Transitioning from iOS to Android


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Aug 29, 2016
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Please be gentle if this is the wrong forums to post this question haha. Need your help everyone. I've tried and tried and tried from the Note way back when to the Fold 4, and now back to iPhone again, it's difficult for me to adjust to everything Android and Samsung. The hardware is beautiful and I love using it, it's just the OS that i'm having a hard time adjusting too. Some pictures other iPhone users get are pixilated, and any smart watch that Samsung has to offer doesn't compare to Apple Watch Ultra. I WANT to love the samsung hardware, it's just that everything with Apple is so seamless. Help me change my mind, seriously what are you guys using to aleviate the iOS vs Android and it's associated hardware woes in between the adjustment period?

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Mar 9, 2012
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The reason why iPhone users receive pixelated pics via text messaging is that iPhones use MMS as a fallback if the sender isn't on iMessage. MMS messages have a filesize limit of around 1 MB, depending on your carrier, so any photo (and video) that you send may end up getting compressed, sometimes severely. This would not be an issue if Apple agreed to support RCS rather than the ancient MMS, but this spat between Google and Apple has been well-documented, and hell will most likely freeze over before Apple agrees to do that (when asked about this, Tim Cook infamously said "Buy your mom an iPhone" as his solution).

Other messaging platforms are better about sending photos and videos, like Telegram, WhatsApp, and even Google Chat.

There's no doubt that the Apple Watch is an excellent smartwatch. I just can't get over its styling -- to me, it's a plain rectangular lozenge. I much prefer classic round watches (I have a Fossil gen 6 and a Citizen CZ gen 2, and I gave my Pixel Watch to my wife). And of course, like most if not all Apple products, Apple Watches are locked to the iOS ecosystem.


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Dec 7, 2012
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I just don't text people with iPhones, problem solved.

I don't know how to transition from iOS, I've never used it. But I have to question why you even want to switch to Android? It sounds like you don't enjoy it.

Maybe a Pixel would be a better option if you really want to try an Android device... Much simpler than a Samsung phone.