Not wowed by iOS 8? Looking for a larger screen?… Whatever the reason, switching from iPhone to Android is a big deal. Here’s how to do it without using iCloud.
- Use this IFTTT recipe to back up your iPhone contacts to a Google Spreadsheet
- Import the spreadsheet (as a CSV file) to Google Contacts on your computer following the steps found here.
When you sign into your Google account on your new Android phone all your contacts will be there.
This one is a little tougher. Unfortunately there isn’t a neat way to import/export all your iPhone contacts in a batch without using iCloud. (unless someone can tell us in the comments?)
There is however, a relatively simple way to do it manually. This will work best if your calendar is fairly sparse.
- On your iPhone, navigate to Settings and select ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’
- Click ‘Add Account‘ and enter your Google account details.
- Make sure the Calendar toggle is set to ‘on‘
- When prompted select to keep your local calendar(s) on your device
- Now launch the Calendar app on your iPhone
- Tap on each individual entry and choose ‘Calendar’ from the menu.
- Select your Google account from the list (should be marked with a check)
Congrats… you just transferred your iPhone calendar over to Android.
Photos & Videos
- Install MyDigipack on your iPhone.
- Create a free account and allow the app to import all your photos & Videos.
- Once the import is complete, launch the app on your Android. (install from here)
Et voila. You will have complete access to all your photos and videos imported from your iPhone.
- Install MyMusicCloud on your iPhone
- Create a free account and watch as your music is imported one by one. In the meantime, install the app on your Android.
- Once import is complete, launch the app on your Android.
All your music is once again at your fingertips.
Got any more tips for making the switch? Let us know in the comments.