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Questions tagged [iphone]

For questions regarding UX on iPhone applications and web apps accessible via the iPhone.

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My iPhone app requires sellers to verify their email address and phone number, when should I do that?

I searched User Experience before posting this question. I saw a lot of related questions but not this one in particular. My organization is creating an app that permits users to sell a service or a ...
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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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Links within an iPhone app

Imagine an iPhone app with a tab bar (5 items) and a link to the user's profile in the header. Now let's say that you're somewhere in tab 5 and you'd like to make a link to a screen within the user's ...
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iOS - Should buttons/links have a disabled state?

I'm working on an iPhone app and am doing research on disabled states. It looks like it's not a common pattern on iOS. I looked at many apps (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, App Store, Apple Store ...
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How to properly design video player controls for iPhone X

With the addition of safe area that accounts for the new swipe control (which replaces the home button) and the top notch on iPhone X, I am curious as to what the proper design guidelines are for ...
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what is the max limit characters allowed for text filed on iphone when you save a contact's first and last name? [closed]

I am designing a new app for iOS and I need to know what is the max characters allowed to use in a text field for when entering a new contact's first and last name so it wont have "..." and the full ...
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iPhone signal that button opens a modal

Most of the examples I find are all web designated and I don't necessarily believe they apply to native iPhone development. Also, forgive my ignorance for such as I am quite green to native app ...
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How to associate color with accuracy for segmented gauge?

I'm writing a personality test app and am thinking of a way to implement the UI for recording answers. The test requires the user to answer how accurately terms like "kind" or "cold" describe their ...
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On-Screen or Physical Buttons On Smartphones

When I refer to buttons, I am referencing the three common buttons located on the button bezel of many Android smartphones (example below Samsung Galaxy S5): Android smartphones have been making a ...
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What are the “success” and “failure” vibration patterns in Apple Watch, and iPhone 7 haptic?

I want to imitate the Apple Watch "success" and "failure" vibration patterns in my custom app. Does anyone have the following information for the various user experiences Intensity Timing Pattern (...
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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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Where to place close button

I have a main view with a settings button on the top middle part of the screen as follows (please excuse the bad mockup): After touching this button, The settings shows with animation of it coming ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

I am currently in the process of designing a UI for an app to be utilized by Parkinson's patients. I am struggling to make the interface as intuitive as possible, as of now I have minimized visual ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

This question drives me crazy, as well as my dev colleagues. For which iPhone screen resolution I should begin designing so during development it easier adapts on other devices? Usually, I start ...
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How to layout iOS with little content?

I am new to iOS development and was wondering how to layout the UI when I don't have much content? Below are the two extreme sizes of iOS device, iPhone 4s and iPad Air. The 4s screen looks OK but ...
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3D Touch for 6s users and long press for iPhone < 6s?

I'm designing a feature for a iPhone app where the user can drag and drop an element horizontally through the viewport. In order to start dragging the user would press and hold on the element for it ...
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User Experience for Comparing two Photos

I want to allow users to compare two Photos with some text to accompany placed next to each other and allow the users to vote. I want to allow Users to be able to choose which of the two dishes they ...
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Tool/ workaround for testing locally stored Webpage on iPhone

I need to test a webpage on iPhone. Due to some security/IT regulations, I'm not allowed to use cloud services (especially US-based 8-) , because I'm working for a big company in Europe). So I'm ...
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Using Segmented Controls vs Tab bar

I have to document the general possibilities of an iOS app structure for my team, so I'm reading the guidelines to all the navigation and control structures. But I can't seem to understand when to use ...
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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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iPhone layout to choose when having ads on bottom of the screen? Hamburger menu or bottom tab bar?

I am working on an iPhone app that needs to have ads at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure if I should use a hamburger (side) menu or a tab bar. In my opinion, the tab bar is the better option, ...
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How to display “number of days outstanding since last payment” in iPhone app?

