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How to make the switch from iPhone to Android

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Switch from iPhone to Android in no time

Want to make the switch from iPhone to Android? There are any number of reasons why you might want to, and this post will explain how to move your iOS data over to your new Android.

Google makes it super easy to switch – all you have to do is backup your iPhone data with the app Google Drive. Google Drive will transfer texts and iMessages, photos and videos, music, contacts and calendars. It won’t cover app data, paid apps, and free apps not matched or available on the Google Play Store.

To get started just download Google Drive on your iPhone.

Five lesser-known iOS 11 features Apple isn’t talking about

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Five iOS 11 features you should know about

Anyone can talk about the hot new iOS 11 features. Perhaps you’ve heard of some by now: A new App Store, improved file browsing, a redesigned control center, Siri’s new voice and much more.

You yawn. “Who hasn’t heard of that,” you say. “Give me something the other guys aren’t talking about.”

Fair enough. Here are a few, less hyped, iOS 11 features that we think Ting customers will appreciate.

How to transfer your data and switch from Android to iPhone

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Ready to make a move? How to switch from Android to iPhone

If you’re curious about switching from Android to iPhone or are ready to make the switch, this post will explain how to move your Android data over to your new iOS.

The good news is, it’s pretty easy. Apple has an app called Move to iOS that will transfer content including your contacts, message history, photos and videos, email accounts, calendars and more.

The app can match the free apps you have on your Android, as long as they’re available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. In terms of apps you’ve purchased from Google Play, you’re out of luck. Matched paid apps will appear in your iTunes Wishlist.

To get started, just download Move to iOS from Google Play.

Clean up your iCloud storage and make the most of your free 5 GB

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Cleaning up your iCloud storage

iCloud storageMaybe you’ve started to get notifications on your iPhone or iPad that you’re approaching your iCloud storage limit and are running out of storage space.

With your Apple ID you get 5 free GB of iCloud storage across all your Apple devices. We’re going to show you how to make the most of that free space.

We’ll walk you through the basics of iCloud storage management, show you how to wrangle your photos, talk about keeping your backups under control and encourage you to make those hard decisions along the way. What kinds of hard decisions? Well, maybe your beloved Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic game is taking up a bit too much of that precious free storage. Just saying.

Ting Tip: Go from keyboard to trackpad with 3D Touch text selection

Turn your keyboard into a trackpad for precision 3D Touch text selection

Navigating and highlighting teeny tiny iPhone text can be, even at the best of times, a struggle. Struggle no more with this helpful 3D Touch feature for iPhone 6S and up: 3D Touch text selection.

The next time you’re word processing and need to navigate to or highlight a piece of text, follow this tip for a seamless text selection experience. 3D Touch text selection is handy for texting, messaging, sending emails as well as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Five productivity lifehacks to read about while procrastinating

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Lifehacks to increase productivity

Focus!

It can be hard to buckle down and focus, whether it’s on studying or some other task. You’re not alone in that. It’s hard for everybody. The people that have really figured out how to focus on the task at hand and avoid distraction are the ones that have taken a mindful approach to self-discipline. They segment their time into chunks of productivity. They don’t quickly flip over to Facebook or email for a quick microbreak. The breaks they take are to do something like take a walk or maybe run an errand. Nothing as stimulating as social media or video games.

A little ironic aside: I just did a quick web search for “deep work.” I read a couple of articles, learned about the “Neo 2” distraction-free word processor in the comments, decided to check it out on Amazon. Checked Ebay to see if I could get a better price. Started doing calculations of purchase price + shipping cost before finally deciding to sit on it for a while rather than make an impulse purchase. Then I remembered how I got there, felt guilty and flipped back to this text document.

Eliminating distractions is hard. Sometimes we can unplug and go for a walk or take a notebook to the library to do some “deep work” but often, we have to make do with the environment we’re in and the tools we have at hand.

That’s where productivity and time management lifehacks come in.