iOS is a completely self-sufficient platform, which not only is not inferior to Android, but even surpasses it in many ways. After all, if at first Apple she was quite careful in introducing new functions, then over time she dispersed and began to act much more actively. As a result, in just a few years iOS, it turned from a seemingly stagnant operating system into a fairly promising platform that meets the requirements of most users. iOS 14 turned out to be so cool that against its background Android 11 looked like a pass-through patch. But there is a very important function in Android that I am missing on iOS.
iOS is good for everyone, but the lack of notification history just pisses me off
We are talking about the history of notifications. This is a relatively new feature that only appeared in the stock version Android this year. However, this is one of those innovations that is truly difficult to overestimate. It allows you to view the contents of all notifications that came to your device, even if you closed them by accident.
The notification has closed. What to do
Android 11 was the first version of the OS from Google with a history of notifications
I don’t know about you, but I have incidents every now and then, when I, unwillingly, swiped on the notification and accidentally closed it without having time to read it. And it's also good if I managed to see the application where the notification came from. Then I at least had the opportunity to open it and see what was new there. But there are situations when you don’t even pay attention to the application icon and end up missing an important event. Needless to say about deleted messages. As you probably know, there are people who first write a message and then delete it. With the history of notifications, you can catch them and roughly understand what they first wanted to talk to you about, and then changed their minds.
On iOS, the notification system is implemented, although it is quite comfortable for everyday use, but not good enough to be admired. Undoubtedly, the smart grouping of notifications, the ability to quickly respond to incoming messages or mute audio alerts are pretty good. But either I'm not so lucky, or I'm doing something wrong, but as an active user of this platform, more often than accidentally closing, I see notifications that do not open.
Notification does not open
On iOS, notification history is needed because of Twitter alone
This is how it goes. Let's say I see that Twitter is sending me a notification that a news site that I am reading has posted an interesting piece of news to me. I open it using a link from a tweet, read and block iPhone or iPad depending on what is at hand at the moment.
After a while, I receive another notification from Twitter and open it already. But, here's the paradox, the article that I read and did not close after reading opens in front of me, and not a new tweet. As a result, I do not even have time to read the tweet that came, and I lose it. Notification history would solve this problem, but iOS doesn't.
Functions Android not on iOS
In general, as far as the convenience of OS implementation is concerned, Google really has no equal here. The developers of the search giant always take care to implement innovations Android exactly in the form in which they will be convenient to use. Here are just a few examples of this concern:
- Notification history
- Message bubbles on top of other apps
- System translator
- Mute the call by turning the screen down
- Smart password autocomplete
- Document digitization function
- Advanced power saving mode
- Returning apps to Google Play using the Google Assistant
- Google Chrome voice control
In general, there are clearly more convenient functions on Android than on iOS. But if I can do without digitizing documents, then I really really need the notification history. In her absence, I lose access to a fair amount of information, although I could not lose, if only Apple attended to it. Why they don't make history in Cupertino, I personally cannot understand. After all, when this function was not on Android, Google allowed it to be obtained by installing special applications, and Apple in its usual manner simply blocks them.