Re: New to I more and IOS
Hello Folks I am just about to pull the trigger on a 6s Never used a Apple product before and have been with BlackBerry forever however cannot see a future there and the Android 's Never interested me so new to the Dark side and would appreciate any quick tips for setting up a brand new 6s .
Welcome! BlackBerry user here too. And Android. I've been acclimating to iOS for a year-and-a-half or so now.
Tips you say? Hmmm, well if you use Gmail, you'll find it no longer arrives to your Mailbox immediately. The workaround I use is to set up your icloud.com email address and forward your gmail to it. So when setting up your Google accounts on the iPhone, turn OFF email for your Google account... just sync everything else like Calendar, Contacts, etc. Let your icloud account get your Gmail and it'll arrive (almost) instantly.
Go into Settings
, and turn OFF Background App Refresh
. It's a nice convenience, but is generally not necessary and tends to eat up battery life.
Also in Settings, Privacy, Location Services
... review your settings in there. Anything set to Always
will also use battery. Most can be set to While Using
. Don't forget to scroll all the way down and look at System Services
Explore Settings, Notifications
. You can't quite make it a BlackBerry, but at least Messages
can repeat alerts for 20 minutes if you miss someone texting you. And oddly, as much as I loved the Notification shade in android, I never use it on my iPhone. I send nearly everything to the Lock Screen and use that instead, as you can dismiss or Mark As Read emails right there.
Settings, Do Not Disturb
so you can get some sleep
Just some thoughts.