A new feature coming to iOS9 is an app called “Move to iOS” that makes the transition from Android to iPhone more seamless for the user. Now most of you on this site would probably scoff at the idea because you are either a die-hard Android user or because you “already know how to do this…”
Market research however shows that the majority of smartphone users stick with their brand due to familiarity and not knowing how to transfer all of their information should they want to make a change. Well “Move to iOS” will definitely help with that.
Even though the app went unannounced during the WWDC keynote, it is listed on the iOS 9 feature page on Apple‘s website. Move to iOS allows users to wirelessly switch from Android to iOS. The app, according to Apple, allows Android users to wirelessly transfer their contacts, message history, camera photos, videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpapers, and DRM-free media to their new iOS device.
The app will also automatically suggest that users download the iOS versions of any free Android apps from the App Store. Users‘ paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List automatically. The app will launch as part of the upcoming iOS9 (in combination with the next generation iPhone) release later this year and will be available both in the Play Store and App Store.
Apple has seen a large increase in switches to iOS and has widen their lead as the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. The “Move to iOS” app will only help to maintian, or even enhance, this growth.
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