TiPb Asks: What do you want in iOS 5.1?

TiPb Asks: What do you want in iOS 5.1?

If you're anything like me, now that you've had iOS 5 to play around with for a while, you're probably already starting to wonder what Apple might have in store for us for iOS 5.1? I'm not talking about an iOS 5.0.1 bug fix update, mind you, but about a 5.1 minor feature enhancement. You know, the kind of iOS x.1 we used to get with the new iPod touch in September back when the iPhone came out in June with iOS x.0.

This year iOS 5 only came out in October so I don't expect iOS 5.1 until January (iPad 3 feels like an iOS 5.2 update.) We haven't even gotten a beta yet, so it won't be any time soon at least. But when it does come, what do you want to see in it?

  • iPhone OS 3.1](http://www.imore.com/2009/09/09/iphone-31-software-walkthrough/) got non-destructive video trimming, Genius for Apps, and a few other, minor tweaks.
  • iPhone OS 2.1 got Genius Playlists and a few other, minor tweaks.
  • iPhone OS 1.1 got the iTunes (then Wi-Fi) Music Store

So... Genius for iBooks it is? I hope that's not all. I hope we get the ability to delete individual pictures from Photo Stream and to disable the fast camera access bypass. Siri getting the ability to launch apps would be sweet as well, as would giving Siri the ability to read more than just SMS/iMessages. Speaking of which, being able to tell iMessage not to send if it's going to fall back on SMS would be nice when chatting with people in other countries. And I'd still like them to stop kicking us out of the App Store every time we make a purchase...

But we need to be realistic -- we won't get huge things like BiteSMS-style interactive notifications, a Theme Store, or anything else in a x.1 update, but we'll hopefully get just a few more rough edges shaved off.

What are the top things you want Apple to give you in iOS 5.1?

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Jw4627 says:

How about a working music player. Maybe go back to pre ios5

jtarrio says:

What's wrong with the music player? Works just fine for me.

Enrico Welder says:

For me also things that have been mentioned before here plus some other:
-notification center in lock screen
-set number of agenda days ahead to be displayed in nc
-wifi / bluetooth switch button in lock screen / nc
-change name of applications
-update notifications in background, eg if i read facebook message on pc i want the notification to go away on iphone / ipad etc
-notifications in status bar
-contact pictures in contacts app
-profiles (eg. calls only, silent, medium, loud etc)
-set notification sounds of 3rd party apps (or have them just vibrate, independent of sounds for mail / messages / calls)
-quick settings for brightness on iphone (like for ipad)
-sync notes with exchange
Ok that's a whole lot .. but it would make iPhone near perfect for me. Add a notification LED to iPhone 5 and voila .. perfection :P

Clegger says:

"-quick settings for brightness on iphone (like for ipad)"
Remind me again why we have a software and a hardware option for changing the volume? This is the biggest oversight in my book...

Carly M. says:

Nooooo... this is an accessibility issue. For different people one method is easier than the other, and for me it depends what I'm doing. I would hate to see one option taken away.

iArnie says:

I would like notifications to work correctly. I have notifications completely turned off in apps that still deliver banner notifications.
I'd also like to be able to print. An Airprint workaround that previously worked with iOS 4 does not work with iOS 5. Why would Apple defeat this workaround except to be mean? Or maybe HP kicks back to them for the few printers that currently work with Airprint.

David Peterson says:

I'd go for the fast camera disablement myself. I would also like the iPad smart cover bug fixed and Siri/location based reminders brought to the iPad as well.

Freiteez says:

I'm hoping being able to delete some photo stream pics. When I how off how fast the 4S camera is I don't need 10-20 photos of rapid blurred photos on the stream haha.
I had no idea who wrote this article until I saw the part about being kicked out of the app store after each purchase and I knew it must've be Georgia. I hate that too!

chris canty says:

Don't have the screen light up when you get a text...and dont have the phone beep when you get a text while on a call. Reduce banner time for notification - they hang forever. While were at it. Can we chose if the banner was at the top or bottom?

valkraider says:

iCloud to have better multiple-account capabilities or support (or something that would make it actually work for a family with multiple devices).

valkraider says:

iCloud to have better multiple-account capabilities or support (or something that would make it actually work for a family with multiple devices).

Mikealext says:

I would really like to be able to set the number of days in advance a calendar appointment is displayed in notifications.

Mikealext says:

I would really like to be able to set the number of days in advance a calendar appointment is displayed in notifications.

