Switching from Android to iPhone: tips and tricks you should know
Moving Google contacts, email, calendar, and notes
Moving your text messages and call log
Moving photos, videos, and music
Google's apps and services don't run on Android only, you know. Many of the company's applications can be used on an iPhone as well. So if for some reason the stock email client in iOS does not suit your needs, you may download and use Gmail instead. Google Maps and Google Chrome are also available on iPhone as alternatives to Apple Maps and Safari. Go through the list below and feel free to download every Google app you think you'll need on your iPhone.
- Google Drive
- Google Maps
- Google Docs
- Google Earth
- Google Search
- Google Play Books
- Google Play Music
- Google Translate
Moving Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer bookmarks to Safari
1. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
A GREAT GREAT article.
Many people will appreciate this very soon.
21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3783; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Very good article. I like how seamless it is once you've transitioned over.
94. persondude11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Jul 2010)
Tip #2: (If tip #:1 didn't work) Welcome to Hell.
36. UglyFrank (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Tip 1. Don't do it
tip 2. Buy a power bank
Tip 3. Don't forget to charge thrice a day
64. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6600; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Like I will switch from Android to Apple? Don't think so. In my opinion I prefer a device that CAN read all video files and pdf ect or any file to play music video or documents
68. darkkjedii (Posts: 12024; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well sir, let me enlighten you. Android does not natively read quick time movie files. Ouch town, population Gadget80. An app has to be downloaded from google play. Nice try though.
71. JayQ330 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
It'd be a sin for andodist's to use QuickTime, why would anyone? Unless you have to, or don't have a choice...
72. darkkjedii (Posts: 12024; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's not the point. Read gadgets post again.
77. Awalker (Posts: 457; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
It's been years since I've see a file using the Quicktime standard. Does it still exist?
90. Clashy (unregistered)
Why would a individual switch from Android 4.4 to Android 1.5 cupcake? Lol
2. Ninetysix (Posts: 1664; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I'll probably be using this guide if the Note 4 disappoints. If i'm not able to root it and has a locked bootloader will be a big no no for me.
4. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Didn't you know that ARM's TrustZone is a BIG hurdle for creating custom ROMz?
Androtakus' fun with so many ROMz will be over very soon.
Thank you, ARM.
And thanks to Sammy for KNOX, lol.
6. Heatfan316 (Posts: 440; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
You got to be out of your mind troll, developers will always find a way around it.
7. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Well, I wish them good luck
16. DanishDynamite (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
They (the developers) had a root for the Android L preview the day after it was released, so i'm pretty sure they are going to find a way around trustzone aswell...
19. Ninetysix (Posts: 1664; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
AT&T Note 3 and Galaxy S5 was unrootable for months and months. Same root exploit used on the S5 is now being used on the Note 3. So it took almost an entire year :(
34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Tell me how many months/years does it take to jailbreak a new ios iteration?
35. Ninetysix (Posts: 1664; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
No idea but it's not as important for them since iPhones typically doesn't come with any bloat. See how much Samsung and AT&T apps you get on a Galaxy phone. It's absurd. My S4 ROM is bloat free.
41. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Doesn't jail break fix a lot of the stability issues with iOS?
Idk, something I heard.
So yeah, timing of that may be important to some.
39. iampayne (Posts: 243; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
It actually only takes a few weeks. Matter of fact the most recent iOS release, 7.1.2 didn't even get patched so Cydia still worked even after it was released. Troll harder
42. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wait. How was that trolling, is it necessary to jump for attacks in simple replying?
74. JayQ330 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
So much for an upgrade then & security then?
53. pulkit1 (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
yah it takes sometime like 3-4 months .you have to realise we are comparing a locked down os to android .
75. JayQ330 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Linux is used by people that mostly get around the Linux system using the command prompt, that way they can get around the core Linux os , whether it's a server, Ubuntu, red hat, or any version of Linux OS. Android is Linux at its cite so it's easy to get super user. IOS, is Unix same thing as Linux IMO, they have command prints to & even use Linux apps because it's open source, but since apple is used mostly by computer illiterate's there's less people to help in jail breaking iOS. It's still less secure than android just like jaguar is less secure than windows 7 & 8, where's the fun hacking into something that possess no challenge.
