Ok I admit it. I was lost but now I am found. I have been a iPhone user for sometime and thought that I had the best device on the market. I recently obtained a Samsung Galaxy s 3 and boy oh boy was I wrong. It was like going from a tonka toy to a monster truck. Anyway on with the guide! To start you will need a google account. Everything you do on android will require a google account from downloading applications to syncing contacts and calendars. If you don’t have a google account you can set up a free account here. After setting up your free google account you are ready to start making the switch.
First if you haven’t done so yet link your android device to your google account. You can do this when you first turn on your phone or you can go into accounts and sync and set it up there.
Next on your ios device go to settings, then mail contacts and calendars, then add account. You’re going to want to add a exchange account. Leave the domain section blank for username. Put your google account email address and password is your google password.
Now, if you get a error message saying unable to verify
certificate, just hit cancel. On the next screen you will be asked to type in a server and the address you want to type in is m.google.com. Leave domain blank again and for user name and password use the same google email information you used in the previous step.
It will then ask you what you want to enable. Mail, contacts and calendars are the options. If you want to transfer all of your that information over choose all three. When you get to a message asking you to replace or merge information, choose merge and this will merge all the info you have on your iPhone to google and on your new device.
Notes are a little trickier if you weren’t already using google to sync notes on your iPhone in the first place. What I did in this situation is add my gmail email account to the iPhone by going to settings then mail, contacts and calendars and choosing gmail and logging in with my email and password. I paid for a app on the google play store called iNotes it cost 2.99 but it’s well worth it to save my information. You can download iNotes here . After downloading that app and setting up gmail notes on my iPhone all notes were instantly on my new s3.
There a couple of ways to get pictures from one device to another. You can download google+ on both devices, enable instant upload and upload all pictures to google+ and all your current photos that you have taken with your iPhone will be uploaded and put on your android device. This is not the route I took. For me at the time i was using a
mac with mountain lion installed on it so kies and android transfer weren’t working for me. I opened preview imported all my photos took out my sd memory card put it in the mac and transferred them over that way. On a pc its much more simple. Just plug your iPhone into the pc, wait for the import box to pop up and import them on to your computer. Now if on a Samsung device download kies and transfer the pictures to your new device. Alternatively you can just mount your device as a
drive and drag over the pictures you want on to the new android device. And that’s it folks you have just transferred your data from ios to android without breaking a sweat. Thanks for reading and I’m looking forward to your comments below.