Roland Lauther says:

Is the hardware in iPad/iPad2 capable of running Siri? That would be major.

Roland Lauther says:

Is the hardware in iPad/iPad2 capable of running Siri? That would be major.

Chris Kang says:

Card multitasking. Android, Palm, and MS got it. Your "advanced approach to multitasking" works OK-ish, but the implementation is crap.
I can't stand holding the app icon then trying to hit that tiny (-)!
Bezel swipe support (like the NC) for the switcher would be nice.
/rant.
Anyway, i think third-party widgets (non-JB) will be nice.
Ability to delete from Photo Library. (not camera roll)

Chris Kang says:

Card multitasking. Android, Palm, and MS got it. Your "advanced approach to multitasking" works OK-ish, but the implementation is crap.
I can't stand holding the app icon then trying to hit that tiny (-)!
Bezel swipe support (like the NC) for the switcher would be nice.
/rant.
Anyway, i think third-party widgets (non-JB) will be nice.
Ability to delete from Photo Library. (not camera roll)

Sean says:

Third party app compatibility with Siri.

Sean says:

Third party app compatibility with Siri.

Richardbright says:

Three wishes: 1. The ability to turn off all notifications with one button 2. A dedicated icon for switching Wifi on/off 3. A dedicated icon for switching Bluetooth on/off.

Richardbright says:

Three wishes: 1. The ability to turn off all notifications with one button 2. A dedicated icon for switching Wifi on/off 3. A dedicated icon for switching Bluetooth on/off.

Dalzar says:

What he said and iCloud integration to Gmail/Contacts for my BB. I have to carry two phones...

Redshirt says:

Add on adjusting brightness. It's insane you have to go through multiple menus to adjust things when you go out into the sun (autobrightness doesn't really work that great).

Visitor says:

Also available in Android...

Anton Frost says:

Lag, Malware, and a memory leak are also available on Android. Fortunately they are not available on iPhone, otherwise, Apple would sell more phones to teenagers. LOL!!!

Brad Morris says:

I want the ability to just ask Siri to turn my wi-fi on and off.

Jonatan Karter says:

Or the same with Bluetooth. (Pain in my butt!)

Antiponjin says:

AGREE with 1. & 2.
My #3 is a bug fix for my 3GS. It crashes now and then and runs a little slowly. I like iOS5 very much except for what I had already stated.
A reply to another comment: There's no way SIRI can run on a 3GS. Just not enough processing power. That's ok. I'll up grade to a 4S when possible.

N1CH0LA5 says:

Why not??? My 3GS is quicker than my bestfriend's Nexus SII

N1CH0LA5 says:

Why not??? My 3GS is quicker than my bestfriend's Nexus SII

Tina says:

not good telling fibs

Visitor says:

He must have very badly tuned his Nexus S for that to happen... Exactly the contrary here...

Anton Frost says:

He didn't have to badly tune his Nexus S. Gingerbread took care of that for him.

Anton Frost says:

He didn't have to badly tune his Nexus S. Gingerbread took care of that for him.

Antiponjin says:

@Nick: Listen to MBWeekly #269 Andy Ihnatko ... that's where I got it from.

Visitor says:

So basically you want Android on your iPhone? ;-)
Funny when Steve was saying that Android is a copy of iOS :-P

Bish0p3473 says:

Jailbreak and install SBSettings. All of these toggles are in my notification center.

Frank Tha Tank says:

I would like the deleting pic from photo stream as well in addition to better photo albums where photos will only store in the album and not in camera roll as well as password protected albums. I would also like the ability to clear out notifications from the lock screen w/o always have to unlock my phone. I also would like to have the date on the top bar (where the network and battery icons are) like it is when jailbroken. I never knew how much I would miss that. As well as maybe doing live weather, clock, and calender app icons (wishful thinking-i know).
Anyone know where Apple does get their ideas/project request for doing system updates and bug fixes? Any chance they frequent the site and will see our request!?!?

JNGold says:

Bluetooth and a2dp fixes and more battery optimizing.

jtarrio says:

Just one request: bring back the option to disable all notifications with just one switch.

kurtm says:

i would really like to see iMessage as its own app. where we can add ppl and make status'. dont make me say it... make it like bbm but better. ooops i said it.

Shane says:

Bug fix plus Siri to become more advance and also for it to work properly in the uk. Better features for the camera

Michael Stanclift says:

Third party notification center widgets would be nice.

Not says:

How about multiple email account signature support?! That shit is way overdue!

