After a teardown of Google’s new Data Restore Tool update by XDA Developers, it was found that they are working on an app called Switch to Android that will help iPhone users to migrate their data to an Android phone.
The latest update to the Data Restore Tool v1.0.382048734 revealed that users will have to download the “Switch to Android” app from the App Store and go to Wi-Fi settings on their iPhone to connect to their Android device via hotspot. The app works similar to how Apple’s Move to iOS does on Android.
The app will allow users to transfer apps, SMS, contacts, and more to an Android device. Although, it looks like the app will just install apps from the Google Play store which are there on the iOS device. Users will be required to remove device management in order to migrate everything to Android.
It also appears that people can move their WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android using Facebook’s upcoming “Move Chars to Android” feature as well.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) July 27, 2021
Currently, switching to Android from an iPhone is a mess. It requires you to back up photos, videos, and contacts using Google Drive which is not a smooth solution as compared to Apple’s dedicated Move to IOS app. Also, the ability to move WhatsApp chats to Android is a great move as well.