A feature on the iPhone that I literally had no where else and love it. :)

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I just bought a iPhone 13 in the military green color and enjoy it very much. I am not an iOS or Android fan but, I was a Windows 10 Mobile fan but that is dead so...... However, not once, in all the phones I have owned, Android or Windows Mobile or even the iPhone, did I find the pull down menu of alerts to be at all useful. (All I ever did was clear the alerts but never read them over the last 10 years.)

Now, I preface it with that because, I have found that the alerts showing on the lock screen and expanding out to readability when I pick up my iPhone 13 is extremely useful. I do not even have to login to my phone to see what is showed up, which is better than even the old Windows live tiles on the phone, which were useful back in the day. :)
 
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I just bought a iPhone 13 in the military green color and enjoy it very much. I am not an iOS or Android fan but, I was a Windows 10 Mobile fan but that is dead so...... However, not once, in all the phones I have owned, Android or Windows Mobile or even the iPhone, did I find the pull down menu of alerts to be at all useful. (All I ever did was clear the alerts but never read them over the last 10 years.)

Now, I preface it with that because, I have found that the alerts showing on the lock screen and expanding out to readability when I pick up my iPhone 13 is extremely useful. I do not even have to login to my phone to see what is showed up, which is better than even the old Windows live tiles on the phone, which were useful back in the day. :)
That is one of those low-key useful features. For all of the complaints people have about iOS notifications, Apple strikes a good balance between privacy and convenience. On Android phones, asking for anything more than basic icons frequently seems to mean sharing details with everyone — I want to be the only one who sees the content of that email or text on the lock screen.

No doubt this is one of the main reasons Apple has stuck to Face ID rather than moving back to a fingerprint reader. It's convenient while protecting privacy.
 

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That is one of those low-key useful features. For all of the complaints people have about iOS notifications, Apple strikes a good balance between privacy and convenience. On Android phones, asking for anything more than basic icons frequently seems to mean sharing details with everyone — I want to be the only one who sees the content of that email or text on the lock screen.

No doubt this is one of the main reasons Apple has stuck to Face ID rather than moving back to a fingerprint reader. It's convenient while protecting privacy.

Wait, you mean if it was not I who picked up the phone, it would not see my face and therefore, not expand out the messages for others to see? If that is true, that is cool to know. Also, I am now using Apple Pay but only for the one Credit Card I use all the time, anyways. It is actually faster to use than pulling out the credit card, which is something I could not say from my personal Android experiences.
 

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Wait, you mean if it was not I who picked up the phone, it would not see my face and therefore, not expand out the messages for others to see? If that is true, that is cool to know. Also, I am now using Apple Pay but only for the one Credit Card I use all the time, anyways. It is actually faster to use than pulling out the credit card, which is something I could not say from my personal Android experiences.
That's right. The notifications are expanding because Face ID recognizes that it's you; anyone else would just see the generic "notification" messages.

Google Pay and Samsung Pay do work well enough, so I wouldn't be heartbroken if I had to switch wholesale, but Apple Pay seems to remain the gold standard in terms of low friction and reliability.
 
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