Not says:

iOS5 already does this if you have the notification set to Lockscreen. It turns on the screen with every notification that comes in that's set to Lockscreen On in it's settings. Is this what you're talking about?

Eric Prasek says:

Wifi toggle switch and better battery life.

rgar3388 says:

You can already tell imessages to not fall back on SMS.

Ag2611ij says:

Improved battery + siri for us 4 users. iPhone 4 can handle it so hopefully it will be out of beta and available for i4

Beauxpilgrim says:

more option in iCloud. Like deleting photos in photo stream. updating pics and albums from my ipad / iphone to my mac.

Mike says:

Ability to choose toggles for the Notification Centre
i.e. WIFI, BT, GPS etc

Guest says:

1) Access notification center from lock screen
2) Quick reply and compose for text messages, emails and twitter.
3) Facebook integration

Peter Rozanec says:

Give option to turn off the lockscreen.

Peter Rozanec says:

Give option to turn off the lockscreen.

Jonathan Vargas says:

Siri to other apple devices, iPhone 3GS

Barbeq says:

I would like the ability to have a button that would close all open apps.

GLRobichaud says:

The ability to choose which camera apps link with fast camera access... I would love to be able to link it to Camera+ :)

GLRobichaud says:

The ability to choose which camera apps link with fast camera access... I would love to be able to link it to Camera+ :)

Spiderweb123 says:

The ability to move pictures from the camera roll to user specified folders without them being duplicated across folders.
The ability to delete the camera roll picture and keep the copied picture in another folder.

billybaldin says:

The ability to delete photos/videos from the phone that were synced from Itunes.

Obed Matus Sánchez says:

We were told that IOS 5 would be independence from the computer. However, if we want to create custom repeats for appointments, we still have to use our computer to do it. I would like the calendar app to have the option to create custom repeats.

Brad Morris says:

I would like to have some additional Siri features. For example, I would like to be able to say "Siri, turn my Wi-Fi off" when I don't want wi-fi to drain my battery, and then say "Siri, turn on my Wi-Fi" for when I want to quickly turn it back on again. Same could go with many other features, like location services, etc.
I would also like to use Siri to better create notes or shopping lists. I would love to be able to say "Siri, add some extra small condoms to my shopping list", and have her add it to the list she helped me create previously. Or at least be able to interact with notes or reminders in an more involved and intuitive way.
I want to be able to have Siri interact with certain apps, like the camera for example. I could say, "Take a picture every 10 seconds for 10 minutes". Or "Siri, once the camera is stable, wait for 10 seconds and snap a picture".
Any of this should definitely be doable.

Marcus Watstein says:

3G Facetime!!
Also Facebook Integration like Twitter
widgets/settings in notifications.
Only thing is I am expecting none of this till iOS 6 which will be beta testing in March for June release of iPhone (LTE)

Sher_sher_ says:

imessage online offline status. so we could know if the one we are talking to is online since imessage needs to connect to internet. imessage is some king of useless if online offline will not be placed.

Ya Boi D says:

I WOULD LIKE IPHONE 4 4.3.3 COMPARABLE BATTERY LIFE WITH MY 4S IN IOS5.1 ...

Kiki says:

"Close all" background app button

Dev says:

1) All notifications on/off in one switch, like in 4.x.
2) iMessage work by user, not by device. People should not have to send to Dev's phone to hit my phone or Dev's email to get my iPad...they should just send to Dev, and it should get to both places. (Bonus points if the conversations can be archived/viewable from both places, a la Google Voice)

jsd says:

iMessage already works that way. I have an iPhone and iPad on my desk and they both beep when I get an iMessage. Make sure to set your iMessage "caller id" to your email address.

mlevi98 says:

multi-touch swipe from app to app

Frank says:

It already does this, doesn't it? On the iPad, at least.

mullrat says:

Face unlock
Improved gmail
Palm pre like multita...,
Oh this is ios.
In that case I would like
Face unlock
Improved Email (native gmail)
And palm pre like multitasking.
Pipe dreams I know.

Solarsh Dylan says:

Face unlock is a fail because people could just hold up a picture and get into your phone its unsafe

fastlane says:

1.) Multiple Mail signatures (like Mail Enhancer).
2.) Syncing of iOS iWork apps with Mac iWork apps.
3.) A flashlight button on the lockscreen.

