If you are convinced to leave your iPhone, it’s a major move. Although there are a lot of surface-level differences, Android and iOS have a lot in common. By following the right steps you can switch from an iPhone to an Android device without losing anything important.
Here is an easy guide that you can follow, and you’ll be merrily settled in your new high-tech device in almost no time.
iOS-to-Android switching tools
Some Android devices, like Samsung’s Galaxy phones, come with their all-in-one iPhone-to-Android switching systems. These systems have special software and possibly even physical cables for moving data from your iPhone to your new Android device in one go. If your Android phone offers such a service, it’s a smart place to start.
It is known that these all-in-one methods aren’t available on every phone. So here are some other ways that can help you transfer the data without having a migraine.
Calendar, contacts, and photos
This might be the simplest of them all to do. To migrate these from iOS to Android, all you have to do is:
- Install the Google Drive app on your iPhone and sign in to it using your primary Google account. (If you don’t yet have a Google account, the app will allow you to create one.)
- Now open the Drive app’s menu, select “Settings” and then “Backup.” on your iPhone.
- It lets you tap on some or all of the available areas, depending on whatever you want.
- In order to move them all at once, you just have to tap the blue “Start Backup”. This makes the app deal with everything at once.
This can take a while because of the fair amount of data so it is recommended that you do it when your phone can be plugged in, connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network, and not immediately needed for anything else.
When all is done, you have to sign in to your new Android phone with that same Google account. There you can find your calendar data in the Google Calendar app, your contacts data in the Google Contacts app, and all of your photos and videos in the Google Photos app.
There is a piece of bad news. If you’ve installed any apps on your iPhone repair you won’t be able to automatically transfer them over to Android. Moreover, if you have paid for apps you might have to purchase them again. But there comes good news with the bad one. Most major productivity apps are readily available on both Android and iPhone.
Go to Google’s Play Store and take a few minutes, log into it either through your Android phone or via a web browser on any computer, you can search for the apps you want. If you install an app onto your phone and it asks you to sign in when you first open it, make sure to use the same username or email address you used on your iPhone so that any data tied to your account will carry over.
Changing the phone is never an easy task. If you are ready to bring all of your emails over to your shiny new smartphone then you just have to follow these ridiculously simple steps depending on the type of setup you have.
If you have a google account, this transformation is really simple and takes no time at all. You just have to log out of all the accounts that are logged in your Gmail and log into them from your new Android phone.
There are other setups as well but the most commonly used is Gmail.
It is a known fact that Apple’s iMessage system doesn’t get along with non-Apple platforms. But one can never always try to do the impossible. By following steps, you can almost achieve what you want.
- First, you have to go into Settings on your iPhone.
- Then you have to tap “Messages,” and then toggle “iMessage” off.
- While you’re in Settings, you should look for the “FaceTime” option and toggle it off, as there is no facetime on Android.
- Now you have to open Apple’s “Deregister iMessage” web page and scroll down to “No longer have your iPhone?”
- After putting in your phone number, click the link to send a confirmation code, and then type the confirmation code you have received.
- All of the steps are critical; and if you don’t complete them, Apple will likely intercept at least some text messages, and you’ll never even know you had them
All of the above are some simple steps for swapping some of the important things you might need in your Android. Just follow them and use your new phone hassle-free.