Google Drive can make your migration from iOS to Android easier


Google aims to make the switch from iOS to Android easier. The company is updating their Google Drive service for iOS to have the ability to backup data such as contacts, photos & videos and calendar events. This way, any iPhone user that opted to go for an Android device can have their most relevant data automatically transferred and available to them in Google's various apps.

This operation won't exactly run quietly in the background of your iPhone, though. Depending on the amount of data that is being moved, the process could take several hours. During that time, Drive needs to be active and on-screen, so it's best to have your handset connected to a Wi-Fi network and in charging mode.

After the process is complete, all you have to do is to turn FaceTime and iMessage off from your iPhone and sign in to Google from your new device using the account with the backed up data.

source: Android via The Verge

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126 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

It's a need of time.... iPhones are things of past.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No they aren't.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's his opinion. Just like it's your opinion.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's hilarious coming from you, techie.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yup, considering that he is your Samsung fanboy equivalent.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No he isn't.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people are just against others having an opinion, obviously.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Some people are so ignorant talking about opinion when they attack others for it.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just described yourself perfectly. Bravo!

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"No you." What you basically just said.

78. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

"It's true". That's basically why I said it.

93. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man. I'm done beating you here and making you my little b*bleep* Any subsequent comments from you trying to get the last word in will be sent back to this comment right here.

106. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, Mxy code for "I've been getting my @$$ handed to me by Meanestgenius across several articles, and he's even proved that I'm the troll that he says I am. No one believes my lies, and even darkk has called me out on my trolling of Meanestgenius." There, I fixed your BS post for you.

120. Mxyzptlk unregistered

More like I've made you my little b*bleep* and that I've given you your monthly stash of troll tokens.

132. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I thought you were done? By the way, Lame response. Try again.

64. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Lol iphones are class apart they have zero competition.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

This is even better than the "Move to iOS" app.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Everything outside of iOS is! IMO

28. AlikMalix unregistered

How is it better?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Luke, come to the dark side of the force. I'm glad I made android my daily driver, it's just flat out better. No iOS hate, I still use it, but Samsung/android is the way to go for me. I still got a lotta love for the iPad, it's version of iOS is quite better than the iPhones. Got my Pro early, and I love it.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed, darkk. iOS is better on the tablet, imo. I'll stick with the iPad for the foreseeable future to use iOS, but I just can't use the iPhone/iOS as a daily driver. Just too many limitations for me. It used to be the opposite for me, as I was more into iOS than Android, but my daily use of BlackBerry's Secured version of Android has made me do a complete 180. P.S.- Someone is going to attack me directly, or take a cheap potshot for my opinion on something that I've used thoroughly, and will most likely bring up something that they've never used/have no experience with.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Agree with you 100%. I need a new tablet soon. But there just aren't any good ones out on Android right now that I can upgrade to and i prefer to have a pen/pencil. I've been considering the smaller iPad Pro but that vortex of an ecosystem as well as Apple redefining the term Pro to a negative has me holding back

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I've used quite a number of tablets of the years, including the awful Playbook. Never again. I find the iPad to be versatile enough to do what I need it to do.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's one of the downsides to using Apple products, imo. While they do have a vast ecosystem that many, especially Apple fans, view as a positive, it can also be viewed as negative due to Apple's walled garden approach.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, you know who is gonna be pissed at you for that post LOLLL. I use to be the same way, iOS was better for me, but as android grew and iOS didn't, combined with my needs/wants changing...Android took over. I still like iOS, and will continue to use it, but it's android for me now. I love the iPad, and it just makes sense to stay with it, considering all the paid content I have in iTunes. Looking forward to 2017 S models.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I sure do. And one of them just responded exactly the way I said he would, and even took it a bit further by lying about what devices he's used. So predictable. What's even more predictable is that he's gonna respond to you or someone else while taking a cheap potshot at me. Just watch, lol. I like iOS as well, but it's missing too much functionality that I've grown used to, so it's BlackBerry Secured Android for me. Apple really needs to quit playing it safe and add more features and functionality to iOS that will make it a much more competitive platform when up against Android. Uh-oh, maybe I shouldn't have said that last part. Now I'm going to be attacked or someone will take another potshot at me for it, lol.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I'm cracking the heck up LOLLL. Justwowwwww.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes! Lmao!

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You called it spot on.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Called what?

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