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December 3, 2011 2:26 PM Subscribe
Help me not hate my iPhone.
posted by oflinkey to technology (25 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Help me not really, really fucking hate this phone.
I have read a few of the threads about switching from Droid to iPhone 4S, and while somewhat helpful, I have already made the jump. I did so because the battery life on Droids is abysmal. It really is. I had an original Droid, family members had different variations of Incredibles and X's , X2, etc., and I had a Razr for 5 days. All versions had crap for power, especially the Razr, and I wanted so much to like that phone.
I made the switch despite loving the Android OS, and knowing the iPhone is not generally customizable in the same ways. I have certainly used friends' phones and played with the ones in the Apple store, and I have and iPad. I figured, hey, I like that, so maybe I will like the phone. Maybe I should have thought that through a bit more.
I am not inclined to jailbreak the phone just yet, as if it weren't for bad luck, I would have no luck at all. I can easily see a bricking in the future. But it is not out of my head entirely. Anyhow, I would like help with the following few things, realizing that for some or most of them, I am more than likely SOL:
*I currently use Mapquest to replace my beloved Google Navigator. What app, paid or free, is closest to this? I realize none will replace it. I hate that I put in a request and it gives me results across the country.
*If I text my sister using the Message app and put the phone down, still in-app, I do not get a notification sound when she replies. And here I thought phones were supposed to tell me when someone was trying to contact me. So, is there another option which will tell me, whether or not I am in the app, when someone has texted me?
*Same for mail.
*With Droid, WeatherBug found me via GPS and told me the weather where I was. iPhone WeatherBug wants me to input locations. Is this it? Done?
*Am I somehow missing some way to get the temperature displayed on my lock screen? (see above)
*I really do not need to know the stocks. I would like this to go away.
Some of this might fall under a "Tasker" heading, where I would normally be tweaking my phone to do certain things. I know a "Tasker'" app is not currently possible on the unbroken iPhone (so no notifications at certain times of the day/in certain locations) and some of the things I miss are things the iPhone does not even have (a customizable front-facing notification LED).
I really did think the iPhone was going to be better, and after having the Razr for a few days and seeing that the battery life is not improved over previous phones, I have to stick with it. Please help me out with any advice, and anything else you think is going to make the phone work is the smooth manner everyone always seems to talk about . I thank you in advance.