Questions tagged [ios]

iOS is a mobile phone and tablet operating system built by Apple, Inc. It is a light weight touch screen OS based on the Mac OS UNIX called Darwin.

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iPhone: what combination of gestures should I use to manipulate a 3D model?

I hope I'm asking in the right place. Anyway: I am working on an AR map where I load a model onto the screen, and I'd like to allow the user to do the following: Scale size Move up/own/sideways, so ...
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iOS System Font - doesn't look like Apple's apps

I'm in the process of switching my app to use the System Font option (as opposed to a custom font). However, the font appears quite different in my app than it does in the Apple apps. What could I ...
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What are some good UX pattern to implement drag-n-move, and multiple selection

Currently, I am porting an Android app to iOS app. I have been pondering for quite some time, on what is the proper UX, to implement Drag and move to perform reordering Multiple selection So that ...
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Should vertical scrolling be always enabled in iOS screens?

Two of my colleagues think, in iOS apps, vertical scrolling (irrespective of whether the screen has UI elements or content like pictures etc..) should always be enabled on iOS screens. Even when there ...
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How to correctly align label to clarify information?

On the image below, that is NOT a button but juste a bubble to display information on a day planner, I'm trying to find the best way to align the labels 7h30mn today and 30h this week. Currently, I ...
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Swipe for Action: iOS vs Android

In iOS there is a quite common pattern for lists, which consists of swiping an item of the list for getting some possible action. Sometimes, like in the example below even both swiping direction are ...
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Mobile UX: Open full page overlay by clicking on a tab

I am creating a mobile UX in which the user presses on a tab in order to capture a 3D view of an object. Clicking on the tab opens an image capture overlay straightaway. The other 2 tabs as shown in ...
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iOS/Android: Best practise for adding a back button on top of an either dark or light image

Challenge: Creating a back button that is placed on top of an image that can either be dark or light WHILST keeping the style/layout in line with the current layout for headers. Ask: Help with either ...
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SF Symbol MapMarker

I am currently working on Designs for Location based Serivces within an iOS App. There will be a little Marker displayed on a map, actually it will be a little company logo. The Developer asked me to ...
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Why do the dividers in the iOS settings page not go all the way to the left?

The designers at Apple seem to have made a deliberate decision to make the dividers in the iOS settings page not span the full width of the screen. What makes this better than full width dividers?
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Should we require a user to press on EDIT button before allowing him to move/ delete from list of items (collection view)

Currently, in one of my Android apps, I provide an very obvious way, for user to delete/ move from list of items. "X" button to delete "=" button to move Now, I'm porting such ...
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What is the best place for an Add button in an iOS table view?

I’m trying to figure out where to put the Add button on my table view (on iOS). Its purpose is to create a new row in the table view, either inline or using a modal form. There are 3 common positions ...
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Selecting between two options in smartphone app?

We have a smartphone app for pizza places, and a user can select to see "delivery" or "carry-out" and, separately, the closest or the cheapes. These are the two options I've found: ...
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What's the name of this iphone control?

What's the name of this iphone control? It's like a slider/tab control: Does it exist in android?
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Position of Done button on iOS WebViews

On iOS modal screens, I’m following a pattern of always positioning key/affirmative actions on the right (Save, Add, etc) and dismissive actions on the left (Done, Cancel, Close). However, if a ...
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Radio button functionality for iOS/Android

I need to create settings for token (crypto wallet) for iOS and Android. For desktop we create toggles/switchers: regular / max privacy one-time use / permanent Now we need to transfer these ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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Should back button exist in PWA (Progressive Web Applications)?

What's the reason there's no back button for ios or android in pwa? I can implement the button and the behavior by myself, but should I? Why are the mobile apps not common to navigate backwards/...
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Date picker with optional day/month selection?

Is there a UI component for mobile app that lets to select either: Year Month and year Day, month and year? I need to make a picker for planting date. The user might forget the exact date.
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Is this called Handle or Grip?

I was wondering what the correct discription for the little handle within an iOS Modal is? The little Handle on the very top of the Modal....Is it a handle? Or a Grip?
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Where should the “Submit” button go in mobile?

In mobile, when entering text, anything under the textbox is hidden by the on screen keyboard. I was thinking of putting a "Submit" button under the textbox, but then I thought the user might not know ...
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Using Material Design on iOS

I have an Android app developed by using Material Design principles. Currently, I am planning to release it on iOS too. I read several blogs/SO posts, which state that Apple is strict about Flat ...
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Sign up flow for a mobile app IAP subscription that requires account linking

I've got an existing app that doesn't require any user sign up that allows users to organise lists (all on device storage). It has about 5000 users and I'm thinking of ways I can add value for my ...
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What do designers do when a new Apple Components Library comes out?

I'm using the newest iOS and MacOS Components Libraries for Sketch that I downloaded from the Apple HIG site. There are some components that either don't make sense or there is a part of the component ...
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Affirmative action button on right, Dismissive on left … unless affirmative is destructive?

