Anyone switching from an iPhone to an Android device has more to worry about than green bubbles, they also want to carry as much data from their phone as possible. While backing everything up to Google Drive or plugging in a cable are solutions that Google can guide you through, we now know that Google has built an iOS app called Switch to Android to get the job done. wire.
Switch to Android appeared in the App Store last week, but it’s not public, so you need the link to learn it. As TechCrunch says Google is starting to roll out the app to the public, but it may take a while before you can actually use it. Google spokesperson Ivy Hunt confirmed to The Verge that the rollout will be complete in a few weeks. What we’re waiting for is an update for Pixel devices that allows them to work with the app. Once all devices are ready, the app will be available in markets where Pixel phones are sold.
Once active, the Switch to Android app will be able to initiate the transfer by showing a QR code on your iPhone, which your Pixel can scan and start downloading photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events. without the need for “frivolous cables. ”
The app is of course called Switch to Android, not Switch to Pixel, so you’d be right to assume it would work with other devices, but at first the only phones it worked on were Pixels. There’s no word yet on when it will be ready for other Android phones or from which manufacturer.