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Google’s latest update will help new Android phone users copy data from old iPhone seamlessly

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  • It transfers data like call logs, messages, and photos.
  • Users can even transfer calendar data during the transfer process.
  • Until now, Google Switch to Android app worked for Google Pixel smartphones.

It transfers data like call logs, messages, and photos.

Google announced today that its Switch to Android app for iOS users is now compatible with all Android 12 phones. The iOS app, which launched earlier this year, makes the transition between the mobile platforms easier to manage by helping users import their contacts, calendar, photos, and videos to their new Android phone.

The app initiates a transfer process by displaying a QR code on your iPhone that you can scan to start migrating your data over to your new Android phone. You will be prompted to connect your old iPhone with your new Android phone either with your iPhone cable or wirelessly via the new Switch to Android app.

Users can even transfer calendar data during the transfer process.

In addition to moving data, the app offers other instructions about the transfer process, such as how to deregister iMessage in order to continue getting texts on the new Android device. The app will also give you tips for your new device, such as learning how to transfer photos from iCloud.

Switching from iPhone to Android smartphone using Google’s Switch to Android app is quite easy. First, you need to connect your old iPhone with your Android phone. You can either do using over WiFi or using a Lightning to USB-C cable. Once you have connected the two devices, you will have to open the Switch to Android app and select the data, such as contacts, photos, messages, videos, apps, and music, that you want to take to your new Android smartphone.

Google Switch to Android app worked for Google Pixel smartphones.

Apart from helping you transfer all your data, Google’s Switch to the Android app will also help you with deregistering iMessage so that you can get text messages on your new Android 12 smartphone instead.

“Starting today, support for the Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all Android 12 phones, so you can move over some important information from your iPhone to your new Android seamlessly,” Google wrote in a blog post.

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