Apple announced more than a handful of things during its yearly developer’s conference earlier today, including OS X El Capitán and iOS 9. What Apple didn’t announce during its keynote is its new app that will make it easier for people to go from Android to iOS.
Simply called Move to iOS, the app lets Android users move over critical information, such as contacts, messages, calendars, mail accounts, and media, among other data from their Android phone to an iPhone. More interestingly, the app also wants to rebuild your app library once you make the move from Android to iOS. In other words, Move to iOS looks at the apps you have on your Android smartphone and gives you download suggestions for their iOS counterparts. If you have paid apps, their iOS counterparts will automatically be added to your App Store wish list.
Before you rush to Google Play to download the app, we’ll save you the trouble and say it’s not available yet. We assume Move to iOS will be ready for download once iOS 9 lands this fall, though Apple did not confirm this. Regardless, it shows that Apple is more aggressive than ever in its efforts to bring over Android users to its iOS camp, especially when iOS’ market share rose earlier this year where Android’s fell.
In the meantime, if you’ve already made up your mind and decided to head over to iOS, we have a guide that details how to make the switch without skipping too large of a step. In addition, you can check out our lists of the best iPhone apps and the best iPhone games to get you started on your journey.