Google Switch to Android is a new application available on the App Store for iPhone users moving to Android. For some time, switching to an Android device from an iPhone has been difficult. Moving existing data, applications, and media has been difficult except on Google Pixel devices.
Now, Google is giving more Android smartphones the freedom to absorb iPhone users who want the Android experience. This feature will be available for devices that launch with Android 12 or that’ll upgrade to Android 12 and above. Truthfully, people are moving between the two mobile operating systems (from iPhone to Android, and vice versa).
To use the Google Switch to Android application, download on the App Store. Once the installation is complete, it displays a QR code to prompt the switch and file transfer process. This transfer can be wireless over a Wi-Fi connection or with a USB Type-C to Lightning cable. From personal experience, I’d recommend using a USB Type-C to Lightning cable. This will enable all files to move over faster and ultimately in a more secure way.
This switch will move everything from your iPhone to your new Android device. It also ensures the transfer of existing WhatsApp messages and files, even if they don’t have a cloud backup. For your iMessage conversations, they will move over to Google RCS Messages.
The “Move to iOS” application has been available on PlayStore for some years now. It is finally good to see a counterpart on the App Store to aid any user who wants to move over to the Android ecosystem. Now a switch to either platform (to iPhone, or Android) will be easy and hassle-free.