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OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 10:30 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Dave [MO]) Sep 30, 2022 10:40 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Steve [MA]) Sep 30, 2022 10:45 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 11:04 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by S i d [MO]) Sep 30, 2022 11:11 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 30, 2022 11:27 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 11:33 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Jason [VA]) Sep 30, 2022 11:44 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by hubba hubba [CA]) Sep 30, 2022 12:02 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by hubba hubba [CA]) Sep 30, 2022 12:04 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 1:01 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 3:29 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 30, 2022 3:49 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by WMH [NC]) Sep 30, 2022 4:02 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Sep 30, 2022 8:06 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 30, 2022 8:22 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by PG [SC]) Oct 1, 2022 10:09 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Oct 1, 2022 10:22 AM
       OT: my first smartphone (by MC [PA]) Oct 1, 2022 12:33 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Wilma [PA]) Oct 1, 2022 2:29 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by MC [PA]) Oct 2, 2022 5:12 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by plenty [MO]) Oct 2, 2022 5:35 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 2, 2022 6:07 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by dino [CA]) Oct 2, 2022 8:40 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by Dee Ann [WI]) Oct 2, 2022 11:24 PM
       OT: my first smartphone (by plenty [MO]) Oct 3, 2022 3:03 PM

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OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:30 AM
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Last night I decided to (finally) get into the 21 century and I bought my first smartphone. An Apple 12 -5G,... whatever that means.

This Apple phone did not come with any written instructions on how to use it. What do I do now? All of my contacts on the now deactivated flip phone will need to entered manually into this smartphone. I am not looking forward to this but I have to start somewhere.

My only option is this: The female tenant who likes to give me hugs has offered to tutor me inside her house today. She has an Apple 12 too. Hey, it is what it is. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:40 AM
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Go to apple. --174.197.xx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 10:45 AM
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As Dave said go to the local Apple store & take a class on using it. They should also be able to transfer your old contacts to the new phone. --71.184.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:04 AM
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Ok,...I will visit the Apple online store today. I now have more options. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:11 AM
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There are tons of videos on YouTube and all you have to do is type "How do I do (insert thing) on an iPhone". You will find step by step tutorials.

Probably the most important thing for now is making sure all of your Contacts got ported over from your old phone. Hopefully whoever sold you the phone did that, but if not you can go to the Apple Store and ask for help. Being able to make and receive phone calls and text messages is probably your first most critical step.

The smart phone's advantage over the traditional flip phone are the apps (applications) that allow you to take video, pictures, notes, use maps to navigate, store data, etc. They also have nice features like flashlights, calendars, alarms, timers, amortization schedules, calculators, etc. It basically replaces every small and/or handheld electronic device except for specialized tools that individually cost hundreds of dollars.

Just the other day my wife was telling me that my daughter's alarm clock doesn't work any more so we'd need to go buy her a new one. I reminded her she's got a phone now that has a free alarm app on it. Done and saved $15. --184.4.xx.xx




OT: my first smartphone (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:27 AM
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I just had to update to a new flip phone (emergency use only in the car). It came with NO instruction book. I looked up the model on the net and voila! An 87 page manual that told me everything I needed. Most electronics lately seem to be without manuals. TV also had to look up and print off the instructions. Weird. Are we saving the world by saving paper info booklets? --68.105.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:33 AM
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Sid,

The millennial /Gen X salesperson who sold me this phone knew less about the phone than I did. She had an Android. She told me she could not port my existing contacts from the Verizon/Kyocera flip phone to the Apple phone and that I would have to do this manually. I have around 50 contacts which includes friends, family and all of the tenants. Got all of my rotten eggs in one basket here,...LOL. I still have my 20+ year old landline which which will keep me connected to the world in case I drop the Apple in the toilet today. I need to get a good case for the this phone,..it slides out of my hand so easily.

I have an appointment with my female Apple 12 phone tutor in about an hour. Will report back later. If she teaches me what I need to know now, I may have to give her a hug,...LOL. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 11:44 AM
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This is where Google voice shines. All of your contacts are stored in the cloud. But if you let your tenant help you, a gift would be appropriate. Bring a bottle of wine and report back with us tomorrow. --172.58.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by hubba hubba [CA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 12:02 PM
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Google:"import contacts from flip phone to iphone"

It's easy. Apple store, easier.

--157.131.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by hubba hubba [CA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 12:04 PM
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Be sure to take the old phone with you. --157.131.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 1:01 PM
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Roy,

Start with a rubber cover from WalMart. Those phones are too slippery for my fingers.

I use an iPhone 12.

You will LOVE the wide angle camera.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 3:29 PM
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Ok Brad20K

My tenant & my tutor now had an extra cover and a clear screen protector that attaches to the front. I need a pouch that will attach to my belt. I will spend the afternoon entering names/phone numbers into this i-phone. Hopefully by Monday I will stop reaching for my flip phone and start using this Apple phone. My fingers are too big for the keyboard keys. Can I attach a mouse to this thing? --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 3:49 PM
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Apple in most larger urban areas will have a store along with get help about Apple products. Apple phone have Siri where can use voice for a lot of different functions. Also Apple has a help line. Most Apple phones will have area with instructions section in the Iphone where many electronic products no longer have a printed manual. With a Apple laptop computer can use Apple laptop for texting where find it is lot easier then using Iphone. Also can buy a special pen to use for cell phones, ipads and other electronic devices. The special pen usually is a few dollars. --68.69.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 4:02 PM
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I rarely use keyboard keys - I use Talk to Text almost exclusively. --50.82.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 8:06 PM
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I am getting better at it which means I have stopped cursing it. By Monday, I should be able to shoot rental house videos like Brad20K does. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 8:22 PM
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So, the hugs worked. --73.113.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 10:09 AM
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On the pouch get one with a clip and BELT LOOPS. I have a REIKO pouch - works great.

I find the Apple phones to be easier to use than the androids. You made a good choice with the 12 - wife has a 12 - I have a new SE

We call this a phone - actually it is a powerful computer with person to person communications capability.

In a year or two you will wonder how you got along with out it.

And any time you can't figure out how to do something on the phone - just Google for the answer. --72.173.xx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 10:22 AM
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I have ordered a stylus pen that I can poke the keys with. That should make things easier for me. I tried holding the phone with 2 hands and using my thumbs to navigate but that just did not work. As electronic devices get smaller and smaller, it puts a test to my patience as to whether I want to use product or not. --71.207.xxx.x




OT: my first smartphone (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 12:33 PM
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Everyone figures out how to tap. The stylus was not for me. --73.230.xxx.xx




OT: my first smartphone (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 2:29 PM
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Hey Roy(AL) - I was late to the Smartphone party, too. Although I have an Android, here are a couple of tips:

- Get a case that is rubber/silicone, AND has a little easel that pops out in the back. This makes you able to put the phone on a flat surface in order to more easily type or use the stylus.

- Learn how to auto-rotate the phone to horizontal. That usually makes the keyboard keys bigger, hence it is easier to type.

- If the above doesn't work, then check Settings to see if you can make the keyboard bigger.

Enjoy! --98.115.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 5:12 PM
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I tap with one thumb-not both. I hold the phone in the other hand. --73.230.xxx.xx




OT: my first smartphone (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 5:35 PM
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Can you swipe across the keyboard instead of tapping. And make sure your phone has a protective glass cover over the screen. Saved my phone from many fumbles! Enjoy. --172.56.xx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 6:07 PM
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Roy,

I think I saw pigs flying! :)

On my 12 I put a tiny tiny sticker up near the camera, be careful you don't cover up the camera, so I know which way is up on the black black screen.

Turn off auto correct!!

Get a pen with a squishy rubber tip to use as a stylus and you'll have a pin at the same time.

I never use my thumbs. I type with the "corner" of my index finger.

For super cool videos where people think you flew a drone through the house go to Amazon and buy a gimbal for smart phones. Mine was $99.

Stay super patient, always remembering these things were designed by a 23 year old with slender, soft fingers and perfect vision.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




OT: my first smartphone (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 8:40 PM
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All I did was add a google gmail account to my android phone and it backs up all of my contacts.

I am about to switch to apple iphone real soon and I expect it will be easy to transfer contacts just by adding that same google gmail account to iphone.

We'll soon find out.

--104.175.xx.xx




OT: my first smartphone (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2022 11:24 PM
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Roy: If you bring a present of wine to your tutorial sessions, be careful NOT to drink it with her. We don't want too many hugs going around between you two ;) --75.11.xx.xx




OT: my first smartphone (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 3, 2022 3:03 PM
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Oh I'm sorry to share this tip so late to the party. But when entering a restroom, swimming pool, etc. Make sure your phone is in your hand and leave on the counter away from the toliet. Fumbles can happen, accidents can happen. Never, never in back pocket when approaching toliet! Water is devastating news. --172.56.xx.xxx



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