Apple may have sold millions of copies of their popular smartphone series, the iPhone, but that doesn’t cast a diminish spell on the Android mob. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the 5 years, you’ll understand that most smartphone owners globally are on Android. In fact, according to a recent market survey, Google’s beloved mobile operating system accounts for a whopping 84.4 percent global market share.
For various reasons still, a lot of people are migrating from iPhone’s iOS to Android. If you’re one of these people, you might be worried about losing your important files including photos, videos and contacts. In this article, we look at how you can migrate from iPhone iOS to Android without losing a file.
Music — nowadays, it’s extremely easy to transfer your music from iTunes to Android. More so, you’ll have access to Google Play Music, which means you can add to your music collection without any hindrances.
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To transfer your music, simply download and install Google Play Music Manager on your PC. This software application will work on both Mac and a Windows PC. You can download it here. Once you have this piece of software on your computer, you can just easily and easily upload all the songs you want to transfer from iTunes to Android.
Photos — just like Music, you don’t have to worry about losing your iPhone files when shifting bases to Android. All you need to do is download the Google+ Photos application on the iPhone, sign in with your Google account and hit the ‘Auto Backup’ option from settings in the iPhone app. These photos will be safely stored for you on the cloud.
Contacts — Google allows users to sync their contacts with their Google account. With this done, viewing contacts from an Android Phone is a piece of cake. To sync your contacts from iPhone to your Google Account, you need to use iCloud. You can do this by navigating to Mail>Contacts>Calendars from the Settings menu. Then go to Accounts. Choose the iCloud option and make sure that the toggle switch for Contacts is switched on.
This done, you’ll want to login to iCloud using your PC. Select the ‘Contacts’ option and click ‘Select All’. Then chose Export vCard. You’ll be able to login to your Gmail, navigate to Contacts in the drop down, select the More button then import. All the contacts in the vCard are automatically synced to your Android device.
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