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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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Solutions for long App names for both App Store/Play Store and using an icon name

What is the preferred method for working with long app names? When the app name is required and can not be changed when a company might have multiple apps with similar names. Do apps mainly keep the ...
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iOS Sheet or Modal? Can You Help Me Identify Use Cases?

Okay, I've been struggling to find an answer for this in the Apple HIG guidelines, so I'll ask here. In the attached image, what is the difference between the three screen types? Full-screen modal ...
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I'm creating a detailed component spec for an input field in iOS and I don't know exactly how to specify certain accessibility details

I'm building a detailed accessibility spec for an iOS input field component for a design system. I want to outline in the spec how voiceover should work. The design system needs an input field that ...
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iOS Action Sheets - Native or Custom?

What is best practice for styling Action Sheets in iOS? I see examples out there using the simple native iOS component, while others customize it to match their style and brand. Is there a best ...
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iOS and Android app - data download or page navigation first

What is the best perceived UX for mobile applications which require data downloaded midway through the journey. I cannot find this information online in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (or I am ...
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iOS alert that is not dismissable

I have a new feature in our iOS app, where we are uplifting user data from their device to the cloud. The process could take up to a minute, or 2 mins as an absolute extreme case. A use case is that a ...
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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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Text resizing in iOS and Android apps

Doing a bit of benchmarking, looking for applications that are well responsive when Text resizing (accessibility). Does anyone know any good examples of applications that look good when text resizing?
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Android TabStrip navigation alternative on iOS

I am in the process of porting my material design Android app into a native iOS app with Swift. The two apps are very similarly navigated, and share many design features (a mashup of iOS design and ...
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On IOS have the back button but also we have one more small back button to switch from app to app, on Android how do they work?

please help me explain my concern Please tell me what is the back link in the red circle that is only available in ios and no in android, how do they work? I have tried all sorts of ways to compare ...
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How to show pre-filtered list on a search results area

I am working an iOS app that manage employees requests, I have a screen that shows requests, and a search field above it, I can search within my requests. but, I can also send a push notification with ...
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[iOS][Android] Best (pragmatic) practices for showing PDFs

I've been trying to get a consensus on "best practices" for showing PDFs on mobile… but my Google skills have failed me so far. I manage a bunch of mobile applications, where we sometimes ...
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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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What design paradigm would you use instead of placing 3 icons in the navbar on iOS?

I have an iOS app and I need to add 3 icons to the navbar, however, when the user scrolls the screen, the 3 icons take up so much room in the navbar that the page title (which would move to the top ...
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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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iOS Design - Tab vs. Child Screen

Are there best iOS design practices regarding when content should have its own dedicated tab, versus when it can simply be on a child screen (with a back button to the home screen)? Are they ...
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How to handle multiple objects on the same day in my timeline?

I am making an app where a series of posts are shown side by side chronologically. Then on the same page, there is a timeline at the bottom where each post is represented by a colored tick. You can ...
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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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iOS bar button - How do you place your only cancel (close) bar button?

If we have 2 bar buttons, we follow the common UX pattern, by placing the cancel button on left, and done button on right (img#1). Img#1 Img#2 Img#3 Cancel button on left X" icon button on the ...
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Should a Skeleton loading effect be used when refreshing a view with data already present?

I'm developing a mobile app, should I display a skeleton effect when the user trigger a pull refresh even when there's already a data on the screen and won't load a new or additional data in those ...
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Mobile iPhone and Android - Highlight when using bluetooth keyboard on calendar display outside of frame

When using the bluetooth keyboard and tabbing through a calendar control, part of the highlight around the previous/next month is out of the calendar control. Has anyone experienced the same? Was ...
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What is currently the best way to ask the user on iOS and MacOS for saved credentials

At first I am an Android user so please forgive me when this is very oblivious. I am working on a Flutter plugin, which should make it as easy as possible to sign in into any Flutter app using my ...
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Are there any crucial differences between iOS and Andoid UX writing? [closed]

What are differences between iOS and Android that might affect how we write for the users of each platform?
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Navigating to subpage from multiple locations

Let's assume the following Navigation Hierarchy: RootPage1 -> SubPage1 RootPage2 RootPage3 All RootPages are accessible from the NavBar. RootPage1 has a button that navigates the user to SubPage1....
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Alternatives to hamburger menus for switching the user context (e.g. active project in a project management app)?

Context: a mobile app for project management where the user at any given time has one active project. Think Slack/Discord/GitHub. Each project has some per-project navigation, in the form of a top tab ...
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Exporting files on mobile

We have a responsive page that exports a list into .csv format. For mobile view, what is the optimal way of going about it? Show the user a notice that exporting is only supported in desktop? One ...
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What is the best way to indicate that text in a text input field is editable?

