Google wants to make it easier for users to switch from iOS to its Android operating system. The search engine giant is reportedly working on an app called “Switch to Android”. As the name suggests, the app will help users transfer their data from iOS to Android phones. Once launched, the app is likely to replace the tedious process of taking a backup of your data on Google Drive while transferring data from iOS to Android. There is no official word on the release of the app at the moment. However, 9to5Google has spotted some key details about the upcoming Google app in the Data Restore Tool update. Let’s take a look at more details about the upcoming Switch to Android app.
New Google Switch to Android app for iOS in the works
Google could soon roll out a new Switch to Android app for iOS users. The app, as the name suggests, will help users transfer their data from iOS to Android. Details of the upcoming app were spotted by 9to5Google in Android’s official Data Restore Tool update version 1.0.382048734. The update includes a mention of the Switch to Android app for iOS. Apple already has its version called Move to iOS for Android smartphone users.
The Switch to Android app is likely to use the local WiFi network as a hotspot on the Android device. On your iPhone, you’ll connect to this new network, and the two apps will take care of the rest. Notably, the app is also likely to transfer apps from iPhone to Android phones – something that is not possible via the current Google Drive-driven backup. The report states that Google has altered some text to mention app transfer support from the iPhone.
It is currently unknown how will the feature work. The feature, if and when launched, is likely to transfer only the free apps that are listed on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It looks like users who had downloaded paid apps on iOS will have to do so again on Android.
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