Apple ruled the smartphone world from 2007 till 2009 but things started to change pretty quickly and now Android is the leading operating system worldwide. If you're looking to say good bye to your iPhone and thinking about embracing Android - you're not the only one. The main problem all such migrating users face is how to transfer contacts and data from iPhone to Android. It is probably the most common problem with a simple solution. Please read on if you want to switch from iPhone to Android without dumping your important data. Here you might also be interested in our article "How to Transfer Files Using Samsung S Beam"First Things First; A Few Things to ConsiderWhen it comes to performance and features, Android phones perfectly match iPhones but there is something users must know. Firstly, in order to transfer your stuff from iPhone to Android, the Android phone must have the updated OS version, if not then you're likely to face some problem. Unlike Apple, Android phones are not automatically updated to the latest OS version, at least not all Android phones.Some apps from your iPhone might not be available on the Google Play Store. This is a rarity but it's good to be safe than sorry. Other than that you will have to re-subscribe/re-pay for the paid apps since most app manufacturers charge separately on each OS.If you like certain native iPhone feature/function, you might have to install a 3rd party app for that as Android offers functionalities that totally differ from iPhone's.It gets a little tricky when it comes to music and videos you have purchased through iTunes. You can transfer the audio to Android but there is no legal way to transfer your video files (those bought through iTunes) from iPhone to Android.Let's find out how to transfer your contacts and other data to Android.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool