Second Hand iPhone - Switching from Android to iOs - What to Expect

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Getting to know your new Apple device

Whether you’re thinking of purchasing or have already acquired a second-hand iPhone, the chances are, that you may be new to Apple’s exclusive mobile operating system, known as iOs. Android is developed by Google, therefore it’s likely that much of the screen layout of your iPhone may appear unfamiliar to you. 

Rest assured, as a previous Android user, Apple’s iOs is a similar tool that performs many of the same functions as Android, but with a few noticeable additions. Read on, as we explore the main areas of what to expect while getting to know your new Apple device.

Re-Installation of Apps on your second hand iPhone

In short, your old Android Apps are not compatible on your iPhone, and vice-versa. Mobile Apps developed by Apple are exclusively available for iOs users, meaning you cannot transfer previously used Android apps to your iPhone device. However, many of the essential apps that you can’t live without are also available on iOs. 

You do not need to create new profiles but rather download your Apps from the built-in  App Store  and login to utilize, just as before. To find out more about using App Store, follow the advice provided in this  Apple Support link .

A New ecosystem buzzing around your second hand iPhone

Switching on your second hand iPhone for the first time, you’ll certainly notice that the background and Apps have changed quite a bit from your previous Android phone! The ecosystem of the iOs on your iPhone is a term that describes everything that goes on, on your phone. Music and movies now play through iTunes and not “Play Music”, take advantage of iCloud in addition to your Google drive folder, while Apple’s voice-controlled assistant  Siri s  trives to provide the answers to all your questions and problems. Luckily, you can still use many Google apps such as Maps, Gmail, and Youtube, just as easily as before, on your second hand iPhone.

Music and movies now play through iTunes and not “Play Music”, take advantage of iCloud in addition to your Google drive folder, while Apple’s voice-controlled assistant  Siri s  trives to provide the answers to all your questions and problems. Luckily, you can still use many Google apps such as Maps, Gmail, and Youtube, just as easily as before, on your second hand iPhone.

Look forward to better security on iOS

While both iOs and Android have their pro’s and con’s, one thing you can look forward to, on your second hand iPhone, is tighter security and less viruses/malware. Android is open source, meaning it is far more open to attack by hackers, Apple iOs, on the other hand, tightly controls its platform internally. The recent findings of a  mobile security report  by specialists  F-Secure , found that 97% of all viruses attacking smartphones were found in Android devices. In terms of protecting your personal information and online shopping transactions, iOS is, by far, the most secure mobile platform.

Where to purchase your quality Apple Device in South Africa

Considering the purchase of a new or second hand iPhone?  Mac Shack  offers a vast range of quality new, demo, and second hand iPhones, Macbooks, iPads and accessories. With  stores  in Johannesburg and Centurion, in addition to a comprehensive online store, there’s never been a better time to make the switch from Android to iOs. Shop online today and save big on Apple’s top selling products.


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