Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 61
Like Tree26Likes
  1. #26  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Agreed. I need a competent database app. Do you know of anything first hand? Something like Bento.

    BTW... do you disagree that we need built in full device backup and restore, and a way to track lost/stolen phones?
    s3 has built in remote phone controll via your samsung account but full device backup would be a dream
    does that include app data/settings mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  2. #27  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Interesting. Does it have full control of the hardware if a would be thief shuts down GPS?


    Ideally, it should be a full clone of the system, encrypted, directly to a connected computer.
    that would be excelent. umm i cant remember name of the samsung site, wouldnt know what to google lol but it has a daft name i think.
    think it works the same as Android Lost app/site, can that turn on GPS and work with a changed sim/no data settings?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  3. #28  
    jmaudi0's Avatar

    Posts
    47 Posts
    Global Posts
    63 Global Posts

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    s3 has built in remote phone controll via your samsung account but full device backup would be a dream
    does that include app data/settings mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    can you give some more access on the built ini remote control via samsung account? how do we access this?
  4. #29  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    cant think of a search phrase to find it lol.
    it defo exists. i used it to make my phone sound an alarm...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  5. #30  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Samsung DIVE

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  6. #31  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    just tried it. no option to turn on GPS.
    is that possible in a switched on iphone with no data connection?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  7. #32  
    badbrad17's Avatar

    Posts
    3,265 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,266 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock JB 4.4 Rooted

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Agreed. I need a competent database app. Do you know of anything first hand? Something like Bento.

    BTW... do you disagree that we need built in full device backup and restore, and a way to track lost/stolen phones?
    I use titanium backup and Android lost for finding my phone works great.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Android Evangelist
    HTC Desire + Samsung Galaxy SIIx + Transformer TF101 and Prime + Nexus 4
  8. #33  
    badbrad17's Avatar

    Posts
    3,265 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,266 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock JB 4.4 Rooted

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    I actually use Cerberus as I felt it was the best of these kinds of apps. The problem with ALL of them is that they can not turn on GPS on any Android device running GB 2.3.3 or later unless the device is rooted. Google just doesn't give apps the permission to do this anymore. This is why they need to make this a core feature of Android.
    Right. I forgot that you need rooting for titanium and the android lost gps switch. It is another reason to root your phone.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Android Evangelist
    HTC Desire + Samsung Galaxy SIIx + Transformer TF101 and Prime + Nexus 4
  9. #34  

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    be warned... Kies is a pr*ck of a programme!

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    But isn't iTunes the same? I'm not a big fan of it sinc

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
  10. #35  
    badbrad17's Avatar

    Posts
    3,265 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,266 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock JB 4.4 Rooted

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    So are you saying things are fine the way they are? All users should be required to root to get these features?
    Definitely not. I think this should be standard. I think HTC has the backup built into Sense 4. I think Google will extend their backup soon. We do need to be a little bit patient to some degree. Rome is still being built.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Android Evangelist
    HTC Desire + Samsung Galaxy SIIx + Transformer TF101 and Prime + Nexus 4
    Thanked by:
  11. #36  
    unlmtdRW's Avatar

    Posts
    86 Posts
    Global Posts
    89 Global Posts
    ROM
    CM7&9

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Agreed. I need a competent database app. Do you know of anything first hand? Something like Bento.
    Oooh, if you find one I'd be interested too. Used to use SmartListToGo on my old Palm device but haven't seen anything really stellar in Android yet. You might try Memento database and see if it suits? Not as full-featured as Bento, but a start (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.droidbase).
  12. #37  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Right. I forgot that you need rooting for titanium and the android lost gps switch. It is another reason to root your phone.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    wait... do you have to be rooted to turn on GPS with android lost??
    dont remember reading it in description...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  13. #38  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by deanodrums View Post
    But isn't iTunes the same? I'm not a big fan of it sinc

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    thankfully i have no experience of it mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  14. #39  

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    I'll agree with Solutions to an extent that the apps on iOS are prettier but the more Apple wants to shun innovation and turn away major players and do it's own thing will hurt them in the long run. Just look at what happened with Maps, **** poor decision on Apple's part. Furthermore the whole lawsuite nonsense will come back and bite Apple in the *** as Samsung has already announced it will be ending it's supply of display componants to Apple.
    badbrad17 likes this.
  15. #40  
    Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    BEACH BUM

    Posts
    2,007 Posts
    ROM
    Stock : Rooted, Unlocked

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by rteichman View Post
    I looked there. My question I guess was not well stated and maybe I should check on an Apple forum. However I figured there were enough switchers to ask here. My question is not so much how to get pictures onto the phone, I know that. Its how to get pictures OUT of iPhoto in groups. I saw one recommendation about putting my iPhoto library on dropbox (which I have along with google drive and the MS one). My question, before I spent the money to upgrade dropbox to hold all that, is will the phone be able to access the iPhoto library. It's really a database with a long list of unintelligible files.
    And therein lies the problem, Apple makes it very difficult to leave their "Ecosystem", kind of like trying to leave "Scientology"; But when you do, a whole new world opens up!
    badbrad17 likes this.
  16. #41  
    unlmtdRW's Avatar

