iOS/iPadOS J-Novel Club App Page Margins Issue

  • Member

    I'm sorry to bother you guys, but I was hoping you (J-Novel Club) would please consider improving the iOS/iPadOS apps page margins. On my 12.9" iPad Pro, it's incredibly cluttered and near impossible for me to enjoy reading while using the J-Novel Club app on my iPad Pro. It's primarily the margins that are the issue for me.... which are essentially near nonexistent. This is how it looks on my 12.9" iPad Pro (3rd Generation):

    I completely understand that we, iOS/iPadOS users, make up a tiny fraction of the members on this site and that there are definitely more pressing issues to address and improvements to make. However, I would really appreciate it if this change could be made. I'm not sure how difficult it would be to implement better margins, but it is something people have requested now for several years... I saw one thread had mentioned this issue and request over three years ago, but it sadly went without a response.

    Thank you so much!

  • Staff

    They are currently planning on doing an overhaul of the website, and after that they plan on tackling the app, it won’t be any time soon, but it will be addressed at some point.

  • Premium Member

    I would actually expect that a lot here are using iOS and iPad. I think the issue applies to more members and users here.

  • Premium Member

    @serah It's an issue with landscape mode on scrolling rather than page view which isn't really used by a lot of users

  • Premium Member

    @sniper_samurai I don’t use scrolling and I see similar margins on my iPhone and iPad. In fact, I only read novels on my phone now as the line length is way too long on the iPad unless the font is huge even in portrait. I’ve learned to tune out the too small margins, but it still isn’t ideal even on the phone.

    I’ve mentioned it before, also requested portrait two page view for iPads and tablets, as that’s how I prefer to read novels on my iPad. Kindle’s app does that view really well with good margins/use of white space, but obviously I can’t use that for pre-pubs.

  • Premium Member

    Currently on the latest iOS Beta...

    The reading orientation resets every chapter, and needs to be changed each time. I read scrolling since the page turn won’t stop on the next page, and is rather free form.

    The “official” state stays scrolling, so I have to select the page turn hit apply then select scroll and hit apply again for each chapter I read.

    Another issue I have had (not related to the current beta) is on iPhone 11, the chapter start text is often under the non visible part of the screen, requiring me to pull down the first few lines to start reading the chapter.

    Feature request... I’ve asked for this before, but really can we get an option to tie our login to touch-id or face-id? Or just fix the constant logging me out of the ap!

  • Premium Member

    Any idea when this will be fixed? They’re up to beta 5 so it will go into the live channel soon.

  • Premium Member

    Also hoping the text to speech issue can be fixed in the next iOS app update. I have to use my iPad mini that is stuck at iOS 9 for text to speech, as any other more recent device reads like 2 or 3 paragraphs and then quits. Only my clunky slow iPad mini can read entire prepubs without stopping.

  • Member


    Also on iPhones that have a notch, you cannot see what is placed behind the notch. If a margin could be placed at the top of each page to stop this it would be nice.

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