Want to move from Android to iOS, yeah we don’t either, but there are people who do. Google has made tools, and guides to make it easy to switch from iOS to Android, so it’s only natural for Apple to try and make it easy for Android users to switch to iOS.
In this mornings announcements from their World Wide Developer Conference, it appears that Apple has a tool in the works – it hasn’t appeared in Google Play yet – to help move your data. The tool is fairly comprehensive, though obviously your paid Apps, Movies and Music from Google Play won’t be available, or as Apple says on their website:
Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device. It securely transfers your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books. And it will help you rebuild your app library, too. Any free apps you used — like Facebook and Twitter — are suggested for download from the App Store. And your paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List.
There’s good reasons to try to entice Android users to iOS, with Android globally commanding over 80% market share of mobile OS usage. The app will most likely appear quite quickly thanks to a streamlined process to add apps to Google Play, though it will still involve a manual review. We’ll keep an eye out and let you know when the app is live to see all the Material Design goodness (hah) inside.