Android to iPhone user with a few questions

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mbell1975, Mar 26, 2012.

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    I am pretty familiar with iOS having owned all 3 iPads but I am new to the iPhone. A few things I am wondering if I can do or if an app will do it. First would be calling a contact I am messaging. On my Android phones when I was looking at texts with someone, I could just press a phone symbol and it would call them. On the iPhone, do I have to back out of a conversation, go into my contacts and then call them? Second would be a smart dialer. One where my contacts would show as I started to type their name on the keypad. Anything like this for iPhone? Next would be a way to add a contact that has texted you. I can't seem to find a way to add them as a contact while looking at their text. Thanks
     
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    pooleman

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    When messaging someone on the top of the page is "Contact Info" button. Click on that and all the info for the person you are texting is there with the phone numbers right there. Touch the number and the iPhone places the call.

    Also, if you get a text from someone who is not in your contacts list there will be a little blue arrow next to the message. TOuch that and you will have the option to either "Create a new Contact" or "Add to contact". Add to contact lets you add and unfamiliar number to an already existing contact.
     
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    Small White Car

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    Thank you. Kind of sucks you have to scroll back up to the top of the messages to have an option to call them but it will do, thanks
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    You don't have to manually scroll, just press the top menu bar around where the current time is displayed, and the iPhone does it for you.
     
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    cynics

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    That's cool I didn't know that. Thanks.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, the iPad does that while on websites. Guess I should have tried in on the iPhone, thanks
     
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    Randman

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    I downloaded and tried both Dialvetica and Buzz. Unfortunately neither seem to allow you to add a new contact from a number you have dialed on the keypad, unless I am missing something?
     
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    Small White Car

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    Dialvetica is meant to replace the phone app, not the Contact app. You should still use Contacts for managing contacts and just use Dialvetica to dial.

    I don't know anything about Buzz.
     
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    Works for any scrolling page/app actually.
     
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    cynics

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    Hot damn! Just tried in it tapatalk and what do you know. This is actually a pretty big deal for me cause I've always been scrolling by hand. In apps like tapatalk or safari that's a pita.
     

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