Apple Releases Move To iOS App For Android, Probably Not The App You Wanted

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Move to iOS

There have been rumors swirling about the unthinkable happening – Apple releasing an app for Android on Google Play. Many thought it would be an Apple Music app, or some variety of iTunes integration for Android, which would be a huge olive branch extended from Cupertino to Mountain View.  Apple did, in fact, publish their first Android app today, but it’s not quite the olive branch many were hoping for. Apple released Move to iOS today, allowing disgruntled Android users to more effortlessly transition to a new Apple experience.

For anyone interested, the app offers the opportunity to transfer some of your accumulated Android goodies over to your new iPhone or iPad. Similar to Motorola Mobility’s Motorola Migrate app, Move to iOS will wirelessly and securely transfer items stored on your Android device to your new iDevice.

Everything about iOS is designed to be easy. That includes switching to it. With just a few steps, you can migrate your content automatically and securely from your Android device with the Move to iOS app. No need to save your stuff elsewhere before switching from Android. The Move to iOS app securely transfers all kinds of content for you:

  • Contacts
  • Message history
  • Camera photos and videos
  • Web bookmarks
  • Mail accounts
  • Calendars

The app does this by creating a virtual WiFi connection that your Android and iOS devices then connect to. From there the iOS device will pull as much as it can from your Android and set it up in the applicable iOS area. As with any phone switch there may be some items that cannot be transferred, but Move to iOS seems to handle most of the basics. I can already envision this app getting loads of fake bad reviews, but let’s try to be better than that Android fans. People may choose to leave Android and this is a helpful app to allow them to do so more easily.

What do you think? Will this sort of app help your decision to switch from Android to iOS? Let us know in the comments or on your favorite social network.

  Source: Google Play
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