1. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Thanks for your help everyone

    I did go to the Apple store and I decided for the time being to go back to windows phone with my Lumia 1520. This is my 2nd endeavor and unlike the first time where I didn't fully go in with an open mind(I was still using both Lumia and a 6+), this time with my 2nd try I didn't have my Lumia and it gave me a chance to really spend time exclusively with IOS the last few days.

    All in all, it is a VIABLE alternative to me and if a 3rd time comes around where I want to try it(If Apple boosted the camera on the back and in front, I likely would've been able to fully tolerate my annoyances and stuck with it) I feel like apple will have finally managed to catch me :P

    But presently, my experience with my Lumia is something that apple/iPhone has not yet fully been able to match and one of the biggest issues/frustrations was the overload of notifications. While I know I can easily turn them off/on, I think the live tiles concept for me is much better(and I really dislike seeing all those red badges beside various apps).

    Not to mention I don't like having to constantly keep rearranging icons on IOS everytime I install something and having to hunt for where it is. I love that Windows Phone has an Alphabetical list(along with the Letter to jump to a particular app by letter) which makes finding apps easier.

    Also, I only had the 16 GB model.......and that just was not going to do for me.
    11-19-2014 01:42 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It sounds like you've already made your decision, but when/if you do come back to iOS, there's an easy way to find apps. Just use the Spotlight search. On any home page, make a quick swipe down and you'll see the search bar. Start typing the first couple of characters of the app name and when the result pops up, tap on it to open. I use it all the time and it works great.
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    11-19-2014 09:35 AM
  3. FFR's Avatar
    It sounds like you've already made your decision, but when/if you do come back to iOS, there's an easy way to find apps. Just use the Spotlight search. On any home page, make a quick swipe down and you'll see the search bar. Start typing the first couple of characters of the app name and when the result pops up, tap on it to open. I use it all the time and it works great.
    This.
    Or just ask Siri to launch whatever app you were looking for.

    Good luck.

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    11-19-2014 10:06 AM
  4. natasftw's Avatar
    Safari is not bad....but I may be in the majority but I miss IE lol.
    I doubt you'll ever be in the majority making statements like that.
    11-19-2014 08:46 PM
  5. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I doubt you'll ever be in the majority making statements like that.
    I meant minorioty :P

    (Though IE does have the highest marketshare, certainly more than Safari, so I may not be wrong :P)
    11-19-2014 08:51 PM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    It sounds like you've already made your decision, but when/if you do come back to iOS, there's an easy way to find apps. Just use the Spotlight search. On any home page, make a quick swipe down and you'll see the search bar. Start typing the first couple of characters of the app name and when the result pops up, tap on it to open. I use it all the time and it works great.
    This.
    Or just ask Siri to launch whatever app you were looking for.

    Good luck.

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    Maybe because I am not used to it...But I did not like Spotlight. I didn't like the swiping down because I did it unintentionally sometimes and sometimes it didn't always come up when I wanted it to.

    I guess I am just used to on Windows phone hitting the search button and typing that way(Same amount of steps, but it seems more sensible that way).

    And Oh god at asking for Siri to do anything for me lol.
    Siri reminds me of the saying "If you want something done, do it yourself."

    I think using Cortana is one of the reason why I hate Siri because I can easily tell how limited Siri is and having to constantly repeat myself or her not being capable enough to do something bugged me. If Cortana ever comes to iPhone(And I can replace siri with Cortana), then I can see myself using it
    11-19-2014 08:55 PM
  7. natasftw's Avatar
    I meant minorioty :P

    (Though IE does have the highest marketshare, certainly more than Safari, so I may not be wrong :P)
    Google Chrome overtakes Microsoft's Internet Explorer as most-used US web browser | Daily Mail Online

    I'm not a big fan of either. But, market share doesn't always mean it's something one would miss. As an example, there are many more tax payers than not. But, you wouldn't miss paying taxes would you?

    You're more likely to explain that market share stat by looking at this: Operating system market share With 85% of the OS market coming with IE, you'd expect it to have a higher percentage than other browsers.
    11-19-2014 09:05 PM
  8. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Google Chrome overtakes Microsoft's Internet Explorer as most-used US web browser | Daily Mail Online

    I'm not a big fan of either. But, market share doesn't always mean it's something one would miss. As an example, there are many more tax payers than not. But, you wouldn't miss paying taxes would you?

    You're more likely to explain that market share stat by looking at this: Operating system market share With 85% of the OS market coming with IE, you'd expect it to have a higher percentage than other browsers.

    That is only us based though :P globally I do believe IE is still top dog....and that was more so about mobile browsers on the article.
    11-20-2014 12:29 AM
  9. Alex Gosser's Avatar
    That is only us based though :P globally I do believe IE is still top dog....and that was more so about mobile browsers on the article.
    I'd argue that's because IE is Microsoft... and it's installed on EVERY single windows device by default.
    Some people are lazy when it comes to downloading a different browser and setting it up.

    If you had to actually download IE and set it up like firefox, I doubt anyone would use it ._.
    11-20-2014 12:16 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ew ... IE is horrible .
    11-20-2014 01:03 PM
  11. FFR's Avatar
    Maybe because I am not used to it...But I did not like Spotlight. I didn't like the swiping down because I did it unintentionally sometimes and sometimes it didn't always come up when I wanted it to.

    I guess I am just used to on Windows phone hitting the search button and typing that way(Same amount of steps, but it seems more sensible that way).

    And Oh god at asking for Siri to do anything for me lol.
    Siri reminds me of the saying "If you want something done, do it yourself."

    I think using Cortana is one of the reason why I hate Siri because I can easily tell how limited Siri is and having to constantly repeat myself or her not being capable enough to do something bugged me. If Cortana ever comes to iPhone(And I can replace siri with Cortana), then I can see myself using it
    Since the introduction of hey Siri in the iOS 8 beta, I use her constantly. She is pretty useful.


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    11-20-2014 01:21 PM
  12. urrl's Avatar
    I can say that I was annoyed at getting ringtones into my iP6+ until I jail broke it and installed Pro Tube. Now I can not only download and save any YouTube video onto my phone, I can also convert them in the phone into audio music files or ring tones. This feature alone makes the phone so awesome to me. So if there is still a chance for you to jail break I would advise it.
    11-21-2014 11:54 AM
  13. zinstantz's Avatar
    I also want to add the annoying alarm clock. There is no way for me to turn it off if I woke up before scheduled; easily one of the most missed feature for me after switching from Android.
    11-24-2014 09:53 PM
  14. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I also want to add the annoying alarm clock. There is no way for me to turn it off if I woke up before scheduled; easily one of the most missed feature for me after switching from Android.
    I tell Siri to turn it off.
    11-24-2014 10:58 PM
  15. vncmgn's Avatar
    It's so easy to use the desktop version of a site in safari just click the address bar and pull down click desktop version. Anyway try opera mini they updated and there are very practical settings available


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    12-05-2014 05:21 PM
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