or she wanted. As it is now, the organization Apple was trying to achieve just isn’t quite there.
Well that’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll pick up my phone right after posting this article and notice 1o more things iOS 6 could improve upon. Major OS updates are always exciting and I can’t wait to see what Apple improves upon as well as the new features the company brings to the table. Let me know what your iOS 6 wish list includes down in the comments below.