Google prepares ‘Switch to Android’: an app to transfer your data from an iPhone to an Android mobile

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Apple has Move to iOS on Google Play and now Google seems to be working on Switch to Android, an application that will be available in the App Store for facilitate the migration from an iPhone to an Android mobile.

The clue comes directly from the code within the APK of the Google Data Restore Tool, where it is directly mentioned that you must download ‘Switch to Android’ from the App Store to complete the migration. The app is not yet published in the iOS app store.

Go from iPhone to Android

Switch to Android is exactly the same name that Google has used for the official page on migration from iOS to Android. On that page, the usual steps are mentioned so far: install Google Drive on the iPhone, make a copy of everything and deactivate iMessage. Apparently Google is working on a new migration tool, equivalent to Apple’s Move to iOS.

Within the APK of the Data Restore Tool there are several mentions of an application called Switch to Android, which would be available in the App Store. An important novelty is that data would be passed with Wi-Fi Direct, rather than needing you to use a cable to connect both devices.


Until now the data was passed with a cable

The second big news is that Google seems to have made some adjustments in the texts of the transfer tool to mention that applications will also be migrated. For technical reasons, it seems quite unlikely that the applications and their data will be copied, so perhaps it is something simpler such as identifying which apps you had installed on the iPhone and downloading them on the Android mobile.

At the moment Switch to Android does not appear anywhere in the App Store, So we’ll have to wait. It is not the only novelty in terms of migrations that we have seen recently. Just yesterday we learned that Data Transfer Tool was preparing the migration of WhatsApp chats.

Via | 9to5Google


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