How to switch from Android to iPhone and keep your Google Keep!

When I explained how to easily switch from Android to iPhone, that was one of the very few concerns Android owners and Keep users looking to make the switch to iPhone mentioned. Sure there are other services like Evernote that work great everywhere, but those invested in Keep wanted to stay kept. Luckily, there are several ways to do just exactly that!


With support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes, and iOS 8 features like Touch ID security, the free TurboNote — and paid TurboNote Pro — wraps Google Keep up in an App Store wrapper. The design is goofy, with outlandish font choices, and outdated wooden textures and sticky note logos, but the functionality is solid. That includes the ability to add up to 5 Google accounts — stored in your Keychain  — and quickly switch between them.


GoKeep likewise wraps Google Keep in an App Store wrapper, but with a much cleaner, more modern design. There's the free version and the + paid version, and while cheaper, it also only supports 2 Google accounts instead of 5. You can, however, protect them with Touch ID.

Because the iPhone enjoys some of the best support for web apps in the industry, you can also simply go to Google Keep online and use the service right from the Safari web browser. You can bookmark it to keep it handy, and if you want an icon to launch it straight from your Home screen, you can easily add that too just by tapping the Share button.

Time to switch

Once you have Google Keep squared away, you can get all the other Google apps for iPhone, and if you want to, all the Microsoft apps for iPhone as well. That's what makes switching to iPhone not only painless, but pleasurable. iOS enjoys first-class support from everyone else — and it's one of the biggest reasons to make the switch. And yes, we can put that in a Google Keep note and share it!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.