1. apcman's Avatar
    I am thinking of joining the iOS team and I wanted to see how is using an iPhone if all your info is with google in terms of email, contacts, maps and all the other stuff. some people said with all the support Google gives iphone you can almost have a android phone on the iPhone. Plus how is Siri vs google now? I just wanted to see what other iPhone users with google thought of this and can you get all the main google apps on iOS.

    Thanks.

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    10-03-2014 04:46 PM
  2. scorpiodsu said: Best Answer

    One of the main reasons I prefer iPhone is because I can have the best of both google and Apple in one device. Can't do that with android. Having said that, Google apps are not as deeply integrated as android but functionality is mostly consistent across platforms.
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Pretty much all Google apps are available on iOS.
    10-03-2014 04:49 PM
  4. geekymcfly's Avatar
    just like the poster of above me stated all the google apps are available for iOS but right now they all look pixelated. There doesn't feel like there is a huge learning curve to iOS either. I miss swiping everything and app drawers but everything else is seamless. As far as Siri and Google Now goes I prefer Siri. Personally I never liked Google Now.
    tekjunkie28 likes this.
    10-03-2014 05:27 PM
  5. dirtbiker0025's Avatar
    coming from android for nearly 5 years to my first iPhone i feel the comparison is apples and oranges haha. If you want gimmicks and hand gestures and all that cool stuff that you use one or two times get an android. i feel like the iPhone is more smoother if that makes sense. everything works and flows together. with that being said the transition was seamless. i just added my google account and all my contacts appointments and everything else was uploaded to my phone so that was easy. All of the apps are there. I find myself using siri more than google now but they are both an option. i give google now the edge by 9/10 to 8.5/10 just because of the cards. I am happy with my iPhone and i do not regret making the switch but both systems are great and both have their own + and -.
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    10-03-2014 06:01 PM
  6. MilliwaysPub's Avatar
    I just joined the iOS crowed after a few years with Android and a brief stop with Windows Phone. iOS is amazing. Most of my information (calendars, contacts, ect) is through gmail and its been a very good experience getting everything synced up. No issues so far.

    Take the drive. You will love it.
    10-03-2014 06:45 PM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    One of the main reasons I prefer iPhone is because I can have the best of both google and Apple in one device. Can't do that with android. Having said that, Google apps are not as deeply integrated as android but functionality is mostly consistent across platforms.
    matt3166, nickf126, calebt and 1 others like this.
    10-03-2014 06:58 PM
  8. TekNinja81's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone 4 a few years back, to 3 Android phones since, and now the iPhone 6: At first I was worried I'd have major issues, but generally, I can do almost everything I loved with my Android devices, and that includes most of the Google services.

    Contacts, calendar entries, email, Google Drive etc all work quite well -- if not better -- on the iPhone, and I'm still able to share Calendars with my girlfriend so we know each others' work schedules, which is nice. The only Google service I used frequently that I miss on iOS is Google Keep, but I'm transitioning over to using Evernote instead and finally realizing how powerful a tool it is.

