Google makes it easier to switch from iOS to Android via Google Drive

Swapping iOS for Android is now a breeze

If you wanted to switch from iOS to Android a few weeks ago, you didn’t have much choice but download Google’s services like Google Music or Google Photos for iOS and upload your entire collection there.

But this week Google has updated its Switch page to support Google Drive. Google says all you need to do is install Google Drive on your iOS phone an then open app and find the backup wizard by selecting Menu > Settings > Backup.

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From there, users can simply choose the content they want to back up. When they are done a simple tap on “Start Backup” will get everything started.

Google warns the process could take several hours and advice users to have a Wi-Fi connection in their vicinity.

Once everything is done, get your new Android device and sign in the same Google account you use to back up your iPhone info.

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However, there’s a small caveat to be considered. It doesn’t seem at this time that Google is offering any means to port existing iMessages to the new Android devices, so you’ll need to use your OTG adapter for that.

Google has made Switching to Android better in the wake of Santa’s descent into the world, who will certainly have a lot of new Android phones to give this year.