Let me assume, you already have decided to switch to the Android ecosystem. If my assumption is wrong, least you have thought of doing so. I ain’t gonna make any debate on which side’s environment is better. Here, I only intend to help you out on crossing the OS bridge with a minimal loss of data.
Switching from one phone to a new one brings happiness as well as tense. Happiness, because you are gonna use a brand new device either of the same OS or other. However, while switching another device, you are making your existing data
However, while switching another device, you are making your existing data vulnerable to lost. Especially when you are moving from iPhone to Android or vice-versa.
So, here is the ultimate guide on How to Switch from iPhone to Android and keep your all the stuff moved.
How To Switch from iPhone to Android Without Losing Any Data
You must have your existing device full of memory and sensitive data that you would never wish to lose. So, while moving from iPhone to Android or vice-versa, you gotta make sure that all these data are backed up and moved to the new home safely. Here is what you must do.
Sync Contacts, Photos/Videos & Calender Events to Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage provided by Google. The feature is common on Android devices. You may also use the cloud storage on iPhone to backup your data to it and then export them all to your new device. It does not need much of effort.
Step 1: Download and Install Google Drive app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Now, sign up or login with a new Google Account to the drive. Remeber, the same Google Account is required while logging in from Android device to avail the backed up data from Google Drive.
Step 3: Tap the Menu icon locat6ed on the top left corner that opens App Sidebar.
Step 4: Now, tap on the Settings option followed by Backup.
Step 5: Here you will see three options to backup from as such Contacts, Calendar, and Photos. Enter inside each of the options to see more options or to select files for backup.
Step 6: When your selection is done, you can tap the Start Backup button to proceed. The backup process may take some time depending on the file size.
Step 7: Press OK when Drive ask for access to your data.
To get the faster upload to the Google Drive, keep the app open and on screen. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will be notified. You can import these files from any device and anywhere with the same Google Account login detail.
Export Music Files from iPhone
If you been using online streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music, syncing your music playlist to various devices is even easier. All you have to do is download the music streaming to your new device (iPhone or Android) and access to your existing music account.
Of course, there is Apple music app available for Android. Thus, all the Apple music contents of your iPhone can be played on the new Android device.
Alternatively, there is another way to move all your music files from iPhone to Android, Mac or PC.
Step 1: Download and install AnyTrans to your Mac or PC.
Step 3: Once it’s installed, open the tool. Make sure that you exit from iTunes before launching the AnyTrans tool.
Step 4: When the tool is opened, locate the menu icon on the right edge of the screen.
Step 5: Now, click on the Audio section to open the Music tab.
Step 6: In here, you can see all the music you have stored. Select your preferred song or select all and hit the “Send to Mac/Send to PC” button.
Step 7: Now, you may choose a file destination in your Mac or PC and then proceed to transfer music files.
Once the music files are transferred from iPhone to PC or Mac, you may import these files to your Android device easily anytime. That’s how moving from iPhone to Android is done without losing your existing data.
If you are using a PC or Mac, it’s useful to keep a backup of your phone data to your C or Mac always. Also, keep your Google sync active and backup every new vital file from your handy device. Thus, even if your phone is lost or stolen, you don’t have to worry about the data loss in terms of contacts, photos, and videos.