Finally, Google is planning a similar tool for those who want to switch from iOS to Android.
Changing platforms is difficult. It is possible, but the deeper you are in an ecosystem, the harder it is to change without costing you a lot of time, effort, money, and you can never fully replicate some features.
Currently, if you want to change the platform, you need to transfer all the data from your iPhone like photos to Google Drive first and then upload it to your new Android smartphone. It works, but you don’t get a transparent switch for things like apps.
This is about to change.
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Eagle-eyed people at 9to5Google spotted some changes to Google’s data recovery tool that mentions a “Switch to Android” app for iOS that transfers data over a Wi-Fi connection between the two devices.
It should be borne in mind that no switch will be perfect. Some apps are exclusive to certain platforms, and even when they are not, all paid apps will need to be repurchased for the new platform.
Switching from iOS to Android will also mean losing iMessage, which for many is an unacceptable loss.
Currently, there is no “Switch to Android” app in Apple’s App Store, but it might be worth watching.