When you are using iPhone, it needs to keep jail-breaking to get personal things like live wallpaper. What a nuisance! While compared with the devices running Android such as Samsung Galaxy S4, things become much easier. Therefore, many iPhone users who are already sick and tired of being tied into Apple begin to find a way to switch iPhone over to the Android. Provided here are the guidelines for your easy reference.
Before the transition, please make sure a couple of things as below:
• You have iTunes installed and synced with your iPhone
• You’re using the computer you sync your iPhone with
• The computer you are using is running Windows XP SP3, Vista or 7
• You have your Android phone with a Micro SD card and know how to access the files on it.
Provided that all parameters above are met, we can start the free switching from iPhone to
1. Switching the CONTACTS
The following information in the CONTACTS will be moved over from iPhone to Android.
• People’s names and job titles
• Company names
• Email and postal addresses
• Phone numbers
• IM names, including the type of service
According to Google, the steps are quite easy, please refer to the below:
• Connect your iPhone, iPod, or iPod Touch to your computer using the USB cable.
• Open the iTunes application.
• Select your iPhone and click the Info tab.
•Check the Sync Contacts with option and select Google Contacts from the drop-down menu.
Click Configure and enter your Google username and password.
2. Switching the Email, Exchange and Calendar
In spite of the rumor that Android doesn’t handle Exchange as well as iPhone does, it’s still worthy doing so. It’s not difficult at all to switch the Exchange, pretty much like opening an Email app on the Android phone and then setting up an Exchange account. For the users who don’t run HTC Sense, as called UI that integrates the Exchange calendar into the phone’s calendar, some software with your outlook client connected to Exchange should be installed to sync up the Exchange email together with your calendar.
3. Switching anything else
As for other things such as photos, music and videos, etc. that are stored locally in the iPhone, it’s pretty easy to have them switched to Android. Just locate them on to the computer and then move them over to the Android phone’s Micro SD. The photos will be viewed in much the same way as on your iPhone. It’s also OK to play the videos which are ripped from DVDs or shot by yourself; however, maybe a third-party media player app is needed.
For example, if you are switching videos from iPhone/iTunes to Samsung Galaxy S4, which runs Android and is said to be launched pretty soon, you will have to install a third-party media player app to get iTunes M4V videos played smoothly. Some people may find it kind of troublesome. Yes, it is. But now, we have got another good way to solve this – What we need is just a smart Mac Video Converter.
Free switching from iPhone to Android, and have fun!