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Photo: Mr.Mikla (Shutterstock) Apple is good at what they do. They make products that are easy to set up and use, but, before you know it, you feel entirely trapped in their ecosystem. Now, for many of us, that’s not so bad; the ecosystem has a lot of perks, and life seems pretty good here. But for those of us looking for another tech opportunity, it can seem, well, impossible. You might want a Galaxy Z Flip, but your texts would all be—gasp— green . Even still, just do it. Go ahead, switch to Android. Listen, I get it—making the jump from iPhone to Android seems monumental. Apple is strategic, putting real-life obstacles in your way when swapping SIMs. Right off the bat, the second you connect your number to a non-Apple phone, you lose the ability to send and receive iMessage and FaceTime calls to those digits. If you have other Apple products, your friends can still use those methods to get in touch with you, but they have to be reaching out via your connected Apple ID email. That’s a pain in the ass, for multiple reasons. Chief among them, your non-iPhone Apple devices are likely not as connected as a smartphone is. Unless you have a cellular iPad, you’ll need to connect to wifi before receiving the latest iMessages in the group chat, or being around to answer a FaceTime call. Even if you kept your devices connected to your new phone’s hotspot, the setup is […]