Before you embark on this journey to the promised land of Android, take one last look around you. Any DRM-protected content you bought in the Apple App Store or iTunes is stuck there you can easily and legally remove the restrictions from music, but not from TV shows and movies. You can also use the Smart Switch software. You could also use iCloud.
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A guide of what you're likely to find if you do decide to move from iOS to Google's operating system. The next iPhone device is rumoured to boast a raft of innovative features, but it's also tipped to cost well over a thousand pounds. With each iPhone launch, the much sought-after Apple device seems to get ridiculously more expensive. At the same time, there are increasingly better and more innovative devices popping up from rival Android manufacturers. As a result, many Apple fans are starting to consider making the move from Apple's operating system iOS to Android. Whether that's just for a change, or to switch to a phone that offers similar specs at a lower price, or newer hardware features Apple hasn't introduced yet. However, one thing holding such users back is the worry of what they'll leave behind if they do migrate to Google's mobile operating system. With that, here's a guide of what you're likely to find if you do decide to move to Android: the pros, the cons, and how you can switch if you really want to.
Using phone manufacturer apps or tools
So, you're ready to leave your iPhone for greener pastures — specifically, the bright green hue of Google's Android ecosystem. It's a major move, to be sure, but it doesn't have to be daunting. Beneath the surface-level differences, Android and iOS actually have a lot in common — and with the right steps, you can switch from an iPhone to an Android device without losing anything significant including your sanity. Make your way through this easy-to-follow guide, and you'll be happily settled in your new high-tech home in no time.
But switching from iOS to Android is easier than you might think, especially now that so many of our apps are cloud-based: getting up and running on Facebook, Instagram or Spotify is just a matter of installing the app and signing in on your new device. But with a bit of preparation and a few simple steps you can move what matters and be up and running in no time. Before you transfer anything, give your phone a bit of a spring clean: why transfer stuff you don't want such as unwanted photos or videos or contact details for people you don't speak to any more? The Google Drive app makes it easy to transfer three key kinds of data from iOS to Android: your contacts, your calendar and your camera roll. To export your contacts, go into the Contacts section and look for the gear icon at the bottom left of the screen.