As a technolover I have needed to end the relation with my LG G6 (4yo) due to the batery life. As ecololover I have decided to buy a FP4.
I have some issue to get my User Experience perfect.
I would love to :
Create folders and pages on the drawer. I don’t know how people may like to get just all apps by alphabetical order and search anytime an app…
I was used to that on my previous phones so I really need it. Even drawer apps don’t do that as I expect. I am close to get Nova Launcher to do it
Get recent tabs as a vertical scroll I find it much more convenient to find a recent tab.
Also I will remove the Google search bar but some topics already exist on that
I need folders and pages in App drawer because I am used to be organised. When I go hom (home screen) I just get some fast app on folders.
But if I need a specific app I go to a page and then a folder (as if you go to a room (page) to get a specific tool (app) in a specific shelf (the folder))
It get no sens for me to get all my apps in the same page because to find one I never know where it is as I install and remove apps every week. So it’s very long for me to go to the app with alphabetical order instead of personal order.
On my homescreen I like to be epurate and have 2 pages, one with the clock and specific apps (mails / sms / photo and call) the second one for the calendar and notes. That’s it
For tabs I was thinking about the recent apps view exactly Discotu36.
I know it’s not so easy and why does Android 11 get it ? I don’t know xD
Instead of going into folders, you can just use the search function to find an app easily.
Overall for sure we can #contactsupport for every tiny little feature request and some might be implemented. however at the end my opinion is, that systems change or are diffently set up through different companies, and although consistency is nice, we have to adopt and cope with changes, and some might turn out to be better as before.
I fully agree, Fairphone should stay with the clean vanilla Android system. If they try to mimic every single variation that for example LG, Samsung, Huawei or whoever put in their UIs, it would be a complete mess.
For me it’s fine like it is. The home screen is made for my personal arrangement of apps, in the drawer I can find them all, if I want.
I am trying Lawnchair I will try this one if you say it’s better and FOOS
Thank you for the tip
Not useful, sorry even if your way to use your phone is convenient, it’s not mine. I am not asking to change the Fairphone OS which is Android, but the Android, Fairphone is not the issue. The change is to use a Fairphone. LG is not making phone anymore as HTC to my regrets.
Android is going to iOS easier to use and less personal, that’s different from before when you could personalise everything.
@Icanus, I think this answer is also adapted
It’s the solution I am thinking also, but it’s not really the same. Doing this is making the home screen overcharged and making my Android being a iOS…
I know I am complicated ! but in 2021 not been able to personalize its Android phone is for me not normal.
I was changing all my Desire HD and changing ROMs, switching every single detail, now I can’t even remove a single Google search bar
That’s what the home screen is made for. Where is the difference between swiping up to reach the App drawer or swiping left to reach the next screen with all your apps and folders and drawers? Your main screen can stay clean.
You can change everything, you just need to use a different launcher, so I don’t understand your complains.
And why should Fairphone or Android implement options, that only a few people might want, if they had own a LG before, but not the options Samsung people are used to or vice versa?
This is true but on the other hand Fairphone is a bit over the top with its lack of configuration options. I think it is a no-go to have half of the home screen cluttered with content that is not removable.
The search bar is standard in stock Android, but the date is only shown on the main page. But anyway, it’s just the standard launcher, it can be easily replaced. So there is no restriction at all in the customization department.
Not for advanced users, no. But if the Fairphone is aimed at a broad market, it should be easily customizable, even for users that don’t know what a launcher is or are hesitant to install one because of the “this app can access everything” warnings.
But this is kind of off-topic, because the customizations wanted here are too extensive to be done with the stock launcher.
The home screen from iOS is made for having all apps on. Not the one from Android
So what is the use of the drawer if it’s only all apps ordered by name ?
Do you have all your food / clothes / shampoo in the same box at home ?
I am not sure that it was from LG but from Android previous version, maybe I am wrong on this point
I agree with @Discostu36 about the elements that can’t be removed. I hadn’t get that before… I don’t need a google search bar
I don’t need the date, I know which day we are and the clock is already on the notification bar
By the way, even when you accept developer options you can’t get to this part of customization, that’s not normal to my point. But maybe standard and as everyone is the new normal