Owning two phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iClone, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. iClone macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2016
    Las Vegas
    for those who own two phones (a iPhone and amdriod) how do you manage them?

    I'm considering buying a second phone, maybe a note 7 I also want to keep my iPhone and switch off when I feel like it.

    Any advice appreciated.
  2. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    It's easy for me. I use Google Voice and Hangouts for texting and calling, Google Photos for my pictures and videos, and Google Play Music for...obviously music, so I can pick up any device I want to take with me and use it like I'd use any other device.
  3. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    I try to find distinct purposes for each. Many apps can be logged in and working on both platforms. For me, it's why I like the SE so much as well, it slips away and seemingly disappears until I need it for those secondary purposes.
  4. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I swap my sim between my 6 plus and S7 edge all of he time. Used my 6 plus all last week, switched back to my S7 Edge yesterday morning.

    I don't pay extra for iCloud... and I try to not sync with iCloud as much as possible. Since I share theme mods to the jailbreaking community, I use MediaFire to share my uploads, and I use it as my cloud to backup my camera photo/videos between my iPhone and S7 Edge. Both phones can be set to upload to mediafire automatically. I use Google contacts to sync between both.

    iMessage... The thing I have to remember when switching from my 6 plus to my S7, is to deregister my phone number from iMessage. Not hard to do. If I don't do deregister my number, people who iMessage me continue to go to my iPhone instead of my S7 Edge. Most of my family and friends don't mind me switching back and forth, since most have unlimited text anyway. However, I have hangouts and whatsapp as an option... especially for my international friends that still pay for texting.

    As for FaceTime, I don't use it much. Only people I FaceTime are my wife and kids when I travel. I can still face time them with my iPhone, but we can do the same with hangouts if we really need to video chat.

    Now that streaming content is the norm for me (UDP helps), I don't purchase/download movie or music anymore. Some carriers even let you stream some services without counting against your data usage. Downloading movies and music is a waste of storage space for me now.

    Most of the apps I use regularly are on both phones. Majority of them are free... but I don't mind paying a few bucks for an app. As a developer, I'll support developers for their work on both devices.

    It wasn't difficult for me to own 2 phones on different platformsI. try to distance myself from the Apple ecosystem so I can enjoy both devices equally. However, I still use "Apple Music" on both. :)
  5. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Using Google mail, contacts, calendar, chrome, drive, docs and more... makes using Android and iOS concurrently a very easy solution.

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