Moto X smartphone

Switching from an iphone to android

Switching from iPhone to Android

Recently, I switched from an iPhone to the Moto X. The results? I didn’t receive any texts from iphone users. Zip. Zero.

Moto X smartphone

This was the one BIG issue no one told me about, not even my local Verizon store reps.

Apparently, Apple coded their phone so that it isn’t easy to receive texts when making the switch.

I was frustrated that my Verizon Rep didn’t clue me in on this issue. He could have helped me disable imessage before he switched the phone over to android. It would have been a lot easier.

Here are some pros and cons of switching from an iphone to android:

Pros of Moto X:

Operating systems in the Android is awesome. I’ve enjoyed the larger screen on the Moto X and the lighter feel.

Cons of Moto X:

Camera quality. As a blogger I need very high quality images and the Moto X seems to have OK quality but not the same quality I’ve come to appreciate from the iPhone.

The Moto X is definitely a high quality mid-range phone if you’re looking to not spend a lot on a smartphone. However, I would recommend the Samsung 5 or the iPhone 6 on the high end range.

Best Advice When Switching from iPhone to Android:
Remind your Verizon person to help you make that switch from the iPhone to the Android. Apparently it’s a very simple fix.

First, disable iMessage on your iPhone by opening the Settings app and tapping Messages. Then slide the toggle next to iMessage to the off position.

Second, remove your phone number from iCloud, You may need to call 1-800-MYAPPLE to get them to manually remove your number (headache, took me 45 minutes).

Third, sometimes neither works, so it’s a good idea to have people delete and add your number in their contacts (headache).

If you could choose any smart phone which one would it be?

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Mary Edwards
I live with my twin girls and husband at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the summer I like to run, hike, and camp. In the winter I like to snow shoe, cross country ski and cozy up to a stack of novels. My family delights me with their love, humor, and desire to go on outdoor adventures with me from catching butterflies to dipping toes in rivers, to making s'mores up the canyon. I earned a Master of Professional Communication at Westminster College and was marketing manager for the Utah Symphony & Opera Deer Valley Music Festival and Program Director at Brighton Girls Camp. Both opportunities fueled my love for the outdoors.

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