Apple releases guide to moving Android phone content to your new iPhone 6

Harry Tunnecliffe
17 September, 2014
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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Android, Apple, macworld australiaJust days before the first iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit retail stores on Friday, Apple has released a guide on its website on moving from Android.

The guide provides detailed instructions on how to transfer all your contacts, email, photos and purchased content from your old Android device to your new iPhone 6.

Sources have told MacRumors that the introduction of the larger screens in the iPhone 6 models could facilitate a substantial increase in trade-in rates among Android users. And this also reflects the comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook, suggesting the bigger screens present in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models would cause the “mother of all upgrades.”

The extensive guide provides a number of different instructions and tips, which include both Apple and third-party app suggestions for transferring the following six different categories from Android to iOS:

  • adding email accounts, contact lists and calendars,
  • photos and videos,
  • importing music to your iPhone,
  • eBooks and PDFs,
  • documents including Microsoft Office documents, and
  • apps, which are available on both Android and iOS
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The guide is very detailed, giving step-by-step instructions for each category, as well as the multiple app recommendations. The only category that is lacking is the apps section, with Apple simply pointing out that you will probably find your Android Apps are also in the App Store – meaning there is currently no avenue for transferring apps between the two platforms.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves in Australia this Friday 19 September.

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