1. TreeSpooner's Avatar
    Hi everyone! I've had my iPhone 6+ for two weeks and it is love. I'm coming from a long line of Android phones, most recently the Galaxy S4. I originally purchased the 16gb, but quickly realized I need the 64gb.
    Most of my android owning pals don't understand why I made the switch, but luckily I don't sway easily. Their main sticking point is, how can I live without all of the customization? My answer? Easily, I never used all of the features, a lot of them gimicky at best, anyway.

    Take the Galaxy S4 Camera for example. There are too many modes and special features to even be useful. It was just entirely too cumbersome to be of any real benefit. Give me a simple, quality camera and I can download an app to make the photos fancy.

    Widgets are another feature I never fully utilized since they bogged down the system after awhile and most were quite buggy. I don't miss them at all and prefer Apple's minimalistic take on widgets.

    My Android loving friends also claim that Android has more apps. Well, I appreciate quality over quantity. From what I have found, the iPhone version of the Android apps I used are so much more functional, not to mention prettier.

    I find the 6+ is a perfect match for me and I am completely satisfied with my decision to switch. As far as the Android features I had to give up to get here, how can I miss what I never used or needed anyway, lol?
    GSOgymrat, Hansana, cwbcpa and 6 others like this.
    11-19-2014 07:21 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, glad to hear you are liking your 6+. Enjoy.
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    11-19-2014 07:33 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    That's what's up enjoy.


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    11-19-2014 07:36 PM
  4. anon4757448's Avatar
    Sounds good...welcome!
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    11-19-2014 08:34 PM
  5. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    If I've said it once, I've said it a billion times. Android users TWEAK their phones. iPhone users USE their phones.
    11-20-2014 02:44 AM
  6. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I will be making the same change next week. I just feel that its time for a change. I've been with Android for almost three years now. Before that I was an iPhone user and have continued to use ios devices in that time (ipad, ipod touch, Apple TV). Android had been fun, all the Customisation and watching it mature as a platform. I think the things I will miss the most are the advanced sharing options and the filing system.
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    11-20-2014 04:00 AM
  7. Ron Hites's Avatar
    Sounds good...welcome!
    I also used to be an android user, but i'll say this much...
    I'll NEVER GO BACK!!!
    11-20-2014 05:15 AM
  8. zevimenache's Avatar
    Me too,came from 4 years on Android,the only thing i miss is torrents!
    11-20-2014 05:39 AM
  9. rachmk2005's Avatar
    Hi, just curious, when you made the switch over to iPhone, did you decide to use all of the Google services on the phone? I am in the same situation and cannot decide if it is best to download all of the Google apps and continue to use Google as my email, contacts, photo backup, and the rest, or if that is somehow messing up my "true iPhone" experience.

    Thanks!
    11-20-2014 07:58 AM
  10. Ron Hites's Avatar
    Hi, just curious, when you made the switch over to iPhone, did you decide to use all of the Google services on the phone? I am in the same situation and cannot decide if it is best to download all of the Google apps and continue to use Google as my email, contacts, photo backup, and the rest, or if that is somehow messing up my "true iPhone" experience.

    Thanks!
    I use Apples Mail, but I still get my gmail. Your Mail is easy to set up.
    The only Google apps I have are Google News, Google Maps, and the Okay Google app. Myself personally, I prefer Siri over Okay Google, but that's just me...
    11-20-2014 08:09 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and Congrats on you iPhone 6+...Glad to have you, ENJOY
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    11-20-2014 08:46 AM
  12. TreeSpooner's Avatar
    Hi, just curious, when you made the switch over to iPhone, did you decide to use all of the Google services on the phone? I am in the same situation and cannot decide if it is best to download all of the Google apps and continue to use Google as my email, contacts, photo backup, and the rest, or if that is somehow messing up my "true iPhone" experience.

    Thanks!
    I am using Google's new Inbox app for gmail, which is pretty awesome. I also use Google Maps, Google News, and I use Google Drive. I tried to limit the rest so that I could really get a feel for the iPhone. Oh, and I have Google Music which allows me to access the music I purchased through Google.

    I'm curious how popular any of these Google apps are iPhone users who never tried Android?
    11-20-2014 09:05 AM
  13. uno mas's Avatar
    Agree totally. I also found android customization to be cumbersome and, at my age, unnecessary. So I ditched the LG G3 for a 6+ last month and have enjoyed every moment of my return to iOS.

