21 comments

  • Timothy Turner, 3 years ago

    Ugh, the click-baity title here is frustrating. "Instagram just showed Apple how to fix the volume slider on iPhone X" would have been better.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that Apollo did this before Instagram did; Apple needs to follow suit either way.

    22 points
    • Derek Nguyen, 3 years ago

      Agreed. I thought burger usually do better articles than this. Slightly unrelated, but youtube app on iOS have implemented their own non-obstructive volume slider before this whole notch thing.

      0 points
    • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

      Not to mention when you press the volume and the system one doesn't show then you're not sure if its even working till you notice the bespoke per-app slider.

      1 point
  • Mick NMick N, 3 years ago

    It is mentioned a number of times in the comments but deserves to be mentioned again here. This does nothing to solve the poor design of the notch, it merely aims to find function for the space but does nothing to reduce the notch visibility.

    7 points
  • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, 3 years ago

    Awful clickbait title... Man

    6 points
  • Tristam GochTristam Goch, 3 years ago

    Really irks me that the notch isn't superimposed on screen recordings

    5 points
  • Jimi Robaer, 3 years ago

    Then again you have Android's volume changer, which is pretty much unobtrusive and allows you to quickly change any volume setting. Either it be alarm, notifications or media.

    3 points
    • Derek Nguyen, 3 years ago

      If i get a cent for every time I try to increase music volume in my music app but increase my ring volume instead i'd be at least $1.00 richer

      0 points
    • Thomas Lowry, 3 years ago

      Love having that level of control in Android. It is so much clearer.

      0 points
  • Jared CJared C, 3 years ago

    Direct link to the reddit post referenced: https://www.reddit.com/r/iphone/comments/7hqqcv/instagram_updated_the_volume_slider_for_iphone_x/

    2 points
  • Amir M Abdol, 3 years ago

    This first appeared on Apollo for Reddit app!

    2 points
  • Ken Em, 3 years ago

    iPhone X notch: a poor design decision that shouldn't be there in the first place.

    0 points
  • Scott Burns, 3 years ago

    I think it's a pretty poor solution to be honest, they've made the volume bar so small, that unless you're increasing it by a good few steps, you barely notice it moving.

    0 points
  • Vasil EnchevVasil Enchev, 3 years ago

    Much wow!

    0 points
  • iam heiniam hein, 3 years ago

    guy! please report this kind of clickbait articles.

    0 points
  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 3 years ago

    The volume slider only pops up WHEN YOU PRESS A HARDWARE BUTTON ON THE SIDE OF THE PHONE!! This does NOT "fix the notch" nor does it make the notch more useful. After a coupe months with my iPhone X I don't even notice the notch anymore. Most people complaining about the notch either don't have an iPhone X (but probably want one) and have never used one extensively or they will never have an iPhone X (but probably still want one secretly) and have never used one extensively (playing with one at the Apple Store does NOT make you an expert on the notch).

    The only fix to the volume controls on the iPhone are access to all the various volume settings on one location. I have trying to figure out when and how to adjust music volume vs ringer volume vs notification volume, etc. If apple needs to do anything they need to break out all the various volume options when a user long presses (force touch) the volume slider in the control panel. This little widget in Instagram doesn't do anything other then make it more difficult to see the volume state is changing.

    0 points
    • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

      Post-purchase rationalization is a hell of a thing

      1 point
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 3 years ago

        No, the notch really does disappear after like 10 minutes of using the phone. Every single iPhone X owner I know has said the same.

        However the volume popup IS annoying on any iOS device.

        0 points
        • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, 3 years ago

          I don't doubt it disappears, but the real question: do you want it there? Like it?

          It's like a mole on my face. I don't notice it and it doesn't impact me, but given the free choice I'd happily lop that thing off.

          0 points
          • Zach HubbardZach Hubbard, 3 years ago

            Eh, you don't really notice it. But when you take the time to look at it again, since it's always mentioned in design forums. You realize, wow, this is pretty stupid.

            It's obvious why the decision was made (I mean, there's a speaker, and like 4 cameras right there). But, better integration could've been key.

            I expect better from Apple's designers, but it seems like they have been slowly drifting off course.

            0 points
  • Doğan URALDoğan URAL, 3 years ago

    Gentlemens! This is a decent volume slider.

    0 points