How to switch from iPhone to Android
Are you going to trade your iPhone for an Android? Good idea! Now, pay attention. Passing data from one operating system to another is very easy if you follow these steps.
We explain how to transfer your data from an iPhone to an Android terminal without losing any of the files you had stored on your Apple phone.
Follow our tutorial to move contacts, photos and videos from one device to another.
Although the transition from one operating system to another is something that doesn’t happen very often, sometimes it does. Yes, friends, change is possible…
One Google Account for Everything
Obviously you can use your smartphone without having a Google account, but one of the main features of having one is downloading applications from the Google Play Store, so it is highly recommended to create one.
In addition to allowing you to download games and services of any kind, your Google Account will be used to synchronize all your contacts, emails, photos, apps, and everything in the cloud, so you can have them available from any other device.
As soon as you start your new Android terminal your smartphone will ask you for an account, but if you can’t do it from here Settings > Account > Google.
How to move your contacts from iPhone to Android
If you’ve previously synced iPhone contacts with Google, this process will be a snap. When you enter your Gmail account on your new Android phone, all your contacts should appear on the phone.
To find out if this is enabled on your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Default Account. If the selected Google Account appears, you don’t have to manually swipe your contacts.
If this is not your case, you can use iCloud to export your contacts and then import them into your Google Account as follows:
- Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > iCloud and activate ‘Contacts’ so that contacts saved on your phone upload to Apple’s cloud server.
Go to iCloud.com and enter your Apple ID.
Go to ‘Contacts’ and click on the nut icon at the bottom left and choose ‘All’
4. Export them with vCard and download the file . vcf.
5. Go to google.com/contacts, choose ‘More’ and then ‘Import’ to upload the file you have created in iCloud.
The next time you enter that account into an Android terminal your contacts will automatically appear without you having to manually upload them.
How to move your photos from iPhone to Android
Instead of passing your photos to your computer and from your computer to your phone manually, simply download the Google Photos application to use the cloud as a transfer method.
- Go to the App Store and download Google Photos.
- When you install the application, you will see that you will be able to make a backup copy. Choose this option, as there is no limit to the number of photos and videos you can save.
- Most Android phones come with Google Photos installed by default, but if you don’t have it, just download the app from the Play Store.
- As soon as you install the application and enter it, you will see your photos.
You just have to have a little patience, because it’ll probably take a while. We normally store thousands of photos on our smartphones.
I recommend that you do not close the Google Photos application on the iPhone before the backup is complete, this will stop the loading of your memories due to a limitation of the iOS background processes.
If Google Photos or your new Android doesn’t have enough memory, you can always download the snapshots from the iPhone with iTunes to your PC and then copy them to a memory card, as long as the Android device has the slot to insert the microSD.
How to move the library from iTunes to Android
We all know that iTunes becomes indispensable for iOS users, it’s almost a drug. How can you think about living without iTunes? What will happen to all your music? Don’t panic, stay calm and follow these simple steps to transfer your entire music library quickly and securely.
- Make sure your iPhone or iPad is fully synced with iTunes on your computer. So all your music is safe on your PC or Mac.
- Connect your new Android to your PC (or Mac)…
- Select the music you want to transfer to your smartphone from iTunes.
- Simply drag songs selected by iTunes into your phone’s memory in the folder of your choice.
Apple Music is also available on Android. However, if you want to disassociate yourself completely from the Apple ecosystem, there are many alternatives such as Spotify and YouTube Music.