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  1. Nels82

    Nels82 New Member

    Alright Guys,

    Now i'm another iPhone convert so please be patient with me.
    I thought that it might be useful to start a specific One X thread for the many iPhone converts to list any questions they may have.

    I got the new phone on friday and am really pleased that I made the decision so far, however i will add that i think its going to take some getting used to. With that I would like to thank all the members, posters and modds here who have helped me on my new Android journey!

    My first query that i cannot seem to find the answer to is when I receive a text message from anyone in my phone book, the home screen only displays the number of the sender and not the name. Is this a normal thing or can it be changed?

    Thanks again.

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  2. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    I have just come over from having an iPhone 4S, my 3rd iPhone so this is a great idea.
    I've never owned an Android phone so it's all very new to me too and I have a lot to learn.
    I have solved my wi-fi issues and apart from that, have no other issues but I'm sure I will have plenty of queries in the near furture.

    As for your query, names are showing up in my messages so I'm sure it's possible to have them show up. Whether you have to c'hange something in your setting's I dont know but hopefully someone else will know for sure. Are you missing not having an iphone at all??
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Welcome to AF! :)

    Not a bad idea for a thread actually, I've seen a few iPhone converts joining up over the past couple of days.

    Are the numbers you refer too definitely in your phone book? Were they transfered over to your new phone from your previous SIM?

    If you head to the People app, are the numbers there?
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  4. Nels82

    Nels82 New Member

    Thanks gents, not missing my iPhone at all to be honest. Other than I knew exactly what I was doing with it, but all will come good i'm sure. Just a matter of time.

    Checked the numbers again, they are all definitely in the phone and are in the People App. I did transfer them via bluetooth from my iPhone originally. When they originally pop up on the home screen they are displayed with the +44 number, even if they are saved normally.
  5. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    Not sure why they would come up with that. I just imported all my contacts from iTunes to google contacts and imported them to the phone from there. They all came through fine without +44 in front of them.
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  6. coney

    coney Well-Known Member

    I have some that have +44 in front, and from experience it is a pain to change and often changes back. Though never had an issue calling them on my old HTC.
    It likes to link these things to facebook, so if you log into that it will sync a lot of people and give you the little pics as well as names.

    other than that welcome to the dark side ;)
  7. Tomo1971

    Tomo1971 Well-Known Member

    Is there a chance that you have the number(s) saved twice? Going back to old Nokia days, if a number was saved twice then the system would not know what name to display so didn't display any.

    Steve
  8. montgomerycw

    montgomerycw Member

    Hey all,

    I'm considering switching to this phone from a 3GS when it becomes available on AT&T. The thing is, this will not be my first attempt at switching to an Android phone. I upgraded to the GSII the week that it came out here in the states and the transition did not go so well. The main issue was with sending and receiving text messages between the GSII and people with iPhones. Also I just wasn't having a good experience with the phone itself. Apps seemed to be crashing all the time and I never got comfortable with it. I ended up returning the phone and going back to my iPhone within the return period. Do you think I will have a better experience if I try the One X? It looks great and I've heard nothing but great things about it. But then again that's how the Galaxy S II was.

    Thanks!
  9. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Both of your issues have explanations, and one of which is solvable.
    1. The texting issue stems from iMessages refusing to believe that your new phone is not an iPhone, and so requires a removal of the sim from the android/WP7/BB/etc. device, replacement into the original iphone on your account, then sign out of imessage, then turn off the iphone and put the sim back into the new device, and lastly your friends/family with iPhones need to delete the imessage threads with you prior to the change, and send future messages as SMS not as imessages. (escaping the walled garden gets tougher all the time) This works for most people, so hoepfully it would help you as well.
    2. The apps crashing issue is a pain, but is not limited to just Android- iOS apps crash all the time as well, they just do not always tell the user with a handy-dandy popup. A lot of the little stutters/momentary freezes/ or "false launches" where an app opens then kicks you right back to the home screen are actually iOS running into the same fault/memory exceptions, iOS just moves on whereas Android notifies the user that something has happened...
      http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/

    So to answer your question, I think you would find the HTC One X to be a far superior device to both the 3GS and the SGS II, but you will still see/have the same complaints you ran into before.
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  10. montgomerycw

    montgomerycw Member

    Wellll here is the thing.. I hadn't even updated my iPhone to iOS 5 yet when I switched over, so I'm not sure that's the issue. Your point about the apps crashing makes sense, however I also remember the phone itself locking up quite often. I would have to restart it and at one point it even shut itself off and wouldn't respond to any buttons being pressed. I had to take the battery out and put it back in. I'm not saying other phones don't mess up from time to time. It just seemed to happen way too often within those first 30 days. I'm hoping it was just an issue with that particular phone. I really want to branch out and get away from Apple products.

