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Feb 15th 2018

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Switch How - Part 1

Switching from iOS to Android and back again.
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Category: Help & How To
Megan Morrone and Jason Howell join Fr. Robert to show how to transfer your data, text messages and apps when you want to switch from iOS to Android or vice versa.
Android to iOS
Have: Logged in Android Device, wiped iPhone X
Android: Install Move to iOS app
Android device: Install “Move to iOS” app
  • Transfers much data, but no apps/music/passwords
iPhone: Start setup like normal and setup manually
  • Get to “Apps and Data”
  • “move data from android”
  • Enter code from iPhone on Android to establish connection via WiFi Direct
  • Android asks which data to move over
  • Can transfer Google Account info for easy account access, Chrome Bookmarks, Text messages, Contacts, Photos/Videos
  • Select and Next
  • Transfer begins
  • Once finished the right data should reside in the right apps on iOS
  • Finish signing into (or creating) your Apple ID
  • Once you get in, any Google accounts will need to be authorized with PW/2 factor auth
  • “Add your Android Device Apps for the App Store?”
  • Free apps will automatically download (in my case, all the Google apps)
  • Google has a whole suite of its apps available for iOS
  • TIP: It might save you time to simply sync photos to Google Photos on Android, and not transfer the camera roll which can take a LONG time due to file size
Hey 3S (Be Weloop)
  • 1.28" Touch Screen
  • Weighs just 38g (Apple watch is 56 - 125 grams // Samsung Gear S3 is 60g)
  • Bluetooth connection to iOS and Android
  • 270mAh battery
  • GPS + AGPS for positioning information
  • IP68  (Waterproof to 50 meters)
  • Measures steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active vs. passive minutes, heart rate.
  • Notifications for mail, social media apps, etc.
  • Lasts for up to a month on a single charge
iOS to Android
Back-up in iTunes if you're going back to iOS
  1. Find Wi-Fi, a charger, and a few hours
  2. Download Google Drive on your iPhone or update the app if you already have it. 
  3. SIGN IN to your personal account. Google for work won't have a backup option.
  4. Backup your Content in Google Drive - Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Videos (this could take several hours)
    1. Don't close the app or turn off the screen.
RE: Photos: Choose high-quality (free) or original (counts against your storage.) Here's where you might want to consider buying storage. (Bonus: It's cheaper than iCloud)
  • You can stop backup and resume later if you need to.
"KEY TO SUCCESS: DEREGISTER iMESSAGE I always forget this step and it's my own damn fault that I don't get messages. Do this before you take your sim out of your phone. 
  • Not de-registering iMessage is like breaking up with a boyfriend and keeping his record collection.
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