11-06-2014 08:15 PM
61 123
tools
  1. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Whats up everyone,

    As the title says, after being a long time apple user (sure...fanboy , I finally took the plunge. In the last 7 years, I did try the first galaxy, and returned it, and then the note 2, which i also returned..but i really liked that phone. Always been interested in the "phablet" market, but when apple released the plus and didnt put a true multi task support, and take advantage of that huge screen i knew it was time to go.

    So far I'm loving this phone, its pretty damn incredible....touch wiz is little meh, but I can deal with it. I do have a few questions that I tried searching, but couldnt find a solid answer, hopefully you guys can help out.

    1. The battery is amazing, I get basically a full days use, so I'm not complaining. However last night I went to bed at 34% (i think) and I figured no reason to charge...I woke up on like 13%....is this a notification thing?
    2.When playing music, is there a way to get the music to stop pausing for a second when i receive a text?
    3.Is there a better gallery app than samsung for photos, or should I just stick with stock? Not that its terrible...but I'm just used to how the iphone organized it, so I was curious if something similar was possible.
    4. Is there any way to adjust the senstivity on this thing? The screen and even the buttons (not the physical home button) are extremely, overly touchy. It's such a big phone that sometimes I accidentally palm something near the bottom while reaching, and i end up hitting something I didn't want to.

    4. Last and most important.....

    I did a ton of searching on how to port my direct itunes playlist on this phone, and came up with so many different things, that I didnt know what to believe. Theres a ton of apps you have to buy that do it for you, which I'd honestly rather not do if there is a free way to do it. I tried the exporting playlist file method, where you drop it into the music folder on the device, but that gave me no luck...any suggestions?

    Sorry for the long post lol...but I was stuck in the iCloud for so long I feel like it dumbed me down a little bit lol.

    Thanks,
    Rocco
    11-02-2014 10:08 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums and Android.
    1. The battery is amazing, I get basically a full days use, so I'm not complaining. However last night I went to bed at 34% (i think) and I figured no reason to charge...I woke up on like 13%....is this a notification thing?
    It depends. If you can show screenshots of your battery stats (the list and the graph) that would be helpful. You may have had an app that stuck or something. Screenshots can be taken with power and home buttons as I recall. Check this out: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ery-stats.html
    That will show the shots I am looking for.

    2.When playing music, is there a way to get the music to stop pausing for a second when i receive a text?
    I think PowerAmp can disable that. That is a paid app, but the first week or two is free, and it is only a one time $4. And worth every penny.

    3.Is there a better gallery app than samsung for photos, or should I just stick with stock? Not that its terrible...but I'm just used to how the iphone organized it, so I was curious if something similar was possible.
    I use the stock one, never really bothered to check Play to see about other options.

    4. Is there any way to adjust the senstivity on this thing? The screen and even the buttons (not the physical home button) are extremely, overly touchy. It's such a big phone that sometimes I accidentally palm something near the bottom while reaching, and i end up hitting something I didn't want to.
    I don't think so. That sort of thing is usually baked into the ROM.

    4. Last and most important.....

    I did a ton of searching on how to port my direct itunes playlist on this phone, and came up with so many different things, that I didnt know what to believe.
    Probably the best way to do this is to Download Google Play Music Manager. That can convert iTunes to playable songs on Android devices.


    Couple more links to check out:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...id-2014-a.html

    Switch to Android

    Any questions, by all means ask.
    logik brooklyn likes this.
    11-02-2014 10:20 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    touch wiz is little meh
    Almost forgot....give yourself another week getting used to the OS, and then I would try a different launcher, like Nova.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-launcher.html
    undulose and logik brooklyn like this.
    11-02-2014 10:31 AM
  4. bizhop2's Avatar
    Same here. After 7 years of apple-brainwashed, I am now free!
    11-02-2014 10:41 AM
  5. harryhayde's Avatar
    At first I thought this thread title was 7year old guy switches to Note 4

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2014 11:01 AM
  6. nugj's Avatar
    Well I was seven years also....iPhone 4 worked flawlessly for 7 years until I shut my old friend off. Only glitches were courtesy of Apply firmware ???upgrades??? if you know what I mean.

    I would not necessarily call it freedom. What are we more brainwashed by...Apply or the telecom industry:
    "we must communicate (but only across the interlocking mechanism of the Internet)"......"we must use airtime" (sorry...dating myself) ....."we must use bandwidth" ....we must...............compute.........24/7............everywhere"

    "I must know if the underwear I am about to buy are made from latex, spandex, nylon,cardboard, polyester, polypropylene, polystyrene or....oh no......just plain cotton?????" "Is there a review on that". "You mean there is but I must take your "survey" to view it!!!!!!!"

    Already see people within ten feet of each other text messaging each other!
    11-02-2014 11:08 AM
  7. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums and welcome to android.


