1. anon(9708869)'s Avatar
    I have been "trying" to break free of Apple since last August and have gone through various Android phones (Samsung s6 edge, S6, LG G4, Nexus 6p and 5x and finally the GS7. In between I have gone back to the iPhone 6s Plus and I'm back there again. I can't get past the Android ecosystem for more than 1 month. That's the longest. I'm eyeing the HTC 10 now because I liked the Nexus phones (clean, updated and most iPhone like to me anyway), but I am probably going to stick for now. I wonder if any of you have done this. I struggle with letting go of iMessage, the clean email, iTunes and better apps and updates (IMO). I would love to break out for a year, even two (my usual cycle to upgrade) with Android, but I feel like I am stuck with iPhone.
    04-26-2016 08:16 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It sounds to me like you keep leaving iOS only to realize you don't really like Android and keep coming back. Why are you so desperate to leave?
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    04-26-2016 08:34 PM
  3. anon(9708869)'s Avatar
    I'm not desperate, just bored with iPhone. I think the Androids are cool phones but the OS is a mess. I have come to some acceptance that iPhone just works better for me. I just like to play with other toys, but that gig is up.
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    04-26-2016 08:47 PM
  4. anon(9708869)'s Avatar
    I've always been good about making a decision and sticking with it, but I have flip flopped on this. To your point, I don't think I really like Android.
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    04-26-2016 08:50 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm not desperate, just bored with iPhone. I think the Androids are cool phones but the OS is a mess. I have come to some acceptance that iPhone just works better for me. I just like to play with other toys, but that gig is up.
    I've never experienced an urge to leave iOS, although I've owned both Blackberry and Android devices in the past. That being said, if I were to ever experiment I'd have to go Nexus. Everything else on Android is just too mucked up.
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    04-26-2016 08:51 PM
  6. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    I rocked the Motorola, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, iPhone and back to Android and now I am just gonna stay put. I know now who I am. IPHONE all the way
    04-26-2016 09:08 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah, it does sound like you might be bored, or curious. Even though I love the SE, I still find myself wanting to try the Nextbit Robin, and Windows phones (again). In my case, I think I might be just curious really.
    04-27-2016 09:44 AM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    I'm the type to go down with the ship and have with Palm. If HP didn't kill webOS I would still be there but that's another story

    Came to iOS kicking and screaming but I'm in love with the OS improvement since iOS 6 and will stay put until the second coming of Steve Jobs
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    04-27-2016 12:42 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Something else I realized is that sometimes, it pays to experience what you think seems better so that you can better appreciate things on the side you are normally on. Not saying this is always the case, but in my phone trials, I found this happening a LOT.
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    04-27-2016 04:17 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Something else I realized is that sometimes, it pays to experience what you think seems better so that you can better appreciate things on the side you are normally on. Not saying this is always the case, but in my phone trials, I found this happening a LOT.
    I can see that, and I can see why one might be tempted to switch ecosystems. Sometimes the same old thing gets boring. I've thought about picking up a Nexus in the past as a secondary device for work use but I always come to my senses before making a purchase.
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    04-28-2016 06:45 AM
  11. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    I can see having interest in other phones than iOS. It is all just part of curiosity. Ive found myself curious about Windows Phone now and again, however I then remind myself of why I switched both my desktop and laptop from Windows to Kubuntu Linux.
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    04-28-2016 12:57 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    I can see having interest in other phones than iOS. It is all just part of curiosity. Ive found myself curious about Windows Phone now and again, however I then remind myself of why I switched both my desktop and laptop from Windows to Kubuntu Linux.
    If everything was decent enough on the Windows Phone side for me, I would probably be back there and just have my SE on the side or sell it. It's not so I'm cool with how iOS is. However, still looking forward to trying out a flavor of Android that is in the Nextbit Robin.
    04-28-2016 03:10 PM
  13. Lefty724's Avatar
    I was the worst at switching between iPhone and Android. I would literally switch weekly.

    My last Android was a Note 5 and I switched to a iPhone SE, then a 6s Plus. I'll never ever go back to an Android. I'm all set in the phone department.
    04-28-2016 03:39 PM
  14. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I was the worst at switching between iPhone and Android. I would literally switch weekly.

