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  1. Bluehair62's Avatar
    I have a couple questions. Making the move from iPhone 6+ S to the Note 7. Pre-ordered from Verizon. There are a few things I use a lot and I'm hoping to have some reasonable solutions.

    1) I use the reminder app on my iPhone all the time. What are you using with Note phones?

    2) I use Siri for making calls and sending text. Is there something similar?

    3) I have over 6k pictures and have moved them to Google Photos. One thing I like about iOS is they are all organized by the date and time I took them. Can I do the same on my Note or in google photos?

    4) This one is a bit troubling for me... One convenient thing about iOS is the ability to send and receive SMS messages from my phone or my Mac. Is there anything else like this with Note phones or Android in general.

    Thanks in advance for the community involvement here. I hope to make this transition smooth with no regrets. I'm a small business owner and use my phone to run my business a lot during the day. I am very much looking forward to the freedom and change.

    Thanks!!!
    08-07-2016 08:36 PM
  2. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    You'll probably struggle with #4 as there is not.

    This one took me a while to adjust to as I had my iphone, iMac, and iPad all connected via iMessage and had all my notifications across them all. If that's important to you, you might want to reconsider.

    1 & 2, Google does all that for me. Or can I should say. I don't use voice assistant to make calls for me or text. I can do that myself.
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    08-07-2016 08:56 PM
  3. whtchdr's Avatar
    1- Microsoft OneNote works great and syncs between iOS and Android devices
    2- Google Now(their version of Siri) can handle this easily
    3- Google Photos should have kept the time and date stamps from your photos. You can set it to do the same for any future pictures you take on your Note.
    4- Pushbullet is an option that is available for Android and works with Mac
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    08-07-2016 08:58 PM
  4. Shelacios's Avatar
    For number 4, I use Google hangouts. Sms notifications on my phone, tablet, and computer. Not quite as seamless as iMessage, but still works.
    08-07-2016 09:07 PM
  5. maf113's Avatar
    Not perfect but Verizon's messenger is available for IOS, Android and may be available on MAC and PC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-07-2016 09:08 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    Google Keep for simple notes, lists, and reminders.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
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    08-07-2016 09:24 PM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    For number 4, I use Google hangouts. Sms notifications on my phone, tablet, and computer. Not quite as seamless as iMessage, but still works.
    This !!! Use hangouts which is cross platform, works on iOS, Android, pcs, Mac etc. You can either SMS or a hangouts message. For SMS not sure if you need Google voice attached to your Google account. Even if it is, it's free so no issues.
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    08-07-2016 09:31 PM
  8. mrcultureshock's Avatar
    I'm also moving from IOS to Android and I have an additional question. How fast is Samsung/AT&T with Android updates? When do you all think Android Nougat would be available for the Note 7 on AT&T?

    Thanks!
    pjbelsch likes this.
    08-07-2016 09:37 PM
  9. optimummind's Avatar
    I have a couple questions. Making the move from iPhone 6+ S to the Note 7. Pre-ordered from Verizon. There are a few things I use a lot and I'm hoping to have some reasonable solutions.

    1) I use the reminder app on my iPhone all the time. What are you using with Note phones?

    Google Now.

    2) I use Siri for making calls and sending text. Is there something similar?

    Google Now

    3) I have over 6k pictures and have moved them to Google Photos. One thing I like about iOS is they are all organized by the date and time I took them. Can I do the same on my Note or in google photos?

    Google Photos does the same.

    4) This one is a bit troubling for me... One convenient thing about iOS is the ability to send and receive SMS messages from my phone or my Mac. Is there anything else like this with Note phones or Android in general.

    You can use either Pushbullet and/or Join.
    SteelGator likes this.
    08-07-2016 09:47 PM
  10. stronggeek's Avatar
    Not perfect but Verizon's messenger is available for IOS, Android and may be available on MAC and PC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This^
    I've used on android and pc as well. I like that you don't always have to sign into Verizon to use on the pc.
    08-07-2016 09:48 PM
  11. jdfry15's Avatar
    4. I think Samsung sidesync would do what you are wanting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-07-2016 09:50 PM
  12. Bluehair62's Avatar
    Wow.... Freaking Awesome... THANKS!!!! some great fixes.

    I checked out Pushbullet... PERFECT fix...

    Google Keep... PERFECT fix...

