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    Default Re: Left Android; Joined IOS

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    I was all in on the Windows phones K.
    Ditto, I wish Apple would allow MS style file/folder management.
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    The other day I used Windows to change file names so my old android ringtones could become apple-fied.

    In Explorer I saved a copy. In iTunes converted to an acc version, back in Explorer changed it from mp3 to m4r then dragged it from the explorer folder to the iTunes tones and viola, now my apple says "what aint no country, they speak English in what? " each time the phone rings.

    Note, simply changing to m4r is does not work without the convert to acc part.
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    I have years of family photos that have been on many WinTel/Google-Android and Windows phones. All neatly arranged in folders that define when and what they are, well iTunes screws it up completely and I have duplicates and nothing is where it belongs. My Daughter the devout IOS user of the family can't even fix it. I could take about 24 hours and one by one move/rename literally thousands of images that used to be easily plugged into any device/phone that could accept a microSD card...……………. Needless to say iTunes has been removed from all my WinTel computers.
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    I've used both iPhones and Androids. Two things that Apple has going for them -

    1) Consistency. Because it's a single phone manufacturer, an app written for an iPhone will work on any other iPhone (32/64-bit incompatibilities notwithstanding). And the UI always looks and acts the same. With Android, there are so many manufacturers that there isn't a single standard version of the OS and desktop - each manufacturer puts their own spin on it, and this sometimes leads to weird compatibility issues.

    2) They're less hackable than Androids. Apple's OS is very locked down and the company has a much stronger commitment to privacy than Google/Android/Huawei/ZTE etc.

    Having said all that, I hate iTunes. It's a clunky, bloated anachronism that Apple still uses as a gatekeeper between your computer and your phone. We badly need something simpler and more 'frictionless.'

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    Because I run an old OS on my Macs, I've never been able to use iTunes to manage my phone.
    There are ways around this, and actually, having read about it, I rather glad that I can't use it.
    I use an app called File Explorer, which allows me to see and transfer files to and from folders on my hard drives just like using another mac. Plus it can move files around on the phone, including photos and audio.
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    Yeah BH, iTunes scrambled my photos too. I have 33k+ on my previous device but they were transferred to an sd card in the phone via a Windows laptop. I have a mirrored backup for photos and music. And photos from an iPhone neatly squeeze into a dcim folder when sent to a windows unit.

    To my tastes the apple phone is a drag for typing posts here at cpf via chrome due to two things…… well 2.5… to see the entire screen you type on means really small letters, which to my eyes is like dots. Or to see the letters words type off the screen. For a typo ocd that's about as fun as gargling with razor blades. The minor thing is when going to the emoticon screen there is no back button with the version I'm using. No biggy but still something to learn a work around.

    Right now I type this from the CPF app for Apple. The screen issue is gone with that. You get your basic iPhone emoticons instead of the ones first used on windows computers but if you know the windows dos code you can still get those to pop up too.
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    I now prefer the iphone to the Androids I've had. But... The cause of my present frustration is that I can't upgrade to the latest OS on the iphone without being connected to a computer that has itunes installed. I cannot understand why I am not able to download the latest OS via wifi. So I sit here waiting for a program to load, a program I really don't want after reading what you guys have to say. I wouldn't bother, but it seems a lot of the newer apps won't work with my current OS.

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204
    A link from apple.

    iTunes is like any other app in that you use it for specific tasks on the computer. I used it for adding a ringtone to my phone for example, but to use it to sort my music, photos or other stuff it's not as good as other windows applications. So at least for me I just accept its limitations and only use it for a few things.

    My wifi comes from another celphone so the speed is really slow most of the times, ie using iCloud is out. Just takes too long to move things from the computer to the phone. My wife wanted to download iTunes and kept thinking it wasn't working. No little spinning "working" icon showed so she figured it was not doing anything. Well at my work our internal internet is super slow so I'm used to the 5-10 minute wait for things to load at times. I pretended I was using my work internet and came back a few minutes later…… the iTunes was loading. So sometimes you just have to wait.
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    Go with whatever floats your boat.

    If everyone had the same phone system it would be a very boring world filled with very few choices with little competition. I use Android because it suits my taste from and operational standpoint.
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    A few months later, still no regrets with the switch to an apple. But I sure do miss that photo editor by MacGeyver for android. That is a goody.

    IOS 13 added a couple of handy features I did not miss or know I needed. Nothing really earth shattering that will cause android users to switch. I did like the battery preserver feature and that locations are no longer shared unless you prompt it to. My google searches think I'm in Reading PA and my radar apps think I'm in Texas.

    I fully realize big brother knows where I type this from and that's ok as long as Zuckerboy does not.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 10-14-2019 at 05:57 AM.
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