iPhone 6 gray silver gold back camera

Apple launched a web page on Tuesday guiding new iPhone users on how to move their content from an Android device, just in time for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ launch on Friday.

The webpage is a first for Apple, as it’s usually Android OEMs who have posted similar guides in the past taking jabs at the competition – aka Apple. However with the larger screens on the new iPhones gunning to take market share from Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and others, it’s now Apple’s turn.

The web page offers tips for moving mail, contacts, and calendars, photos and videos, music, books and PDFs, documents, and apps. It’s relatively self-explanatory for an existing iPhone user, but for a new user coming from Android, it could potentially be quite helpful. For example, it shows the steps on adding a new email account, moving photos and videos using an app or a computer with iTunes, moving documents to iCloud, and more.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in early September, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will prompt “the mother of all upgrades.” He expects many Android users to look at switching to iPhone, adding the phones are “appreciably better in every single way.”

As for apps, the key to smartphones these days, Apple doesn’t offer some magic way of getting apps from your Android phone to your iPhone without spending a little money. “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.”

[Apple via 9to5mac]

  • patrick

    Haha clever

  • ThoseCurves

    Hell yeah !

  • William Melendez

    That optimism… hehe. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY , ex Android users. You won’t be disappointed : )

    • applebrainwashespeople

      yeah, so clever they copied again from Samsung. Samsung made an app years ago that does all of this in minutes. Nice try though.

    • Danial

      LOL No they probably will be disappointed when they see all the restrictions apple users deal with everyday

      • applebrainwashespeople

        yeah, they will be like “how do i do this on my new iPhone with old specs”?, they’ll Google it, and then find out “oh i cant do this because apple won’t ALLOW me to do it”. and then they’ll think of something else they could do on their android phone and repeat the process until they toss their iPhone 6 into their microwave and go buy a Note 4 or anything else since anything is better than iCrap. (i had iphones for 3 years btw, what a waste, i was brainwashed too)

      • Mallouk Malek

        all craps that comes extra in Shamesung nobody use, all my friends are turning off most of thing to save battery, and the most important thing an iPhone have that android will never have is the “Store” specially if you are a gamer (my case)

      • applebrainwashespeople

        Huh?

      • Mallouk Malek

        The most important thing of apple products is the
        “Apple Store” specially for Gamers such me, not the specs not other features that we don’t use, unless we want to brag about them, clear now ?

      • applebrainwashespeople

        So you’re a “gamer”? Why use a device with a crappy low res screen using old lcd tech, run by a 2010 dual core processor paired with 1gb of ram? Dont tell me specs dont matter, any “gamer” wouldn’t say that.

        Also, what games can you get on ios that you can’t get on android? Or are you so brainwashed into thinking that only the apple app store has good games?

      • Mallouk Malek

        My friend have an S4 and he always envy me for the games that he cant get or get them a month late (long list), and as for the specs trust me “Modern Combat 5” used to run smoother on my device (iPhone 5s) than his S4 that is superior in his specs (rams & CPU) compared to mine even tho the graphics were better looking on my device.
        Yea sure you can write a mail while watching a movie, or check your heart beat with S5 or note4, but for those features it’s a matter of personal choice and taste. (every phone have an advantage in something) just like comparing Mercedes and BMW
        But when it comes to gaming there is nothing like iPhones (in mobile gaming)

      • applebrainwashespeople

        so you have 1 friend who’s 1 phone plays 1 game not as “smooth” as your phone, so you base every android phone on this? wtf?

      • Mallouk Malek

        so the galaxy S4 now is a phone not to compare with what do you have? what do you want to use for comparison Sony Xperia Z1? or any equivalent? they will all fall behind

        modern combat 5 is not 1 game, but is the best of the best, the game that brought console to mobile if you dont know what im talking about search for it.

        I didn’t tell you the iPhone is the best in every thing, I’m very objective, and I know what I’m talking about.

        NOTHING BEAST IPHONE IN GAMING

      • applebrainwashespeople

        just downloaded modern combat 5 to my galaxy note 3, runs perfectly. you sir, are the typical brainwashed iMoron.its ok.

      • Mallouk Malek

        I didn’t tell you it doesn’t run , read before you reply nxt time, told you it runs smoother and looks better.

      • applebrainwashespeople

        How the F does it look better on a small low resolution not even HD screen? Wtf?

      • Mallouk Malek

        First, learn how to speak with manners , maybe then we can start a conversation, take care

      • applebrainwashespeople

        First, if you write first and then don’t write a second, you’re gay.

        Second, we already started a conversation.

        Third, iphones suck.

      • Willy Ng

        Shamesung users don’t have manner, just look at their adv, always bashing competitor.

        and oh btw, why a NOTE 3 kiddo reading article from a specific web that mostly report about apple news ? he might be a fan !!

        Haters = Fans in Denial.

      • Danial

        haha so why buy a phone if u want to play games there is reason gaming consoles and handheld consoles exist!
        seriously who buy a $700 phone to play games on it

      • Mallouk Malek

        I didnt say I don’t have a console here did I 😉 ?
        I had ps3, have ps4 and yes I still want to play games one the go with my phone 😀 (addiction)

      • Jason Masters

        Bravo mate way to stand up to the fanboys!!!

  • Dodgy Debjit

    Still trying to find a way to move my sms and whatsapp messages to ios. Doesn’t appear possible. There’s something called backuptrans but it looks a little suspicious.

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      Email it

      • Dodgy Debjit

        And how do I import into the iPhone?

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        I don’t know. You’ll have to contact whatapp customer support

      • Dodgy Debjit

        Thanks, you were a lot of help. LOL

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        I wasn’t sure of any other solutions from my experience. Hopefully that wasn’t sarcastic. We re very friendly on Apple side.

  • This is so clever and funny.

  • applebrainwashespeople

    haha, apple puts out a guide on how to do this, yet Samsung has an app that does it for you called Samsung Smart Switch. you log in and it will copy any or all of your apple crap to your Android phone in minutes. No need for a guide. That’s how its done, not put out a guide online in your support pages. and the app has been around for at least a few years. It prompts you if you want to use it while you set up the device. Yet another feature other phones have had for years, and heres apple fan boys acting like its the most amazing thing ever because the webpage is designed nicely. sad brainwashed iMorons.

    • Jiří Málek

      You have to be such a sad person. 🙂

      • applebrainwashespeople

        how am i a sad person?

      • Willy Ng

        don’t bother him, just ignore him, he is a shamesung child lost in apple world :p