Decided to try new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C for the first time? Obviously most of the people want to give it a try. But what if you have an Android gadget? Changing platform has been always a big headache as you have already stored your data onto your Android phone and again you have to migrate all your data to your new phone. It sounds hectic but no worries. We will guide you all the way from start to finish step by step.
If you are an Android user and want to move your data from Android to your new iPhone you can follow the below mentioned steps :
Managing Email Accounts And Social Media Accounts
1. Google, Exchange, Yahoo!, Aol., Outlook.com etc.
A lot of cloud services are there for maintaining email accounts and social media sites which can store your contacts, photos, calendars, documents, posts etc. These can be easily archived in your new phone. If you are worries about the cross-platform supported services such as Google, Exchange, or Yahoo! then no issues at all. All of them are supported in iOS 7. It basically provide an option so that you have to put a minimal effort in importing all of your data from Android phone. So it makes your effort easy now as you just have to enter credentials for any of the supported services that can be found within the iOS 7 Settings menu, and simply select which data you want to pull in; mail, contacts, calendars or notes. Because these data are already stored in the cloud and you can access them on your new iPhone.
2. Social Media Sites : Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.
iOS 7 can pull down your contacts from most of the popular social media accounts. Nowadays people are relying on the Facebook and Twitter contacts. You can select Update Contacts from Settings menu to keep all your contacts up to date and readily available onto your iPhone.
Using Cloud Service Like Dropbox :
Dropbox is supported on both the platforms Android and iOS and it also provides the option to upload your images or any other data automatically or you can upload your backed up data like documents, music, files etc to store on Dropbox cloud. If you are using Dropbox for Android App then you can easily sign in to the same Dropbox account via Dropbox For iOS App.
If you don't have the Dropbox account then here is the simplest way to backup your data from Android and access them from your new iPhone :
1. Download Dropbox for Android app from Google Play on your Android device
2. Launch it and sign in
3. Upload the files whatever you want from your Android device
4. Download Dropbox for iOS app from iTunes
5. Launch it and sign in with the same credentials
6. Download the already uploaded backup data
Using Device to Device Transfer :
If you like to keep a copy of your contacts on your computer, or just want to avoid the cloud syncing service, you can export your contacts from your Android phone as a .vcf file. Later on you can import that into Contacts at iCloud.com.
Lets start the process by following the below steps:
1. Launch the Contacts app.
2. Press Menu button.
3. Search for the Import/Export option and select it.
4. Select the option to export your contacts to storage.
5. Pull it from your phone to your computer or email it to yourself
6. Once the contacts transfer is over, you can upload it to iCloud.com.
Note : But always remember one thing that before doing any steps, take a backup so that if something goes wrong you can restore easily.
Using Android File Transfer :
If you are using a Windows PC, then transferring data from your Android device using your computer will be easy and simple. In case you have a Mac PC, then you can download the Android File Transfer app and use it. It will give you the option on your Mac to browse the files and folders on your Android device, and you can easily copy them to your Mac. But some files can only be imported to your iPhone via iTunes.
Click here for free download : Android File Transfer for Mac
Google Apps On iOS :
You must be worried about the fact that you have already installed multiple apps on your Android gadgets and how do you get those apps on iOS. But in reality Apple Store also provides multiple useful apps like you get on Google Play. if you an Android user, then it is obvious that you have a Google account too. Google has made it simple by providing one login credential to access all their services from Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Google Drive, Hangouts, Google TV Remote, Chrome to Chromecast. So don't feel that leaving Google Android platform will narrow down your opportunities to access the Google apps. If you have a Google account then access it from Apple iPhone using various Google apps available on iTunes Apple Store.
Google provides some of the most used apps available on iOS and many of which have already been updated with official support for iOS 7. If your interaction and usage is more with Google services, stay tuned with Google's official iOS apps. Here are some of the most used Google apps available on iOS.
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- Google Maps, Free - Download Now
- Google+, Free - Download Now
Hope this tutorial will help you to transfer data from your Android device to new iOS device. Share your comments here along with your experience.