    Probably the best way to do this is to Download Google Play Music Manager. That can convert iTunes to playable songs on


    Any questions, by all means ask.
    Awesome, thanks for your help. I'm doing a little pre sunday football running around, once I'm done I'll post the screen of the battery usage.

    As far as making my itunes music playable, it plays...I got all my music ported over, that part was easy. My problem is that I'm used to having all my music organized in 20 or so playlist...thats what I'm trying to get over. Not that its make or break, but I know it's doable, I just cant figure out the best, easiest method.
    11-02-2014 11:32 AM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm used to having all my music organized in 20 or so playlist
    PowerAmp can make playlists. I don't use that feature, but I know it can.
    11-02-2014 12:08 PM
  9. soldier45's Avatar
    Welcome to the darkside, enjoy.
    11-02-2014 12:31 PM
  10. beh's Avatar
    "So far I'm loving this phone, its pretty damn incredible....touch wiz is little meh, but I can deal with it"

    Touchwiz gets lots of puppy p-o-o-p dumped on it, but it is actually a very powerful front end. Most functions in Touchwiz have multiple options and Samsung has to choose one as default so when you turn on your phone for the first time it works. But that doesn't mean it is the best choice for you or even the best choice. Take the time and make the effort to learn Touchwiz and its many options.
    I have tried many if not most of the launcher overlays and have always come back to Touchwiz for my launcher because simply it works better without an extra app and extra layer between me and my phone. Could Touchwiz be different, absolutely. Would it please any more people, absolutely not. When you have options, then you have those who don't like or can't bother with choosing. It is always easier to whine than learn.
    Enjoy your trip with Android and Touchwiz, they will be as suitable for you as you allow them to be.
    11-02-2014 12:39 PM
  11. bapte's Avatar
    "So far I'm loving this phone, its pretty damn incredible....touch wiz is little meh, but I can deal with it"

    Touchwiz gets lots of puppy p-o-o-p dumped on it, but it is actually a very powerful front end. Most functions in Touchwiz have multiple options and Samsung has to choose one as default so when you turn on your phone for the first time it works. But that doesn't mean it is the best choice for you or even the best choice. Take the time and make the effort to learn Touchwiz and its many options.
    I have tried many if not most of the launcher overlays and have always come back to Touchwiz for my launcher because simply it works better without an extra app and extra layer between me and my phone. Could Touchwiz be different, absolutely. Would it please any more people, absolutely not. When you have options, then you have those who don't like or can't bother with choosing. It is always easier to whine than learn.
    Enjoy your trip with Android and Touchwiz, they will be as suitable for you as you allow them to be.
    Before going with the note 4 I did a lot of research on it. Apparently everyone hates TouchWiz, was the vibe I got.

    But as I am using the note 4 and having tested out other recommended launchers, TouchWiz is the one I'd rather use as well.
    11-02-2014 12:48 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    1. The battery is pretty awesome. The battery drain could have been from an app miss behaving. Reboot and see if it happens again.

    2. Depending on the app you're using you usually can have it not play notifications. What do you use? Stock?

    3. Not sure here. I've always used stock.

    4. Unfortunately no. The screen is just very sensitive to touch. Do you have a case? That usually will help with the accidentally inputs.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    11-02-2014 12:49 PM
  13. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Before going with the note 4 I did a lot of research on it. Apparently everyone hates TouchWiz, was the vibe I got.

    But as I am using the note 4 and having tested out other recommended launchers, TouchWiz is the one I'd rather use as well.
    I really liked touch wiz. The only problem that I ever saw with it was that it was a little laggy. Other than that, I really like the features. The only other issue I guess is that I had to determine whether or not those extra features actually made things more convenient and quicker. When I did my comparison of the Note 4 an iPhone 6+, I found that a lot of those features are actually more time consuming and less convenient than other methods.
    cowincanada likes this.
    11-02-2014 01:02 PM
  14. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Double Twist can import iTunes playlists into PC and Android. How to get your iTunes music onto Android | Android Central
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    11-02-2014 01:04 PM
  15. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Wow...this forum is great, thanks for all the fast replies and help.

    As far as hating touch wiz, thats wrong because I dont...im also not nearly familiar enough with it to even make that decision. I too did a ton of research on this phone before buying, and noticed it got dumped on too....and I def dont see it as big of a problem as a lot of hardcore stock android users do.

    Its got a lot of great usable features on it...its just BULKY. This phone is such a powerhouse though, that its not even an issue.

    As far as being able to MAKE playlist...yea I know I can remake them, I just dont want too lol.
    Golfdriver97 and kittenphelia like this.
    11-02-2014 01:13 PM
  16. lsmachado's Avatar
    Whats up everyone,

    As the title says, after being a long time apple user (sure...fanboy , I finally took the plunge. In the last 7 years, I did try the first galaxy, and returned it, and then the note 2, which i also returned..but i really liked that phone. Always been interested in the "phablet" market, but when apple released the plus and didnt put a true multi task support, and take advantage of that huge screen i knew it was time to go.

