Are you an Android user who has recently purchased an iOS device and are having difficulties in setting it up? Due to the difference in their features and functionalities, it can be pretty frustrating for people who are used to the Android OS to get accustomed to iOS.
No worries though, as this post will tell you all about switching from an Android device to an iOS device and setting up your iPad or iPhone as easily and quickly as possible.
The screenshot feature is quite handy to grab or share the screen’s content quickly. It’s easy to take a screenshot in iOS as it is in Android.
For iPhone X or later:
For older iPhone models:
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Did you use the face ID to open the lock screen on Android and want to try out the same on iPhone or iPad? Then take the following steps to configure Face ID on your new iOS device:
In 2018, Apple finally released dual-SIM iPhones, but there is a catch — as is customary with Apple. You can use two numbers in an iPhone using its new feature named “eSIM”.
An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical SIM (unlike most of the present smartphones that let you use two physical nano-SIMs).
Using an eSIM along with a nano-SIM in an iPhone, you can use two numbers to make and receive voice calls, but you can utilize just one data network at a time.
Moreover, you need to keep a few things in mind to use the eSIM feature:
Follow the steps below to activate your eSIM:
In case you don’t have a QR code, you can set up the eSIM manually by tapping Enter Details Manually at the bottom of the screen in your iPhone.
Note: One can store multiple eSIMs, but only one eSIM can be activated and kept in service at a time. You can switch eSIMs by heading over to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Plans, choosing the eSIM, then tapping Turn On This Line.
Apple has made easy for the users to transfer data from Android to iPhone, thanks to its app on Google Play Store named Move to iOS. You can use this app to transfer bookmarks, contacts, messages, and camera roll to the new device.
But you must ensure the following requirements before continuing further:
When you’re ready, follow these steps to transfer the data using Move to iOS:
The above trick allows you to transfer bookmarks, contacts, and camera roll, but it doesn’t work for migrating calendar data. So, what’s the solution?
It’s very easy to move your calendar data from Android to iOS, thanks to Google. You just need to connect your Google account in iOS. That being said, here are the detailed steps to move your calendar data to iOS:
To migrate photos and videos to iOS, you can use Google Photos. It allows backing up unlimited high-def photos to the cloud, or you can upload full-size photos per space in your Google Drive.
You can also use Move to iOS to transfer your photos and videos to your new iPad or iPhone, however, I read complains that it doesn’t work well all the time.
That said, here is how you can back up your media with Google Photos:
If you wish to migrate just the contacts via Bluetooth, there is a sneaky method to do so. It’s built right into Android and iOS, so you don’t need additional apps.
Just follow these steps:
In both Android and iOS, gestures have been a big feature overhaul in the last few years — for a good reason. The gestures bring a smoother experience on the touch devices by helping you to do different tasks via gestures and taps.
However, gestures work differently in iOS than Android, as expected. That said, let me introduce you to some of the handiest gestures for iOS:
Animoji is one of the original features of iPhone X, which also inspired animated emojis in Android. For example, Android apps such as Bitmoji and Emoji Maker or Samsung’s AR Emoji — Samsung’s take on Apple’s Animoji.
You must have used one of those apps or features, but iOS’s Animoji is a little different. First of all, it’s built right into the system, unlike the apps for Android (except AR Emoji by Samsung).
Then, it matches your facial expressions way better than its alternatives. That said, it helps you create your own animated avatar — named Animoji — that matches your voice and reflects your facial expressions as well.
Did you got an idea? Let’s see how you can create your own Animoji in iOS:
If you used Digital Wellbeing in Android 9 Pie before moving to iOS, you may wish to track your phone usage in iOS as you could do with Digital Wellbeing.
Fortunately, you can track your phone usage in iOS too, but it’s only available starting from iOS 12. You can check your screen time by heading over to Settings > Screen Time. You can examine the visual breakdown of your time you spend gaming, socializing with others, or using the device or its installed apps.
Moreover, if you wish to curb usage of certain addictive apps, then you can do so using App Limits, which allows limiting the time for explicit apps. What’s most interesting is that one of its features — Downtime — lets you restrict access to the device and limit yourself (or maybe your kids) to some selected apps.
Move to iOS may not work due to multiple reasons. That’s why you may require to try out multiple hacks before it’s fixed for you. Here are those fixes:
It mostly depends on the amount of data you’re migrating from Samsung (or any other Android phone for that matter) to an iPhone or iPad. For example, it may take around 10-15 minutes if you’re transferring some gigabytes of data.
Although the iOS ecosystem is not as large as Android’s, it has its own pros and cons. Apple believes in providing native features for fulfilling users’ demands; however, Google depends on its developer community for bringing innovative features. Nevertheless, there is a lot one can learn about iOS.
I hope you found this post useful at the time of migrating from Android to iOS. If you met a problem, leave a comment below or write to me at @aksinghnet.
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