Tdjmail1 says:

To be allowed to disable alerts on shared calendars. This is very important to me

Rlopeztaboada says:

I want templates in calendar

Pappl says:

Call black list
Every 50$ phone is capable of blocking phone numbers for sms or calls. iPhone not.

jjb70 says:

1) Let me delete the 50 crappy pictures for every one good one that goes into my photostream.
2) Let me turn on Bluetooth without drilling down several layers like I'm on a Windows Mobile 5.0 device.
3) Let me have Siri do much more. Play Booty City on Slacker Radio...Send Whatsapp to Jan...Open _____ App...

Hartmanwes says:

how about something simple ... id like to see stock %s in the notification widget ... not $s

Michael Mazzacane says:

Siri available on the iPhone 4

Gregg says:

I want something simple: for Pages to export to dropbox. iCloud docs is great for iOS, but a pain to manage with my macbook. I hope someone at Apple will get over Jobs being peeved that dropbox wouldn't be bought out.

Alex Perez says:

How about fixing the macro and focusing problems on iPhone 4S

billybaldin says:

AUTO ANSWER!! My kids have LG Clamshell phones with that feature. Geez Apple step into the new age..

Robert Brickman says:

I would like to see the battery percentage (if set to off) turn on when the battery is 20% and below and when charging.

Barrie says:

Genious for ibooks?? WORST idea ever... so pointless

Thi Halpern says:
  1. The various "stores" are getting long in the tooth. They need to be consolidated into one app although it is okay for multiple apps to access the stores. For example, there is one app to access the App Store. Then there is another app to access iTunes Music/Movies. Then there is the iBook app to access the Bookstore. All of these stores need to be consolidated into one.
  2. A more cleaner interface and simpler one for making the right settings so that "Find iPhone" feature cannot be turned off without a password. Right now, there are multiple settings one has to turn off and in various panels in the Settings app to do that. That's very confusing. If you set the wrong settings, someone who steals your iOS device can very quickly disable the Find iPhone feature or remove accounts and thus you can no longer find your iOS device remotely.
  3. iPad should come with a non-removable Weather app, Clock app. All iOS devices that can use Find iPhone app should come with a non-removable Find iPhone app.
  4. iPad should have the ability to display weather and stock ticker in the notification banner.
  5. Notification banner should be open to allowing different apps post statuses like the Weather and Stock app does.
  6. Folder icons need to be redesigned, though I'm not sure how. Right now, folder icons look ugly and confusing.
  7. Going to the App Store to update apps results always in the program quitting in order to show where on the main screen the apps are updating. This is annoying when there are multiple items I want to update but not all at once, or I want to continue browsing the app store while an update is happening.
  8. Each item in the notification centre should be deletable. Right now, the ability is to only delete a set of notifications from an app instead of individual notifications. Sometimes I like to keep a notification "alive" as a way to remind me when I check again.
  9. How come the Reminder app is a separate app but when we logon to iCloud.com, the Reminder features is under calendar? This is very confusing. Apple needs to pick one or the other. If they want reminders to be part of the calendar, then on the iOS, the Reminder should NOT be a separate app and should be part of the Calendar app. If they want the Reminder app to be separate from Calendar app, then on iCloud.com Reminders should have its own icon separate from Calendar icon.

These are just a few but if I were employed by Apple, I'd have a lot more to critique. Maybe they should hire me as a QA person ;-)

skipster#IM says:

Freaking Flash already!!!!

Rokyamor says:

Custom lockscreen, custom home screen, quick settings in the notification center, and Siri in my friggin brand new 3GS!

David Strom says:

Facebook integration. Delete pics from photostream. Triple click home button for favorites.

James Lenhart says:

I'd really like to see the changes mentioned above -- plus more: Change how the notfications bar looks (background, push content down, etc..), ability to hide newsstand, make the weather icon dynamic for crying out loud!*!

Loki303 says:
  1. More access to the Bluetooth stack to allow me to control which apps use a2dp, handsfree etc alá what is availaBle via JB.
  2. Siri access to more apps especially maps for non-US users.
Chris Gervais says:

I'd love two small features:

  1. When I'm in a meeting, automatically turn my phone ringer off. When the meeting time is over, turn it back on
  2. Location-based WiFi. When I get to the office, turn WiFi on. When I leave the office, turn it off. When I get home, turn it back on again. I think this feature alone would boost usage of FaceTime
Jivarro says:

I would want the Alerts from the Calender to automatically go to the Reminders list. Probably a big wish and I'm sure it'll never happen. Always seems that what some of the best ideas never make it to the phone. Oh, and the ability to make the notifications screen be the screen that the phone opens to. And a button on the home screen for Bluetooth on/off. Siri on a iPhone 4, and a close all open apps button. I could go on and on....

jlewsader says:

Siri on all iOS 5 devices and "sound profiles" (think BlackBerry sound profiles and jailbreak app "MyProfiles") would satisfy me but probably will never happen :(

mlevi98 says:

contact search from keypad

gatorsrule2424 says:

Bug fixes for volume and alarm clock

dloveprod says:

Siri on my iPad 2. Ability to delete individual pics in photo stream would be nice too.And a male Siri voice. What else is there, what will 6.0 have.

