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Apple Launches ‘Switch From Android To iPhone’ Guide

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Whether you switched to a large-screen Android from the iPhone over the past couple of years, or never had an iPhone in the first place but are being tempted by the new iPhone 6 models, Apple wants you to know it’s easy to move from Android to iPhone. 

The Company has published a pretty detailed guide in its Support pages entitled “Move content from your Android phone to iPhone“.   

The question is then asked: “Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.”

A relatively long scrollable page is then at your disposal to learn about transferring various elements, apps and data across. 

We start with information on how to transfer your Mail, Contacts and Calendars to iPhone and the various ways this can be done via existing providers such as Google, or by using a third-party app entitled “Copy My Data”.

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The next section explains how to get your photos onto your iPhone using a various third-party apps or by using Apple’s own iTunes. 

After the explanations comes a section on getting your music onto iPhone, which also includes being able to use iTunes to import the music from your Android phone, or by installing a music streaming app.  

The next section is on books, and how iBooks can read all ePub books and PDFs, as well as having native Kindle and other book reading apps.  

Office documents aren’t forgotten, with a section explaining how the free iOS apps called Numbers, Pages and Keynote are able to read all Microsoft Office documents, with iCloud able to help you keep documents up to date across devices. 

The final section regards apps, with Apple saying “You’ll probably find the apps you’re already using on the App Store. Go to the App Store, search for the apps you have now, and install them. Then sign in with your user name and password.”

Of course, Apple doesn’t say that you’ll have to repurchase apps you paid for on Android by buying them again for iOS, but Apple probably figures you’ll figure this out for yourself pretty quickly.