If you are an iPhone user and are planning to grab Galaxy S6 or S6 edge or another android device, it will not take long to notice that the transition from one system to another is not as simple as entering your user name or password. But do not worry, here you have everything you need.
The biggest challenge in the switch from iOS to Android is taking care to not complicate the simple things. Contacts, email, social networks and any images or documents you want to transfer. While you still have your iPhone near, all these things are easy once you know which buttons you need to press.
Your new Galaxy S6 has a lot in common with your iPhone. Most of the function is the same even if the keys are labeled differently. For example, your iPhone relies heavily on iCloud to be sure that your contacts, calendar and e-mail are available with all your Apple devices. While Android does not directly support iCloud, there are some simple ways to get data from iCloud on Google.
How to switch your iCloud contacts on your Android device
If you've just joined the Android world of past life on the iPhone, there are a lot of things that you may want to switch to your new device. One of them your contacts. While on Android your contacts are automatically backed up to your Google Account, Apple for this purpose the iCloud. Fortunately, there is a very direct method for transferring your phonebook.
There are applications in the iOS App Store that can help you synchronize your contacts in your Google Account, but the method we will look only includes computer and web browser.
Point your browser to iCloud.com
1. Log in with your Apple ID and password
2. Click to contacts
3. Left click below on the gear settings
4. Click "Export vCard ..." and mark where the file will be saved
5. Go to Google.com/contacts and log in with your Google data
6. Click "More" and select "Import"
7. Select vCard file that you exported from iCloud stored on your computer
8. Leave the rest to Google!
From there, provided you have your Google account set up to sync contacts (Settings> Accounts> Your Google Account) your phone will populate the People app with your previous iPhone directory.
How to easily sync your iCloud Calendar Android
With all of today phenomenal Android devices on the market, it is quite understandable if you discard your old iPhone and join us where things are more flavored with Google. But with complete transition from one ecosystem comes the problem of transferring all your stuff.
Fortunately, there is always something you can do to bring a thing with you, and here we will look at your existing iCloud sync calendars with your Android device. You do not have all switched to Google Calendar as there is a really easy way to keep using it.
Thanks to the enterprising developer, Marten Gajda, you can enter in two ways to sync calendars with iCloud application for calendar on your Android device. With this application, Smoothsync for Cloud Calendar - grab it in the Play Store in the link at the top - is as easy as entering your iCloud data. This is a paid app, but because of the simplicity of using a cost-effective expenditure. After all, the move to Google Calendar option is not suitable for everyone.
Enter your account information when you first start, check the calendars you want to sync and adjust the settings of your dreams. There is a wide range of available time intervals to set the auto-sync, and you can even specify whether you want to be able to sync back to your devices to iCloud or not. The latest version also supports syncing and iCloud Reminders.
Perhaps the best thing about using this application is that as she runs in the background. You can always go in and adjust the settings as and when you want, but ultimately you are using your normal calendar application. You just have to remember to choose the right calendar when creating events, but otherwise it's exactly the same kind of experience you had using Google Calendar on your device.
So, for $ 2.99 you can continue to use the iCloud calendar with a minimum of fuss. What he does, he does extremely well. Just do it worth it to see if you want to keep your calendars with Apple.
How to set up your iCloud email account on Android
If upgrading from an iPhone or iPad on your Android device, chances are that you are already using iCloud email address. Android devices require you to have a Google account and the associated Gmail address, but you may want to continue using your iCloud account for email and that's just fine. The good news is that it is perfectly possible to run your iCloud email address on your Android device. It is quite clear but requires little effort on your part.
In addition to the Gmail application on your Android mobile phone or tablet, you should have an application called "Email." What does she look may vary from phone to phone, but the overall function should be the same since you'll need to set up your iCloud account using IMAP and SMTP. Anyway look, key information remain the same. Here's a brief overview of what you need to do for incoming mail:
- When you are looking for an IMAP server, enter imap.mail.me.com
- Your username is the name of a part of your @ icloud.com address
- Your password should be the same as your Apple ID password
- Certificates should be placed on the SSL or SSL (excluding all certificates) if you have problems connecting
- The port number should be 993
After you have entered all the above information, press continue and you will go to the settings page for SMTP for outgoing mail part. Again, the key information is the same no matter what it looks like your email application, and here's a brief overview:
- When you look for the SMTP server, enter smtp.mail.me.com
- Username and password should be entered as stated above
- Set the SSL certificates or TLS (again you may need to press the option to accept all certificates)
- The port number should be 587
- If they ask you about SMTP authentication that is required, press YES
I hope that the above details should be sufficient to successfully transfer your existing e-mail to your new Android device.
If you do not use Apple as your service provider e-mail, iCloud will probably have what you are looking for. Fortunately, almost all popular iOS mail application and services have their own respective versions of Android. A quick search through Google Play Store will reveal any application you're looking for, whether it be on the mailbox, Outlook, Yahoo or something else. Since these applications typically store all your mails for you, you need only log in you get what you want.
Messaging is another series of specific situations. Much like iMessage, Google's Hangouts software offers linked SMS / Messenger experience that makes the export and import of messages a bit challenging. After all messages are text messages, and this causes problems. Before you go any further you should decide between using Hangouts with SMS integration or standalone SMS application. Whichever you choose you will not go wrong, but you will have a lot less to do once you decide.
