Over the past 3 months, Apple has sold a remarkable 47.5 million iPhones. Apple, CEO, Tim Cook, put much of his company’s performance down to what he describes as ‘Android Switchers.’ Tim said that about 27 percent of sales were to consumers who were crossing the operating system from Android.Tim Cook said that the company has experienced the highest Android switcher rate that it has ever recorded.  So if after many years of loyalty to Android, you are beginning to consider switching for an iPhone the next time the contract is available for renewal; here is how to go about it without losing everything from text messages, contacts to music and photos.

Wait Till Winter

Be patience. The next version of iOS, iOS 9, will feature the wireless migration. You’ll be required to install the Move to iOS application on your Android device and messages, bookmarks, DRM-free music, email accounts and photos will be transferred to the new device. The application will run a search of App Store to replace the existing applications.

What if You Are Part of The 27 Percent?

In case you have already purchased an iPhone, the process is a little more complicated. However, there are some migration applications and step by step guides available to make the process easier. Before getting started, make sure that your device is backed up. You can back up your data to a computer. Make sure that your Google account activity is synced.

Contacts and Emails

After syncing your Google account, on your new iPhone, Go to the Mail & contacts settings, then add your Gmail information and everything is copied over.

Pictures and Words

For transferring videos, photos and other files, you can do this manually via a computer. Copy the files to your desktop, then to your iPhone.


Moving your DRM-free songs via iTunes is the best way to go about this. To do this, you will need a computer. Install iTunes then connect your Android handset to your PC and copy the music files to it. Install the file to the iTunes library. The next move is connecting your iPhone to the computer. The files will automatically sync. Unlike most Android devices, Apple does not support expansion via MicroSD card.

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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

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