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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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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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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“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 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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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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Notification to jump to specialist content in feed

Is there a "best in class" example of how to direct users to a specific bit of content in their feed? I am working on a pilot app that curates articles for students and I am looking for an effective ...
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iOS App design Base size [migrated]

I am designing a mobile app for iOS. What is the base screen size that I can use to start designing the UI of the app so that there won't be any issues while exporting the icons and assets for 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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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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How to structure navigation with many similar items?

So I have an app on the google play store currently (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.euandeas.RowerStuff) which has calculators in it for rowers. I currently have free essential ...
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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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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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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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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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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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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: 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 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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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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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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Action Sheets then Alert Box Delete Confirmation Issue (iOS)

This is regarding the user experience issue in iOS, iPhone. User comes to the first screen, which is the action sheet with a more button on a previous page. There is only one option which is delete ...
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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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Can some part of my app have their own tabbar in a iOS app?

I trying to design my iOS app, and I’m going to 2 bottom tab bar on different page. I would like if it’s good and a another better way exists. Here is why: When I log in my app, I would like user to ...
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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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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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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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Whats the best naming convention for items inside a list/cell using Sketch symbols?

The symbols included in Sketch have this structure for cells (used in list/table): Insert > Symbols > iOS UI Design > Cells > Table Insert > Symbols > iOS UI Design > Overrides > Cells Using the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How many elements are too many for one screen of a mobile (iOS/Android) application?

Without scrolling, what would be the maximum amount of centered buttons I could arrange on a vertical axis before it became too cluttered? Interface Builder gives suggested distances between elements,...
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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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The logic behind the switchers placement in the iOS Control Center

The iOS Control Center contains two rows of buttons at the top and bottom of the area. The previous implementation of it made more sense to me, as the top buttons were switchers, and the bottom ...
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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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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

To anyone who has participated in the creation of a mobile app I have a question: Was it designed/planned for both portrait and landscape? If not: Why? Did you discuss this with your team? What was ...
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Explicit vs Implicit save. Differences between Android and iOS expectations

Our app makes use of a 'Shopping Cart' type metaphor, in which users can select from a variety of items, and then confirm or remove all these items at once. We'll call this explicit save. The ...
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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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Is the tab bar generally accessible from subpages on iOS?

The answer at this StackOverflow question clearly explains that the Material Design guidelines recommend showing the bottom navigation (or tab bar, as iOS calls it) on subpages. Is the same practice ...
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How to design friction in an iOS app to prevent accidental action?

I am designing an app for iOS where I need to prevent the user from unintentionally trigger an alarm (the action of calling for emergency should be easily accessible, but at the same time it should ...
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What is the best native iOS solution for a Radio Button with just two options?

The challenge I'm faced with is that I have a horizontally scrolling series of cards that have two common questions for each item, say, Did you perform activity x? and Did you perform activity y?, and ...
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Should I use SVG or PNG for Xamarin Forms for iOS and Android? [closed]

If we use PNG - for iOS we will use @x1 @x2 @x3 size per image (which is just a click a way in zeplin/sketch). Android - around 5 image sizes, meaning we have to maintain 8 PNG images per graphic ...
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What's the design pattern at the end of infinite scroll?

I have an app (iOS) that outputs a grid with all the applicable products. Is there a prevalent design pattern that indicates the end of infinite scroll?
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Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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Navigating two charts on one screen

I want to display two charts on one page and have similar chart navigation and examination experience as iOS Apple Health app does. The issue is that Apple Heath has only one chart on the page but ...
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How to handoff animation for iOS developers? [closed]

I'm a designer and interested in different ways I can handoff animation to iOS developers and the best ways to do that depending on a particular case. 1. JSON I know Lottie works best for animating ...
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Why is the new Twitter menu bar on the bottom on iPhone?

Twitter recently released a complete redesign for all major platforms, in part the redesign has been made to unify the experience across platforms. But, because of this goal I couldn't help noticing ...
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How to follow ios guidelines when designing in points? How to be sure about sizes of UI elements?

Good day to everyone, Need help from very experienced UX designers, who can provide detailed answer here. I have a few questions regarding the design process of an iPhone mobile app (daily task ...