Anyone switching from an iPhone to an Android device has more to worry about than just green bubbles, they also want to carry as much of the data from their phone as they can. Although backing things up to Google Drive or connecting a cable are solutions that Google can guide you through, we now know that Google has built an iOS app called Switch to Android to get the job done wirelessly.
Switch to Android appeared in the App Store last week, but it’s hidden, so you’ll need to use the link to dig it out. As TechCrunch reported, Google is starting to roll out the app to the public, but it may take some time before you can actually use it. This is confirmed by Google spokesman Ivy Hunt The edge that the rollout should be completed in a few weeks. What we’re waiting for is an update to Pixel devices that allow them to work with the app. When all the devices are ready, then the app will be available in the markets where Pixel phones are sold.
Once enabled, the Switch to Android app will be able to start the transfer process by popping up a QR code on the iPhone that your Pixel can scan and start loading photos, videos, contacts and calendar events without “flashy cables. ”
The app is of course called Switch to Android, not Switch to Pixel, so you would be right in assuming that it should work with other devices, but in the first instance, the only phones it works with are Pixels. There is still nothing to say about when it will be ready for other Android phones, or from which manufacturers.