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    Default OMG just activated my new Galaxy S4

    I WAS a die hard apple guy until now, this phone rocks the socks off of Snapple. I went from a 4S and instead of getting a 5 i went with Samsung, glad i did!
    Question, How to i sync and get apps?
    How do i transfer all my phone numbers
    Im trying to remove the handcuffed apple procedures out of my brain and not sure where to start
    thanks for any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth W View Post
    I WAS a die hard apple guy until now, this phone rocks the socks off of Snapple. I went from a 4S and instead of getting a 5 i went with Samsung, glad i did!
    Question, How to i sync and get apps?
    How do i transfer all my phone numbers
    Im trying to remove the handcuffed apple procedures out of my brain and not sure where to start
    thanks for any help

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    thanks I'll give it a try
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    I too switched from an I phone to android, but that was 3 or 4 years ago and I've not considered going back after the first two or three weeks.
    You should expect a little frustration as you transition but once you get past that you will not look back. Congrats!
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    Can you adjust screen brightness by sliding your finger across the notification bar? I currently have an S2 waiting to get the S4 and I really liked that feature in the S2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth W View Post
    I WAS a die hard apple guy until now, this phone rocks the socks off of Snapple. I went from a 4S and instead of getting a 5 i went with Samsung, glad i did!
    Question, How to i sync and get apps?
    How do i transfer all my phone numbers
    Im trying to remove the handcuffed apple procedures out of my brain and not sure where to start
    thanks for any help
    Congratulations fella!! I only wish i was as lucky as you. I wont receive mine for a few more weeks and i cant wait!!
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    With the latest phones, swipe down from the top, and there is a slider bar to adjust brightness, as well as a check-box to turn on/off auto-brightness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Targon View Post
    With the latest phones, swipe down from the top, and there is a slider bar to adjust brightness, as well as a check-box to turn on/off auto-brightness.
    And to clarify, if it's like the S III, the swipe across the notification bar will not work. So it's easy to do, but it requires two swipes, not one.

    Do you have an S II that's updated to 4.1? I haven't checked if that trick still works after the update (and I don't currently have access to the device), but I'm guessing it does not.
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    thanks all
    do you sync like you do an apple? how please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth W View Post
    do you sync like you do an apple? how please
    In general, you don't sync like with Apple (using a cable to your computer). Google can store your contacts and calendar, and the rest depends on what you want.

    I use iSyncr to keep my music synchronized, but that's because I make pretty heavy use of Smart Playlists. Otherwise you can simply copy over.

    There's also Samsung Kies and a number of other options (just search the forum ... it comes up a lot), but it really depends on what you want to synchronize.
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    thanks

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    thanks
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    Air Droid is another good app to use if you have wireless service in your house. No need for cable connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmalcoda00 View Post
    Can you adjust screen brightness by sliding your finger across the notification bar? I currently have an S2 waiting to get the S4 and I really liked that feature in the S2.
    No but you won't miss it. I moved to the s3 from the s2 and they moved the slider to the notification bar. Also when you are in a video you slide up and down on the left side of the video that is brightness the right side is volume. I am not 100% sure this has migrated to the s4 but I wouldn't be surprised if it has. Getting mine next week!

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    Wow, you are going to have fun! BUT, you may get frustrated too - I went from my iPhone 4 to an S3 and nearly took it back. I persevered though, and after about a month (!) I ended up loving it! So, if you find yourself getting annoyed, just be patient - android is very different, but the Sammy has so many lovely little touches you will love it in the end. Apple seriously needs to update iOS now to catch Samsung/HTC/Sony/Etc up....
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    Lucky You!

    I switched from iPhone 4s.. to Note 2... after 2 weeks I went back to my iPhone and i'm regretting it.. now I just can't decide between the Note 2 and S4.. both amazing phones.. and both better than my current phone LOL

    enjoy! please take pix and share with us! cause i'm very jelly!
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    Welcome to A|C!

    As an iPhone convert, you might find this helpful: Apple User's Guide to Android
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    If I've helped you, please click the "Thanks" button.

