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Old 08-09-2019, 9:03 AM
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Default Switching to Android

Current IOS user, but recently had an Apple Watch break and they wouldnít stand behind it. Iím done with them now.

Anyone make the switch from IOS to android? Iím not a fanboy of either. Just want something that works. Never had any issues with Apple until this, but paying $400 for a gadget that broke in a year pisses me off.

Any must have apps? Any way to make the transition easier? Iím not a tech genius, so forgive the seemingly idiotic question. Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2019, 9:56 AM
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Welcome to the dark side. I, personally, never liked Apple products because they limited what you were able to do/access. That may be because I was never trained properly but still...
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:04 AM
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What happened to the watch? I bought a Apple watch not too long ago myself.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:04 AM
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I was a loyal Android user, but wifes boss bought her an IPHONE to maintain platform consistency I switched.

Years down the road wife no longer works there so I switched back to an Android.

I only lasted 30 days. I became used to IPHONE's way of doing things and could not really take advantage of Androids strengths . IE I felt lost. But then again I'm an old dude so I'm learning challenged.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:46 AM
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The screen on my watch came off. Cracked all the way around the edges. It had never been dropped or anything. It was as if someone cut around the outside and took it off. The Apple store guy said the battery hadnít swollen, so they viewed it as an accidental breakage.
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The screen on my watch came off. Cracked all the way around the edges. It had never been dropped or anything. It was as if someone cut around the outside and took it off. The Apple store guy said the battery hadnít swollen, so they viewed it as an accidental breakage.
Yikes, sorry to hear that. When I first bought my Apple watch I thought it'll just be a toy and only useful because I travel for work a lot and its easier if I have a watch that changes time zone automatically and immediately when I land.

A few months in and I'm starting to like it more and more, being able to use it to control music when walking and speaking to the watch to text my wife, makes things easier.

Hope you'll find a good replacement in the Android ecosystem.
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Old 08-11-2019, 9:59 PM
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I am starting to get used to Android. I preferred Windows 10 phone OS but had to switch when I failed in teaching my Windows phone how to swim. The Windows launcher makes it a little more palatable.
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Never had iPhone, but my wife is loyal. For every bug her phone experiences, I'm happy to point out that no Pixel I've ever owned experienced those problems. The key is researching a phone with good battery life over the life of the phone.
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The screen on my watch came off. Cracked all the way around the edges. It had never been dropped or anything. It was as if someone cut around the outside and took it off. The Apple store guy said the battery hadnít swollen, so they viewed it as an accidental breakage.
Escalate it to a corporate drone. Local store drone is probably useless.

You're probably aware, but you give up a lot of privacy with google.
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Welcome. Android is for people who like to think about how to use their technology. I have stayed with Samsung and the galaxy series. I have used Apple but it annoys me to no end.
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If you are porting your number back to something besides iPhone, you must deregister your number from iMessage, or you will not get texts anymore from Apple users.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/
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If you are porting your number back to something besides iPhone, you must deregister your number from iMessage, or you will not get texts anymore from Apple users.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/
Thank you. I had no idea this was an issue. I will definitely take care of this when my phone arrives.
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...You're probably aware, but you give up a lot of privacy with google.
Really? More than Apple, sending ALL SMS/texts through their service called iMessage? People who voluntarily do this... might want to rethink it...

Or a woman having a conversation about a small polka-dot yellow purse, then ads for small polka-dot yellow purses start appearing, "randomly"?

I have not these problems on Android, but I also have the ability to NOT use the default "phone required" browser when opening e-mailed links... for tracking purposes.
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Really? More than Apple, sending ALL SMS/texts through their service called iMessage? People who voluntarily do this... might want to rethink it...

Or a woman having a conversation about a small polka-dot yellow purse, then ads for small polka-dot yellow purses start appearing, "randomly"?

I have not these problems on Android, but I also have the ability to NOT use the default "phone required" browser when opening e-mailed links... for tracking purposes.


You realize you can change the default browser, use third part sms apps and the whole ďI talked about and it showed up on my phoneĒ thing alive and well on Android..... right?


