User Guide | iPhone to Android Transfer

Switching from iPhone to Android?

The duopoly of Android and Apple is overall the status quo of the smartphone market. The Apple iphone has been the traditional ruler of the smartphone world. Not only that, but the iPhone boasts the best or better put, most wide selection of apps. However, it has also been on a steady decline as smartphone growth powered by Android phones has drawn a large portion of users worldwide. In this altered competitive landscape, any new phone from Apple will have to stack up favorably against the most popular Android phones. Unfortunately, the release of iPhone 5 did not turn around this situation and its development is still far from reaching users' expectation. So switching from iPhone to Android seems to be an issue worthy of considering.


iOS V.S Android | Operating System

Apple and Google combined control the user experience of nearly 400 million users through their iOS and Android platforms. Google's Android is built on the open-source platform Linux. It started off as closed-source software but very quickly became an open-source project Android is an open platform. It means software on Android is not only open, it's free! Another very useful feature of Android is the hidden menu structure and the strength of Android has been its diversity, and there are almost 40 handset makers that use this software.

iPhone V.S. Android Phones| Smartphones

Since there are so many Android smartphones on the market now--including both excellent devices and several barely passable ones--many people feel overwhelmed when trying to choose one. What we cannot deny is that there are quite a lot of Android models that can compete with iPhone in every aspect including user experience, UI design, Hardware and else. On nearly all Android Phones, there's an LED that blinks when you have unread notifications. The Android's phone screens, for example, start at 4 inches and go to 4.5 inches, advancing the size standard for this generation of touchscreens. If you find that you've maxed out the storage on your iPhone, you're pretty much out of luck, whereas with an Android phone you can pop in a new SD card and have gigabytes more storage to play with.

Network Carriers

Carrier lock-down is one of the main reasons why Android vs. iPhone is not a repeat of the history of Windows vs. Mac. Every U.S. carrier except AT&T, the home of the iPhone, is pushing Android phones as the alternative to the iPhone. According to a review published in 2012, however, in what looks to have become an industry-wide practice in the United States (and some other parts of the world), carrier AT&T reportedly instructed its retail staff to aggressively push Android handsets in place of iPhones. And the policy has already contributed to a notable drop in the iPhone’s share in AT&T’s overall handset numbers, with Apple’s device falling from as much as 80 percent of smartphone sales at one AT&T store to between 50 and 60 percent share. It’s not just AT&T, other carriers prefer Android wireless products, too.

Handset Makers

Ultimately, handset makers will sell the devices consumers want to buy, and Android along with Apple's iOS are likely to remain the dominant mobile operating systems powering them. Google Inc., meanwhile, has used its free Android software to edge past Apple in the market for the operating systems that power smartphones. Samsung and Motorola phones have now come very close to the iPhone in terms of design and performance, so much so that even some former Apple fanatics are defecting to Android. Samsung wasn't the first to the high-end Android handset game, but its initial effort was a huge hit. It has quickly become one of the largest smartphone makers globally, helped by its strong offering of devices using Google's Android platform. Its Galaxy products directly competes with Apple's mobile software. Samsung's rise has been driven by a blend of elegant hardware designs, popular Android services, memorable sub-brands and extensive global distribution.


Things to do before switching from iPhone to Android

After making up your mind, you've got to do a few things before ditching your iPhone. I will mention GALAXY S4 specifically below, but it works for almost all Android devices.

1. Transfer your iPhone contacts to Android device.

Contacts are probably the most important information on your phone. How to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Android (GALAXY S4)in batch directly? Please follow the instructions below.

  • Step 1: Download, install and run iPhone to Android Transfer.
  • iPhone to Android Transfer is a software on PC that helps you transfer all kinds of data from iPhone to Android. You can download it for free and always try before making a purchase.

  • Step 2: Connect iPhone and GALAXY S4 to your computer via USB.
  • Connecting devices to computer is the most important step in this whole transferring process, especially Android devices. You need to manually enable the USB debugging mode on your device manually so that iPhone to Android Transfer can write your data into it.

  • Step 3: Transfer contacts from iPhone to GALAXY S4.
  • After both devices are connected successfully to your computer, you may now select "Contacts" and click "Start Copy" to transfer. It will be done within a minute. Please note that in the process both devices need to remain connected.

2. Moving Call logs, SMS, Music, Photos and Videos to your Android device.

When using iPhone to Android Transfer to copy Call logs, you may notice that Call logs can not be transferred. That's because iOS has its protection mechanism and we are not able to crack it. SMS, Photos, Music and Videos can be transferred successfully though by following the same steps above. All you need to do is to multi-select all these items before click "Start Copy".

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