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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chris Hesketh, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Chris Hesketh

    Chris Hesketh Lurker
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    Hi guys,

    Really in need of some advice. I have been deep rooted into the Apple ecosystem now for a long time but after seeing the latest 'amazing' iOS 11 release details and the lack of...anything really that impresses me, I can't keep kidding myself that I am underwhelmed every year at the lack of innovation.

    So... I've made the massive jump and bought a Galaxy S8+ from an iPhone 7. BUT I really need some help in getting everything synced and working like it should on the S8+ as I am massively into using the iCloud services (drive, calendars, notifications, reminders, bookmarks) all of it. I also have a large music library bought through iTunes and iCloud photos for all my videos and photos.

    So really over the next week or so I need to set up my S8+ and transfer everything. If I start with the photos and videos, I've been told the Google photos app is the way forward? Download on my iPhone and let them transfer across to the Google photos app right? What about contacts etc?

    Thanks! Feeling a bit nervous about it all as iOS is all I know and at least it worked!

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    When you set the phone up initially, didn't it give you the option to migrate everything over via their Smartswitch service - http://www.samsung.com/us/smart-switch/

    Also, for photos etc, have a look at Drive - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-drive-free-online-storage/id507874739?mt=8

    Link to your google account and it should give you an option to sync all the pics etc on your device and they'll then show up in Google Photos (Apparently, I've had no experience of iOS, sorry).

    For iTunes, this seems to get pretty decentish reviews - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrtstudio.iSyncr&hl=en_GB You might also want to check out an app called Doubletwist too.

    This is an older article, but it should have some handy hints too - https://plus.google.com/+EricSchmidt/posts/JcfVoJhW2Kw

    Hope that helps, but give us a shout if you get stuck with anything. :)

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member

    IVE owned 2 note 7s, 4 s7edges, lgv20, ip7plus, 2 s8 pluses, lg g3, lg stylo, and few more. had my nightmares with a few, non worse than ROOTING OR JAILBREAKING.

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member

    how far are you into integration of android or s8

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member

    i had ip7plus and migration was not a worthy action with smartswitch. it was best setup as new and app by app installed onto the s8 plus. some apps are fluid some arent. yes i know Apple apps cost.

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  7. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    All the off topic posts, not related to the questions in the OP, have been deleted.

    If you've any advice or queries not relating to the OPs questions, please create a new thread.

    Any issues with this, please hit me up with a PM.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 6.2" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4/6GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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