Fix this: 5 shortcomings in iOS that those who switch from Android would find annoying

Fix this: 5 shortcomings in iOS that those who switch from Android would find annoying
In the world of mobile technology, there seems to be nothing as polarizing as the battle between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. With fans ready to start a holy war over features that one platform ‘borrowed’ from the other, and the endless discussion over which one is smoother, has the better apps, looks and so on, it’s easy to forget that those differences are often very minute.

In fact, we can safely say that the two most popular mobile operating systems are in many aspects on par, and both deliver a great, satisfying experience to most users.

However, after recently switching to an Apple iPhone from an Android device, we could not help but notice that while Apple has done some simple things much better than Google, there are some extremely annoying shortcomings in iOS 7 that we hope the company fixes soon. What are they? Take a look below to find out.


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158 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

But all that money you'd think it'd be perfect in every thing it can or can not do. I guess more not then do, still.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android has its shortcomings as well you know.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Like how it doesn't have an Apple logo on the devices. lol

99. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

if Jackie Chen is upset by switching from Android to ios then for sure ios is annoying

125. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

No like it sucking its memory and battery like monster ! Also getting lags so soon !! And still it's not the smoothest OS for the gaming like iOS .. And oh .. Many more .. Many more real matter things !!

130. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Lag is a thing of the bast my friend, just because you keep saying it's still a problem doesn't make it so. Also, iPhones have the worst battery life of any phone. Several Android phones can last multiple days and that's before Android L which will increase battery efficiency by 30%+, where as iPhone users are referred to as wall huggers. I believe that the iPhone 5 is actually getting a lot of bad press regarding it's craptacular battery. You say that the phone is a memory hog? It can run on 512 MB of memory and yet, the standard Android phone has 2 GB of RAM, soon to be 3 GB. Why all the RAM? Because the Android OS is capable of doing so much more than the iPhone. So far your points about how the iPhone is better than Android are false, so I'm just going to assume that you know nothing about tech, and simply in love with Apple. Which is fine. If you like the company and the products then why would care what I or anyone else says about it. But don't be rambling on and on about something you know nothing about.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Jeez Mxyz, C'mon, You are a legend among trolls here at PA, I expect more from you, an your phone. Edit to add a +1 to help you recover.

97. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

PA didnt mentioned file sharing issues on bluetooth, wifi direct, Usb on the go, cannot custom change the ringtone on the go, limited number of file attachments for email, cannot directly copy paste files to n from computer except images, everything needs itunes, no switching between the apps and you have to press home button everytime if you want to move between different apps, no prompt for choosing default application etc... the need for itunes is enough ennoying that we dont have to look on any other limitation

112. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're in damage control lol.

35. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They are truly minimal compared to the craappy ios

45. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Agreed. I'm loike Android in all but one day, like the app(s) of the month, they'll figure out maybe they should do compainion pieces. 5 things missing/shortcomings from each OS that another does well. Win>Android>iOS

58. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

WP is not Better than Android or iOS. I have a Lumia 1020 as a spare devices that just got 8.1, its improved but still not up to Android and iOS.

75. rkoforever90

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

wp is better than ios .

98. domfonusr

Posts: 1057; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Agree that this should have companion pieces that list five shortcomings for Android, or for WP, or maybe for BlackBerry, too. I am not, however, fully agreed that WP>Android. I see it more like this: for simplicity, iOS=WP>Android=BB for functionality, Android>iOS=WP=BB for smoothness, iOS=WP>Android=BB for affordability, Android=WP>iOS=BB for ecosystem, iOS=Android>BB=WP for security, BB>iOS=Android=WP How good each OS is for you depends on how you weight each factor. Something like that...

137. TinyTesla

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

for security, BB>iOS=WP>Android (my opinion) In other things i agree.

155. domfonusr

Posts: 1057; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Yeah, some of that is subjective to a degree. But once you have your take on things nailed out, you can really tweak the weight of the different factors. At weight 1 for everything in my model, there are 6 points up for grabs, and Android comes out with 2 points, WP and iOS each with 1 and a half, and BB with 1. Now, if I change the weights (say I'm an enterprise user who likes security with a weight of 2 instead of 1), then I can get Android and BB with 2 each, and iOS and WP with 1 and a half each. By the same token, I can change the weights (say I really like a smooth operational interface and simple out-of-box operation - so I give simplicity and smoothness each a weight of 2) so that iOS and WP each have 2 and a half points, Android has 2 points, and BB has 1. It becomes completely subjective based on the user's preferences as to which OS is better for them. Even the orders for each factor can be subjective to some degree - although at some level there will be professional analysis that supports a particular order for each factor group.

50. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Whoever wrote this article is such an android fanboy. And actually there is a clear all button in the notification center.. Victor H hands down is a retard

93. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I have been reading articles on this website for about 3 years and vicotor H is definitely an apple fan

95. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what are short comings of android as compare to ios? can you plz eloborate bcoz I switched from ios to android and I didnt find any...

126. kopkiwi

Posts: 86; Member since: May 31, 2013

Thankfully nearly all of them are easily fixed due to it's open platform nature. Have a problem, without doubt there is an app, or a tweek that will sort it.

150. thelittleprince96

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Yes,it HAD.But after the release of Kitkat i think it's really close to flawless. iOS7 is far from flawless and iOS8 doesn't show any signs of improvement.

9. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Android people is unlikely to switch to Apple and Apple fans will never know about these shortcomings after being trapped in their 'utopian' operating system.

24. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I tried the gs5 and the nexus 5 in the last 6 months. I went back.

54. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

kids in kindergarten can't really understand 5th grade maths problems

102. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I can understand your problem, kindergarten example is a nice one... it is easy to memorize 1-10 digits instead of memorizing 1-100.... ios vs android is same 1 to 10 vs 1 to 100

67. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not true. I know one guy who went from Android to Apple (granted he went from an old Eclair device a coupe of years ago), and I know two guys who went IOS to Android, dropping the iPhone for Note 2 and 3. They weren't trapped. (I feel bad for the one guy, his wife did the upgrade to the Note 3 for him and he lost his unlimited data. Now he's got that awesome screen for media consumption, and halfway through the month he can't use it.)

108. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well I am an example on PA about switching from ios to android and never looking back.... I had omnia Hd and N82(both sybian). one of my friend purchased probably samsung star or something which had android in it, I checked that phone and said "WTH its a copy of sybian & a bad copy"... I didnt like android that time at all.... then I changed from omnia to nokia c7 and lost my n82... then changed from c7 to iphone 4 and I used iphone4 more than a year and then changed to iphone 4s which I also used more than a year... I was very happy with iphone & ios and I was an ifool too but one of my friend purchased note 2, when I checked it for a while I said to myself is this same android? no its not, it is amazing and soon I ditched my iphone and thanks God I am in peace since than... I started using PA and joined PA after some months so I will not be fooled again

87. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i have both device,i like both platform and i consider myself liberal unlike some annoying narrow minded arsehole who make the personal platform decision sounds like taliban treatment

113. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I switched from a Quad-core LG to an iPhone 5 because it was flat out faster at everything, especially web surfing, better camera and more stable battery life. Sure more options is great but iOS continues to be extremely stable and fluid. The app store still gets exclusive titles and iTunes still has great selection for those willing to support artists and developers by buying their products. It's also much more secure in general. Think about it. Android was created by a data and advertising company. Those aren't the people I want handling my every day information.

119. hallihallo.87

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Because you prefer nsa ;)

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