Samsung clones iOS 16 lock screen in latest OneUI update

iOS 16 lock screen customization is the most important feature that came with iOS 16. This feature, combined with iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island, definitely gives a fresh look to iPhones and helps customers bring their own look to their most personalized devices.

While some Android manufacturers are already trying to mock the dynamic island through software, Samsung decided to give users a similar look to their devices’ lock screen by taking a lot of iOS 16 inspiration.

As noted by the video creator Vaibhav Jain, the process of customizing Samsung’s lock screen with OneUI 5 beta 3 is very similar to the iOS 16 approach. Right now, Samsung offers five different watch styles, while Apple offers eight. In addition, users in both operating systems can change the color of the watch.

When adding new wallpapers, both operating systems offer “Collections” of wallpapers that are highlighted in the same way. While Apple offers built-in and third-party widgets, from now on Samsung only offers widget icons for notifications.

While it’s not unusual for companies to take inspiration from each other, it’s always fun to see Samsung mock Apple and then copy its style. Technically, this feature was already in Android 12 and previous versions of Samsung’s Android skin, but it was redesigned in the upcoming Android 13 release.

With the iPhone 14 series announcement, Samsung has mocked Apple a lot. Following the “Far Out” event, Samsung sent out a pair of tweets “reacting” to “new devices announced on Wednesday.”

Two of the tweets were related to foldable phones that Samsung has been offering for a while now. With messages like “What the hell, Apple?” and “What’s up, Apple?” Samsung makes fun of having introduced its first foldable phone more than two years ago, while Apple still doesn’t have one.

Another joke made by Samsung is related to the camera. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a new 48MP wide-angle lens, which marks the first megapixel upgrade in an iPhone since the iPhone 6s camera in 2015. But Samsung says “48 megapixels? You’re almost there, Apple” when the company introduced a 108-megapixel sensor with Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2020.

You can take a look at more screenshots of OneUI 5 beta 3 compared to iOS 16 below.

Update: This story now includes some context that the customizable lock screen is already available with Android 12 on Samsung devices, but now tweaked with the new OneUI beta update.

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