IPHONE Posts on XDA

Texas detective says the data encryption of modern Android phones is superior to iPhones

The US government has been trying to pressure companies like Apple to create a backdoor in its smartphones to help law enforcement agencies access encrypted data when needed. Such a backdoor could help agencies gather crucial information about a detainee, which can then be used as evidence in a court of law. However, critics have...

OnePlus Switch update brings back support for iPhone data migration

Just about a year ago, OnePlus updated the OnePlus Switch app to support iPhones. The app aims to make it easier for iPhone users to switch to a OnePlus device. However, it was broken earlier this year when Apple cracked down on the use of enterprise certificates. The latest beta update to OnePlus Switch brings...

[Update: Settlement details] Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing their secrets and giving them to Intel

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of information and passing them on to Intel, a court filing has revealed. Apple and Qualcomm have been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. According to Qualcomm, Apple took confidential information and trade secrets and...

OnePlus Switch updated to support switching from an iPhone

Switching from iOS to Android has been very hard to do for a long time. Apple really limits what you can do when switching to Android. There are some services from companies like Samsung and Google which transfer your messages, contacts, pictures, call logs, and even some apps. OnePlus has updated OnePlus Switch, which is...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 2: Moving from Outdoors to Indoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 1: The Outdoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

Xiaomi offers a Smartphone, Laptop, Mi Band 3, and Mi Bluetooth Headset for the same price of a new iPhone

Following the recent launch of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone Xr, Xiaomi has decided to have a bit of fun with the announced pricing of these three new iPhones. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr have starting prices of RMB 8699 (~$1266), RMB 9599 (~$1397) and RMB 6499...

How Apple’s New Lineup and iPhone XR will Influence Android Trends, for Better and Worse

Apple’s annual events are a time and cause of reflection for Android purists. It's a single day, once a year—unless you count Apple's tablet events—which Android has continuously failed to compete against. It's a day when Apple arguably has the most to lose but also has the most excess to throw around, showing the world...

Navigation Gestures update brings OnePlus 6-style gestures to any Android device

Gesture navigation has become a staple feature on most flagship smartphones these days, with much debate centered around who does it the best. Android P brings native gesture control to all supported devices like the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, Xiaomi offers full-screen gestures on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and devices running...

Navigation Gestures updated with better Nav Bar hiding, App Launch action, Android P compatibility, & more

We launched our Navigation Gestures app a little over 3 weeks ago, and since our last update, we've been hard at work to address the overwhelming amount of feedback we've received. Our app, which was originally designed to be a simple gesture control app based on the Apple iPhone X's gestures, has since gained a lot of...

Navigation Gestures updated with pill customization and many bug fixes

Android P's new gesture control interface has a lot of fans, but also a ton of critics. Google's take on gesture navigation is just another implementation on a trend first popularized by webOS way back in the day, but more recently brought into the public view thanks to the Apple iPhone X. OnePlus soon followed suit...

Navigation Gestures by XDA brings iPhone X-style gesture controls to Android devices

Navigation gestures are all the rage these days. Everyone has them: Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei, and now Google in Android P. Everyone does them differently, too. We thought we would offer our own take on gesture navigation with the Navigation Gestures app, built in-house at XDA. The app brings customizable gesture control to any Android...