Many Canadians switch from Android to iPhone. If we look at the latest survey then 46 percent of the Canadians use Android phones in comparison to 53 percent of them using iPhone. Canada is also one of the few countries in the world where smartphone penetration hasn’t hit 100 percent. Compared to the U.S., for instance, where there’s 1.21 phones for every person, in Canada there are only 0.87 phones per person.
Many Canadians when switch from Android to iPhone often get confused as how to do it specially if they are lay person knowing nothing of the technology. For starters, despite how desperately both companies try to keep you locked in their respective ecosystems, making the switch is pretty painless.
In fact, moving from Android to iPhone is actually easier than going from iPhone to Android. That’s because all of those Google apps you use are also available for Apple’s iOS operating system. Apple’s apps, meanwhile, are only available on the iPhone.
How to switch from Android to iPhone if you want?
Here follow the step to step guide to switch from Android to iPhone if you want. But before you begin note that:
- On your Android device, make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on.
- Plug your new iOS device and your Android device into power.
- Make sure that the content you’re moving, including what’s on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device
- If you want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device.
While you set up your new iOS device, look for the Apps & Data screen. Then tap Move Data from Android. (If you already finished setup, you need to erase your iOS device and start over. If you don’t want to erase, just transfer your content manually.
There’s an Android app that helps you switch to the iPhone. On your Android phone, download the Move to iOS app from the Google Play Store.
Now, turn on Do Not Disturb mode on your Android phone, and open the Move to iOS app. Don’t open any other apps or answer any phone calls while you’re using the app, or it won’t transfer your data to your iPhone properly.
Agree to the app’s terms of service. Your phone will now ask if you want Move to iOS to have access to your contacts, calendar, location, photos, media, files, and SMS messages.
Remember that after you open up the Move to iOS app, you’ll be asked if you want to give it access to the content on your Android phone.
Agree to all of the requests, and you’ll see a dialog box with 6 spaces. Read the terms and conditions that appear. To continue, tap Agree, then tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.
On your iOS device, tap Continue on the screen called Move from Android. Then wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear. If your Android device shows an alert that you have a weak Internet connection, you can ignore the alert.
Enter the code on your Android device. Then wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear.
On your Android device, select the content that you want to transfer and tap Next. Then — even if your Android indicates that the process is complete — leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes. The whole transfer can take a while, depending on how much content you’re moving.
Here’s what gets transferred: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars. If they’re available on both Google Play and the App Store, some of your free apps will also transfer. After the transfer completes, you can download any free apps that were matched from the App Store.
After the loading bar finishes on your iOS device, tap Done on your Android device. Then tap Continue on your iOS device and follow the onscreen steps to finish setup for your iOS device.
Points to note
Make sure that all of your content transferred. Music, Books, and PDFs need to be moved over manually.
Make sure that you leave both devices alone until the transfer finishes. For example, on your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen the whole time. If you use another app or get a phone call on your Android before the transfer finishes, your content won’t transfer.
On your Android device, turn off apps or settings that might affect your Wi-Fi connection, like the Sprint Connections Optimizer or the Smart Network Switch. Then find Wi-Fi in Settings, touch and hold each known network, and forget the network. Then try the transfer again.
Restart both of your devices and try again.
On your Android device, turn off your cellular data connection. Then try the transfer again.