Flintchesthair says:

Maps update. Both android and Windows's now have turn by turn. Its our turn.

Sertian says:

Group Contacts emailing. And send emails using a different smtp server that I choose

SNOWBOARDER says:

just to make my iphone more my own customize just a more of personalizing

Brian says:

I'd like to see the ability to see a 'delete all' function added for SMS/iMessages. Kind of pitiful that "the most advanced iPhone yet" can't do this but all the "crappy" Androids/Blackberries/Dumbphones can.

James says:

I'd like the ability to read attachments within Calendar appointments - that we were promised in ios5 but isn't there.

mbpre says:

I want to be able to make a keyboard shortcut with one character. For example, I want u to expand to you and r to expand to are. Currently shortcuts must be at least two characters.

Himan877 says:

The ability to delete song from the iPhone .

peterdubro says:

Native print to PDF
Siri control of settings
Video mirror over analog

billybaldin says:

I don't understand why reminders is a completely seperate app from the calendar. I would like to see those merged. They are essentially the same thing anyway.

Rsconcepcion says:

Multi-touch gesture like ios 4.3.3

Skandaguru says:

A shortcut icon on top of the screen for wifi / 3G / bluetooth / brightness. Like the pop down menu.

Usmc Ron says:

Photo stream delete, Siri settings control, more amusing Siri sayings to make us laugh, and fix my document sync.

Jaime Cardenas says:

1: Ability to disable which apps could run in the background.
2: Ability to reply to a text message within the Notification Center.
3: Adjust Brightness, Airplane Mode, Wifi, etc...within Notification Center.
4: Post to Twitter and/or Facebook via Notification Center.

Efalcon80z says:

Ability to turn of multitasking apps with one button

Mike says:

Ability to control music player from the notification center

Todd T says:

When pulling up the app switcher tray, swiping to the far left... replace volume with BRIGHTNESS.

jvmxtra says:

Unnecessary need for outside connection for internal command. Come on. Sending text message should be blindly fast using Siri and should NOT rely on connecting to Siri server
Please separate function that needs Siri server vs those it should come straight from iPhone itself

Ydomngz says:

Share PDF Documents, Photos, Videos, and more. using Bluetooth

Danonline79 says:
  1. Sub-Tasks for Reminders.
  2. More settings for notifications, ability to change text size (smaller), choose the calendars you want to display. It would of been nice if they just bought InfoLock out from Cydia.
  3. More options for Siri
Smleaffer says:

Bluetooth upgrade from 2.1 to 4.0 disabled my sync with my 3 cars phone sync; please fix it!

Paul says:

On iPad's split keyboard, MOVE the letter B to the LEFT side.

neil23 says:

How about a battery that lasts at least as much as with iOS 4? It would be nice for the battery to last at least for a whole "work" day.

Creighton Carr says:

Want the ability to disconnect a Facetime session and return to voice call only. It's nice that you can switch to Facetime from a phone call, but it would be better if you could then switch back when you were done with the video without having to hand up and call back.

rb6sn says:

"being able to tell iMessage not to send if it’s going to fall back on SMS would be nice when chatting with people in other countries"
It already does this. Go to settings, messages and toggle send sms to off. This will disable the fallback to SMS and ONLY allow messages to be sent with imessage.

Sumpa3 says:

Simple. Ditch the cheap dictionary in iBooks for a the full Oxford english unabridged version...or at least let us buy and replace the existing version with a dictionary of our choice. Love what we have, but it should and could be so much better.

