Apple has made the right choices when it launched the launch of its iPhone browser
When I finally managed the process of downloading iOS 15 onto my iPhone this week, my heart was overflowing with anxiety. This wasn’t because of bugs, broken apps as well as battery health. It was due to the latest version of Safari.
While waiting for the bar beneath the Apple logo to be filled in, I thought of the many pieces that I’ve seen (and edited) about how bad this Safari user experience in iOS 15 is.
A major overhaul of the iPhone application and mobile browsing experience The updated Safari was so controversial in beta testing that Apple frequently tweaked its design and functions, and finally eventually added an option to reverse the most significant change.
However, while the new gesture can be somewhat of a shock, I sort of would like the change. After a couple of days, I’ve mastered the interface and become accustomed to this new gesture of refresh. I love the tinting of websites and the custom homepage. The tab overview screen allows me to quickly check what’s on my screen.
Clicking on the address bar swiftly changes tabs. When the tabs are switched to landscape mode it’s an interface that’s inspired by desktops and is innovative and distinctive.
The most interesting innovative feature that’s new can be found in Tab Groups. Although I’m not yet able to incorporate this into my work routine, the idea is fascinating. There are a lot of tabs open, especially on my Mac, and being able to organize them into categories organized, organized, and linked across all my devices is extremely helpful in working. I typically utilize iCloud Tabs on my iPhone to access websites from the Mac or vice versa and Groups can make it much easier to keep everything in order.
My preferred feature is one that most people seem to dislike The address bar. If you’ve downloaded iOS 15 you’ll notice that Apple has modified it in a dramatic manner. The address bar is now at the lower part of the screen, along with all the controls and buttons and the top is completely empty. It’s quite different, however, the more I utilize it I am left wondering why smartphones didn’t have browsers in this way from the beginning.
Design Within Reach
Safari within iOS 15 has gone through many modifications since it was announced at WWDC. What began as a tiny strip that was located at the lower right on the display? Important buttons such as forward, back and reload, share, and the reader was hidden behind a three-dot menu and all of them took a click or two to open.
It is possible to move the address bar up to the top on the display in Safari however, don’t be rushed to do it.
With beta 4. Apple introduced a few minor adjustments, first by bringing the reload and share buttons back. They then brought back the entire toolbar beneath the address bar. It also added an option to shift the address bar to the upper right of the screen. It was a sign of rare mea culpa on the part of Apple.
A search on the internet on “Safari iOS 15 address bar” will bring up a lot of information on how to move the address bar towards the upper part of the screen (including one that was written for Macworld) I’m not moving my own. The lower part side of the display is the best spot for the address bar especially when you’re using a massive phone such as one like the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s not as simple as single-handed browsing, but it’s far easier than reaching towards the very top.
As you move your cursor, you’ll see the addresses bar and toolbar dissolve into a small sliver that sits at the bottom of the screen providing as much space as is possible to browse. It’s true that it isn’t easy to adjust to, both physically and visually, but when you’re used to it, you’ll be wondering why you stretched all across at the very top long.
It’s a great experience to use Safari. iOS 15 is just so great I’m hoping it’s the beginning of a new design style for iOS. The shift of tools towards the bottom of the screen making the most screen feasible by shrinking toolbars and expertly creating interfaces that function both in landscape and portrait mode.
Safari was not without its problems in iOS 15, but eventually, I believe Apple made the right decision. I’m not sure what I would have done other method.