16th Mar 2016
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Buying a new smart device: how to move from Android to iOS
two people transferring data from one phone to the other

If you’re considering purchasing a new smartphone or tablet, and swapping from an Android to an iPhone or iPad, you may want to find out what’s involved when you make the move.

Luckily, the process has been made quite simple for those moving from Android to iOS, unfortunately moving from iOS to Android is a little more involved.

To get started with your transfer, open up Google Play on your Android device and get the Move to iOS app.

You’ll need to be running Android 4.0 or later, and the iPhone or iPad to which you’re moving will need to be running iOS 9 or later.

Now make sure both devices are plugged in to a power source and connected to wifi.

Open up your new iOS device and begin setting up the device. look for the Apps and Data screen, which you should see after you setup a passcode. Now tap Move Data from Android.

After you’ve done this, open up the Move to iOS app on your Android device and follow the prompts until you reach the Find Your Code screen, then tap Next in the top-right corner. Now wait for the 10-digit code to appear. Once it appears, enter it in to your Android device and the Transfer Data screen should appear. From this screen you can choose what you would like to transfer to your new iOS device. After you’ve made your selections, tap Next.

Now you can leave the devices to transfer data across, which can take a while if you’re moving a lot of data. When this is finished, tap Done on the Android device and then finish the last few setup steps on your iOS device.

You should now be ready to go on your new device. Just remember to check whether everything transferred across successfully. If it didn’t, you might have to transfer it manually.

Read more at apple.com

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    fearlessfly
    25th Mar 2016
    9:33am
    Well, you'd have to be missing 75% of your cerebral cortex to want to do this. Only a halfwit would want to migrate over to a closed restrictive hyper expensive environment like Apple ! People that relish being ripped off at every turn.
    buby
    25th Mar 2016
    5:20pm
    IS THAT the same as saying they obviously have too much money and not enough brains :)!
    lol
    Auction Girl
    25th Mar 2016
    10:00am
    What would motivate anyone to move to an Apple device ????? Their outright TAX DODGERS so DON'T support them.
    fordyoot
    25th Mar 2016
    10:03am
    Agreed. You would have to be very silly to get into the Apple World of Rip offs. Don,t even think about it!
    Rod63
    25th Mar 2016
    10:42am
    It's hard to imagine anyone would want to do this. Android devices are so much better.

    25th Mar 2016
    4:20pm
    All the above sound like sour grapes.
    Rod63
    25th Mar 2016
    5:12pm
    Happy Android users.
    Anonymous
    25th Mar 2016
    5:15pm
    Ignorance is bliss.
    Rod63
    25th Mar 2016
    5:16pm
    I expect most will have tried both.
    buby
    25th Mar 2016
    5:20pm
    well sounds like sound advice pps thankyou very much :)
    fearlessfly
    25th Mar 2016
    5:29pm
    As a Tech Support person, I've had "hands-on" on many different Apple devices over the years, my feelings towards Apple remains unchanged.
    fearlessfly
    25th Mar 2016
    5:31pm
    The only apple device that puts a sparkle in my eyes is that thumping great 27" 5k monitor, now that's yummy.


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