Samsung’s One UI which is based on Google’s Android and Apple’s own iOS are two of the biggest rivals in the smartphone industry. Every year, Google and Apple release a new generation of their operating system to offer the best and most advanced features to their customers.
There are some features of both the operating systems that the corresponding users like. When the vendors introduce their latest OS, there are always some features that are inspired by each other.
Apple recently announced iOS 16 while Samsung is yet to show any glimpse of its upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Still, there are many features that Galaxy owners have been using for years and iPhone users are now only getting them.
Here, in this article, I and going to show you the 5 biggest iOS 16 features that Samsung One UI 4.1 phones have right now!
5 Samsung One UI 4.1-inspired iOS 16 features
Smarter Lock Screen
The headliner feature for iOS 16 is Lock Screen customization. You can finally make the Lock Screen truly yours by choosing a color and typeface for the clock, as well as adding informative or fun widgets. Meanwhile, Samsung One UI did it earlier.
The Korean company offers ‘at a Glance Widget’, which intelligently provides similar information by giving you an idea of what you’ll need. It always shows the weather, date, schedules, notifications, media, and others. These are more powerful than what Apple started offering now.
Automatic Sharing in Photos
iOS 16’s Photos app gets the ability to share photos of your family in a shared album you all have access to. Once the shared library is set up, you can share photos instantly right from Camera, choose to share automatically when other shared library members are nearby, and get smart suggestions for adding photos to the shared library in For You.
While considering Samsung, using the Google Photos app, the Galaxy owners has the ability to do so for around two years. Google Photos’ equivalent lets you automatically share photos that include that person. You can even upload photos from a DSLR from any computer and have them shared as well.
Smarter dictation with punctuation
Apple now allows you to move seamlessly between voice and touch to enter text. You can type with the keyboard, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.
Android 12-based One UI 4 has had the same feature since last year. You can interact with the text as you type, have voice control over what you’ve already typed, and proper punctuation.
Multiple stops in Maps
With iOS 16, Apple Maps gets support for adding up to 15 stops along a route to Maps. This seemingly simple feature has been in Google Maps for years.
However, the only real difference between these two applications is that Apple Maps supports up to 15 stops while Google Maps only supports 10.
Apple introduces the Live Caption feature for iPhone users. You can now turn audio into text in real-time and follow along more easily with conversations and media.
Samsung on the other hand had this feature for years. It uses Google’s voice recognition technology to provide captions for content on phones that didn’t already have closed captions.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Defy Expectations, Dominating Sales in Gulf Countries!
Samsung announced that sales of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 have exceeded the sales of their predecessors in key markets, specifically in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Turkey.
Thanks to the increase in demand, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 came in first place, accounting for 54 percent of total sales. The two colors “Graphite” and “Mint” were the favorites among buyers, accounting for 33 percent and 29 percent.
On the other hand, the two colors “Phantom Black” and “Ice Blue” were the most prominent for the Galaxy Z Fold5, and they accounted for 44% and 37% of the phone.
It seemed remarkable that the 1 TB storage option in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 witnessed a four-fold increase over its predecessor, paving the way for an exciting future in the world of smartphones.
This series has revolutionized daily efficiency with its many features, including Multi Window and App Continuity, and its range of functions, including the taskbar, drag and drop, and third-party application optimization.
4 Samsung Galaxy smartphones getting September 2023 security update
Samsung already rolled out a September 2023 security update for a bunch of Galaxy devices and the company is now making it available for 4 more Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy A32, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A02, and Galaxy M02. The latest update improves system security and stability by installing the latest Android security patch.
September 2023 security patch mends over 60 flaws, which are mainly related to Samsung Keyboard, Dual Messenger, Knox AI, Phone and Messaging Storage, One UI Home, Weather, and more.
- Galaxy A32 5G – A326U1UESBDWI1
- Galaxy A21s – A217FXXSADWI1
- Galaxy A02 – A022GDXS3BWH1
- Galaxy M02 – M022FXXS3BWH1
How to Update:
If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.
Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.
One UI 6.0 vs. 5.1: Uncovering the Striking Transformation in Notification and Quick Panel
Samsung’s latest One UI skin brings a redesigned Quick Panel. Compared to the One UI 5.1, the Notification and Quick Panel of One UI 6.0 look way better and clean. And some minor user interface tweaks offer an intuitive user experience and easier access.
Since both screenshots are taken in Light mode setting, anyone can easily spot the difference. At first, the bright color of the Notification Panel got dim, resulting in a clean and vibrant interface.
Rather than the section, UI elements got bright to better showcase the section. In One UI 5.1, the clock can be seen at the top left corner, which is aligned before the Day, and Date in One UI 6.0.
Notification Panel – One UI 5.1 [L] | One UI 6.0 [R]
Talking about the Quick Panel, the differences are huge. One UI 5.1 version has quick settings toggles in the basic manner. However, the elements are well-organized in the new One UI 6.0 software.
The first row consists of two large tiles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. After that, there’s a large square section, which has a total of 12 toggles, with users can access more toggles through the pagination function.
Next to the second section, the third row has a large rectangular space, which consists of the Brightness slider as well as the Eye comfort shield and Light/Dark mode toggles. At last, two large tiles are aligned to incorporate:
- Smart View
- Device control.
Quick Panel – One UI 5.1 [L] | One UI 6.0 [R]
One UI 6.0 Update
Samsung will unveil the new One UI 6.0 software at this year’s Developers Conference next month. It’s likely that the Galaxy S23 series will begin getting the Stable Android 14 update in late October. Within 2023, all eligible Galaxy devices are expected to be updated with the new software.