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Want to switch from iOS to Android? There's an official guide for that (from Google)

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Want to switch from iOS to Android? There's an official guide for that (from Google)

Shortly after making Android 5.0 Lollipop official, Google updated the Android.com website with lots of new things. Among them - possibly unnoticed by many - we have a detailed guide on how to switch from iOS to Android (in case you’re wondering, there’s no guide on how to make the switch from Windows Phone).

The guide is segmented into four categories that teach you how to bring your photos & music, transfer your contacts, set up email & messaging, and find your favorite apps in Play Store. The instructions are pretty straightforward, so everyone having an iPhone or an iPad should be able to easily transfer everything they need from their iOS device to an Android one. You can check out the full guide at the source link below.

Google’s switch-to-Android guide comes not long after Apple published a support page that helps Android users switch to iOS. Well, it’s nice to see that, no matter which side of the battlefield you are, you can easily make the switch. Both Google and Apple have many new things to offer right now, so there’s a lot to be excited about in both camps.

source: Android via Droid-life

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posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:34 4

1. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


A guide? Wtf..must be tech noobs switchin. Or vice versa.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:37 12

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't be ignorant. Not everyone is a techie. You'd be surprised at how the average person makes something so simple be so challenging.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:53

4. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I think it's easier from Android to iOS. And yes some people have a hard time with the easiest things.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:53

5. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No, I mean it's a smartphone. If you know how to read you should know how to use it. The phone tells you how to use it. Just ask Cortana, Google or Siri. They'll do it for you if you're too lazy to do it yourself.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:38 9

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1981; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


come on IOS fanboys come to the land of the free....

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:02

7. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Freedom is like being in Somalia. There's no order and only the strong survives. It's dog eat dog in the Android nation. Even The great Samsung gets chewed by the Chinese cheapo phones. I'll switch if I'm guaranteed to get the latest OS updates the very day it gets released, bugs or without included.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:19 7

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You're talking about OEM's problem....it is not goin to affect us...
And for updates get nexus or moto..

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 00:08 2

13. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


you are exaggerating things.
you just buy a phone, and use it.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 00:19 4

15. blingblingthing (Posts: 521; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I hope you didn't count iOS's OS update without the new features.
Best way to go, a nexus device.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 22:59 8

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Google: You cannot hide forever, iFan.
iFan: I will not give my data to you.
Google: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can truly be with your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Phil was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will...
iFan: [igniting light saber app, screams] NEVER!

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:04

8. dorfoz (Posts: 149; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lol! +1

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:10 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You never gave him the +1. Just pointing that out in case you forgot.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:20 4

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


As if apple and ms are not back doors of NSA...

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:38

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lmao!!! Love the "Empire Stikes Back" reference! +1!

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 00:14

14. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


You sir have made my day. Thanks for that..I really needed a laugh.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 01:26

16. cnour (Posts: 545; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Sorry who is the stupid that will do this!!!!!

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 04:52 2

18. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


The stupid won't, they'll stick to their iToys. The smart ones on the other hand.. ;]

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 02:26 1

17. vietduc3000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Only people who have transferred data from Android to iOS or vice-versa understand the painful process.

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 17:55

19. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I think that the only big difference that people need to get used to is the app drawer... Although Android has many features iOS doesn't (let the fanboys rage) that you need to get used to, I think that the biggest is the app drawer. I started out with an Android, so I didn't need to get used to that, but my dad had an iPhone and switched to an S4, and he had no idea how to use the app drawer. Other than that, Android is a lot like iOS with more features (widgets, custom launchers, etc.).

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