From HTC to iPhone6S

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I have an Android HTC HD Smart phone and now will change to iPhone6S so i got a few questions over this transfer.
    1. What options of the Android will i miss when going over to IOS?
    2. How will i over come those features i will miss?
    3. How will i transfer my contacts to the IOS?
    4. Will i need to charge the iPhone on a daily basis, with the HTC HD, on the use i did (small use) i was charging it almost every 2-3days!
     
  2. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    The options you will miss depends on home much customization you did to your HTC. iOS you can only move icons around and change your wallpaper. In other words no widgets, and can't change the font. I'm wondering if you can use the Apple app to switch over look for it in the Android app store. Yes you will most likely need to charge you 6s everyday depending on how mush you play with it unless you get a battery case.

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  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    To be honest im not really interested in customisations etc. what Apple has decided is good enough for me.
    Now about the apps, the only way to get them is only through the App store?
     
  4. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Well not entirely you can sideload apps.

    Look here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/sideloaded

    You need OS X..
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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  6. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    The link I posted has the info..
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    1. We don't know what 'you' use on Android to tell you if you will miss it on iOS. All google apps and services are available on iOS
    2. refer to 1
    3. If you have a google account and contacts are synced with that, then they will automatically be added when you sign into your google account on your iOS devices
    4. Again it depends on usage. YMMV
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    A lot depends on your pattern of use, your needs etc.
    As @MRU mentioned you won't miss any apps changing the OS.
    There are numerous ways to move your data from Android to iOS.
    Apple also offers one and there is an application (Copy My Data) that I personally prefer. The latter is free and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm just going to add here that although the Apple ecosystem (compatibility across devices with iCloud, iMessage, etc) is often touted as a reason to get an Apple iDevice, you don't have to participate if you don't want to.

    All of Apple's services can be disabled, although you will still need an Apple ID to login to the app store. And you can continue to use third party services you may be accustomed to.

    As mentioned, anything Google related transfers. But so does Dropbox and other cloud services. I have a 128GB iPhone 6s+ but I use Google Play Music to stream my entire music library to any device. None of that music is on my iPhone.

    Dropbox handles all my pictures (they are automatically uploaded) which means I don't use iCloud photos at all. I never even transitioned from the old iCloud photos to the current one because I don't need it.

    So, my point is that if the ecosystem is something you think you need to engage in to make the move to the iPhone, don't let it worry you. Because you don't have to use Apple's ecosystem if you don't want/need to. There are plenty of third party options that make it possible to use an iDevice separately from Apple's ecosystem.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks eyoungren, to be frank, im not much of a cloud type of user and this because i do not like to have personal stuff anywhere "privacy unsafe" (and a cloud is something like that) ;-)
     

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