Moving Android to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pdacrazy, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. pdacrazy macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    Hi All,

    I have been heavy user of Android but since I have got iPhone 5 as a gift and currently i am struggling to sort out few things.

    1. Music and Music player - I use poweramp in Android where i can hear any music in Android from any folders. Do we have same kind app in ios? I am not able to figure out how can i listen internet downloaded songs, iTune downloaded songs or copy songs from NAS drive to iPhone all together using one app without using PC with itunes. After long search i found a file browser through which i can access my NAS from iPhone and download the songs but can not paste them in iTune library. It is so frustrating.

    2. Google contacts - How can i sync my google contacts with iPhone?

    3. How can i sync facebook images with contacts?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    1) best to use itunes honestly. Rather than the file system browser android has, iphone fully uses itunes for all organization of media

    2) go to settings. Mail contacts and calendars. Add account. And put in your gmail. Select contacts and all of them automatically sync in your phone.
    3) log into Facebook in the Facebook app that you downloaded. Go to settings facebook and enable picture syncing.

    Honestly best thing to do is go to an apple store and make an appointment and ask all the question you can
  3. ouankou macrumors newbie


    Oct 20, 2011
    Erlangen, Germany
  4. pdacrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    Thanks for quick response.
    When you say manage songs via iTunes, do you mean copy the songs on PC/Mac in iTunes and then sync with iPhone?
    If yes, is there a way to copy it directly on phone without using PC/MAC?

    i.e. access NAS from phone and copy songs on iTune
  5. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    In short no, the iPhone maintains the same philosophy from the first iPod, you organise your music library on the PC/mac and your iPhone/iPad/iPod syncs with that.

    The only exception is that you can of course download music from the iTunes Store direct on the phone (which then downloads automatically into your PC/mac iTunes later) - that's the only other way to get music into the music app on your phone. Yes it's locked down, and restricted, and favours apple for purchasing etc - but it's also a nice and simple way to manage your media and works pretty well at keeping everything organised.

    Of course the built in music app is not the only way you can listen to music - there are various alternatives with their own libraries, like Spotify, Amazon's streaming services, and others.
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    I don't know if VLC supports audio yet, but you can dump media files in your Dropbox folder for example and play via a media player such as VLC.

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