1. Coco_Surviving's Avatar
    I joined this forum to “attempt” to do research and gather information. I have been an Apple Inc customer for over a decade. All I know is Apple as I have multiple products. I’m not just an iPhone user. However Apple royally pissed me off when they did not notify customers of Apple Watch recalls or MacBook Pro recalls. However on holidays (I do not celebrate) they pile my e-mail with advertisements.

    I can across another post of someone that recently changed over. However the OP did not have details. I need to know the lay of the land.

    If anyone has changed over from Apple to Android. What are things you like more about your Android phone (and which phone do you have)?

    Do you notice more features in settings that are available?

    I am having a major problem with spam/Robo text messages. Apple and Verizon keep pointing the finger back at the other.

    If you have music you purchased on iTunes what happened to your music? And also photos and videos?

    Anything other information anyone would like to share would be great.

    Has anyone been contacted about recalls?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-03-2019 01:56 AM
  2. TraderGary's Avatar
    Welcome!
    I've never used Apple products.
    You should find many others here that can answer your questions.
    08-03-2019 07:54 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    08-03-2019 08:03 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    I use both systems happily.
    Coco_Surviving likes this.
    08-03-2019 12:02 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    Coco_Surviving likes this.
    08-03-2019 12:51 PM
  6. gendo667's Avatar
    Welcome into the fold.
    08-03-2019 12:55 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Welcome go the forums! I'd suggest a Samsung phone since it'll be a close comparison to an iPhone experience. But if you truly want to experience Android with timely updates (albeit a bit barebones in comparison) just as Apple's system, then I'd go with a Pixel phone. You WILL miss iMessage, no denying that, but you might be able to get by with your other Apple products (although bear in mind that messages from your phone will not sync with iMessages from your Apple devices (and viceversa). For your music it's fairly easy to transfer (usually the phone will guide you through it) or you can use 3rd party apps tailored to iTunes users like DoubleTwist.

    Any other questions just ask away and we'll try to help!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-03-2019 10:27 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I use both but prefer Android for it's customization and flexibility
    08-04-2019 12:31 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    08-04-2019 07:14 AM
  10. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    Sent From The TARDIS
    08-05-2019 07:31 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    I myself have never used Apple products (except for an iPod in 2007); but my husband used Apple products before he switched to Android last year. He wasn't huge into iMessage so he doesn't miss that on his LG G7; and he says the battery life is better on his Android phones. I think he misses iTunes from time to time, but he's enjoying the Google Play experience too. I'd say there are good and bad points about either ecosystem.

    If you indeed switch platforms, I recommend that you start with a simpler, close-to-stock Android experience - perhaps the Google Pixel 3a or 3, depending on whether you want a top-of-the-line flagship or not. Apple is known for its awesome media performance, and the Pixel line delivers that well with their great cameras and good speakers.

    As TraderGary stated above, you will find a plethora of users here who have jumped ship from Apple to Android - or vice versa - so if you type "switching from Apple" or something similar in your Android Central search bar, I'm sure you'll get a lot of info at your fingertips!

    Good luck, welcome again, and let us know what you decide!
    08-06-2019 06:25 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    08-11-2019 10:01 AM
  13. johnfisher57's Avatar
    Good to know about the forum!
    08-12-2019 07:41 AM

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