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Transferring contacts, photos, music and apps from Android to iPhone

How to switch from Android to iPhone without losing everything 


Transferring contacts, photos, music and apps from Android to iPhone


We explain how to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. How to transfer applications from Android to iPhone. How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. And, yes, how to transfer music from iPhone to Android. Basically, how to switch from Android to iPhone, right? 


If you're an Android user considering switching to an iPhone, you may be concerned about the transfer process. The good news is that the transfer iPhone contacts to Android phone really could not be simpler. It turns out that Google is good at these things. And the files are very similar. The basic principle consists of a backup or cloud or a desktop machine, and then sync with iPhone. So let's get into it.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: Google use the simplest form 


There are two ways to transfer contacts from Android to iOS. We will outline the bottom two, but if you've been using your Android phone for any length of time, we strongly recommend that you try them in the order you have written.

If you have been using your Android phone and Google account (Gmail, Google Play, etc) for any period of time it is likely that all your contacts will be associated with your Google account. At least you use most often should be.

So make sure you have a copy of your Android phone. Go to Settings on your Android phone and select "Accounts & sync" or similar. Enter your Gmail account and enable syncing. Your phone contacts and Google contacts should now sync.

Then go to your new iPhone. Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendar and add your Gmail account. Make sure the contacts are enabled for the account. You should now find that all your contacts are in your Google iPhone.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: deepen with Google 


Belt and suspenders, and to ensure that this process always works in the future, consider doing the following, either on his iPhone after following the above steps, or on your Android before making the move:

  1. Open the application settings of your iPhone. 
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. 
  3. Select Add Account ... 
  4. Select Other 
  5. Select Add CardDAV Account 
  6. Fill in your account information in the following fields: 
  7. Server: enter "google.com" 
  8. User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address. 
  9. Password: password of your Google account or Google Apps. (If you've enabled 2-step verification, you have to generate and enter an application-specific password.) 
  10. Description: Enter a description of the account (eg, personal contacts). 
  11. Select Next at the top of the screen. 
  12. Make sure the "Contacts" option is turned ON. 
After installation is complete, open the Contacts application on your device, and synchronization begins automatically start your iPhone and Google. Any time you set up any smartphone Google should be the key to all your contacts.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: only exchange SIMS 


This only works if the Android phone has a SIM size similar to its iPhone, either a micro or nano-SIM for later models of iPhone. (Of course, you can cut any SIM to fit, but do so only as a last resort. - If you mess up the SIM card and its contacts are gone forever)

First save all contacts from Android phone to your SIM. Then insert the SIM card into your iPhone, being careful not to lose the iPhone SIM. Finally, go to Settings and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and click "Import SIM Contacts". When the operation is finished, you can replace the iPhone SIM card with the original card.

Android Apps transfer to iPhone


There is no easy way around this. If you have to pay for an app on Google Play, you will most likely have to pay to buy back into iTunes. That's the bad news, the good news is that in almost all cases the application you like to use in Android is available on iTunes, and access data using which will work in the other. This means that any content or service acquired through its Android app will probably be accessible on your iPhone. So once you have started using your iPhone, just sign on the iTunes app store, and start searching for those applications that you like.

Transfer photos and videos from Android to iPhone 


There are a few simple ways to do it. The first involves the installation of an application of data transfer. You can find several applications of data transfer on the Apple App Store, but remember that you need to find them first in your Android Store Play Google. Copy and recommend PhotoSync Info. Then it is easy enough to install your chosen both the Android and iPhone app, and you will be guided through moving files from one to the other.

The other way to move photos from Android to iPhone is the use of a computer with iTunes. Just find the photos and videos on your Android phone, move them to your computer, sync to iTunes, and then sync the iPhone with iTunes again. A similar process works for music, as we will describe below.

To transfer photos from Android to iPhone, simply connect your Android phone to your PC or Mac. Choose the photos and videos you want to move, and drag them to a folder on your computer. For simplicity I would create a new folder on your desktop called ... 'Photos for transfer.

Now connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, open iTunes and click on your iPhone. Click on the photos, select "Sync photos from" checkbox and select the folder where you saved your photos. Click Apply and photos are synced to your iPhone.

Transfer music from iPhone to Android 


The principle here is similar to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. You need to get music files from your Android and on to your PC or Mac, then get the files into iTunes and sync your iPhone. It should be very simple to transfer anyThe critical stage here is a backup of Android to a PC or Mac. Because most Android devices can be mounted and used as external storage, this can be as simple as drag all music files from the folder structure of Android phone mounted, and put them into the music folder on your PC or Mac.

Now install and open iTunes on your computer. Go to Library, and then click Music. Open the folder where you put your music files, and drag them to the iTunes Music view.

Now connect your iPhone, click on the iPhone, and then click Music. You can choose to sync your entire library, or select only the songs or artists that you just added. Then click Sync and the songs will be added to your iPhone.

(Or just do not worry about owning the music and use of Spotify.)

Apple introduces new iPhones, SmartWatch, software

new Apple smartwatch

 

 For the first time in years, Apple iPhones were not the star of the show. Apple released a SmartWatch Tuesday, a portable device that marks the first major entry of the company into a new product category since the debut of the iPad in 2010.


 The move is significant due to recent questions about whether Apple still has the ability to innovate after the death of 2,011 co-founder Steve Jobs.

The introduction of two new device eclipsed the iPhones, larger company that does not quite have larger screens; they will have a new landscape mode to take advantage of the larger screen.

