5 iOS 11 features that Android is yet to receive This week during WWDC, Apple announced the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 11. While many features were created for the ecosystem that is Apple, we didn’t fail to notice some key features in iOS 11 that were original and sadly, not part of Android, atleast not yet. With that, read on to find out about some iOS-specific features that are yet to debut on Android. 1/5 Peer-to-peer payments During the opening keynote address at WWDC 2017, Apple launched Apple Pay’s latest feature, a person-to-person payment system that works through iMessage. Last year, Apple introduced a dedicated app store for iMessage. This time, it updated the Apple Pay app on iMessage with the p2p payment system.
Using the feature, you can send and receive money directly within the iMessage app using simple text messages. You can also transfer the money received to your bank account. Android has no such feature as of now. 2/5 iMessage sync across devices There is no iMessage equivalent on Android. Google launched Allo last year to take on WhatsApp but that is only available on phones and not on other devices. iMessage, on the other hand, is available across all Apple devices and from this year, it will use iCloud to sync messages across devices so that you can pick up the conversation you were having on your iPhone on your Mac. 3/5 Native Screen recording iOS 11 introduced native screen recording which can record whatever is on the screen with external voice input. The output can also be turned into GIFs. The feature is offered by some Android OEMs like Samsung and Nubia, but it is not a native Android feature yet. 4/5 Filtering spam messages Apple has let loose its machine learning tech to filter out spam messages from the messages app. Spam messages are filtered automatically based on the device’s learning. Android has no such feature available in its Messages app. 5/5 Easy one-touch setup Setting up a new Android phone is quite the pain. You have to follow a long-drawn process of logging into your Google account and what not. With iOS 11, Apple users have it easy. All one has to do is keep the old device close to the new one and it will be done.
Apple said in a press statement: “Just hold your new iPhone or iPad near an iOS device or Mac you already own, and many of your personal settings, preferences and iCloud Keychain passwords are quickly and securely imported. Or in technical terms, easy-peasy.”