93. pulkit1 (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
well actually its more to do with the vast no. of api and access to the core of the os. apple has fewer api and its core is locked down(no source code ) and hence no custom rom. iPhone is not used by computer illiterates it is used by people who want a simpler but still powerful experience . Most mac users have iPhones and if they were illiterates they would not have been able to use mac( not an easy computer to use ).
37. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1042; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Arm trustzone has been circumvented already on many occasions and has been out there for a few years already.
44. sgodsell (Posts: 1311; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
What are you babbling about. Trusted zone has been around for years on ARM processors.
85. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
He calls you a Troll, and you accept it. Surely shows that you are one...?
49. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1078; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Jake Lee you could be one of the worst fantrols I have ever seen Samsung said they are no longer doing Knox Google picked up some of it and the US. Gov just legalized unlocking bootloader on phones. Again u have jumped to articles you know nothing about, just wait until your precious iPhone comes out and has more Android features like keyboards nfc not sure if they will have Siri since the stolen patents from another company who is currently suing Apple
17. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
To remove TW?
As otherwise out of the box, no other can match the Note in capabilities, hands down.
You, could also just keep the app drawer open as a home screen to feel right about using a Android too.
8. ColinW (Posts: 27; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
I think you should point out iTunes is not as intuitive as Apple makes out. You should also mention users to expect a much worse keyboard, sharing will be much more of a pain, some of their music or videos may not be usable on IOS, Siri will be disappointing after Google Now and that's for starters.
11. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 215; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Weirdly, apart from the last point, i experienced all those issues when i switched from iPhone to Android...hence switching back again..
55. pulkit1 (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
yah apart from iTunes i find myself right at home. well maybe a bigger display would have helped .
12. hohogaga (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)
PREPARE TO MOVE FROM GOOGLE`S FREEDOM TO APPLE`S PRISON !!
15. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 215; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Lol...Go and do some 'rooting' or 'flashing' or whatever you droidbots call it...
13. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Apple folks continually need help, even on their iOS, nature of the beast when its fad based like that.
22. Dude2014 (Posts: 175; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
I'm not that stupid to switch from advanced OS to noob and kiddo friendly OS. So no, thanks!
24. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
Well if the Samsung Alpha was more than a cheap mid-range phone I would have went for it. I also will not buy a year old s5 or a huge screen note that I do not need. So that pretty much leave iPhone as the only choice.
27. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Really, not even a 920?
Nexus 5, S4, G2, Z3, 720, 1020 or other countless contenders?
So just on size an specs, an you're looking at iOS, oh ok., enjoy.
50. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1078; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
How do you call the Alpha midrange it will basically be the same thing as the Apple 6
29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Let's be honest. Not everyone is loyal to OS platforms. I bet many iWannabes used android, just for the lack of a big screen on iphones. Now that iphone 6 will finally have a decent large screen, many android users would jump the ship.
Just my two cents.
33. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
the at&t transfer app works wonders for text messages as well, you can download it from both app stores, and also does mms as well
40. iampayne (Posts: 243; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
LMAO at this comment section. Someone should do an entire comedy sketch where they just read the comments from an Apple article on a tech site, they would kill the show.
43. Losdog25 (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Aug 2009)
Yea I know more people switching to android from iPhones! Will see what happens when they kid bigger screens.
45. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
I don't know why anyone would do something so terrible.
47. t3st001 (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 May 2012)
LOL useless article, nobody switch from Android to iPhone.
48. Ninetysix (Posts: 1664; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Must be awesome being able to predict the future. Gimme the next winning lottery numbers please.
54. pulkit1 (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
lot of people switch sides , stop assuming thing chump .
56. Totse2k15 (Posts: 272; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Why the f should I switch to an iPhone... The size/screen size is not for me.
57. Ninetysix (Posts: 1664; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
How big/small do you usually like it? --no homo.
58. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8718; Member since: 14 May 2012)
This has got to be one of the greatest comments I've ever seen on this website.
I can not use a phone 4.7" or lower. The Moto X I had was a challenge after using the Note 3.