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    Default Galaxy S5: Anxious and excited!

    Welp the S5 has shipped and will be in my possession Friday. Im coming from the iPhone 5 and while excited about this phone I am also very anxious to see how I like it compared to Apple. I love my iPhone but I think its time for a change! I will miss iMessage and Facetime but other than that I think I will be happy. Ill keep you all posted !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushkie11 View Post
    Welp the S5 has shipped and will be in my possession Friday. Im coming from the iPhone 5 and while excited about this phone I am also very anxious to see how I like it compared to Apple. I love my iPhone but I think its time for a change! I will miss iMessage and Facetime but other than that I think I will be happy. Ill keep you all posted !!!!
    Congrats! I'm sure you will like the phone.

    In the meantime, you might want to turn off iMessage and send/receive a few text messages using SMS and not iMessage. It can take a while sometimes for Apple to realize you're not using iMessage, and some iPhone users have reported not receiving text messages and having to call Apple to clear out their account.
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    Good point! I bought the LG G2 and returned it within 2 days because people couldn't text me. Is it still an issue if people don't have send as sms checked on in their iphone settings???

    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Congrats! I'm sure you will like the phone.

    In the meantime, you might want to turn off iMessage and send/receive a few text messages using SMS and not iMessage. It can take a while sometimes for Apple to realize you're not using iMessage, and some iPhone users have reported not receiving text messages and having to call Apple to clear out their account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Congrats! I'm sure you will like the phone.

    In the meantime, you might want to turn off iMessage and send/receive a few text messages using SMS and not iMessage. It can take a while sometimes for Apple to realize you're not using iMessage, and some iPhone users have reported not receiving text messages and having to call Apple to clear out their account.
    Yes!!! You must do this or you will not get any texts from iPhones. Been there done that! I shut down messages the minute I preordered the S5 so that I could assure that I would be fully kicked out of the apple system. If you have iPads and/or Macs you need to turn it off on there too!!
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    And this is what gives me anxiety! Fungoo


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke Gray View Post
    Yes!!! You must do this or you will not get any texts from iPhones. Been there done that! I shut down messages the minute I preordered the S5 so that I could assure that I would be fully kicked out of the apple system. If you have iPads and/or Macs you need to turn it off on there too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushkie11 View Post
    Good point! I bought the LG G2 and returned it within 2 days because people couldn't text me. Is it still an issue if people don't have send as sms checked on in their iphone settings???
    No people should not have to change their settings. Once your number is kicked out of the Apple servers they will automatically come through as texts. That function on iPhone is only if an message won't go through to another iPhone as an iMessege then it will send as a text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushkie11 View Post
    And this is what gives me anxiety! Fungoo
    I recently switched as well. Once you make sure iMessage is off give it like 24-48 hours and everything seems to work. ALSO make sure you have the recipients of your texts delete the old message thread, that seems to help.
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    Great thank u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I just shut it down so hopefully it wont have any interruption in texting

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke Gray View Post
    No people should not have to change their settings. Once your number is kicked out of the Apple servers they will automatically come through as texts. That function on iPhone is only if an message won't go through to another iPhone as an iMessege then it will send as a text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushkie11 View Post
    And this is what gives me anxiety! Fungoo
    I took my phone less than 24 hours to be kicked out once I turned off iMesseges on all my Apple products. Everything comes to me as a text now so I will be good to go on Friday (hopefully!) I switched between the iPhone and the Galaxy 4 about a year or so ago and regret going back to iPhone ever since. It is just so damn boring but it integrated well with all my other Apple products. I have everything set up now so everything flows through Google between my Apple products and my S5 when it comes
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    I am so anxious and excited too!! Ready to ditch my iPhone and bummed that others are able to track their S5s but I can't because I ordered through Radio Shack. I have called everyday to ask when they are expecting them. Of course I get the same answer, the 11th. I don't live in a very big town so they are going to know it was me that has been calling when I do go to pick up but I don't care! LOL
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    Ya I love the idea Im just hoping I don't cave and send this back! The screen is amazing. MY iPhone is so small and behind the times!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke Gray View Post
    I took my phone less than 24 hours to be kicked out once I turned off iMesseges on all my Apple products. Everything comes to me as a text now so I will be good to go on Friday (hopefully!) I switched between the iPhone and the Galaxy 4 about a year or so ago and regret going back to iPhone ever since. It is just so damn boring but it integrated well with all my other Apple products. I have everything set up now so everything flows through Google between my Apple products and my S5 when it comes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushkie11 View Post
    Ya I love the idea Im just hoping I don't cave and send this back! The screen is amazing. MY iPhone is so small and behind the times!
    I think you will end up loving it. Just give yourself a few days to get used to Android. Once you get used to the bigger screen it's hard to go back to the iPhone. Not too mention all the little things Android does that you can't do on the iPhone. For instance, I love the fact that I can have the temperature in my status bar available at all times. It's just little things like that. I still like the iPhone, and switch back to it at times, but always end up with an Android device as my daily driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    I think you will end up loving it. Just give yourself a few days to get used to Android. Once you get used to the bigger screen it's hard to go back to the iPhone. Not too mention all the little things Android does that you can't do on the iPhone. For instance, I love the fact that I can have the temperature in my status bar available at all times. It's just little things like that. I still like the iPhone, and switch back to it at times, but always end up with an Android device as my daily driver.
    This a million times! I have tried in the past to switch to Android and I always gave it up after a week. Give yourself time with it. I've had every iPhone since the iPhone 3G. I've been using Android now for the past 2 months and LOVE it. I'm not sure I can go back to iOS now! It's the little things that are nice, like setting a different default web browser, setting/using a different messaging app, notification light etc.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Anxious and excited!

