In a few weeks, Google's iPhone app for wirelessly switching to Android will be available to Pixel owners

In a few weeks, Google’s iPhone app for wirelessly switching to Android will be available to Pixel owners

Anyone transferring from an iPhone to an Android device is concerned about more than just green bubbles; they also want to transfer as much data as possible. While Google can walk you through backing things up to Google Drive or putting in a cable, we now know Google designed an iOS app called Switch to Android to get the job done wirelessly.

Last week, Switch to Android appeared on the App Store, but it’s unlisted, so you’ll need the link to find it. According to sources, Google is beginning to roll out the app to the general public, although it may take some time before you can use it. Ivy Hunt, a Google spokesman, told The Verge that the rollout should be finished in a few weeks. What we’re waiting for is a Pixel device update that will allow us to use the app. The software will be available in markets where Pixel phones are sold once the handsets are ready.

The Switch to Android app will be able to start the transfer process by displaying a QR code on the iPhone, which your Pixel will be able to scan and begin loading images, movies, contacts, and calendar events without the use of “fussy cords” once it’s turned on.

Of course, the app’s name is Switch to Android, not Switch to Pixel, so you’d think it should work with other phones as well, but for now, it’s only working with Pixels. There’s no indication on when it’ll be available for other Android phones, or which manufacturers will make it.

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