Should I get an Android or iPhone?
1. Any apps you paid for on one platform will have to be redownloaded and paid for again on the other.
2. If you use video chat on that particular device with family and friends, like Facetime, Android doesn't have the same app, so what will you use and will it be OK with your family and friends?
3. Are your contacts all sitting just on Apple iCloud (usually not an issue with Android) and if you switch, will ALL your contacts be gone?
4. If you are thinking about switching to an Android, I find most people don't consider what will happen with iMessage and Text messaging.
So let's say you have an iPhone and iPad and decide you want to move to use an Android as a phone.
Here is what could happen.
Apple uses something that is called iMessage and you probably don't even think twice about how it works but you should. 😮
If I am sending a message from my Apple device to a NON-Apple user, I send it as a GREEN Text message and if I am sending a message to another Apple user, I send it as a BLUE iMessage.
So, I buy my fancy new Android and send messages to my Apple friends. Do you think they receive it as a GREEN message or a BLUE message? GREEN.
My Apple friend wants to message me, just as they always have. Where does it go? It probably goes to your APPLE device unless they know to send it as a text message to your Android, which they won't! So you have to check your APPLE device iMessage AND your new Android text messages. Got it?
Apples iMessage works over a WIFI plan or uses a cellular data plan. Text messaging works because you have a texting plan with your cellular carrier. I hope I explained this well enough. If not, please comment below.
Here is Apple's explanation.