    Good to hear you're pleased with the switch as well!
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    11-20-2014 10:09 AM
  14. pappy53's Avatar
    I'm curious how popular any of these Google apps are iPhone users who never tried Android?
    From what I have read, Google makes more revenue from iOS users than Android users, so it must be pretty popular.
    Enjoy your iPhone!
    11-20-2014 01:03 PM
  15. mikepolinske's Avatar
    I've also come over to the iPhone from many years of Android. I always felt iOS apps were of better quality than Android (more features, looked nicer) but I just didn't like the 4 inch screen size of the previous iPhones. I had an iPod touch, so I knew how small the screen was and so my first smartphone was the HTC EVO.

    I also don't like that with Android phones, you have to wait for both the manufacturers and the carriers to provide OS updates, where as iOS updates come from Apple.

    Third, one-handed use of phones was NEVER important to me since I am kind of clutsy and prefer to use the phones with both hands.
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    11-20-2014 03:55 PM
  16. TreeSpooner's Avatar
    I've also come over to the iPhone from many years of Android. I always felt iOS apps were of better quality than Android (more features, looked nicer) but I just didn't like the 4 inch screen size of the previous iPhones. I had an iPod touch, so I knew how small the screen was and so my first smartphone was the HTC EVO.

    I also don't like that with Android phones, you have to wait for both the manufacturers and the carriers to provide OS updates, where as iOS updates come from Apple.

    Third, one-handed use of phones was NEVER important to me since I am kind of clutsy and prefer to use the phones with both hands.
    That is exactly the reason I picked Android over iPhone in the beginning... Screen size. At the time copy and paste was also important to me.

    And waiting for Verizon to push an update that Google released 6 months prior was excruciating!
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    11-20-2014 05:11 PM
  17. SneakySin's Avatar
    I was in the same boat as the OP. I decided to take a chance as I was always an iOS basher and pro-Android. Decided Android was getting too repetitive and gimmicky so rather than talk bad about iOS without ever using it, I figured IP6 was a good phone to test out. Needless to say, I wont be going back. I still like Android but iOS better suits my usage and its so simplistic. And 2 weeks later, I made my older brother a believer. His IP6 is out for delivery!
    mikepolinske likes this.
    11-21-2014 11:19 AM
  18. j0celyn's Avatar
    I too will be making the switch from Android to iOS. I've only used an iPhone once and it was my dad's old 3G. When that broke, I went to Android with a bigger screen and couldn't imagine myself going back. But when the bigger screens were announced, I figured why not and took the plunge last week when I ordered one. I was a little wary about the lack of customization but I realized I don't even customize my Note 3 or G3 that much I figured I'll take a shot at the 6+. Almost all of my family members (except for two) use iPhone and they refuse to download Hangouts to video chat, so it makes more sense for me to get one, and then for the two that do use Android, I can just download Hangouts and still chat with them.
    11-21-2014 12:41 PM
  19. 21stNow's Avatar
    If I've said it once, I've said it a billion times. Android users TWEAK their phones. iPhone users USE their phones.
    You can say it a trillion times, but that won't make it true. It's an opinion that is proven false millions of times a day by Android users all over the world.
    11-21-2014 12:46 PM
  20. wlsblessed's Avatar
    I went back and forth between Android and IOS for about a year. I would go from IOS to an android phone because I wanted a larger screen but missed the IOS experienced. I new have my lovely 6+ and will not seek to return to Android. I just got my phone two days ago and have a problem removing it from my hands. Everything that I was able to do on Android I'm doing on my 6+ with no problems at all. The only Google apps that I use are Google Voice and Google Drive. I never thought I'd find a phone that fit me so perfectly but the 6+ is it.
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    11-21-2014 01:23 PM
  21. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Both are great OSs for specific people. iOS is awesome for me. For me, I was always trying to make my Android phone actually work correctly without any crap happening in the background for example. It felt dirty and unpolished to me. iOS does have its bugs but compared to Android, in my experience, those bugs are insignificant compared to Android's. Enjoy your phone and don't hesitate to ask questions if you have them
    11-21-2014 04:19 PM
  22. Manny13840's Avatar
    Before the iPhone I had the Galaxy S1 and loved it but always wanted a iPhone.. I finally got the iPhone 4S at the time and man I fell in Love more!! After 4S I got the 5 and at that time the Note 2 was coming out and man I saw that and I wanted it, and finally got the note 2 and sold my 5, but the complexity of the android OS made me hate android the lag and crashes was killing me! within 3 months I came back to iOS and got the 5 again.. Never again am I going back to galaxy or any android device ever!! Got my 6+ and loving it!!!
    11-21-2014 04:35 PM
  23. eprisencc's Avatar


