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If you want to switch from an Android smartphone to an Apple iPhone, you probably have a few questions. So that every question about switching from Android to iOS gets an answer, Apple has a new one yesterday Video uploaded to YouTube on the subject. However, this is in English and German subtitles cannot (yet) be set. That's why you'll find a compact translation of the FAQ for switching from Android phones to iPhone here. If you have any other concerns about this, please leave a comment. Maybe we can present you with a solution for the respective problem.
Yes, it works. And with the Transfer to iOS app from the Google Play Store it's even easier. This Apple app gives anyone who wants to switch to the iPhone the opportunity to individually take contacts, messages, calendar entries, the Google account and photos with them. What is also new is that WhatsApp chats can also be transferred using this app. Apps can also be easily moved. If the apps installed on the Android smartphone are available in the iOS App Store, they will be downloaded and installed from there when using the "Transfer to iOS" app.
Yes, that is also possible. Certain models can be traded in. Depending on the age and condition, the credit may vary. However, some Android smartphones are not eligible for the credit program - they can still be submitted to Apple for recycling.
Apple designs the iPhone to be durable. The models of recent years are also resistant to water and dust. The good battery life is also highlighted in the Apple video on the switch from Android to iOS – but user opinions vary in this regard. However, where you can definitely agree is the good performance of the combination of hardware and software created from a single source. The devices also work with the latest updates and upgrades from iOS for years. This also ensures a stable resale value.
Here, too, the answer can generally be “yes”. The coordinated hardware and software components ensure that there are almost no system crashes. And apps work reliably too. In addition, updates are issued directly by Apple to the users. With Android, on the other hand, an update goes first from Google to the smartphone manufacturers. There they are adjusted again and then possibly also go through the network operators, who may make their own adjustments. The result: updates arrive late. In addition to the system, all manufacturers are also tinkering with its appearance. With iOS on iPhone, there are no such hurdles.
With a new device, the answer is quite logically "yes". In the case of older models, the answer can be yes if they have been on the market within the last four to five years. iOS 15 operating system is compatible with iPhone 6s (2015) and newer models. That iOS 2022 to be released in autumn 16 will be compatible with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 (both 2017) and newer models. If you buy a completely new iPhone, it will be delivered with the latest version of the operating system.
In addition to its own chip, which is used and shielded for storing and securing biometric data (fingerprint for Touch ID or face shape for Face ID), the iOS system provides its own protective mechanisms. “Mail Privacy” ensures e.g. B. to ensure that e-mail senders cannot track the activities of the recipients. For this purpose, the IP is veiled and it is not transmitted whether the mail has been viewed. "Sign in with Apple" ensures secure creation of accounts on websites and in apps without having to use your own email address. In addition, the tracking can be contradicted in every app. In addition, there are other security mechanisms to protect the data.
Yes, there is e.g. B. free manuals that you can download in the also free books app. Furthermore, the Apple website offers numerous support documents in which all possible functions of the iPhone and options in the iOS system are explained - including screenshots, animations and more. There is also the option of contacting Apple by phone or in iMessage. You can also find the Apple Support app in the iOS App Store. In addition to instructions, there is also live support here. If you prefer to use social media, you can tweet @AppleSupport drop. And last but not least, knowledgeable people are waiting at the Apple Store.
The short FAQ for switching from Android on a corresponding mobile phone to iOS on the iPhone can be found both with the link given at the beginning and with the following embedded video player. As I said, it's all in English. But if you can speak the language, this is a good summary:
If you don't want to exchange your Android device, give it in part exchange or have it recycled by Apple, but want to resell it, give it to someone or hand it in to the nearest electronics store for recycling, then you can also buy your new iPhone from Amazon. Depending on the offer, this can even be cheaper than in the Apple Store. You can choose from e.g. B. that 13 iPhone Mini and iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro and I baked the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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