    Thanks for your help!
  11. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Of course (we're all here to help- yourself included)! Samsung struggles with that sometimes, I skipped the GS II line but the original Galaxy S was like that quite often. I am seeing some scattered reports of sense crashing on the One X, but no "unexpected reboots" (battery pulls) (which we wouldn't be able to do anyways :rolleyes:). [For general info, apparently to force a shutdown/reboot on the One X one must simply hold down the power button for ten seconds.] At any rate, those flubs USUALLY (except the GS I ) get sorted out in the first couple of OTA's; but they are aggravating, I'll give you that...
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  12. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    It could be a separate issue, but this has been a really common one lately, so it was what was on my mind. It actually affected me, and I have never owned an iPhone! I tried the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Alpha/Beta/Whatever a couple months ago, and it has iMessaging built-in. Once I had played with it for an evening I thought that was cool but ultimately useless to me, so I let it be. Little did I know that I was not receiving texts from my iPhone-wielding sister, because her phone had linked my ML iMessage account with her contact profile for me, and thereby my number as well... It was a pain but ultimately I had to delete the iMessage stuff I had on my iMac, she had to delete her threads of texts with me, and she had to delete my contact profile from her phone, macbook, and icloud, before it would work properly. And there was/is a slew of people having this issue in a couple of other forums, so without thinking too much about it I assumed that was your issue as well.
    I remember there was an issue with mms and emoticons from iphones to android devices, were your issues with mms or emoticon-toting texts?
  13. montgomerycw

    montgomerycw Member

    Thanks for the info. I'll make sure and take all the right steps when I upgrade! It happened with regular messages but it happened A LOT with mms. I could rarely send or receive pictures. When I did receive pictures they were in a video format for some reason. This only happened when receiving pictures from iPhones.
  14. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Sure! I have this MMS issue with my sister as well. I haven't found a good fix for it yet, but I know it happens when she tries to send more than one image in the same message, or tries to send audio with the picture
  15. kryten36

    kryten36 Member

    Hey mate, I'm having issues with my WiFi not working after unlocking the phone, was it something similar you were having?
  16. romeo1976

    romeo1976 Well-Known Member

    hi
    i was actullay about to start a thread on this lol and saw urs.

    anyways.
    here are my converting experiences so far to share, hopefully more to add as we go on and may help others.

    (free) itune sync
    so far i havent come across any good free solution that will let you sync with itune to an adequate level.. >.<. maybe some of the paid app can do but that'll be later.

    MUSIC sync

    the generic music sync (HTC SYNC) is actually ok as it let you sync your itune playlist. music quality is fine and the interface is pleasant.
    Of course, if you cares about your music then you'll feel like some elements are missing. preliminary things for me that were important such as matching song & album art & rating (stars) sync are either mismatching or not available.

    initially i resorted to other (free) music players and apps and the closest thing was Double Twist, but its still buggy and requires installation of pc program itself.

    So in the end i went back to generic music player, but instead of using sync i just drag my music files to my storage/music folder manually as HTC sync wont make a different in this case for my needs.

    at the moment i m still researching solutions for this and will update again later.

    fyi, the following are the list of the apps that i tried, so you may think twice before you install them:

    -doubletwist
    -winamp
    -mymusicon
    -tuneagent/notpod
    -astro
    -cube
    -mixzing (good for video stuff tho)
    -poweramp (best alternative music player (not itune sync stuff tho), but needs pay version for more functions)


    hopefully look into:
    -isyncr (PAY)
    -mediasync (PAY)

    or maybe ppl whos got them can give advice. :cool:
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  17. Arthur Hucksake

    Arthur Hucksake Well-Known Member

    Would just like to apologise on HTC's behalf, for not polishing the software so it's in a reasonable state for iPhone converts. lol

    Give it a few months, the updates will come and everything will fall into place.
  18. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    have you tried downloading google music, the icon is a pair of headphones, and then on your computer downloading google media manager? they can upload most of your itunes library into the clouds and then sync it to the device, and it works great except some of the d r m locked content. Especially early on the drm content was encoded using apple copyrighted code, and so google or no other programs touch that. The only solution that I know of that works 100 percent of the time is to burn the music that does not show up in google media manager onto a cd and then reading that cd back into your library, then upload it.

    Hey dude I just glanced at my laptop and it's called google music uploader, so I'm not sure if the name change or if I just had a confused.

    P s sorry if this is a little bit wonky I'm using the voice to text function.
  19. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    ^Google Play Music is still only available in the US by the looks of things :(
  20. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    That would explain why I couldn't find that or Play Movies in the Play store. :(
  21. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Ah! sorry about that, in the app it doesn't show poster's location like in a browser... and I forgot it is US only...

    Years ago some were having success migrating from iTunes with an PC application called "Media Monkey," if it is still around it might be worth a look. I used to use Double Twist, but it was never good at the DRM content stuff...
  22. bossman2040

    bossman2040 New Member

    Hi, I also come from iphone 4, i wanted to ask a question when i receive a text message on my iphone my screen wakes up but on the one x all i get is the text message sound and the screen does not wake up? I manually have to wake the screen to see who its from? please help if theres a option somewhere? thanks
  23. JasonC

    JasonC Well-Known Member

    Music is not available in the UK but Movies are :)

    You can actually get Music working in the UK too so you can upload your own tracks but, you can't buy any from the Play Store. I've been using it a few months now and it is brilliant, I can access all of my music from anywhere, as long as there is a signal of course! but, I just make my most popular tracks available offline so I've always got something to listen too even in no signal areas.

    I know a lot of people put Google music down a lot for some reason but, from everything I've used in the past this has got to be the biggest step up so far.
    I despise iTunes as it just doesn't work that well (never has for me anyway) but the tracks I did download from iTunes a long time ago, I just de-drm'd them so the tracks could be used anywhere. This is one good thing about google music, the tracks you buy off the store (when it's available!) are DRM free.
  24. revthanki

    revthanki New Member

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zenkun.smsenhancer is the droid you're looking for!
  25. bossman2040

    bossman2040 New Member

    Thats just awesome!. thanks mate i dont understand why they dont have this as default.

    Also i noticed that there is no pinch to zoom in or out in mail app or gmail app? please help on this? :)
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