Apple creates a support page to help you switch from Android to iOS
posted by Paul.K / Sep 17, 2014, 9:32 AM
Some industry leaders have realized that this is a hindrance, when trying to lure customers away from the competition, and have made efforts towards assisting users in making the switch; namely – Sony has been running the Xperia Transfer program for a while now, which offers an app that helps users transfer all the data from their old phone – be it iOS or Android – to their shiny new Xperia.
Apple seems to have taken a page off of Sony's notebook, as it too has built an entire section in its Support page, dedicated to helping users with switching from Android to iOS. Apparently, Apple expects that the new, bigger screens will draw in some Android folk.
The section is named “Move content from your Android phone to iPhone” and informs potential new customers of iOS's capabilities and ways to move content from one's old, Android phone, to an iOS device.
For example – for those, worried that they may lose their email sync – Apple assures them that iOS supports plenty of email providers and it is “likely” that newcomers will be able to easily sync their emails, contacts, and calendars (provided the latter two are synced to the email account).
For transferring of photos and videos, contacts, and calendars, if they are not synced to a 3rd party social account (such as email, Facebook, etc.), Apple suggests the use of 3rd party apps like “Copy My Data” or “AT&T Mobile Transfer”. Both apps are available in the App Store and Play Store and are made specifically to aid such endeavors.
For transferring of media (photos, videos, music), one could also use a PC with iTunes. Basically, the user must first connect their Android device to the computer, export all of the desired media, then import it into their new iPhone.
Apparently, there are a lot more hoops to jump through, when compared to Sony's straightforward Xperia Transfer. Still – it's doable, and future iOS enthusiasts now have an official page with all the info they would need to switch from Android, compiled by Apple itself.
Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014
Who would switch from android to that garbage??!!
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 9:38 AM 13
Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 17, 2014
I did and it`s totaly awesome . I`m sick of my Android device dying and restarting and getting into boot loops and hoping the next update will not ruin my phone...again... Stop hating Apple just because you can`t afford it.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 9:52 AM 8
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Most can`t obviously...then they would`ve seen the difference between Android and iOS . I had Android phone and switched to Apple.. How many of the Apple , iOS and other iHaters have had Apple products so they can provide their first hand experience not quotes from internet sites and mobile magazines? Very few I presume... I was a great Android fan , even an iHater now I see my mistakes ;)
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 10:06 AM 4
Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010
You are what the problem with Apple fans is. Thinking having an iphone makes you feel rich and overly important. Remind you that on contract, an iphone costs no more than a top Android phone. Also how do you explain financially challenged individuals with iPhones? There are a lot of them. I see it eveyday. John B.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 12:22 PM 7
Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 05, 2013
right... because all the teens with iphones, working at McDonalds are so rich!!! So your telling us that your $99 dollar iphone on contract is worth more than my $99 dollar android?? what about zero dollar iphones? are they worth more than zero dollar androids?? You should feel dumb for making such a comment!! When i bought my first iphone out the states, it was an att exclusive and i had to buy it outright. Today it is available on every carrier and subsidized... so everyone can afford them at $0 $99 even $199+. I had the original the 3 and of course had to get the 3g, and finally the 4. the phone dropped call like crazy (holding it wrong) and best apple would do is a free bumper. Switched to android, and will never go back Cheers
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 1:17 PM 3
Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011
Buying an iPhone doesn't mean you have money, plenty of people buy one through credit and pay it off over a long period of time instead of focusing on priorities. Then you have those who use their parents money for such items. Elitist pricks are why Apple and their users earned such ill will. Same crap when Android users finally got instagram and the apple tards just started up with the "poor" nonsense.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 6:22 PM 2
Posts: 7170; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
First of all just the last quarter alone. Over 50.6 million high end Android's sold (S5, Note 3, Sony Z2, HTC One, LG G3, .....). During the same time frame only 28 million high end iPhones sold. So almost 2 times as many high end Androids sold. Not to mention 50 million mid range devices sold (like Nexus 5, ....). So Pandariel really stop with that crap. Sales never lie.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 3:38 PM 3
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Ah, I assume you are poor person who couldn't afford the high end android phones (because you couldn't do the math) and, surrounded by other poor people with iPhones, assumed that you needed an iPhone to feel rich too. Therefore, you have finally decided to take the damn near equal $200 plunge and buy a top end iPhone (I'd say welcome to 2012 but you already had an S3 so, welcome back to 2012).
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 12:47 PM 3
Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013
Oh god this is such a bad argument.. want to know iphone 5's biggest problem also a problem in the 5s and the 4s? it had problems reading the battery so it shut itself off or the battery became "corrupt" and coudln't load properly.. its a very common problem in the mobile support stores where i live.. nice and simple, it died and restarted and went to brick itself in some very rare cases. and it has nothing to do with if we can't afford it or not. I live in sweden, someone who has a sh*t job with sh*t salary can afford an iphone no problem. they aren't more pricey here than a newly released high-end android phone. Also i'm not saying that android phone don't have this problems cause most phones actually do, but its annoying when you're so blind you can't see that even iphones has problems.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 11:14 AM 2
Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013
I have a cousin who may switch. Actually, he said he would. He left iPhone and got a Note 2 about 3 months after it came out. He found the Note 2' experience amazing. He loved it. He has been sticking with it till now, but he told me a few days ago that he would be getting the iPhone 6 or 6+ by the end of this year. And, well, some people just like the experience on iOS, even if they find Android good (like my cousin). The drawback of older iPhones was the tiny screen. There were other people told me they switched from iOS to Android because the iPhone screen is too small. They didn't say they moved because of android. So yeah, I think the iPhone 6 and 6+ are gonna get some of them back. Personally, iOS is not my cup of tea, but it's not a bad OS.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 7:54 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 19, 2012
No thanks, i like to customize my phone more then just a wallpaper.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 9:39 AM 11
Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011
Then you better let alone smartphones and start customizing your vehicle
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 11:00 AM 0
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I think Apple has its hopes a little too high...
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 9:41 AM 5
Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013
It would be like changing from caviar to bread and butter.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 9:49 AM 4
Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013
ew, caviar. couldn't you use atleast ice cream sundae? i like that stuff better.
posted on Sep 17, 2014, 10:38 AM 0
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