Android to Apple transition

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jman800, May 1, 2011.

  1. jman800 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    So my iphone 4 is in the mail and I'm now dealing with the challenge of transferring my info over. Is there an easier way to transfer my contacts? I know google stores all contacts in the cloud but that would take a while hand typing them over.

    Any tips from previous Android users that switched?

    (I own several iOs devices so im aware of the general workings)
  2. sdmcwilliams macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2010
    A quick Google search brought this up:

    Moving over contacts, calendars, and email
    Here’s the good news: if you’re using Android chances are you’re using Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts for your personal information, and those all work really well on the iPhone. You can set them up either as an Exchange account (which uses Google Sync’s ActiveSync license) to push everything straight from the mothership to your iPhone.

    Since iOS 4 can handle multiple ActiveSync accounts, that’s the way we recommend you go. Just tap the Settings icon on the Home Screen, tap Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, choose Exchange, and enter your credentials. Google even has a help page if you’re not sure just what exactly to put where.
    About the only things you’ll miss — and we miss them too — is a more Gmail-like mail app. iPhone Mail is a great IMAP client but Gmail does things their own way, with threads and labels and stars. You’ll get threads, but the other two just aren’t there.

    If it bothers you enough, you can load up right in the Safari web browser. Google makes the best web apps in the business and they work great in Safari (which shares the same WebKit root as Google’s own Chrome). Once you’ve logged in to Gmail, Safari will ask you to cache a few megs of mail on your iPhone — HTML5 and SQLite power! — and then you’re good to go.
    On the off chance you don’t like ActiveSync you can hit the handy Gmail button instead in Mail Settings and go the IMAP route. If you don’t even use Gmail, you can setup MobileMe (Apple’s expensive push service), Exchange, or pretty much any POP3 or IMAP service you have via the Other button.
  3. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    I know if you have Verizon, they will move everything (pictures, contacts, texts, etc.) from your old phone to your new phone for free.
  4. endo689 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    As long as you used your google account to save your contacts and calendar info you'll be fine. Once you link your google accept to your iPhone it will pull all the info to the device. I recently switched from a android device to a vzw iPhone 4 transition was smooth and painless.

    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk

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