1. vpblaze's Avatar
    The day has come, another person has switched over to iPhone!

    Purchased an iPhone 7 yesterday. Dont know what got into me. Maybe I was just getting tired of Androi, who knows. With the recent purchase of a MacBook, I figured I would give the Apple ecosystem another shot.

    I can honestly say its no where near as bad as it used to be and I am actually enjoying the iPhone!

    Anyways, there are a couple things that I have been trying to figure out, and I figured I would post them here as time goes on.

    Is there anyway to get haptic feedback (vibration) while typing? I am coming from the BlackBerry KEYone, and having at least some kind of response while typing is key!

    How am I able to see my screen on time?

    Is there a way to still get notifications to pop up on screen when my device is locked, but not show any of the personal information, so it just shows that its an iMessage or Instagram kind of thing?

    TIA!
    johnmed3 likes this.
    08-11-2017 09:03 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    The day has come, another person has switched over to iPhone!

    Purchased an iPhone 7 yesterday. Dont know what got into me. Maybe I was just getting tired of Androi, who knows. With the recent purchase of a MacBook, I figured I would give the Apple ecosystem another shot.

    I can honestly say its no where near as bad as it used to be and I am actually enjoying the iPhone!

    Anyways, there are a couple things that I have been trying to figure out, and I figured I would post them here as time goes on.

    Is there anyway to get haptic feedback (vibration) while typing? I am coming from the BlackBerry KEYone, and having at least some kind of response while typing is key!

    How am I able to see my screen on time?

    Is there a way to still get notifications to pop up on screen when my device is locked, but not show any of the personal information, so it just shows that its an iMessage or Instagram kind of thing?

    TIA!
    No haptics on the keyboard unfortunately, but you can turn key click sounds on.

    I don’t think there’s a way to screen on time by itself, but you can see the amount of time apps have been used with the screen on, under Settings>Battery and clicking the clock icon.

    Unfortunately not, it’s either the full notification or no notification.
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-11-2017 09:33 AM
  3. rumpelst's Avatar
    As for on screen time you need to go to settings/battery and at the there is a list off app using battery. On the riht at the beginning of this list you have clock symbol, check it ant the two last position of the list will be screen on time and total time after last full charge.
    johnmed3 likes this.
    08-11-2017 09:35 AM
  4. vpblaze's Avatar
    Right on, thanks. Not deal breakers or anything. Just stuff to get used to.
    Typing on the iPhone isn't that bad. I tried an iPhone 4 way back when, and just couldn't type at all on that.
    08-11-2017 09:36 AM
  5. rumpelst's Avatar
    I have SE now and it is a good experience even with so small screen
    08-11-2017 09:39 AM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    Welcome to the Dark Side!
    Which color and storage did you go for?
    08-11-2017 10:11 AM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    Enjoy and Post Often
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-11-2017 10:54 AM
  8. akutch34's Avatar
    You can absolutely get notifications on lock screen without showing details.

    Settings ➡️ Notifications ➡️ App of choice

    Example: if you go to messages, scroll down and it will let you choose whether or not to show a preview of the message

    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    08-11-2017 11:21 AM
  9. wilber1's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore vp as a former BlackBerry user I switched about 2 years ago I never liked Android and BlackBerry's lack of support with the constant updates and smooth operating system I am sure you will never look back you will get used to the typing without PKB, enjoy the site and your iPhone and post often .
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-11-2017 11:25 AM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    You can absolutely get notifications on lock screen without showing details.

    Settings ➡️ Notifications ➡️ App of choice

    Example: if you go to messages, scroll down and it will let you choose whether or not to show a preview of the message

