Google is preparing a “Switch to Android” application for data migration from an iPhone
Google is said to be working on an app currently known as “Switch to Android,” capable of automating the process of transferring data from iOS to Android. It could directly compete with Apple’s “Move to iOS” application.
As 9to5Google reports, Google may be looking to create an application similar to “Move to iOS” for iOS users who want to switch to Android. Indeed, lines of code found in the latest version of the “Data Restore Tool”, the official Android data restoration tool, refer to a new application called “Switch to Android”.
The lines of code indicate for example to the user to download a “Switch to Android” application from the App Store, then to go to the Wi-Fi settings of his iPhone to connect to their Android phone using a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Google wants to ease the transition from iOS to Android
Currently, the fastest way to switch from iOS to Android is to use Google Drive. Users who want to change smartphones can back up their contacts, photos, videos and calendar events using the Google app. However, not only this method is tedious, but it cannot transfer a lot of important data, such as applications.
With this new application, Google could convince new customers to switch their iPhone to an Android smartphone. We had seen that iPhone users were more loyal than Android users, but that hadn’t stopped 26% of iPhone users from migrating to Android in 2020.
Thanks to Switch to Android, transferring data like SMS, contacts or photos should be even easier than ever.. It should even finally be possible to migrate applications from an iPhone to an Android smartphone., provided that these are available on both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.
At the moment, it is not known when Google plans to deploy this application, but we hope that it will arrive soon. This could allow Google to catch up with Apple, since “Move to iOS” has already been available for almost 5 years.