iOS 15: what I’d like to see

It’s that time of year again where I look at the improvements I’d like to see in the next version of iOS. iOS 14 was a really great release and I want Apple to build on its stability with just a few tweaks here and there.

HOME SCREEN
First up is the App Library. It’s a bit of a mess in my eyes. I’m constantly looking for where the app landed in which folder. I’d like the option of just using the alphabetical list of apps instead.

Now onto widgets. I love the format but I’d like to see a bit more freedom of placement. At the moment they have to be aligned with app icons. Imagine you could place them wherever you want, just like Android.

Now I’d also like to be able to force them to be light or dark mode independently of the system setting. I run in light mode but I’d like my widgets to be in dark mode.

Lastly the removal of app labels would be a nice look.

MESSAGES
In my view the pinned conversations aren’t great but I like the idea. I ended up turning them off as I found they were form over function. I’m not sure about how they would redesign it but I’d suggest dropping pinned conversations completely for individual conversations and keep them just for groups.

REMINDERS
Now, the latest updates have a lot of potential but I feel that Apple aren’t dedicated to make any more changes for a while to this app. I’d like to see a better layout for the app on macOS and iPadOS. Seeing a 3 pane window where you could edit the details of the task would mean one less click to see the information.

VPN
This would be a bold move but I’d like Apple to offer a built in VPN. This would include their own DNS server. ISP’s wouldn’t be happy but it would reinforce Apple’s commitment to privacy.

iPadOS?
I’ll give iPadOS it’s own blog post. From widgets to multitasking there’s lots of tweaks I’d love to see.