We’ve been seeing Apple get ever so aggressive in trying to make Android users switch over to iOS, in the past it has offered a step-by-step guide to people who were considering switching to its platform. Now though it’s taking a completely different route, Apple is developing a new application which Android users will installed on their devices. The app will walk them through the entire procedure and even bring over some of the most important data on their devices over to their new iOS device.
Apple didn’t talk about the app during its keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 today, it’s simply called “Move to iOS,” and it does what the name suggests.
It makes it very easy for people switching to iOS to transfer important content like messages, calendars, mail accounts, contacts and media between Android and iOS devices, all of this will be done wirelessly. iOS 9 is a prerequisite for this app to work.
Since downloading all of the applications once again can be a nuisance, Move to iOS will rebuild users’ app library on its own. It’ll scan through all of the free applications that were installed on the user’s Android device and offer their iOS counterpart.
So for example if a user had Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat on their handset, they’ll be offered suggestions to download their iOS counterparts once the user has shifted to iOS.
Move to iOS has only been detailed on the company’s website, a demonstration wasn’t provided during the event. It hasn’t been released just yet but expect it to arrive when iOS 9 is publicly released this fall.