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    Question Long time android user - just got iphone 7plus need help

    Hello all !

    I'm a long time android user just turned in my note 7 =/ and decided to give the iphone7plus a go.
    never really used ios other then some older ipod touches i had in the past so you could say im totally new to this.

    i did read over the guide on the front page to get the basic apps i needed since im totally plugged into google so that was helpful. Now im needing some guidance on basic usage, tips, and tricks. its a nice sleek phone and should be fun to transition over.
    My wife is getting hers later today so we'll mess with them together i just have a head start lol.

    im sure the forum is gonna get spammed with ios noobs but anything and everything helps

    thx
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    Welcome to iMore

    We are happy to help you with your transition to iOS so feel free to ask any questions you might need and I encourage you to look true all our Guides here on the forums as well as our iMore blog
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    Welcome to iMore!

    Here is a guide for iOS 10 by Apple that will be of great assistance to you. Plus feel free to ask any questions you may have on the forums. Many bright people here that can help you. Congrats on the new phone and enjoy using it.
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    im pretty sure as far as my contacts i would need to input them manually? or is there a way to xfer them from my gmail acct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firedept10 View Post
    Welcome to iMore!

    Here is a guide for iOS 10 by Apple that will be of great assistance to you. Plus feel free to ask any questions you may have on the forums. Many bright people here that can help you. Congrats on the new phone and enjoy using it.
    thank you will do. i heard ios10 brought some cool features so ill be sure to check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxiosENT View Post
    im pretty sure as far as my contacts i would need to input them manually? or is there a way to xfer them from my gmail acct?
    I came from Google to iOS a year in December. When you get into your device and set it up, use the google option to upload your contacts. That's what I did. I use google for everything and I keep that eco system up to date. You'll see the options once you set it up.

    Welcome to iPhone. Being an android user, immediately after the fail of my Palm, until last year, I have no regrets. You will love the OS, the hardware. (Just becareful not to offend Fan Boy/Girls. You get hurt like I did)
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    How to switch from Galaxy Note 7 to iPhone 7 | iMore

    Rene also did a piece on this exercise, ... Welcome to iMore
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxiosENT View Post
    thank you will do. i heard ios10 brought some cool features so ill be sure to check it out
    Yes it did, especially with the Messages App.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxiosENT View Post
    im pretty sure as far as my contacts i would need to input them manually? or is there a way to xfer them from my gmail acct?
    Just setup GMail in the Mail Accounts section. This should also enable Google Calendar automatically. The iPhone can happily use Google for your contacts, calendars, notes, and email.

    Since my Android days, I've maintained using Google for my contacts and calendar syncing in part because it's nigh-universal.
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    One other tip, the Apple store gives free hour long workshops (classes) that can help teach you some of the basics of the iPhone and iOS 10. If you live close to an Apple store, you might check them out -- you can find the schedule and sign up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogelijk View Post
    One other tip, the Apple store gives free hour long workshops (classes) that can help teach you some of the basics of the iPhone and iOS 10. If you live close to an Apple store, you might check them out -- you can find the schedule and sign up here.
    I was just going to suggest this! I attended their workshop on iOS 10, and it was very helpful. They also have one called iPhone basics, and then Advanced iPhone. They are completely free, and you can attend them as often as you like. The other resources suggested here are really good, and people here are very helpful.

    Good luck and welcome to iMore!
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    I moved over also after being android user since 2009. Thought I'd give it a go for at least a year. But after experiencing this battery on the 7+, gonna be hard to switch back.

    Google apps work just fine on the iPhone. Including calendar and contacts list through your gmail account. Just be on wifi and your list should populate faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erwaso View Post
    I moved over also after being android user since 2009. Thought I'd give it a go for at least a year. But after experiencing this battery on the 7+, gonna be hard to switch back.

    Google apps work just fine on the iPhone. Including calendar and contacts list through your gmail account. Just be on wifi and your list should populate faster.
    I know Google wants to be everywhere regardless what device type one may use. Though you have to wonder in the coming years if Google will pull support if their own line takes off as an oem? Granted that would be years down the road to build a following of that sort. Sorry for the off topic post. Just thinking out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T48 View Post
    I know Google wants to be everywhere regardless what device type one may use. Though you have to wonder in the coming years if Google will pull support if their own line takes off as an oem? Granted that would be years down the road to build a following of that sort. Sorry for the off topic post. Just thinking out loud.
    I don't think there's much danger of that happening. Google was expanding their app offerings to iPhone even while the major US carriers were actively pushing various Android devices over all others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordol View Post
    I don't think there's much danger of that happening. Google was expanding their app offerings to iPhone even while the major US carriers were actively pushing various Android devices over all others.
    I've been a die-hard Android user since it's inception way back when... I have been through the rooting, modding and ROMing phases in the past. Thankfully the newest renditions of the Android OS have provided enough of the extra functionality that rooting afforded me that I don't have to root any more... For example, my Nexus 6p is practically perfect in the sense that I am not thinking, "man, I really need to root this to do x, you, or z...." it just works.

    I have so always carried an iPhone for work.... I've had just about every iPhone generation since the original. I'll occasionally tinker with it, but really only use it to make calls and check work email.