    I use all google apps. I hate apple apps because I also have an android phone and when I use it, I can't use any of my apple apps. I use gmail for push email, I store all my music in google play, I use all my voice commands, reminders, and voice created appointments with the google search app, I store all my pictures on google+ but I use web albums to upload and view them, I store my files in drive and Dropbox, I use google wallet to store my loyalty cards, I get my text messages via Google voice, I make calls using google hangouts, I use google maps for gps, I use chrome to browse the web, I use YouTube for videos, and I use go tasks to access google tasks.

    Soon Google will have a dedicated calendar app for iOS and when that comes out, I'm ditching the apple calendar app. There are a few things I would still like to see out of google on iOS. First is a third party android keyboard for iOS so you can keep your dictionary's the same across iOS and android. Maybe if apple would allow voice dictation then it would be cool to have Google now integrated into an iOS android keyboard. Second is support for android wear on iOS. I would also like to see google create a google contacts app for iPhone so ios users can access google groups. Not a sync but a dedicated app for the contacts. Allow users to open all handlers and links in Google apps (ie telephone numbers should open in hangouts, addresses should open in Google maps, text messages should open in Google voice or Google hangouts, urls should open in chrome, video calls in hangouts, emails in gmail or inbox, birthdays and dates in Google calendar, and share contacts as vcf files via Google voice or Google hangouts). There should also be a way to export and import all contacts with pictures using a vcf file. It would also be nice if it supported multiple google accounts.

    The only non-google apps I use is ever notes for note taking because there is no google keep app for iOS. There are also a few apple apps I'm forced to use because apple does not allow third party access. I use apple pay until apple allows google wallet access to nfc. I also use iMessage from time to time with fellow iPhone users if they are not already on hangouts otherwise I just use hangouts


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    11-25-2014 02:44 PM
  24. FFR's Avatar
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    I use all google apps. I hate apple apps because I also have an android phone and when I use it, I can't use any of my apple apps. I use gmail for push email, I store all my music in google play, I use all my voice commands, reminders, and voice created appointments with the google search app, I store all my pictures on google+ but I use web albums to upload and view them, I store my files in drive and Dropbox, I use google wallet to store my loyalty cards, I get my text messages via Google voice, I make calls using google hangouts, I use google maps for gps, I use chrome to browse the web, I use YouTube for videos, and I use go tasks to access google tasks.

    Soon Google will have a dedicated calendar app for iOS and when that comes out, I'm ditching the apple calendar app. There are a few things I would still like to see out of google on iOS. First is a third party android keyboard for iOS so you can keep your dictionary's the same across iOS and android. Maybe if apple would allow voice dictation then it would be cool to have Google now integrated into an iOS android keyboard. Second is support for android wear on iOS. I would also like to see google create a google contacts app for iPhone so ios users can access google groups. Not a sync but a dedicated app for the contacts. Allow users to open all handlers and links in Google apps (ie telephone numbers should open in hangouts, addresses should open in Google maps, text messages should open in Google voice or Google hangouts, urls should open in chrome, video calls in hangouts, emails in gmail or inbox, birthdays and dates in Google calendar, and share contacts as vcf files via Google voice or Google hangouts). There should also be a way to export and import all contacts with pictures using a vcf file. It would also be nice if it supported multiple google accounts.

    The only non-google apps I use is ever notes for note taking because there is no google keep app for iOS. There are also a few apple apps I'm forced to use because apple does not allow third party access. I use apple pay until apple allows google wallet access to nfc. I also use iMessage from time to time with fellow iPhone users if they are not already on hangouts otherwise I just use hangouts


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    Apple does allow voice dictation.


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    11-25-2014 04:34 PM
  25. eprisencc's Avatar
    Apple does allow voice dictation.


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    Not on third party keyboards. Only apple's own keyboard can do voice dictation. Now I believe apps can program voice commands on an app by app basis like google search and chrome does but not universally via a third party keyboard.


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    11-25-2014 04:37 PM

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