I want to display this information in iPhone App "Number of days outstanding since last payment". The value can practically range from 0 to any value but I want to categorise it into three major ...
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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

I'm working on a design for an iPhone app that drags & drops pictures from one place to the other, something similar to the screenshot below. I downloaded a few of the most popular picture apps (...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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Deleting a row from an iOS table view

In iOS applications what is the recommended way to delete a row from a table view. The table view is displaying a list of topics. Should I be swiping on the row to remove it or pressing edit at the ...
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Transient info dialog on iOS

Scenario: An iOS app has a list of cars User clicks a car in the list and an "edit car" page is displayed User modifies data and clicks OK and is returned to the list At this point we would like to ...
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Ratio or pixel based design on native iOS

I've got a design a few days ago where the paddings are defined in percentages in regard to the screen width and height. It could be done with auto-layout, but I am not sure that this is a best ...
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Cancel button in iOS popup menus

Are there any guidelines as to whether the Cancel button in iOS pop-ups should be at the very top of the popup menu or bottom? Which is the correct one from below examples:
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Phone screen list item selection to replace drag / drop

I'm designing an app that will require the user to select a single item from a scrollable list and add it to a chat box that resides at bottom of a chat panel. For wider screen web/tablet/iPad ...
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Is placing navigation buttons in the toolbar a good practice from the accessibility point of view?

I designed an iPhone mobile app and now I need to conduct an accessibility review. The requirement was to follow iOS8 UI guidelines and make it look as if it was a native app. For the first time I ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button? [duplicate]

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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What is the preferred iOS input for a year entry field?

What is the better input type for a year entry field: A scrollable “flipper” or a numerical keyboard?
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iOS main menu having the same screens as a fake navigation bar

I've built this app for a client GP of NOLA. Where as you can see we have a main menu (first thing you see when opening the app) and when you enter any category you can move between the categories ...
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Which ONE iOS device would you choose for design & testing? [closed]

If you had a shoestring budget and could purchase any SINGLE iOS device for testing design and interaction of an iOS app, which would you choose? iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5S, iPod touch, something else? I ...
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Navigating through app with follow-up screens

For my internship assignment I'm making a (iOS) reporting app for a client that will be used in-house. My client and I both have little experience in the design of iOS. I went to my client with paper ...
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iOS (iPhone) multi step action sheet UX

I'm trying to decide the best UI components to allow our user to perform a two step selection process in a map view. It feels like the action sheet is the appropriate UI element to use, but using one ...
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing. [2018 update: As of iOS 11, the iPhone's ...
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Ergonomic trackpad+button layout for Smart TV remote control

I'm developing a remote control iOS app that will be used to control a web browser running within a smart TV and need some help. I'm interested in how I can place controls in such a way that it is ...
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What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited [closed]

I'm wondering which option is best for an iPhone app using a hamburger menu (placed at the top left): The menu is persistent on every single page even when the user goes to a sub-level. When the user ...
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Easiest way to create accounts for users

I am currently creating an iPhone app, and I'm almost done with the whole process. One of the last features I'd like to add is for users to be able to review an object, rate it (on a scale of 1-5), ...
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Grid system for mobile app mockups?

1) For native mobile apps (iOS7, Android etc.), do you guys do mockups using the grid system too? Like maybe, 4-column grid layout for mobile apps? I heard of the grid system being used for responsive ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
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Assign 15 people to event from a pool of 550 in an iPhone app

I'm trying to design a way to assign 15 to 20 people to a scheduled event choosing from a pool of around 500 available persons. Currently, I use one screen that should show number of available slots, ...
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Any non finicky way to show extra rollover info on an iphone

I'm converting a really long survey from a web app to a mobile app. It's 250 questions long so I've divided it into logical sections to split it up a bit. The idea is a user is presented with a ...
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Ok to show iAd beneath Tab Bar?

Would it be acceptable in an iPhone app to show the iAd underneath the bottom tab bar? I know that this is not ideal, but for programming reasons I find that it may be necessary. Does this impact the ...
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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

I'm currently working on an iPhone App that uses the UINavigationController as a means for navigating throughout the App. The navigation-stack can go fairly deep, so It's quite a hassle for the user ...
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On mobile, how should I present a post that has both comments and a main media component requiring a large thumbnail?

Take a site like Reddit for example, where users can post images or media in general and have people comment on it. I want the content and the media to be both easily accessible. My initial plan is ...
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How to handle navigation that occurs inside a Tab in iPhone

I'm confused on how to handle navigation inside tabs in iPhone. Questions: Once the post is created, does it belong in the create tab? If it doesn't, how an 'orphan' page should behave in iPhone, ...