    That being said, this new iPhone 7 plus has REALLY caught my interest.... I'm so tempted to jump ship and get one to replace my daily driver Nexus 6p.

    Thankfully, I have the luxury of installing my favorite android apps onto my work phone so I'm able to try them out in that ecosystem simultaneously. I'd rather go all in and try it as opposed to this method, though..

    It's the small things that scare me, though... Fore example, I do a lot of pdf reading on my android device... I was pleasantly surprised to see how ios handled pdf viewing more fluidly and beauty hands android did, but then..... It all came to a halt when I realized that I couldn't even do simple tasks out of the box such as rotate the page in the pdf. I figured this feature would be baked in to the native pdf experience on Ios. Maybe I missed it....

    Just sharing.... Help me switch! Haha. This is a cry for help.

    Peace,

    Matt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerQ View Post
    It's the small things that scare me, though... Fore example, I do a lot of pdf reading on my android device... I was pleasantly surprised to see how ios handled pdf viewing more fluidly and beauty hands android did, but then..... It all came to a halt when I realized that I couldn't even do simple tasks out of the box such as rotate the page in the pdf. I figured this feature would be baked in to the native pdf experience on Ios. Maybe I missed it....
    Well, using your example here, the built-in rendering of PDF is pretty basic, at least when viewing attachments in email. You can install real PDF readers that also have some editing capabilities including page rotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordol View Post
    Well, using your example here, the built-in rendering of PDF is pretty basic, at least when viewing attachments in email. You can install real PDF readers that also have some editing capabilities including page rotation.
    OK, thanks. I also read that there are true file managers available now as well... For example, let's say I download an exe file and other non-native types of files from the Internet or an email. I can manipulate rename and attach those two other emails or share to whatever by going to the file manager. Is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerQ View Post
    OK, thanks. I also read that there are true file managers available now as well... For example, let's say I download an exe file and other non-native types of files from the Internet or an email. I can manipulate rename and attach those two other emails or share to whatever by going to the file manager. Is this correct?
    I really can't comment on that as I've never tried. My email use on mobile doesn't include handling of such files.

    I'll exchange documents of various types (Word, Excel, Powerpoint (occasionally), PDF, and image files. For those, I have MS Office apps (free on iOS!) and PDF Expert, and the built-in Photos app has so far met my needs there.

    Handling event invites works better in iOS than Thunderbird on my desktop.
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    In the App Store app on the iPhone, if you tap one of the buttons at the bottom 10 times, it will force refresh the store.

    If you hold your finger on the home button for about 10 seconds, it will clear the RAM.
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    I'm. Shocked at how basic and clunky file managers are still on iOS. With Android I get full access to everything, just as in Windows Explorer.

    With even the best file manager on ios, you get a folder of pictures, photos, some documents, and that's about it. Oh, and they all try to push WiFi transfer.

    This is crippling to me, and may be what keeps me on Android... The adventure continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerQ View Post
    I'm. Shocked at how basic and clunky file managers are still on iOS. With Android I get full access to everything, just as in Windows Explorer.

    With even the best file manager on ios, you get a folder of pictures, photos, some documents, and that's about it. Oh, and they all try to push WiFi transfer.

    This is crippling to me, and may be what keeps me on Android... The adventure continues.
    Crippling? lmao It amazes me that people can't use an iPhone because you don't have a file manager that gives you access to the full file system. I have access right now on my Note5. It's not groundbreaking and it doesn't allow me to use the Note5 MORE than the iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
    Crippling? lmao It amazes me that people can't use an iPhone I'm because you don't have a file manager that gives you access to the full file system. I have access right now on my Note5. It's not groundbreaking and it doesn't allow me to use the Note5 MORE than the iPhone.
    OK, not really crippling... Good point. I just mean... I find myself downloading, all types of extensions and manipulating file names and extensions, zipping, raring, editing, all kinds of stuff via file managers on my 6p.... I'd just like to know that the ability is there on ios as well...

    Even if it's not, I'd still like to try it out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerQ View Post
    I'm. Shocked at how basic and clunky file managers are still on iOS. With Android I get full access to everything, just as in Windows Explorer.

    With even the best file manager on ios, you get a folder of pictures, photos, some documents, and that's about it. Oh, and they all try to push WiFi transfer.

    This is crippling to me, and may be what keeps me on Android... The adventure continues.
    iOS is a walled garden, access to the file system is limited intentionally by Apple. And you know what? It doesn't effect my usage whatsoever. If this is a deal-killer for you, at least you tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerQ View Post
    OK, not really crippling... Good point. I just mean... I find myself downloading, all types of extensions and manipulating file names and extensions, zipping, raring, editing, all kinds of stuff via file managers on my 6p.... I'd just like to know that the ability is there on ios as well...
    Sounds like you want a Laptop and not a phone...

    It's a closed system to prevent damage, and a line out the door at Apple with mangled iOS / File Systems. This is why I am not into JB a phone, I want it sealed / solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Sounds like you want a Laptop and not a phone....
    Nah, I can do all of that anytime anywhere on my Nexus 6p.... I see your point about the closed system, though.

    Thanks!
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