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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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A tab bar with a “more/others” tab

Our iOS app has four main screens + 3-4 less important ones. My current idea for navigation is to use a tab bar with five tabs: four for the main screens and one tab called "more/others" which ...
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Can a global search be positioned in the bottom navigation (Android) tab bar (iOS)?

iOS main navigation is the tab bar at the bottom and Android recently launched the bottom navigation. Normally the search is contextual to the screen you are on, and the entry point is positioned on ...
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Why do app icons on force touch popups not appear consistently in the same left or right spot

On the iOS home screen, if I force touch on the second icon the popup icon stays on the left side of label. If I force touch on the fourth icon the popup icon stays on the right side of label. Why ...
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Taking a user to an editable details view when clicking on the item (in it's list) while in edit mode? (iOS)

I have a list of items in an iOS app. When clicking an item you are taken to a read only mode with information. The details disclosure arrow is shown on the items. Now I need to provide a mode where ...
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How many tabs can i design for an upper menu on iphone?

I want to filter my table result with 4 different tabs at the top of the page. All I could find is apps that are using max 3 (kayak, safari) or min 2 obviously. Is this ok to design 4 for ios app? is ...
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What would be an optimal control to use in order to collect an expiry date for a card (not credit) on iOS (iPad)

I need to ask a user to fill in the expiry date for a card. The default spinners on iOS for a date picker doesn't provide a simple month/year option and the pods I've found are terrible. I would ...
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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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Exporting files in 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 show an item has been added to a list in iOS?

I have a list item in an iOS app that is ordered alphabetically. When adding a new item to this list, there is no way to easily tell that this item has been appended - especially if your list is ...
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iOS: the difference between “Done” & “Save” when affirmatively completing a modal task

In a modal view in iOS, the Apple provided (and localized) button titles to affirmatively complete the task and close the modal are "Add," "Done," and "Save." The difference between "Add" and "Done" &...
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Indicate label can be tapped to expand (iOS)

I have a flat iOS design for a simple hangman-style game. At the top, there is a label telling how many games have been won in the current session. When clicked, it expands to a page showing ...
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Should I keep or remove the title for this form?

As the Log In button is in the toolbar the title seems like repetition. Do I keep (A) or remove (B) the title Log In? Or do I change the title and/or button text? Screenshots from an iPhone 6S but ...
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Should my custom keyboard's “delete all” button have an image? [duplicate]

I am making a custom iOS keyboard. Here is the current design: The "delete all text" button (the one with the x that is surrounded by a square) is currently the only key on the keyboard that has an ...
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How to properly display subsections in a timeline

Lets say in a table view for the selected chapter, there is a list of the sections. Section one is labeled as "Article 1". "Test 1..3" are subsections of section 1. What is an appropriate way of ...
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If tab-bar & segment controller in one screen in iOS then How to convert iOS UI to Android?

In iOS screen, tab-bar and segment controller on the same screen. In android normally tab-bar on the top side. As per Google standards tabs should not be nested. How can I convert iOS screen to ...
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View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
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UI-solution for iOS/Swift

I hope that this kind of question is welcome here If not, please excuse me ! I have a TableViewController in iOS/Swift on top of the workflow: In my setup, this controller is use to update/add rows: ...
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Making the hamburger menu static is a good practice?

I'm working on an app that should be feasible with every version of iPad. Currently I have designed the screens for the iPhone. This app is for a reputed bank and this app will be used by their ...
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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 ...
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Down arrow and up arrow status

I have to make an iOS app, where there are categories and I have to show the decrease and increase in status of particular category. For decrease I used a red down arrow. For increase I used a green ...
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Does it matter that iOS capitalizes the first letter of form fields?

I am in the process of redesigning the UX of a website for the mobile and tablet users. Do users generally notice or not notice that when entering a username in a login prompt, an iphone capitalizes ...
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Is it acceptable to create navigation and action bars with the same look and feel for the purpose of creating consistent UI? [duplicate]

I'm new to iOS development. I understand that Apple provides APIs to customize the navigation bar, but I'm using Xamarin to create a cross-platform app. On iOS and Android, the navigation and action ...
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Using a carousel control in mobile app

Suppose say, in my mobile app, I want to display a list of related recommended products while the user is viewing the main product (e.g. like the way Amazon shows a list of recommended books based on ...
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Profile screen mockup : Is it better to put logout link under user name or at top-right corner?