    So far I'm loving this phone, its pretty damn incredible....touch wiz is little meh, but I can deal with it. I do have a few questions that I tried searching, but couldnt find a solid answer, hopefully you guys can help out.

    1. The battery is amazing, I get basically a full days use, so I'm not complaining. However last night I went to bed at 34% (i think) and I figured no reason to charge...I woke up on like 13%....is this a notification thing?
    2.When playing music, is there a way to get the music to stop pausing for a second when i receive a text?
    3.Is there a better gallery app than samsung for photos, or should I just stick with stock? Not that its terrible...but I'm just used to how the iphone organized it, so I was curious if something similar was possible.
    4. Is there any way to adjust the senstivity on this thing? The screen and even the buttons (not the physical home button) are extremely, overly touchy. It's such a big phone that sometimes I accidentally palm something near the bottom while reaching, and i end up hitting something I didn't want to.

    4. Last and most important.....

    I did a ton of searching on how to port my direct itunes playlist on this phone, and came up with so many different things, that I didnt know what to believe. Theres a ton of apps you have to buy that do it for you, which I'd honestly rather not do if there is a free way to do it. I tried the exporting playlist file method, where you drop it into the music folder on the device, but that gave me no luck...any suggestions?

    Sorry for the long post lol...but I was stuck in the iCloud for so long I feel like it dumbed me down a little bit lol.

    Thanks,
    Rocco
    Regarding screen sensitivity:

    Settings> Device> Display> scroll down, make sure "Increase Touch Sensitivity" is NOT checked.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my awesome Note 4
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    11-02-2014 01:13 PM
  17. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    I've got no problem with the TouchWiz UI and I like many of the features. But I turn off all of those built-in Samsung apps that it will allow me to turn off and it does seem to introduce lags and stutters. The free version of Nova launcher smooths my Samsung quite a bit.
    11-02-2014 01:23 PM
  18. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Here's that battery screen shot

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails 7 year iphone guy switched to a Note 4-screenshot_2014-11-02-13-21-14.jpg  
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    11-02-2014 01:33 PM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The attached screenshots are an example of the shots. Tapping on the graph bring another battery screen.

    Your cell signal looks a little weak. That may be a part of your drain. Also Facebook is another leech on your battery. Do you use it a lot? Is it set to sync often?

    Sent from an AOSP M8
    Attached Thumbnails 7 year iphone guy switched to a Note 4-uploadfromtaptalk1414964576328.jpg   7 year iphone guy switched to a Note 4-uploadfromtaptalk1414964622979.jpg  
    11-02-2014 04:45 PM
  20. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    iSynchr and iSyncher wifi for mac is how I downloaded and synced my playlists.

    You can also just go into your itunes, music, and drag and drop the entirety into your device if you don't want to set up playlists but if you do. iSynchr worked well for me. Not free but easy to use.
    11-02-2014 05:03 PM
  21. suitebliss's Avatar
    I was brainwashed as well. I had tons of music on my 64gb iPhone 5 that's no longer on my external hd because I had to erase it for some strange reason. As of now I just buckled down and purchased iMazing a program for my Mac to transfer between devices and/or computers. Costs $30 but I figure that's the cost of 2 or 3 albums nowadays and I didn't want to loose everything. For what was on my Macbook, I used Kies to do the transfer.

    Welcome to Android! I've had every generation of the iPhone and admit that I was sucked it. Now, I no longer feel limited. I've been on my phone all day long, mind you I've been up since 4am, have not charged it at all and my battery still has 28% left on it.
    crawfojj likes this.
    11-02-2014 05:03 PM
  22. damule6666's Avatar
    Quickpic is the best photo gallery app you can get. Period.

    Carved in place by my Note 4.
    VetteDude likes this.
    11-02-2014 07:16 PM
  23. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I have my Facebook set to not give me any notifications, yet I'm still getting g badge icons when someone comments or something like that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2014 07:19 PM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have my Facebook set to not give me any notifications, yet I'm still getting g badge icons when someone comments or something like that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It is still probably syncing. There should be app specific setting for Facebook. Try lowering the sync interval.

    Sent from an AOSP M8
    11-02-2014 07:42 PM
  25. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I have it off.

    Off topic, but for such a great camera, this thing takes pretty terrible low light photos UNLESS the flash is on...or is it something I'm doing wrong?

    In a medium lit, not bright room they come out fuzzy unless I force the flash.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2014 07:47 PM
61 123

Similar Threads

  1. Why can't I switch on wi-fi (Galaxy S5)?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-03-2014, 01:27 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 12:06 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 11:57 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 09:48 AM
  5. My Galaxy s3 is taking forever to charge, why?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 09:37 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD