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People are not apps!

In IOS8, When I bring up the app switcher, I noticed that not only are currently running apps listed, but so are people I've reciently communicated with.

I don't want or need that! I hope Apple will provide a setting to turn that off!

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Submitted by riyu12345 (not verified) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hi.
This is a new feature of IOS eight. It's for those that need a quick way to talk to the person they've just spoken too. If they do haev a way to turn it off, I will personally be keeping it on. If you want to ask about it, contact apple or apple accessibility.

Submitted by J.P. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gene,
This feature can be turned off!
First, enter settings.
Second, enter the mail tab. Scroll to Contact Heading. Under that heading, there is an option to show contacts in app switcher. Just toggle to off position,

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I personally will have this on. If yu watched the key note in june this year you would have known about this feature, if you missied it go to my youtube channel and find it along with some other apple events.

I personally loved the feature and can'tw ait to use it when I upgrade my phone to ios8 when 8.1 comes out to the public.

Submitted by Orko on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thank you for that, I've now turned that feature off.

I'm sorry I missed the June keynote, however, I just heard about and joined AppleVis less than a month ago (after IOS8 was released). Plus as a general rule, I don't pay very much attention to beta software, so even if I had known about AppleVis or IOS8 in June, it's unlikely I would have spent time learning about it. I prefer to wait until the software is released because so much can change between beta and release versions.

A feature like this I would have expected to be listed in the information about the IOS8 update, which I did read before applying the it, and as I recall, it wasn't mentioned.

Submitted by riyu12345 (not verified) on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sorry aboutthat. I didn't know that you could turn it off.

Submitted by riyu12345 (not verified) on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hi.
8.2 is out now. I'd upgrade to it if I were you. Lodes of bugs have been squoshed.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's actually 8.0.2. 8.1 is currently in beta

Take care.

Submitted by riyu12345 (not verified) on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thanks for that info.

Submitted by dvdmth on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Club AppleVis Member

I don't have an iPhone, just an iPad, and I don't need access to contacts often enough to make use of this new feature, so I turned it off. Having said that, I like the idea of the feature, and I can definitely see it being useful for a lot of people. It's just not for me, and I appreciate the fact that Apple provided a choice whether to have it or not. Choice is good, in my opinion.