Saturday, September 30, 2023

Samsung shamelessly copies one of the main functions of iOS 16

One of the main novelties of iOS 16 is being shamelessly copied by Samsung, who has recently launched the third beta of One UI 5, its customization layer that will work under Android 13. The South Korean company, in particular, is adapting a design identical to Apple’s in the lock screen customization area.

As the account shows @TheAppleDesign In a post on Twitter, the lock screen customization feature in One UI 5 includes the ability to edit the look of the clock. Also to add a kind of informative widgets or shortcuts to different system applications. They are, in fact, two options that are also present in iOS 16.

Samsung also offers a very similar interface, with an area at the bottom of the screen where you can select the font or main colors for the different elements on the screen. Also with a menu with the apps compatible with the widgets for the lock screen.

Samsung, however, has included some additional features, such as the ability to resize the clock directly from the screen. Still, the inspiration in iOS 16 is extremely obvious. We must bear in mind, yes, that it is a beta version. Therefore, the aspect of the interface could undergo changes in the next versions. It is not clear, on the other hand, if Samsung has also copied another relevant feature of the new version of iOS: the possibility of creating and selecting different lock screens.

The lock screen, one of the main novelties of iOS 16

The ability to customize the lock screen on the iPhone is, in fact, one of the main features of iOS 16. A version that, let’s remember, is already available for iPhone 8 and later models. Apple, in particular, allows you to choose different watch styles, change the colors of the text or add widgets that can provide relevant information. Among them, one to know the battery of the terminal itself or those accessories connected to the iPhone. The company also allows third-party apps to design and launch lock screen widgets.

Another curious feature of this new iOS 16 lock screen is the possibility of designing a specific fund for each mode of concentration. In this way, when the user activates, for example, the ‘Do not disturb’ mode, the system automatically applies the previously customized background for it, without the need for the iPhone owner to do anything else.


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