These are the parts of Android that Apple iPhone users want

These are the parts of Android that Apple iPhone users want
Last week, we told you about some of the features offered on the Apple iPhone that Android users wish that they had. Some of the things that turn Android users as green (with jealousy) as the Android bugdroid include the ease of pairing an iPhone to another Apple device, the ability to tap the status bar to scroll to the top of the page, a messaging app like iMessage, and more.

Now, the Redditor who posed the original question (u/guyaneseboi23) has put the greener grass on the other side by asking Apple iPhone users about the features on Android that they covet. Some who switched from Android to iOS miss having an LED notification light. There is a workaround as one iPhone user suggested opening up the accessibility menu to allow the flash to produce a strobe effect whenever there is a notification on an iPhone.

Another Android feature that iPhone users want is...no Siri! Independent testing by analytical firms has shown that Google's virtual assistant is better than Siri. Actually, Google Assistant can be installed on iPhones from the App Store. To use it though, iPhone users must open the app or tap on the widget. Or, they can use Siri shortcuts to program Siri to open Google Assistant; doing the latter allows them to call for Google Assistant by saying "Hey Siri, O.K. Google." Saying that in public could get the white coated, butterfly net wielding asylum workers to chase you down and book you a room with rubber walls, but we kid you not.


Others wished that iOS offered them as much customization options as Android does. Several iPhone users expressed a desire to change the app grid, which they cannot be done on Apple's smartphone. Another Android feature that iPhone users would like to have is the Always On Display, which gives Android users info like the time, date, battery status and some sort of notifications data at all times. Users of iOS also are jealous over the Android multitasking split-screen feature.

If you're an Apple iPhone user who would like to see certain Android features added to iOS or the iPhone itself, tell us all about it in the comments section below.

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91 Comments

1. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Things I really want in an iPhone is a file manager, An app drawer, ability to send thing freely to one to another device(apps, songs, movies, etc.), Third party app support, Android level customization,

11. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"ability to send thing freely to one to another device(apps, songs, movies, etc.)" That's illegal! Clearly won't happen.

21. Poptart2828

Posts: 333; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

That's illegal lol.

31. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

In which place you read that sharing things to one device to another is illegal? If this is illegal then whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google drive and emails should be banned immediately. Sharing paid items to one device to another without doing payment for that item from an account is illegal only. Use some common sense before commenting.

51. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

We all know that if it would be possible people would use it for illegal movies, music etc. sharing. It's pointless to deny that. No-one cares if you use it to send legal files, the fact people would use it illegal way.

60. Vancetastic

Posts: 845; Member since: May 17, 2017

You’re reeeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyy reaching, son.

68. Marcwand3l

Posts: 416; Member since: May 08, 2017

Well he's not one of the biggest Apple apologists on this site for nothing.

22. JCASS889

Posts: 465; Member since: May 18, 2018

Are you serious? Dude every comment from you digs a deeper hole of lies and clearly jealousy. Go get an android and be happy considering your on every android article commenting pure lies. Since when is sharing files illegal? Where have you been?

30. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Bro even iphone allows sharing one things to another by SHAREit but still not as convenient as android.

88. Vogue1985

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Actually, I think they will be a subscription service ($4.99 a month plus tax etc for the basic package) that will to KINDAA do that, i repeat KINDAAA,lol

36. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

- Real multitasking and split screen multitasking. - ability to change system defaults.

3. clarity

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

yeah definitely, I'd like to have a notification LED. I have the all the rest with my jailbreak. My next phone will be an Android, gcam and custom roms being the reason.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I used to love the idea of installing custom ROMs until I have found that every single one is trash.

38. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wow, you tried every single one? You must have been a busy dude

42. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I only owned 1 Android phone until I got my first iPhone, so I have tried every ROM I could find for that particular phone. I don’t see how can one think that I have used every single existing ROM for each and every available phone :).

43. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Haha forgot the /s behind the sentence, I know you didn't try them all haha. And yes there are some s**tty ROMs out there.

46. clarity

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

custom kernels and magisk are the way to go :P

53. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because you made the (retarded) statement that every single custom rom is trash.

56. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A little humor never hurt anyone ;).

52. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So your figured you'd save a step and just get the trash already installed?

69. Marcwand3l

Posts: 416; Member since: May 08, 2017

Yea sure you did. Smells like a lie.

4. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The number 1 reason I did not buy the iPhone from day 1 was no widgets on home screen & still non so android I will stay.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

There is an entire page dedicated to widgets on iOS now lol. You can even see them on your lock screen just by scrolling over.

28. ijuanp03

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

he's talking about widgets on homescreen. NOT in your lockscreen.

35. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can have them on both.

39. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually, you can only have widgets on your today screen. Which is not the same as your home screen. Also, the widgets on iOS are severely boring/limited

7. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I’d like the ability to customize more stuff. Theming is of course one major thing I want but being able to pick default apps probably takes priority to me.

40. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Changing the default apps would be a nice add-on. Also changing your icons would be nice (without having to jailbreak).

8. smileogeo1013

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 07, 2018

Customization...ESPECIALLY the messaging app. The same old white background with either blue or green bubbles. Gets boring when I see how Android has endless themes and messaging customization. Also the home screen widgets and grid options and icon packs to change the shapes and looks of the icons.Some type of notification light or always on display to see when you have alerts without having to touch the phone or wake it up. I think a lot of Android users would migrate to Apple if they offered more customization.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6517; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

"I think a lot of Android users would migrate to Apple if they offered more customization." Why do you say that? From the way I see it you pay more only to get less from Apple and their products. Android users also don't need flashy expensive stores, or a genius bar to make our devices work. Plus we have countless OEM options to choose from...if one OEM has shoddy craftsmanship (such as bent products right out of the box) we can choose a different one.

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