Now that your cell phone parts do anything you want to do, you can take care of graphics and music. Backup files can happen directly on your phone with apps like Dropbox, Flickr, Google+, Box or any other free backup services. Given that Google+ already on your Android device, the fastest way to transfer your files from one device to another device is the way of yards of his auto-backup features. The same can be said for Google Drive, if you have documents on your phone that you want to switch to your Galaxy S6. These applications can be installed on your iPhone, use it to backup documents and images, and they will simply appear on your Galaxy S6. The music is a little more complicated, because there is something like iTunes in the Google Play Store. However, there are several options to switch your music.
How to transfer your iTunes music to Android
If you have long used an iPod, iPhone or iPad is likely that most of your digital music collection is within iTunes. If you are moving on to greener pastures with the Android device in your hand, you'll want to be able to listen to your music. Although there is no iTunes for Android, we have selected five methods of transferring your collection.
1. Manually move the file
Ah, the old drag and drop method. Old-fashioned but it works. All you need is mikroUSB cable for your device, and if you use a Mac you need to have installed Android File Transfer application. You will need to locate the folder on your Mac or Windows PC that contains the actual physical files. On a Mac, you'll find it in Music> iTunes> iTunes Media and the Windows a good place to start is the My Music> iTunes.
With your Android device connected should be ok to just drag and drop music files between it and your computer. It works, but not very elegant.
If you want to upgrade your wireless drag-and-drop method, you will realize that it is one of the fastest ways to achieve it AirDroid. There are a bunch of properties contained within this Desktop application for managing your mobile device without having to really take in hand, and one of these properties is a wireless file transfer. AirDroid lets you choose your music files to upload and then pull them back using the application on your mobile. While this method may become a little cumbersome if you have a large music library, is fast enough for those who transferred a couple of albums. In addition, if you are transferring large music files, you can reach the individual file size limit for the free version AirDroid. Fortunately, upgrade to Premium is only $ 1.99 per month and allows up to 1GB transfer.
Just select your files in AirDroid and check that your application indicates that the file is finished uploading, then open AirDroid on your phone and click each file that you download it to your phone. Once the files arrive on your cell phone, music apps of your choice should be able to play them instantly.
DoubleTwist is arguably one of the best ways for interaction between iTunes and Android. The basic Android application is free to download and comes with a free Mac or Windows accompanying application to help you migrate your music. On the physical connection your device should be able to support USB Mass Storage mode, because MTP is not sufficient to DoubleTwist. But all is not lost.
DoubleTwist desktop application looks like a simpler version of iTunes. In the menu on the left is specified content - images and videos are included - and on your Android device and your computer. Similar to iTunes, you can transfer your music in two ways:
- Mark songs and albums you want to copy, drag them to the menu and drop it on top of your device
- Use the settings for synchronization to synchronize all your music, or just selected playlists
Speaking Playlist, you can use DoubleTwist desktop application to enter your existing iTunes playlists and make some new ones. In the menu, click "Playlist Setup" and you will be offered the option. If you want to keep synchronized, check the box every time you create a new playlist in iTunes, you'll find it in doubleTwist.
Exactly the same functionality is available by purchasing a wireless AirSync applications. It connects to DoubleTwist on your Android device and allows your computer to see it over your WiFi network. Almost identical to what iTunes can wirelessly view your iPhone or iPad, you can keep your Android music collection synchronized without having to go in search of the cable. It costs $ 4.99 but it works very, very well.
DoubleTwist is a perfect match with smaller collections and those who like to cut and change what often stored on their devices.
If you are looking for the fastest way to get from iTunes to your Android device, the team behind iSyncr has exactly what you want. Setup is incredibly simple, all you need to do is install the Android app, grab the desktop companion and connect the USB cable or enter the IP address. Once Android applications and desktop companion communicating starts automatically scan your iTunes collection. When the scan is complete you get a list of things for transmission, a transmission starts immediately. It's a little messy because of the clumsy user interface.
iSyncr Android application comes in Lite and Pro version, and upgrade for $ 5.49 gives you access to things like support multiple iTunes accounts and more feedback on your cell phone about what actually happens during the synchronization process. As the name suggests, it is for users who have little complicated musical lineup in these situations is absolutely worthwhile upgrade.
5. Google Play Music
This is one of our favorites. The biggest drawback to Google Play Music is to rely on the cloud, but if you're ok with that then you can not go wrong a lot. It comes pre-installed on all new Android devices and inconspicuous way to keep your iTunes library synchronized. Everyone gets a free tank big enough for 20,000 songs and you can use up to 10 different devices at any time.
As DoubleTwist, Google Play Music has an accompanying desktop application for Mac or Windows to help you with the process. Unlike doubleTwist only upload music to the cloud and do not put it directly to your device. The bonus is that you get access to all your music-enabled devices - including all iPhone that you currently lying around - with the lack of it then you have downloaded from the cloud for offline access.
Google Play Music app was insanely easy to set up. Once you install it and sign it, you can direct the application to your iTunes collection and tell her that automatically upload every song that was placed there. Just leave the application open and it will be in the background to make sure all without your knowledge. There are options to control what you want to upload, and even send specific playlists in the cloud.
Google Play Music is perfect for everyone since it does not require any additional application costs for full functionality. However, if you are not streaming or do not want to permanently remove your music to listen to them offline, you better take a look at some of the above options.