Google ‘Switch To Android’ App, for iOS

Switching from one OS to a different is a big friction level for shoppers at a number of ranges, together with transferring person information, getting used to the brand new person expertise, and maybe the provision of the purposes.

Right this moment, Google makes it simpler for iOS customers to maneuver their information from iOS to Android due to the free Swap to Android iOS app.

The app requires a Google account (and an lively web connection) because the information switch occurs by way of Google Drive.

From the official screenshots, we will see that typical information comparable to Contacts, Calendars, Images, and Movies are transferred. Remember the fact that some apps information won’t be transferred, so perform some research and assume that solely the above shall be transferred.

The Google switching app additionally permits transferring photographs from iCloud to Google Picture in a bid to win extra market share. Admittedly, Google Picture is a stable storage choice, and when you’re going to make use of Android, it makes complete sense. I extremely suggest Google Picture, however remember that Microsoft’s OneDrive is also a viable choice.

Since apps aren’t moved, there’s nonetheless a big level of friction that would have been alleviated by not less than putting in apps which have an iOS equal. That ought to have been a straightforward low-hanging fruit.

The info switch from an iOS to an Android model of the app is far more problematic and would require developer validation. Nevertheless, that is also one thing that builders may flag, and maybe a conversion mechanism (offered by every app) might be added as an API sooner or later.

I want there have been a wired model of this switch course of, however it’s wi-fi just for now, so it may take some time when you have a 512GB system with numerous information.

This new app is barely simpler to make use of than the earlier technique that was based mostly on a “Backup to Google Drive” methodology. Hopefully, this can preserve evolving as a result of something that permits customers to modify platforms is useful.

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