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a6b7b85203.png
    I stand corrected, I forgot about that ha ha.
    akutch34 likes this.
    08-11-2017 11:33 AM
  11. akutch34's Avatar
    08-11-2017 11:40 AM
  12. xtremeled's Avatar
    Why did you switch from the KEYone? I am thinking of picking one up.
    08-11-2017 02:19 PM
  13. vpblaze's Avatar
    Welcome to the Dark Side!
    Which color and storage did you go for?
    Thanks.
    I went with matte black and 32gb. I was hesitant about getting the smaller size, but I am definitely enjoying the smaller form factor!
    TripleOne and libra89 like this.
    08-11-2017 10:32 PM
  14. vpblaze's Avatar
    You can absolutely get notifications on lock screen without showing details.
    Right on! This is exactly what I am looking for.
    akutch34 likes this.
    08-11-2017 10:34 PM
  15. vpblaze's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore vp as a former BlackBerry user I switched about 2 years ago I never liked Android and BlackBerry's lack of support with the constant updates and smooth operating system I am sure you will never look back you will get used to the typing without PKB, enjoy the site and your iPhone and post often .
    The updates is a bit factor for me here as well. Reading on these forums how people are still using devices from a few years ago on a current OS is awesome. With Android you are lucky if your device gets the updates a year after. Near impossible after two. Especially the tablets.
    08-11-2017 10:37 PM
  16. vpblaze's Avatar
    Why did you switch from the KEYone? I am thinking of picking one up.
    Well without turning my post into a b*tch session about the Keyone, I will keep it simple.
    It just didn't turn out to be the device I was expecting it to be.
    The only good thing BlackBerry on it was the keyboard. Everything else was a cheap TCL device.
    It just wasn't a strong device in the end. And I was on my third one, so I gave it plenty of opportunities.

    But to each their own....There are plenty of people out their enjoying the Keyone. But just take all those hype CrackBerry reviews with a grain of salt....
    08-11-2017 10:42 PM
  17. vpblaze's Avatar
    You can absolutely get notifications on lock screen without showing details.

    Settings ➡️ Notifications ➡️ App of choice

    Example: if you go to messages, scroll down and it will let you choose whether or not to show a preview of the message
    ]
    Well I went through and adjusted the apps that I didn't want to show any information when locked, unfortunately though, it seems WhatsApp was not an option.
    Out of all the apps I have installed, that was the only one that didn't show up in the list of apps. Is that normal? Kind of a bummer since I suspect that's the app I am going to be doing most of my messaging through.
    08-11-2017 11:03 PM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I went with matte black and 32gb. I was hesitant about getting the smaller size, but I am definitely enjoying the smaller form factor!
    Great choice!
    Matte black is the way to go
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-11-2017 11:11 PM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Great choice!
    Matte black is the way to go
    Matte black is nice, JET BLACK is BETTER...LOL
    TripleOne likes this.
    08-12-2017 12:32 AM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    Matte black is nice, JET BLACK is BETTER...LOL
    Mhmmm
    Spencerdl likes this.
    08-12-2017 12:36 AM
  21. vpblaze's Avatar
    How do these shortcut things work for apps now? Do only some apps have them? And is the only way to access them by long pressing the app.
    Sometimes it seems that I am holding the app for quite a few seconds before it will pop up, and others it's right away.

    08-12-2017 02:45 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How do these shortcut things work for apps now? Do only some apps have them? And is the only way to access them by long pressing the app.
    Sometimes it seems that I am holding the app for quite a few seconds before it will pop up, and others it's right away.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a1b16f8d2.png
    Welcome to iMore. It depends on whether the app developer implements the feature or not. Some do, some don't. Most native apps do. Some apps have widgets that use short cuts. I like the app, Launcher. It offers short cuts and calling from the lock screen. Just swipe right and there it is. You might try pressing on the app icons a bit harder.
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-12-2017 03:11 PM
  23. ksassy's Avatar
    Welcome to the forbidden fruit says this former BlackBerry lover! I've been Team Apple since February and haven't looked back. Enjoy your new phone!!
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-12-2017 09:30 PM
  24. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Welcome to the dark side... our cookies are much better here.
    vpblaze likes this.
    08-13-2017 03:09 AM
  25. camaroz1985's Avatar
    How do these shortcut things work for apps now? Do only some apps have them? And is the only way to access them by long pressing the app.
    Sometimes it seems that I am holding the app for quite a few seconds before it will pop up, and others it's right away.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a1b16f8d2.png
    It's not a long press that brings them up, its a hard press. If you press hard enough the menu should come right up.
    TheRandomDealio likes this.
    08-14-2017 11:42 AM
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