Now that Apple has a bigger, better iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we suspect lots of big screen Android Fans can defect to iOS. (Apparently Apple thinks so too). But while the mobile exchange is a type of headache, change the phone and change the operating systems level can induce pain of migraine if you is not prepared properly.But you will be prepared. Since you can not miss your calendar events to your favorite applications, here is how to make the most important in the transition from Android to iOS in top condition mobile needs.
Mail, Calendar and Contacts
If you keep your life in sync with the cloud-based Google ecosystem transfer Android to iOS is relatively easy. You will need to create an Apple ID when you first start your journey iOS (if not already have an iTunes account), but you can add your Google account once the initial configuration of your phone is finished.
To do this, go to Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then tap Add account. There, you can add your Google account (or any other email account you would like to sync to your device). Once added, you can choose to sync mail, contacts, calendars and notes.
If you have maintained contacts stored locally on your Android phone, you first need to export your contacts to the SD card of the device, connect it to your computer and download the resulting vcf file, then log into your Google account. Click where it says "Gmail" on the top left to go to Contacts, click the More tab and select Import. Now, when you add your Google account to iPhone, contacts will come along, too.
From iOS 8 is now compatible with third-party keyboards, most likely you can still use an almost identical version of its keyboard are extremely high. You are lucky!
Adding a third party to the keyboard of your system is quite simple. Download the keyboard app from the App Store and then go to Settings> General> Keyboards> Add New Keyboard. Navigate to the section for third-party keyboards, and see all the applications you have downloaded keyboard. Select the one you want, give you permission to be used throughout the system, and you're ready to go.
Popular keyboards like SwiftKey, Swype, Fleksy and TouchPal now all must be available for iOS in August.
While you will not have the same type of home screen widgets and an Android phone, 8 Does iOS widgets in your opinion today in the notification center. It is accessed with a swipe down from the top of the screen, as the name suggests, this is where you will also find a list of the latest notifications and executables you received.
As for the widgets, the latest version of the Yahoo Weather application includes serving as a miniature version of the full blown application with a Flickr photo-specific location annotated with current and future conditions of temperature. Calendar Calendars Readdle applications and also offer 5 notification center widgets for better glanceable version of the daily programming schedule Apple offers.
Dropbox, Evernote, and OpenTable are some of the other titles that offer these widgets. 9to5Mac has a complete alphabetical list of applications that currently allow Notification Center widgets, but most surely be on the way.
Your App Collection
Unfortunately, there is no way one or two steps to get all your favorite Android on your iOS device. You will need to go through and manually reset your home screen with applications you use on the regular.
But this discomfort is actually a disguised opportunity. Now is the time to take inventory of his collection of applications. Make a list of your actual favorites, they use every day, and those who can not imagine life without him. Ditch the rest. Congratulations, your collection of apps just got a thorough cleaning of autumn.
With the exception of a handful of titles (mostly games), almost all of your favorite Android should also be on iOS. If you already shelled out big bucks for an Android version of an application, it might be worth leaving your customer service a line-you might be able to offer a discount code for their continued patronage, rather than risk choosing a application to compete cheaper. If the application is only $ 1, however, do not be stingy, show some love dev.
Photos, music, PDFs and Other Media
One of the things I like to get me a new phone is the opportunity to begin again. But some people like to keep your favorite photos, videos and music on your device, always. No problem. If that's you, you'll want to download first to your computer (connect the Android device and then sync with Outlook or Exchange) and transfer them to your iPhone via iTunes. To do this, connect your iPhone via USB or via WiFi and launch iTunes, click "Sync with phone", then select the media you want on your new phone (you can choose between books movies and TV shows, notes, photos, audio content, and more).
If you are transferring PDF and ePub documents, you can still access them using iBooks iOS to read (or other PDF reader). If you have Office documents, Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote will allow you to read and edit them on your iPhone, or you can use Microsoft Office for iOS.
Your MP3 files if you are not already an avid user of Spotify or Rdio, live music Apple applications on iOS once they have been added to iTunes. And once your audio collection is sorted, if you want to buy more music on the move, you can buy content in iTunes (same goes for movies or television programs).
For anything stored in the cloud instance for Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox or you're going. Just download the iOS version of these applications, and you will be able to access their files once they are synchronized.
The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.
The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:
iPhone 4s iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPod touch with Retina fifth generation iPad 2 iPad display iPad Air iPad mini iPad Mini with Retina display
Some iOS 8 features such as SMS Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.
The next step is possibly the most important in the process - backup. Apple in general has had a great career without major data loss cases reported after the updates, but better safe than sorry. We have previously covered the whole process of making a backup of your iPhone and the steps are very similar to other Apple devices. Here is how to create a backup of your Apple device.
While you can have a backup of your device in iCloud, we recommend using iTunes and the whole process is more reliable, especially if you have irregular connectivity.Plug the device to a PC or Apple Mac. Opens iTunes and click on the iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch) in the top right, next to iTunes.Under manually backup and restore, click Backup Now to start the backup from your Apple device . This process takes some time, especially if it is the first time that the backup data is performed. Make sure you have plenty of time before you do this. It took a little over 40 minutes to take a backup the first time, although your mileage may vary depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone and the amount of data you have critical data stored.Once default applications were backed up to iTunes, it will ask if you want to transfer purchases. This basically takes a backup of all installed applications on the phone, along with the downloaded data in those applications. To do this you must sign in with your Apple ID.
