How to use an SE and a Note 7?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by GrumpyMom, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I am on AT&T, grandfathered unlimited data plan and Next upgrade plan on my 6S Plus. I bought an IPhone SE, paid in full from Apple after trading in my old 6Plus. I use my SE as my daily driver after taking out the sim from my 6S Plus and putting it in the unlocked SE.

    I'm thinking of using Next to trade in my 6S Plus for a Samsung Note 7 when it comes out. I really want to try that S-pen.

    Question 1: Would I be able to pop the AT&T sim from my SE into the Note 7 if I ever decided to use the Note 7 as an actual phone for some reason?

    Generally I use my 6S Plus on wifi as a sort of iPod and daily planner and email device and I use it to record video and pics when I want to take advantage of OIS. I don't like using it as my phone because it's too big to have on me all the time. But it fills a niche at home.

    Next question: "What can I share between my SE and a Note 7"? Can I sync calendars between them? Can I sync my music playlists? I have both Apple Music and Spotify. How about Photos? I'm currently just using ICloud and Google Drive to store extra photos and videos that don't fit on either iPhone easily.

    I suppose I will have other questions but that's enough to start with. I never seriously used Android before so pardon my ignorance. We have old Android phones I've played around with for a day and I used a Nexus Tablet a long time ago. That's about it.
  2. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    Question 1: Yes, you will be able to swap your SIM to change primary phones. If you plan to hop between OSes, you may want to disable your iMessage.

    Question 2: Spotify and AM are already on Android, so you shouldn't have any issue syncing your info/playlists. Same with Google Drive. For photos, I'd suggest using Google Photos which has cross-platform functionality.
  3. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    I swap between an 6s+ and android phones all the time. On my 6s+ i sign out of imessage..then just swap sims to my s7 edge.

    To sync music and playlists from iTunes...install iSyncr from the Playstore on your Android phone and your main computer that iTunes is installed on.

    For contacts and calendar. I have all that exported to Google. Then I have my iphone and android phones set to sue that as their source. I also have my iMac and MBP and iPad set to use Google for contacts and calendar as well. This way I can make one change and it replicates to all my devices! :)
    Hope this helps!
  4. GrumpyMom thread starter macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Yes, thank you @Mxbzz and @jamezr you both were very helpful!

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