Transferring photos/contacts to new Andriod

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by sedgeman, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. sedgeman macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Hi there

    I have decided to go with a andriod device for a change.

    What is the best way to transfer data and content (photos, contacts etc) to a new Android device?

  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    If you don’t have one, set up a Google account. Use it to sync contacts, calendars, notes, etc on your iPhone. You will have to export your contacts (from iCloud I’m assuming) via to a file on your computer then import into I believe you’ll likely have to do the same with your calendar(s). Install Google Photos on your phone and set it up to import automatically from your iPhones photo library.

    I like using both platforms so I switched to Google for my main syncing a while ago, specifically for the simplicity it affords across platforms (and because it has the best spam filtering for email, IMO :D).
  3. secretk macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2018
    Have you decided what Android phone you want to buy? I suggest to check the google play for app from the manufacturer. For example I have Sony Xperia device and I used this app to transfer my data from my old Sony device -

    This app can also transfer data from iOS device. Unfortunately it transfers data only to Xperia devices, but I assume that there are other similar apps.

    Check also this one - I have not used it, but it might work.
  4. Caspavio macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2018

    not sure about the rest, but do note that for google photos, you have limited free space, or you can choose to compress your pictures for unlimited space

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