    Isn't there an app preloaded on the S5 to help people make the switch from iPhone to the S5? I read the article here on AC but I can't find it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe113 View Post
    Isn't there an app preloaded on the S5 to help people make the switch from iPhone to the S5? I read the article here on AC but I can't find it!
    The app is called Smart Switch. You can download it from Google Play. It allows you to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, SMS, notes, calendars etc. A little insert came in the packaging with the S5 with the information.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Anxious and excited!

    Yeah you might want to turn off FaceTime in addition to iMessage. I forgot to do that last time I switched to Android.

    I'm also one who has gone back to the iPhone after many attempts at Android. I think I'm ready to commit this time but who knows? My iPhone 5s is a great phone but there just aren't any of the bells and whistles like Android has. I'm planning to pick up a S5 after work on Friday if AT&T has a white one left by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    Yeah you might want to turn off FaceTime in addition to iMessage. I forgot to do that last time I switched to Android.

    I'm also one who has gone back to the iPhone after many attempts at Android. I think I'm ready to commit this time but who knows? My iPhone 5s is a great phone but there just aren't any of the bells and whistles like Android has. I'm planning to pick up a S5 after work on Friday if AT&T has a white one left by then.

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    I'm new a android phone user. If my wife has iPhone still. Is there a FaceTime program we can share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmostwanted559x View Post
    I'm new a android phone user. If my wife has iPhone still. Is there a FaceTime program we can share?

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    I assume something like Skype would work fine on both phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonebk12 View Post
    I assume something like Skype would work fine on both phones.
    Somehow I can't get texts from her...am I stuck in imessage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmostwanted559x View Post
    Somehow I can't get texts from her...am I stuck in imessage?

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    Um yeah, probably something like that. I don't really know much about Apple but from what I understand, her texts are iMessages and are being sent to your old iMessages account. Hence, they are not making it to your Android. I think you need to contact Apple or something and they'll shut down your iMessages so you can get hers just as normal texts. Someone else on here can help you out better than I can.
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    Just begin using Google's Hangouts, I think is your best bet, you'll still have your messages and video calls, but using Google's stuff instead of Apple's. Just download Hangout into her iphone.

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    I'm new a android phone user. If my wife has iPhone still. Is there a FaceTime program we can share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke Gray View Post
    No people should not have to change their settings. Once your number is kicked out of the Apple servers they will automatically come through as texts. That function on iPhone is only if an message won't go through to another iPhone as an iMessege then it will send as a text.
    No they won't. I went through this last month when I got my S3... If you don't change your iMessage to "off" you won't get any messages until you call Apple so they can delete your Apple ID from their iMessage servers. And you also have to do this weird thing like delete all your previous messages to get the new ones. Its complicated lol

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    If you are on Verizon, I suggest you try the Verizon Messages app. Normally I avoid Verizon apps like the plague. However, Verizon Messages allows you to send and receive SMS on your phone, tablet or computer. They have an app on iOS, Android and a Webclient. It works like iMessage only better. IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by _YoKolorMeBadd View Post
    No they won't. I went through this last month when I got my S3... If you don't change your iMessage to "off" you won't get any messages until you call Apple so they can delete your Apple ID from their iMessage servers. And you also have to do this weird thing like delete all your previous messages to get the new ones. Its complicated lol

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    I called apple and they said 24 hours will be fixed.

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    After I called them it was fixed in 30 minutes for me.

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