Moving from Android to iOS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patriotaki, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. patriotaki macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2016
    so i decided to get an iPhone as my next smartphone, but i have some questions, currently i own a Galaxy Note 4. I am interested in the iPhone plus ive been watching all the latest rumors about the upcoming iphone 7 , is it worth it to upgrade to the iphone 7 or should i wait for the iphone 7s in 2017 which will be a bigger upgrade ?

    1) i have many friends with iphone 6 and most of them have issues with battery life, it drops from 40% to 5% in 1 second or suddenly closes is this issue fixed with the 6s?
    2) will i be dissapointed from iOS?
    have in mind that every time i want to buy something i want to buy the best option available thats why i want the plus model instead of the regular.. because it has more features
  2. cola79 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    I would wait for the s version, even when buying a used phone or older models the s version is to prefer. Just the SE is a little different at the moment.

    The s version is always more up to date and you get updates for a longer time.

    1: haven't seen this on my se, which is almost similar to the 6s. The only reason why this should happen is an old battery or a software bug.

    2: You will be disappointed if you want to work with lots of file formats and use the newest technology and web offers.

    While you could use an android phone by pairing a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard like a basic desktop replacement (which offers browsing, office software and everything that matters for file management of whatever kind), an iOS phone can't even connect a mouse, nor that you could decide freely what kind of file formats and so on programs you use.

    If you want the present and future, go for android.

    If you want security and very limited functions, then go for iOS. I went because of that from android to iOS, because I don't use my phone like a computer, but basically just for calls and messaging, cam etc.

    IOS isn't the leader of mobile phone sector, they lack behind a lot. They are only outstanding in security and update services. And they collect way less personal data than google does.

    It's a choice between basic needs and giving up your private life and intimacy.
  3. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2016
    Ive been with android for a while and I just got bored of it..too many issues here and there..after few months phones getting slower etc.. I think it's time for me to go for iPhone..although I can't wait one more year to get the 7S :( I want to change smartphone haha, I got bored with my note 4

    Do the iPhone malfunction as the time goes by? I mean in hardware? Battery issues,lag etc..
  4. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    I'm not sure what kind of answers you're looking for in this thread. I mean, you've already got friends that have iPhones that have battery issues-- doesn't that kind of answer your question regarding battery/hardware issues?

    I think your questions are too general, but my two cents will be to try the iPhone out and draw your own conclusions-- especially if the reason for switching is boredom. You're not going to find any phone that's 100% issue-free. I'd wager that most flagship devices, regardless of the OS, have similar reliability metrics.
  5. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
    Dude I am in the same boat as you. I have Note 4 and will be getting the 7 plus 64GB version in September.

    I thought about waiting for the next Note but it will just be a larger version of the Galaxy S7 with a pen. The time it takes to get software updates is a joke.

    Next would be the new Nexus but I'm not convinced with HTC building it.

    The reason I'm making the change is good battery life with the plus versions and software updates on time.
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I would suggest trying out your friends iPhones or working demo models in your cellphone shops or Apple Stores.

    Please don't be drawn into any android Vs iOS pointless discussions. ;)

    I would personally wait for the iPhone 7.

    This is what I'm doing although I'll be considering the Samsung Galaxy s7 edge if the new iPhone does not meet my own wants and needs.

    My colleague at work has just moved from android to iOS and after a few weeks I asked his opinion. His first sentence was iOS is more constrictive than android. He's considering moving back to android. Peoples different expectations:)
  7. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    We on macrumor's forums take great distain at your statement. We live for the android vs iOS pointless discussions. It occupies our every waking thought, how good our phone and system is compared to the other guys'. Some of us even dream about it.:D

    Trying to convince the other side they have made a mistake, and validating our choice of operating system and phone is akin to a religion. And for phone heads, has replaced the now ancient Ford vs Chevy debate of our forefathers.:rolleyes:o_O
  8. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    If you are deciding to get a iPhone you don't need to wait that long and if start thinking that other year will be a big upgrade then there will never be a good time for you to pick up a iPhone
  9. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    I'm sorry, I don't believe that you know any more than one person with this issue, which is obviously a faulty phone that should be taken to Apple.

