How to Switch from iPhone to Android ? A Switcher’s Guide

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For a long time, “iPhone” was equal to “smartphone”, but that tag has been broken up into darkness by the advent and come up of the innovative Android system and smartphones. Often introducing the new iPhone, Apple is aiming to build new paths and offering different new display sizes to the table, trying to entice the Android users over to the iOS side. However, there are several reasons to stick with Android, and also, for iPhone users to turn to the Android community

So you have finally made your mind that maybe there are rose-colored glasses, and you are on the verge of ditching your iPhone for the promised land of Android.

In this guide, we’re going to assist you deal with any trolls you may possibly encounter, without a scratch. Switching from iPhone to Android may come across some obstacles, especially when you are intensely spend in Apple’s ecosystem, but they are a long way from impossible.

Now, let’s have a look on how to switch from iPhone to Android by transferring contacts, shifting photos, music and videos.

Transferring contacts

The most provoking aspects of switching phones are making sure that all the contacts are successfully transferred to the new device. Few years back, this meant typing in countless phone numbers and names manually. But now the things are changed, and obviously for better reasons.

If you have been an iPhone user for a time, chances are your contacts are synced to iCloud. This makes easier to log into different iOS devices, making address book easily & quickly available. But what about switching to Android? No worries, iCloud also makes it easier to hack into Google’s ecosystem.

If iCloud is enabled on your iPhone, backing up all the contacts is very easy. Turn on Contacts in Settings > iCloud. Now from your computer log into the iCloud website. At the bottom left, there is a gear icon, tap it and click on Select All > Export vCard. Now time to log into Gmail, click Contacts, or simply turn to Google Contacts in your browser and click on Import.

There are also several Contact Backup apps available that can be used to transfer the contacts quickly.

Moving your favorite music

If you want to get all your music from iTunes account onto your Android, there are some potential ways to turn. The easiest way is to sync your iPhone with the iTune library, then downloading Google Play Music Manager. Choose the iTunes option to store all your music. Maybe best of all that can be done is to carry on using iTunes and sync all the new buys to your Google Music account automatically.

Moving your photos and videos

There are a number of ways to get your important files from iPhone to your Android. Initially, plug iPhone onto Windows Laptop or desktop using a USB. Select Import pictures and videos to transfer. As simple as that!

A new photo and video manager app have been launched by Google available on both Android and iOS. All that’s needed is to download the Google photos app from the App store, log in with the Google account and turn on Backup & sync. As soon as the photos get sync fully it can be viewed on the Android device using the same Google account.

Switching from Apple to Google services

Time to Forget about iCloud and Safari, happily, you can get all the same functionality, and even much more, via Google. Using your Google account, you can access all your appointments, contacts, bookmarks, and files on any Android device.

Chrome Browser - Google Play

Opening tabs between Android phones and computer, syncing bookmarks.

Google Calendar - Google Play

Managing schedules.

Google Contacts - Google Play

Sharing and backing up contacts.

Google Docs - Google Play

Editing and sharing documents.

Google Drive - Google Play

Backing up files.

Google Keep - Google Play

Keeping lists and notes.

Google Music - Google Play

Streaming and storing your music via the cloud.

Google Photos - Google Play

Sharing & backing up photos and videos.

Hangouts - Google Play

Chatting and sharing files.

Hopefully, this guide will assist you in surviving the transition to Android. And yeah, Welcome to Android !

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