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    Pretty soon I'm gonna be giving up my trust BlackBerry Z10 for the new iPhone SE. Any Advice???
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    WORSTcase, your cell provider may/should have a cellebrite machine which will transfer the contacts and photos (and any other data items, notes, docs, etc) between the devices. Generally they provide this service for free or for a minimal charge usually less than 20 dollars.

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    Use any online/self-service tools your service provider has available to migrate user data... backup from the Z10 to the provider's cloud - and restore to your new SE...
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    WORSTcase, your cell provider may/should have a cellebrite machine which will transfer the contacts and photos (and any other data items, notes, docs, etc) between the devices. Generally they provide this service for free or for a minimal charge usually less than 20 dollars.
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    I made the switch. Very happy I did! Easy switch. Save your addresses etc to Gmail and then transfer them to the SE. Easy to do and you will be thrilled.
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    You will be happy as a long time BlackBerry user I switched 2 months ago to a 6s and am very happy easy change over and if you have questions people here are very helpful only thing I miss really is that blinking red light , enjoy your new SE .
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    Use "Move to iOS" app from the Google play store to transfer photos, calls, text messages, etc. Here is the guide if needed: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201196
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    Pretty soon I'm gonna be giving up my trust BlackBerry Z10 for the new iPhone SE. Any Advice???
    I made the switch when the 6 came out. A few things you will surely miss.
    The Hub
    Great Email
    The LED notification light.
    Other than that you will love the iPhone. It may take a little time to get used to it. God knows there are enough apps to do almost anything you need to get done
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    Pretty soon I'm gonna be giving up my trust BlackBerry Z10 for the new iPhone SE. Any Advice???
    You are going to be SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy with your switch... good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by delbertallan View Post
    I made the switch. Very happy I did! Easy switch. Save your addresses etc to Gmail and then transfer them to the SE. Easy to do and you will be thrilled.
    This is also exactly what I did. Very easy. Good luck with your new iPhone and make iMore your new home away from home.
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    Just brace yourself for a device that will work as it should.
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    I made the switch and it's so much better. I switched to the iPhone 6s and although it feels weird at first with home button, you actually get used to it real quick
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    Good luck with your SE! You're gonna love all the great apps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pttptppt View Post
    I made the switch and it's so much better. I switched to the iPhone 6s and although it feels weird at first with home button, you actually get used to it real quick
    Hey Patrick!
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    Ruh, Roh! Rich caught a defector.
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    Had a 9700, 9900, Q10, & a HORRIBLE PRIV for 1 day; returned it
    Have the IPhone SE 64GB; couldn't be happier
    No matter who your service provider is, download the AT&T Mobile transfer App, IMMEDIATELY, on your IPhone
    It will transfer EVERYTHING from your BB
    I went to the main Apple store in NYC, & they were clueless; couldn't transfer over 200 contacts, & started freaking out
    A Russian tech, in a TMobile store showed me the trick; it works!
    Actually loved my BB Q10, but the IPhone has 4X more storage; REAL ITunes, a great browser, & Internet that's awesome!
    After a couple of days, you WON'T look back
    Apple phone rocks, & everything works great; BB had slightly better Email, but once you forget the Hub, you'll LOVE the IPhone
    Good luck!
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    Biggest drawback is it takes forever for the SE to learn your typing and predictive text.
    I have had every BlackBerry since the Z10, and the best feature was the predictive text. Apple simply sucks at reading your mind and putting the correct words above.

    Plus you'll miss the swipe-up on the keypad for the predicted word.

    I also miss the flexibility on notifications, and the visual of the LED. Wearing a watch is not an alternative to looking at the Red Blinking Light to know you got a message.

    But I still have my Priv, which I use for work, and my SE is my choice for personal communication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsbackandnotgoingaway View Post
    Biggest drawback is it takes forever for the SE to learn your typing and predictive text.
    I have had every BlackBerry since the Z10, and the best feature was the predictive text. Apple simply sucks at reading your mind and putting the correct words above.

