Complete guide on how to switch from Android to iPhone

Complete guide on how to switch from Android to iPhone

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We cannot deny it: Apple's world is really fascinating and very tempting. Surely that is the main reason why many people each day join this family of the bitten apple, especially if it is their phones. However, the change can be a bit traumatic if you don't know how to switch from Android to iPhone. But calm, that's what we're here for.

If you are used to the Google ecosystem and its team of manufacturers, the transition may present some difficulties, but we will guide you step by step.You will learn how to transfer your contacts, move your precious music, videos and photos, and find equivalent services on iOS to replace what you are leaving behind. We will also help you take the first steps with some tips and we will show you how to take advantage of what your new iPhone has to offer.


how to change from android to iphone toWhile you are preparing to leave Android, it is worth considering what you cannot take with you. It is clear that the case of your phone will not be compatible with your new iPhone, and the charger will not be either, but there is the possibility that any other Android accessory that you have bought is. If those accessories depend on Bluetooth to connect, then they will work well with the iPhone, since most have compatibility with Apple products as standard. Even traditional headphones will work with the latest iPhones, although you will have to buy a 3.5mm Lightning adapter.Obviously, you cannot take your Android applications with you, but there are many excellent options on iOS, so you can replace the vast majority. You can say goodbye to the personalization of the home screen, you really won't find it on iOS. Last but not least, there is the question of what to do with your previous phone. Your best option could be to erase everything by doing a factory reset and sell it, because you will need some money for that new iPhone that you love so much.


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First of all we have to mention Apple's Move to iOS application, which is available for free in the Google Play Store and is capable of transferring contacts, message history, photos, videos, web bookmarks, email accounts and calendars to your new iPhone We suggest you ignore the negative reviews, because it is a product of the rivalry between Android and iOS users instead of a reflection of how well the application works. You just have to download and install it on your old Android phone, and follow the instructions to copy the content you want to transfer.If you prefer not to use the Apple application, or for any reason it does not work for you, do not worry as we have many alternative methods below.


Naturally, you want to take your contacts with you, and there are several ways to do it. Start with this guide on how to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android, and find that it is easy to handle the process using Gmail and iTunes. We warn you that the video is in English, but the steps are easy to follow.


When we explain how to switch from iPhone to Android, we analyze all the Google services that you might consider using to replace Apple's offers, but doing the opposite is much easier because the Google services you have been using on Android are also available on iOS . You can find a complete list on this iTunes page.Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube Music (formerly Google Play Music), Google Drive and even Google Assistant, among other things, can be enjoyed on iOS. They may work a little differently from their Android counterparts, but if you are used to using any of them, their presence on iOS will certainly help you feel at home.

Of course, there are still many alternatives that are set as the default options on your new iPhone. We mention the most basic of the world of Apple, with a brief description.iTunes: Good for buying and organizing your music, movies, TV shows, applications, audiobooks and more.Safari web browser: You can sync bookmarks on all your Apple devices.iCloud: You can make a backup copy of your files, contacts, calendars and photos.Maps: Self Explanatory For step-by-step instructions, and many premium optional extra features. iMovie and GarageBand: For creative people in the world of audio and video. Easy and intuitive.

Keynote, Pages and Numbers: For functionality at work or studies.iBooks: Wide collection of electronic booksiTunes U: One of the largest collections of free educational content available.


Using a computer

Apple iPhone 7 PlusBacking up your precious memories is vital, so first of all we recommend you make a backup. Once this is done, if you want to copy files through a cable connection, connect your Android phone to your computer with a USB-C or Micro USB cable to USB. Dial the Notifications area on your Android phone and make sure it is connected. You must connect automatically in media transfer mode (MTP). At this point, a popup window should toIt seems on your PC, that you offer several options, such as Open Device to view Files. Alternatively, you can go to Start> Computer, and find it in the list. Browse to the files you want to copy, and drag and drop them on your computer (drag and drop). Now, to pass the files from your computer to your iPhone, you can connect your phone to your PC and open iTunes. Find and select your device in the left panel of iTunes, click on the Applications tab, and then scroll down to find the File Sharing section. Choose the application to which you want to transfer the file and then drag and drop the file from your computer to iTunes in the space on the right.

If you want to transfer all your photos, first make sure that all the new photos you have on your iPhone have a backup, then select your device in iTunes again, and choose the Photo tab above. Make sure the Synchronize Photos box is checked, and tap the drop-down menu to choose Copy Files from the folder. Now choose the photo folder you want to transfer, but be careful: you can lose any photo you have on your iPhone when you do this, so we reiterate the importance of a backup first.

Using cloud services

review ios 11 of apple review icloud drive 2 720x480 cForgetting the cables and using the cloud to transfer files can be much easier. You can login and use iCloud, but remember that you only get 5GB for free. You can always reinforce it with Google Drive, Google Photos, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox or other cloud service.You can access any movie, music or books that you have purchased through Google Play in your iPhone's browser, or by downloading the appropriate Google iOS application. For example, if you have been using Google Play Books on Android, simply download the Google Play Books app for iOS and you can access your collection instantly. If you have been making backup copies of files in Google Drive or uploading photos to Google Photos, then you can do the same: download iOS applications and thus have instant and easy access to synchronize them.It is easy to transfer files using other solutions in the cloud. Most of the big names, like Dropbox, have applications for Android and iOS, so just download the application, enter your account details and copy everything you need.

* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on January 6, 2020.

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