It seems that Google is currently working on an app for iOS, where users thinking about switching over to its Android ecosystem may do so at the tap of the virtual button. Apparently, the Alphabet-owned search engine is looking to streamline the process, in the same way the “Move to iOS” app on Google Play enables Android users to seamlessly port over to iOS.
The project was discovered by 9to5Google that picked up on the project via a recent update for Android’s Data Restore Tool. So far, the app seems to provide a back up service for basic user information – contacts, photos, calendar dates and appointments being just some of them – directly to Google Drive. Similar to the way users switching between Android devices, do so seamlessly, even their layout.
The process doesn’t seem too difficult either, requiring only three steps to complete the transfer. The first and most obvious step is to download the Switch to Android app. Once completed, the app will then require users to open up a local Wi-Fi network and from there, have their iPhone connected to said network. In order to initiate the transfer.
It’s amazing to think that Google is only starting to make this function available now, especially since the Move to iOS app has already been in existence for several years now. Then again, better late than never, we suppose.