How to switch from iOS to Android and Vice Versa
There are a lot of people out there who are locked into their respective mobile operating system of choice. Others think that the process of switching over is a hassle.
So let’s talk about a few ways to make the switch easier.
Its 2022 and its easy to switch
Before my current job I used to work in retail. You could usually find me at a cellphone store being a nerd, and talking customers heads off.
But, one thing I always noticed was that many customers did not want to put up with the hassle of switching. In fact most times, when I told them we could do everything wirelessly they were excited. When I told them we could get just about everything copied over they were astounded.
Fear of the green bubble
Okay. So, if you are scared of being a green bubble after switching to Android then I have a solution for you. The first one is to use the Beeper app. I talked about this in a previous video which you can go watch.
But, this app allows you to send and receive iMessages on your Android phone of choice. The one downside of it is it costs $10 a month, and there is a waiting list of people to get access to it.
This is really the best way to get iMessages on your Android phone currently. But, the default Messages app from Google is getting better. In fact, you can now see iMessage reactions in the Google Messages app.
Save your photos in the cloud
So in order to make things easier for yourself, and others let’s go over ways to make things easier. Because photos are super important to a lot of people let’s start there.
The easiest way to move your photos from iOS to Android is by using an app on available on both. My choice for that is Google Photos. Now this seems simple, but the amount of people I have helped during my retail days who don’t know about Google Photos is staggering.
This is especially geared toward iOS users who are considering switching. While iCloud storage is nice, it isn’t available on Android. Because of that getting your photos moved over is tougher.
By using Google Photos (or something similar) you can keep your photos stored in the cloud. This makes them easier to access and keeps your phone from getting full too quickly.
Keep track of your loved ones
There was this one time when I was working at Verizon when a woman was hesitant to switch to a Z Flip 3 from an iPhone because she couldn’t keep up with her man’s location. The reason why she wants to is none of my business.
But, this is a real fear. Well fear not because Google Maps allows you to keep up with your loved ones whether they are on iOS or Android. You can share your location temporarily or permanently.
Personally, my family likes to share each other’s location just in case something happens to one of us.
And since I’m the one who switches between iOS and Android often I had to find a solution. Google Maps is that solution.
Contacts and messages
One thing a lot of consumers don’t know is there are software solutions from Apple, Samsung, and Google. And these apps will transfer over contacts, messages, and even apps which are cross platform.
No longer do you have to sit there and watch representatives hook your phone up to a machine and wait forever. Now the rep can download the Move to iOS app from the Google Play Store. This App as the name says helps you move from Android to iOS.
When you move from iOS to Android there is the Switch to Android from Google. In addition to to the Switch to Android app you can also use
Google One to back up your iOS device and restore the data on your Android phone. Samsung has its Samsuns Smart Switch which to me is the best way of moving from iOS to Android.
See it’s not that bad switching from iOS to Android. There are ways to keep you most prized photos. There is a way to get your contacts and messages over. You can even get iMessages on your Android phone after switching over. Kind of.
The main point is that you can now switch from iOS to Android easier than ever, and keep your information. And vice versa.
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