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Want to copy data from iPhone to Android? The “Switch to Android” iOS app by Google might help

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.

Switch to Android

It also changes the entire textual part of the Data Restore Tool and emphasizes that you can now copy your apps from your iPhone.

Before:

To transfer more content, like SMS messages and contacts, enter your iTunes® backup password

After:

To transfer apps, SMS messages, and contacts, enter your iTunes® backup password

Before:

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.

After:

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.

Anurag

Hi, I am Anurag Chawake, a passionate writer from New Delhi, India. I enjoy writing on topics such as general news, technology, and gaming. When I am not working, you can find me playing video games.

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