Call me a flip-flopper, but the new functions in iOS 11 have me taking into consideration jumping lower back to iOS after switching to Android barely 12 months ago. Indeed, the new version of iOS brings such enticing features as a remodeled App Store, a customizable Control Center, and drag-and-drop for iPad customers, plus such seize-up features as one-surpassed typing and easy manor woman-to-character bills.

Android has an unmarried agenda, which means you can not set Do Not Disturb to present you more quiet time on weekends or at some stage in meetings. Yes, the brand new “Do Not Disturb While Driving” characteristic (which routinely silences notifications each time your iPhone senses you’re using) is a nice innovation; however, it’s too bad iOS 11 failed to trap as much as Android’s Do Not Disturb capabilities.

Search the whole screen

As with previous versions of Apple’s cell software program, iOS eleven lets you carry out brief internet searches on selected text through Spotlight, iOS’s accepted seek feature. That’s useful if you want a deep seek at a slim selection of text; however, occasionally, I’m seeking out a broader search of the whole thing on my display.

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Android’s “display search” characteristic lets you do a one-tap Google search on the entirety it’s on your display, a feat that iOS 11 has but to grasp. Here’s where Android’s Screen Search feature comes in handy. With a single tap of the What’s on my display button in Google Assistant, Android will test the entire display screen and go back any applicable search results, reachable if you want a quick, 360-diploma cheat sheet on a news article or net page. Pretty neat, and there may be no real equal on iOS, no longer even once iOS 11 arrives.


Clear all app windows

Here’s an Android function I’d surely pass over even though I comprehend it’s more beautiful than anything else. The “Clear All” button on Android’s Overview display immediately closes all of your open app home windows, leaving you with a relaxing “No current gadgets” message whilst you faucet the Overview button again. For a neat freak like me, tapping the Clear All button never gets antique.

Clear all app windows

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The “Clear All” button on Android’s Overview display screen might be the function that Android-to-iOS eleven switchers leave out the maximum. On iOS, even though—and yes, this includes iOS eleven—there may be no smooth way to clean out the big stack of app home windows on the multitasking display, forcing you to flick upon dozens of man or woman home windows until the coast is apparent. Now, I’m positive iOS comes with extraordinary underneath-the-hood equipment that controls the sources used by your apps and mechanically suspends the ones that have been sitting untouched in the background for too lengthy. Still, even though I understand it’ll kill me the first time my thumb reaches for the non-existent Clear All button on my new iPhone eight (assuming I genuinely make the big leap).

Delete all local pix & videos from the Photos app

You’ve probably heard approve iCloud Photo Library, which uploads all your photographs and videos to the cloud, after which automatically pares down the wide variety of pix sitting on your iPhone or iPad. Those are profitable upgrades; however, here’s something I’d surely omit if I went back to iOS: the “free up area” characteristic in Android’s Photos app, which instantly zaps each neighborhood image and video saved in your handset. Thanks to the “loose up area” function, photographs absorb much less than 100MB of an area on my 16GB Nexus 5X. On the alternative hand, the Photos app on my vintage iPhone 6 consumes a ludicrous 17GB of storage, despite iCloud Photo Library.