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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 app Details then List or List then Details

My apologies as the title is probably a bit confusing. I wasn't able to find anything similar to this in the SE posts or Apples HI Guidelines. I have a scenario in which I have a page that lists ...
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What to do when the user selects an End date less than the Start date of an Event

Here is how a few todo apps on iOS handle an End date less than the Start date of an Event: Apple calendar app crosses the end date to mark it as invalid: Red End date in Google calendar Red Start ...
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What are some of the alternatives to Floating Action Button?

I'm working on designing an Android and iOS app that requires to have a global "Add Item" button visible to users across all app pages. Some of the options that came to mind are as below: Adding a ...
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Different swipe gestures to dismiss iOS notifications in locked vs. unlocked phone— why?

In iOS 10, on the lock screen (or in the notification center), swiping up on a notification does nothing and to dismiss a notification you have to swipe left and tap "Clear". On the other hand, when ...
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What's a good design to show a door lock (locked/unlocked) for a smart house iOS app? [closed]

I am designing a smart house app where the main feature is to lock and unlock a house door. The most obvious design was to use skeuomorphism with a padlock icon like ex. Kevo, Lockitron and iLock do. ...
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Fat finger region selection

Part of a mobile text translation editor app I'm developing allows users to select a phrase of text and group it together, so that it can be translated as a unit. The source text sits above the target ...
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Is lack of sound in game detrimental to experience?

I'm in the process of making an iOS app. It is a puzzle game, very similar to the game 2048. The software I am using is outdated/not well implemented making it difficult to impossible to include ...
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Is the use of username/password in a mobile app needed? [duplicate]

We can log in with google or facebook. Android users should have google account already linked, ios users could create one. If someone doesn't want to use google, he can log in with facebook. Is the ...
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Navigation ideas for multiple categories - iOS

I am building a news app for iPhones. The app has five main sections which are news, videos, articles ( different from new ), settings and favorites. All these sections are tabbed at the bottom ...
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Is it bad practise to hide rarely used options and provide a button to expand them?

If my problem is confusing to you, please refer to the image above.This is regarding an app I'm designing for a local railway.In which, you can search for train schedules.The reason I hide most search ...
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Type of content to share on email

Suppose you have an app with graphical components like this: You want to share this with your friend. Most apps just send a link. But suppose you can't send a link (because it is applet based) and ...
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Should I set different colors for the IOS Status bar and navigation bar?

I have a discussion with my developer where he refuses to change the status bar color of our IOS application, his argument is that all the big companies do it like that and that it is usual for the ...
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Whats a good way to show that a user gets a free coffee in a loyalty app?

I am designing a loyalty card iOS app where users would get a "Stamp" for each coffee and bread purchase. Once the user has 6 stamps, shown with darker filled icons, the seventh would be for free. In ...
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When and why should you deviate from iOS native design standards?

I see many companies who have design languages already created, Google, Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter, who go against iOS design standards. For example, these company's iOS apps will have custom design ...
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Where to put a close/back button when I have a drawer in a mobile app?

I am designing an Android & iOS app which are supposed to look similar (as much as possible). Some screens have left drawer: One of the requirements is to have modal screens (on top of other ...
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Interface if there is a lot of categories

How do i design a app. which has 25 Main categories. and 25 sub categories under each categories. where user has to select any categories to get an result. How to make it very intuitive. Please ...
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Is it okay to show action sheet after action sheet in iOS delete flow?

Delete action is a pretty serious decision for a user, so the best practice is to show some kind of "Are you sure" flow. But should I do in iOS when the first 'Delete' is in action sheet? Is it okay ...
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Best way to represent a mobile attachment button and interaction?

I'm new as a UX mobile designer and I have some trouble to represent an Add Attachment button to a form? How should I do that? I can't find any good examples. Firstly, I designed a classic button ...
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Is this a native iOS design? [closed]

I have a question regarding this design: Is this a native iOS design? I'm fairly new to iOS, so I don't know if this is native iOS or not. It does look to me it's Android layout that would need some ...
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Paging Control vs UITabBar on iOS

This is the starting page of my App. Trips, Chats and Settings at the bottom are in UITabBar If user clicks on a trip/group, (s)he is leaded to the following Group Home. (This page is 'pushed' on '...
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What are the differences between icon and button badges?

iOS style badges are overlayed atop the upper right part of the icon. It's usually red with white text. When displayed inline on a button or next to a header or link, IMHO, the badge seems to take on ...
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Close menu after action was picked?

I have this menu on my iOS app where each button performs different action 1) Opens an iOS share extension (Share this app sort of thing) 2) Opens the app's inbox (Goes full screen - the lighter ...
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Why are the right- and left- quotation marks on iOS's keyboard reversed?

I'm curious if there's a UX-oriented explanation for putting the right-quotation-mark tap-and-hold-key(s) to the left of the left-quotation-mark key on iOS.  AFAIK, the keys have been orientated this ...
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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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Is this mobile slide menu user-friendly?

