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  1. chezm's Avatar
    I'm interested to know if when you made the switch in phones if you made the switch in ecosystems as well. Are you all apple or google when it comes maps, mails, photos, etc?
    The ecosystem switch is definitely a challenge. Coming over to iPhone I gave up on google now and location as I found it was eating my battery, plus since I use CarPlay I can't use google maps so have that up too. I still use google photos, gmail, calendar, and google+, as well as google is my primary search engine. The reality for me while you can use googles ecosystem on iPhone I don't find it works as well as it did on android (obviously), so I mix between the two ecosystems. Because my wife has been an iPhone person for many years, using apples ecosystem to share and combine accounts just makes my life easier now.
    07-22-2017 06:17 PM
  2. Jude526's Avatar
    I still use Google and have no issues. My battery life excellent. I find everything I used on Android more fluid on Apple . I miss customizing but have gotten used to it. I don't miss the lagging freezing that I had on Android
    I appreciate all Apple offers. I didn't switch for what people think of Apple as being easy. I switched because of frustration and other issues.
    07-22-2017 07:09 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    I also use the apple email. I will sometimes use Apple maps but am used to using Google.
    I don't have home wifi. I would be stuck using Dish satellite's internet or Century Link. The town I live in for some reason won't allow COX and it is frustrating to me. I use a jetpak from Verizon...have it on contract and my internet for my laptop is used with the jetpak. It's convenient and better than using my phone tethered. At first though with my HP I thought it was the jetpak causing it to be sluggish. It had been working great prior. It turned out to be the HP and it was less than a yr old. I got the Mac Pro end of Feb and there have been no issues on the reliability. It is blazing fast. So it wasn't the jetpak. I had told myself yrs ago I would never use Apple products and "never" shouldn't be in the dictionary. Here I am and not looking back. I am very well pleased. I never overloaded my laptops with stuff. I don't play games and I don't visit sites that can crate havoc. My antivirus was the best on the market...Vipre and never had a crash or issue.
    I am just glad to have devices that work. I need them for work and fun and Apple has impressed me. My brother has a standing joke statement for me...so thought you hate Apple. LOL. He made the switch 5 yrs ago. His job like mine, uses Apple.
    07-23-2017 01:49 PM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    I still use Google and have no issues. My battery life excellent. I find everything I used on Android more fluid on Apple .
    I guess it was my experience, do you leave your locations services always on? do you use google now and Apple services together? I found most of the battery draining for me came from google now and my location, which I could shut off but I found opening google app for google now to be less useful afterwards. It runs smooth but I find google services just more integrated on android, as expected since it's their platform.
    07-23-2017 07:08 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    I don't have a problem. My battery life is good. It really doesn't matter what I use. Not everyone uses their phone the same way.
    07-23-2017 07:18 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    I guess it was my experience, do you leave your locations services always on? do you use google now and Apple services together? I found most of the battery draining for me came from google now and my location, which I could shut off but I found opening google app for google now to be less useful afterwards. It runs smooth but I find google services just more integrated on android, as expected since it's their platform.
    That's what I found too. You had to be a lot more careful on Android than on iPhone.
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    07-23-2017 07:37 PM
  7. bigdave757's Avatar
    I switched from android after having it for the past 4 years. I got tired of the battery issues I was having. I would have to charge my phone at least twice a day and it got really old. I've had my iPhone 7 plus for about 5 days and I absolutely love it. Since i last had apple, which was the iPhone 4, things have changes a lot. I am very pleased with apple and I look forward to vetting iOS updates on time!
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    07-24-2017 01:12 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    My Nite 5 ate battery life horribly and o was just over it. The Nite7 was great but we know how that ended
    I was very happy to switch to Apple. It's been excellent. Not new to Apple because we use the iPad at work. But new on a personal level. I am not frustrated like I was. Being a store manager I have enough on my plate to deal with. I do need my phone for work as well and I don't need to worry whether or not my phone is going to work and maintain a charge. It's personal choice and I am glad I made the switch.
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    07-24-2017 10:19 PM
  9. grover5's Avatar
    That's what I found too. You had to be a lot more careful on Android than on iPhone.
    Agreed. I was constantly policing use on android. I don't need to on iOS.
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    07-25-2017 12:16 AM
  10. ebrandwein's Avatar
    I switched back to the iPhone after about five years with Android. I do miss the granular control that Andriod provided (widgets, file managers, shared doc folders, launchers etc) but the bugs were killing me. In my last two droids, a Nexus 6 and an Honor 8, both running Nougat, the phones would regularly drop the pdf file extension when emailing a document. There was a workaround (manually rename the file before sending and add the .pdf) but it was a pain and I often forgot to do it. Doze, Android's power management software didn't seem to do anything. Battery life on both machines was ok under Marshmallow but awful with Nougat. And no amount of fiddling with the power settings seemed to make any significant difference. Neither phone was popular enough to merit a Mophie juice pack (Zerolemon has one for the Nexus. It was crap though) so external power packs were a must when traveling.

