Grey control center

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  1. Timkmco

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    I bought a refurbished Ipad 2 wifi in January. The refurb was as good as new and I loved it. However after updating to IOS 7, the control center is completely grey with just a little translucency. I've tried every setting and no matter what I do the control center is grey. It's ugly and makes the whole OS look unfinished and like a beta. Also the notification center is very dark, almost black with just a little translucency. Searching around I couldn't find many topics on this problem. So I decided to take my ipad back to apple and they gave me a new one. The new one came with IOS 6 and it reminds me how much I love IOS 6 better than IOS 7. I bought an Ipad 2 instead of an ipad 4 mainly because my eyes could not tell the difference. After upgrading to IOS 7 well now my eyes can tell the difference.

    My question to you all is do all of you ipad 2 owners that have upgraded to IOS 7 , is your control center grey? I'm afraid of updating it to IOS 7 because I feel I may have the same problem. The control center should look like it does on the ipad mini and ipad air, but I can't take that grey control center and an unfinished product look. Can anyone post a screenshot of your control center on the Ipad 2? Thanks, Tim
     
  2. J. A.

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    Hi, Timkmco! Welcome to iPF!

    Not only iPad 2, also iPad 3 looks that way. See my screenshots:


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    Translucency in Control and Notification Center is available on iPad 4, Air, mini and mini with retina.

    I updated my iPad 3 to the new software, and there are loads of features I like. One of them translucency of app folders on my homescreens. I don't mind the grey control center or the dark notification center, most of all because I don't really use them often, and if I do so, they're visible for just a short time.
     
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    Thanks. So it's just not me. I thnk it's ugly and can't believe Apple doesn't think this is a bug. This is my main gripe about IOS 7. My other gripe is the way it zooms in wallpaper, makes any pic I use as wallpaper look low resolution. Also you really notice low resolution on some icons like the lines of the numbers on the calendar icon. Some fonts I notice low resolution. I don't think IOS was really made for a non-retina display. Using IOS 6 everything still looks nice and crisp. I think I'll keep using IOS 6 until they fix this, IF they fix this. I just have to deal with the badge on my settings icon reminding me to update but I'd rather have that than an ugly unfinished beta product.
     
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    There are some awesome features on 7 that make up for the look, IMO.

    Control center is more readily accessible

    App switching and closing is easier.

    I didn't like iOS 7 at all when I first upgraded but now I wouldn't go back to 6. The main thing I miss about 6 is how iBooks looked, but that's really it.
     
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    I will say that now that I'm back on IOS 6, IOS 6 is way faster and fluid. But I'm sure the arguments between IOS 6 and 7 have already been discussed, haha.
     
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    And speaking of IBooks, why couldn't they have made it translucent like newsstand? One is and one isn't. Makes me wonder what happened to software quality control over there at Apple.
     
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    Just to tell you: my daughter uses my "old" iPad 2 with the new iOS, and I never heard her complaining about the software. It works great with her device.

    If you take a look at my screenshot with control center: the homescreen is one of the pictures I took. I don't think it looks low resolution, or else I wouldn't use it.
     
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    Newsstand as well as iBooks are not translucent on iPad 2 and 3. The only difference is the colour of the app:


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    Newsstand is, however, translucent on iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad mini with retina display.


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    image-1821360201.jpg I've included a screenshot of my home screen to illustrate the point.
     
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    It's also translucent on iPad mini (without retina).

    There's no difference on Timkmco's device. That's what I was trying to show.
     
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