    Posts
    86 Posts
    Global Posts
    89 Global Posts
    ROM
    CM7&9

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Thanks, but unfortunately, it is garbage. All it seems to do is crash with anything that aren't the simplest data sets. I am guessing the developer is not properly parsing CSV data on import, and not doing much in the way of error checking to boot. After importing even small tables of values, the program stops when trying to display the data.
    Kinda figured by your post you may have been looking for a more robust option, but it was worth a shot (sometimes you can't really tell how far along a poster has progressed). Looks like your mileage was similar to my own. If I run across anything I'll holler at you.
  17. #42  
    piizzadude's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    5,767 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,774 Global Posts
    ROM
    Something JB

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    I missed a bunch of this thread but you can get apps that will turn the gps back on via a hidden text message

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    unlmtdRW likes this.
  18. #43  
    piizzadude's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    5,767 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,774 Global Posts
    ROM
    Something JB

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Here we go again. No, you can't. Not unless your phone is rooted, or you're under Android 2.3.2 or earlier.
    I didn't say there weren't hurdles

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanked by:
  19. #44  
    badbrad17's Avatar

    Posts
    3,265 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,266 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock JB 4.4 Rooted

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    wait... do you have to be rooted to turn on GPS with android lost??
    dont remember reading it in description...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I will check it. I was playing with it a while back and think you do.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Android Evangelist
    HTC Desire + Samsung Galaxy SIIx + Transformer TF101 and Prime + Nexus 4
    Thanked by:
  20. #45  
    badbrad17's Avatar

    Posts
    3,265 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,266 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock JB 4.4 Rooted

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    wait... do you have to be rooted to turn on GPS with android lost??
    dont remember reading it in description...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I checked it and you don't need to be rooted to located your device via Android lost. Just tried it on my Transformer Prime tablet and it found it right away.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Android Evangelist
    HTC Desire + Samsung Galaxy SIIx + Transformer TF101 and Prime + Nexus 4
  21. #46  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    I'll agree with Solutions to an extent that the apps on iOS are prettier but the more Apple wants to shun innovation and turn away major players and do it's own thing will hurt them in the long run. Just look at what happened with Maps, **** poor decision on Apple's part. Furthermore the whole lawsuite nonsense will come back and bite Apple in the *** as Samsung has already announced it will be ending it's supply of display componants to Apple.
    http://m.techradar.com/news/mobile-c...tement-1111719

    lol

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
    xlDeMoNiClx likes this.
  22. #47  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    What we're talking about here is that if the thief turns off GPS and wifi, third party apps can't turn it back on (they don't have permission). Unless your tab has a cell radio, then the only way you can communicate to it would be wifi, which would allow wifi location services even if GPS was off.
    makes sense but Android Lost should really put *root* after the "toggle GPS" feature like most devs would

    @Solutions this is a thread offering solutions for people moving from ios, not negativity!? my "thanks" in your "here we go again" post was accidental btw sorry :thumbup:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
  23. #48  
    pauldroidr2d2's Avatar

    Posts
    2,609 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,618 Global Posts
    ROM
    ICS 4.0.4

    Default Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by douglaswilson View Post
    I just switched as well and am wondering if there is an easy way to move an email to google drive from the phone? Please? Anyone? Thanks!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    If it hasn't been suggested already. You might want to give haxsync a try.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, or N7, or MacBook Air
  24. #49  
    funkylogik's Avatar

    Posts
    9,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,696 Global Posts
    ROM
    touchejiz

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    but if the op has "just switched from iphone" then your replies are pointless.
    you do know your stuff mate, respect for that, just think this is the wrong thread for that knowledge :thumbup:

    and you are right that these thngs should be part of google but google wont read this so we should concentrate on work-arounds. and lets face it, we're geeks, we enjoy problem solving

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    GT-I9300, UK
    xlDeMoNiClx likes this.
  25. #50  

    Default Re: Just switched from iPhone need help

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    but if the op has "just switched from iphone" then your replies are pointless.
    you do know your stuff mate, respect for that, just think this is the wrong thread for that knowledge :thumbup:

    and you are right that these thngs should be part of google but google wont read this so we should concentrate on work-arounds. and lets face it, we're geeks, we enjoy problem solving

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    And being able to say "suck it XXXXXX"

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    Thanked by:
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-23-2011, 12:10 PM
  2. Just switched from iPhone... couple of Q's.
    By putty in forum Verizon Fascinate
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-12-2010, 09:14 AM
  3. May switch from iPhone 4, need contacts
    By agreer in forum AT&T Captivate
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-03-2010, 08:00 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-14-2010, 01:44 PM
  5. Just got my Incredible, switching from iPhone.
    By stickstickly in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-06-2010, 08:19 PM

Posting Permissions