Switching to a new smartphone operating system requires learning how it works, which may be very frustrating if the user interface is not simple. According to data, the number of Android users switching to iOS has increased significantly, reaching a five-year high. However, according to a new survey from smartphone comparison site Green Smartphones, many first-time iOS users face a steep learning curve.
Android and iOS have different user interfaces, and according to Google searches, Android is more intuitive than Apple’s operating system. This means that Android phones are easy to use and navigate, but a new iPhone user may struggle to complete fundamental activities.
iOS users in the United States frequently have difficulty performing actions such as banning someone and resetting their phones. Green Smartphones discovered that iPhone users search Google 58% more than Android users for information on common functions and tasks.
Every month, 4,000 iPhone users seek Google’s assistance in taking screen recordings, whereas only 24,000 Android users do so.
Every month, 61,000 iPhone users seek for ‘How to factory reset’ on Google, compared to 8,400 Android smartphone users. Recording a phone conversation, setting up voicemail, sharing location, removing an app, transferring photographs, updating a phone, and performing a device backup are also easier on Android than on iOS.
Taking a screenshot and scanning a QR code are the only two actions that new Android users struggle with more than new iPhone users.
In total, iOS users undertake 358,000 Google searches per month for help navigating and using their phones, while Android users conduct 226,000 searches. This suggests that Android has a user-centered interface, and that most new users do not require explicit instructions to use Android phones.
Because more people seem to be abandoning Android than iOS, it may be hypothesised that, while iPhones are a little tough to use as first, they’re a breeze after consumers get the hang of iOS.
At the end of the day, both operating systems offer advantages and disadvantages. iPhones are often supported for five to six years, and high-quality apps frequently arrive on iOS before Android. Android is more configurable, less limited, and some users may prefer its notification management system over iOS.