I'm Coming Home

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SevengerNC, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. SevengerNC macrumors regular

    SevengerNC

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    After 2 yrs with Galaxy's 6 & 7 I'm coming home. Plan on setting the alarm clock to do the pre-order thing. I still don't like iTunes to transfer music, but I'll learn to live with it. Or, I've seen an app/prog - WALTR - I think - that may let me skirt iTunes.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Why?
     
  3. SevengerNC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I want to be one of the cool cats again. And I like change every now & then.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I like to switch things up too. I'm feeling the urge to go back to Android this year just to give it another try.

    Why use iTunes for music at all? I've been using Google Play Music for about 4 years now, it's awesome.
     
  5. SevengerNC thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've uploaded a bunch of mp3's to Dropbox and can play thru that. Is Google music the same?

    I will have to sell my S7 Edge. Great phone and no problem. Just want an iPhone again.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Google Music has the advantage of allowing your iTunes library to be automatically uploaded to their cloud. Your entire library - including your playlists.

    Anything you change in iTunes reflects to Google Music and you use Google's app to stream your library to any device.

    That means NONE of it is stored on your iPhone or iPad.

    The only downside to this is either your data plan if it's limited or poor cell service.

    I have over 9GBs on Google Music. Recently, though I was forced to move my iTunes library to my Snow Leopard Mac. One of Google's updates finally broke things for PowerPC Macs in 2014. That was good run though as I had PowerPC support for eight years after the Intel transition.
     
  7. SevengerNC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like something I need to do. I have about 20 gigs of music but only 400 or so songs on my phone.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I have a 128GB iPhone 6s+ and an unlimited data plan so it really does not affect me.

    But. It's very nice to just use iTunes to manage music and know that it's being pushed to Google Music. No syncing and no stuff getting out of whack.

    Also, I sometimes stream using my iPad Air 2, which makes this very useful to me because my iPad is only 16GB.
     
  9. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I just want to clarify that you CAN store music on your device. You can save entire albums and playlists for offline listening in case you either don't have an internet connection or don't have a lot of data.

    I have a 16GB iPad mini 4 with unlimited data on AT&T, so none of my Google Play Music is stored on it, but I only get about 4GB/month on my 64GB iPhone SE with RingPlus (Sprint), so I put all of my music in a single playlist and selected to store that playlist for offline playback. Every time I add a new song to my library, I just add it to that playlist and it saves it to my iPhone.
     
  10. SevengerNC thread starter macrumors regular

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    My only problem would be eating my data if I'm in the car or away from wifi. I play in a band and sometimes play music during the break from my phone so need uninterrupted service, but like I said I only have 400 tunes on the phone so that works fine.
     
  11. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Seems like you picked a boring year to come back:p, but I guess it won't be too bad after skipping 2 generations
     
  12. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure you'll be disappointed, the S6 and S7 are great phones in the market.
     
  13. SevengerNC thread starter macrumors regular

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    I even considered going from my S7 Edge to the new Note 7, but from what I've read it's the same phone except for the S pen. And, after 5 mos I'm still not sure if I like the curved edges. And don't even try to install a screen protector - pay the Best Buy man $8.
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    I could tell you stories that would tear your heart out :)
    I doubt iPhone will give me heartache.
     
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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  15. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    Why does everyone hate on iTunes so much? It's literally the best music player in my opinion. Maybe it's rubbish on windows, on Mac it's great; displays all my albums beautifully why would I want to switch?

    Also I use smart playlists from different playlists to create sub catagories of rated songs and loves songs. Any update is reflected on everything. It's just seamless!!

    Love iTunes :)
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    One of the main reasons why I stay with the iPhone is the Apple Store.

    Having trouble with your iPhone? take it to the Apple Store.

    Where are the LG, Nexus or HTC stores? The only Samsung "store" I'm aware of are the kiosks inside Best Buy. Are those even full service or just sales points?
     
  17. Loco Emperor macrumors regular

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    Smart choice. My friend got a gs7 and he said the excellent hardware alone couldnt make up for the fact android sucks for him. He will be returning to iphone as well once he sells it.
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    I dont mind it as a player although groove music by microsoft is miles better but managing your iphone with itunes is tedious
     
  18. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Apple support is definitely second to none.
     
  19. Kobbr macrumors regular

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    Not everyone is intelligent enough to understand how it works..

    It's really simple to use too.

    But with Apple Music, I don't go on iTunes anymore. All my music is done through the phone.
     
  20. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    There are a lot of unintelligent people, then, having MAs, PhDs etc.
     
  21. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps many peoples intelligence is allocated elsewhere
     
  22. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I haven't use iTunes in years other than backing up devices, but when I used it on Windows many years ago, it was extremely slow. Got my first Mac back in 2010 and iTunes was fine, but I stopped using it when Google Play Music came out.
     
  23. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Selective intelligence that works only in case of some software. :rolleyes:
     
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Plus tmobile streams google play without counting against your data pool anyway. :)

    I just looked at my 10gb plan this month. I used 4.5 gb data and 23 gb streaming (netflix, google play, and very minimal youtube).
     
  25. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    For OP: You might want to give the HTC 10 a try. Fantastic phone with so many great features. You really should wait for the 2017 Iphone, which might break all sales records.
     

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