Moving From iOS to Android and Vice Versa

Posted by Kirhat | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | | 0 comments »

iPhone to Android Device
Change was supposed to be good ... sometimes. As the cliché goes, it is the only thing that is constant in this world. However, one of the hardest thing to change nowadays is the kind of smartphone to use.

It is not about an old iPhone changing to a new iPhone, but a change from an old iPhone to a new Android device and vice versa.

It’s almost as if Apple and Google don’t want their users to leave their respective device ecosystems. And many consumers just stick with their current operating system, because they either don't know how to change or are worried they'll lose out on features.

But there is a way to jump between these two types of smartphones.

Moving from Android to iPhone
First, the use will need to download Apple’s Move to iOS app through the Google Play Store. The app, which is made by Apple, will copy all messages, photos and contacts from the Android device to the new iPhone.

To get started, turn on the new iPhone and run through the setup process for the iPhone until it gets to the Apps & Data screen.

From there, select, "Move Data from Android." The iPhone will then prompt the user to download the Move to iOS app, which they have already done. Tap "Continue," and the users should receive a series of numbers.

Now, there is a need to open the Move to iOS app on Android phone. A screen will appear that says Find your Code. Tap "Next" in the top right corner of the screen.

The user will now be asked to enter either the six-digit or 10-digit series of numbers displayed on iPhone. The Android phone will then automatically connect to the new iPhone.

From there users will have to choose if they want to carry over their Google Account, Messages, Contacts, Calendar and Camera Roll. Tap "Next" and everything is all set.

Moving from iPhone to Android – Part I
First, there is a need to download the Google Drive app on the iPhone. Next go to the app’s options page and select "Settings".

Tap "Backup" and then "Start Backup." All contacts, calendar and photos and videos will then be uploaded to the new Google Drive account.

Next, users have to take their fancy new Android device, and run through the setup process until they get to the page asking if they would like to "Copy your data" or "Start up as new." Select "Start up as new."

They will then have to enter their Gmail address and password to log into their Google account. After that, they can continue the setup and their phone will automatically pull the information they have backed up from the cloud down to their phone.

They won’t, however, be able to carry over their apps. Instead, users will only get their photos, contacts and calendar information.

Moving from iPhone to Android – Part II
If they want to get nearly everything off of from their old phone, user will need to select "Copy your data" back on the original Welcome setup screen. they will also need to have the appropriate cables and adapters available.

For instance, if they are copying their data from an iPhone to a Pixel, they will need their iPhone’s Lightning cable and a USB to USB C adapter to plug the cable into connect the phones.

Their Android phone will then tell them to check their iPhone and tap "Trust" in the dialogue box asking if they should trust the device they have just connected.

After that, users will need to enter their Gmail address and password. Their Android device will then connect to their iPhone and find Android apps that match all of the iPhone apps they have downloaded.

Not everything will carry over, though. Photos stored in iCloud, for example, won’t transfer, but photos stored on the iPhone will.

Users will need to tap "Copy" let the Android phone copy their data, finish up the setup and everything is done.


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