iOS 10 Features Apple Stole Away from Third Party Apps

Several iOS 10 features have been copied from third party apps including Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Read on to know more.

Just a glance at more than hundred exciting features that have arrived in iOS 10 makes you believe that the latest iOS ecosystem has impressively stood up to the mark. From Messages, Photos, Safari, Apple Music to Control Center, major improvements have taken the center-stage almost everywhere, haven’t they?

But do you know that there are quite a few iOS 10 features which have already been available in several third-party apps for quite some time? It would indeed be interesting to have a look at those specific features, wouldn’t it be? Let’s have a glance!

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Best iOS 10 Features

iOS 10 Features Apple Copied from Third Party Apps

#1. Find My Car

Track Back iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

The stock Maps app now remembers where you have parked your car. It’s indeed a smart feature that helps you find your car quickly at the parking place. A number of third party apps including Track Back have this same feature.

#2. Sleep Analysis

Sleep Cycle alarm clock iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

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The stock Health app has got a new feature called Sleep Analysis that allows you to manage your sleep properly.

Sleep Cycle has the same functionality which shows advanced sleep analysis and is able to optimize your wake up time as well.

#3. Universal Copy/Paste

Pushbullet iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

There is a new continuity feature called Universal Copy/Paste in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. It allows you to copy on one iDevice and paste it on the other.

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Third party apps such as PushBullet also allow universal copy/paste across macOS and iOS devices.

#4. Magnifier

Magnificent Magnifier iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Magnifier is the latest addition to the suit of Accessibility. When enabled, it lets you magnify printed text using your iPhone camera so that you can read easily. Some third party apps like Magnificent have got this feature as well.

#5. Snapchat: Editing Photos in Messages

Undoubtedly, Messages app has got major improvements in iOS 10. Just a look at the sharing and editing images/Live Photos will remind you of Snapchat.

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#6. Facebook Messenger: Third Party App Store in Messages

Facebook Messenger iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Messages app has also got third-party app store that allows you to add various types of stickers, emojis, and other interesting stuff to enhance your messaging experience. Facebook Messenger has already got this feature.

#7. Unlocking Mac with Apple Watch

FingerKey iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

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Now, you can unlock your Mac using Apple Watch. There are quite a few iPhone apps like FingerKey that allows you to unlock your Mac with Touch ID fingerprint sensor on iPhone.

#8. Home App

The Home app for iOS allows you to get the best of HomeKit functionality. It has a number of features that are available in many third-party apps from accessory makers, who manufacture HomeKit compatible devices.

The tech giant seems to have copied this concept letting users carry out the same function using the smartwatch.

What do you think of iOS 10? Do share your feedback with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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