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  1. tohio's Avatar
    Depends, how long does it take on a Nexus device? How long does it take on an iPhone?

    If you install QuickPic, I bet you anything it loads faster than the default Samsung gallery....so yeah...Samsung software sucks. Next.
    I think you missed the sarcasm.
    05-15-2013 09:29 PM
  2. fantom305's Avatar
    Would you please tell us how you transferred over 10,000 text messages to your S4 from an iPhone?
    There is an app from Samsung called SMART SWITCH... that allows you to transfer from other phones to the S4
    05-15-2013 10:24 PM
  3. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I think you missed the sarcasm.
    I didn't. The problem is all the owner-apologists out there. Every device has shortcomings, not discussing & pretending they don't exist isn't helpful. Even if what someone is doing is outside of someone else's view of 'normal,' it doesn't matter. If device A can do it better than device B, the problem is not the user.
    05-15-2013 10:33 PM
  4. EckonoJ's Avatar
    I switched from an iPhone to the galaxy s4, and that's one area where the galaxy can't compete in my opinion is entering texts. I make so many mistakes due to the lag when typing. I've had a few other Android phones and this has been the case with all of them. I Def hope this problem gets better.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
    05-15-2013 11:25 PM
  5. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I switched from an iPhone to the galaxy s4, and that's one area where the galaxy can't compete in my opinion is entering texts. I make so many mistakes due to the lag when typing. I've had a few other Android phones and this has been the case with all of them. I Def hope this problem gets better.
    Try this or this.
    05-16-2013 01:11 AM
  6. jreed2560's Avatar
    For those experiencing lag while typing, are you keeping the vibrate and sound on while typing? The keyboard absolutely flies after you turn that off. And I dont think saying that keeping 10000 text messages on your phone is a bit too many makes you an apologist for the s4. The messaging apps for the iphone and s4 are just different. One is built to handle that volume and one isnt.

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    05-16-2013 06:16 AM
  7. tohio's Avatar
    I didn't. The problem is all the owner-apologists out there. Every device has shortcomings, not discussing & pretending they don't exist isn't helpful. Even if what someone is doing is outside of someone else's view of 'normal,' it doesn't matter. If device A can do it better than device B, the problem is not the user.
    It seems to me your initial response has more to do with your dislike for Samsung phones/owners rather than providing useful information. Say someone goes to a Chevrolet forum and complains that his Impala is a piece of junk because it rides so harshly and he goes on to say he keeps 60 lbs of air in each tire. The Chevy forum members would hardly be Chevrolet apologists if they pointed out that the excessive tire pressure could be the cause of his problem. It is the obvious place to start. Occam's razor is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in logic and problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. The OP storing 10,000 text messages on his phone would be the the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions. The people you call Samsung apologists are just logical thinkers.
    05-16-2013 10:22 AM
  8. Bojamijams's Avatar
    That is exactly what he's talking about it and you're one of those apologists. There is no reason a 2013 phone with almost 2ghz speeds and 2gb of ram can't handle 10k of text messages smoothly when a most likely 2012 phone with closer to 1ghz speeds and 1gb ram (or less) can handle it just fine.

    Its either an Android OS fail or a samsung fail. Either way, pretending that its not an issue is not helpful.

    For those experiencing lag while typing, are you keeping the vibrate and sound on while typing? The keyboard absolutely flies after you turn that off. And I dont think saying that keeping 10000 text messages on your phone is a bit too many makes you an apologist for the s4. The messaging apps for the iphone and s4 are just different. One is built to handle that volume and one isnt.

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    05-16-2013 10:44 AM
  9. scienceyay's Avatar
    I would like to know this as well, but for transferring from an android smartphone. How do you transfer the messages from your old phone to your new one?
    I used easyphone sync Home it works really well but expect it to be a little slow if you transfer a lot. It asks you if you want to transfer all of your music (you can say no to this section if you have already managed this another way), then asks you if you want to use an iphone backup to transfer texts, calendar, notes etc.

    I also have a lag in my messaging system and had to download GoSMS which seems to have solved the issue. I can't even delete the texts off my phone in bulk as it crashes the whole thing everytime I try. I've posted in another thread here asking where the directory for the text messages is, as i can't find it and think that deleting it from here might help.

    If you want to store that many text messages (I have 25,000!!!! because i've had an iphone since 2006 and never bothered deleting at each upgrade) you can use SMS Backup:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cFJlc3RvcmUiXQ..

    and backup the text messages to your SD card. From there you can restore or read them using the app. Hope this helps!
    05-16-2013 03:46 PM
  10. tjg312's Avatar
    I transferred my iphone texts over when I got my s4, it had over 80k texts in it because I never deleted em on my iphone because well.. I didn't have to, it still ran smoothly 100%. Now that I have them on my s4 it's taking forever to even delete em, everything on the phone lags whenever I even open a text. Definitely an android software issue, it's a shame but hopefully it gets fixed eventually
    06-01-2013 11:41 AM
  11. Sky Manatee's Avatar
    I use the gs4 too. I had just under 18000 mugs and I had terrible lag with messaging. I also had a picture background and everything. Downloaded chomp and it works great. Then downloaded the SMS backup from the link and it works great as well. Deleted all the messages and no more lag. Thanks guys.
    12-16-2013 10:40 AM
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