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Apple iOS14: Pestering to install Siri.

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Upgraded to iOS 14. Apple says "setup hey Siri" and has "setup later in settings" under it in small text Tap that, then continue with normal Siri Giant red 1 on settings Have to repeat above Also have to reenable dictation on my keyboard.

Nov 06, 2020

JoinMyFramily0118999 | Nov 06, 2020

Apple OS 16: tracking settings.

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409

When confirming preferences to 'Allow Apps to Request to Track', the text is confusing and does not make it clear whether apps are not allowed to track the user, or won’t have to ask before tracking them.

Sep 17, 2020

airavn | Sep 17, 2020

Apple IOS: nagging users to subscribe to Apple Pay.

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331

iPhone users are nagged to sign up to Apple Pay

Oct 31, 2019

BEERLEAGUERED | Oct 31, 2019

Apple IOS: nagging users to subscribe to Apple Pay.

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329

When Apple makes me believe that the installation of iOS is not finished until I configure Apple Pay.

Oct 26, 2019

SylvieAustrui | Oct 26, 2019

Apple: No “No” Option.

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98

There is no option to select no, there are only options to “try now” or “later.”

Mar 10, 2017

Gray et al. | Mar 10, 2017

OSX: Nagging for Use of iCloud.

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89

OSX warns its user that disk space is almost full and that they should optimize their storage space. When the user chooses to optimize storage, it pushes the use of iCloud on the user.

Feb 02, 2017

Gray et al. | Feb 02, 2017

The slippery slope

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32

A presentation by Harry Brignull on Dark Patterns. Includes examples from Apple, Post-office.co.uk, Royal Mail, Santander, Quora, Twitter, The Ladders, JustFab, Next.co.uk and M&S.

Jul 23, 2013

Harry Brignull | Jul 23, 2013