If you’re planning to switch to Android from iOS, Google Drive wants to make that switching easier for you. The company just updated its Google Drive app for iOS, giving it the power to instantly backup your contacts, calendar and camera roll and store it in the cloud. It means, you’ll get your stuff waiting for Google’s various apps, whenever you buy a new Android phone, be it Pixel or something else.
— Google Drive (@googledrive) December 13, 2016
Switching in 3 easy steps
Switching from iOS to Android is a three step process. First of all, you need the updated version of Google Drive for your iPhone. Sign in with your Google account and open the backup wizard by selecting Menu > Settings > Backup. Select the contents you want to transfer and then click “Start Backup,” and you’re done. Now switch on your new Android phone, sign in to your Google account using the same login credentials you’ve used on your iPhone.
The whole process may take a few hours, so you’re highly recommended to put your phone in charge and turn on the Wi-Fi. However, if you want to backup your text or music library, you’ll have to plug your iPhone directly to your new Android phone. Google Drive won’t be able to do it for you. Anyways, despite this little lacking, this new updated feature is actually awesome. So, if you want to switch from iOS to Android, do it now. However, make sure you switch off your iMessage in order to avoid undelivered SMS message issues after switching to Android.