Even as the global leader in smartphone technology, Apple looks to introduce hi-tech features in its new devices, US tech major Google is working on new technology that will make migration from iPhone to Android much easier.
According to estimates, the iPhone at present has more than a billion users across the globe. Many believe that moving from one major platform to another is rather tricky as one has to keep in mind how to transfer all the data without losing anything. Users often don't switch because of all the hassle it might bring. The new tech by Google will make it easier for iPhone users who want to switch to Android.
As per reports, Google has a new app still in the works that are simply called ‘Switch to Android'. The app, however, is still ‘unlisted' on the Apple App Store. The report explains that the app has been soft-launched, which means it is not accessible to everyone yet and is an ‘unlisted' app.
Apple earlier this year launched an app store feature that allowed organisations, and developers to release their apps that aren't suited for public distribution. These apps are discoverable only with a direct link. Unlisted apps don't appear in any App Store categories, recommendations, charts, search results, or other listings.
Meanwhile, the new Google app may successfully install Switch to Android on an iPhone, and run it. The app, as per the report, will tell you what all it will copy photos, videos, contacts — from the iPhone to an Android phone.
The next step will be to scan a QR code that will appear on your Android phone, which will create a hotspot to connect to the iPhone. The data will then start getting copied and once it's done users will be reminded to disable iMessage.
The last step, according to the report, is to transfer all the iCloud data into Google Drive. All this does sound quite simple and easy to do. The report, however, says that while things look ready on iPS, Android's setup and restore process is not yet prepared for the Switch to Android app's availability.