Switching From Droid X To 4s
Okay, Verizon sent me shipping info and my 4s is on the way.
I searched the threads for some tips on a smooth conversion from Android to IOS 5, but could only find threads on moving to the IOS 4 and iPhone 4, not the new 4s.
Any tips or tricks I should know before I activate and set things up...hopefully tomorrow?
My wife has an iPhone 4 and she has been having calendar events and contacts disappear into thin air.
We sync calendar/contacts between her phone, my phone, and our gmail accounts. Is there a trick to make this run smoothly?
- 10-25-2011, 12:12 PM #2
Just put your gmail account in the new phone and you should be good to go. I came from an Evo and had no problem doing it. I do, however, recommend setting it up as an exchange account, if you want push email.
I've since moved everything to the iCloud, but you don't have to do, Google's services work quite well on the iPhone.
Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
- 10-25-2011, 12:44 PM #4
setting up the exchange account is better, because you get push notifactions, and you can sync your contacts from google. Here is a write up on how to setup as an exchange account.
- 10-25-2011, 01:43 PM #6
- 10-25-2011, 02:09 PM #7iMore Beginner
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I do contacts and calendar as exchange and email via the gmail setup connection. In addition I had to enable this tweak in order to do the exchange sync properly
Sorry for the funky link but I don't have 10 posts yet
support dot apple dot com/kb/ts3398
iOS 4.0: Exchange Mail, Contacts, or Calendars may not sync after update
- 10-25-2011, 03:12 PM #8
Ok. That works. I finally have my Google contacts on my phone. And I can see my Google Calendar. But why can't I see Tasks that I put on my Google Calendar? Is there a way to fix that? Tasks are very important to me. My life is task driven and organized. How can I view tasks?
- 10-25-2011, 04:48 PM #9
- 10-25-2011, 05:23 PM #10
It doesn't do it through the Hotmail Calendar either. I will have to look for an app that enhances this Calendar. It will be a pain to not be able to use to do lists. There must be an app that does If I find it, I will post what it is.
- 10-25-2011, 05:47 PM #11iMore Intermediate
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I've moved between Droid X and iPhone 4 personally and via my users. Both are fine.
You wife should take the time to look at how many calendars she's got selected and her sync setup. Also do the Google setup Exchange style as has been suggested.
- 10-25-2011, 08:19 PM #12
I still have not found a method to get the phone to synch anything on the task list of Outlook, Google, Hotmail, or Yahoo, with the phone. I don't even see a "tasks" listing in the IOS Calenders. All my calenders are synching fine. Just don't see any way to synch Tasks with Outlook in particular, which I use at work. They're pretty insistent on doing it that way. I'm never going to get them to change that. So I'm still looking for a method to synch tasks, somehow. There must be some sort of calendar extension that does this for iOS 5.
- 10-25-2011, 08:38 PM #13
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