I had an iPhone 14 Plus for a year, and these five features ruined my Android devotion.

Chris Brown was correct when he remarked, “These [expletive] ain’t loyal” – I’m an Android user, but iPhones are more sensuous and sexy than ever. My Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra captured my attention with its S-pen, which allows me to take on-the-fly notes as a journalist and also functions as a remote control – An iPhone 14 Plus.

The Galaxy S series probably takes superior selfies, whereas iPhone images will send you racing to TalkSpace to replenish your depleted self worth. However, after reviewing every iPhone model released since the iPhone 12, I’m beginning to break free from Android’s grip.

When I returned to my daily driver, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, I’d find myself unconsciously trying to accomplish an iPhone-exclusive feature, only to be annoyed and exclaim, “Oh, I forgot I’m using an Android now.” These capabilities have been so beneficial to my productivity that I’m considering doing the unimaginable and abandoning the Android platform in favor of the iPhone.

1.USE PINCHING GESTURES TO ‘COPY AND PASTE’ FROM ONE IDEVICE TO ANOTHER.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered this mind-blowing advantage, which you can find on our list of iPhone features that appear like magic tricks. Did you know that you can copy and paste from one iDevice to another by merely pinching? You may literally “grab” a photo on your iPhone and “paste” it into another iDevice, like as a MacBook.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to rapidly zip a photo from my Galaxy S22 Ultra to my Windows laptop, and there isn’t a single Android-to-PC way that beats Apple’s Handoff feature.

It takes some getting used to the motion (i.e., squeeze inward with three fingers to ‘copy’ and pinch outward with three fingers to ‘paste’), but using Handoff on my iPhone 14 Plus with my ordinary iPhone 14 never ceases to astonish me.

2.REMOVE AND EDIT EMAILS

That’s all there is to it after I send a text message using Google Messages on my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. It can’t be changed. I can’t back out of it. I’m unable to correct any typos. My Galaxy S22 Ultra has no mercy for my soul.

However, owing to a new-ish feature introduced with iOS 16, all you need to do to rescind or alter an iMessage is press and hold the problematic text. You have a 15-minute window to complete this task, which I will accept because my Galaxy S22 Ultra provides me no chances to correct any errors. People are entitled to second chances in life!

3.NUMBER DROP

As a tech journalist, I frequently meet wonderful people that I want to keep in my social network, but there’s usually an awkward dance that occurs before we share contact information.

I’d occasionally lend them my phone, and they’d enter their phone number (after protesting that they weren’t familiar with Android UI.) Other times, I’d simply pull out my S-pen and have them scribble their incomprehensible contact information on the screen, only to discover that they write like a doctor and I can’t read chickenscratch.

NameDrop, a new iOS 17 feature that will be available to the general public later this year, addresses this issue. I can simply tap my iPhone against someone else’s iPhone and we can share contact information in seconds.

4.ANIMATION EFFECTS ON IPHONE

Using an iPhone, you may add animated effects to your texts, such as bubble effects, balloons, confetti, fireworks, and more.

When a friend recently reported a huge milestone in her life, the “Congratulations” text I gave her didn’t seem to reflect my joy for her. At that point, I wished I had utilized iMessage, which would have allowed me to transmit eye-catching animated effects, preferably fireworks and heart-eye emojis that took up the entire screen.

5.SOS EMERGENCY VIA SATELLITE

One of the most talked-about features of the iPhone 14 last year was Emergency SOS via satellite, which allows you to connect to emergency-service workers if you are in a dangerous, network-less situation. I was initially sceptical of the feature. Not because I didn’t think it was important, but because I thought it was more beneficial to hikers, mountain climbers, and other adventurers who frequently find themselves in locations with poor reception.

However, a poignant story just emerged about Emergency SOS through satellite rescuing a family from the raging Maui wildfire, which changed my perspective regarding the feature’s “reach.” Yes, I’m a city dweller with regular network connection, but who knows what the future holds? Plus, I ride the New York City subway occasionally, and there’s always something wrong down there, so satellite connectivity might come in handy one day.

THE BOTTOM LINE

I’m almost ready to give up my Android; the only thing stopping me is that I don’t like the post-processing AI that my iPhone 14 Plus camera employs, which makes most selfies look unappealing.

If Apple decides to fix this issue, Samsung is done. The Cupertino, California-based IT titan will have successfully enticed me into its cave.

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