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Switching from iOS to Android is now even easier

by Brandon Russell | December 14, 2016December 14, 2016 4:30 pm PDT

Google has made it really simple to switch from iOS to Android, and has even created an entire website dedicated to simplifying the process. Now, thanks to a new update in Google Drive—and on Google’s “Switch to Android” website—it’s easier than ever to go from iPhone 7 to Google Pixel.

In the update to the Google Drive app for iOS, there’s a new backup feature that will save your contacts, calendar events, and photos and videos to the cloud, ensuring your precious memories make the transition with you. Because let’s face it, moving from one OS to another can feel like moving apartments—at least initially. Google Drive’s new feature will make sure the process is as painless as possible.

Google warns the backup process could take several hours—it depends on how many photos and videos you have—so sit back and let Google Drive do its thing. Once you’ve done that, sign in on your Android device and Google will take care of the rest.

In a subtle jab at Apple, Google even reminds iOS users to turn off iMessage to ensure your new phone gets messages from friends and family.

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It’s as simple as that

Of course, you’ll need to re-download all the apps you used on your iPhone, but it’s now easier than ever to transfer over the important information without much fuss.

With the holidays on the horizon, Google Drive’s new feature is timed to perfection. You can learn more about how to back up your iPhone data with Google Drive at the link below.

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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...

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