- Google has secretly launched a Switch to Android app in the Apple App Store.
- The application helps iOS users to transfer data wirelessly from iPhone to Android phone.
- Apple’s Google Play Store has had similar apps for years.
At any given moment, there are probably millions of iPhone users around the world who are thinking of leaving Apple for Android. However, many of them will probably reduce their anxiety once they start thinking about how difficult it will be to transfer their iPhone data to an Android phone.
Related: How to switch from iPhone to Android
Now, they don’t have to worry (through this) TechCrunch) Thanks to Google’s long awaited Switch to Android app, iPhone users will be able to easily transfer integral data from iOS to Android without much hassle.
Interestingly, Google has not yet announced this new application. We know it’s working, but it’s now live in the Apple App Store without any official launch announcement. It is not listed on the relevant Google websites and does not appear in the App Store when you search for it. It certainly is, though.
It should be noted that Apple has its own version of this app in the Google Play Store – and it has been around since 2015. Google may be a little late to see the game here, but at least it’s caught
Switch to Android App: What does it do?
Basically, the app removes integral pieces of data from the iPhone to a Google Drive account. Then, once you turn on your Android phone, it pulls data from the drive and syncs. It allows you to transfer everything you need without just having to or having two phones in the same place at the same time.
Here’s what it does:
- Photos and videos
- Text message
You will notice that the Switch app on Android does not remove apps. This may be due to Apple’s restrictions on iOS pinging apps for other installed applications. In other words, it’s not something that Google’s app will probably be able to support. Fortunately, most of your iPhone will have Android version or equivalent of the app.