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Things to keep in mind when switching from an Android phone to an iPhone


In announcing its earnings for the second quarter of 2022, Apple reported iPhone revenue of $50.57 billion, up 5% year-over-year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares with CNBC that the company experienced outstanding growth in the first quarter of the year, while also seeing an increase in the number of users switching from Android devices to iPhones.

Increasing number of users switching from Android to iPhone

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you switch from Android to iOS.

Data transfer

Apple has an application called Move to iOS, which helps Android users easily transfer data such as photos, music, contacts, .. to iPhone. Furthermore, Move to iOS can scan other apps installed on Android phones and suggest the same or similar apps on the App Store.

WhatsApp backup is a problem

Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer WhatsApp chat backups from an Android device to an iPhone. So when you change your phone from Android to iOS, your Whatsapp chat history may be lost.

Google Apps and Services

Google is everywhere and we cannot imagine our life without Google apps and services. The good news is that iOS devices come with all Google apps and services available including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Photos…

Various native apps

Android smartphones come pre-installed with Google apps or OEM-developed apps like Phone, Calendar, and Chrome. On iPhones, they will be replaced by Apple apps like Mail, Apple Calendar, and Safari.

Therefore, it may take some time for you to adjust to the look and usage of native apps.

However, don’t worry as mentioned, iPhone supports almost every Google app, so you can also download Chrome, Google Calendar on iPhone.

Various accessories

iPhone is only compatible with accessories in the Apple ecosystem. For example, AirPods, Apple Watch or AirTags are among the most popular Apple accessories. All of these devices come with a dedicated chip that allows them to pair quickly with iPhones or other Apple devices, the same is not true of accessories used for Android phones.

User interface

iOS devices come with their own user interface. While it’s pretty straightforward and easy to use, for those switching to an iPhone for the first time, it can be a bit complicated.

Overall, switching from an Android phone to an iPhone is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is create an Apple account and start the setup process on your iPhone. In the process, Apple asks users if they want to transfer data from their previous device, and optionally includes Android. Just follow the instructions to transfer data from Android to iPhone and complete the settings.

Huong Dung (According to Times of India)

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