iPhone Users Can Now Swap to Any Android 12 Phone With Google's 'Switch to Android' iOS App

Google today announced that support for its Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all Android 12 smartphones, which means iPhone users can now take advantage of the app's transfer features to swap over to any device that supports Android 12.

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Prior to now, the Switch to Android app for the ‌iPhone‌ was limited to Google's own Pixel phones, so it worked with a limited number of devices.

‌iPhone‌ users who purchase an Android device can link their ‌iPhone‌ to the Android smartphone over WiFi or through a Lightning to USB-C cable. Data that includes apps, photos, contacts, and messages can be copied over for a more seamless transition.

Google accompanied the new support for Android 12 devices with a blog post on why ‌iPhone‌ users should switch over to an Android smartphone, highlighting features like the Messages app and Gboard, Google Meet, Google Play, Android privacy protections, Home screen customization, and more.

Apple has its own Move to iOS app for Android devices, which is the counterpart to Google's app. Designed for Android switchers, it allows for the transfer of messages, contacts, calendar events, photos, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

erikkfi Avatar
27 months ago
The only thing this doesn’t explain is why you would want to do this.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cromulent Avatar
27 months ago
Well, that is something I won't be doing. I've only recently moved from Android because I was fed up with phones only offering one or two major versions of Android. At least with iPhones, you know Apple will update iOS for five years or similar.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
v0lume4 Avatar
27 months ago
I’m amazed by the vitriol that always comes up towards Android in these kinds of articles. I’m only recently back on iPhone after having been on Android for five years, but that was the best phone I’ve ever owned. It was a Nexus 6P (the precursor to the Pixel line for those who don’t know).

I’ve never tried Samsung or any other manufacturers’ phones. Maybe their phones are that bad. I don’t know. But I urge people to give the Pixel line a shot and then make a decision. I reckon most people that “hate” Android have never even had a phone that runs it. Or they had a cheap phone where the problem was the hardware. Reminds me of Windows. A lot of people hate Windows, but it’s because they used it on a $200 laptop.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
27 months ago
Forgot it Google you can keep your Android 12 phones.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhilJustRidingAlong Avatar
27 months ago
Well I have come from Android, seriously why would I want to go back!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
locovaca Avatar
27 months ago
So if you used the apps to swap from iPhone to Android, then Android to iPhone, I wonder how much data you’d lose in the process.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)