If you do not have access to a computer, then you can use iCloud backup. Remember that only 5 GB is free and not have to pay Rs. 60 per month for 20 GB of storage in iCloud. But since the actual applications themselves are not backed up with iCloud - only application's data, along with pictures, videos and other information - free storage is usually enough for most.
To start the backup, on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud> Storage & Backup.Turn in marking iCloud backup switch. You'll get a warning telling you that your iPhone will not be backed up your computer automatically. Touch okay.Once iCloud Backup, tap Backup Now. This will start the backup of your data to iCloud.
Wait for the backup to finish before proceeding. You should see the backup time Last (which should appear just below backup now) are a recent development, once complete the backup.
Now that your data is safe, we will see how to download and install the iOS 8 update You can update the device, either directly via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a PC or Mac and download the update through iTunes. Downloading directly is easier, so let's try that first.
On your iOS device, make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi (you can download updates over cellular data) and connect it to a power source.Go to Settings> General> Software UpdateOn this screen, you will see a message indicating your software is updated. When iOS 8 is released, the message will tell you that a new version is available. Tap Download and install.now the device will start downloading the update. Once the download is complete, you will see a popup asking if you want to install the update. Click on Install. That's it. When the update is installed, your iPhone will reboot.
If you want to install the update via iTunes, follow these steps.
Download and install iTunes iTunes.In case already, upgrade to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu bar in iTunes and click Help> Check for updates on a PC or iTunes> Check for Updates from the menu bar in a Mac.Once you have the latest version, connect your iOS device to your computer. In iTunes, select your device from the bar in the top-right.Now click the Summary tab and click Check to download and install iOS Update.To 8, click on Download and update.
Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to configure your iOS device 8. You may be promoted to configure the device as new, restore from an iCloud backup or restore from an iTunes backup after reboot - select option 2 or 3 based on the method of backup that you selected above. You may also be asked to re-enter your password or Wi-Fi Apple ID / iCloud or location services, while users of iPhone 5s will be asked to enter your fingerprint again - everything it is normal.
The iOS device will reboot when the update is downloaded. After that, follow these steps.
If the update is successful, a screen with "Update Completed" written in big letters will appear. Hit Continue.Now choose whether to enable location services. We suggest you tap Turn location services to ensure that the anti-theft service Find My iPhone is enabled. You can easily enable this afternoon by going to Settings> Privacy> location.If uses iCloud, your iOS device will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and click the Next button on the screen of Terms and Conditions top.Apple now display. You can read the whole thing if you want or may need to be mailed Email touching. To continue touch Agree (bottom-right) and select the new agreement pop-up.Now Apple will ask if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.
iCloud Drive lets you store files in the cloud and access them on all your devices. If you want this, tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive. If not, choose now.If uses iCloud keychain, and you want all your passwords on the device, then this step is important. You can choose the security code Use Apple iCloud actually sending an SMS with the code or click Approve from one device to another device (using your Apple ID) to reset passwords. Ignore this, click Restore Passwords.Finally No, Apple will show the welcome screen to iPhone / iPad / iPod. Touch Start to start using your iOS 8 device .
That's it. Now you are ready to enjoy iOS August.
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Apple products are not only hot selling items this holiday, they are also popular online buying tools
|The first customer of the tablet iPad in an Apple Store in Amsterdam|
The stock climbed 1.9% to $556.07 Friday. Earlier in the day, it touched $594.59, a 2013 high.
Apple unveiled two new iPhones earlier this year and more recently launched the new iPad Air and an upgraded iPad mini.
The iPad mini was among top sellers at Walmart on Thanksgiving, while Target said the iPad Air was a hot item at its stores. On eBay.com, one iPad was selling every second as of midnight on Thanksgiving.
"Apple products should be the holiday gift of choice this year," said Brian Marshall, an analyst at ISI Group. "The company has a great product cycle currently, the stock is cheap and we expect $600 within the next several months."
Apple gadgets are also popular shopping tools. Mobile devices running on the company's iOS operating system -- basically iPads and iPhones -- made up more than a quarter of all online traffic to major retail websites early on Black Friday. These devices also accounted for 18% of all online sales in the period, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Apple shares have lagged technology sector rivals and the broader stock market this year on concern about a lack of earnings growth and a slim pipeline of new products.
However, investors have recently become more confident that earnings growth will resume in 2014, according to Walter Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG.
There's also hope that China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in that country, will soon start selling Apple products, he noted.
Japan's largest carrier, NTT Docomo, recently started offering iPhones and that helped Apple grab 76% of smartphone sales in the country in October, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
"We would attribute the recent jump [in Apple shares] to a combination of renewed China Mobile speculation and strong product positioning heading into the holidays, including much improved iPhone supply," said Will Power, an analyst at RW Baird.
Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, checked 60 Apple stores recently and found that 90% of iPhone 5s models were available on average. That was up from 31% two weeks earlier and 10% at the beginning of October.
"We view the improvement in supply as an encouraging sign that Apple has begun to catch up to demand," Munster wrote in a note to investors.