Google is known for offering easy setups, may it be their apps or operating system. The first versions might not have easy setup, but the recent Android flavours sure made it convenient to switch between smartphones.
While most of us know that switching between Android devices is quite an easy task these days, not as hectic as it was earlier. But users who are switching from iPhone to Android tend to get irritated as it isn’t an easy procedure. Fortunately, Google knows that and has taken some measures to make it an easy switch from an iPhone.
After implementing the transfer of data from old Android device in Lollipop, Nougat 7.0 OS, would have the ability to restore data from an iOS device. It means regardless of which device you’re switching from, if it’s Android or even iOS device, switching on an Android 7.0 Nougat enabled device would be a piece of cake.
You ask how to do that? Well, it’s easy. When you’re setting up Android 7.0, Nougat enabled the device for the first time. You will be asked to Bring your data from either Another Android device, Your Google Account and An iPhone or iPad device. So, if you’re coming from an iOS device. You need to tap on the third option in the list, i.e. An iPhone or iPad device.
Once selected users would be prompted to head over to a URL www.android.com/switch. It will then ask users to transfer contacts, photos, music, email and final favourite apps. It is achieved by creating a Google account if you don’t already have it. All of these data is uploaded to new Google account.
If you are also looking to get contacts from your iOS device, then it’s a 5-step process that involves exporting information from your iCloud contacts into a vCard file. That can be later import into Gmail. While for photos and music, the data needs to be uploaded via Google Photos and Google Play Music Manager app.
It looks like Android.com/Switch website went live quietly as the company didn’t announce it via a blog post as they generally tend to. Nonetheless, adding iOS option in Android’s device setup is a significant addition that many have been waiting for. Most users are too lazy to switch manually or find a third-party app to switch from iOS to an Android device.