Switching iOS to Android or vice versa is quite a difficult task for any developers, but it’s still possible. And depends which type of data you need to move over, and where you want to store it, it can be quite straightforward. But before moving ahead, lets know about the top 7 reasons why you should focus on Android Development than iOS.
With such a large number of Google apps available on iOS, and so few Apple apps for Android, moving from Android to iOS is easier than going in the opposite direction, but here we’ll lay out all that you have to know to get your apps, emails, contacts and more moved safely.
THE OFFICIAL SWITCHING TOOLS
Your best starting point for the process is to choose right official tools for the activity: Apple has a Move to the iOS application that does a considerable measure of the challenging work for you automatically while Google has a website specifying the processes you have to experience step-by-step.
Most of the thing covered like, photos, messages, emails, contacts, web bookmarks and calendars.
Whichever way you’re moving, it pays to be intensely invested in Google’s ecosystem. If you as of now have every one of your contacts, emails and calendars in Google’s apps, then you can install those apps on your iOS or Android gadget, and you’re up and running. The same goes for apps like Google Play Music and Google Photos.
Apple, of course, doesn’t make email, photograph or logbook apps for Android – the primary account you can easily transfer over is your Apple Music one.
One imperative piece of moving from iOS to Android involves turning iMessage handling of SMS texts off before you discard your iPhone (you can do this in the Messages section of Settings). Otherwise, you’ll keep running into a wide range of problems with instant messages getting redirected to the wrong place.
You can give the Apple application or the Google website an attempt to get some of your stuff moved over to your new platform, but we’ll say some of the key areas in more profundity underneath.
- EMAILS, CALENDARS AND CONTACTS
As we’ve specified, Google’s apps live on the web, store your data in the cloud, and you can easily access it anywhere on Earth – if you as of now use Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Contacts on your present gadget, regardless of whether iOS or Android, you can just portable using them on your new device in essentially the same way.
The difficulties start when you use Apple’s contacts, email and logbook systems and need to switch over to Android.
For contacts, ensure they’re synced to iCloud from your iOS gadget, at that point use the iCloud web portal through a browser to send out them. You’ll get a vCard document that you can trade on the Google Contacts website.
You can send out your Apple calendars comparably. Check they’re being synced to iCloud, at that point go to the iCloud website and choose to share every one of the calendars you need to get across to Android – on the connection you’re given, change the “webcam” string toward the start to “HTTP”, paste it into your browser’s address box, and you’ll get an ICS record that would then be able to be foreign to Google Calendar.
For email, Gmail for Android now lets you include outsider IMAP accounts, so you can set it to sync with your existing iCloud address by setting up another account. There are a couple of hoops to bounce through, but at last, your messaging shouldn’t be excessively disrupted.
- MOVING APPS
With a couple of exceptions, most of the apps you’re as of now using on iOS and Android will be available on the other platform as well – from Spotify and YouTube to Snapchat and Twitter.
Tragically, there isn’t an approach to get a discount or a discount on account of paid apps. If you’ve shelled out some cash for a specific application on your present gadget, you will need to pay again to get the identical application on your new platform.
That may mean you have to pay for your most loved amusement twice.
Before you make the hop it merits checking where your data is saved and trading it if you have to. A considerable measure of apps, like Evernote or Dropbox, keep every one of your files in the cloud and so as soon as you sign in on another gadget everything is there sitting tight for you, but there are some apps that store data locally.
Again games could be an issue, with iOS and Android both using different gaming platforms – beware of diversion websites or with the developers to see if there’s any method for transferring your progress and achievements to your new gadget. There won’t be, in which case you’ll need to start from scratch again with your high scores.
- MOVIES, MUSIC AND PHOTOS
On account of movies, music and photos, it honestly depends where your content’s now stored and how you need to access it.
If you get at your movies through Netflix or Plex, for instance, at that point you can just portable using these apps after you’ve switched. If you have motion picture files privately stored somewhere, and in an arrangement free from DRM (Digital Rights Management that locks them to a specific gadget), at that point you can just import them into iTunes (if you’re moving to iOS) or load them up in an application of your decision (if you’re running to Android).
The main problem is movies and TV shows you’ve purchased from iTunes and which are bolted to your Apple ID – there’s right now no real way to get this content on Android.
Music is slightly accessible, as long as there’s no DRM connected. For iOS, you can import your music into iTunes from wherever it is right now, and for Android, you can transfer your iTunes library to the Google Play Music cloud.
If you use Spotify, in the interim, at that point obviously switching is extremely simple in reality.
As for photos, it’s not always easy to get pictures out of Apple’s secured apps, either on the desktop or portable. If you’re hoping to switch to Android your best wager is to use an application like Dropbox or Google Photos to get every one of your images into the cloud before disposing of your iOS gadget.
Both of those two apps are also the approach if you’re switching from Android to iOS – everything is kept on the web as well as on your devices, so it doesn’t matter which platform you’re using to take a gander at them.
Those are some of the fundamental issues to consider when switching from iOS to Android or the other way around, but everybody will have their setup – ensure you’ve pondered where the majority of your data, content and files are before you make the hop.
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