    Microsoft one note looks good too...

    Thanks for all the advice!!!
    Wildo6882 and yatishr like this.
    08-07-2016 09:54 PM
  13. MarqBland's Avatar
    I have a couple questions. Making the move from iPhone 6+ S to the Note 7. Pre-ordered from Verizon. There are a few things I use a lot and I'm hoping to have some reasonable solutions.

    1) I use the reminder app on my iPhone all the time. What are you using with Note phones?

    2) I use Siri for making calls and sending text. Is there something similar?

    3) I have over 6k pictures and have moved them to Google Photos. One thing I like about iOS is they are all organized by the date and time I took them. Can I do the same on my Note or in google photos?

    4) This one is a bit troubling for me... One convenient thing about iOS is the ability to send and receive SMS messages from my phone or my Mac. Is there anything else like this with Note phones or Android in general.

    Thanks in advance for the community involvement here. I hope to make this transition smooth with no regrets. I'm a small business owner and use my phone to run my business a lot during the day. I am very much looking forward to the freedom and change.

    Thanks!!!
    For number 4, try MightyText. I use it all the time and it basically has the same functionality. The only difference is that it still uses SMS opposed to using iMessages.
    Bluehair62 likes this.
    08-07-2016 09:57 PM
  14. SteelGator's Avatar
    For number 4, I use Google hangouts. Sms notifications on my phone, tablet, and computer. Not quite as seamless as iMessage, but still works.
    +1. this works well for me.
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    08-07-2016 10:19 PM
  15. bhatech's Avatar
    I'm also moving from IOS to Android and I have an additional question. How fast is Samsung/AT&T with Android updates? When do you all think Android Nougat would be available for the Note 7 on AT&T?

    Thanks!
    Samsung first gets the update ready and then each carrier does their thing/test/approve etc. Lengthy process. If I have to guess it'll be sometime in Dec - Jan timeframe for Android N update. As far as AT&T it should be same time as other carriers plus or minus a month or two. If it comes to one carrier, you should see them on others soon enough.
    08-07-2016 10:26 PM
  16. stmax's Avatar
    If I had one tip it would be to try to maybe use the Google Suite of apps to help the syncing stay easy... Ie. Google keep, Google Photos, Google drive etc. Turn on your free backup for Google Photos so future pics snapped on your phone will stay safe in the cloud.

    The issue with push bullet (my suspicion-I haven't used it) is that it may help you text from your computer but it might not be the unified experience you are looking for because your cell # isn't tied to everything like it is on iMeaaages.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-07-2016 10:55 PM
  17. rynbeed's Avatar
    +1 for Verizon messenger: I use it across my S2 Tab, PC (you can DL a program and it can always be open on your computer, much like iMessage) and Note 5. It also allows for calls to be made on any device that it is installed on that is linked to your number (all over wifi too). You can also use it in a browser window if you don't happen to be on a home computer. I have found that it works way better then Hangouts for me.

    +1 for Google Now: You can ask your phone (by setting up the "Ok Google" command, it's pretty much just like Siri) to set up reminders, text or call people just like with Siri.
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    08-07-2016 11:01 PM
  18. Snareman's Avatar
    For number 4, try MightyText. I use it all the time and it basically has the same functionality. The only difference is that it still uses SMS opposed to using iMessages.
    I've been using Mighty Text as well and am very happy with it. I even opted to pay for it.
    08-07-2016 11:35 PM
  19. traynor1987's Avatar
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=_ZaSeTxe

    I will be using this to message people from my Mac, also coming from iOS iPhone 6 Plus.
    08-08-2016 04:52 AM
  20. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Another vote for Message+ by Verizon (if you are one Verizon that is)
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    08-08-2016 07:10 AM
  21. erasat's Avatar
    Wow.... Freaking Awesome... THANKS!!!! some great fixes.

    I checked out Pushbullet... PERFECT fix...

    Google Keep... PERFECT fix...

    Microsoft one note looks good too...

    Thanks for all the advice!!!
    Like it was posted above, try Samsung SideSync for your #4, besides being a native feature on the phone (No need to install additional 3rd party apps, if SideSync is not pre-installed, just download it from teh Galaxy App Store), it really works great for that and tons of other things.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync/
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    08-08-2016 07:25 AM
  22. billykac's Avatar
    My daughter is an iOS hold-out, but she is moving over to Android in the next couple of weeks. My Note 5 is being bequeathed to her.

