Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    Milton's Avatar
    iPhone Nanite

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    115 Global Posts

    Default Features I miss from Blackberry

    Does iPhone have speed dial or autotext? Just a couple of features I miss from Blackberry. If these features exist, how do I find them?
  2. #2  
    CalifJewls's Avatar
    iPhone Intermediate

    Posts
    286 Posts
    Global Posts
    288 Global Posts

    Default

    Your "favorites" under phone is your speed dial..not sure what auto text even is..
    Milton likes this.
  3. #3  
    big9erfan's Avatar
    iMore Elite

    Posts
    2,453 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,472 Global Posts

    Default

    "speed dial" on the iPhone is accomplished by "favorites". It gives you similar 1 touch dialing. Tap the phone app, tap "Favorites" and tap the persons name.
    Milton likes this.
  4. Thread AuthorThread Author   #4  
    Milton's Avatar
    iPhone Nanite

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    115 Global Posts

    Default

    Autotext is where you can enter just a few characters to a predetermined string. For example, "ttyl" would come up as talk to you later. You would set up the string yourself.
  5. #5  
    CalifJewls's Avatar
    iPhone Intermediate

    Posts
    286 Posts
    Global Posts
    288 Global Posts

    Default

    The first few times you spell something it does not recognize as a word it suggests a word to replace it, after you continue to use it and ignore the suggestion it will use your spelling...not sure it will predict text slang...
    Milton likes this.
  6. Thread AuthorThread Author   #6  
    Milton's Avatar
    iPhone Nanite

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    115 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJewls View Post
    The first few times you spell something it does not recognize as a word it suggests a word to replace it, after you continue to use it and ignore the suggestion it will use your spelling...not sure it will predict text slang...
    I used ttyl as an example.bWhat I'm looking to do is write something that I can type quickly but may be very routine. For example, I used to type "ccc" and the text that I programmed for that was "In the car. Can't reply." I didn't think iPhone has that feature but I had to ask.
  7. #7  
    CalifJewls's Avatar
    iPhone Intermediate

    Posts
    286 Posts
    Global Posts
    288 Global Posts

    Default

    Oh ok, yeah I don't believe the iPhone to have that natively, but I'm sure theres an app for that..lol
  8. #8  
    vietalogy's Avatar
    iMore Expert

    Posts
    795 Posts
    Global Posts
    968 Global Posts

    Default

    Nope the iPhone doesn't have auto text like blackberry.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. #9  
    BLiNK's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    8,212 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,650 Global Posts

    Default

    must be recent convert. at least you didn't say status light..
  10. #10  
    justin_aga's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    109 Posts
    Global Posts
    308 Global Posts

    Default

    BBM nothing more. Im not a big email user
  11. #11  
    stoneland's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    210 Posts
    Global Posts
    452 Global Posts

    Default

    I miss the LED...that's it, really.
  12. #12  
    audit's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    183 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,038 Global Posts

    Default

    Nothing, not even the light. I actually sleep better at night from not seeing that light flashing on the table next to the bed. It also helps knowing that my boss's can only reach me after 6pm by calling me because they know if I have my iPhone sitting on the table next to me, I won't know they emailed be by the light or "level 1 notification tone"
  13. #13  
    ebedoun's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    345 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,421 Global Posts

    Default

    I don't miss one thing about my Blackberry. Had the 9000 then the 9700. I can't even imagine missing anything about them.
  14. #14  
    stoneland's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    210 Posts
    Global Posts
    452 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by audit View Post
    Nothing, not even the light. I actually sleep better at night from not seeing that light flashing on the table next to the bed. It also helps knowing that my boss's can only reach me after 6pm by calling me because they know if I have my iPhone sitting on the table next to me, I won't know they emailed be by the light or "level 1 notification tone"
    i used to have my sound profiles set so that when it was charging (at night), it would disable the LED so i never had the issue you state.

    that's another thing i miss...i wish the iphone had "profiles" like the blackberry did in terms of sounds, ringtones, alerts, etc.
  15. #15  
    mikesa_tx's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    443 Posts
    Global Posts
    449 Global Posts

    Default

    I too don't miss a thing from my Blackberry.
  16. #16  
    ajonesma's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    348 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,707 Global Posts

    Default

    I dont miss a thing from blackberry or sprint! Its all iPhone from now on.....
  17. #17  
    JNHohol's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    121 Posts
    Global Posts
    133 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    Nope the iPhone doesn't have auto text like blackberry.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    You can download TextExpander from the App Store which does auto text but due to iOS limitations, it only work in the app. They do provide an API for other app devs to implement in their apps but it won't work in the iPhone stock apps.

    Now if you jailbreak, you can download Xpandr which will do auto text system wide. It was one of my favorite jailbreak hacks
    Milton likes this.
  18. #18  
    ItnStln511's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    322 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,228 Global Posts

    Default

    I miss the battery life of my BlackBerry Bold and the push email for AOL.
  19. #19  
    lush242000's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    154 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,154 Global Posts

    Default

    I miss a couple of things from my blackberry days.

    1. Battery life. The 9700 had an awesome battery
    2. BBM. I enjoyed knowing if someone had read the message
    3. Profiles. I miss being able to customize my sounds based on what I was doing or whom I wanted to allow through
    4. Charging cable. Cheaper and easily transferrable.

    With that being said, I still wouldn't go back.
  20. #20  
    pilsbury's Avatar
    iMore Pro

    Posts
    524 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,806 Global Posts

    Default

    I would like to see an LED notification implemented on the i5. Also as the poster above me said, the battery life of the 9700 was tremendous. But that's about it. This is my second i4, and I firmly believe it's the best device made.
  21. #21  
    hoosieriphone's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    311 Posts

    Default

    I too miss the LED light, but that is it. Being a Blackberry user/abuser for years, I won't look back. I am so pleased with my iPhone4. The battery life is much improved and has not presented any problems. Blackberry is in the stone age so to speak. When my wife and daughter gave me my iPhone4 last month for my birthday, I was absolutly blown away and I still am.
  22. #22  
    JNHohol's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    121 Posts
    Global Posts
    133 Global Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lush242000 View Post
    2. BBM. I enjoyed knowing if someone had read the message
    Get everyone you know on PingChat! They have iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android apps, which are all free. There are sent confirmations and read confirmations for messages but it doesn't tell you when someone is typing. It seems more reliable for BlackBerry's than WhatsApp.
  23. #23  
    kellyp513's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    26 Posts

    Default

    Thought I would miss the physical keyboard and LED notification, but it turns out that I don't miss them (or anything else) at all.
  24. #24  
    anon4705295's Avatar
    iPhone Pro

    Posts
    504 Posts
    Global Posts
    509 Global Posts

    Default

    I miss the battery pulls! ... LOL

Posting Permissions