1. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Last year I was able to use my Note 4 as my only computing device. No tablet, no laptop, no smart watch. Just the Note 4. Did the same thing with the Note 5. I was wondering if anyone has done this with their plus iPhone.
    03-15-2016 07:13 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    Nope, I much prefer doing work related stuff on the Mac, and gaming or entertainment on my iPad.

    I'm sure it's possible to use the iPhone as an all in one device.
    03-15-2016 07:31 AM
  3. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Nope, I use my MacBook for classes & work related stuff. Everything else I use my phone for. I have a iPod touch I use for my car. I.E. music, GPS, etc.
    03-15-2016 07:42 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    I'd need a computer, but I could see using the Plus and stop using my iPad Mini. Close enough in size I have the 6s, but next iteration will be a Plus. My iPad Mini is due for an update soon anyway, so 2 birds with one stone I guess!
    St_Deborah likes this.
    03-15-2016 07:57 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It's a nice thought but I'm in grad school so it simply doesn't work for me. I need a traditional file system and a big screen. Once I'm done with school and my MacBook dies it's a possibility though.
    Everyone's needs are different.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-15-2016 08:01 AM
  6. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    It's a nice thought but I'm in grad school so it simply doesn't work for me. I need a traditional file system and a big screen. Once I'm done with school and my MacBook dies it's a possibility though.
    Everyone's needs are different.
    And I don't really have a need to have a computer anymore. I can use my iPad for everything work related. And I was wondering if anyone took it further and just used their iPhone.
    03-15-2016 08:05 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Could I use my iPhone 6S Plus as my sole computing device? Probably, but like the others, I prefer to do some things on a MacBook. Web browsing is still a PITA in desktop mode because using pinch and zoom is irritating at times, especially when a site's mobile view is lacking. Filling out online or scanned forms is easier for me on a computer.
    Chris JL likes this.
    03-15-2016 08:06 AM
  8. jianrong's Avatar
    I use my 6 plus as my lazy time computing need. Sitting too long on computer chair ache. Maybe i have small ***.

    And on the go. So yes. Computer and 6 plus.
    03-15-2016 08:38 AM
  9. DX9's Avatar
    Guess it all depends on what you want to do. I use my laptop in my office strictly for Quickbooks doing daily entries. I'm on it maybe 10 min a day. All emails, file attachments etc I do right from my 6S Plus. My iMac at home doesn't get much work. I go on it once and a while to look at photos.

    So basically I only use a computer 10 min a day really for my work. All emails, web browsing, social stuff and music all in the phone.
    03-15-2016 09:04 AM
  10. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Guess it all depends on what you want to do. I use my laptop in my office strictly for Quickbooks doing daily entries. I'm on it maybe 10 min a day. All emails, file attachments etc I do right from my 6S Plus. My iMac at home doesn't get much work. I go on it once and a while to look at photos.

    So basically I only use a computer 10 min a day really for my work. All emails, web browsing, social stuff and music all in the phone.
    Do you find that you get along with that system ok? I was thinking that I could probably do that as well.
    03-15-2016 09:19 AM
  11. DX9's Avatar
    Do you find that you get along with that system ok? I was thinking that I could probably do that as well.
    Yes it's been totally fine. My daily work routine is probably different from yours. I mean we even have two iPad 3s at home and an iPad mini and I never touch them for anything. Even my wife uses her 6 Plus all day. Basically just the kids use iPads at home. This is the main reason why my wife and I got bigger screen devices in the last year.
    03-15-2016 09:31 AM
  12. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I would need a secondary device. Either a computer or a tablet. While the Plus is a decent size, it wouldn't cover all my bases. I use Google Docs and Sheets kind of regularly, and while they work well on the phone, they're much better on a bigger screen of a computer or tablet.
    03-15-2016 09:37 AM
  13. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    Using my iPhone is certainly possible for most of the tasks I do, it's just a lot more pleasant to use other things. Generally, I switch to my Macbook for work not because my iOS devices are not capable of what I want, but simply because I find working on larger screens more pleasant.

    I am hoping to transition to an iPad Pro as my primary daily work device though, and I'm curious to see how that affects my phone use. Once most of my work happens in iOS, I suspect I'll use my phone for more productivity-oriented tasks as well. Anyone had that experience?
    03-15-2016 12:03 PM
  14. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I use a Mac (an aging iMac and a newer mini), iPad Air2, and a 6+. Sometimes I even break out the Nano, mounted in a watch band.

