Switching from Android to iPhone is a task that is easier said than done, and for a lot of us, it is a very emotional process. Android has its own pros and cons but there are a lot of attractions of the iPhone that can get you to switch. The smartphone you carry around has a lot of personal things in it.
Some of them include photos, videos, music, contacts as well as your calendar. When opting you switch from Android to iPhone, you might think that you’d have to leave a lot of data behind. However, the good news is that you can take most of all of these with you to your new iPhone.
Once you have picked the iPhone model that you wish to buy, you can read on about which of your data is going with you to your new iPhone.
Software Needed: iTunes
When you are diving into the experience of iPhones, one of the key software that you will be using is iTunes. iTunes might be a new software for some of you Android users out there. While on the other hand, some of you must have had some experience with iTunes if you own an iPod Shuffle or any similar product from Apple. iTunes is a free software, so all you have to do is download and install it from Apple.
Sync Content to your Computer – Key Step Before Switching
A key step in switching is that your content has to be transferred to your Personal Computer first when you plan on switching to iPhone. What you need to take along should all be shifted, for example photos, videos, contacts etc. You might have other backup options available but just in case you lose any of them, this step will ensure that you take most of the content along.
What you can and cannot take along from your Android to iPhone?
If you have been a long time Android user, you might be skeptical as to whether shifting to iPhone might cost you your data. This is why you need to read on as here you will get to know exactly what you can and cannot take along to your iPhone.
Music is something that is very close to many people’s hearts. They have memories attached to some of their favorite songs and this is why keeping this music with them is very important to them. It is easy and simple if you have synchronized your music to your computer. All you need to do is to add your songs to your iTunes, and you are good to go. But, you have to note that your music has to be DRM free. If your music has DRM, an app needs to be installed first in order to authorize it. Keep in mind that Windows Media files are not compatible to be played with iPhone. But if you really need to keep them, add them to iTunes. After adding them to iTunes, convert them to MP3 or AAC and proceed on synchronizing them.
For those of you who use Spotify, all you need to do is re-download the songs you have saved for offline listening again on your iPhone. Sign in and continue using Spotify.
Photos and Videos
Pictures are our memories acquired over a span of years and who would want to lose all their countless memories just because they are switching phones? Then again, while shifting from Android to iPhone, you will have to sync your data with your PC. Mac and Windows have separate platforms for photo-management.
Here comes the critical point. Apps are the main difference between Apple and Android, as the apps made for one platform do not work on another. However, some apps also come in two different forms made for these two separate platforms.
Ever wondered having to type all the names and all those contacts saved on your phone ALL over again? That would be such a hectic task to perform. The good news is that you would not have to do that. To start the process of shifting contacts from your Android to your iPhone, first shift all your contacts to your Personal Computer, if you have a Windows PC, you can sync them with Windows Address Book, otherwise if you own a Mac, sync them with Contacts.
Events, meetings and birthdays are very important to be carried along when shifting from Android to iPhone. The method is very similar to the one used for Contacts. A good option is to use an online calendar, such as Google or Yahoo. Your account in your iPhone just needs to be synced so that you get the Calendar data.
If you are used to some other third-party app when you were using Android, then see if it is available on Apple’s Store.
Movies and TV shows
Movies and TV shows are not that big of a problem especially since we have platforms like Netflix now. However, if you have some favorite episodes saved in your Android phones on the MP3 format, which you keep going back to whenever you feel like, then that could be a bit of trouble. The issue with movies and TV shows is very similar to that of the music files. If DRM exists on your videos, they are not going to play on your iPhone.
Text messages are something that is not really transferred to iPhone while switching from Android. However, you may go ahead and look for third-party apps that might help you transfer your important chat or the ones that have important conversations with them to your iPhone.
Voicemails are something that is more linked to your mobile service provider rather than the smartphone you are using, so they are generally available once you shift from Android to iPhone. However, switching mobile service providers will make you lose them certainly.
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