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Clear Spaces App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2023

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Doesn't work with the latest iOSDon't bother it doesn't work..Version: 1.5.9

Broken after updateUsed to love this app and widgets, then it updated and now you can’t change anything. I make changes in app or in widgets, save and refresh and it doesn’t change anything. What’s the point?!?.Version: 2.0.2

Does not work on iPhone 13/iOS 5Hopefully an update will fix the issue, but mine does absolutely nothing for $2.99..Version: 1.5.6

Want my money backI purchased the app and it’s not working at all. The image does not line up. I double checked that perspective zoom is off. I restarted my phone. I deleted the screen shots and redid them. I deleted and redownloaded the app. I tried all I could think of. Nothing worked. I attempted to contact support. It opens an email. As soon as I tap to type a message it crashes. I want my money back..Version: 1.5.7

Doesn’t work on iOS 15App seems to be abandoned. Last update was 5 months ago. Doesn’t work on iOS15 after following welcome guide. It’s not even close..Version: 1.5.6

They ruined it with the updatesTitle says it all.Version: 2.0.3

Can’t find the clock widgetBought the app but can’t find the transparent clock widget.Version: 1.4.2

IPhone 13 is incompatible??I bought this app for my 13 pro max and it says the device is incompatible and not work??.Version: 1.5.6

MehGenerally lacks in creativity compared to other options: I’d highly recommend to avoid. Especially for a paid app I was disappointed coming from the likes of Widgetsmith, albeit more expensive but it lets you try it before you buy. Also no iPad support. 2 stars for the lack of widget naming though - makes it look a little cleaner..Version: 1.5.7

RubbishDoesn’t work at all. Doesn’t come up in the list of widgets. Don’t bother..Version: 1.5.8

Clear spaceDoes not work at all.Version: 2.0.3

Great app but needs an updateI love this app because it does what it says it does and it does it well. Most of the time I forget what the app is called because it runs so seamlessly with the rest of my OS. The reason for the low rating is to hopefully get some developer attention to an issue that I think is pretty easily solved. I understand the limitations of the app won’t allow for the dynamic home screens in iOS 16, but with the introduction of focus group Home Screen customization it would be nice to have some more flexibility with this. i.e. I want to have a different wallpaper for my phone normally and in the sleep focus The app currently allows for a light mode and a dark mode wallpaper. I currently run my phone in dark mode all the time. Please add functionality to change the wallpaper of the widget based on the focus group! Thanks devs! Great work on this..Version: 1.5.9

Great widget but held back by one thing.As the title states this is a great widget for applying blank or clear spaces to your home screen for the appearance of true freedom of widget placement, it is unfortunately held back by the fact that the widget does not reliably update. The time on the clock will not reflect the real current time and the weather portion won't update either without me having to manually delete and re-add the widget to my home screen. This is rather disappointing because everything else about this widget is perfect, I hope you can address this issue in a future update and I'll be more than happy to change my review score to 5 stars when the widget can reliably update..Version: 2.0.3

DOESN’T WORK ON IPADI bought this app not knowing it doesn’t work in iPads, would be a great feature for them to add in unless I’m missing a setting I need to change, this app seems pretty useless to me.Version: 1.5.7

Fonctionne partiellementL’application fonctionne partiellement: il est impossible de mettre un texte dans un widget car l’application se ferme immédiatement. De plus aucun retour du support technique. Déçu!!!.Version: 1.5.7

More Or Less Does What It’s Supposed ToI got this app because I wanted to redo my phone layout. It more or less does what it’s supposed to do, but I do wish it had more features considering it costs money while many widget apps are free. Additionally, I’ve noticed that if you set one of the widgets to be a clock it doesn’t actually update the time and is just stuck as whatever time you set it..Version: 1.5.7

Whacky and ConfusingThe app is confusing to setup. Upon installing it it doesn’t add itself as an widget as you would expect, you need to tell the app what wallpaper your using, seriously? looks like iOS doesn’t have API for that, I get that. It gets better, this app is is just hacks piled up on top of that, after you create a clear space widget you need to tell it its position otherwise the wallpaper you told it about won’t be cropped correctly, I mean seriously? In the end it didn’t work for me, the widget’s cropped wallpaper wouldn’t align with real wallpaper. The wording and the literature that app is using is confusing. The extra things like clock/battery/randomstring overlays on top of a clearspace widget is deviating from what app is supposed to do. Giving a 1 star and refunding, expierience is worse that hacky Linux app written by new developer..Version: 1.5.2

