[iPad] Bring back the old Layout with 2 Panels

Today the Ipad app was updated to change the layout to be the same as the Iphone app with the nav bar at the bottom. All i can say is why? Why would you do this? The Ipad app used to essentially use two halfs of the screen serepatly, the left side being the previouse pannel you were on and the right being the one you are on. This worked perfectly and meant you could swap between playlists and tracks easily and it meant there was NO wasted space.Image result for spotify ipad

This previouse layout was clearly designed for Ipad and worked perfectly and was very userfriendly so WHY WHY WHY would you change it to this: (attachment) 


Pretty much 80% of the screen is wasted blank space and there is no way to easily see what playlist you are playing. Basically each pannel seen in the image of the previous layout now fills the entire screen and you have to use a back arrow at the top left to go to other pannels. This NEEDS to change, it is not acceptable to change a perfectly good layout to one designed for a much smaller screen for seemingly no reason, the only update note is that they changed the layout to that of Iphones so this update was completely pointless and just ruined the layout. The nav bar being at the bottom is unnecissary, there was nothing wrong with it being at the side. Whats happened is a high up who has no idea about what people want or anything about thier own app have told thier team to bring out an update because one hasnt been out for a while even though thier is no need for one. 


I seriously hope more people get on Spotifys **bleep** about this because this needs to be changed because frankly it less userfriendly then the previouse layout and ugly AF.


Once again we see a software provider updating thier software for no good reason only to make things worse, these companies need to understand that thiers nothing wrong with leaving something the way it is. If it aint broke dont fix it! 



Updated on 2019-08-29

Hi there!


Your idea was submitted a while ago and unfortunately didn't receive the amount of kudos needed to stay active in the ideas board (100 Kudos per year). 

In order to keep the Ideas Exchange clearer I'll close this idea for now, but this doesn't mean Spotify rejected this idea.

If you think this is an idea which needs to be implemented, you're welcome to post it in a slightly different form 🙂


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I completely agree! This makes it completely unusable for me. Why would they do such a thing? It is hard to know which three dots on the right correspond to a track name on the left on my ipad pro. There is now a enormous empty space in the middle and the navigation is just cumbersome. Please please PLEASE change that back!

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Status changed to: New Idea

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Music Fan

I agree. Old version was better. This is painfull to use when used to the previous version.


this new layout is crappy on iPad.  


totally agree!!!


Agree!!! Hate this new layout! So much worse to work with!

Casual Listener

The old design was WAY better. It was easy to slide between panels and the screen was utilised so much better. Change it back.


Totally agree!!! 


Agreed! I have been paying up for 3 years and this is what they give me? Go **bleep** yourselves up a tree. 


Never posted here before and came just to comment on the same thing. I've been using Spotify since the beta and almost every update has been for the better. This though, this goes against every design principle I've come to love about Spotify. I'm using an iPad Pro and I've never used an app with more dead space. Seriously, why? I'm genuinely asking. Not saying that the previous version was great, for instance I think the panel layout shouldn't have overlapped and function more as the side-by-side configuration like on Alien Blue, but the previous design still had some logic to it (albeit still missing que-view).

Spotify, if you're listening, please revert back to the old version before the weekend. Otherwise I might throw my iPad out the window, and I really like it.