4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 12:52 AM by vdotmatrix
vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am taking the plunge 1 year late and my I-phone5 arrives tommorow.

 

I have suffered through a year of the SAMSUNG INFUSE 4g ( i997).

 

How horrid an experience. We have all appleproduct at home anyway but was convinced to use an ANDROID phone. aaakkk!

 

I use gmail, google maps, google calander.

 

 

What new issues will I face during the new transition in the next few days?


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.7hz i7; 16gb Ram; VB;win-7-64
  • 1. Re: iphone 5 and google products
    ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    None, just enjoy the new iPhone 5.

    If there's any question down the road, just come back here and ask.

  • 2. Re: iphone 5 and google products
    ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)

    gmail and google calendar will both sync to the iPhone with no problem.  Just go to settings->Mail->Add account, add your gmail account and it will give you the option of syncing calendars as well.  For some odd reason, you have to separately sync contacts:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4872?viewlocale=en_US

     

    There's a free google map app that's vastly superior to the (still laughably bad) Apple Maps app.  The only problem is that you can't set it as the default map app.  That is, when you click an address on a web page or in email, it will open the Apple Map App.  No way to change that without jailbreaking.  You have to cut and paste to use Google Maps.

  • 3. Re: iphone 5 and google products
    vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    now there's a term I haven't heard in a year, "jailbreaking". It's going to nice to be back home again!!!!!

  • 4. Re: iphone 5 and google products
    vdotmatrix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OH DEAR, this is a major complaint I had with the ANDROID when I firs got it: It synced  ALL my Google contacts at the time-ALL 3500 of them.

     

    If i do my homework ahead of time, is there a way to some how sync a subset of contacts?

     

    or

     

    can I do this somehow manually on my computer and check the contacts I want to transfer instead of ALL of them all at once?

     

    For that matter, is there a systematically  a way to , in an orderly fashion, transfer a years worth of accumlated stuff to my new Iphone-5?