When it works, it’s perfectTitle says it all really. When it isn’t bugging out I can’t fault it. But once or twice a week my “widget image” will just be replaced with a grey square and the only fix is restarting my phone. Kind of irritating especially for a paid service..Version: 1.5.7

Widget not appearingI can’t seem to add widgets from Clear Spaces, I’m not sure if it broken in iOS 16?.Version: 1.5.9

Doesn’t appear to work on iPhone 13Bought off a recommendation from a friend. Only warned me that it wouldn’t work after I paid for it..Version: 1.5.6

Widget time incorrectThe time on the widget often does not update. Having to keep clicking on the widget to refresh it defeats the point of the widget. Other widget apps do not seem to have this problem.Version: 1.5.2

How Does It WorkI’m screwing around with this thing, and I know I’ll eventually get it to work. But I had to stop here just to acknowledge that this is the worst product documentation I’ve ever come upon for a piece of software. I mean jeez - you can’t even explain how it works? Take a day off to figure it out guys. OK - so now I’ve gotten it working, and I like the concept a lot. But I can’t imagine using it to tell me the time, if it only knows the time after I run it to tell me the time . . . And yet, for me, on my Home Screen, it’s time at a glance that I’d like to see. Dang. Wonderful improvements (v 1.2) to the documentation, with snapshots and a coaching approach to getting started. I don’t understand why the digital clock is only current half a dozen times an hour. Are there other iPhone clock apps that don’t tell time?.Version: 1.2.1

Doesn't work on IOS15Even tho it says on the app store that it works with the device and requires IOS 14 or Later, this app doesnt work with IOS 15. Didn't get to find this out after I paid, would have been nice if they put a warning before allowing you to purchase. Very disappointing!.Version: 1.5.6

Worked great then didn’tMy first set up of the app went very well and it worked nicely for a long time. Recently I changed my wallpaper and it hasn’t been able to work correctly. I wrote to the support email but didn’t get a reply, so it might be end of life for this..Version: 1.5.7

Works well but needs 1x1 widgetThis is the best answer to being able to organize your home screens the way you want given iOS limitations. But Clear Spaces has its own limitations. The most apparent for me is the smallest widget being 2x2. This is too large to allow you to really customize the way you want. I'd really like to see a 1x1 widget in a future release..Version: 1.5.7

New Update Ruined Time & Date!Hey, we’ve bought the Date function back in Clear Spaces 2.0.2. Hope you enjoy it and please consider changing your review :) Thanks for the response, but the latest update has not only NOT fixed the date issue but has also ruined the clear space I had set previously. Please restore the text version of the date, thanks.Version: 2.0.3

Could be a lot betterThe title “clear space” will hopefully be removed soon. You need add 1x4 (single row) option as well. Keep up the good work..Version: 1.1

Good but could be betterWould love the clock to be on time as it’s always behind the tiny clock Would love more widget options like I wish “both” had the option of digital clock and not automatically analogue Would love to Apple Watch battery and other apple product batteries appear.Version: 1.5.9

Thought it could do more.Introduced to the App via a YouTuber. Seemed good so paid for the App. Realised that it only has the ability to show: date, time and battery as default (I guess I should note you can also add your own text as words of wisdom and inspiration if you are that way inclined….) The other widgets I saw the YouTuber shared seems to be further downloads at £1.79. So in conclusion, not worth it. Poor value for money. I didn’t hear it referenced but perhaps the YouTuber in question was paid for the promotion. Oh well. You learn from your mistakes. Certainly don’t believe it is a con job but I expected a little more🤷.Version: 1.5.8

Time widget doesn’t update reliablyThe main reason I wanted this app was to have a large clock on my home page. Unfortunately the time widget doesn’t update reliably so almost always tells the wrong time. This means I have to check the tiny clock in the top left of the screen to see whether the widget is correct making it almost useless. I like the idea but at the moment, it doesn’t work..Version: 1.5.6

