Google has quietly released a free app for iOS that allows you to easily transfer data from an iPhone to an Android device, as reported by 9to5Google† The Switch To Android app works wirelessly, meaning you don’t have to worry about connecting the two phones with a cable.
“With Google’s Switch to Android app, you can quickly and securely move your most important data types – photos, videos, contacts and calendar events – to a brand new Android device without complicated cables,” according to the description of the app in the App. Store . That list doesn’t include messages, so it looks like the app won’t be able to transfer them, although it will help you disable iMessage so that “you don’t miss any text messages from friends and family.”
9to5Google says it’s an unlisted app, and it seems to be because I can’t find it when I search the App Store on my iPhone. However, you can download it now from this direct link. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment about when the app could be officially listed in the App Store.
If you want to get an idea of how the app will work in practice, look at 9to5Google’s hands on video:
Apple has been offering a similar app since 2015 to help users migrate from Android to iPhone, called “Move to iOS”.