I am creating a Learn Norwegian language app for both iOS and Android. The app consists of 4 chapters, each chapter has a sub category, for example, Pronunciation, Exercise, Grammar etc. My problem ...
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Multi-step forms on iOS [duplicate]

Google has material design guidelines for its multi-step forms: https://material.google.com/components/steppers.html#steppers-types-of-steps. Are there similar guidelines for iOS? If not, are there ...
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Multiline headers in iOS

I'm designing an iOS app with a Q&A section, where every question is its own page. Not every question fits comfortably inside the header. Should I: a) put the heading text below the header bar ...
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iOS - multiple selection

I have 3 values - A, B and C. The values can be selected in the following ways: Select A only Select A and B Select A, B and C The values used for A, B and C are large enough to not fit on screen. ...
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Best practice for “Don't show me again” checkbox on iOS

I have a question about using checkboxes in warning message. Some users want the application to always warn them but some users do not. I want users to choose for themselves. I tried to solve this ...
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What are some examples of well-executed OS agnostic app design? [closed]

I've noticed some of the design conventions for iOS apps will appear on Android: E.G., Instagram uses toolbars. This also happens on iOS: E.G., Google uses material design in their YouTube Music app. ...
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What is replacement for Android's Floating Button in iOS?

I wanted to build functionality in Android using a floating button, as all the tabs are fixed. What is the solution for replacing Floating Button in iOS?
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Writing other color spaces than RGB in hex

I'm working on an iphone application that is going to feature a custom color selection tool. The application supports various color spaces and I'd like to use hex because the codes are shorter and ...
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How do you make blank space more appealing? [closed]

I'm creating an app which is intentionally basic as it will ultimately be used by toddlers. However, because of this there's quite a lot of blank space and even more so on larger screens. Is there a ...
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Why there is no “cellular data” in iOS slide up menu? [closed]

I'm frustrated how many times I have to go to settings > mobile data to turn on mobile data. If it were in slide up menu I would use it definitely more often than "do not disturb" or "portrait ...
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How important is it to stick to the platform guidelines in mobile app design?

I'm designing a mobile app. The developer is using a framework which uses native building blocks for iOS and Android. Customising means extra dev work. Developer says: "Why waste time when ...
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Is a cancel button required in an iPhone app?

I have a form-like page in an iPhone page. Are we really required to put a Cancel button along with Submit button? P.S: The user can go back by using the regular Back button in the left top corner.
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“Apply” “Cancel” buttons position [closed]

I've noticed iStock iOS mobile app has unusual "Apply", "Cancel" buttons position. On my opinion if they were on the bottom usability of the search would be better as it would be easier to reach ...
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Trouble creating surveys with iOS elements

I'm working with a client on a project that will include survey elements within the app. There are a few survey elements that I've never seen on a native app and would appreciate some guidance on how ...
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Should Mobile UX Designers be knowledgeable about available UI controls?

I've worked with designers in the past that had in-depth knowledge about the controls available to developers to create user interfaces. When they created designs, they would be able to mark various ...
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Do users instinctively scroll on an app screen with content below the fold?

I'm designing a screen where I want the user to scroll because the "go forward"/"go back" buttons are below the fold. To hint to the user that they should scroll, I've got a line of text that is half-...
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iOS: auto-correction on email input fields

In the app I am developing there is an email login and I have added auto-correction to the email input text field. My thinking is that I have a text shortcut set up for @@ to be replaced by my email ...
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When/should a list filter reset on a mobile application?

I'm working on a news application feed filter in which the user can adjust the feed via filter (all, recent, popular, etc.). What I'm not sure about is when/if the filter should reset. Should it ...
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What happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched

I would like to know what happens if I receive the push notification when the app is launched. Is it a default behavior in ios or Android like the notification will slide in from the top when the ...
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Placement of search, sort, filter iOS and Android [closed]

I'm working on a design in both iOS and Android and I am wondering if anyone has some tips or best practices regarding where to place search, sort, and filter on each platform.
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Bold button on pop-up alert

I am working on an iOS application, and I was wondering how my alert should be. The alert asks the user if they have finished adding the info. As the info cannot be edited later, I wanted to make sure ...
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Side nav menu on iOS app? [duplicate]

is it ok to put the side nav menu on application for the iOS? Because I can't find it on iOS guideline design.
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Best design for Multiple TableViews for iOS application [closed]

i have a tabbed application (an application with a tab bar in the bottom) and each tap will contain some sort of tableview. each tableview is to represent some sort of information. (pictures below) ...
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Push notifications vs basic notifications/alerts

In our Reading app, we already provide basic notifications (or alerts) - e.g. if someone has followed you, someone liked your article, you've gotten 20 likes, etc. We would like to test out push ...
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Contextual actions in mobile/ios best practices

UX noob here... I am trying to envision the vest way to present the user with actions he/she can perform in specific views of my iOS application. Each view could have different actions. I have ...
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Guidelines for transitions (slide-in from bottom/right)

What's the difference between these two actions? (taken from ios 9.3) The calendar pushes the view from the right and the region pushes the view from the bottom. Are there any rules/guidelines?