Google today announced that its Switch to Android app for iOS users is now compatible with all Android 12 phones. The iOS app, launched earlier this year, makes it easier to manage the transition between mobile platforms by helping users import their contacts, calendar, photos and videos to their new Android phone. Prior to today’s expansion, the app was limited to Pixel phones.
The app initiates a transfer process by displaying a QR code on your iPhone that you can scan to begin migrating your data to your new Android phone. You’ll be prompted to connect your old iPhone to your new Android phone, either with your iPhone cable or wirelessly through the new Switch to Android app.
In addition to moving data, the app offers other instructions on the transfer process, such as unsubscribing from iMessage in order to continue receiving text messages on the new Android device. The app will also give you tips for your new device, like learning how to transfer photos from iCloud.
“Starting today, support for the Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all Android 12 phones, so you can transfer some important information from your iPhone to your new Android seamlessly” said Liza Ma, group product manager at Android. , in a blog post. “Once you have your new Android phone, follow our simple setup instructions to go through the data transfer process.”
Before the company introduced the app, Google’s suggested process for switching from iPhone to Android involved users backing up their contacts, calendar, photos, and videos through the Google Drive iOS app before switching devices. ‘device. The new Switch to Android app does the same thing, but in an easier and faster way.