    Could I drop to just one Mac and a iPhone. Possibly, but why would I want to ? I don't have to compromise.

    I could also never go back to BB or Android (even though I like the size of the Q10 for some things).
    03-15-2016 03:34 PM
  15. clickitykeys's Avatar
    I do programming and write papers using latex, so that's a no for me. I definitely need a proper computer, e.g., a Macbook Pro.
    03-15-2016 06:02 PM
  16. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I do programming and write papers using latex, so that's a no for me. I definitely need a proper computer, e.g., a Macbook Pro.
    I like to use the term "legacy computer". 😏
    Hopefully more and more developers will convert their applications over.
    03-15-2016 06:29 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    I like to use the term "legacy computer".
    Hopefully more and more developers will convert their applications over.
    I wouldn't be surprised if OSX and iOS start to merge a bit at some point. True universal apps
    03-15-2016 07:31 PM
  18. bex85's Avatar
    I love my iPhone 6S Plus and I can do a lot of stuff on it but, I couldnt not be without my Mac as sometimes I just need the proper desktop version of a web page for example. One such site being Google Spreadsheets, I have a formula which I just extend down the page as and when I need it but, I can only "pull" the formula to other rows on the Macbook, havent found a way to do it on the phone or a tablet, regardless of whether I'm using the website or official app.
    03-16-2016 02:50 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I no longer have a computer that works. I use only my iPhone 6s Plus. I haven't synced to iTunes in 3 years. I may need to at some point. But so far I've done well with just the phone.
    Radu Verdes likes this.
    03-16-2016 08:40 AM
  20. mavsguy842's Avatar
    Since I got my 6S Plus I found I've been using my chromebook laptop MUCH less than before. For the most part, it's an all-in-one (non-work) device for me. As a software engineer I need a powerful desktop to do my job effectively.
    03-16-2016 10:02 AM
  21. Stephxieh's Avatar
    I do find I use my ipad Mini much less since going to the 6S+ instead of the iPhone 6.

    If I'm browsing websites or watching youtube usually laziness wins and I just do it on my phone. I don't see it replacing my Mac but I may be less likely to upgrade my ipad anytime soon.
    Intense Soul likes this.
    03-16-2016 10:29 AM
  22. jlgraham's Avatar
    I probably do 90% of my personal "computing" on my iPhone 6S Plus. The other 10% on an iMac or Macbook. Having this large screen really has reduced how much I use my other devices. For work, however, it's the opposite. 90% Mac, 10% iPhone/iPad
    Intense Soul likes this.
    03-16-2016 03:24 PM
  23. fletchergull's Avatar
    I did when I first got it... at least used it instead of the iPad... (not the mac though)
    but then with time I started realizing that I still need the iPad for many other things...
    so now I use it as a phone, and unless those dual lens rumors are true with the 7+, planning to go back to the smaller size aka 7 not 7+...
    03-16-2016 09:16 PM
  24. Intense Soul's Avatar
    What are the all-in-one things you did on your Samsung device? Are you able to do programming as well? lol just curious. What do you mean exactly by it.

    Last year I was able to use my Note 4 as my only computing device. No tablet, no laptop, no smart watch. Just the Note 4. Did the same thing with the Note 5. I was wondering if anyone has done this with their plus iPhone.
    shanghaichica likes this.
    03-16-2016 09:41 PM
  25. Intense Soul's Avatar
    I had been an avid and enthusiastic, biased user of BlackBerry for ages. Last year, when I took 6plus I couldn't cope up much and after using for few months, I sold it and moved to Passport again. But on January 21, I purchased iPhone 6S plus. Since then, I never looked at my secondary device or kindle.
    What did I do exactly on my iphone over past 6 weeks:

    I am student of health care management.

    I use blackboard on my device. I print pdf files with airprint in my University library.

    I read books and pdf files on ibooks, even if I purchase epub books, i sync them to my device.

    I use spotify for playing music.

    I use mirroring while watching videos on YouTube.

    I have native banking apps.

    I plan my trips accordingly.

    I use for online shopping and grocery shopping catalogue specials as well.

    I use it for IM.

    I use wordpress for blogging, twitter, IG.

    Calendar, time tables, cloud drive. I edit some of the documents.

    To suffice these, I carry extra 3000 Li-Polymer external battery.

    Even though I need to use Office and Statistics software, that is the only reason I use my laptop now.
    03-16-2016 09:56 PM
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