Apple iPhone is a great phone you can buy right now. The Cupertino company has been improving its iPhone models since the launch day, adding more features and skills to its smartphone lineup. In reality, starting with iOS 10, Apple finally opened some aspects of its mobile OS to third-party developers, providing users with multiple options to interact with Apple’s stock apps.
With iOS 12, Apple is adding a number of new features we have been expecting for a long time like Screen Time, grouped notifications, new animoji, group FaceTime, and even more. However, there are reasons to still switch to Android. One of the best things when it comes to Android lies in its customization options. In reality, you can change your theme, customize your home screen, and more.
As an Android user, I have been using my LG G6 for 9 months. Earlier this year, I grabbed an iPhone 7, but I am using it as a secondary device. The reason behind this is that Apple’s iOS is restrictive despite Apple’s recent efforts to improve its mobile operating system.
If you are planning to switch from Android to iOS, then I have compiled a list of the most annoying iPhone things you may experience. For some background, Apple is rolling out the public beta of iOS 12 to users for testing purposes. However, the beta may come with bugs and errors. If you now own an iPhone, then I recommend you wait for the final release of iOS 12.
Apple’s iOS home screen has not seen a significant change in recent years. However, Apple now allows you to add more personality to your home screen, ranging from the ability to rearrange your apps to hiding them. But, there is still something missing.
If you are a hardcore Android user, you may find the iOS home screen very restrictive and annoying. Specifically, my iPhone’s home screen turns into a mess with app icons and many of them have not been in use for a long time.
In reality, Apple is finally adding the ability to remove stock app icons, but there is no way to delete them for good. I am expecting Apple to add more widgets to my iPhone’s home screen to save more screen space.
Like Android, Apple’s iOS operating system allows you to quickly share your photos or videos on social media platforms or within apps. However, you cannot share your files with your favorite contacts in iOS, which is a little bit disappointing.
In iOS, you need to share your photos or videos to your messaging app and then move them to your favorite contacts. Besides, the iOS’s Share menu is a mess with a lot of sharing options. Actually, I cannot find my sharing option while trying to share Taylor’s latest music track with my friend.
In reality, Apple has its own sharing functionality called AirDrop, which has been part of iOS since the days of iOS 7. As the name suggests, the feature allows you to share your files among iOS devices and Mac machines. However, AirDrop is limited to Apple’s products, and I am expecting a wider rollout of the device in future iOS release.
Siri is Apple’s personal assistant that has been part of iOS for years. The Cupertino company is improving its virtual helper, expanding its usefulness just beyond being able to set reminders, look up sports scores, or show weather forecasts. Apple is opening up Siri to third-party developers. For instance, you can book a ride using the Siri voice command.
However, Siri still lacks some important features, like deeper integration with third-party apps and services. That’s when Google Assistant comes to the rescue. The Assistant is getting better and smarter every year. Google’s virtual helper includes support for a wide range of apps and services.
In reality, you can do a lot more things with Google Assistant. Sources say that Apple will add more skills to its Siri in future iOS release. Let’s wait and see.
Apple Maps has been out there for years. In reality, Apple’s mapping service was once a disaster when it tried to replace Google Maps. Fortunately, it is smarter and better than before. However, Apple Maps is falling behind Google Maps out there mainly thanks to its limited availability.
Apple iOS is getting better now. However, for some Android users, iOS is still restrictive. If you have been using your Android phone for a long time, then it’s a good idea to stay with your phone.
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