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Title: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 11, 2018, 10:39:42 am
When I moved the opposite direction a few months ago, it was easy, but it seems to be more complicated t'other way.

Anyone done this & who can recommend a guide or easy way, please?
Title: Re: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: tiermat on December 11, 2018, 12:14:43 pm
Having just migrated a number of users onto Samsung phones, the migration program that runs at startup on a new Android, is able to migrate iOS as well as Android.

Or just backup to GDrive and then restore

HTH
Title: Re: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: woollypigs on December 11, 2018, 09:39:32 pm
Got a Gmail account ? Then it is is just logging in and it is all there (after you have done that on the iThing and everything has uploaded to the cloud)
Title: Re: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: Von Broad on December 11, 2018, 10:02:19 pm
When I moved the opposite direction a few months ago, it was easy, but it seems to be more complicated t'other way.

I'm not great with these things, but when I knackered my iphone 5s and bought a cheap Samsung to tie me over [that I subsequently broke!] I found it a right PITA. What you'll need to do is delete everything from your Apple account, and deregister your number from Apple, because you'll find that you won't get texts from iphone users on your new Android from your contact list - not for a while anyway - something to do with iphone's texts being imessages and android being sms messages [or something like that]. I resolved it eventually, but it was a pain.

Looks like they've made it a tad easier now...bout time too.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203042
Title: Re: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 12, 2018, 01:30:26 pm
Well, the iPhone is backed up to Google Drive, so I'm hoping it'll be straightforward, but we'll see...
Title: Re: Transferring contacts, data, etc. from iPhone to Android
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 17, 2018, 10:10:22 am
Mostly OK, but I had to manually upload apps and stuff. On the bright side, it gave me the chance to cull unused apps.