    Have a Galaxy S3? Click here ==> Everything you wanted to know about your Galaxy S3
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    Kind of makes me wish I hadn't bought the S3, now i have to wait forever before I can upgrade.
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    I am right there with you. This is insane going from the iphone 4 to this - woweeee. So glad I didn't just stick with iphone out of laziness. But I do have a lot to learn now. I love how customizable it is - but I just need to somehow learn what all I can do and how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth W View Post
    I WAS a die hard apple guy until now, this phone rocks the socks off of Snapple. I went from a 4S and instead of getting a 5 i went with Samsung, glad i did!
    Question, How to i sync and get apps?
    How do i transfer all my phone numbers
    Im trying to remove the handcuffed apple procedures out of my brain and not sure where to start
    thanks for any help
    "rocks the socks off of Snapple" lmao!! I'm going to have to steal that lol

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    Thanks for the tip on iSyncr
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    Lucky You!

    I switched from iPhone 4s.. to Note 2... after 2 weeks I went back to my iPhone and i'm regretting it.. now I just can't decide between the Note 2 and S4.. both amazing phones.. and both better than my current phone LOL

    enjoy! please take pix and share with us! cause i'm very jelly!
    Welcome aboard the crazy train (as Ozzy Osborne would say) and as someone who has flip/flopped between iOS and Android many times I see the allure of both systems and why its tought to choose. Ultimately Android always gets me back (and a costly return it is selling your iPhone and paying retail, but oh well). I had the GN2 on Verizon, great phone except for the bootloader crap Verizon pulled and the limited internal storage, never again on 16GB of space.

    That said, the GS4 is a great phone and if you are looking to wait for a Galaxy Note, you should get the GN3 or the GS4. Those are the two big choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    Lucky You!

    I switched from iPhone 4s.. to Note 2... after 2 weeks I went back to my iPhone and i'm regretting it.. now I just can't decide between the Note 2 and S4.. both amazing phones.. and both better than my current phone LOL

    enjoy! please take pix and share with us! cause i'm very jelly!
    Welcome aboard the crazy train (as Ozzy Osborne would say) and as someone who has flip/flopped between iOS and Android many times I see the allure of both systems and why its tought to choose. Ultimately Android always gets me back (and a costly return it is selling your iPhone and paying retail, but oh well). I had the GN2 on Verizon, great phone except for the bootloader crap Verizon pulled and the limited internal storage, never again on 16GB of space.

    That said, the GS4 is a great phone and if you are looking to wait for a Galaxy Note, you should get the GN3 or the GS4. Those are the two big choices.
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    I thought i might keep my 4S for a while to see if i like the S4, funny, apple is backwards compared to the S4(4S) lol
    My 4S is going on Epay tonight, no regrets no turning back just after one day of having this awesome phone!. And I'm using it literally all day in my work. This phone was beyond easy for me to change over too, getting my 500 business contacts from my iphone to the S4 was a quick easy breeze and everything else took very little time. its was the easiest transition i have done.
    I love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth W View Post
    I thought i might keep my 4S for a while to see if i like the S4, funny, apple is backwards compared to the S4(4S) lol
    My 4S is going on Epay tonight, no regrets no turning back just after one day of having this awesome phone!. And I'm using it literally all day in my work. This phone was beyond easy for me to change over too, getting my 500 business contacts from my iphone to the S4 was a quick easy breeze and everything else took very little time. its was the easiest transition i have done.
    I love it!!!
    I just posted a new thread on this - how did you transition your contacts from your iPhone over to the S4? they couldnt' do it for me at the store =/
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    Congrats on the switch! Like everyone said just be patient and you will never regret leaving "Snapple."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergeantandroid View Post
    Kind of makes me wish I hadn't bought the S3, now i have to wait forever before I can upgrade.
    Well you could just buy a S4 through Verizons payment plan and pay it off over 12months (or less). Ebay/Craigslist your S3 and it will help pay for the S4. That is if you're with Verizon.
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