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Apple Releases Detailed Guide for Android Users Looking To Switch To iPhone

by Brandon Russell | September 17, 2014September 17, 2014 11:30 am PST

Move from Android to iOS

Thinking of switching from Android to iOS? Many people have said that they moved over to Android because the ecosystem offers larger screens, but now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have gone up to 4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively, it might be time to switch back. Apple has released a document detailing how, exactly, Android owners can make the switch.

When I say detailed, I mean detailed.

Apple’s documents cover everything from Mail, Contacts and Calendars, right on down to Apps. Switching ecosystems in the past has largely been difficult and frustrating, though there are plenty of options—Moto Migrate for Android comes to mind—that makes moving less of a hassle; Apple also highlights a number of other apps, such as Copy My Data and PhotoSync, for ensuring your photos carry over. (I would suggest using automatic camera upload features for cloud apps like Dropbox as an alternative.)

This is already turning out to be Apple’s biggest launch ever, with pre-orders off the charts. Apple, unsurprisingly, wants to make sure folks have as many options at their disposal as possible when the new iPhones launch later this week. Switching has always been an incredibly daunting task, but it’s becoming easier than ever to ensure your photos, contacts, books and music switches with you. There’s typically app parity between both operating systems, too, so if you do decide to make the move from Android, finding your favorite apps shouldn’t be an issue.

Soon after Apple announced its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Tim Cook said he’s confident many Android users will be tempted to make the switch. If you’re among them, check out Apple’s detailed guide so you know what you’re in for. Both new iPhones are set to come out on Friday, Sept. 19.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...