Apple’s Move to iOS lets you easily switch from Android to iPhone

Apple’s Move to iOS lets you easily switch from Android to iPhone

Apple on Wednesday released its first app on Android platform, called Move to iOS. As its name suggests, this new app provides you the official solution to easily switch from an Android smartphone to iPhone.

Originally showcased at the WWDC 2015 back in June, Apple’s Move to iOS allows you to migrate your content automatically from your existing Android device to a new iPhone. The content that the app migrates can be anything including contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts and calendars.

You firstly need to install Move to iOS on your Android smartphone and once successfully installed, it requires you to enter a ten-digit security code from your iOS device to begin the transfer process. For this, you need to be in iPhone setup and have selected ‘Move Data from Android’ option.

Apple Move to iOS app

Apple Move to iOS app

Android as well as iOS device must need to be connected on a private Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Direct) network to perform wireless transfer. This means that the app does not require data or Wi-Fi connection to transfer content from Android to iOS.

Once the content are successfully transferred, you just need to leave your Android smartphone behind to step into the world of iOS with your iPhone. The app also enables iOS to automatically set up your default mail account that it migrated from Android device. This helps in providing you all your latest mails directly to your iPhone.

Move to iOS is available for free download on Google Play Store and is compatible with devices running on Android 4.0 (KitKat) and above. The iOS device on which you need to transfer your content, on the other hand, needs to run on the newly released iOS 9 operating system. Moreover, the app also works with iPad devices in case if you want to transfer content from an Android tablet.

The release of Move to iOS app certainly shows that how Apple is strategically working to incline Android users towards iOS platform. This also comes as an attempt to directly attack on Google, which already has some of its popular apps on iOS.

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