10-24-2013 11:22 AM
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  1. mwatson2's Avatar
    Long story short, my wife is getting my rooted GS4 (I got a Note 3, woo!) but is extremely non-tech-saavy and is coming from only iPhones. I recently made the switch, and am moderately tech saavy so I understand the learning curve. My question to you guys and girls is...

    If you had to make a GS4 as iPhone similar as possible for someone who will never ever be interested in performance or personal tweaking, what would you install? I'll list some things that are important.:
    1. The basic google calender is important. The iOS7 one frustrated her.
    2. She does your average puzzle game, pinterest, photo and video messaging with friends.
    3. I'm not really interested in custom roms as I figure a launcher would achieve what I really needed. Maybe there is an iOS rom? I don't know these things.
    4. I don't want anything experimental or buggy as she needs it to just work.
    5. She is perfectly, 110% fine, if not happier having an iOS clone. She has a GS4 because it was a free hand-me-down.
    6. Again, on a scale of 1-10 tech saaviness she's a -11 so I'm really hoping Android offers a simple solution for her.

    Thanks all~
    10-22-2013 09:44 PM
  2. b0btech's Avatar
    Just get nova launcher so you can customize and also backup your home screens asap.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
    10-22-2013 09:46 PM
  3. b0btech's Avatar
    Also use simple calendar small widget on home screen for calendar.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
    10-22-2013 09:47 PM
  4. b0btech's Avatar

    Hope that helps!

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
    10-22-2013 09:50 PM
  5. ladyhaly's Avatar
    I would recommend Apex Launcher. Then just put a clock widget and app shortcuts on the home screen while making the app tray alphabetical for easier app-finding.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
    10-22-2013 11:54 PM
  6. twolastnames's Avatar
    Long story short, my wife is getting my rooted GS4 (I got a Note 3, woo!) but is extremely non-tech-saavy and is coming from only iPhones. I recently made the switch, and am moderately tech saavy so I understand the learning curve. My question to you guys and girls is...

    If you had to make a GS4 as iPhone similar as possible for someone who will never ever be interested in performance or personal tweaking, what would you install? I'll list some things that are important.:
    1. The basic google calender is important. The iOS7 one frustrated her.
    2. She does your average puzzle game, pinterest, photo and video messaging with friends.
    3. I'm not really interested in custom roms as I figure a launcher would achieve what I really needed. Maybe there is an iOS rom? I don't know these things.
    4. I don't want anything experimental or buggy as she needs it to just work.
    5. She is perfectly, 110% fine, if not happier having an iOS clone. She has a GS4 because it was a free hand-me-down.
    6. Again, on a scale of 1-10 tech saaviness she's a -11 so I'm really hoping Android offers a simple solution for her.

    Thanks all~
    Turn on the "Old Person" settings just in the phone. (aka, simple home). I just did it to be funny to myself, but my wife really liked it, and so it has stayed on her phone permanent.
    10-23-2013 12:01 AM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    Turn on the "Old Person" settings just in the phone. (aka, simple home). I just did it to be funny to myself, but my wife really liked it, and so it has stayed on her phone permanent.
    I agree on this, seriously!
    My wife is also a non techy person, and she loves my Galaxy S4 when she uses it with the Easy Mode on!

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
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    10-23-2013 12:16 AM
  8. STARGATE's Avatar
    Oops! Why can't we delete double posts!? :banghead:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
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    10-23-2013 12:18 AM
  9. tytlyf's Avatar
    How do you move/delete icons in the Easy Mode?
    10-23-2013 11:07 AM
  10. STARGATE's Avatar
    How do you move/delete icons in the Easy Mode?
    Easy, see screenshots:

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    10-23-2013 12:03 PM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    OK, I don't know what's going on, but I can't see the screenshots I have uploaded! :banghead:
    Do you see them?

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-23-2013 12:04 PM
  12. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    OK, I don't know what's going on, but I can't see the screenshots I have uploaded! :banghead:
    Do you see them?

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    They are there...they're links as opposed to showing up inline, but they are there.
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    10-23-2013 12:07 PM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    They are there...they're links as opposed to showing up inline, but they are there.
    Ok, thanks! :thumbup:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-23-2013 12:13 PM
  14. jaleesag88's Avatar
    Look into Themer Beta. It simplifies the home screens and let's what's important be on the screens.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-23-2013 12:45 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    OK, I don't know what's going on, but I can't see the screenshots I have uploaded! :banghead:
    Do you see them?

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    There is something going on with the forums. Add your complaint to my thread.. It's driving me nuts.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    STARGATE likes this.
    10-23-2013 12:46 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    My thread.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=3162366

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    STARGATE likes this.
    10-23-2013 12:47 PM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    There is something going on with the forums. Add your complaint to my thread.. It's driving me nuts.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Ok, will do! Thanks for the heads up! :thumbup:
    How you been?
    It's been a while.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-23-2013 01:36 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ok, will do! Thanks for the heads up! :thumbup:
    How you been?
    It's been a while.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Doing great. You? I got myself a Note 3 and sold my HTC One. I missed Samsung. In the past I went from the S2 to S3 then tried the HTC One to try something different... But man... So glad to be back to Samsung!

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    10-23-2013 01:39 PM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    Doing great. You? I got myself a Note 3 and sold my HTC One. I missed Samsung. In the past I went from the S2 to S3 then tried the HTC One to try something different... But man... So glad to be back to Samsung!

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Doing good so far! :thumbup:
    Yea, I notice your new signature!
    What happened?
    You seem pretty happy with the HTC One.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-23-2013 01:43 PM
  20. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Doing good so far! :thumbup:
    Yea, I notice your new signature!
    What happened?
    You seem pretty happy with the HTC One.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Some of us, sadly, are only happy until something new comes along....
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    10-23-2013 02:07 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Doing good so far! :thumbup:
    Yea, I notice your new signature!
    What happened?
    You seem pretty happy with the HTC One.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Oh I was but the screen and a few S pen features had me sold. Also there were 2 things I hated abut my HTC One.... Charge time and the notification light. The Note 3 charges fast and has multicolored notifications.. Love that.

    Some of us, sadly, are only happy until something new comes along....
    Why sadly? Nothing wrong with that .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    STARGATE likes this.
    10-23-2013 02:20 PM
  22. STARGATE's Avatar
    Some of us, sadly, are only happy until something new comes along....
    Lol! I understand that. :thumbup:
    Unfortunately my wallet doesn't understand! :banghead:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-23-2013 03:17 PM
  23. tytlyf's Avatar
    Easy, see screenshots:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Those screenshots show how to add and delete Icons. How do you move them around to the home page etc?
    10-24-2013 10:53 AM
  24. CR6's Avatar
    Personally, I would return it to stock for her and install Apex or Nova launcher. Depending on what ROM you have on the S4, (which isn't really necessary on this device imo, unless you're interested in getting rid of Ads) then she'll easily be able to enjoy this device as is. For someone coming from the iPhone who's not interested in rooting, I think stock would the simplest alternative.

    tap'n
    10-24-2013 11:05 AM
  25. STARGATE's Avatar
    Those screenshots show how to add and delete Icons. How do you move them around to the home page etc?
    Ah!
    I forgot the "move" part in your original question: "How do you move/delete icons in the Easy Mode?" :o

    I haven't played enough with the Easy Mode, so I don't know how to move them, sorry.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-24-2013 11:12 AM
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