5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

So you’ve decided to switch from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. Setting up your new device can be challenging when everything is backed up on iCloud.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

Thankfully, there are apps that simplify the process for you. We will discuss these apps in this article.

Here are must-have apps for anyone switching from iOS to Android.

1. Google Drive

Moving from the Apple ecosystem to Google means you’ll need to transfer your data from your iPhone to your new Android phone. Google Drive is a simple solution for this. Download it on your old iPhone and sign in with your Google account.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

Once you have set it up, open the backup wizard in the settings menu, select the content you want to backup, and tap Start Backup. The app will then create a backup of your contacts, calendar events, photos, and videos. After that, switch to your Android device, sign in with the same Google account, and your data will sync to your new phone automatically.

Google Drive aims to be the one-stop shop for all your data transferring needs, but it falls short in a couple of areas. For instance, it doesn’t support transferring Apple Notes. That’s where Evernote comes in. The process to transfer your notes is simple: install Evernote on your old iPhone and open the Notes app.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

To transfer a note to Evernote, simply press and hold on the note you want to transfer and select Share. From the share menu, choose Evernote and your note will be automatically saved in Evernote.

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When you install Evernote on your Android device using the same account, all your notes will sync to your new phone.

If you have a lot of old notes and don’t want to share each one manually, you can use a custom script.

3. iSMS2droid

To transfer your SMS messages to your Android device, download iSMS2droid. This app helps you restore a backup of your messages from your iOS device with a single tap. First, create a backup of your messages on your iPhone.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

To take an unencrypted backup of your iPhone, use iTunes and copy the file named “3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28” (name for illustration purposes only) located in the backup folder. Copy this file onto your Android device via USB, open “iSMS2droid,” tap “Import Messages,” and select the backup file you just copied.

This process can take time, depending on the number of messages in your backup. Perform it at night and avoid using the phone in the meantime. If you encounter any issues, refer to the app’s official website for detailed instructions.

4. iCal

To sync your calendar data from iCloud to Google Drive, you can’t rely on the usual method. You need to download the iCal app on your Android device and import your calendars. Start by exporting your calendar entries from your iPhone. Open the Calendar app, tap on the info button next to the desired calendar, and proceed from there.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

Tap on the toggle next to the Public Calendar option, then select the Share Link button. Send the link to yourself via email and open it on your Android device. Replace “webcal” with “HTML” at the beginning of the link and open it in a browser. This will prompt you to download an .ICS file of the calendar. Hit the download button and open the iCal app.

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5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

To import a calendar to your Android device from an .ICS file, open the app and navigate to the Import option. Select the .ICS file from your phone’s storage and tap on the red arrow to begin the import process. Your calendar entries will be synced to your Android device.

5. Xender

For the remaining files on your old iPhone, use Xender, a simple file transfer app. It will quickly share all your files from iPhone to Android.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

To connect your iPhone and Android devices, open the app on your phone and tap Receive. Then select Connect Android and scan the QR code with your Android device. This will connect both devices.

5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android5 Essential Apps to Switch from iPhone to Android

Tap on the files you want to transfer to select them and hit the Send button at the bottom to share them instantly. Simple, isn’t it?

Now that you know about the apps, switch from iPhone to Android and download them immediately to start the transfer process. However, be aware that switching between operating systems may result in data loss. For example, there is currently no simple way to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android. Hopefully, a solution will be developed soon. Don’t forget to read the next article if you prefer not to use Evernote. It will show you how to transfer your iPhone Notes to Google Keep instead.

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