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Use Google Drive to switch from iOS to Android
April 12, 2017

Here’s what you need to do to switch.

This week saw the regional release of a plethora of Android devices: LG G6, Sony XZ Premium, Moto G5, Huawei P10 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 to name a few. They all share one thing in common – Android.

With the increasing number of choices that you have for Android-based hardware, many are already considering (if they still haven’t) switching to Android. But many face difficulties especially if they are using an iPhone – but worry not, Google Drive has just made it easier to go the Android route. Here’s what you need to do:

1.  Download and install Google Drive – This is Google’s own cloud service that includes a free 15 GB option with every account. Unless you manage to fill a 256 GB iPhone, the 15 GB free option should be good enough

2. Backup – On the Settings menu, you can find an option that says ‘Back up with Google Drive’. Select this option so you can back up your contacts, calendar events and even your photos and videos. Select ‘Start Backup’ to start uploading them to Google Drive. Upload times will vary depending on how many files you choose to backup.

3. Sign-in and restore – Once you sign in with your Google account on your new Android smartphone, the initial setup will ask you if you want to restore. Enter the same Google login details you’ve entered when backing up your device and once you sign in and everything gets synced, you’ll easily find all of your personal files all neatly placed on your new shiny Android device.

Have other tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!

by vportiz

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