    There are great suggestions already in this thread that should get you very excited. Let me support some of those, and add some as well...

    - Use all Google services. They are beautifully designed, perfectly integrated and so practical. These include:
    -- Google Keep - I live in my Keep notes, both professionally and personally
    -- Google Drive - so cool to have everything available everywhere
    -- Google Docs, Sheets, etc.
    -- Google Photos - talk about amazing. Please. Be sure to routinely ask Photos to off-load files from your phone to free up space
    -- Google Music - I pay for this, and get You Tube Red included
    -- Google News - often overlooked, I love how smart News is getting over time. It knows exactly what to put in my news feed.
    -- Google Inbox - I prefer this on my phone. Sometimes on my PC I need to go back to GMail to find certain things.
    -- Google Calendar
    -- Google Now - among many other benefits, it provides perfectly seamless "hands-free" receive/send of texts while driving. Now provides weather, knows when I've booked air travel, reminds me of my travel dates, and more.
    -- Google Authenticator - if you are not familiar with it, read-up, get it and turn on 2-factor authentication

    - Pushbullet for SMS integration. I like it better than Mighty Text. Personal taste.

    - Pocket to store things for later.

    - Textra for texting on phone. Simply amazing texting app that you will probably love.

    - When I need to take notes at work, I've typically relied on paper notebooks so that I can sketch, scribble and jot. SNote is a very, very undervalued app that is simply awesome for this purpose for me. I do a lot of design work, so capturing *anything* is critical. SNote does this, and syncs with my PC. Plus, I love when I endlessly get the eventual question from others I work with "Are you really drawing and writing on your phone"?

    - Widgets - 'nuff said. Welcome to 2016.

    - PocketCasts - get used to accessing netcasts without being endlessly tied to iTunes. Love this app.

    - Tap to Pay - I love Samsung Pay. It will work on all of those POC stations that are swipe-only. Amazing.

    I'll stop here.
    Welcome to freedom.
    -bk
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    08-08-2016 07:37 AM
  23. komobu's Avatar
    I am not sure if this is still an issue, but it may be, so please google what I am about to tell you. When I switched over to android from apple, I went a few days without receiving any text messages, even though I could send them. All of the messages to my number were intercepted by Apple, and sent to my iphone by wifi. They were not sent to my new android. There was some thing I had to do to notify apple to no longer process any of my text messages.
    08-08-2016 08:34 AM
  24. Bluehair62's Avatar
    BK and all others,

    WOW... the community love is amazing. Not to say I was worried, but being so integrated into the eco system... I was a bit concerned about my top 4 items. I didn't bring up more only because I didn't want to ask for too much. Music, podcast, news... Are just a few, but BK helped me get over that.

    I have a lot of moving pieces.... Along with owning a small business I coach Ice Hockey for a HS team and a Tier Club team. I am a part time teacher and Teach/Coach a HS Surf Team. I also work part time for a NHL team doing stats for all home games strictly for the home team Coaches.

    Needless to say I am busy... Living in the apple world since my company took away BB support for it's Agents, I've always wanted to get away. I've tried a few times and went back before I was able to get comfortable. Now, with all the messages above I have the confidence to make the switch for good and have the freedom to make my device MY DEVICE.

    I've been drawing hockey drills on everything you could possibly imagine. Drives my family nuts. Yes, Hockey coaches plagiarize for good reasons, but we also come up with our own drills at the strangest times. HA! At Surf Contest with my team... I need to keep track of who's in what heat for a lot of my participants...

    I could go on, but seriously... THANK YOU!!! I will pay it forward in one way or another.

    BH
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    08-08-2016 09:01 AM
  25. MisterEd's Avatar
    I am not sure if this is still an issue, but it may be, so please google what I am about to tell you. When I switched over to android from apple, I went a few days without receiving any text messages, even though I could send them. All of the messages to my number were intercepted by Apple, and sent to my iphone by wifi. They were not sent to my new android. There was some thing I had to do to notify apple to no longer process any of my text messages.
    You had to disable IMESSAGE FIRST on your iDevice and remove it from iCloud. This has been a known issue and I thought it had been fixed.
    JHStewart1023 and libra89 like this.
    08-08-2016 09:13 AM
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