Xavier says:
  1. ability to mark text messages as read from the notification bar without having to open them one by one again from the sms app!!!!!!
  2. ditto. stop kicking me out the app store when i download stuff. i got 100 more apps to update, process is too slow with all the back and forth.
  3. more widgets in notification bar - ex. wifi on/off maybe?
Xavier says:
  1. ability to mark text messages as read from the notification bar without having to open them one by one again from the sms app!!!!!!
  2. ditto. stop kicking me out the app store when i download stuff. i got 100 more apps to update, process is too slow with all the back and forth.
  3. more widgets in notification bar - ex. wifi on/off maybe?
Xavier says:
  1. ability to mark text messages as read from the notification bar without having to open them one by one again from the sms app!!!!!!
  2. ditto. stop kicking me out the app store when i download stuff. i got 100 more apps to update, process is too slow with all the back and forth.
  3. more widgets in notification bar - ex. wifi on/off maybe?
iPhonenext? says:

I had an iPhone 4 for a week last spring and sold it and returned to Android. I'd like to have a keyboard with haptic feedback and capital/small letters in the skin. This would be enough to tip my preferences over to getting an iPhone.

Roberto Wertman says:

Our wishes:
1. PhotoStream photo deletion - The ability to delete pictures from the Photo Stream just like you delete them from your Camera Roll
2. Better Music app for iPad - ... or get me back my old iPod app. iPad's new version of Music is a complete FAIL!
3. (not in iOS really...) Better integration between iWorks on my Mac with iClouds - Come on, guys! This drag and drop method is the fastest way to get MAYHEM with documents. Which is the correct version? Did I edit my document on my Mac and forgot to upload it?! HELP!!!!!

Xavier says:

i hope everyone also posts their comments here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/

Xavier says:

fyi, you can swipe left to get rid of it.

Carlos Castellanos says:

PLEASE add unlimited apps in a Folder!!!

Curmudgeon says:

How about access to URL shortening as part of Twitter integration.
How about a long-overdue upgrade to the RSS syncing/reader system. The built-in RSS reader in mobile Safari is shameful for a company like Apple.
How about iTunes in the Cloud for movies.
How about more location awareness beyond "work" and "home" for Geo-fences in Reminders.

Curmudgeon says:

How about access to URL shortening as part of Twitter integration.
How about a long-overdue upgrade to the RSS syncing/reader system. The built-in RSS reader in mobile Safari is shameful for a company like Apple.
How about iTunes in the Cloud for movies.
How about more location awareness beyond "work" and "home" for Geo-fences in Reminders.

Curmudgeon says:

How about access to URL shortening as part of Twitter integration.
How about a long-overdue upgrade to the RSS syncing/reader system. The built-in RSS reader in mobile Safari is shameful for a company like Apple.
How about iTunes in the Cloud for movies.
How about more location awareness beyond "work" and "home" for Geo-fences in Reminders.

Maynardjk says:

3rd party widgets and access notification center from lockscreen

Bish0p3473 says:

How about better battery life? Since iOS 4.3 the batery is less than half of what it was.
And the ability to turn of the preview of messages? This phone has NO privacy whatsoever.

Olly says:

fyi go in settings, notification, messages scroll down and turn off show preview

Nick Sheldon says:

Siri for the new iPhone is awesome. The voice commands are everything I needed. Except there was no voice commands for the camera. Fortunately, I found an app in the appstore called Voice Camera Pro (I highly recommend this app) and now my phone is voice recognition complete.

Allan Jensen says:
  • Ability to jump to bottom of the page
  • Face unlock
  • One setting menu for all radios ie bluetooth, wifi, network
  • When searching on a contact name, open the contact, not just the contact book
  • add a keyboard key for your email address
  • let musicplayer get a larger slideruler to control the "now playing" song/audiobook
  • iphone brightness control instead of volume control in mutitask bar
The_fury_2000 says:

Add keyboard key for email address......
Dead simple- just add something to keyboard shortcuts.
Example use something you wouldn't normally type like "zv" and add you email address as the alternative
Then when typing, just type zv and you email address will autocomplete

Johnnywatergate says:

Keyboard shortcuts already does this.

Steven says:

DELETE ALL for email!!!

Mr Burns says:

I want a brightness slider in the multitasking tray - all devices have hardware volume buttons so the iPhone and iPod do not need a volume slider- it's a pet peeve of mine that apple put that there when it's useless . GIVE US A CHOICE APPLE. WE WANT A BRIGHTNESS SLIDER!!

The_fury_2000 says:

1) ability to delete alerts from home screen notifications. I've seen the missed call, I just want it off the screen!
(I suppose more "lock screen" type features)
2) bite SMS type quick reply

The_fury_2000 says:

I mean lock screen not home screen

Bloop says:

Easy, orientation changes from the home screen.

FlopTech Engineering says:

I'd like the ability to bounce emails. But that's gone from OS X, so it's highly unlikely. (I get a lot of emails sent to me by mistake.)

