For those who will make a life change, at least as far as the device is concerned, it looks like Google will try to make your life a little easier. They are reportedly developing a new iOS app called “Switch to Android” that does what its name says. You should be able to copy your important data and supposedly even transfer your apps from your iPhone to your new Android device. For those who were still undecided about the switch due to the hassle of transferring their data, this may be the one that pushes them to finally make the move.
According to 9 to 5 Google, there is an update to Android “Data Restore Tool”, which restores your data from your old Android to a new Android phone. Version 1.0.382048734 mentions a “Switch to Android” application that will be for iOS devices. This is similar to the “Move to iOS” application that Apple developed for Android users who will be switching to iPhones. There are also instructions seen in the update strings.
The Switch to Android app will use a local WiFi network to make it easy to transfer from your iPhone to your Android phone instead of using a cable. You will need to enter a few passwords to make sure it is transferred to the correct device. It’s also worth noting that you mention that your iPhone apps will be copied to your new Android phone as well. However, it is unclear how that can happen, especially if it is a paid app, as you will have to buy the Android version as well.
Currently, the steps to transfer your data from one to another are still a bit tedious and inconvenient. You will have to backup all your data from your iPhone to your Google Drive account. Then you will have to download it from Drive to your new phone. However, it will only back up the important data and your photos, but not the apps or other data that is not directly backed up. So having an app that is supposed to transfer everything will be very convenient.
The Switch to Android app is not yet available on the App Store, but it probably will be soon. It will most likely get approved as the Move to iOS app has been on the Google Play Store for years.