iOS 16 features that Samsung One UI phones already offer

Google’s Android based Samsung’s One UI and Apple’s self-oriented iOS are two of the biggest rivals in the smartphone industry. Every year, Google and Apple release a new generation of their operating system to offer the best and most advanced features to their customers.

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There are some features of both the operating systems that the corresponding users like. When the vendors introduce their latest OS, there are always some features that are inspired by each other.

Recently, Apple released iOS 16 while Samsung is yet to show any glimpse of its upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Still, there are many features that Galaxy owners have been using for years and iPhone users are now only getting them.

In this article we will discuss 5 biggest iOS 16 features that Samsung One UI 4.1 phones have right now!

Smarter Lock Screen

The headliner feature for iOS 16 is Lock Screen customization. You can finally make the Lock Screen truly yours by choosing a color and typeface for the clock, as well as adding informative or fun widgets. Meanwhile, Samsung One UI did it earlier.

The Korean company offers ‘at a Glance Widget’, which intelligently provides similar information by giving you an idea of what you’ll need. It always shows the weather, date, schedules, notifications, media, and others. These are more powerful than what Apple started offering now.

Automatic Sharing in Photos

iOS 16’s Photos app gets the ability to share photos of your family in a shared album you all have access to. Once the shared library is set up, you can share photos instantly right from Camera, choose to share automatically when other shared library members are nearby, and get smart suggestions for adding photos to the shared library in For You.

While considering Samsung, using the Google Photos app, the Galaxy owners has the ability to do so for around two years. Google Photos’ equivalent lets you automatically share photos that include that person. You can even upload photos from a DSLR from any computer and have them shared as well.

Smarter dictation with punctuation

Apple now allows you to move seamlessly between voice and touch to enter text. You can type with the keyboard, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.

Android 12-based One UI 4 has had the same feature since last year. You can interact with the text as you type, have voice control over what you’ve already typed, and proper punctuation.

Multiple stops in Maps

With iOS 16, Apple Maps gets support for adding up to 15 stops along a route to Maps. This seemingly simple feature has been in Google Maps for years.

However, the only real difference between these two applications is that Apple Maps supports up to 15 stops while Google Maps only supports 10.

Live Captions

Apple introduces the Live Caption feature for iPhone users. You can now turn audio into text in real-time and follow along more easily with conversations and media.

Samsung on the other hand had this feature for years. It uses Google’s voice recognition technology to provide captions for content on phones that didn’t already have closed captions.