- Aug 26, 2014
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I was awake last night thinking about, well, all kinds of things, including, for whatever reason, this forum. I think people are a little afraid of talking about, or posting about, how they really feel. Maybe I'm just projecting my own fears on to others, but I think I've always been afraid of saying anything bad about the iPhone (and Apple products in General). I think it might have to do with always having to defend my position against people who are devout Android or other name brand fanboys (and fangirls). How else are you supposed to respond when someone asks why you have an iPhone, iPad, Macbook, iPod, etc. Don't you know PCs are better for gaming? My Android is sooo customizable. Don't you hate that you need to buy all the expensive apple accessories, rather than being able to shop around for third-party accessories? Yada Yada Yada. You know what I'm talking about.
As a result of that, I often find myself backed in a corner, willing to say just about anything to "win" the argument. Apple products are the best! They're so slick, and simple, and pretty! Who cares if it bends in your pocket? Yeah, it glitches sometimes, but if its bad enough, they'll fix it for free at the Apple Store. Plus, who doesn't love going to the Apple Store? Yada.
I am not here bashing Apple. In fact, I still am a loyal customer, and I actually do really love my Apple products. But I also don't want to pretend they're not without their faults.
I kind of just wanted to express the things I don't love about my iPhone. And I'm not here looking for people to say, "well, if you did X, you wouldn't have this problem," or "maybe next time you'll do this." I'm not looking for solutions. This is just me airing out my baggage. I don't believe I'm the only one in this boat, or rather, I'm just hoping I'm not about to have a thread full of people telling me that I should just shut up and get an Android or something. And to be honest, I'm sure some of my complaints are universal issues with any type of phone or other device. Again, I'm not looking for solutions, I just want to share my thoughts. I'm kind of hoping that this thread would be a safe place for people to simply complain about things they don't like about their phone, without being judged. Also keep in mind that everyone here is anonymous, and your Android loving buddy will not know any of the things you write here. And I promise I wont tell anyone
I never know where to put my apps. Do they make it onto the home screen? Are they in a folder marked "junk" all the way on the last screen? What about the apps you don't use every day but still want quick access to, like Shazam or IMDB? I'm move my apps around all the time, because I'll notice that I don't ever need quick access to the App Store, for example, but its on my home page. So I move it. But then I forget where I put it, so I end up using Spotlight to search for it anyway. GAH. Also, do I fill each page all the way to the bottom? Or make it cleaner, but require more swipes to get to the lesser used apps?
I think its getting better, but the oh-so-quick-and-simple Apple Pay only works for me 7 out of 10 times. Maybe there's issues with the NFC terminals, or something else, but the convenience of Apple Pay is significantly diluted when it would have been faster to you my credit card. Also, I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me, but sometimes my phone will connect to a nearby internet, but the internet will require one of those Starbucks-like pop-ups in order to actually access it. This will cause my Apple Pay not to work, so I'll either have to shut my wifi off, or open up a Safari window just to connect. Only then will Apple Pay work.
I drop my phone. So much. Its ridiculous. I've probably bought 10 (glass) screen protectors in the last year. And I don't buy a new one until my fingers begin to get caught on the cracks. I have a pretty minimalist case on the back, and it's pretty slippery, so I know its contributing to the number of times I drop my phone, but I've dropped my phone countless times without a case, and also with much more durable cases with better grips. I know some of you swear that you never (or at least very rarely) drop your phone; do you just leave it in your pocket all day? Or on your desk or something? What's the secret?
I hate not able to access all the settings for an app FROM THE APP, because some of them are only in the Settings app. Some apps do have SOME settings in their app, but its kind of a guess which settings I can access from which app. I should be able to control my notifications for individual apps from BOTH the app and the Notification section of the Settings app.
Ummm... Parts of Apple Music. Not all of it. But a lot of it sucks. See my thread on that: Issues with Apple Music
I'm not sure where this fits in on this list, but the fact that everyone asks me for help on how to use their iPhone. I'm mostly talking to you, Mom. I'm happy to help when you can't figure something out, but, please, just Google it first. Every issue I've ever had to help with, I didn't know the answer to begin with. Then I Googled it. The answer is almost ALWAYS the first search result.
I'm sure I'll think of more, but thanks for listening.
What do you dislike about your iPhone?
(Anyone who says everything about their iPhone is perfect will get all of my narrowed-eyes of anger and energy directed at them for at least 4 seconds.)