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This guide will show you how to switch from Android to iPhone using the Move to iOS Android app and to switch to an iPhone running iOS 10 including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and other models.

When you switch from Android to iPhone you can now quickly bring over your contacts, Google accounts, messages, camera roll and bookmarks.

After you use the Move to iOS app to switch from Android to iPhone you will need to complete some of the setup on your iPhone as well.

How to switch from Android to iPhone.

How to switch from Android to iPhone.

The Move to iOS app is free and the transfer is over WiFi. This process can take a while, so if you have a lot of photos or messages you should plan on 30 or more minutes.

You must be setting up a new iPhone or you will need to reset the iPhone to get the option to Move from Android to iPhone as part of the restore process.

When you switch from Android to iPhone you will need to manually find and download your apps. Keep in mind you can still play some of your content from Google Play with Google Play Music and Google Play Movies for iPhone.

How to Switch from Android to iPhone

On your Android smartphone download and install Move to iOS from the Google Play Store. This is a free app, don’t mistakenly download a paid knock off.

Watch the Switch to iPhone video below to see how we switch from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to the iPhone in a few minutes.

Once downloaded open the app and agree to the terms and conditions. The app will then get to a screen where it waits for a code.

On your iPhone start the initial setup until you get to the Restore screen. When you are there, you should tap on Move from Android. You will then see a code on your screen.

Enter this on your Android smartphone. This allows the two devices to connect over WiFi.

Enter the code to connect your Android phone with your iPhone.

Enter the code to connect your Android phone with your iPhone.

You will soon see a summary of what will transfer from Android to iPhone. Do not exit the app or move the phones far apart until this completes.

When the transfer is complete the iPhone will need to finish some housecleaning activities and then you will need to complete the iPhone setup, including if you should merge iCloud data with what is already on the iPhone.

Wait for the data to transfer from Android to iPhone.

Wait for the data to transfer from Android to iPhone.

After you complete the iPhone setup, you will soon see a pop up asking you to enter the Google account passwords in iPhone settings. Tap on the Settings option to go right to the page to enter your password. Even though the app transfers your Google account, it does not transfer the password.

After you complete this you are now ready to use the iPhone. Check out the exciting new iOS 11 features below to get familiar with your iPhone.

What’s New in iOS 11.4.1

What's New in iOS 11.4.1

What's New in iOS 11.4.1

The iOS 11.4 update added Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2, but it also brought issues along with it. The iOS 11.4.1 update keeps these long anticipated features and includes fixes for some iOS 11.4 problems. 

Specifically the iOS 11.4.1 update;

  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone. 
  • Improves reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts.  

This update also includes other bug fixes and security upgrades. It's possible that this update includes a fix for bad iOS 11.4 battery life. 

Messages in the Cloud allows you to backup your iMessage conversations to the cloud just like you back up your notes, contacts and photos. This means they are backed up in case something happens to your phone, but that's not all. 

Messages in the Cloud syncs deleted messages and threads across your iCloud devices. This means everything will show up the same across your Apple devices. With this in place you should see the same conversations everywhere, all of the time. 

This also backs up the photos and attachments in the cloud so you have more room on your iPhone or iPad. When you get a new device all of the messages sync to that device so you don't lose anything. 

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