    My last Android was a Note 5 and I switched to a iPhone SE, then a 6s Plus. I'll never ever go back to an Android. I'm all set in the phone department.
    I was that guy. Been with my 6s Plus since December now. I keep getting tempted by Android devices, though. They were my bread and butter for years. It's tough to let go for me. I'm trying to stay strong, but the HTC 10 is tempting me. Great build quality and basically stock Android. But man, this iPhone has been nothing short of solid since I first fired it up.
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    04-29-2016 06:30 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I was that guy. Been with my 6s Plus since December now. I keep getting tempted by Android devices, though. They were my bread and butter for years. It's tough to let go for me. I'm trying to stay strong, but the HTC 10 is tempting me. Great build quality and basically stock Android. But man, this iPhone has been nothing short of solid since I first fired it up.
    It's hard to like everything. I understand your temptation though, it's why I decided to cave and get the Robin even though I have been using iPhones for about 2 months now. I'm kind of hoping not to like it or else there goes another one for me.
    04-30-2016 12:18 AM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar
    I've been the OP as well. Always tempted by and giving into the new hotness of the latest Android OS iteration only to come back to an iPhone after a couple months. I switched back to iOS some time in 1Q 2016 and have been on some flavor of iPhone ever since. Yes, I've switched phones but it has been between iPhone 6 to 6 Plus then to 6S and now on 6S Plus. I think what did it for me was evaluating what I use my phone for and realizing that regardless of platform I could still do those things so I'm sitting tight with iOS. It helps that a large percentage of my frequent contacts have iOS devices as well.
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    04-30-2016 05:45 AM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It helps that a large percentage of my frequent contacts have iOS devices as well.
    Same here. I'd say probably 75% of my contacts are on iOS. Maybe I'm just in an iPhone-centric area.
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    04-30-2016 06:31 AM
  18. MAFMAccountant's Avatar
    I been like the OP for the past couple of years and I can tell you that I always come right back to iOS. My last Android phone was just last week, Note 5. I lasted 3 hours before returning to the store to swap back into iOS. I simply have no issues with iOS as plain and boring as the phones are. But when I use an Android, I have a lot issues like syncing my car radio, not getting notification on locked screens, delayed updates while others are rocking the latest updates, having to add widgets that come standard on the iPhone, and resell value. There are some features I wish iPhone had that Android has such as being able to move apps where I want and sd card slot. However nothing on the market is as smooth as iOS. Nothing on the market is as good as Siri. Yes I use Siri a lot. She is very helpful and IMO is better than using an S-Pen. I could on but I think you get what I'm saying. I'm learning to just accept that I'm an iPhone fan.
    04-30-2016 10:25 AM
  19. PlainEnvelopes's Avatar
    I was the same way, but I finally realized that I would much rather have functionality over customization. One thing that really bugged me with my galaxy phone was the lag to open all apps. It was small, but noticeable.
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    05-08-2016 11:36 PM
  20. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    Agreed PlainEnvelopes. I have lost some of my urge to customize these days and just want something that works well. I was in a Samsung Note 4 and 2 before that.

    I can say this was a great move for me, moving from the Note 4 to an iPhone 6s Plus. The integration of apps is great and the fingerprint reader continues to amaze me.

    I can see myself being here a while. I have no urge to go back to Android anytime soon.
    05-10-2016 09:57 AM
  21. SylvainLa's Avatar
    I had 3-4 Android phones then bought an iPhone 5. Didn't like it and replaced it with another Android phone.

    Got tired with Samsung lack of support to upgrade their phones so I sold all my Android devices and bought iPhone and iPad.

    Since then, I never touched Android devices
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    05-21-2016 07:43 PM
  22. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I've had iPhones since the 3G. For the most part I've been completely content (I love my 6s plus). Recently I've dabbled into the world of android to try something different.

    My first experience was an HTC M8 which I promptly returned. A few months later I bought a Nexus 6 which I kept for a month and then sold. About 3 months ago I bought a Note 5 and I must say, it's my first android that I've actually enjoyed using. I figure I'll just keep both and use my iPhone as my daily driver. This way when I do get bored, I don't have to go out and buy another phone.

    It turns out to be an expensive hobby.
    05-23-2016 11:05 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    I've had iPhones since the 3G. For the most part I've been completely content (I love my 6s plus). Recently I've dabbled into the world of android to try something different.

    My first experience was an HTC M8 which I promptly returned. A few months later I bought a Nexus 6 which I kept for a month and then sold. About 3 months ago I bought a Note 5 and I must say, it's my first android that I've actually enjoyed using. I figure I'll just keep both and use my iPhone as my daily driver. This way when I do get bored, I don't have to go out and buy another phone.

    It turns out to be an expensive hobby.
    Accurate, it really can be. For me, it helps that I don't drink or smoke, so it's kind of a vice. :P

    I'm thinking of doing the same as you though, just switching when I get bored. I'm kind of already doing that right now anyway. The iPhone is solid but I'm kind of bored with it.
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    05-23-2016 11:14 AM
  24. chrisforpm's Avatar
    Accurate, it really can be. For me, it helps that I don't drink or smoke, so it's kind of a vice. :P

    I'm thinking of doing the same as you though, just switching when I get bored. I'm kind of already doing that right now anyway. The iPhone is solid but I'm kind of bored with it.
    I agree, the iPhone is solid. It's been said many times that it just works and that is completely true.

    I will occasionally switch SIM cards and take my note 5 out as my main device. Android does a lot of things right, but messaging isn't one of them. By the end of the day I will get frustrated about missed messages and go back to the iPhone.

    I figure if I just keep one Android phone it'll satisfy my need for change without always costing me a fortune, haha.
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    05-23-2016 11:21 AM
  25. Hectorius's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat as you. I used to switch between my Note 5 and iPhone 6s plus all the time. But now its been like two months since I last switch; I guess I got tired of Android lack of security updates and text messages(among other issues). When they do update, I have to go an disable bloatware and crap I don't need or want. But again, to each its own..
    libra89 likes this.
    05-23-2016 05:13 PM
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