Try Out These Steps Before you Move From iPhone to Android
If your iPhone’s been troubling you a lot lately or you simply want to try out the latest Android-based smartphone, you would find our post very handy. This is because, before you start using the new handset you would want to move all your iPhone’s contents to your Android set. And going by the complexities that you may face while you are exporting the contents, you’d just be glad you found the steps right here.
So, let’s begin…
Before you start applying the steps to export the contents, get an understanding of all the apps and accessories that you’d still be able to use on your new device. While many of them have to be left behind (you’ll find plenty of similar stuff on the Android platform, don’t you worry), there are some that can go with you. This includes your contacts, your bookmarks, photos and videos, calendar, etc.
There’s no direct way you can sync both the platforms to transfer your contacts; certainly, there’s a workaround. On your iPhone:
- Access Settings and tap on Contacts
- Log on to the iCloud website using another iPhone or a computer
- Tap on the Gear icon and choose the Select All option and then Export vCard
- Now, log into your Gmail account and tap on Contacts
- Tap on the Import option
There are a number of third-party apps also available that allow you to use their services to transfer your contacts. The legitimacy and efficiency of such apps however can’t be guaranteed.
If you are using Gmail on your iPhone, you will have no additional task to do now. As soon as you will log into your Google account from your Android device, the mails will show up there. Also, if you’ve been using some other IMAP account like iCloud Mail, you can simply add that account on your new device without hassles.
Like in the case above, if you are using Chrome on your iPhone, you will not have to separately transfer the bookmarks; as and when you will access the browser on your new device, it will automatically sync and get your bookmarks here too. However, if you were using Mobile Safari on your iPhone, you will have to make use of iCloud once again to fetch your bookmarks. To do so, log into your iCloud account and look through the Sync options. If the browser was set to sync the iCloud settings on your iPhone, you should be able to find all the bookmarks there. Using Chrome on your PC, get it to sync to the browser and you should be able to view your bookmarks soon.
There are two ways to go about this one. First, you can make use of the Google Photos app to transfer all your images and videos that are saved locally on your iPhone. The second way to do it will be to connect your iPhone to a PC via USB and take a dump of the contents you wish to transfer and using the USB once again, re-dump the contents on your new device. If you wish to go ahead with the former, here’s what you need to do:
- Log into the Google Photos app using your Google login
- Tap on the Settings option and tap on the Backup and Sync option
- Backup images and videos (free images up to 16MP and videos up to 1080p)
This will save all the contents online and thereafter you can login to the same account from your Android device and get them all downloaded from the cloud.
Now that you’re aware of the steps to get everything you need on your new device, you are all ready to make the big switch. Don’t forget to share with us how these steps helped you…