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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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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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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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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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Best DPI for iOS Apps?

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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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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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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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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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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Why does handlebar not appear consistently in the native iOS UI design?

Handlebars usually appear at the top of Modal View: But in other system-level views, there is no handlebar, even if they functionally act like a Modal View. (For instance, this screen, where you can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iOS inconsistencies (modal vs push)

The iOS settings app has some inconsistencies I want to bring up to discuss the reasoning for their choices. Settings > General > Language & Region > Region uses a modal with a filter ...
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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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Drag controls on partial-screen modals on iPhone X

With the introduction of the home indicator on the iPhone X (and Xs, Xr, Xs Max), it seems worthwhile to question the pull-down-to-close controls on partial-screen modals. The most common pattern I'...
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Editable Dropdown UX approach for iOS

We have an input in an iOS app that needs to allow for any value but we would also like to suggest some options. The number of options will be small, from 2 - 6 with 90% of the possible option lists ...
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iOS today pulldown usage

I'm trying to find out how much usage the iOS today pulldown gets, I have a hypothesis that non-advanced users may only accidentally pull it down, but don't know how to configure it and make it useful ...
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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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How can we get rid of scattered mobile apps positioning ?

I'm not sure if it exists, but an "Auto apps positioning" feature in mobile OS should be introduced. (I'm talking about iOS and Android and NOT Windows OS) I have seen users search for their most ...
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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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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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Does Apple use a base grid for iOS elements?

I am currently working on creating an iOS and Android app for my company and was looking at the Sketch library that Apple provides for iOS. While inspecting a few elements it looks like some of the ...
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iOS UI - What should be the good UI/UX, when I tap on a date entry in a Calendar?

Currently, I am porting a calendar app from Android, to iOS. The following is the screenshot of the iOS version. I was stuck, at what should be the equivalent UI/UX, when user tap on a date entry (...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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