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    New to iphone

    So I am most likely going to be switching to an iPhone from a bad android. I dont know a whole lot about the iphone so I would appreciate some advice

    -What apps should I get
    -Should I use a screen protector or case
    -Anything else


    Thanks



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    Re: New to iphone

    I just got an iPhone about a month ago.

    Apps to get:
    Social media apps (FB, Twitter, Instagram if you use any of them)
    Your bank's mobile app (i have Wells Fargo and the mobile banking is nice)
    Pandora
    ESPN College Football
    ESPN Radio
    Cyclones.com app
    Craigslist (best part is you can pretty much any craigslist regional site at one time)
    Flashlight -- must have IMO

    Fun Apps:
    Doodle Fit (puzzle)
    Youtube
    Draw Something
    Words w/ Friends
    Angry Birds
    Paper Toss


    Definitely get a screen protector or case. I highly recommend the Otterbox brand. I got one from their "Defender" series and it has been great. Doesn't add much bulk. I've dropped my phone a couple times and left it on the deck in a downpour on accident. Phone works perfectly.


    Turn off your apps if you're not using them. Do this by doing a quick double-click of the 'home' (round) button at the bottom, then hold your finger on one of the apps until they appear with a red negative sign. Click any that you aren't using and they'll close. Ex: You open the Facebook app, do your thing, then get out of the app. It is still "on" until you turn it off w/ this method. Running a ton of apps will drain your battery and slow the phone's performance.



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    Re: New to iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    I just got an iPhone about a month ago.

    Apps to get:
    Social media apps (FB, Twitter, Instagram if you use any of them)
    Your bank's mobile app (i have Wells Fargo and the mobile banking is nice)
    Pandora
    ESPN College Football
    ESPN Radio
    Cyclones.com app
    Craigslist (best part is you can pretty much any craigslist regional site at one time)
    Flashlight -- must have IMO

    Fun Apps:
    Doodle Fit (puzzle)
    Youtube
    Draw Something
    Words w/ Friends
    Angry Birds
    Paper Toss


    Definitely get a screen protector or case. I highly recommend the Otterbox brand. I got one from their "Defender" series and it has been great. Doesn't add much bulk. I've dropped my phone a couple times and left it on the deck in a downpour on accident. Phone works perfectly.


    Turn off your apps if you're not using them. Do this by doing a quick double-click of the 'home' (round) button at the bottom, then hold your finger on one of the apps until they appear with a red negative sign. Click any that you aren't using and they'll close. Ex: You open the Facebook app, do your thing, then get out of the app. It is still "on" until you turn it off w/ this method. Running a ton of apps will drain your battery and slow the phone's performance.
    Very helpful, Thanks!



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    Re: New to iphone

    Ditto Otterbox. The phone is glass.


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    Re: New to iphone

    You don't need to close your apps. I maybe close mine once every other day. I am going without a case and I have already dropped mine about 6' onto the pavement while tailgating with no ill effects.

    What do you like to use your phones for? Will you play games, do business type stuff, etc? If you will be getting groceries w/ somebody I highly recommend GroceryIQ. Honestly my wife and I use it all the time. For news I really like flip board and pulse.

    It sounds dumb but I really like using Siri to send texts.



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    Re: New to iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    You don't need to close your apps. I maybe close mine once every other day. I am going without a case and I have already dropped mine about 6' onto the pavement while tailgating with no ill effects.

    What do you like to use your phones for? Will you play games, do business type stuff, etc? If you will be getting groceries w/ somebody I highly recommend GroceryIQ. Honestly my wife and I use it all the time. For news I really like flip board and pulse.

    It sounds dumb but I really like using Siri to send texts.
    Agree; you don't need to use a case unless you want to. I've dropped mine on hard surfaces more times than I can remember and while it's got a few dings and scratches, it still functions the same as the day I got it (almost 2.5 years ago). I think you really need to beat the hell out of the thing in order to mess it up.

    Plus, if you get one of the new iphones, I believe they've reverted to a metal or composite backing; it's not glass.



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    Re: New to iphone

    I'm new to smartphones and picked up an iphone. I keep my phone in my pocket and hate the otterbox. What do people like for a sleek case? The element looks nice.



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    Re: New to iphone

    I've got an Element case for my iPhone and I love it more than any other case I've seen. It does a great job of protecting the phone including the front. I highly recommend it.



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    Re: New to iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by deanslist View Post
    I'm new to smartphones and picked up an iphone. I keep my phone in my pocket and hate the otterbox. What do people like for a sleek case? The element looks nice.
    i hate otterbox too... i use the speck

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    soft inside, hard outside




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    Re: New to iphone

    For my last iPhone, I got an el-cheapo case off of eBay for $5. I used it for 2 years, dropped the phone frequently, and never had a problem. I used a screen protector for the first few months, got annoyed with it and ditched it, only got one small scratch on the screen the rest of the time.



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    Re: New to iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    You don't need to close your apps. I maybe close mine once every other day.

    Agree, guess I wasn't super clear. I don't close apps right away, but every couple days or when I get the alert saying "your phone is low on resources. close some apps"



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    Re: New to iphone

    I'll be getting my iPhone 5 next weekend. Liked my Droid, but with the iPad sharing so many apps with the iPhone it doesn't make sense to buy certain apps twice - once for iPad, once for Android.

    Didn't use a case on my Droid Incredible until I dropped it at the Detroit Airport and completely shattered the screen. Now I don't go without one.


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    Re: New to iphone

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Plus, if you get one of the new iphones, I believe they've reverted to a metal or composite backing; it's not glass.
    First, the whole reason why you needed a case for iPhone 4 was due to a reception issue - where the radio antenna in the iPhone 4 was located resulted in interference when you held the phone. Putting a case on the iPhone 4 created just enough of a buffer to eliminate that issue.

    And as far as the "glass" issue, last time I checked the screen is still made of glass - that's what shatters. A case on the phone prevents the screen from shattering.


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    Re: New to iphone

    I have anti-glare and smudge free screen protector which is really nice to have (dont really have to clean the screen). I personally do NOT like Otterbox (too big and bulky), so I bought thin protective case (you can find them on ebay for like 5 bucks) to prevent any scratches. Less scratches = more $$ when you are trying to sell it. iPhone keeps the value so high even after you use them for two years as long as you take care of them.

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    Re: New to iphone

    How is the screen without having a screen protector?

    Also I have looking for some smaller cases


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