For over six years now, Android users looking to move to the iPhone have had an Android app, made by Apple, to help them make the jump. Move to iOS transfers your contacts, SMS history, photos and videos, web bookmarks, email accounts, and calendar. It’s finicky at best, hence the low rating, but it’s your best free and easy chance to get your stuff off your old Android phone and onto your new iPhone.
Turnabout is fair play, as they say, because Google has finally released its own Switch to Android app on the App Store that serves the same purpose. It wirelessly transfers your photos, videos, contacts and calendar events to your new Android phone and walks you through other important steps, such as turning off iMessage so that your texts come through properly on your new device. Obviously, it needs some permissions to do this, and the process can take a while.
Frankly, we’re surprised it took this long. Moving from one major phone ecosystem to another can be tricky, and while these apps don’t handle everything you need to do, they can make the process a little smoother.
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