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How to make the switch from iPhone to Android

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Switch from iPhone to Android in no time

Want to make the switch from iPhone to Android? There are any number of reasons why you might want to, and this post will explain how to move your iOS data over to your new Android.

Google makes it super easy to switch–all you have to do is backup your iPhone data with the app Google Drive. Google Drive will transfer texts and iMessages, photos and videos, music, contacts and calendars. It won’t cover app data, paid apps, and free apps not matched or available on the Google Play Store.

To get started just download Google Drive on your iPhone.

Back up your iPhone data

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  1. On your iOS device download Google Drive and sign in. Note: you’ll need a Google account, so make sure you sign up.
  2. In Google Drive, open the sidebar menu () and tap Settings. Then select Backup.
  3. Select what data you want to back up, then tap the Start Backup button. Make sure you’re plugged into power and connected to Wi-Fi, as your backup could take several hours.

On your Android

As the last step of your switch from iPhone to Android, power up your Android phone and sign in to your Google account. Follow the prompt menus. Amazingly, you won’t have to worry about the “restore backup” process like in the olden days (insert “back in my day” grandpa voice here). Your data will automatically transfer to your Google Photos, Contacts and Google Calendar apps.

Important: Don’t forget to deregister iMessage. This will ensure you can receive SMS or text messages friends and family send you from an iPhone.

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