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Apple just fixed the issue that made it a nightmare to switch to Android

Apple just fixed the issue that made it a nightmare to switch to Android
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There are plenty of reasons why even diehard iPhone users might want to switch to Android. Maybe you're fed up with Apple's iCloud privacy leaks. Maybe you don't want to pay so much money for the Apple logo and brand. Or you could just be attracted to Android's unique features and wide variety of phone choices.

Whatever your reasons, one big reason to stick with iPhone was a bug that could stop you from receiving text messages on your new phone from other iPhone users. Apple's known about this problem for years, but it's only fixed it now.

Whether it's because of legal pressure, consumer outcry or a new-found conscience, Apple's finally (and very quietly) released a new tool that can de-register your phone number from iMessage. I'll explain: When you use an iPhone, all your text messages are automatically routed through iMessage, which is Apple's proprietary text message program.

Apple has never played nice with other platforms. Whether you have a Mac, an iPad, and iPhone or any other Apple gadget, it's designed not to communicate well with PCs, Androids, Linux systems and the rest of them. It's all thanks to proprietary software; that's software that only Apple uses. Apple wants to lock you into its ecosystem, and that means only using Apple devices. So as long as you use Apple gadgets, the system works great. But step out from under Apple's umbrella and take your chances.

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