    I will say it was nice having homescreen widgets that were always visible to remind me of important tasks/notes etc; but to my delight, much of that can still be done via the Today screen on iOS anyway.
    10-04-2014 12:14 AM
  9. neurodave's Avatar
    My contacts sync perfectly. My calendars are always up to date. I can use Google Drive with no issues.
    10-04-2014 12:54 AM
  10. sau124's Avatar
    On a side note - why would you want to store all your information with Google. I don't like Google using my info to sell me ads.
    10-05-2014 07:57 PM
  11. donawalt's Avatar
    I use Gmail and Calendar and have absolutely no issues. My contacts and Reminders are in iCloud, I sometimes have to think where each type is being stored as they all seem the same on the phone and iPad...
    Darran likes this.
    10-05-2014 08:13 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The iPhone is as good, if not a better Google phone than Android phones.
    HAWK and mumfoau like this.
    10-05-2014 11:31 PM
  13. tlo07's Avatar
    On a side note - why would you want to store all your information with Google. I don't like Google using my info to sell me ads.
    I keep all my stuff with Google so I can switch between an iPhone and an Android any time I want and sync my info with either with no problems.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    jkmasi and bgl321 like this.
    10-06-2014 07:39 AM
  14. nite732's Avatar
    Well fortunately the best Google Phone is the Iphone.
    bgl321, tekjunkie28 and luvesuga like this.
    10-06-2014 03:11 PM
  15. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    It's not bad. I have my contacts stored to my gmail and am able to sync them with my iPhone no problem. As well as my email and calendars.
    10-07-2014 03:10 AM
  16. bgl321's Avatar
    Well fortunately the best Google Phone is the Iphone.
    I've used both platforms and feel that Google apps look and run better on an iPhone. It's the best of both worlds. But that's my opinion, I'm sure others will differ
    newsman787 likes this.
    10-07-2014 08:30 AM
  17. ame's Avatar
    I haven't had any issue. Everything stays well synced.

    I keep all my stuff with Google so I can switch between an iPhone and an Android any time I want and sync my info with either with no problems.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Some companies use GoogleApps so not everyone has an option.
    10-07-2014 04:13 PM
  18. canusaybimmy's Avatar
    It's not bad. I have my contacts stored to my gmail and am able to sync them with my iPhone no problem. As well as my email and calendars.
    +1
    10-07-2014 04:38 PM
  19. bluirv's Avatar
    No problem here too. When you are setting up your iPhone, it asks you which platform to transfer from. One of these is Google.

    Just select it and all you data loads in.
    10-07-2014 06:37 PM
  20. Darran's Avatar
    I use Gmail and Calendar and have absolutely no issues. My contacts and Reminders are in iCloud, I sometimes have to think where each type is being stored as they all seem the same on the phone and iPad...
    Same for me. I have Gmail for my ios email, notes and calendar and iCloud for my contacts and reminders.

    Have run like this since the first day it was possible and not a single issue. Love how fluid it is and how quick it syncs. Notes are great for on the move and then when I'm on my desktop I often pick up my notes and continue from there!

    I really don't see why the Gmail iOS App exists really. I mean yes I understand it handles some more google specific flagging etc but in iOS 8 there's not much you don't have in the iOS mail app.

    Do any of you use the gmail app instead of the iOS mail and if so what's the advantages and disadvantages?

    Cheers
    10-07-2014 07:56 PM
  21. TekNinja81's Avatar
    I've been wondering that myself. So far I'm using the iOS Mail app for everything, seems to handle Gmail adequately. Can't really see much reason to use it other than maybe a "prettier" interface.
    Darran likes this.
    10-07-2014 10:14 PM
  22. sting7k's Avatar
    The iPhone is the best Google phone.
    mumfoau likes this.
    10-07-2014 10:58 PM
  23. Vocaltic's Avatar
    I just switched from Android to iPhone too, and no problem at all with my data. I do, however, miss Google Keep.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    10-08-2014 06:46 AM
  24. tlo07's Avatar
    I do wish I could get a Google Now widget in the Notification Center.
    10-08-2014 07:38 AM
  25. StikiGreenZ's Avatar
    iOS mail doesn't do push email for Gmail accounts unless you're using a paid account.

    Another thing gmail app does better is conversation view. iOS mail does conversation view but doesn't display sent messages within a conversation. Pretty crappy oversight of you ask me. I didn't want to use gmail app but had no choice as conversation view is important to me.
    10-08-2014 08:06 AM
  26. deathbyjazzhands's Avatar
    I love the design of every Google app on iOS. I pretty much use them all except the Gmail app because it renders emails terribly and you can't read them.

    I just downloaded the new "News and Weather" app and it's looking pretty nice.
    10-08-2014 04:18 PM
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