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The 9 new features of iOS 16 that Android already had

iPhoneiOS 16. (photo: Applesphere)

Manzana presented its latest line of smart phones iPhone 14and the latest version of your operating system iOS16. There are improvements and new features that will definitely come in handy, in fact many of these features appear on older iPhone models while some are limited to the newer iPhone 14 hardware.

While Apple is launching these new features to the world as big news, the truth is that some of them are already familiar to users of android.

Infobae brings below a list of some of the functions that Apple currently offers, but Android already had a long time ago.

haptic keyboard

Not all devices the input should have the feedback of a mechanical keyboard, but it’s good to know when a letter has been typed on a screen. Accordingly, iOS 16 introduced haptic feedback to its on-screen keyboard. Android has had it for almost as long as you can remember.

The main difference here is that you need to enable haptic feedback in iOS 16 (as seen in the picture); on Android it is automatically enabled on most phones (but can be disabled if desired)

Enable haptic keyboard in iOS 16. (Photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)
Enable haptic keyboard in iOS 16. (Photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)

screen always on

Samsung introduced the feature to keep the screen always on in 2016 when it launched the Galaxy Note 7.

New from Apple shows time, notifications, calendar and notes; Plus, they can be enabled when you set them up with iOS 16 Customizable Lock Screens.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple)

car accident detection

Apple has announced that the new iPhone 14 will use its gyroscopes to detect car crashes. However, Google was the first to introduce such a feature on its devices.

This service works the same on Android and iOS, i.e. they allow setting up a SOS emergency button which shares the location in real time and there is also an option which serves to detect accidents automatically.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Motor.es)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Motor.es)

Dynamic refresh rate

High-end Android phones have had dynamic refresh rates for the past few years, especially since manufacturers started adopting 120Hz.

This high refresh rate kills battery life in most situations, so Android has started implementing dynamic refresh rates to reduce the amount of power used by the screen.

Recently, Apple introduced its version of dynamic refresh rate called ‘PromoMotion’ on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, similarly, the iPhone 14 Pro can drop down to 1Hz for always-on display.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple)

eSIM card

Apple has announced that the iPhone 14 will be the first of its phones to be sold without a SIM tray in the United States and Canada.

Google introduced the eSIM with the Pixel 2 in 2017 and used it to promote his own mobile network. Samsung’s latest phones, including the Galaxy S22 series and foldables, also support the eSIM standard.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: AS)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: AS)

Smartphone fitness app

The apple watch It’s a popular way to measure fitness, but previously an iPhone user who didn’t have a watch couldn’t use the official Apple Fitness Plus app. Now any apple addicted customer can use the Apple Fitness Plus app, whether or not you wear an Apple Watch.

On the other hand, Google’s official Fit fitness app has almost always been available for Android phones, whether you’re wearing a watch or not.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple/The Verge)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple/The Verge)

ProRAW Photos

This feature makes it possible to use the full sensor range of the 48 MP camera, as if the main camera were a DSLR.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple)

dynamic island

This multitasking tool lets you easily switch between active apps without immediately leaving the screen you’re on.

The phone LG V10 was introduced in 2018 and had a second screen at the top showing the date, time and connection status.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple)

lock screen widgets

Lock screen widgets are an iOS 16 feature that will be available on older iPhone models, as Android was the first to offer lock screen widgets in its operating system.

New iOS 16 features that Android already has.  (photo: Apple)
New iOS 16 features that Android already has. (photo: Apple)

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