The battle of mobile platforms in technology has always been defined by the rivalry between iOS and Android. While many companies have been at the forefront when it comes to Android, none have fought Apple like Samsung.
The minds of Samsung seem to have been hard at work during the pandemic and this is evident in their new release, the iTest app for iOS. If you’ve kept up with current news, you may have heard of iTest in the headlines. So what exactly is the iTest app? Let’s find out!
What is the iTest application?
iTest is a new web application interface that takes advantage of the Safari integration on iOS and allows you to experience Samsung’s One UI on your iOS device.
IOS users have always been hesitant when it comes to switching to Android. This is mainly due to the ecosystem that Apple offers and the lack of one when it comes to Android.
Samsung has been trying to offer a similar ecosystem to its users, and the iTest app is here to show off and flaunt that. You can experience a new skin in the mundane user interface of iOS 14 and try some basic applications and functions that One UI offers.
How to get the iTest app
The iTest application is available at itest.nz . You can visit the link to start your experience or use the QR code below.
Upon visiting, you will be asked to add the app icon to your home screen to test One UI on your iOS device. Start by tapping on the ‘Share’ icon at the bottom of your screen.
Now tap on ‘Add to Home Screen’.
Tap ‘Add’ in the upper right corner.
And that is! Now you can touch the icon on the home screen to launch the iTest application.
What can you do with the iTest application?
With the iTest app, you can get acquainted with Samsung’s One UI. You can check out the app layout, play around with the app drawer, try the Samsung message app, dialer, camera app, and more. You will also be taken through a camera app tour that will introduce you to all the new features that the Samsung camera app has to offer. Here is a list of the things you can do with the iTest application.
- Access all Samsung applications.
- Try Game Launcher and Galaxy Theme store.
- Try new themes for your device.
- Get tutorials through thoughtful text messages.
- Take photos and play games with camera app features like flash, ratio, motion photos, filters, panorama, reverse food search, and more.
- Access the application drawer.
- Receive dummy calls to test the Samsung One UI.
Note: You will need to complete the camera video tutorial to test the camera app.
How to close the iTest application
You can exit the One UI simulation just like any other app on iOS 14. Just go to the multitasking apps list and swipe up on the iTest app to close it. Once closed, you will be returned to the iOS 14 user interface.
Why did Samsung launch the iTest app?
Most iOS users have a hard time switching to Android due to the many changes they have to go through and getting used to. Samsung’s iTest app is an attempt for users at home to experience the new Samsung experience without having to buy a device or visit the store.
The iTest app also aims to help you adapt to Android while giving you an overview of all the additional features that come with the platform. This way, if you’ve been on the edge of trying Android, you can get a very good experience using the iTest app right from your couch.
We hope this guide has helped you get familiar with Samsung’s new iTest app. If you have any issues with the guide above, feel free to reach out to us using the contact form.