Things You Should Know Before Switching From Iphone To Android
Are you considering a switch from you iPhone to Android? If the answer is yes, then be assured that this does not have to be a frightening or even severely wearisome process. You do not have to lose anything important in this process; you can usually receive majority of the same apps you initially had, get your email accounts set up, and have your photos transferred.
Before you start anything at all, the first thing you should have in mind is the actual reason for which you are intending to transfer to your Android phone. Also, you must be aware of the fact that everything cannot be moved to your Android phone. Android app development and iPhone app development have really advanced, however, you cannot find every single Android app on the iPhone. Also, not every single familiar Android setting on menu is available on the iPhone.
Moving Email to Android from IPhone
Due to the fact that all email accounts utilize POP3/IMAP and SMTP servers, the process of moving your email from an iPhone over to an Android only requires that you set up the account again. “Moving” your email does not mean having to copy iPhone emails to an Android phone; rather, it means having to rebuild the email account on the new Android device. There are a number of ways in which you can move your email to an Android from an iPhone, depending on the way in which you like the email to be setup on your Android, and how it is setup on the iPhone. For example, assuming that your iPhone uses the default mail app, all you need to do is go to the “Settings”, then “Mail”, then “Accounts”, to find the very email account that you have been making use of and to copy important information you are able to see. The same applies to all of the settings that you may possess in third-party mail applications like Outlook or Gmail.
Immediately you have successfully set up your email on your Android phone, all that is stored on the server of the email will be downloaded to your phone. For example, assuming that you have a Gmail account on your iPhone and you want it moved to your Android, all you need to do is log in to Gmail on the Android phone, and all of your emails will be downloaded to your Android device.
Moving Contacts to Android from Iphone
Your contacts should have been backed up to your iCloud account. If this has been done, make use of a computer in logging into your account, then use the Export vCard in exporting all of the contacts. Once you have done this, have your file saved to your computer, then have the VCF file copied to your Android.
There is another option for you: make use of an app that has the capability of backing up contacts (for example, “My Contacts Backup”). Have the app installed on the iPhone, have the contacts backed up, and then have the list emailed to yourself. After doing these, open the email from your Android phone, and have the contacts imported directly into you contacts list.
Moving Music to Android from Iphone
In the process of switching your phone, you don’t have to lose your video library and extensive music. If you have already backed up your music with iTunes, you can have the entire collection directly transferred to your new Android device. All you need to do is plug in your Android, then copy and paste the iTunes music files onto it directly.
Another way in which you can do this is by making use of doubleTwist to sync the iTunes library with the Android device. Immediately you have installed the program to your computer, ensure that you have enabled the USB Mass Storage while you connect your Android device. Then have the program opened to the music tab, and all of your iTunes song will sync with your Android.
If you have not stored your entire music collection in iTunes, you can make use of a program such as “Syncious” in copying the music to your computer from your iPhone. After this, you can have the music moved to your Android.
Another method through which music can be moved from an iPhone to an Android is by using one of the methods discussed above to copy the music off the phone, and then uploading the entire music to Google account. Once you have your music there, you can listen to the entire collection using your Android without the need to have any of your songs copied over. As many as 50,000 songs can be stored by free users.
Moving Photos to Android from Iphone
The process of moving your photos from iPhone to Android is similar to that of music. You start by copying your photos to your computer from your iPhone, and then copying them to your Android phone from your computer. This is one of the easiest ways to have your iPhone videos and pictures moved to your Android. Also, the doubleTwist program has the capability to move images to your Android phone, just as it does for videos and music.
Also, by installing Google photos on your iPhone, you can have your photos backed up to cloud, and then stored in your Google account. By the time you get to your Android, they will be available there.
Moving Apps to Android from Iphone
While the transfer processes discussed above are all very smooth, this is not the same for the process of transferring apps. While the APK is utilized by Android apps, the IRA format is used by iPhone apps. Unfortunately, it is not possible for you to convert IPA to APK, and copying/pasting your apps between the phones is not possible. The only thing you can do is to re-download every app, and this is only possible if the app developer has created your iPhone app to be available on the Android device. As a matter of fact, even if it’s available, there is no complete assurance that the apps would work in the actual same manner, as the app developer is not indebted to make it so.
Also, there is a possibility that the app may be free on iPhone, but expensive for Android phones. There is indeed no straightforward answer to the question on whether or not your entire apps may function on your Android, it is up to you to do the research.
In conclusion, while it is very easy to transfer your entire email, contacts, videos, music, and photos from your iPhone to your Android, you must always be aware of the fact that some things are not transferrable. One major difference between the Android and the iPhone is that the only default app store on the Android is the Google Play, however, there are other ways such as the web through which you can get other apps. This is a new innovation that is not existent on the iPhone, through which you can download apps only via the built-in App Store application.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Harnil Oza is a CEO of Hyperlink Infosystem, a mobile app development company having a team of best Indian app developers who delivers best mobile solutions mainly on Android and iOS platform. He regularly contributes his knowledge on the leading blogging sites.