Differences Between iPhones and Android Smartphones

Differences Between iPhones and Android Smartphones

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Individuals have been consistently quarreling over which is better: the iPhone or the Android smartphone? The discussion never closes, and a great many people decide to be aficionados of iOS or Android, regardless. A year prior I began utilizing an iPhone SE as my essential smartphone, and during this time I became more acquainted with Apple’s iOS operating system better. I recently utilized a Motorola Nexus 6 cell phone running Android 7 Nougat. To cut the long story short, here is the principal difference I saw between iPhones and Android smartphones:

Differences Between iPhones and Android Smartphones

1. iPhone apps do not crash as often as their Android counterparts

However long I have utilized the iPhone SE, no application on it has smashed. Albeit the Nexus 6 I had before was a proficient smartphone for now is the right time, I have had such countless issues with applications slamming on it that I felt it was ordinary. A positive contrast is that applications are not slamming on the iPhone as regularly as on Android. In any case, there are times when some of them can slack briefly prior to reacting to my taps.

2. The home screen on iOS is not as customizable as the one on Android

Coming from the Android environment, I was accustomed to having the option to modify everything. The primary large distinction is the way that the home screen on the iPhone is much more restricted in personalization choices than the one on Android.

On my iPhone, the solitary things I can change about the home screen are:

  • Picking an alternate picture for the backdrop
  • Changing the request for the application symbols
  • Making folders in which I can put different application symbols

That isn’t abundantly contrasted with what you can do in Android. These are the highlights I miss most:

  • I can’t utilize gadgets. The lone spot where you can have gadgets in iOS is the Notifications Screen.
  • There is no applications cabinet like in Android. All the applications appear on the home screen, so you need to make application envelopes to get all the messiness coordinated.

3. The App Store feels better organized than the Play Store

The Play Store on Android has been altogether improved throughout the long term, and it has gotten simple to explore. My first experience with Apple’s App Store was considerably more ideal. It looks more direct, in spite of the fact that it is additionally parted into classifications and top diagrams, very much like the Play Store. Since I’ve had my iPhone, the App Store experience feels more cleaned and amicable. This is, notwithstanding, a genuine belief and others may feel distinctive about the App Store versus the Play Store.

4. Some apps from the App Store are better than their Android counterparts

Apple is known for its elevated requirements in regards to the applications that endure its App Store. That implies that engineers should make applications that pass explicit ease of use and quality standards that are set up by Apple. As an immediate outcome, some outsider applications are more cleaned than what you find in the Play Store for Android.

5. There are more paid apps for iPhones than for Android, but there are also fewer ads

Although, the fundamental applications everybody utilizes are free on both stages, when you escape this air pocket, you track down that more applications in the App Store are paid, contrasted with Android. That is most likely on the grounds that Apple’s crowd is viewed as more willing to burn through cash on applications than Google’s crowd.

In any case, that likewise implies that the applications for iOS are normally less loaded up with promotions. On my iPhone, I needed to change in accordance with paying some cash for a couple of the applications I was accustomed to getting for nothing on Android.

6. The default iPhone apps that come with iOS are less advanced than the Google apps found on Android

I don’t care for a portion of the default applications that accompany the iPhone. Safari, Apple Maps, Photos, and Mail, for example, are not as great as Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Photos, or Gmail. The default applications that Google offers on Android will in general be further developed. This impression most likely relies upon the amount you are settled in Apple’s or Google’s biological system, and I need to concede that I actually am a weighty client of Google’s administrations.

7. Media files cannot be transferred to a Windows PC, as easily, when using an iPhone

On the off chance that you are a Mac client, moving your documents isn’t an issue. Be that as it may, in the event that you are a Windows PC client, moving media records on and from an iPhone can be overwhelming from the outset. With an Android gadget, you should simply plug it into a USB port on your Windows PC. Things are distinctive with iPhones.

On the off chance that you need to move music or video documents, you should download and install iTunes and utilize this application rather than File Explorer. In any case, on the off chance that you simply need to duplicate some photographs from your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC, you can utilize the import include offered by the Microsoft Photos app, or just duplicate them using File Explorer.

8. There is no Back button on the iPhone

Following half a month of utilizing my first iPhone, I used to miss the Back button found on all Android gadgets. iPhones don’t have it, and that was peculiar for somebody who became accustomed to utilizing it. Of course, there are fastens inside applications and motions that you can use on an iPhone to return. Nonetheless, the Back button from Android is much more agreeable. I could tap it over and over to escape any application, and it was consistently there, in a similar spot, regardless.

In spite of the fact that the Back button is generally found at the upper left corner of the screen, in all actuality on iPhones, it very well may be anyplace the engineers need it to be. That takes some becoming acclimated to, and it doesn’t improve the client experience.

9. The iPhones have a hardware switch for the ring/silent sound profiles

In spite of the fact that Apple eliminated the earphone jack on its most recent iPhone models, the ring/quiet equipment switch is as yet present. It may appear to be odd to see it there on your pristine iPhone in the event that you recently utilized an Android cell phone. Android smartphones generally watch out for this need by means of product execution.

Numerous individuals discover the equipment switch on the iPhone simpler to like. All things considered, isn’t it consoling to feel and see that the switch is set to quiet? You don’t need to open your smartphone for that as you do on Android gadgets.

10. iOS updates are more regular, and better than the ones you get on Android

Coming from the Android world, when I met the iPhones, I ended up confused by the way that a few updates for the operating system really do great as far as execution. All my past Android smartphones got system refreshes, don’t misunderstand me, however here and there my cell phone began to run slower as a result of them. On my iPhone SE, a few iOS updates made it quicker, not simply more secure.

Additionally, iPhones get standard working system updates straightforwardly from their producer: Apple. On Android gadgets, you should stand by and trust that your cell phone’s producer discharges refreshes. Android gadget makers don’t have a comparative methodology in such a manner, and some Android cell phones scarcely get updates, or they get refreshes for a lot more modest time-frame than iPhones do.


On the off chance that you relocated from Android to iOS, what were the things that you loved, and which were the ones that disappointed you? It is safe to say that you are content with the switch, or would you return to Android whenever? Try not to stop for a second to impart your insight in the remarks segment beneath and educate us regarding your experience.