    The final straw came when my employer required us to use a secure exchange email client if we wanted to use our own phones for office communication. The choices were not very good. Touchdown was clunky but it worked. It's developer just EOL'd it though. Airwatch Agent's email client was awful and Blackberry's wasn't much better. The Apple email client is apparently secure enough that we can use it without issue. And it works pretty well.

    Lastly, the infrequent security patches for Android made me feel a bit iffy. The Nexus 6 got them pretty regularly but that phone will not be supported for too much longer. It is a 2014 model after all. The Honor rarely got such updates. Not good.

    So far, I am adjusting to the iPhone way of doing things pretty well. Apple has added some very useful features to the latest version of the OS. It isn't quite as flexible as Android but it does get the job done once you get used to it.
    07-26-2017 08:13 AM
  11. mike770's Avatar
    I came from the Nexus 6p in April 2016 to the iPhone 6s Plus and have had no regrets about switching. I really liked Android but got tired of continuous tinkering to keep it working. iOS just works.
    Same here. I made the switch from the LG G6 to the iPhone 7+ this past June. I too really liked Android but got tired of tinkering with the OS to eek out as much of the battery life as possible. I don't want to turn off certain feature and functions to make the phone's battery life last. I understand that the Pixel did alleviate at lot of this but I did not like the appearance of the phone. I know that that is petty but it is what it is. Also, the same apps seem (at least to me) to run smoother on ios that they do on Android.

    The iPhone just works as it should and the battery life on my 7+ is phenomenal without the need to compromise features, etc is the long and the short of it.
    Last edited by mike770; 07-26-2017 at 03:18 PM. Reason: Typo
    07-26-2017 11:03 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    I switched back to the iPhone after about five years with Android. I do miss the granular control that Andriod provided (widgets, file managers, shared doc folders, launchers etc) but the bugs were killing me. In my last two droids, a Nexus 6 and an Honor 8, both running Nougat, the phones would regularly drop the pdf file extension when emailing a document. There was a workaround (manually rename the file before sending and add the .pdf) but it was a pain and I often forgot to do it. Doze, Android's power management software didn't seem to do anything. Battery life on both machines was ok under Marshmallow but awful with Nougat. And no amount of fiddling with the power settings seemed to make any significant difference. Neither phone was popular enough to merit a Mophie juice pack (Zerolemon has one for the Nexus. It was crap though) so external power packs were a must when traveling.

    The final straw came when my employer required us to use a secure exchange email client if we wanted to use our own phones for office communication. The choices were not very good. Touchdown was clunky but it worked. It's developer just EOL'd it though. Airwatch Agent's email client was awful and Blackberry's wasn't much better. The Apple email client is apparently secure enough that we can use it without issue. And it works pretty well.

    Lastly, the infrequent security patches for Android made me feel a bit iffy. The Nexus 6 got them pretty regularly but that phone will not be supported for too much longer. It is a 2014 model after all. The Honor rarely got such updates. Not good.

