I recall that a few years ago when I got my first iPhone that I called my son with the good news. His response was some silence, a sigh and a slight groan. I could just imagine the thoughts racing through his head. First it was the VCR player, then the DVD player and now she’s got an iPhone. God help us! Another device I’ll have to contend with that my technologically challenged mother now has.
I actually was quite proud of myself. I managed to figure out quite a bit on my own. Of course I was recuperating from surgery at the time with nothing better to do. And I must admit that when I switched to an Android about three weeks ago, I still had not mastered everything on my iPhone.
So I now have this new phone and it is an Android, very different from the Apple product.
Once again I am proud of myself from all I have figured out so far, although I have a long way to go. Turning it on and off was easy. Answering the phone? Oops! Swipe it! Entering all the contacts? Don’t forget those +1 and +52 before the phone numbers. And they all had to be added individually. Email was easy to add. And it could be synced with the phone numbers. What’s App?What do you mean all my previous messages and contacts were erased? Grrrrr.
And then there are all those apps to add. And now we have a Play Store where we find them all. Camera and gallery are fun. I know how to forward them in Whats App and Email. But then we have Messenger, where my friends are forwarding Christmas greetings to pass on and I keep sending them blank pictures. Oh well, all in good time.
Those nasty notifications! Annoying sounds that are determined not to be silenced! And I need to figure out a way to tell the emails from the messages. Right now they all sound alike. And I’m receiving notifications in Spanish as well as English.
I haven’t tried setting an alarm yet. I think I’ll keep using my old iPhone as an alarm clock. But I did figure out the timer!
I could go on and on about the calendar, weather settings and more, but I think you get the gist of it. I think I’ll end this post and play with my phone instead.