Mladyashley says:

More flexibility w reminder repeats

Anonymous says:

1) Restore singular apps from iCloud backup (so I can e.g. delete a big game when I need space and then restore that app only when I want to play it again)
2) Brightness adjust instead of volume in app switcher (there are physical volume buttons!)
3) Future calendar events in lockscreen

ollyb1 says:

ability to download apps thats more than 20mb over 3g/4g some people don't have access to wifi everywhere on the go thats the only reason y i jailbreak to use 3g unristricter

CleverName#IM says:

After reading all these comments it sounds like a lot of you want iOS 5.1 to be like android.

Guest says:

And this is bad...why? If its' a good idea, it's a good idea. Why does a good idea have to be exclusive to any one OS?

Guest says:

The ability to mark all mail messages read and delete all mail messages in no more than 3 taps!!!

Altimate_One says:

My 4S does answer when I unlock/slide. I am looking to change this.

Eduardo Castro76 says:

-More widgets just like the "Sbsetttings" when u JB!
-Homescreen to rotate!
-triple click the home button for flash light!

timberga says:
  1. Battery life improvements
  2. Widget to turn off/on things like location services, wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode quickly (sounds like Android!)
Tvmangum says:

I mean I would love for my groups/categories along with their color codes to import. It can be partially done via iCloud but it messes with the contacts on Outlook too much. This is my biggest wish as my BlackBerry was able to do this along with being able to assign a ringtone to a group of people instead of one person at a time.

Anton Frost says:

A 25% increase in battery life?

felface says:

Siri support in one or two new countries

Adam Dutson says:

One of the things I would really like to see in iOS 5.1 (or any iteration of it going forward) is sound/notification profiles that can automatically go into effect at certain times of the day. I don't want my iPhone to make any sounds or vibrate while I am sleeping, but I want it to be able to make sounds and vibrate during the day.
Right now, I have to switch it to silent before I go to bed and go into the sounds setting page to switch the vibrate mode when silent to off. Then, when I get up, I have to reverse the process. It would be great if I could setup a profile that says something like between 10 PM and 6 AM, do not make any sounds (except for the alarm and phone calls) and do not vibrate. And then, from 6 AM to 10 PM allow all sounds and vibrations.
Oh, and if I could do it all with Siri, that would would be a definite +1

Nathan_Bradfield says:

I'd like to see the Reminder and Calendar app have badges that display when you don't open an alarm. Many times, I'm on the phone or in a meeting and don't open every alarm that goes off on my phone. A badge on the app indicating a missed alarm/event/reminder would be nice. There are numerous 3rd party apps that have had this feature for a while ... no reason Apple can't add it. Why would they indicate an option for Badge App Icon in the Notification Center and not provide the capability to do so.

Can I Yo? says:

I thought we could disable imessage from sending SMS if imessage fails? I did that already..

Nuny says:

Location-based reminders for 3G iPads.

Tscott878 says:

Add the ability to choose vibrate as a notification choice separately for mail, messages, calendar, etc., rather than have to choose vibrate for all or none.

Qitetris says:

I wish there were a lot of improvements on Siri:
1 - More languages and places
2 - The ability to control apps or settings
3 - Extended device recognition (iPhone 4; iPod touch 4G; iPad 2; iPad 1)

appscrash says:

I would like for my apps to stop crashing.

FredBert says:

1) Show subfolder emails in "All Inboxes." Right now only emails in root inboxes show up, even though subfolders emails are in the Notification Center.
2) Revert back to the iOS 4 Music app on the iPad. The new Music app is horrible.

I'm Captain Awesome DUH says:

1) A completely redesigned OS. Yes, the iPhone is the greatest and most reliable phone ever, but come on Apple, change the screen layout already. I've been looking at the same icons for the past 5 years. Custom layouts, animated wallpaper, animated weather, (home screen and lock screen) SOMETHING DIFFERENT! (We all jailbreak our phones now anyway because we want to fully customize our phones the way we want to, ESPECIALLY when we spend the amount of money we do to purchase them. FREEDOMMMMMM!!!!!!!
2) I hate the fact that every time i download an app from the app store, i get kicked out of the store so the phone can show me where it puts the app. Just make it that when we download an app, there is a status bar inside the app store to show the progress of the download, this way we can still remain in the app store, browse and download more apps at the same time.
3) Landscape home screen & Lockscreen like the iPad.

