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How to switch from iOS to Android

  • 16 March 2018
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Planning on switching your phone and operating system from iOS to Android?

Here’s everything you need to know…

Get the ‘Google Drive’ app


On your iPhone, download Google Drive from the App Store and sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for one there and then.

When you’re in Google Drive, head to Menu > Settings > Backup, and select all the stuff you want to save for your new phone. When you’ve chosen all your favourite stuff, tap ‘Start backup’. Then you just need to sign into your Google account on your new Android smartphone, and you’re set.

Customise your Android


Android is the most customisable mobile software around. If there’s something you don’t like, you can change it and make it your own. If you’re not happy with the app icons on the homescreen, or how the clock looks, just download a new icon pack from the Play Store, or customise it with widgets - just long-press anywhere on the homescreen to do this.

Extra tips


If you’re concerned about saving storage space on your new Android phone, back up all your pictures to Google Photos before you transfer. If you’re not already using the cloud-based system, it’s a great space-saver, and can be accessed from anywhere using your Gmail account.

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