Asked on 13 Sep 2018
I have most of my information synced into iCloud, and I'm very used to Apple's interface
I'm a fan of Windows and Android. Did use Apple phone and find it troublesome. Esp. When you want to import songs, get pictures from the phone. You can consider switching but you will a have trouble getting used to the systems. And oh idk how to use Macbook. Even my sis knows how to use...
I’ve been using iPhones for a very long time, and previously used 2 macbook pros for 10 years.
Tbh, it’s much easier to switch the macbook because the laptop market is so competitive right now that you’re paying waaaaaay more money for outdated hardware on the macbook.
In fact only the MacBook Pro with touch bar is kind of current generation hardware with 8th gen Intel chips. All other MacBooks are previous generation hardware.
I switched to a PC 3 years back and never missed the macbook.
I’m wondering if this is the moment for me for iPhone as well.
Learning curve is steep when switching from Apple to Android/Windows since Android/Windows allows for alot of customisation. If you're willing to learn, sure why not switch over, you might find a whole new world out there! Esp since cost is a concern.
There are apps out there to port over your data from iPhone to android which will make your life easier in switching. Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hicloud.android.clone&hl=en_SG
I was a fan of Apple and used iPhone 5 and 6 for quite awhile back then due to it's smooth performance and sharp camera. I felt that Android devices were very slow and laggy last time. But as technology improves, I made the switch to Android (LG G6) last year as I felt that the Android system is more flexible and allows more customisation. Also, it offers more features which the iPhone didn't have last time, e.g. waterproof IP68, wireless charging for a less premium price. Now, the Android camera and system is comparable to iOS as it is much smoother and sharper, e.g. Samsung S9, Huawei P20. Yes, it might be troublesome to move everything over from one OS to another but once you get that done, it should be smooth sailing from then on as the Android interface is pretty friendly and easy to use. And as per what others have shared, I'm sure that there are apps which which can help you move over your files and data over easily. Had no regrets making the switch over from iOS to Android and will continue using Android devices.
HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
Answered on 13 Sep 2018
There's Android app help copy some data to Android. Photo you can use Google phone app to sync over first and contact use Gmail account.
I use both platform phone and more than 10 years with iOS. In short is that you may not like the way how Android works depends on your usage patterns such as most frequently use apps. Eg. If you're only mostly messaging and social and photo taking and play games, it should be ok to switch but if you care.more about how the os multitasking and other nifty griftty staff on details , then better stay with IOS because it's very different and may not like it.
The easiest way is to go to any Samsung store, go play the phone for your most frequently use app and do that for at least 5 times on different days to know if you would like Andorid OS. Alternativelyi is to go buy a xiaomi Andorid one phone like A2 which is quite affordable and use it along side you iphone to try out daily. This way you will know if you like it and since iPhone still around, so never too late to switch back also and sell the xiaomi if you don't like it.
Cheers. Happy Switching 😄
Jeff Yeo, amateur Social contributor at School of social sharing
Answered on 13 Sep 2018
There are plenty of good phones out there like Huawei and oppo.
Slowly migrate your stuff to other cloud providers google or Dropbox
im using google and it has been easy for me to move contacts and other photos as I change phones.
i think it is a heavy investment to stay with apple and the money is better spent else where