You’ve ditched Android for Apple. This guide will help you pack and transition seamlessly. We have alternatives for breaking free of Google’s ecosystem and all its phones.
This instruction explains how to transfer contacts, music, movies, and images. We’ll offer iOS services to replace what you’re leaving behind, provide you recommendations, and show you how to use your new iPhone. Begin!
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Consider what you can’t take with you while leaving Android. Your phone cover and desktop dock won’t work with your new iPhone, but other Android accessories may. Using Bluetooth should be fine. Most speakers and docks are iPhone-compatible. You’ll need a Lightning-to-3.5mm converter to use wired headphones with the latest iPhones.
You can’t take your Android apps with you, but almost all will be available on iOS, or there will be an equivalent. iOS 15 lets you add widgets and customise the Home screen more than before. Last but not least, there’s your old phone. Best bet: wipe and sell.
Apple’s Move to iOS app on Google Play makes switching from Android to iPhone easy. This programme transfers contacts, messages, images, videos, bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars to your new iPhone. Ignore the negative rating; it’s due to Android-versus-iOS competition, not software quality. Follow the instructions to copy content from your previous Android phone.
If Apple’s app doesn’t function for you, we have lots of alternatives.
There are many ways to bring your contacts with you. Follow this technique to transfer iPhone contacts to Android using Gmail and iTunes. When you connect a Google Account to the iPhone, Google contacts merge into the Contacts app. Learn more in our Gmail setup guide.
Apple over Google
When we covered how to convert from iPhone to Android, we discussed all the Google services you might utilise to replace Apple’s offerings. Going the other way is easier because the Google services you’ve been using on Android are all available on iOS. Apple App Store has a full list.
iOS users can enjoy Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube Music, Google Drive, and Google Assistant. If you’re invested in any of them, having them on iOS should make you feel more at home.
Apple alternatives will be default on your new iPhone. Try these:
iTunes and App Store: media and apps. Simple!
Apps to access Music, Books, and Apple TV content.
Safari syncs bookmarks between Apple devices.
iCloud saves files, contacts, calendars, and images.
CarPlay provides navigation and content access.
Apple Maps has turn-by-turn directions and premium extras. iMovie and GarageBand are creative apps. Keynote, Pages, and Numbers suit workaholics. iTunes U has the most free educational stuff.
Apple Arcade gives you access to a great library of games, ad-free, for $5 per month. Here are some Apple Arcade favorites.
Moving images, music
Memories must be backed up. Before proceeding, read our instructions on how to backup, speed up, and clean your Android smartphone. Unless they’re in the Downloads folder, you shouldn’t manually migrate Android files to iOS. You can download music, movies, TV shows, e-books, and more from the Play Store to use offline using Google’s iOS apps. Unless you’re leaving Google, you don’t need to export and import media.
If backed up to Google Photographs or another cloud service, Camera app photos and videos can be viewed on an iPhone. Therefore, If you set Dropbox for Android to automatically back up your images and videos, they’re stored in Camera Roll and accessible from any device, even your iPhone.
If you have adequate capacity, back up your Android device before wiping it. If you need additional space, you may acquire 100GB for $2 per month and cancel at any moment. Similar providers include Android, iOS, and iPadOS apps for quick transfers.
Upload files you manually downloaded to your Android phone to OneDrive or Dropbox, then re-download them to your iPhone. Using a wired or Bluetooth connection is another alternative. We cover Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. You copy your Android files to your iPhone using a PC.
If you wish to manually transfer images, we have a guide for Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. Always back up fresh iPhone photographs. Whatever you import into the iPhone Photos app is accessible on all Apple devices, including a MacBook or iPod Touch.
When switching phones, you don’t want to lose your text messages. Most won’t be missed, but sometimes there’s a particular goodbye or romantic note. Apple offers the only known mechanism to achieve this. Move to iOS can transfer contacts, images, videos, mail accounts, bookmarks, and calendars.
Congratulations on your new phone! At first sight, it may look unusual, and you may miss some Android features, but iOS is supposed to be intuitive. Try to land softly.
Android phones have numerous navigation modes. Android 12 includes gesture-only, two-button, and three-button. Using an iPhone will be easy if you’re used to motions. If you’re used to two- or three-button Android, the iPhone X’s lack of a physical Home button may be unsettling.
Apple separates the Quick Action menu and Notification Shade, whereas Android combines them. How to use iOS without a Home button:
Homescreen: Bottom-up swipe.
Open apps: Swipe from the bottom, pause, and lift to see apps.
Find: Swipe from the screen’s centre.
Control Center: Swipe down from top right. Like Android’s Quick Action menu.
Open notifications: Swipe left from the top.
Homeview: Apple Feed. Swipe left from the Home or Lock Screen.
Siri: Hold the Power button (or say “Hey Siri”).
The Android-familiar pull-down Notifications Bar also appears on your lock screen. Settings/Notifications can be changed. Tap or slide the notice to open the app. To dismiss a notification, hit the top-right cross. Some pop-up notifications let you dismiss or reply without leaving the program.
Home View supports widgets. How?
1: On the Home View screen, tap Edit.
2: Tap the top-left Plus icon.
3: Add a widget to Home View.
4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3, or touch Done to end.
Lack of an App Drawer is Android’s most shocking change. Swiping up from the bottom opens apps. iPhone-free. To browse your App Library on an iPhone, swipe left to right.
Apple released iOS 14’s App Library to reduce app clutter. Using the App Library on the far right Home screen reduces the number of apps on numerous home screens. How to use App Library and manage iOS Home screens are covered.
App Store has most Google Play apps. You’ll probably see newer versions on Apple’s platform first, like Google Assistant, because there are fewer iPhone models than Android devices.
We present the finest iPhone apps and games to get you started.
Apple’s iOS (and iPadOS) lack Launchers, limiting Home Screen customization. Your iPhone’s Home Screen has shortcuts to Apple’s standard apps, such Mail, Maps, Photos, Notes, the App Store, and iTunes. You can remove these shortcuts by doing the following:
Long-press an app icon.
Tap Remove App.
Move to App Library (Step 3)
This doesn’t destroy the program, just the Home Screen shortcut and linked pages. Long-press an app icon and tap the X that appears while it wiggles. Drag shortcuts to create folders.
Easy iPhone wallpaper setup. How?
First, open Settings.
Step 3: Select a wallpaper.
Step 4: Choose a wallpaper from Apple’s stock selection (Dynamic, Stills, or Live) or from Photos or Instagram.
Here are some possible wallpaper resolutions:
2340 x 1080 pixels
2532 x 1170 pixels
2778 x 1284 pixels
1792 x 828 pixels
2436 x 1125 pixels
2688 x 1242 pixels
1334 x 750 pixels
You may want to make your wallpaper slightly larger to account for the parallax effect.