    So far, I am adjusting to the iPhone way of doing things pretty well. Apple has added some very useful features to the latest version of the OS. It isn't quite as flexible as Android but it does get the job done once you get used to it.
    I also found that once 7.0 got released my 6P went from running fantastic to just a slew of problems.
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    07-29-2017 10:52 AM
  13. swarlos's Avatar
    I also found that once 7.0 got released my 6P went from running fantastic to just a slew of problems.
    Same thing happened with Lollipop to Marshmallow. It seemed that there was more complaints from the people that updated to marshmallow and they wanted to go back to lollipop.
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    07-29-2017 07:17 PM
  14. grover5's Avatar
    I also found that once 7.0 got released my 6P went from running fantastic to just a slew of problems.
    Me too. And then it went into the bootloop of death.
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    07-29-2017 09:31 PM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    My Nite 5 ate battery life horribly and o was just over it. The Nite7 was great but we know how that ended
    I was very happy to switch to Apple. It's been excellent. Not new to Apple because we use the iPad at work. But new on a personal level. I am not frustrated like I was. Being a store manager I have enough on my plate to deal with. I do need my phone for work as well and I don't need to worry whether or not my phone is going to work and maintain a charge. It's personal choice and I am glad I made the switch.
    My Note 5 only lasted for 3 hours and I had no idea why. That's why I love the Plus, I always get a minimum of 4 hours of usage and countles hours of standby.
    07-30-2017 04:48 AM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    Note 7 battery life was great. It was a flawless phone. Getting the Note 5 after was horrible. Hated that phone. My battery didn't last 2 hrs if that. I had to keep charged. I use my phone for work too
    iPhone is amazing. Very impressed. No issues. On a lot during the work week and at night still 50% left
    07-30-2017 10:38 AM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    Note 7 battery life was great. It was a flawless phone. Getting the Note 5 after was horrible. Hated that phone. My battery didn't last 2 hrs if that. I had to keep charged. I use my phone for work too
    iPhone is amazing. Very impressed. No issues. On a lot during the work week and at night still 50% left
    Same experience with my Note 5.
    Terrible battery life.
    07-30-2017 12:49 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    Totally agree. Worse phone ever. A big disappointment
    07-30-2017 06:27 PM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    Totally agree. Worse phone ever. A big disappointment
    I do miss that screen resolution, and the tiny bezels, but that's about it.
    07-30-2017 09:49 PM
  20. sbalchand's Avatar
    I have been probably the most vocal Android supporter in my family since MyTouch days. But i give up.

    Been patient but Google just doesn't seem to do anything about the lag and memory/cache management. Throwing in some extra RAM hasn't really solved the problems. All my phones have suffered from lags a few months into use. I do not want to manually clear cache, delete files and cool down the CPU every day.

    Initially i thought my issues were due to modding my phones, but I haven't done any on my Nexus 6 and still face the same issues till date.

    Also every phone has had some hardware issue or the other around 12-15 month mark.

    Few months ago I used my wife's old iPhone 5 for 2 months (because i was tired of my Nexus constantly showing invalid sim message) and was amazed at the performance of this 4-5 year old device.

    Sure i missed the flexibility with file management and couple other features available on Android, but the performance was smooth, no need for cache management.

    After giving my Nexus 6 another chance for 2 more months, i'm done with Android.

    Have ordered a 6s+ because i don't want to spend a lot and Best Buy had a a great deal. Am eagerly awaiting it's arrival tomorrow!
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    08-03-2017 09:22 AM
  21. Kha0tikQueenie's Avatar
    I made the switch just a couple of days ago and i could not be more happier!!! I honestly will NEVER go back to android or samsung for that matter!
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    08-03-2017 09:30 AM
  22. Jude526's Avatar
    Welcome to the darker side to both of you! I am thrilled I made the switch in January. My best friend told me I will want the Note 8. Said no I won't. She is having lagging issues on her S8+. I know part of the problem is the screen protector. Does not fit right and keeps popping off. Told her to just take it off. She has her phone in a folio case.
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    08-04-2017 01:42 AM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    Welcome to the darker side to both of you! I am thrilled I made the switch in January. My best friend told me I will want the Note 8. Said no I won't. She is having lagging issues on her S8+. I know part of the problem is the screen protector. Does not fit right and keeps popping off. Told her to just take it off. She has her phone in a folio case.
    The S8+ is a beautiful device, but I'm sure it won't perform as well in a year or two.

    I do admire Samsung's designs, features and display

    Hopefully Apple will suprise us with an OLED and Fast Charging in the near future
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    08-04-2017 01:44 AM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    We can hope!
    08-04-2017 02:57 AM
  25. muckle_dabuckle's Avatar
    I'm still really loving my 7 Plus three months after the big switch. Don't even miss Android (and I was a huge fanboy).

    I'm in the process of lessening Google's clutch of my tech life to see if it is possible to get by without Google. Downloading all of my photos from Google Photos to my computer and uploading them to iCloud and probably a backup cloud service. Then I will delete all my photos from Google Photos. Just deleted my Google folder on my homepage. Switched to Apple Maps. Works great, but some addresses have been wrong. I think in the end I'll just be using Gmail and YouTube. And now that iOS 11 will support Gmail push I will probably delete the Gmail app and just use the stock app.
    08-15-2017 12:55 PM
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