Nice but...It’s a great app, how ever it sucks that the name of the app is below the “clear space” so it’s not actually clear..Version: 1.0.1

Can’t move a widget to the bottom of my screen?This app does what it says. It is easy to use and really helps keep my screen, minimal, neat, and organized. However I cannot move a widget box to the bottom of the screen. Only when I have widget to cover whole screen does one move to the bottom. Any ideas? Is this a flaw? I would like a widget at the top, 4 apps in the middle, and a widget at the bottom. Please advise!.Version: 1.5.6

CrashesThis app crashes when entering text..Version: 1.5.9

IPhone X incompatibleWhy my IPhone X with IOS 14 is incompatible?.Version: 1.1.1

Omg I did not just do thisI’m so sorry but I just accidentally bought this and I’m just really surprised how fast everything went through I was about to click on a message, it went away and I was about go to the home page to go to my WhatsApp and now I just bought this..Version: 1.5.4

IPad Crossover?Considered having one for the iPad? Tried doing it on my iPad and didn’t work 😔.Version: 1.5.7

Annoying clocks glitchGreat app, but…. each time I unlock my phone, analogue clocks show on the mid-sized widgets, as the screen settles into place. It’s really annoying. They disappear once the screen has stopped “unlocking”. Contacted support email, but no response. Annoyed I had to pay to find this out and no help from developer!! 😡.Version: 1.5.8

The text ruined itI don’t seem to be able to rename the widget to hide the text, so unless you want to see ‘Clear Spaces’ on multiple widgets. I planned to have a vertical strip of blank icons but I don’t think seeing the name of the app 3 times will be pleasant..Version: 1.0.1

They blame my phone for not keeping timeI was told that it’s the phone’s software to keep track of they time but that surely can’t be true as it’s never been correct and Iv had the official apple time widget as well and it keeps track fine.Version: 1.5.6

No installation instructions & can’t add widgetCan you please advise how I set this up?!!. I have bought(!) the app. Set up a home screen screen shot but when I hold /click on Home Screen to add widget there is no option to add. Clear Space widget?. Maybe I’m just missing something?.Version: 1.5.7

Good app but bewareThis app is fairly easy to use although if you are using it with stacks of widgets it’s hard to move your sections intoOr onto the stack. Also, after a few months of using it I woke up to someone who had changed my wallpaper twoA very gross image of a dinner. After I changed my Apple password I reached out to the app developersWho seemed not to take my concerns seriously. I am now using a different app..Version: 1.5.2

Doesn’t work properlyTried putting some clear widgets so I can put apps at the bottom but the widget doesn’t mix well with the background so it just looks like a photo on top of the background which is badly placed..Version: 1.5.2

Annoying shadowsCan’t seem to remove shadows underneath each widget, which defeats the object..Version: 2.0.3

No magicThis app just asks you to take a screenshot of your background and allows to create an empty widget with that image. Smart idea, but does not work super well..Version: 1.5.7

Frankly, a waste of moneyA useless app..Version: 1.1.1

Good but needs some improvementsInstructions were a bit vague. It is very limited in what you can do with the widgets. There should be multiple text that you can use, otherwise you are just stuck with one text. Same goes for different styles of time and date Some widgets that are free offer more range than this one.Version: 1.5.8

Did not work at allI purchased it because I thought for a cheap price, I’ll be able to minimalize my iPhone and I was excited. But when I downloaded it it did appear on my Home Screen as it should, but its missing its name underneath, and when I try to add it as a widget, I can’t find it anywhere. Even if I searched it in the search bar. Now I’m trying to figure out how to ask for a refund. Very disappointed..Version: 1.5.8

Creative but Time didn’t updateI didn’t realize when I downloaded the app that it was essentially doing what I was doing with color widgets where I take a picture of the part of my wallpaper and use that to give a transparent effect. It does this in a much easier way than I had to and with updates and the addressing of the only major issue that I ran into, this would be a nice little app. I think it does say somewhere that the time and/or date updating regularly on the widgets has something to do with the way apple allows apps to do that however I have had any issues with my color widgets app updating the time regularly in the couple years that I’ve used it. What this means is the large clock that I had set was not updating and was giving me incorrect time which for me is a deal breaker. If you want to just use this to make spaces on your home screens for custom effects than this is definitely something you’ll want and I can recommend it for. For my use of wanting time and date though I just can’t recommend it..Version: 1.5.9