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I switched to android last september, I had been an iphone user since the 3g. I picked up a Huawei Mate 10 pro from amazon for 500, the huawei phone clone software made it very fast and easy to move all my photos and data over.

After a year of use, I would probably never go back to Iphones. Originally android had more capability but Apple was much more user friendly, now androids have evolved to also be extremely intuitive to learn and use, while android also still holds the advantage in capability. The speed, battery life, camera and user interface on my mate 10 is downright impressive. Then again, huawei news hasn't been the greatest recently, and i'm not a fan of samsung either so I really dont know what I would look for in a replacement when the time comes. Also, I'm not too concerned about huawei spying, when google, apple, amazon, yahoo, and facebook do the exact same thing- I dont have international secrets that would interest the chinese, but the targeted ads and tracking that's done by american tech companies seems to be a booming business
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My work phone is an iphone, my personal is a Samsung S9.

I despise every single thing about the apple. It has more problems and less functionality than a GD commodore 64 would trying to keep up in today's world.
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I switched from an iPhone 5 to a Galaxy S5 years ago and haven't "upgraded" since. Actually bought 2 spare S5s in case the one I'm using dies. Also bought lots of spare batteries in case they disappear too.

I've always been mainly a DOS guy and all of my computers (desktop and portable) have always used a DOS operating system. Never been a big fan of Apple but the 1st phone that I bought was an iPhone 4 that I still use as my nightstand clock and an iPhone 5 that died) and an iPod that I still use but haven't added any music to for years and an iPad that still works but that I never use any more.

The S5 is showing its age but I continue to use it because it's the last model that used replaceable batteries. Always carry at least 1 spare battery to avoid being one of those people trying to find a outlet to recharge on.

Will probably upgrade to an S10 (or later version) when the last of my S5's dies.
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Apple Rocks!!

Maybe you guys are wanting to do things the iPhone won't let you.
Me, I just want it to work and it does.
I'm not an Apple fanboi, iPhone is the only Apple thing I own.

On a side note, work buddy has an android something and in my opinion of seeing him trying to use it, it sucks.
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Apple all day, every day!
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Android for men. Iphone for chicks.
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Current IOS user, but recently had an Apple Watch break and they wouldn’t stand behind it. I’m done with them now...
Are you REALLY sure you want to do this?
Here are some reasons you might want to reconsider sticking with iPhone:
1) You don't want really cheap and functional, industry-standard USB-C cables, where even a USB-C 65 watt notebook AC adapter COULD charge your phone... REALLY FAST, and you don't need that kind of positivity in your life.

2) You don't want a cheap upgrade to your secondary storage (music/Movie/Videos/Pix) w/just with a MicroSD swap, because then you won't be paying Apple a monthly fee for iCloud (upgrades). You WANT to pay $100-$250 for every 128GB-256GB NIB upgrade, and you want to swap the phone to do it, NOT some industry-standard $85 for a 512GB U3 card that takes less than a minute to swap.

3) You WANT to pay for Applecare, because a $1000 status-symbol needs a warranty that you pay for. You don't want a sub-$200 phone with last-gen features that still aren't avail on iPhones, you want these features later 3 generations of iPhone from now... for an additional premium.

4) You want to wear $144 earbuds with tiny Lithium-Ion batteries right in your ears that make you look like you are wearing white AntiFA ear-rings, w/no way to swap the batteries. You don't need compatibility with industry-standard headphone jacks, ever.

5) You WANT to pay for Apps that Android has always alternatives for, for free.

6) You don't want to have to research what phone you can swap the battery yourself for ~$10 NIB, because Apple has addressed the throttling issue with old batteries, after people complained, but you're holding it wrong...

7) In the event that you have to factory your phone, you don't want a <3 minute factory, you want to watch the black screen with the Apple logo and a white bar take forever.

Wait...a...sec...
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:29 AM
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I have always been on Android and Tizen... But Samsung, Google Pixel etc won't stand by their stuff any better if you read the reviews and Reddit stories...
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Got my galaxy s10e yesterday. Still adjusting to it, but it seems pretty good so far.
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You can get note 8 for like 250bucks at best buy. They include a cable to transfer your info. The homo in charge of Apple has made it clear we are not wanted on their platform. Big change but no regrets for me
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