For over six years now, Android customers that need to change to iPhone have had an Android app, created by Apple, to assist them make the bounce. Move to iOS will switch your contacts, SMS historical past, images and movies, net bookmarks, electronic mail accounts, and calendar. It’s finicky at finest, and therefore the low ranking, but it surely’s your finest free-and-easy shot at getting your stuff off your outdated Android cellphone and onto your new iPhone.
Turnabout is truthful play, as they are saying, as a result of Google has lastly launched its personal Switch to Android app on the App Retailer that serves the identical goal. It wirelessly transfers your images, movies, contacts, and calendar occasions to your new Android cellphone, and walks you thru different necessary steps like turning off iMessage so your texts come by in your new gadget correctly. Naturally, it wants plenty of permissions so as to do that, and the method can take some time.
Google’s new app—which doesn’t look like accessible in search but—is pretty easy. The method begins by asking for a QR code, which is able to presumably seem on the Android cellphone throughout setup. We tried resetting a Pixel cellphone however couldn’t get the code to seem, so we’re not completely positive what it does. However it’s most likely much like the way in which Apple hyperlinks outdated and new iPhones throughout setup for faster gadget entry. A screenshot within the App Retailer itemizing exhibits toggles for Contacts, Calendar occasions, Photographs, and Movies, all of that are pretty primary and one thing many iPhone individuals most likely already sync through Google Photographs and Google Calendar.
Skipping the QR step brings you to a Messages window, which merely reminds you to show off iMessage so that you’ll make sure you get your whole texts in your new gadget. You then’ll begin the copy course of, starting with iCloud. Google prompts you to request to switch a replica of your knowledge from Apple, which brings you to Apple’s Information and Privateness administration web page. You’ll additionally want to do that manually. And that’s it. The whole lot else—apps, messages, widgets, customizations—clearly received’t comply with you to your new cellphone so that you’re by yourself there.
However it’s nonetheless a easy and easy option to change between platforms. Actually, we’re stunned it has taken this lengthy. Shifting from one main cellphone ecosystem to the opposite is usually a actual ache, and whereas these apps don’t deal with every thing you have to do, they will make the method a bit smoother.