I'm Captain Awesome DUH says:

1) A completely redesigned OS. Yes, the iPhone is the greatest and most reliable phone ever, but come on Apple, change the screen layout already. I've been looking at the same icons for the past 5 years. Custom layouts, animated wallpaper, animated weather, (home screen and lock screen) SOMETHING DIFFERENT! (We all jailbreak our phones now anyway because we want to fully customize our phones the way we want to, ESPECIALLY when we spend the amount of money we do to purchase them. FREEDOMMMMMM!!!!!!!
2) I hate the fact that every time i download an app from the app store, i get kicked out of the store so the phone can show me where it puts the app. Just make it that when we download an app, there is a status bar inside the app store to show the progress of the download, this way we can still remain in the app store, browse and download more apps at the same time.
3) Landscape home screen & Lockscreen like the iPad.

I'm Captain Awesome DUH says:

1) A completely redesigned OS. Yes, the iPhone is the greatest and most reliable phone ever, but come on Apple, change the screen layout already. I've been looking at the same icons for the past 5 years. Custom layouts, animated wallpaper, animated weather, (home screen and lock screen) SOMETHING DIFFERENT! (We all jailbreak our phones now anyway because we want to fully customize our phones the way we want to, ESPECIALLY when we spend the amount of money we do to purchase them. FREEDOMMMMMM!!!!!!!
2) I hate the fact that every time i download an app from the app store, i get kicked out of the store so the phone can show me where it puts the app. Just make it that when we download an app, there is a status bar inside the app store to show the progress of the download, this way we can still remain in the app store, browse and download more apps at the same time.
3) Landscape home screen & Lockscreen like the iPad.

Josh M says:

ability to add songs to a queue!!!!!! omg and a 'new tweet' widget in notification center!!!!!

Biz says:

Ability to print to PDF since workarounds are blocked in IOS 5. Technology provides mobility which means working without access to a printer, especially on a wi-fi only device.

Dundee658 says:

The ability to delete all emails without clicking each one. New ringtones.

Aa25007 says:

Make Siri a part of iOS 5.1 for the iPhone 4.

K Joelbenat says:

Mail access timing requires, Say example Morning 9.00 till evening 5.00 mail not required at iPhone, rest of the time it is required. So to enable this feature time slot for push mail is required

ISD says:

It would be awesome if every 5.x update brings Siri to another iOS device.

bharat datt says:

should have got barrel in ios5. but i guess they can get it in 5.1. as its a amazing thing which apple should get on its i phone.

Antiponjin says:

Okay. This is not good. 3GS running ios5. Many crashes which result in a reboot. Apps crash and then the phone shuts off!
How many other 3GS owners are having similar problems? Yes. I did a restore.
Thnx

Allan Hviid Jensen says:
  • Ability to jump to bottom of the page
  • Face unlock
  • One setting menu for all radios ie bluetooth, wifi, network
  • When searching on a contact name, open that contact, not just the contact book
  • multitask bar slider for brightness instead of volume
  • add a keyboard key for full email address
  • ipod touch battery percentage indicator
  • iphone/touch cannot lock in landscape mode
  • message alert tones are set under “sounds”; why not manage in notification center under “messages”
Lakekover says:

I want a lot , and am real pissed that they took some thing away , the ability to turn off the 2 beeps when you get a text what the hell is that all about? i hate it when I get a text and the thing beeps and I don't check it for a sec and the damn thing beeps one more, I feel like throwing the thing across the room, i know its small but I really don't like the 2 beeps. so on to what i want in ios 5.0.1 if nothing more than that was fixed I would be pleased. and would be nice if we could delete a photo out of photo stream ,add wifi, brightness, and blue tooth in the notification bar. siri needs to be able to open apps turn on and off wifi you know small things like that.

jobosumm says:

you can turn off the second "beep" for a text message. in notifications, messages, repeat alert - make sure that is set to never. it gives the option of never, once, twice, etc... is that what your talking about? if its not set to never, it will beep every 2 min, up to however many times you have it set for. hope this helps.

Thamer says:

The ability to set profiles like Intelliborn's MyProfiles, which I believe (in my humble opinion) is an essential feature in any standard cell phone.

Arturo00 says:

Independent Ringer and Alarm volumes. Seems pretty simple. You'd think after so many revisions they'd think of something like that...

Arturo00 says:

Independent Ringer and Alarm volumes. Seems pretty simple. You'd think after so many revisions they'd think of something like that...

Solarsh Dylan says:

Exactly!!!! I want iMessage to be a separate app!!

Ncjnj says:

internet tethering would be great