Although they could be tempted, many users are scared to take the radical step of altering their mobile phone and operating system… what about the photos, the music collection, as well as the contacts? The process of moving from iOS into Android or vice versa and migrating all of the data can be cumbersome, but not impossible. So there is no reason to stay”stuck” in the community of Apple products or Google: here we tell you how to make the jump without grief in the attempt.
Use a Migration App
If you do not want to do the process of transferring your information step by step, you may use the services of a migration app, such as the free Copy My Info or AT&T Mobile Transfer, even though the available applications vary from one country to another. This sort of program transfers your calendars, contacts, photos, and videos through a Wi-Fi link, so you don’t need to connect your telephone to a computer.
You just have to download the app on both telephones; Android and iPhone and follow the instructions.
During the setup process, when you add the email accounts you want to your iPhone or iPad, you can also choose to include the data related to each email account, make sure it contacts, calendars or notes.
On the other hand, if you keep your contacts and calendars in an account of a social networking such as Facebook, Twitter or Weibo, you can use the programs of those same networks to move them to your new iPhone.
To do this you need to log in from your cell phone in the particular app you want and trigger in the calendar and contacts settings. According to statistics from July 2015, Apple sold 47.5 million of the iPhone in the quarter that ended in June, 35% over last year. However, iPad demand continued to decrease, 18 percent less than the prior year. Moreover, if you create an account in iCloud, together with your Apple ID, you can even import the contacts that you have listed in the vcard document and keep them stored in the cloud.
Click on the icon on the bottom left that looks like a small wheel and mark”Import vCard” in the menu.
When you turn on your new iPhone, the setup wizard can allow you to activate iCloud on your cell phone. If you skipped that step in the configuration process you may activate it manually by going to Settings or Settings> iCloud. With iCloud, you can also access from your iPhone any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document that you have stored in the cloud.
In order not to eliminate the photographs and videos of your own Android phone you will have to transfer them to your new iPhone or iPad with an app or a computer with iTunes. You will find various data transfer apps in the Apple App Store and at the Google Play shop based upon your country.
In addition to the general data migration applications mentioned earlier, there are also other specific ones for photos, such as PhotoSync. Alternatively, you can move your images to iTunes using a Mac or PC computer. For this, you’ll have to first pass your images from your Android phone to your computer and then synchronize them with iTunes.