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    iPhone 4 app problem!

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    iPhone 4 app problem!
    I've had my iPhone 4 for several weeks now, but I've noticed that some app icons don't look so good on my phone. They're very pixel-ish, as if they're not adjusted to the resolution and are made to be much smaller (f.ex. Sims 3 has this problem).

    When I open my apps in iTunes, the icon is very large as you might know, but there it seems just fine!

    How do I fix this?

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    iPhone 4 app problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbrication View Post
    I've had my iPhone 4 for several weeks now, but I've noticed that some app icons don't look so good on my phone. They're very pixel-ish, as if they're not adjusted to the resolution and are made to be much smaller (f.ex. Sims 3 has this problem).

    When I open my apps in iTunes, the icon is very large as you might know, but there it seems just fine!

    How do I fix this?
    It's not likely you canů assuming there's really anything to fix. It could be simply your perception. Or sloppiness on the part of the app developers. A screen shot would help to demonstrate what you are talking about.

    In any event, the best you can really hope to try is a full restore of your firmware via iTunes. And perhaps deleting and reinstalling the apps you think aren't right.

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    iPhone 4 app problem!
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    In some cases it has to do with the fact the App developer didn't create a new icon for the retina display the iPhone 4 has. The older icons were of a lower quality since the screen wasn't as good.


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    iPhone 4 app problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    In some cases it has to do with the fact the App developer didn't create a new icon for the retina display the iPhone 4 has. The older icons were of a lower quality since the screen wasn't as good.
    I believe that is the reason. I don't think the icons a person sees in iTunes are the same as the ones in the iPhone. I have had apps which predate the iPhone 4 and had the blurry low resolution the OP is talking about but when they updated the app for the iPhone 4 they also updated the icons to higher resolutions. Some app developers are lazy and didn't update their icons so those still have low resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbrication View Post
    How do I fix this?
    There's not much you can really do yourself. You have to contact the app developer and suggest they update their icons to higher resolutions.

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