- When iPhones were gaining popularity in the late 2000s, Asonta Benetti was among those who decided against buying a phone with a bitten apple.
- After nearly a decade of avoiding Apple products, Benetti has finally replaced its LG Stylo with the iPhone 13
- His biggest concern was the risk of losing photos, texts and contacts due to the switch from Android to iOS
- The apps Benetti had used on her previous phone weren’t transferred to her iPhone and she had to download them again
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Back in the days of the first wave of iPhone popularity, which waned in the late 2000s, I didn’t have much sympathy for Apple products. The lack of compatibility of these devices with other electronic products bothered me a lot, as did the need to buy accessories dedicated to devices under the sign of the bitten apple.
Over the years, my purse has been visited by almost every non-iPhone phone. From Google to Samsung to LG – the device was supposed to suit my unethical soul and shouldn’t be a threat to my wallet.
In January of this year, I noticed I was looking at an unopened box containing a new iPhone 13 Pro Max Sierra Blue that I had purchased.
It was a moment when I decided that I had to change my phone. My two-year-old LG Stylo 5 started to get more and more grumpy. SMS messages did not always reach the recipient, activating data transfer caused the device to hang, and the lack of internal memory forced the deletion of the following applications.
My freelance work required my work tools to be reliable. Recent downsides to the phone I’ve used so far have overshadowed my commitment not to buy Apple products.
Before making the purchase, I decided to consult a friend who, like me, stuck with Android for years, but finally decided to buy an iPhone 13. It turns out that he had no regrets not this decision. “It works,” he explained to me. “You will be really pleased with the change,” he added.
I was also convinced by the company’s recent decision to change its security policy, which, among other things, prevented advertisers from tracking user data. The large number of personalized advertisements appearing in the applications installed on my LG frankly scared me. At this point, I made the decision to buy an iPhone.
My choice fell on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Although the high price of the device does not encourage the purchase, I liked this model, among other things, because of the size similar to the dimensions of Stylo 5. Both devices fit my hand, making it easy to write text messages.
Even though my previous LGs were much cheaper, on the other hand, they were not without drawbacks. So I came to the conclusion that something that needs to be reliable is worth it.
My biggest concern was the risk of losing photos, texts and contacts due to the switch from Android to iOS. The idea of losing an important part of my life gave me goosebumps.
– The process of moving from Android to iOS is very simple – I heard from the manager of the Apple Store where I made the purchase. – Simply insert the SIM card into your iPhone and download the data transfer app to your old phone. Then the Apple software will do everything for us – he explained to me.
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The process of unboxing the box with my new phone was a pleasant surprise for me – the whole packaging was sleek and attractive. Every fragment of the packaging has been carefully planned, although the addition of Apple logo stickers doesn’t make sense to me.
After unpacking the box, I put my new phone next to my old one, took a deep breath, and started transferring data through the app. The LG screen showed what percentage of data had been transferred, while the iPhone informed me of the time left to complete the operation.
Here is what surprised me when transferring files and in the first days of using the phone.
Transfer error is not a bug
On the first attempt to migrate data after reaching 99%. transfer, an error message appeared on the screen of one of the devices. I repeated the whole operation – the effect was the same.
Then I decided to finish setting up the phone and leave the data transfer for later. To my surprise, I found that every contact, every photo and every text message on the iPhone was duplicated. It was proof that both transfers were successful, although neither of them was crowned by the successful announcement of the operation. In the end, we managed to return almost everything – except WhatsApp messages.
Messages sent via WhatsApp cannot be transferred between different operating systems
Since I’ve never had a problem transferring saved messages in WhatsApp, I figured it would be fine this time too.
When, after opening the messenger on the iPhone, I saw the absence of conversations, I immediately froze. After a few minutes of browsing the internet, I found information that there is no way to transfer WhatsApp messages between different operating systems.
Until I could transfer the conversation with the additional app, I kept all messages on my Pen.
iPhone does not allow any app icon arrangement
The apps I was using on my LG weren’t transferring over to the iPhone, so I had to re-download them and rearrange them the way I wanted. As with the previous phone, I wanted to arrange the icons so that the background image was as visible as possible.
Although I tried to arrange them in random places, the app symbols wouldn’t stay where I placed them. I then thought I was doing something wrong.
Does Apple force you to organize application icons in a specific order without being able to arrange them randomly on the screen, as is possible on Android? Unfortunately it’s the truth.
The Apple phone does not have an LED light that would inform about new notifications
One of my favorite solutions offered by Android phones was a little red light that flashed to indicate that there was an important notification.
I loved this solution because thanks to it I didn’t have to check from time to time if there was something new. It was a great help to me, especially since I am one of those people who constantly miss the news. It turns out, however, that Apple has a different policy in this regard than other manufacturers.
I’m happy with the decision I made
That was probably the biggest surprise for me.
I feel calmer knowing that apps aren’t tracking my activity. I make fewer typos. The iPhone itself is an intuitive and extremely useful device.
If you are an Android user and you are thinking of changing your phone, from my experience I know that it is not impossible to go “to the other side”. The decision to buy a phone from Apple was a good one. It certainly won’t be my last iPhone, which I think best reflects my satisfaction with the decision made.
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