10 mighty annoying Apple iPhone 6s / iOS 9 features that need fixing ASAP


There are a few things that really boggle the mind in mobile technology: it's 2015, and we're supposed to be living the future - after all, it's been more than 8 years since the original iPhone kick-started the era of the modern smartphone in its current form. We're supposed to have mature, feature-rich mobile platforms.

Yet, we're often flabbergasted by the fact that some features are still missing on both Android and iOS. We've already shared our confusion with the lack of a proper 4K video editor on Android, but it's far from the only platform that could use an extra coat of polish.

After spending our first few weeks with the Apple iPhone 6s and iOS 9, we are finding some left-overs from the past that are mighty annoying in our modern day and age. Some of them really are not much of a secret, but they become all that more obvious when you are switching from Android. And it's a shame given how the iPhone 6s family itself is a very powerful device and iOS 9 manages to run impressively smoothly. With sincere hopes that these will get fixed soon, here are the 10 mighty annoying features that need fixing ASAP.

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126 Comments

1. Appyfuzz410 unregistered

Apple user since the 4S, and I can tell you, I 100% agree with you on this.

14. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Although these are mostly minor stuff but they're annoying as hell!

22. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

They are mostly minor, but there's a couple of complete show stoppers there for me. The syncing situation has always been the main reason I've stayed away from the platform, I was using my phone as a portable storage device for years before the iPhone came along and wouldn't give it up. I didn't know about the lack of keyboard number shortcuts though, that's just ridiculous. If I'd have ever got an iPhone it would have gone straight back because of that, though admittedly that's less of a problem now third party keyboards are allowed.

34. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The custom keyboards on iOS are terrible at the moment, most cause ridiculous crashes and are generally slow. As for the keyboard shortcuts, now with 3D touch, they have a very good possible method to put the shortcuts there, but they have decided a cursor controlling touch pad feature is somehow more useful (II guess people are constantly arranging cursors on the screen instead of actually typing). The notification problem is likely them trying to differentiate by making something worse instead of admitting that the competition got it right. They also just got the shortcuts control center not too long ago so they'll probably copy the rest in a year or so. File manager will probably never happen because the second people don't need iTunes, it will die. Apple needs it to lock people down as much as possible. Finally, the settings will always be the worst part of iOS and always has been. Whoever it was that thought of having half the app settings in a separate area instead of inside the app itself should be shot. Everything else on the list is minor.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree with everything you said, except saying all the other things are minor. They aren't.

94. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

A Jailbroken iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (before the 8.4.1 update) is a wonderful device, with plenty of customization features and the ability to use tools to drag-and-drop to and from the device. Without that option, as well as being able to completely shut off the long, drawn-out transition animations (Reduce Motion isn't nearly enough), custom double-click Home Button controls, and various other stable, useful tweaks, the iPhone becomes a basic phone. iTunes is only one major annoyance, there are lots of others, especially if one has been absolutely spoiled by Cydia.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Minor my @$$. The problem is, you've gotten so use to doing stuff the wrong way, you dont even see it as a problem. But just because you can work with a problem, doesn't make it any less of one. The problem with how you fans think, is you have been taught and trained to ignore everything that is wrong about iOS and praise it because it posses no serious problem. A problem is a problem no matter the degree of seriousness.

63. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Are you kidding?! Apart from No.5, I find EVERY single one a major gripe and cause for frustration. The main reason why I steer clear of iOS. So another day, another iOS fail.

92. cheetah2k

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Simple fix. Buy an Android phone LOLOLOLOL

119. Acer_Predator unregistered

phone arena u NAILED IT with that picture of that face :DDD

39. ph00ny

Posts: 2048; Member since: May 26, 2011

App configuration and settings access in one place instead of within individual apps has been my number 1 gripe with iOS Just not intuitive

50. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lol damn. A lot of these are straight up scary why they're made like this.

56. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Imessage and FaceTime is more than enough to keep me wanting an Iphone

80. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Been using Skype on all my device including my ipad since years. Do the same job as both those you just said.

99. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Can't update via OTA and sudden battery death syndrome.

100. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

what baffles me more is the inability to transfer items via bluetooth, heck my sony ericsson w550 was able to do this! and this is something from freaking 2008!! yet iphones can't do it o.O

126. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And the iPhone 4 is when I found out it just works, its so easy to use, its so intuitive was all a myth. That was the first iPhone I ever used. Its amazing that some things I had issues with back then are still present....

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Some of those are minor nitpicking but the others I can agree with. Android has some annoyances as well so there's some sacrifice.

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Butthurt.

20. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Ho man... Your comment really cracked me up...LOL

68. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1

97. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Jockrider

102. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering how butthurt you are right now, I'd say you're the jock rider here.

103. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

34 people and counting agree with post number 9. It's difficult to argue with those kinds of numbers.

105. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed, but Mxy always has problems accepting the truth.

111. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just have problems.

115. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you're just deflecting, as usual.

120. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There you go with copying me again.

122. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Copying me by changing your profile image to insult me... (I don't mind, in fact, I challenge you to do something better), I just had to take a moment to point out your hypocrisy.

123. meanestgenius

Posts: 22181; Member since: May 28, 2014

Saying that you're deflecting is not "copying" you, it's called telling the truth. You'll note the difference.

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