Using iPhone and pixel together?

farocco

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Am on Verizon and want to switch between iPhone and pixel 7 using esim.

Is this possible? What is the best way?
Will iMessage interfere with pixel messages?

Wife only uses iPhone.
 

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After you have your sim in the Pixel, iMessage registration will drop your phone number, but iMessage tied to your email would still work in the background (like on your Mac or iPad).

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You going have to deregister your I message and Google chats before you go between the device's sometimes even doing that your message can get into a confusing situation and cause some issues best to keep both on different Sims that's what I do with my Androids and iPhones.
 

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You going have to deregister your I message and Google chats before you go between the device's sometimes even doing that your message can get into a confusing situation and cause some issues best to keep both on different Sims that's what I do with my Androids and iPhones.

Does that mean you have to pay for two lines?

Thanks
 

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I have a 2nd line on an older iPhone and use it with Mint mobile.(T-Mobile network). If paid annually it only costs $15/month. UL text/calls and 4GB data( which may or may not be enough data for you. I use Wi-Fi mostly on that line). They also have UL data for more $$. That might be an option. My other iPhone and pixel 7, (I just Verizon) sim swap on a whim. Physical sims rock! Not looking forward to the day they are no longer available to use.
 

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You can absolutely use both! I think you need to enable and disable iMessages when you switch from one platform to the other, but I'm not sure. I am sure users more well-versed with iPhone usage than I will offer more detailed solutions!
 

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It is not a simple thing unfortunately. I had an iPhone and traded it for my Pixel 7 Pro. I have an iPad and Mac. I have family that use iPhones. In order to accurately talk to them you have to turn iMessages off on your iPhone and deregister your phone number from Apple website. Then you will get texts from your family who use iPhones on your Pixel. If you simply swap sim cards you will not get text messages from your family or you may get some but not others.

This means that while you use your Pixel your texts will not show up on your iPad or Mac. You will obviously be limited on the Pixel with no airdrop or FaceTime.

Apple purposely makes it difficult for you to use an Android phone with their services and other iPhone users. It really pisses me off. You can go on a browser and sync Google messages on your iPad and Mac. It just isn't as seamless as iMessage.

If you use a windows PC or Samsung tablet you can sync your messages with both devices. On the PC it is link to Windows and on the tablet a qr code.

Supposedly the next release of iOS 16.3 should fix a lot of bugs currently present in iOS. I was not happy with iOS on my iPhone 13 Pro Max. I had to sell my iPhone because it was locked to T-Mobile who wouldn't unlock it not because I owed money but because I bought it from a third party, Best Buy. So I could either trade in my iPhone and get a 14 Pro Max for close to $500 or get the Pixel as an even trade.

It is a hassle at first switching but I have found work around and once I deregister iMessages texts between my family and myself have been fine. I lose FaceTime and airdrop on the phone but have the iPad for those occasions I need one of those two apps.

So switching between the two phones is doable but a bit of a hassle to go back and forth.
 

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It is not a simple thing unfortunately. I had an iPhone and traded it for my Pixel 7 Pro. I have an iPad and Mac. I have family that use iPhones. In order to accurately talk to them you have to turn iMessages off on your iPhone and deregister your phone number from Apple website. Then you will get texts from your family who use iPhones on your Pixel. If you simply swap sim cards you will not get text messages from your family or you may get some but not others.

This means that while you use your Pixel your texts will not show up on your iPad or Mac. You will obviously be limited on the Pixel with no airdrop or FaceTime.

Apple purposely makes it difficult for you to use an Android phone with their services and other iPhone users. It really pisses me off. You can go on a browser and sync Google messages on your iPad and Mac. It just isn't as seamless as iMessage.

If you use a windows PC or Samsung tablet you can sync your messages with both devices. On the PC it is link to Windows and on the tablet a qr code.

Supposedly the next release of iOS 16.3 should fix a lot of bugs currently present in iOS. I was not happy with iOS on my iPhone 13 Pro Max. I had to sell my iPhone because it was locked to T-Mobile who wouldn't unlock it not because I owed money but because I bought it from a third party, Best Buy. So I could either trade in my iPhone and get a 14 Pro Max for close to $500 or get the Pixel as an even trade.

It is a hassle at first switching but I have found work around and once I deregister iMessages texts between my family and myself have been fine. I lose FaceTime and airdrop on the phone but have the iPad for those occasions I need one of those two apps.

So switching between the two phones is doable but a bit of a hassle to go back and forth.
Exactly that's why i just leave them with 2 different sims , then doing it Esim is going to be a little more work then just a sim swap

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Exactly that's why i just leave them with 2 different sims , then doing it Esim is going to be a little more work then just a sim swap

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If you don't mind using two phone numbers then two Sims work but if you have friends and family you communicate with it is a bit of a hassle because then they have to know what phone number to text or call you on. They may text to your iPhone and you are using the Pixel and you won't get it until you check the other phone. Older relatives will not understand and it can get messy.

So I understand why you would just want to swap Sims. One of the reasons I didn't get the iPhone 14 was esim only. It is a big hassle to switch esim specially from an iPhone to Android and back again. If you use two iPhones it is easier.

A physical sim is about as easy as it gets and I loath the day Android starts to eliminate them. There are no advantages to the end user for esim and money to be made by the carrier's charging you for the service of switching sim when you have a physical sim no service is needed and it is instantaneous.

For now I am staying on Android because I like it better and because of physical sim support.
 

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If you don't mind using two phone numbers then two Sims work but if you have friends and family you communicate with it is a bit of a hassle because then they have to know what phone number to text or call you on. They may text to your iPhone and you are using the Pixel and you won't get it until you check the other phone. Older relatives will not understand and it can get messy.

So I understand why you would just want to swap Sims. One of the reasons I didn't get the iPhone 14 was esim only. It is a big hassle to switch esim specially from an iPhone to Android and back again. If you use two iPhones it is easier.

A physical sim is about as easy as it gets and I loath the day Android starts to eliminate them. There are no advantages to the end user for esim and money to be made by the carrier's charging you for the service of switching sim when you have a physical sim no service is needed and it is instantaneous.

For now I am staying on Android because I like it better and because of physical sim support.
I have 4 phones with 2 Sims and 2 esim
2 for business other 2 personal , I give family 2 numbers to reach me if I don't pick up one then they know to get in contact with me with other , majority use iPhones I told them if I don't my iPhone on me and want FaceTime we use Google duo , I kept it simple for over 12 years like this .

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