Imagine an app like yelp. In this case, you select the number of stars that you want to rate something. When you do, a pre-generated text is displayed in the text input field. You can either keep this ...
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Is a bottom sheet with no close button accessible?

I'm using a bottom sheet. On Android, people can use the back button to close it, drag it down or tap outside the area. On iOS, people can drag it down or tap outside the area. I'm just wondering if ...
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Does WCAG A or AA require that a website support tabbing/keyboard accessibility on Android and IOS devices?

I have a webpage that is keyboard accessible in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge across all screen sizes. However, when using the page on Android and IOS the tabbing is not effective or sequential. Is it a ...
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iOS using tabs in modal view to show camera/multiple photo galleries

In our app there are many pages of forms, and each page can have (or requires) photos attached to them. Photos can come from the camera, photos previously taken, or a view of certain photos from the ...
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Best DPI for iOS Apps? [closed]

If an image has a display size of 200 x 300 in an app (using the local coordinate system) I currently supply an image of size 600 x 900 at 72 DPI (3 times bigger), and the device shrinks it down so it ...
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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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Why does apple use odd numbers for font size and paddings?

I have learnt the use of even numbers for font sizes, spacings. The 8 point rule. But still not being able to figure out why Apple still uses odd number for font sizes, spacings and paddings.
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What is the best way to indicate new data related to a button in iOS?

I develop a shopping list app, which supports multiple lists, but only one list can be viewed at once. The "Lists" button (top-left) is used to open a screen showing all lists and, from here,...
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Change details view of iOS or Android without going back to UITableView

We are redesigning our app and the current one you need to hit the back button to view all Divisions to get to a new Division Details page. We are looking for the best UI option to just change the ...
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IOS font - Can I use brand typography for app that will work on IOS?

I'm designing an app, that will be supported for Android and Ios. The brand font is Lato. I'm wondering if I should use SF Pro while designing this app or can I use a brand font?
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Does iOS have an equivalent to Material Design's 'ripple' effect when touching a surface?

I'm working on an app using Flutter that is being rolled out on both Android and iOS. Some iOS users have expressed confusion at the 'ripple' effect that appears on a surface when it is tapped or ...
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What is the best practice for designing apps for 320px wide?

I'm worried about my content placement on narrow screens. Should I shrink my fontsize for iPhone SE, for example? Specially when iOS keyboard is so big on 320px small screens. My layout in Figma is ...
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Is there a mutually UX-Friendly solution to allow both the OS and the Application to swipe from the edge of the screen for navigation?

I watched Apple's iPhone 6S Expo on YouTube with my iPhone61, and noticed the new functionality to navigate between apps by swiping from the side of the screen, and as I tried this, I noticed ...
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What is it about our mental models that app-centric seems more intuitive than content-centric?

I always thought that content-centric was the easiest for people to deal with, i.e. "I want to change this document", and not "Let's run this app so I can then change that document". It seems that ...
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SwiftUI's .confirmationAction the right choice to create something?

I have the following situation in a View that is presented in a sheet, The navigation part without the form field is basically NavigationStack { .navigationTitle("Create event") ....
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Logout button: Hide or disable?

We have an iOS app. Before you can do anything with the app, you have at first come past a login screen. There is alwatys a menu, even on the login screen, in this menu you can log out of the app (but ...
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iOS Mobile Scrolling Best Practice

My designer came up with this design which I like but the top part, what is a best practice to scroll here. Should the table cells go behind the searchbox, should we have a divider of some sort? What ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

I didn't find anything about this. I would like to know if there is any problem in using just a floating circle, warning the user about new notifications or should I display the number of ...
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Making a form with excluding fields to search for flights (iOS app)

I am currently facing a UX situation which I'm not sure how to solve. I have a place on my app where I can search for flights inputting either the Airline, Departure and Destination airports, or the ...
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Custom Google and Apple Signup/in buttons

I want to modify the default sign up and sign in buttons of Google and Apple for an iOS project keeping the changes as per their guidelines. By default, these are like this: And I want to use it like ...
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iOS apps log users out when upgrading to a new phone

Why do so many apps log users out after upgrading to a new phone ? (ex: Gmail, Slack, Instagram). From a technical POV it's easy to keep the user logged in after a phone upgrade. Is there any upside ...
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Is it a strong anti-pattern to use a Floating Action Button in an iOS app?

Floating Action Buttons - invented by the Google Material Design Team - are rather popular on Android. Apple's closest equivalent are perhaps an action icon at top-right or the bottom Tool Bar pattern ...
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What's the name of the greater than indicator after the sender name in the iOS Mail app?

is there a name for the small "greater than" sign used as indicator in Apple Mail on iOS? Thank you in advance :)

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