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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 29, 2014
Manchester, UK
Hi guys,

I'm looking into buying an iPad Air 2, which would be my first iOS device since the iPhone 4. I currently use a HTC One M8 as my phone and all of my photos and contacts are synced with Google. Would there be any obstacles, continuity of data wise, with using both devices?


macrumors 601
Jul 13, 2010
Continuity doesn't really happen between both but you can get what you do on your phone on your iPad . Stuff like Google movies , music , books ,Google docs , sheets and slides and other 3rd party stuff like Dropbox can be used on both. 3rd in terms of Apple

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macrumors 68020
Apr 10, 2003
The "Garden" state
I have an M8 and use an iPad Mini Retina as my tablet.

It hasn't been an issue for me, I just use Google or MS Onedrive for anything that needs to be available on both platforms.


macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
East of Eden
I did for a while, but ultimately switched to an iPhone for two reasons. First, honestly, I got a little annoyed using two different mobile OSes. Second, although neither is perfect, on the whole I found the functionality of iOS a little better and it was much more stable than Android on the various VZW Android phones I had.


macrumors 65816
Jul 31, 2008
UK, South East.
I use my air 2 with Samsung s5. My iPad contacts are synced with Google so are the same as my phone. Just wished I could send stuff from phone to iPad through wifi or Bluetooth. Although Dropbox helps.


macrumors 68000
Jun 18, 2009
New Zealand
If you love your iPad then you will most likely want to switch back to an iPhone. They will just work so well together like Continuity, instant personal hotspot, iMessage etc... These features might not be important to you but why not give it a go with your Andriod combination :D


macrumors regular
Jan 23, 2015
If you use Google apps, your data will be shared and synced just fine. For example, I use Chrome on my Windows laptop, by small Android tablet, and on the iPad, and passwords/bookmarks/etc. are all in sync. Likewise, I use Google Calendar and Drive/Docs on all three devices, and it's not a problem at all. Mail too, of course.


macrumors 65816
Apr 28, 2008
I use a Nexus 5 and an iPad Air (1st gen).

Google has most of their apps on iOS - the only annoying omission is the lack of a proper iPad optimized Google Play Music app (you can still use the iPhone version on your iPad but it will look ugly and won't rotate properly)

My calendar is synced with google calendar, I use gmail for email, Google Drive on iOS is just as good as it is on android. Google Play Movies and Google Play Books are on iOS. I do still prefer Safari over chrome but I have both in case I need to access an obscure bookmark that I only have in chrome. Google Maps and Youtube work just fine on iOS.

Honestly I feel like an Android phone and an iPad for tablet use is the best of both worlds.


macrumors newbie
Jan 30, 2015
S.E Asia
Using IOS & Android-Syncing


I used to have android phone but switched back to IOS as sync is a no brainer. However i can recommend an android app called "Smooth Sync for Contacts" and "Smooth Sync for Calendar". Just download (small fee) from Google app store. They will keep your contacts and calendar seamlessly updated. That worked well for me. I still have 2nd phone; an android and it still syncing with my Apple Contacts & Calendar. Good Luck.

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