What you need to know
- The latest version of Android's "Data Restore Tool" contains references to a new app.
- The app, titled "Switch to Android," would help iPhone users switch to an Android phone wirelessly.
- The app would be similar to Apple's "Move to iOS" app for Android which has been around for years.
For those who have wanted to switch from Android to iOS, Apple has kept the "Move to iOS" app for Android up to date for years now.
As reported by 9to5Google, Google may be looking to build something similar for iOS users wanting to make their way over to Android. Code found within the latest release of Android's "Data Restore Tool" references a new app called "Switch to Android."
When the outlet looked through the code, they found that the app would allow an iPhone user to connect to their new Android phone wirelessly to transfer their data like apps, text messages, contacts, and more.
I've made the switch from iPhone to Pixel before and, while it was easier than most people think, it did require a cable to be connected between my iPhone and my new Android phone. With this potential new app, Google seems to be looking to remove the need for a cable entirely.
It's currently unknown if and when Google will release its "Switch to Android" app. If you're wanting to go the opposite direction, check out our list of the Best iPhone in 2021 and How to Switch from Android to iPhone.
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