Switch to Android app

Tech giant, Google has announced that its Switch to Android app for iOS users is now compatible with all Android 12 devices. The iOS app, which rolled out earlier this year, makes the transition between the mobile platforms more effortless to manage by helping users import their contacts, calendar, photos, and videos to their new Android devices. The Switch to Android app initiates a transfer process by showing a QR code on your iPhone that you can scan to start migrating your data over to your new Android phone.

Switch to Android App Also Provides Instructions on How to Deregister iMessage

Users will be prompted to connect their old iPhone with their new Android phone either with their iPhone cable or wirelessly via the new Switch to Android app. In addition to moving data, the Switch to Android app offers other instructions about the transfer process, such as how to deregister iMessage in order to continue getting texts on the new Android device. The app will also give users tips for their new device, such as learning how to transfer photos from iCloud.

Users Can Move Information From iPhone to New Android Seamlessly

“Starting today, support for the Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all Android 12 phones, so you can move over some important information from your iPhone to your new Android seamlessly,” said Liza Ma, a group product manager at Android, in a blog post. “Once you’ve got your new Android phone, follow our easy setup instructions to go through the data transfer process.”

Before the company introduced the Switch to Android app, Google’s suggested procedure for moving to Android from iPhone involved having users back up their contacts, calendar, photos, and videos via the Google Drive iOS app before altering devices. The new Switch to Android app does the same thing but in an easier and faster way.

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