Apple makes Android-to-iOS transfer easier with new app
Apple released iOS 9.0 yesterday for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners, bringing a number of new features to the devices. While a bunch of iOS apps have been enhanced, Apple is looking to poach Android users through the Google Play app store.
Apple has released a 'Move to iOS' app on the Google Play Store, that's intended to help everyone looking to abandon their current Android device for an iOS device. The app is available for free and promises to securely transfer data stored on Android devices — contacts, calendars, bookmarks, email accounts, messages, photos—to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
According to Apple, the Move to iOS app will create a private Wi-Fi network between your new iPhone or iPad and your old Android device that's running the app. Once your content has been transferred, that it -- you can go ahead and use your shiny new iOS device without ever having to back up your content on another device.
Heading over to the app store will leave you wondering if the app actually works, the reviews are filled with reviews like the following:
I downloaded this application with hopes of switching over to Ios from android. I've burned all my pencils since the only worthy writing tool is the holy apple pencil. I've decided to sell one of my kidneys, because I need that gold apple watch. And now I gotta have the iPhone 6s, because 3d touch just sounds like an intimate way to get to know my phone. Hope to throw my money at you soon sincerely
- Mr. Complete Sarcasm
Move to iOS is supported on all phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and later. Honestly, if I ever chose to abandon my Galaxy for an iPhone... this would make things a heck of a lot easier