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At its ‘Hey Siri’ media event last Wednesday, Apple said it would soon be releasing a brand new Android app, called ‘Move to iOS,’ to make it even easier for Android customers to switch to an iPhone.

It seems that ‘Move to iOS’ and ‘Move from Android’ apps will be released on the App Store and Google’s Play Store, respectively, alongside the iOS 9 software update tomorrow, September 16, Czech blog LetemSvetemApple reported Tuesday.

“Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device,” Apple writes on its iOS 9 webpage.

The software allows Android customers to move their personal information, data and non-DRM songs and books to an iPhone with ease, including any wallpapers you had on your Android device.

Featuring secure wireless transfer, Move to iOS allows Android-totting fans to transfer their contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts and calendars.

Move to iOS app

In addition, the app will even find and suggest iOS editions of free apps Android customers have on their devices while adding any paid app to their iTunes Wish List.

Apple’s ‘Switch to iPhone’ webpage offers additional information for switchers, including recommendations of migration apps from the App Store and Google’s Play Store designed to make the process as painless as possible.

Lastly, Android switchers can visit an Apple Retail Store where a Specialist will help them move their apps, data and settings to an iPhone. After the data has been moved to an iOS device, Apple will even recycle your old Android handset in a retail store free of charge.

Source: LetemSvetemApple (Google Translate)

  • Hi

    I wonder if it works for iPhone to android?

    • Manuel Molina

      We would have to see android push that app to iOS.

    • I highly doubt it, Apple isn’t in the business of getting you to switch to their competitors products…

      The only question mark for me is what happens to third party apps and their data? I’m guessing that’s thrown away. It’d be nice if Apple would offer Android users switching to iOS to be apps at a discount and transfer any data from the Android device to the iOS device.

      • Manuel Molina

        It would be nice for the discount, but it goes more so to developers instead of Apple. Apple makes more if your app is free when you sign up to develop for them, so discounts are something they wouldn’t care too much about as long as they get their 33 percent.

      • It would act as an incentive for people to make the switch. If I’m an Android user and I have hundreds of apps and have invested a lot of my life in the Android (Google) ecosystem I’m not really going to be too happy about having to buy absolutely everything all over again in the AppStore…

        The opposite of the above is just one of the many reasons I will never fully switch to Android, I’m simply too invested in the iOS / Apple ecosystem.

      • Manuel Molina

        That’s when Appcake comes into play 🙂

      • Rowan09

        I believe they already have such an app but not on the AppStore.

    • igorsky

      Seriously?

  • Trevor Salmon

    What time do they usually release the iOS on release days?

    • sharp44MAG

      1:00 PM EST

  • Benedict

    How do they “recycle” the old phone “for you”?

  • Jake Platt

    I love the not so subtle “recycle your android phone” information on the transfer complete screen. Basically saying ditch your rubbish at any apple store and we will recycle it for you.

    • Benedict

      …in plain English, we rip you off selling your old phone and take the money on top 😀

    • George

      Nothing rubbish about Android phones. Calm your tits.

      • Jake Platt

        I didn’t say I think they are rubbish personally mate. Many android phones are far superior to an iPhone hardware wise. I said the impression I got from how Apple worded it on the app was they see it as ‘recycle your old rubbish in an Apple Store when you upgrade.’

  • utsav koju

    That HTC One looks gorgeous than iphone :).