How to switch from Apple iPhone to Android

Apple iPhone is one of the best-selling smartphones on the market. First debuted back in 2007, Apple iPhone quickly gained its popularity among users and tech experts worldwide. Apple is now shipping millions of iPhone units every quarter despite their staggering price tags.

Last year, Apple unveiled the iPhone X to celebrate the 10th birthday of its iPhones. Apple claims that the X remains the most popular iPhone on the market. Specifically, the iPhone X shipments hit more than 16 million units in the first quarter of the year. Sources say that Apple will see a huge demand for the X in emerging markets later this year thanks to discounts and promotions.

However, there are reasons to still switch to an Android device. Apple’s iOS is getting better and smarter, but it still lacks customization options. In reality, Apple has started opening its mobile operating system to third-party developers since the days of iOS 10. However, users are expecting more from Apple.

If you are planning to switch to Android, then you need to make sure your important data make the switch with you. With that in mind, we can help you out. In this article, we are going to show you to how to transfer your data from iPhone to Android.

Before proceeding, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS. To check for updates, you simply launch the Settings, then hit General and select Software Update. Now just simply install any available updates.

In reality, there are multiple ways for you to move your data from your iPhone to a new Android device. And, we will help you discover how in this guide.

  1. Using the Smart Switch app

If you are switching from iOS to Samsung phone, you will be happy to know that Samsung has its own app that allows you to move data to a new device. Specifically, the Smart Switch app allows you to move almost everything from your old device to a new one.

The process is simple and you can follow our guide below. Before we get started, make sure that you now have a USB adapter and the Lighting cable.

Step one: First off, turn on your Samsung phone and go through the setup. If you have already set up your device, then make sure you are logged into your Google account

Step two: Open the Smart Switch app and then select USB Cable. After that, connect your iPhone to the Samsung phone using the Lighting Cable

Step three: When the two are successfully connected, hit the Trust button on your iPhone and then hit Next on your Android device


Step four: Your Samsung phone will search for nearby devices (this process may take several minutes). After that, you should see a list of categories that are available for transfer

Step five: Hit the Transfer button at the bottom center of the display. The process might take minutes depending on how much data you are transferring.

  1. How to transfer your data from iPhone to Samsung phone using iCloud

Alternatively, you can easily move your data from your iPhone to the Samsung phone using iCloud. This comes in handy as it eliminates the need for USB cable and Lightning connectors. However, you only can transfer six types of data from iCloud to your Samsung device, including videos, photos, documents, notes, calendars, and contacts.

Step one: Open your Samsung phone and set it up as usual. When you reach the “Restore data” screen, select “Don’t Restore”. Once the setup is complete, open the Smart Switch app on your device

Step two: Once you are in, select Wireless and then tap on Receive. After that, select the “iPhone/iPad (import from iCloud)” option and then sign in with your Apple ID details

Step three: Now you should see a list of all items you can move to your new device. Select one or all of them and then hit the Import button.

Note that following this method, your iPhone apps remain the same, meaning that you need to download them again on your Samsung phone.

  1. Google Drive

Google Drive is one of the most popular storage services on the market. One of the best things when it comes to Google Drive is that it offers 15GB of free storage. Besides, you can get the additional 100GB of data storage for only $1,99. Google’s storage service now allows you to store almost everything ranging from photos and videos to documents.

In this case, you can use Google Drive to move your data from your iPhone to a new Android device. Basically, the method involves uploading your files to your Google Drive’s account and then downloading them to your Android phone.

Step one: Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and then sign in with your Google account

Step two: Tap on Menu at the top left corner, then select Settings and hit Backup

Step three: Hit the Backup button and let the process begin (this could take several hours depending on how much data you are backing up)

Step four: Once done, log into your Google account on your Android and then download your data to your Android device.

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