Doesn’t handle iPhone Pro Max widget sizesEdit: I don’t have display zoom turned on. On iPhone Pro Max the images on every widget in every placement position don’t come close to aligning with the wallpaper. So it doesn’t work on the biggest iPhone for any wallpaper except a solid color. I’ve tried with the stock wallpapers and my own pics, no dice. Doing testing in production with a new app is fine if priced at $0, and if you’ve covered as many test cases as you can within your team and beta group. For a paid app, expectations are higher and ratings are more important as a signal to encourage or warn potential customers. The app has zero hard value for me for now, but latent value because it’s clear you’re working on trying to solve the issues. I’ve sent screenshots, video, and steps to reproduce last week..Version: 1.2.1

Incompatible on IOS15?Downloaded this app and then got a message that it was incompatible on my device! Sent mail to the support - no response. Poor performance all round!!!.Version: 1.5.6

Does not align even after turning off perspective zoomNot sure why but the widget is still a few millimeters off after turning off perspective zoom and retaking the screen shot. Also unfortunately when you scroll through pages the widget becomes obvious as the background stays but the widget moves. May just have to wait for an update from apple for transparent background widget option.Version: 1.5.2

Does not support 1x1 small squareDid not expect this limitation.Version: 1.5.7

CrashesThis app is okay, but every time I wanna make a “text” widget it always crashes on me. Every other widget works besides the text one and I don’t know what to do..Version: 1.5.7

Time widget don’t workTime widget doesn’t change with the time just stays at the time you added it to the page. Please fix this.Version: 1.5.7

Improvement neededI think this app needs two improvements 1) some sort of transparent/nill image be used rather than a screenshot, so that when you swipe between screens you don't get an image tearing affect, 2) this would also negate the need for a popup that happens frequently and unintentionally when a clear space is tapped..Version: 1.5.2

Paid for something I can’t even useNothing works, I get a message this app isn’t compatible with your device, I found this app in the iPad apps, not “phone only” so it should be compatible I request a refund because, this is just a waste of money….Version: 1.5.7

Terrible updateUsed to absolutely love this app but whatever was changed in the latest update was a complete step in the wrong direction. Had all my widgets completely reset and the new way to set the background on the app doesn’t work well at all. First of all I can’t even adjust the image anymore to change how it lines up but second of all when I use the exact same picture with the exact same framing as my wallpaper it still doesn’t even come close to lining up. Again not sure what y’all changed but y’all need to go back to how things were before asap..Version: 2.0.2

Non-existent customer serviceThe widgets don’t align for me despite following all instructions (which defeats the purpose of the app). I have written to clear spaces several times with my problem and they have to date not responded. Complete lack of customer service (and for me, the app doesn’t work unless using a solid colour wallpaper)..Version: 1.5.9

Ironic.When you fix the issue of having to display the app name “clear spaces” under each “clear space”, this will be worthwhile. Right now it breaks the illusion and makes the app somewhat ironic..Version: 1.1.1

Doesn’t workThere’s no way to add the widgets to the Home Screen, it doesn’t come up as an option (app has been opened and set up). The actual options (despite not working) are also limited to medium widgets only..Version: 1.5.9

When is the update ready for 14 ProHave been waiting for more than two months and how come we still don’t have support for the latest version?.Version: 1.5.9

App shows incompatible message.Although the app was “updated” to support iPhone 14 series and iOS 16. It still displays a message upon opening the app. It says “Incompatible Device Clear Spaces is not compatible with your device. You may not achieve your desired results.” I’ve reached out to the developer for support and have gotten no response whatsoever. My rating today is influenced by my experience so far. You are better off saving your money..Version: 1.5.9

Update broke this awesome appMost recent update broke the app, cannot add pre loaded wallpapers into clear spaces anymore, cannot adjust size of picture user in clear spaces, it broke everything good about this app.Version: 2.0

Suggestion for next updateI have a IPhone SE (2nd Gen). It has the zoom display mode which makes the buttons larger, a downside is that it also makes the ammount of space on my Home Screen “smaller” for apps and widgets. Maybe in a later update you could add zoomed display functionality? Thank you :)).Version: 1.5.7

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