See my mockup: 1) Is this good? Or is it better to put the Logout button at the top bar at upper-right corner? For the lower half of the screen, there's other data and stats I need to put. 2) Also, ...
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Can iOS apps be a bit more “adventurous”?

Seriously, designing app mockups for iOS is scary as hell. Everytime I try to do an iOS mockup, I keep thinking of those "rules" in the Apple Human Interface Guidelines that says you can't do this ...
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Validation, Alert, Urgent color usage

Im building a mobile application that allows users to ask each other for help with homework questions. Users also have the ability to message each other directly. On the page of my application that ...
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Some stats about social networks used by iOS/Android users?

Are there some info and statistics about the social networks used by iOS / Androis users? If my app will be present in App Store and Google Play, I'd like to distinguish the login methods, the social ...
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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Should I choose a short or lengthy title for my app on App Store?

By now I have read numerous articles about App Store optimisation. Some advise me to use a long title with a lot of keywords (bang for my bucks etc…) but others say the title should be short (25 ...
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Contextual or global: action label in Navigation Bar and Segmented Control

I'm trying to layout a screen where users could delete some content using the classic iOS pattern: tap on the Nav-Bar's "edit" label (top-right) then tick the items to delete validate Nothing ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Is there a recommended UX reason for including a Mute button in a mobile app for in-app sounds? It seems redundant since the mobile device itself (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet) has a ...
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Show hours < 10 with or without a zero

Is there a "good" way to show time in an iOS app (and more in general in apps/website) ? Is 8:35:29 better than 08:35:29 ? Format in different languages Moreover, I noticed that if I set my iPhone ...
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Why don't mobile qwerty keyboards use keyboard shortcuts?

Desktop/laptop keyboards utilize shortcut via key combinations like Ctrl + V. What don't mobile keyboards, like on Android and iOS, do this? If we implement shortcut keys in mobile applications ...
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What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
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Delete picture from thumbnail

I have a little camera icon on the side of a view, for a mobile app. Right now, tapping the camera allows me to load a picture. After the picture is chosen, it replaces the camera icon as a little ...
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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [closed]

I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon. Are there any design principles, ideas or links for ...
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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?

By default, I'm showing a screen with a particular country selected. To change the country, when the user taps on the text I trigger an overpanel listing the available countries to choose, but it isn'...
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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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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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Stacked segmented control tabs in iOS - help me convince my client

I'm designing a bookings page for a delivery app and we need to segment the sections into the following categories: New, Active, and Completed. Under the "Active" category are jobs that need to be ...
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How should I test my mobile app's user interaction qualitatively? [closed]

How do you conduct qualitative research on mobile apps? Do you use screen capturing tools, metrics, etc? What metric did you find most indicative?
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Do users want to be asked about analytics collection?

We're introducing analytics into our iOS and Android apps for the first time. Is it the done thing to pop something up to make users aware, and allow them to opt out, or are people generally fine with ...
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Alternate UX / UI for accordion in Mobile Development

I am not a big fan of accordion in mobile development, because I believe that this behaviour is a web style user experience. However, I don't have any resource to find an alternative solution for this ...
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I'm writing an app for developers - should I use “proper” MiB, or just MB?

In short, the app I'm writing is a tool for accessing data stored in databases and backend systems. Part of this is displaying the size of any files stored there. Given this will (predominantly) be ...
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How to suggest a button is for panning, not tapping?

There are a few icons for directional pads, but after conducting user testing, users kept wanting to tap on it instead of swipe/pan for movement. What have people done to suggest a component should ...
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iOS 9 Dialog Box and form elements

I have a task at work to change a workflow of a cancellation form. I've been asked to change an iOS dialog box to include 2 select menus that users would use to select how many people they are ...
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Using “prompts” on iOS Navigation Bars

SOME CONTEXT In iOS, there is a standard text "prompt" element that can be added to a top NavigationBar like this: I have released an app which has a list of car models that the user can select. If ...
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Better way to display only one word (Twitter hashtag) in table row on iOS

I'm working on a small project for iOS. I have a page set up where the user can see the current trends from Twitter. Currently my UI looks like this: I think this looks rather dull but i cannot think ...
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Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?

Some of Google's iOS apps, as well as other apps (e.g. StackExchange for iOS) use a combined navigation model based on both a Tab Bar and a Navigation Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Typically, the Tab ...