Soon, iPhone owners will be able to edit text messages, and Android owners can send high-resolution images. A lot of these changes have been way overdue.
Every year around this time, our phones become an opportunity to remind us to be always ready for changes.
Because Apple and Google have announced new operating system updates which power the iPhones or Android phones, those programs that help make devices work will soon come with modifications to their design as well as new features — or, in terms of new features to discover.
This week, Apple unveiled iOS 16, the latest release of the iPhone operating system. It will feature features such as a new lock screen and the ability to edit messages. The month before, Google introduced Android 13, a more streamlined wallet application for storing credit cards and important documents such as vaccine records. Both companies also declared that they were working on improving their apps to send texts.
The latest iPhone and Android operating systems are available on our phones with no cost updates in the coming autumn.
Apple and Google frequently provide these updates with highfalutin language and promises. “Today, we’re going to push our platforms further than ever,” Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer, stated in a video announcing this new software version.
However, a lot of the updates, including the ability to edit retroactively the incremental text enhancements that appear like they could have been made in the past. These are the most significant changes to keep an eye out for.
Apple is revising its iPhone lock screen.
Its iOS 16 will introduce a customized lock screen. Apple announced that it would be making changes to the first screen users can see on an iPhone The lock screen. Before, users could only change the wallpapers on their screen locks. However, with iOS 16, iPhone users can personalize the lock screen by selecting various fonts and colours of the clock. Users will also be allowed to pin “widgets,” the most direct shortcuts to applications like the phone’s calendar or fitness data tracker, onto your lock screen.
These tweaks can help us customize our phones to suit our preferences. Take into consideration that the latest software lets the iPhone user design various customized lock screens to suit various situations.
A lock screen dedicated to working could display a wallpaper of your office and include a calendar widget that shows the date of your next meeting. A screen used for personal time could display the dog’s background and an exercise tool. It is the idea that users can change between lock screens to meet their daily requirements.
Google’s Wallet app is a catch-up version of Apple.
The pandemic increased the usage of mobile transactions since many consumers shifted to electronic payments that are not reliant on touching cash. Apple has been offering a comprehensive offer for electronic payment for over five years, thanks to the Wallet program for iPhones that allows users to purchase credit cards and keep essential documents such as the boarding pass and health information.
Google has had difficulty promoting its mobile payment technology and seized the chance to explore payment options using Android 13. In the past, the Google Pay system severely lagged Apple’s payment system because few Android users knew how to use the technology.
The month before, Google renamed its digital payment app Google Wallet. It simplified the technology by integrating a shortcut for the wallet in the Android lock screen. The company plans to extend the app beyond credit cards and include other documents such as movie tickets, boarding passes, and proof of vaccination for Covid-19.
Google, as well as Apple, have expanded their messaging applications.
Anyone who has texted messages via a smartphone knows the digital divide separating the green and blue bubbles.
When a text message is transmitted from the Android handset, it will show in green bubbles on the recipient’s screen with videos and pictures typically distorted and pixelated. It is because a green bubble message is sent via the network of the phone’s carrier, which automatically reduces image quality. Picture. Contrast this with blue bubble messages between iPhone users sent via iMessage Apple’s messaging service that maintains the highest quality of appearance for images and videos. With Android 13, Google is working to develop a blue bubble of its own. Google is incorporating Rich Communication Services technology into its messaging application, allowing users to send high-resolution images and large files. It will also allow users to create groups of conversations, similar to the majority of current messaging platforms.
Apple has made changes to iMessage to allow iPhone users can edit or read messages once they have been sent. The ability to edit messages retroactively could save us the shame of embarrassing autocorrect errors or accidental pocket text, which users request for a long time.
Both companies are stepping up privacy for users.
Today there is no update to software that would be complete without a Big Tech company’s proclaiming that it is concerned about our privacy. It’s because tech companies want people to feel secure sharing their private information, as European regulators and other authorities have stepped up their efforts on the subject.
Naturally, Apple and Google said they would provide more security for user data when they launched their forthcoming operating systems.
Apple has for a long time granted iPhone users to grant loved ones and family members the ability to access their location data. It has announced it will provide more control on data sharing if an intimate relationship deteriorates. The new feature in the software, Safety Check, will allow users to review their data quickly and remove access to it to safeguard their data from the abusers.
Google has announced it will offer users greater control over sharing information with third-party applications. In the future version of Android, users can also get the option to allow apps access to only specific images instead of the entire camera roll — as a means to guard against malware-based apps that pose as photo editing software.