Today for you tomorrow for me. That seems to be the premise of competition between the two major smartphone operating systems. The truth is that iOS and Android have been inspired for many years by literally copying their functions to each other. And this is a good thing, the great news must be copied. Both operating systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and after all, it is the consumers who benefit from this kind of kidnapping guerilla.

And … yes, of course, Apple must have been inspired by Android to incorporate many of the new functions of iOS 13. But if it did not … who else would they be inspired by, in Windows Phone?

A few days ago we discovered which iOS 13 functions had been copied from the jailbreak and then we will see exactly what iOS 13 features come from Android, which are not few.

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IOS 13 features copied from Android

USB Drives Compatibility

Android has been offering support for USB drives for many years, although not all devices are compatible. And now Apple does the same with the arrival of its first version of iPadOS. Users will be able to connect your drives via USB-C, so it will be much easier to import multimedia content. When will this novelty come to the iPhone? Soon, Apple may include a USB-C in its 2019 line of smartphones.

Swipe keyboard

Swipe keyboards offer the ability to type words much faster by slide your finger on the keyboard keys. While this feature was already available on iOS via third-party keyboards, it was not natively present yet.

Home screen widgets

Until now, iOS widgets were only available on a screen adjacent to the home screen. But with iOS 13 and iPadOS, the company of the bitten apple has included this novelty to the home screen and widgets will appear on the side next to all applications installed on your device.

Dark mode

Although dark mode is not really an Android native feature, it was very present in a wide variety of ways through the customization of the operating system. In fact, dark mode is said to have been introduced on Windows Phone 7 smartphones. However, it is expected that Android Q present its own dark mode in this very fall.

For those of you unfamiliar with the subject, dark mode allows iOS 13 users to save a very good amount of battery life (especially on devices with an OLED screen) and to accommodate or relax vision using darker color hues with black and gray.

Safari download manager

This feature is one of the most basic of any smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop and even video console. But, once again, Apple was reluctant to introduce a download manager in your native web browsing application… Despite its users clamoring for it year after year.

Finally, iOS 13 and iPadOS bring us a download manager for Safari that will delight users. A very comfortable way to download files and select the location where we want to save them. In addition, this novelty will be integrated into the Files application, which came with iOS 11. Users have complained, and Apple has finally listened to us.

Desktop navigation in Safari

Chrome OS has become the king of the Android ecosystem, and it has been offering a very good adaptation of web page navigation in its desktop version for some time. It is not Android, but it is very similar. Now, Safari will also offer a default desktop version on the web pages you visit (on iPadOS).

Street view maps

And finally, we talk about the new street view of the maps app from Apple. A function known as “Street View” in Android and implemented in the wonderful maps of Google Maps. Apple has been behind Google for many years when it comes to Apple Maps functionality, but with this “Look Around” feature it comes a long way.