Switching from iPhone to Android: tips and tricks you should know

Apple's iPhone is an amazing smartphone, yet nonetheless, a fraction of iPhone users end up switching to Android sooner or later. Why? Well, for a number of reasons. Some could be drawn by the larger screen on phones like the LG G3 or by the awesome camera on the Galaxy S5, while others could be tempted by the water-resistant properties of the Sony Xperia Z2 or the outstanding design of the HTC One (M8). Either way, migrating from an iPhone to an Android smartphone can be a bumpy ride, especially if you want to move all of your personal data over to your new device. But with the help of our in-depth guide, the switching process should be less of a hassle...
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45 Comments

14. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Join us to the Android side and together we will rule the world. Mwahahaha!

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bah, do we want these folks to switch? A fairly arrogant and demanding lot I've noticed. Personally, I think the smart tech type ones already left and came to Android and other systems. 8)

32. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Most iPhone users aren't arrogant or even fanboys. They buy what they like. The arrogant users are a miniscule minority that frequent forums like this, and there's an equal number of Android fanboys on them also who are arrogant.

36. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I knew I should have posted /s at the bottom.

18. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

First and foremost, DON'T SWITCH! Save yourself the hassle and annoyances.

22. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Hassles and annoyances are completely tolerated when you are granted a major improvements after taking the hassles and annoyances. Like what legends said, 'You get what you strive for'. You cannot achieve true success without striving.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You should tell that to my coworkers who both switched and are extremely happy. Neither plans to go back.

20. LaClare

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

They forgot one of the most important things about leaving iPhone. Turn off iMessaging at least 2 weeks before you switch or you wont get any text message from your friends who don't switch. It is a nasty little thing Apple forgets to tell you.

24. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Yeah I really hated this, a couple of friends switched to the gs4 from the 4s. loootta misunderstandings.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Excellent point. It should really be added to the article.

34. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I switched from my precious iPhone 5 to a Samsung s3 and the experience was horrid. Android is all about tweaks and lag. I couldn't even sell the crappy phone to get back an iPhone 5 cuz the value of the phone was so low I had to settle for a 4s. If you like lag and battery drain switch to android cuz seriously Apple phones last just as long as most android flagships cuz my iPhone lasted longer than an S4

35. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

because you actually started to use your phone.

40. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Member since yesterday and 50 posts. Not bad.

43. maulgandhi unregistered

1. Save all the contacts on google server, when you sign in using same gmail account, all the contacts will be present on your android phone. 2. Use dropbox or box or Google Drive to do auto back up of photo and videos, when switch to android sign back in with same account. Bam all the photos and videos are available. No need of proprietary software.

45. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I honestly think that Google is way better than iOS c: but its everyone choice.
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