Move to iOS is Apple's 'second' Android app

Move to iOS is Apple's 'second' Android app
While the announcement that Apple Music will be available for Android was a pretty big headline from today's WWDC conference, mostly due to the fact that this is Apple's first Android app ever (and it's a pretty big one), it appears that another, albeit smaller in its significance, Apple app is also going to make an appearance in the Play Store soon.

And while Apple Music for Android might make you think that Apple has suddenly started to have warm feelings towards Google's mobile platform, you should be quick to reconsider that, as it appears that Apple's gearing up to release another Android app, called Move to iOS...

Well, as its name suggests, the Move to iOS app will be designed to let you transition from Android to iOS in an easy and convenient manner. It's just what you'd expect from such an app, although we can expect that it's going to be every bit as polished and complete as other Apple offerings. Basically, Move to iOS will let you wirelessly switch from your old Android phone (preferably an HTC one, if you ask Apple) to your new iPhone, securely moving all of your "contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books." Additionally, the service will try to help you rebuild your app library by automatically suggesting that you download all the free apps you had on your Android device, while putting the paid titles in your App Store wish list.

It all sounds reasonable and totally Apple-ish. After all, the company already had online guides detailing some of the ways by which you could approach moving from Android to iOS, but now it has taken things to the next level, by letting users automate the process with this new 'Move to iOS' Android app, which, we guess, is going to arrive in the Play Store shortly.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for ways to make the transition, these are the guides that Apple offers.


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15 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahaha...recycling an android device in an Apple Store. Nice one!!!!

8. waddup121 unregistered

sick man!

15. srgonu

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Looks like they need free phones for copying features

2. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

It simply means "Move to iCrap".

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Agree on this, if any android device to switch, it's htc Poor customer service, with fragile hardware. Disappointed to htc, never recommend to anyone anymore

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

And the most irony is Google approved this apps to kill android, looks like Larry and Sundar aren't go so well lately

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google only block malware apps in the play store. Besides, iOS is really more suited for certain type of user. As long as they are on Android, why not make it a positive migration experience for them. I wonder whether Google could put such an app in the iOS Appstore? Many user actually do own both platforms.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1366; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Now that didn't take long. Here's our music streaming app oh yeah here's out move to Ios app. lol Oh well "all is fair in Love and War." Now lets see if apple allows Google to do the same or will the block the app that allows people to move from iOS to Android and recycle their iDevice at any carrierstore

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Motorola released an app that already did this, Moto Migrate. It made moving to my Moto X completely effortless. Though I know it's in the play store, I cannot say for sure if it made it to the App store or not. The one part of the article that has me raising an eyebrow is the line "preferably an HTC one, if you ask Apple", does this mean that there's potential for complications if you try to switch from another branded device? Maybe it doesn't transfer all your files if you try with Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, or anything else but HTC for that matter?

10. snake2332

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I think we all know that Apple would/will never allow a "Move to Android" app.

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Didn't HTC and Apple have some sort of agreement in the past year? Is this why the new M9 was shot by an iPhone, and the HTC's are preferred to be traded in?

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why would I wanna move my beautiful Android device on a closed POS syatem

12. AlikMalix unregistered

Why would you ask that question if you like your android devive. Do you really think no has has ever switched to iOS from android? https://www.google.com/search?q=costomers+switched+to+ios&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#hl=en&q=customers+switched+to+ios

11. willard12 unregistered

Does it let you move all of your music into itunes? Or, will you have to buy the over again?

14. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I wouldn't move from Android to iOS even if Apple gave me a free phone. I love too many things about Android, especially the customization ability offered by launchers such as Nova. Also, I will never forgive Apple for their part in the effort to push up the price of ebooks. Apple is too greedy and too controlling for my liking. I also like the wider choice of devices with Android. Apple has a monopoly on iOS so you have to like their devices or you are stuck - zero choice is part of being controlling.

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