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AlphaVictor87

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Sep 7, 2011
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Saint Louis, MO
Hey everyone,

My 11 Pro Max is coming today and i'm pretty stoked! I haven't used iOS for about 8 years so I know pretty much nothing about all new settings in there or things that i can do. Was hoping I could come here for some helpful advice about some maybe features i'm unaware of or maybe some preferred setting options that people here use.

I'm excited about the face unlock. I've seen my wife use it and it's so quick and i'm excited to use that. Will be nice to not have to worry about the finger print anymore on my Pixel 3XL.
I currently use Google Pay, so i'm assuming i'll need to setup/call my bank to get Apple pay going.

I have downloaded the Move to iOS app which is what i read to use on Apple's site. Not sure if anyone knows if that works well or if there's something better. I think all my apps that i currently use on Android exist on the App Store, and i hope they're all free!

Any other advice you can think of that would be helpful for the switch off Android I'd appreciate!
 

aue123

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Jan 24, 2019
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the move to ios app is good, and apple pay is pretty straight forward with the setup, you shouldn’t need to contact your bank to add any cards to it. there are plenty of youtube videos that will tell and show you different “first step” things you may want to do.
 

m0sher

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Mar 4, 2018
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You’ll create an Appke ID account with your phone online.

This account will give you access to your phone should you lose it, to find it. “Find My” has location tracking and ping. You can access and change files your phone like notes from a desk top that are synced.

Also should it get stolen you can erase your phone from your Apple ID portal online and wipe it.
 

AlphaVictor87

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Original poster
Sep 7, 2011
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Saint Louis, MO
You’ll create an Appke ID account with your phone online.

This account will give you access to your phone should you lose it, to find it. “Find My” has location tracking and ping. You can access and change files your phone like notes from a desk top that are synced.

Also should it get stolen you can erase your phone from your Apple ID portal online and wipe it.

I actually had an Apple ID. The last iPhone i had was an iPhone 4 i think? My account was locked though so i had to go through some lengthy unlocking, but it's all ready to go for when i setup the new phone!
 

MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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You might not have to call your bank. My terrible terrible credit union made me jump through hoops to get their credit card activated with Apple Pay but all of the other cards I have were easy to add without calling.

I would get two factor auth set up.

You're right, Face ID is great. When setting it up I suggest doing one round with the phone up close and another round where you're holding the phone at a distance. Pretty much where you would hold it when you're walking around.
 
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elite953

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Mar 4, 2019
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Hey everyone,

My 11 Pro Max is coming today and i'm pretty stoked! I haven't used iOS for about 8 years so I know pretty much nothing about all new settings in there or things that i can do. Was hoping I could come here for some helpful advice about some maybe features i'm unaware of or maybe some preferred setting options that people here use.

I'm excited about the face unlock. I've seen my wife use it and it's so quick and i'm excited to use that. Will be nice to not have to worry about the finger print anymore on my Pixel 3XL.
I currently use Google Pay, so i'm assuming i'll need to setup/call my bank to get Apple pay going.

I have downloaded the Move to iOS app which is what i read to use on Apple's site. Not sure if anyone knows if that works well or if there's something better. I think all my apps that i currently use on Android exist on the App Store, and i hope they're all free!

Any other advice you can think of that would be helpful for the switch off Android I'd appreciate!


same story like mine. I last used iphone 4s and now planning to buy iPhone 11pro max :D
luckily my apple ID is still being used and active since i am macbook pro user ;)
 

AlphaVictor87

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Sep 7, 2011
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Saint Louis, MO
You might not have to call your bank. My terrible terrible credit union made me jump through hoops to get their credit card activated with Apple Pay but all of the other cards I have were easy to add without calling.

I would get two factor auth set up.

You're right, Face ID is great. When setting it up I suggest doing one round with the phone up close and another round where you're holding the phone at a distance. Pretty much where you would hold it when you're walking around.

Good tip. I wanted to make sure with summer coming up that i use a version where I've got sunglasses on. Can you only setup 2 faces?
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Get "find my iPhone" set up and make sure the option to have it record the last location before the battery dies is on. I can't remember if that's on by default or not.

Also good tip. I was just watching a video and it's kind of surprising to me HOW MANY SETTINGS there are that i need to setup on this phone. I'm going to have a VERY busy night tonight.
 

panerista

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Oct 20, 2011
12,676
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Austin, TX
To me, the most annoying thing was setting up accounts. Ask yourself the following questions:
  • How many accounts do I need to attach to my phone?
  • How many accounts do I want to use on Apple's stock apps?
IMHO, you're a converted Android user, meaning you probably use Google accounts. I would recommend taking the following actions with Google accounts: You're going to want to add your Google Account to iOS in the settings menu. Configuring this will allow your Google account to use the native iOS apps (Mail, Contacts, Calendar). I recommend the following settings in the account menu for Google
  • Set Mail to unchecked (grey). The GMail app is better than the Apple Mail app for your gmail account.
  • Set Calendar to checked (green). I find the native calendar app to be as good or better than the Google Calendar app for reading calendars (google or otherwise)
  • Set Contacts to checked (green). This is a no-brainer. This will allow iOS to access your Google contacts, which creates a perfectly smooth transition from Android to iOS.
 
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MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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Good tip. I wanted to make sure with summer coming up that i use a version where I've got sunglasses on. Can you only setup 2 faces?
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Also good tip. I was just watching a video and it's kind of surprising to me HOW MANY SETTINGS there are that i need to setup on this phone. I'm going to have a VERY busy night tonight.

It used to only be one face! :) Warning: your sunglasses MIGHT not work. Mine do but they warn some won't be compatible.

Under accessibility I always turn on "reduce motion". iOS is way too "jumpy" for me with it off. Auto-brightness is something I always turn on and now it's under accessibility, "display & text size".
 
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