Each operating system has its own distinctive features, regardless of whether it’s a computer, tablet or smartphone, and manufacturers, in turn, are trying to create their own user interface and thus present their vision of how the platform should work. Therefore, if a user starts using any one system, switching to another requires a certain time for adaptation. Some things will be inconvenient, and some may force you to return to the previous software.
What happens when after a few years of using Android, the user goes to iOS? Apple is known to keep iOS in an iron grip, and with such competition with Android, the philosophy of dislike becomes even greater. However, apart from this, there are several other specific “fads” that may not like or lead new users with bewilderment. Therefore, we decided to unearth the ten most noticeable stimuli.
1. Location on the desktop
The first thing that catches your eye is the limited management of the desktop. On the one hand, application icons always have the same appearance and location in one horizontal line. And when the line ends, the icons go to the next line and so on until the place on the desktop ends. There is no way to ungroup icons as you like. This, of course, is not a huge problem, but it requires addiction.
2. Application Menu
Many Android users rarely use the application menu. But if it is absent, you will find yourself in a sea of applications, including unnecessary ones, while they will constantly hang on the desktop. This problem was highlighted with the advent of iOS 8.2 when users could neither move nor remove the Apple Watch application on their devices. There are more than one such applications in the iPhone. Especially resourceful users send them to folders, then another folder … not the best and most convenient way.
3. Downloading songs
iOS only accepts audio files if they go through iTunes. It does not sound very inspiring. If you have a large collection of mp3 files that you want to download on your new iPhone, you’ll have to align them with iTunes on your computer. If you want to download music from an Apple store, you still have to repeat this process if you want the tracks to get on your phone. Alternatively, you can start shopping on iTunes, or subscribe to another streaming service that will allow you to download music to your device (Google Play Music All Access, Spotify Premium, Deezer Premium).
4. File system
Continuing the topic of file transfer, now is the time to mention the file system. The iPhone has very limited access to internal memory, which has its pros and cons. Since we are talking about inconveniences, let’s talk about the disadvantages. If you want to open a file using an application that is different from what you are using at the moment, you can not just open a new application and select a file. You must open the file in the old application, click “Open in …”, cross your fingers to the desired application appeared in the list, and then send the file there. This will essentially create a copy of the file in the memory of the new application. Now you can use your file. Intuitive and understandable!
Android users are accustomed to using standard navigation buttons – Home, Back and Latest applications – that can be placed under the screen or be part of it. In the iPhone below there is only one physical home button. The navigation button “back” is present in all applications in the upper left corner of the screen. Swap from the left edge of the screen in some applications can also perform this function but emphasize in some. In addition, the hidden virtual keyboard has become a bit more complicated – you can not hide it simply by pressing the back button like in Android. You’ll either have to go down from the top of the keyboard (which does not work in some applications), or tap over the keyboard and swipe down from there (scrolling helps). It’s very annoying, the more the iOS keyboard likes to pop out and stay there,
6. Switching applications
The way to switch active applications can be tedious. To call up a list of the latest applications and switch between them, you need to double-click on the home button. If you need to switch none, or even twice … yes, you’ll have to click the button all the time.
7. Adding your ringtone as a ringtone
Add your own ringtone as a ringtone, but it’s a very tedious process. You will need to use iTunes on your computer, convert the file to AAC format, then download it to iPhone using iTunes. Now you know why most people stick to Apple’s standard tunes.
8. Pop-up chat windows
Facebook chat is a pretty useful feature in Android. You can keep the conversation open while doing something else on the phone. Or you can collapse the chat into a small floating bubble, but do not close it. Click on the vial – the hour will open again. Another example is Viber. When you receive a message, you can immediately respond in a pop-up window without going into the application itself.
In iOS this you will not find. You can quickly respond to an incoming message by pulling down the notification down, unless, of course, you can do this before it disappears. When you click on the “answer” button you will be transferred to the application itself.
9. The opening of the control centre
iOS differs from other platforms in that it separates the notification centre and the control centre (brightness and shortcuts). While the first is opened by an old good swipe down, the latter needs to be pulled from the bottom of the screen. This in itself is not so bad. Except for those moments when the virtual keyboard is active, and we need to pull out the control centre, which refuses to do it. In addition, in order to move the brightness and volume sliders, you must first minimize the virtual keyboard, which is also not as easy as it seems (p. 5).
10. Photo Gallery
Opening the photo application in iOS Your photos are arranged according to the dates, that is, the days in which they were taken. It sounds good, but let’s be frank, we hardly remember that this photo was taken on May 5, 2014. Too many photo groups make our collection look bigger than necessary.
You can arrange photos for albums, but iOS adds those images that we downloaded to the images received in the chats, and screenshots.