    Plus you'll miss the swipe-up on the keypad for the predicted word.
    This is true. Have you tried third-party keyboards, such as Gboard, SwiftKey and Word Flow? In my experience with Word Flow, it has great predictive text. So great to me that I uninstalled all other third-party ones, and I only use the Apple keyboard for passwords (it makes you do this).
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    Quote Originally Posted by libra89 View Post
    This is true. Have you tried third-party keyboards, such as Gboard, SwiftKey and Word Flow? In my experience with Word Flow, it has great predictive text. So great to me that I uninstalled all other third-party ones, and I only use the Apple keyboard for passwords (it makes you do this).
    Word Flow rules! This is what I use. And on my One Plus Three I have a hacked version of the Priv keyboard. I agree nothing beats the BB keyboard, BUT Word Flow comes close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPR View Post
    Had a 9700, 9900, Q10, & a HORRIBLE PRIV for 1 day; returned it
    Have the IPhone SE 64GB; couldn't be happier
    No matter who your service provider is, download the AT&T Mobile transfer App, IMMEDIATELY, on your IPhone
    It will transfer EVERYTHING from your BB
    I went to the main Apple store in NYC, & they were clueless; couldn't transfer over 200 contacts, & started freaking out
    A Russian tech, in a TMobile store showed me the trick; it works!
    Actually loved my BB Q10, but the IPhone has 4X more storage; REAL ITunes, a great browser, & Internet that's awesome!
    After a couple of days, you WON'T look back
    Apple phone rocks, & everything works great; BB had slightly better Email, but once you forget the Hub, you'll LOVE the IPhone
    Good luck!

    I agree, the hub is the only thing that BB has over an Iphone and after a few days you won't even miss it
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    Nor will you miss the blinky led light. Well, you'll mostly get over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    WORSTcase, your cell provider may/should have a cellebrite machine which will transfer the contacts and photos (and any other data items, notes, docs, etc) between the devices. Generally they provide this service for free or for a minimal charge usually less than 20 dollars.
    In January 2013 when I switched from a BlackBerry Bold 9780 to an iPhone 5 (Now I have a 6s) at the setup table in the Apple Store they transferred my contacts for free.
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    My hearing is not good, and the thing is, if you're out of the room when the email goes Ding or whatever tone you set, you simply do not know you got an email or text or other type of message unless you literally pick up the phone, log in, and look. Big Yuk!

    It's my secondary burner phone and the Priv gets the notifications right, especially if you use YAATA or other text app that allows custom notifications. It's been months, and yeah I still miss the notifications on the SE. Love it for a lot of other things especially taking a fast, high quality photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsbackandnotgoingaway View Post
    My hearing is not good, and the thing is, if you're out of the room when the email goes Ding or whatever tone you set, you simply do not know you got an email or text or other type of message unless you literally pick up the phone, log in, and look. Big Yuk!

    It's my secondary burner phone and the Priv gets the notifications right, especially if you use YAATA or other text app that allows custom notifications. It's been months, and yeah I still miss the notifications on the SE. Love it for a lot of other things especially taking a fast, high quality photo.
    I got an Apple Watch and rarely miss a notification. One of biggest selling points IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsbackandnotgoingaway View Post
    My hearing is not good, and the thing is, if you're out of the room when the email goes Ding or whatever tone you set, you simply do not know you got an email or text or other type of message unless you literally pick up the phone, log in, and look. Big Yuk!

    It's my secondary burner phone and the Priv gets the notifications right, especially if you use YAATA or other text app that allows custom notifications. It's been months, and yeah I still miss the notifications on the SE. Love it for a lot of other things especially taking a fast, high quality photo.
    What does the Priv do to notify when you're in another room? What's different about it that you can hear it's notifications from another room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    What does the Priv do to notify when you're in another room? What's different about it that you can hear it's notifications from another room?
    Really? You actually asked this?

    The Priv sets a notification light which, when I return to the room where it's located, constantly signals me visually. I do NOT have to pick up the phone, unlock it, and go into the menus or messaging app to see a new email or sms.
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