Over the years, both Apple and Google have appropriated numerous features from one another. However, some are simply too fantastic to keep to yourself. Great Android features could be added to the iPhone to make it better.
Notifications in one location
One area where Android dominates the iPhone is with notifications. Adopting Android’s single place for notifications would be one tweak that would significantly improve the system.
iOS places notifications in the Notification Center and a separate area for “Recent Notifications” on the lock screen. This wastes time, causes confusion, and results in notifications being missed. Simply add the Notification Center to the lock screen, then move on.
Android has a clever way for finding missed alerts, speaking of which. All of the alerts that have come to your smartphone in the last 24 hours are displayed on the “Notification History” tab.
Knowing there is a place you may look in case a notification is unintentionally dismissed is helpful. On iPhones, notifications may be rather disorganized, so a function like this could be really practical.
Widespread color schemes
With Android 12, the system theme’s colors can be altered based on your background. It’s a quick and simple method to customize your phone without making many changes. Even more suitably equipped for such a function is iOS.
Android offers more customization possibilities than iOS does. no custom icon shapes or home screen launchers. Apple could then easily add straightforward wallpaper-based themes to iOS.
Settings for the third-party control center
The Control Center panel on the iPhone is a clear answer to “Quick Settings” on Android, however it is significantly feature-deficient. As of iOS 16, Apple controls all of the Control Center options.
With Android, third-party applications are able to create their own Quick Settings toggles. They have the ability to make really helpful features tap and swipe away. Apple ought to permit third-party applications to customize the Control Center.
Press the Power button twice to start the camera
It must be said that rapidly launching the camera on an iPhone is not all that difficult. On the home screen, it’s only a swipe away, but it might be quicker. Almost all Android phones allow you to double-press the Power button to start the camera.
Because you may start it before taking the phone out of your pocket, this shortcut is preferable to using the lock screen technique. It’s crucial to take images rapidly, therefore this shortcut is quite helpful.
Messaging using RCS
Although texting on an iPhone without iMessage is not great, iMessage is great. Apple’s refusal to adopt the more recent “RCS” standard is the cause of this. On the iPhone, “green bubble” talks continue to use the outdated SMS protocol.
Due to Apple’s decision to downgrade non-iMessage conversations to SMS, photos and videos from Android users look terrible on iPhones. Apple utilizing RCS would be great for everyone. Users of iMessage can continue to utilize iMessage.
Google is pressuring Apple to fix the complicated Android-iPhone texting issue.
The “Always-On Display” feature, which is a low-power display mode that typically shows a clock and notification icons, is present on the majority of Android devices. It’s about time the iPhone started to offer this feature as it has been available on Android devices for many years.
Without fully unlocking your phone, you can easily see what is going on with an Always-On Display. It’s especially convenient if you use your phone as a desk prop all day.
Screen Splitting Mode
Apple has been putting a lot of multitasking features on the iPad, but not as many on the iPhone. Split-screen functionality has been available on the majority of Android phones for a long time.
Given that modern iPhones have quite large screens, split-screen mode is easily supported. Although few people would use it, those who are concerned with productivity would appreciate having it.
The small size of the iPhone home screen is not a surprise. Shortcuts to specific areas of an app are one feature that wouldn’t require much modification to the home screen.
On Android, you can go one step further and add those shortcuts directly to the home screen. You can long-press an app to see its shortcuts otherwise. It’s an even more practical way to access the app sections you use the most.
Calls for Flip to Silence
Ending a phone call on a smartphone is not as satisfying as slamming down a landline phone. However, Android has something that’s as close as you can get
Flip to silence calls
The feature is exactly what it sounds like. When enabled, you can put your phone face down to silence a call and mute notifications. This would be a simple feature for the iPhone to adopt, and it’s pretty handy.