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Abt to switch to Iphone 5 from Blackberry; tips/advice?

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kwitel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 26, 2012 6:20 PM

Just looking for some tips from other that have made the switch.

other than losing a physical keyboard are there any issues/problems that I need to look out for?

I am currently using Microsoft Exchange for work email.


Has the issue of not being able to synchronize notes been resolved?


Any thoughts/advice/tips is greatly appreciated!

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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Battery life will be less than you're used to. This is not unique to iPhones, mind you. Blackberries were specfically designed to use very little battery power and very little data. This is part of the reason the web browsing experience is so poor. You will need to recharge it every night. That's normal.


    iPhones don't support the sound profiles you may be used to on a BB. There really is no good workaround for that.


    But your entire internet experience will be orders of magnitude better. The selection of apps is mind boggling.


    It's been my observation that long time BB users have the hardest time switching phones. It certainly took me awhile when I moved to an Android a few years ago. The switch from Android to iPhone was painless. Try not to get frustrated.


    Best of luck.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Sorry. Never used notes in Outlook. I sync all my notes through Evernote.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)

    Notes will sync.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)

    Just like to pipe in, stating that the main change of perspective is that when on the BB, the device is an appendage of RIM's servers; they go down and you're out in the cold. The iPhone does not have that level of dependence. However, if you have a lot of stuff on the phone, it will pay to associate it to a computer thru the iTunes interface, so you can back up its contents, have much finer control of the apps/songs/movies you carry, etc.


    A Mac is, of course, the best choice, but you can make do on a PC as well.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    modular747 wrote:


    Notes will sync.

    Not completely....


    Notes from Exchange sync between Outlook and the Notes app in OSX 10.8


    Notes from Exchange DO NOT SYNC between Outlook and the Notes app in iOS 6 (I wish they did, and expect an update from Apple at some point to resolve this).

  • mdb288 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Notes do not sync between exchange and ios...absolutely are not supported natively...


    they sync beautifully with mac OSX 10.8...right in the notepad application...


    there is an app for ios called "IMExchang2"


    some have had problems with this app...i think it may have to do with settings on their exchange server...


    for me it has always worked without a problem...think its $6.99...for me it has been great...


    the other outlook exchange features work great: email; email folders; deleted emails etc sync; corporate contact list; calendar; reminders...


    believe it or not:  iphone/ipad (ios) support for exchange via activesync is just about as good as any device including android and windows phone...its native...very fast...


    p.s. some of these features depend not on the iphone but on your IT departments settings on their server...make sure they support "activesync"

  • willhenry Calculating status...

    You might want to wait and see the BB 10.  I have used iPhones for about 4 yrs and has been a great phone and hand computer.  But, with the iPhone 5, not a good phone.  The email, exchange, and other apps work great.  The phone portion though to me is less than sub par.  I have iPhones, macbooks, and iPads, but the phone this time has let me down.  I'm seriously considering the BB 10.

  • willhenry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just posted this query a few hour ago but no answer.


    When I attempt to make a call, its as though the phone stalls for sometimes upwards of 45-60 seconds.  I usually hang up and attempt again, with the same results.  If you dont hang up, the phone will usually begin to ring after the 45-60 seconds.  Unbeliveablely inconvienant.


    The sound quality is scetching at times.  I have a number of people say that they cant hear me as though the sound drops out.


    This is only my opion and may omly be isolated to my Phone.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)

    This is only my opion and may omly be isolated to my Phone.

    Please translate into English


    Have you done ANY basic troubleshooting steps as described in the User Guide - Restart, Reset, Restore??


    BTW, congratulations on threadjacking this topic!!


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