Migrating from Android to iOS or iOS to Android

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Contacts

Back up your contacts. This is important for everyone, but critically important if you're in a profession, like sales, where you need to keep a digital rolodex of contacts no matter where you go (including a job move). This transfer can be the trickiest between platforms, but if you use a service like Gmail or Outlook, you can store your contacts in those address books. When you sync those accounts to your device, the contacts will easily transfer over. Apple enables iCloud backups of contacts that make your address book available across all Apple devices and computers, but if you need the contacts on an Android device, your best bet is to back up with Google and sync all your devices with a Google account. It really comes down to finding an account or service you can use across all platforms.

Migrating from Android to iOS or iOS to Android can seem like a daunting task because everything from the software, to the apps, to the phone itself is different. Whether you're making the switch for your personal device, or your employer is providing a new device for work, you'll want to make sure you're set up for success on the new operating system. Again, this may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

Today, cloud and software can communicate with different devices, making the migration a little less scary. This also applies if you use both platforms simultaneously and want your life available across your entire ecosystem of devices. Click through the slideshow to understand the steps you can take when making the switch from one operating system to the other, as identified by Andrew Blaich, lead security analyst at Bluebox Security.

 

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