Anyone switching from an iPhone to an Android device has more concerns than just green bubbles, they also want to take as much data from their phone as possible. While backing up to Google Drive or connecting a cable are solutions that Google can walk you through, we now know that Google has built an iOS app called Switch to Android to get the job done wirelessly.
Switching to Android appeared on the App Store last week, but it’s not listed, so you’ll need the link to dig it up. if TechCrunch reported, Google is starting to roll out the app to the public, but it may take a while before you can actually use it. Google spokesperson Ivy Hunt confirmed The edge that the rollout should be completed within a few weeks. What we are waiting for is an update for Pixel devices that will allow them to work with the app. Once the devices are all ready, the app will be available in the markets where Pixel phones are sold.
Once it’s up and running, the Switch to Android app can initiate the transfer process by opening a QR code on the iPhone, which your Pixel can scan and load photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events without “fussy cables.” †
Of course, the app is called Switch to Android, not Switch to Pixel, so you’d be right in assuming it should work with other devices, but initially the only phones it works with are Pixels. It is not yet known when it will be ready for other Android phones, or from which manufacturers.