How do I switch from iOS to Android?
Switch from iOS to Android:
- Download Google Drive on your iPhone or iPad
- Log in to Google Drive
- Go to 'Backup'
- Make a backup
- Go to accounts on your Android phone or tablet
- Log in to your Google account
- Synchronize your data
Step 1: download Google Drive on your iPhone
Open the app store
Enter 'Google Drive'
Tap the download icon
Open the App Store on your old iPhone or iPad. Next, type in 'Google Drive' in the search bar. Download the Google Drive app by tapping the cloud with the blue downward arrow.
Step 2: log in to Google Drive
Open the Google Drive app
Log in with your Google account
Don't have an account yet? If so, click 'create account'
Open the Google Drive app and log in with your Google account. Don't have a Google account yet? If so, tap 'Create account' to create one. You need a Google account to switch to an Android phone. You also need a Google account to use various functions of your new Android phone or tablet.
Step 3: go to "Backup"
Click the 3 horizontal lines
Click the 3 horizontal lines at the top left of the screen. Next, choose "Settings", then click ''Backup''.
Step 4: make a backup
Turn on 'Back up' in Google Contacts by tapping the ball.
Did you turn on the backup for all data? If so, click 'Start backup'
In this window, you can back up various data. Do you want to transfer your contacts to your new phone? If so, click contacts. In the next screen, turn on 'Back up in Google Contacts' by tapping the ball. The option is turned on if the ball is on the right. Repeat this for all data that you want to transfer (your calendar appointments, photos, and videos) and tap 'start backup'. Your data will now be transferred to Google Drive.
Step 5: go to accounts on your Android device
Tap on 'settings'
Tap on 'Accounts'
Now it's time to grab your brand new Android smartphone or tablet. Tap the settings icon. Scroll down in the menu that you see and tap ''Accounts''. Please note: we have used a Motorola device for the images on the right. The menu may look slightly different compared to other Android smartphones or tablets, but the structure is the same.
Step 6: log in to your Google account
Click 'Add account'
Turn on Back up to Google Drive and tap 'Accept'
Next, log in to your Google account. To do this, click ''Add account''. In the next screen, choose ''Google''. Next, log in with your Google Account. Do you want your new smartphone or tablet to back up regularly? Turn this on immediately in the next screen and tap accept.
Step 7: synchronize your data
Tap your Google account
Tap 'Account Sync'
Choose all the data you want to synchronize by tapping the ball
Now, click your Google account. In the next screen, choose 'Account sync'. Here, put all the data you want to take with you from your old iPhone or iPad. You can do this by tapping the switch on the right-hand side for each item. If the ball is on the right, the Account sync is on for that element. Your new Android device will now import all of this data from your iPhone or iPad from Google Drive. This doesn't mean that all your files have been deleted from your old device.
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