Re: Switching from BlackBerry 10 to ios, any advice?
Coming from Q10, and generally doing things by touch or gestures for a very long time, I bought the iPhone SE
because I don't like large devices of glass, and would rather not have a broken screen.
Where shall I start.
- gaining a physical mute switch on the iPhone SE is great!
- Get a case. I used to carry my Q10 naked, and it has been dropped many times with just a side part of the screen in the gesture area cracked. I lived with this for months until I replaced the screen and keyboard myself. But the Q10 was a smaller (less chance of cracking) screen and the battery door was just like having part of the phone cased.
- volume up/down keys on the phone do not change track when playing music
Note that bluetooth headphones do change tracks when paired to the same iPhone with a long press.
For the iUsers, a long press on BB10 devices volume up/down rocker activated track up down, and the middle button activated mute.
You will have to click, and if locked, you will have to look at the screen to find the audio controls. Or, if not locked, swipe up, then swipe left for the music controls.
- No configurable speed dial key - coming from a Q10, each of the physical keys could be programmed to do something.
I am guessing people always bring up the contact or use SIRI. BTW, BB10 has an assistant that does voice to text, voice dialing, core app commands like "read last email", "read last text message". So using SIRI will be not that truly new
- no led alerts has already been discussed but not fully understood. Set your BB10 or old BBOS down and if there is no led light, you have not been contacted. No need to pick it up. If it's flashing when you wake up, something was missed.
- Mail.app borrowed from WebOS email gestures... fast swipe from right to left deletes an email but you cannot force this option to verify firstly. The verify before deleting option only affects clicking on trash for a message, not swipe and this has apparently been this way since iOS 7 when the option appeared. You can change "delete messages" to be only archive with no trashing. But then there is NO trashcan at all.
- importing ringtones into itunes seems to be voodoo. I tried dropping a 6 second .m4r file into "Tones" and itunes never accepts it... Until I deleted the original mp3 file that was imported. Just follow the directions found all over the net to the letter.
- I use two devices in a car, Hands Free and A2DP - BB10 would connect to both automatically.
iOS 9.3.2 would only connect to handsfree, then I would have to manually select the A2DP device.
iOS 10 public beta 2 connects to both automatically.
- Notifications - It's not the HUB and works differently, but I am fond of it now. If you acknowledge an event in the notification screen, it goes away, unlike Hub, where you would always see it if it was recent.
- Unlock with touch id is one gesture, press your scanned finger on the button.
- There will be so many apps to download, but group them. It can reduce clutter.
- Each app is given explicit permission for certain things like background data, camera and notifications. I never used social media apps and removed their default access when installed.
In summary, I like it. I recommend BB10 users moving over do the 10 Public Beta program and you will be most at home with a couple of extra swiping gestures in Notification and Control Center
Palm 650 - Motorola Q - Palm 755p - Palm (franken)Pixi - Blackberry 9930 - Blackberry Q10 - Iphone SE