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You would need to test each page, from experience users go for speed/ ease of use over consistency. Where the information in the drop down is extensive ( eg a list of towns) predictive lettering is really good)


Even though Apple recommended (and surprisingly still recommends) pickers for dropdowns, not even they use it anymore. Spoilers: In both these cases, the "logic" would dictate to use a dropdown + picker. Apple chose a much better solution for their own apps. Still, a whole screen to pick between "Female" or "Male" (pardon the binary example) seems ...

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