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Apple is working on a 'convenient' way to transfer data from iPhone to Android

Switching from one platform to another is never easy, but in some cases it can be more difficult than it needs to be. But in response to the EU DMA, Apple confirmed it was working on a “user-friendly” interface. a way to transfer data from an iPhone to an Android device.

As part of Apple's Non-Confidential Summary #8221; In the DMA compliance report, the company examines the changes that will be made to iOS to comply with the EU Digital Markets Act. One such effort, Apple explains in the document, is to improve the portability of user data between iOS and “various operating systems.”

Apple says it is currently “developing a solution”; to make it easier to transfer user data from an iPhone to a “third party phone”; aka an Android phone.

Apple plans to make further changes to its user data portability offering. Third parties offer migration solutions that help users move data between devices running different operating systems. To take advantage of these opportunities, Apple is developing a solution that will help mobile operating system providers develop more user-friendly solutions for transferring data from iPhone to a third-party phone. Apple plans to make this solution available by fall 2025

The solution, first spotted by The Verge, appears to be scheduled to launch in fall 2025, but it's unclear exactly how it will work. Based on Apple's description, it appears that Apple is simply providing tools for others, presumably including Google, to create their own data apps.

Currently, Apple currently has “Go to iPhone” an Android app that helps users transfer their data from Android device to iPhone. Meanwhile, Google recently updated the way users can transfer their data from iPhone to Android phone with the 'Switch to Android' feature. However, this app is heavily limited by iOS and cannot transfer data such as text messages, wallpapers and chat history unless you use a cable, and even then it cannot transfer data including eSIM, files, passwords or bookmarks. from the Safari browser. If our understanding of Apple's plans is correct, it looks like Apple will provide Google with better data access through the Switch to Android feature. but there is no confirmation of this yet.

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However, given Apple's aggressive actions regarding DMA, it is safe to assume that this proposed tool may very likely end up being available exclusively in EU.

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