Android 7.0 makes it easier to switch from iOS

So let's say that you've been using iOS for some time. And all of a sudden, you see this Android model that has everything that you want from a smartphone. If your new handset has Android 7.0 pre-installed, jumping platforms from iOS to Android will be much easier. When setting up a new Android 7.0 powered handset, you will have three options to choose from. Select the one that is for those coming to Android from iOS, and you'll be told to go to www.android.com/switch.

From that website, you'll be able to move over email, contacts, photos, music and find your favorite apps from the Google Play Store. The app creates a new Google account that you are basically moving stuff over to. It is not as seamless as you might like. For example, moving over contacts is a five step process that requires the use of iCloud, a vCard file, and a Gmail account. Photos and music are uploaded through Google Photos and Google Play Music Manager respectively.

Apple has its Move to iOS app for those making the reverse change. Every time each platform has a hot new model, you can be sure that there is some switching going on. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might have led some iPhone users to leave iOS for Android. And you can be sure that next month there will be some Android users looking to make the leap to iOS when they buy the new Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Remember, these are merely choices that consumers make. We are not born into one ecosystem or another.

source: AndroidPolice

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22 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I wouldn't have used this one bit even if it were available when switching from iOS to a OnePlus One. Don't want any of my personal info linked to my spyware account.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To use Android you need Google account, to use iOS I need a iTunes account to use a Windows Phone I need a Microsoft account? Every company has similar service agreement so why the extra hate on Google? I am more angry with Microsoft because they charged for the software Windows 10 and services such as Office 365 but still spy on us. That really infuriating!!!

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You don't need iTunes to set your phone up. Might want to do your homework next time.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You don't need iTunes account to download app from their app store? Mxy, you must think that everyone is like you only stick with one brand Apple and champion it to death.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Technically it's called an AppleID, not an iTunes account. You don't need iTunes for an iPhone. You do need an AppleID which was your point in the first comment. But either someone is really stupid for not understanding what you meant with iTunes account or simply ignores it to make your point invalid. Which it wasn't

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung Smart Switch?

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

The next android phone I see that has iMessage and FaceTime I'll be sure to switch.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The next iPhone I see that has full UI customization, and the ability to choose default apps in all circumstances, I'll consider switching.

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

LOL good luck!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The next Samsung I see that is universally unlocked, has less bloat and more stock than TouchWiz, doesn't have TouchWiz, and doesn't lag after 6 months then I'll consider switching.

8. blingblingthing

Posts: 979; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I doubt I'd every switch from Android. I don't see myself paying 2x the price to get features later. E.g. Added Ram, High Resolution Screens, Custom Keyboards/Liver Wallpapers, Rooting and Custom Roms

10. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I don't think I'd want any Liver Wallpapers, but to each their own.

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 979; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Maybe not, but, would you pay to not have it? When you buy a Benz (S Class as e.g.) vs just about anything else, you get added feature, some that aren't really mandatory. My point is, should you be paying top dollar and having less features to show?

12. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That doesn't work here. Here, features come at the cost of performance, which is more important to the majority of people. And not everyone buying something needs justification to do so. I don't know where that stuff comes from in a consumeristic society.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The last two sentences of this article were spot on. It's all about choice.

4. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Totally agree. I liked the neutrality in the way Alan wrote this article.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, well look at the audience he has to deal with. It's a very sensitive crowd.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well we know how sensitive some of the audience can be at times.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, zero bias.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

I wish android 7.0 make it easier to get android 7.0. (I know it sounds like a troll post, but it's not - think about it)

14. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It depends on which android device you chose to buy. I recently bought a phone, Huawei P9 Plus for $650. I very clearly knew that I could get a nexus 6p for less than $500 and then get the latest updates the first. But update is not that important for me. And I know P9 Plus will get already 2 major updates but will take it's own time. If people chose to buy cheaper device and value updates the most then there's the problem.

19. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

I wish ios 10 make it easier to eliminate bugs in ios 10. I wish ios 10 try to be original. (It's a fact)

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