Google is working on a new iOS app that will help you switch all your data from your iPhone to your Android device. It works by backing up everything to Google Drive.
Once all your data is saved on the cloud platform, Google downloads it all on the Android phone. The company also updated the official “Data Restore Tool” to version 1.0.382048734. The updated version suggests the “Switch to Android” app on iOS, which is fairly similar to the “Move to iOS” app on Android.
As opposed to transferring the data over USB-C or a lightning cable, the app makes use of a local wi-fi network (creating a hotspot) on your Android device. Just connect your iPhone to this network and launch the two apps. It will initiate the transfer process.
It also changes the entire textual part of the Data Restore Tool and emphasizes that you can now copy your apps from your iPhone.
To transfer more content, like SMS messages and contacts, enter your iTunes® backup password
To transfer apps, SMS messages, and contacts, enter your iTunes® backup password
Your iPhone® device is managed by your organization and has encrypted content.
To transfer iCloud® contacts, device contacts, and iMessage® messages, you’ll need to remove device management on your iPhone® device.
Your iPhone® is managed by your organization and has encrypted content.
To transfer apps, iCloud® contacts, device contacts, and iMessage® messages, you’ll need to remove device management on your iPhone®.
Having said that, it is still unclear how this will work in reality unless Google already knows what apps you have installed on your iPhone. Obviously, you will not be able to transfer paid apps. It is still unknown when the Switch to Android app will arrive on the App Store.