    No one can answer that for you. You need to use it, over a period of months, to begin to know the answer.
  10. tsang2320 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2014
    1. Never experience anything close to that. Take it to Apple and they will fix it.
    2. Depends on what you require from it.

    Just grab your friends' 6(s)(+)s to see it yourself. Or walk in any Apple store.
  11. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    iPhone is a leader in overall form and function, and as you noted service, updates and longevity. My iPad 2 is still relevant and I'm still using my iPhone 4.

    One still has to pick the best phone for them based I their wants, needs and budget.
  12. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2016
    i really want to buy an iPhone ive had iphones in the past iphone 2g,iphone 3g and iphone 4 and then i moved to android . i just dont know which one to get 7s or the 7 .. one more thing is that i hate having a phone with the same design as older models , i want a brand new redesign
  13. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    Or you would wait for the iphone 8.:confused:
  14. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2015
    Especially when the 8 is coming next year instead of the 7s.
  15. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    I have a 6S and a 6S+ I don't have the battery issue your friends have thats not to say it doesn't happen but neither of my phones do that. Honestly I would have to say iOS is the least exciting of the two operating systems just because you can't add widgets to the home screen and you can't change fonts, etc. I personally prefer the iPhone because the apps are better (Accuweather for example) and I just want to use the phone not spend hours trying to make ugly widgets look good I do like the clock weather widgets though.
  16. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2016
    rumors say that the iphone 7s would have a new redesign.. and from now on every 3 years the iphone will be redesigned
  17. valinda macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA
    All I can say about the 6s is that I did order one on launch day, but returned it. Was not satisfied with
    battery life. My SE lasts longer than the 6s.
  18. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    If you keep waiting think of the money you will save, never buying a phone again. If I were you I'd wait....and wait.....and wait ....for the next iPhone. There will always be a NEXT !
  19. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You keep parroting what others have already posted. Which is your prerogative, but doesn't get you any closer to the answer you seek.

    Is the iPhone right for you? Only way to tell is to try it out for 14 days and see.

    Wait till Sept and then decide if the 7 or the 6s is worth getting.
  20. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    My sisters have had this issue on multiple iPhones they've owned. I think it's how they treat their batteries that causes it.

    They never charge it at night because they'll fall asleep using it, so it'll be almost dead in the morning. They'll charge it a few minutes before leaving for work, then it'll die in the middle of the day. They charge it up some more again but never quite all the way and keep draining it until empty.

    That's not good on the battery. Keep it charged as much as possible. Charge it when you can. It's better to top it from 80% five times than to let it completely drain once. Plug it in every night and start every day with a fully charged battery. I've never had that issue and my batteries have always had really good health.
  21. itsray macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    that is actually not good on battery life if you always keep it charged up. you want to let the battery drain but not to empty every so often then fully charge it.
  22. Channan, Jul 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016

    Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    This is good advice 20 years ago.

    "You may vaguely recall hearing something about rechargeable batteries and the "memory effect." You know, that if you don't "teach" your rechargeable batteries their full potential by taking them from totally full to totally empty, they'll "forget" part of their capacity. Well forget all that. Right now. It does not apply to your phone.Battery memory is a real thing, but it applies to nickel-based batteries; your trusty sidekick (literal Sidekick or otherwise) doubtlessly has a lithium-ion battery, and it needs to be treated a little differently. Specifically, it should be topped off whenever you get the chance.

    To get the most out of a lithium-ion battery, you should try to keep it north of 50 percent as much as possible. For the most part, going from all the way full to all the way empty won't help; in fact, it'll do a little damage if you do it too often."

    If you want the absolute best health, it's best not to charge it to 100% either, but that doesn't harm the battery nearly as much as constantly draining it fully, and most people would rather not having to worry about taking their phone off the charger at a certain time and leaving the house with only a partially charged battery.
  23. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    As Channan correctly points out...your advice isn't correct anymore.
  24. jlabute macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2014
    Here's a cool phone if you want something REALLY different. Get the "Cat S60". Android with a built-in thermal imager. Water-resistant and rugged. Quite cool.

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