Google today announced that support for its Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all smartphones running Android 12, meaning iPhone users can now take advantage of the app’s transfer features to switch to any compatible device. with Android 12.
Until now, the Switch to Android app for the iPhone was limited to Google’s own Pixel phones, so it worked with a limited number of devices.
iPhone users who purchase an Android device can link their iPhone to the Android smartphone via WiFi or via a Lightning to USB-C cable. Data including apps, photos, contacts, and messages can be copied for a smoother transition.
Google accompanied the new support for Android 12 devices with a blog post about why iPhone users should switch to an Android smartphone, highlighting features like the Messages app and Gboard, Google Meet, Google Play, Android privacy protections, home screen customization and more .
Apple has its own Move to iOS app for Android devices, which is the counterpart to the Google app. Designed for Android switches, it allows the transfer of messages, contacts, calendar events, photos and more.
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