The iPhone 6 will have a screen that measures 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. In both cases, application developers can design applications that can be viewed differently when the phone is horizontal.

Apple also introduced a system to use the phone to make credit card payments in retail stores.

Apple is turning to the past, as it exposes their future. The company is holding the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, the same location where Jobs introduced the Mac computer changing industry 25 years ago. The Cupertino, California, located close to the headquarters of Apple.

As for iPhones, which still represent the main source of profit for Apple, the larger models should help the company compete with Android devices.

This is what unfolded in Tuesday's event



BIGGER iPHONES

 

The iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. The screen resolution on the Plus version will be sharper than previous iPhones, to 401 pixels per inch instead of 326.

With the larger screen is a new horizontal view of the Home screen. Usually icons are stacked vertically, even when the phone is horizontal. Application developers will also have new tools to reorganize their content to take advantage of the larger screen.

The new phones are not as great as the last flagship phone of Samsung - 5.1 inch to 5.7 inch Galaxy S5 and to Note 4 - but they will be large enough to neutralize a key advantage of Samsung and other manufacturers Android have had.

In particular, Note Samsung phone is not growing this year. Last year Note 3 was 5.7 inches. Instead, Samsung is emphasizing other hardware features, such as a sharper screen. Also releasing a model with a curved edge to show the time, weather and other information on the side of the phone.

Apple says the new phone will be faster and have better battery life than previous versions. The phones also have a new sensor, barometer, to estimate the amount you've climbed the stairs, not just how far you have walked or run.

Of course, some people still use their phones to actually make calls. When there is poor cellular reception, people will be able to make regular calls over Wi-Fi. The transfer between the two networks will be transparent. In the USA, this feature will initially be available through T-Mobile.

The resolution of the camera is 8 megapixels, while Android and Windows Phone rivals are pushing that. The S5, for example, is 16 megapixels. However, the number of megapixels is only one factor in what makes a good photo. Apple says it is putting in new sensors for better shots.

Apple is also enhancing the role of video in slow motion, allowing even slower shots. The camera is capable of taking 240 frames per second, twice what is on the iPhone 5s last year. Normally, the video is at 60 frames per second.

The new phones will begin shipping in the USA September 19, with pre-orders to start on Friday. Starting Prices are comparable to those in the past - $ 199 with a two years for the iPhone 6 with 16 gigabytes of storage.

However, models of elevators have double the memory than before - $ 299 for 64 GB and $ 399 for 128 gigabytes. The iPhone 6 Plus phones will cost $ 100 more for each configuration.
 

 

 

MOBILE PAYMENTS 

 

Apple is calling its new payment system Pay Apple.

You will be able to use your phone's camera to capture a photo of your card. Apple will verify that behind the scenes and add it to the account passbook your phone so you can make payments to a retailer. Apple announced several merchants who accept this system, including Macy's, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Disney stores - and, of course, Apple stores.

Many companies have tried to push mobile payment services, but none has caught on widely. Cook says that's because the business models have focused on self-interest of companies rather than the user experience. The latter, Cook says, is "exactly what Apple does best."

For security, the card number is stored only on the device. Every time you pay a card once to create the transaction.

 

A SmartWatch

 


The audience burst into applause as Cook proclaimed that he had "one more thing". It was how Jobs used to close his speeches.

That was a closer SmartWatch Apple thing. It's called the Apple clock instead of iWatch many people had been speculating.

Consumer electronics companies have yet to demonstrate a compelling need smartwatches while bracelets have been largely niche products aimed at tracking fitness activities. Apple device seems to change that.

Consider the history of the company: music players, smartphones and tablet computers existed long before Apple made ​​their own versions. But they were not the main or until the current popular iPod, iPhone and iPad arrived. According to Jobs, Apple made ​​those products easy and fun to use.

Cook said Apple had to invent a new interface for the clock because simply shrinking a phone would not work.

Much of the interaction would be through the dial on the clock, which Apple calls the digital crown. It is used to zoom in and out of a map, for example, which is not blocking the screen, what would have happened if you were pinching in and out of zoom.

Apple has also been working with application developers to create new functionality. You will be able to open the doors of the rooms at Starwood hotels or remembering where you parked your car with a BMW application.

The new watch will come in a variety of styles and straps, with a choice of two sizes. Clocks competing vendors have been criticized for being too large for small arms.

The clock will require one of the new iPhones or an iPhone 5, or 5c 5s. It will be available early next year, with a starting price of $ 349

  

 

NEW SOFTWARE

 

While much of the attention has focused on the new devices, software powering these devices is becoming its annual update. Apple iOS considers 8 to be the biggest update since the introduction of the App Store in 2008.

Current users of iPhone and iPad will be eligible for the free upgrade, too. Apple is proud of pushing customers to the latest version of the software, allowing application developers to incorporate new features without having to worry about the abandonment of existing users. With Android, many recent phones can not be upgraded immediately because of the restrictions imposed by manufacturers and wireless service providers.

Among other things, 8 will allow iOS devices work best in sync. For example, it is possible to start a message on an iPhone and finish it on an iPad. With a forthcoming update called Mac Yosemite, will be able to continue working in the same message on a Mac computer also.

These features extend handover to the new Apple clock, too.

The new software will be available for existing users on September 17.

Closing the event, U2 performed on stage before Cook made ​​his new album, "Songs of Innocence", available for free to all customers of Apple's iTunes.

Apple shares rose 1 percent to $ 99.36 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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