Move to iOS app teaser 001

To make life easier for people looking to switch to an iPhone and iOS 9 over from an Android device, Apple will be providing a dedicated iPhone and iPad application called ‘Move to iOS’.

Yet to be released in the App Store, Move to iOS was designed to simplify the process of transferring user data securely from an Android phone or tablet to a new iPhone or iPad.

“Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device,” Apple says.

Mentioned as a subsection of Apple’s iOS 9 Preview webpage, the forthcoming app will move over the following data from an Android phone to an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 9 or later.

  • Contacts
  • Message history
  • Camera photos and videos
  • Internet bookmarks
  • Mail accounts
  • Calendars
  • Wallpaper
  • DRM-free songs and books

Move to iOS also takes care of rebuilding your Android app library on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, with any free apps like Facebook and Twitter being suggested for download from the App Store.

“And your paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List,” Apple says cunningly.

Though Apple did not provide details, looks like Move to iOS will launch in both the App Store and Google Play Store this fall, when iOS 9 will be released for public consumption.

After the data has been moved to an iOS device, Apple will even recycle your old Android handset in a retail store.

Source: Apple

  • Ali Mughal

    Great Marketing move.

  • lemonhead

    “You can recycle this Android phone for free at any Apple Store”
    hahahaha what a slap in the face for Google

    • Vitaliy Anonymous

      Only idiots would do that. Why would anyone give an Android phone away for free when they can sell it and make money on it?
      It’s the Apple mentality that their users are stupid and would do something ridiculous as that.

      • lemonhead

        maybe you should google the word ‘sarcasm’ next time you have some freetime, it’s quite a common thing on the internet :p

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Way to fire back more professionally apple.

  • JaeM1llz

    From the screenshot, it appears that this process requires installing an app on the Android device as well. My question is: why would Google approve that app in their app store?

    • Falk M.

      Rest assured their lawyers and PR experts will advise them to let it into their store or the consequences might turn the tables.
      That’s before we even talk about giving the app itself extra PR if they throw a hissy fit.

  • really

    Apple copies Samsung again. Samsung has had smart switch for a few years now. There’s plenty of other Android apps for other phones too.

    • Falk M.

      So what. Do you expect good ideas to stay where they are and never roam within the industry?
      Because if that is the case I sure hope you’re only using products that incorporate only first-party developed technologies.
      Oops, there are practically no such products. 🙂

      • really

        Funny. Next time all you appletards cry over Samsung copying apple, i want to make sure you reply with the same reply you did me.

        Falk you a$$holé.

      • Falk M.

        I don’t give a rat’s ass about Samsung copying ideas for features from Apple.

        And what a creative attempt to insult me, especially coming from someone who stays anonymous behind a generic word.
        You must be a writer or something creative like that, no?
        No need to reply, don’t reveal your identity. 🙂

  • Generalissimo Pantalones

    Now here’s the kick in the nuts: “The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library?”

    Apple, you’re such scallywags.