I have had a question about the contradictory nature of the Apple HIG in regard to button placement in dialogs. They say that Affirmative action button on right (Print), Dismissive on left (Cancel), ...
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iOS Custom video trimmer UI

I'm trying to make a video editing app and for that I need to create a video timeline where I will put different views depending on the amount of videos that are being editing and their longitude. ...
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The right Layout grid for iOS UI design

I just downloaded the free iOS 13 GUI for figma and I tried to see whether their app templates follow a standard grid layout format, and by the way it looks they don't - components are not aligned ...
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Is there any guidelines regarding forms cancelling on iOS 13?

iOS 13 added the “swipe to dismiss” feature to form sheets. I’m trying to find how to manage saving and cancelling on my forms to be as practical as possible. On native apps I took a look at iOS ...
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Smaller font sizes on smaller screen devices

I'm an iOS developer and I recently had a discussion with a designer in my team about the font size of a label in an iOS app that we are producing. It is a small label that is used to present the user ...
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How can I make the user choose between two options (Available or not Available) in IOS?

If i want the user to choose one of the two options(available or not available) ... what is the best thing for this design in ios application..I tried to use fragments buttons, is that true? How can ...
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iOS app. Looking for Weeks picker!

I'm working on iOS app for medical doctors that lets them find a job. Doctors work part time and could change several hospitals for a year. Hospitals hire them when they need a specific practitioner....
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Determining app compatibility and iPhones?

I’m working on an app for iPhones and android devices. I’m trying to figure which smartphones the app will run in. In the case of the iPhone, I’ve seen that developers tend to develop the app so that ...
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Segmented control at the bottom of the screen in iOS

Is this a common pattern to put a segmented control at the bottom of the screen? I've seen this only in the native iOS 13 Photos app. This is a segmented control on the screenshot below, right? If ...
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“Translate” mobile app mockup dimensions from desktop to smartphone size?

I'm pretty sure this is a common issue, but I'm not certain if I'll be able to explain myself correctly. So please bear with me. I'm including a screenshot of a mobile app I'm working on in my ...
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Mobile Tables - Accessibility (iOS vs Android)

iOS - Disclosure Indicators When this element is present, users know they can tap anywhere in the row to see the next level in the hierarchy or the choices associated with the list item. Use a ...
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Best way to indicate secondary list items within an expandable list will lead to a new screen? iOS mobile app

I'm designing a page with an accordion list (not a sidebar menu) in a financial iOS app. I'm trying show that eacg primary list item is expandable/collapsible (indicated by up-down chevrons), and that ...
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What's the best way to combine an action outside of the UI with an action in the UI?

Working on a picking flow for a warehouse app and I'm having trouble translating the following flow into design Go to space --> Scan space --> Scan product --> Enter # of units picked thinking ...
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iOS App: Segmented control for Login/Signup screens

I am planning UX for an app and currently working on Login/Signup screens. Looking at some various other app screens, it looks like the most common is to make welcome screens with both options - Login ...
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When to shown app intro onboarding? before or after sign up

For mobile applications when it is good to show the app intro onboarding(slider with app features). I have seen some mobile apps showing app intro before signup process and most after. Which is most ...
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Is there a Material 'Chips' UI component in the IOS HIG?

If so, is there a resource somewhere I can grab it or some documentation on it? Basically just want to have a list of tags that a user can delete. If the HIG has something i'd prefer to use that.
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How is the material design Snackbar accessible if someone is using a screen reader?

I have an accessibility question about the snackbar pattern used in Material Design. Snackbars - Material Design The behaviour of a snackbar is to appear for a temporary period of time then ...
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Is it okay to display Home icon instead of the Back icon in mobile applications?

I am designing a mobile application, it is to schedule medical visits. The initial screen is the list of appointments and from there, user can navigate to see visit details. When the user is in the ...
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When to use Apples 'SF Rounded' font?

Apple uses in certain cases 'SF Rounded' for big titles and number values (e.g. Apple Pay Transaction Detail), in many other cases they still use the regular SF font (e.g. calculator, timer app). Is ...
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iOS list with checkboxes and radio buttons alternative

I have a question regarding the default component for checkboxes and radio buttons in iOS. [Context] In this flow, the user will have to create a two period charging recurrence (for a service), ...
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iOS: Delete/Upload button position

My iOS app (for iPhone and iPad) has two main screen with two buttons each: A table: Clicking on one of the cells opens screen 2; with Upload & Delete button Detailed screen with more information ...
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Native iOS icon sets

I've always found designing natively for iOS tricky - Google seems to just have everything there for you to look through and design exactly the same. Whereas the Apple Human Interface Guidelines ...
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Cocoa - When do you include a submit button?

I am designing an app with some forms. I have looked at other Cocoa apps to see how they handle the submission of forms. Some apps don't have a submit button and update their backing datastore (or ...
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Asking for permissions to access contacts Android and IOS on native apps

Hi wondering if someone can answer this... Is it necessary to ask the user for permission before accessing a list of contacts on a native app.. see attached image for context.
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Screen size to design for Android and iOS React Native App?

I am designing a mobile app (UI/UX Design) for a client that will be developed using React Native. What screen size should I start with? Do I need to design 2 different apps for this? I have been ...
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iOS Segmented Controls

I'm trying to figure out the use cases for the different sizes of segmented controls, specifically the 2 segmented one. The app store has a longer version (located below the Nav bar), while the iTunes ...

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