iSwitched: How To Migrate Your Data From Your iPhone To Your New Android Samsung Galaxy S4

United States
August 16, 2013 4:17pm CST
So, you've decided to join the thousands of iPhone users who (for whatever reason) are switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone like the new, sleek Samsung Galaxy S® 4. Don't get me wrong, the iPhone has forever changed the smartphone world, but many iPhone users are feeling limited by their lack of connectivity to other devices. They're exasperatingly saying, "It's time to find the right phone that appreciates me, my contacts, photos and data!" If you've owned your iPhone for a while, you've probably had that sinking feeling in your stomach about what'll happen to your beloved apps, contacts, and data when you switch to an Android phone. Let's admit it, it's scary, but it doesn't have to be with these tips and tricks. Let's start with the music. If you have a ton of songs and want to transfer them to your Samsung phone, a free program called Samsung Kies, which is similar to iTunes, can easily import songs from iTunes. If you have another Android device, there are some limitations, but songs can be converted to MP3, then ripped by the computer and loaded onto the mobile device. There's also a good chance you are using Spotify or Pandora by now, in which case, you may not have any local music files, and you just need to download the Spotify and/or Pandora® app to your Android device. Migrating your contacts and other data is possible, but it can be a little tricky. The first thing you'll need to do is purchase a third party application like Easy Phone Sync, which was offered free by Samsung on the Galaxy S® 3. There are other apps you can buy like WonderShare MobileTrans, but the free ones work fine. Once you have the app installed on your phones and computer, it's really just a matter of connecting everything via USB and using your computer as "the dump truck" to transfer the data and contacts between phones. Finally, apps can't be migrated from iOS to an Android but if you have another iOS device like an iPad or iPod, you'll be able to use the same apps on those devices. Just use iTunes and download them to your other iOS device(s). Also, many common apps are available for free download on Android like Facebook, Pandora, Instagram, Angry Birds™ and Subway Surfers to name a few. If you are still currently using your iPhone, and are still pondering the switch to the latest Android device, let me give you some additional food for thought and sweeten the pot to make the jump a little easier. Most of the latest Android phones come with MHL® technology already inside. MHL gives you the ability to mirror high-definition movies, pictures, or music from your phone to your TV or car infotainment system, using the same connection you would normally use to charge your phone. So what are you waiting for? Find out more at:
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