In Andro4all, we have tested iOS to the satiety to be able to speak with property of its virtues and defects. Today,tell us your experience when moving from an Android to an iPhone , since there are some things to tell.
Touch then, focus on the fails from iOS , a fluid operating system and constantly updated – we would like on Android – but which is not free of sin.
The older fails to switch to the iPhone
The iOS notification system is still a disaster. With iOS 12 it is true that they are grouped , but still not as ordered, complete and effective as in the case of Android phones. We have here the iPhone 8 Plus and a next-generation iPad with iOS 12, and we can assure you that the experience with notifications is quite improvable.
On the other hand, we do not have icons in the notification bar, something that forces us to download the status bar to know what are the notifications we have received. A lot of work ahead, with a fairly slow progress by Apple in this regard .
The file explorer
iOS knew very well how sell the motorcycle with your application files , something that really is not a file explorer as such , and that disappointed many users. Files only allows us to access those files that we have in external clouds such as iCloud or Dropbox, but we can not download any file and access from this application to it.
On Android, file management is magnificent , we can access all the folders of our terminal, and manage everything necessary from there.
Get used to Siri
Siri is the virtual assistant of iOS. It was born well before Google Assistant, but Apple’s carelessness has made it something testimonial. Assistant is the best assistant of today , with integration with Google Lens and most Google applications. Siri is just integrated with other apps, and is quite limited in terms of functionalities.
With iOS 12, Apple has not given any importance to Siri, so that iPhone users continue with an obsolete assistant, very little useful.
Without a doubt one of the fails most important of iOS, is that there is no system to configure default applications . If someone sends you a YouTube link, for example, will open on the YouTube mobile website , something surreal in the current times. If you download a client from your favorite application, more of the same, since you can not configure the links to open with one app or another.
This takes special importance with the surfing and social networking apps, whose links lead us to the mobile versions, those that back in 2012 were fine, but nobody uses today.
It is well known that in iOS the ability to customize the phone in null . We start from the basis that the “launcher” does not let you adjust the icons to your liking, since we have to adjust to the grid that Apple establishes. Neither can we change the icons, or add widgets outside the screen on the left.
It’s true that personalization no longer takes on the importance of a few years ago, but It is always good to be able to configure minimums to taste , something that in iOS we can not do.
While iOS control center is fast, fluid and accessible, the toggles integrated in the Android notification bar are much more complete . In iOS, we have a fairly short list in the settings to configure the shortcuts, while in iOS we can add practically what we want, including functions included within the applications.
However, taking into account the use that is given to these quick accesses, this is a lesser evil, since most of us only use it for WiFi, data, GPS and brightness adjustment.
USB Type C
Do you have an iPhone charger out there? Despite betting on USB Type C for quite some time on their computers, Apple is still betting on the obsolete cable lighting , extremely thin, without integration between devices, and with a loading speed that leaves a lot to be desired.
In Android we have the USB Type C standard for quite some time, which allows us to charge our device with enough cables, and it is not an odyssey to leave the house if we are going to need someone’s charger.
Good rest, bad consumption in use
Another point that I have noticed after using the iPhone 7, 8 Plus and X, is that it is true that iOS does not consume anything at rest, but in use it has an excessive expense . Without going any further, watching YouTube videos, the simplest and most daily act in the world, spends a lot of brutal battery, while the continuous playback of videos on Android is something that barely spends battery.
Playing is another hell for iOS, the battery is drained with a demanding one , even though they have processors capable of moving the whole without any problem. It is said that iOS manages the battery better, and that’s the way it is, since with less mAh they last longer. However, alternatives such as the P20 Pro or the Google Pixel 2 XL, have much better autonomy than the iPhone 8 Plus, the terminal with better autonomy from Apple.
The damn backup of WhatsApp
Finally, you should know that in Android you have the possibility to make a backup in Google Drive . Apple seems not to want to integrate this service, so if you come from a mobile with Android, you will not have the possibility to restore your precious WhatsApp messages. The copy in these devices is done through iCloud, so you can only recover the data if you have another device with iOS.