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Switching from iPhone to Pixel: Is It Worth and How to Make the Data Migration? (Can't Miss)


Google Pixel 4/4XL is an excellent phone you may consider when switching from iPhone to Android device. With Google Pixel 4, you can fine-tune the brightness and other slight changes in the shadows, perform truly multi-task on a smoother and faster running smartphone. Besides, you won't worry about the data transfer from iPhone to Pixel since many easy ways can perfectly do this job. Can't wait to learn the truth and easy solutions? Here we go.

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Part 1. Should I Switch from iPhone to Google Pixel?
Part 2. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Pixel?
2.1 How to Transfer from iPhone to Pixel with Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (All-in-one Way)
2.2 How to Transfer from iPhone to Google Pixel 4 Directly via Quick Switch Adapter
2.3 How to Transfer Contacts, Calendars and Photos from iPhone to Pixel Wirelessly Using Google Drive App

Part 1. Should I Switch from iPhone to Google Pixel?

Google Pixel is an Android smartphone brand launched by Google in 2016 to replace the Nexus. The latest Google Pixel 5 has been released in October this year and many Apple fans are considering switching from iPhone to Google Pixel. Recently, I moved from iPhone to Google Pixel 5 after being an Apple fan for 5 years, then I experienced my Pixel for half a month. Compared with my increasingly sloppy-feeling iPhone 8, Google Pixel 5 runs smoothly without getting stuck or loading slow.

Then, here comes the question: Is moving from iPhone to Pixel really worth it? Here are some cold hard truths for your reference.

1. Switching from iPhone to Pixel is not as bad as what you think

Before I made the purchase, one of my friends warned me that Android phones run slower than iPhone and may get stuck when I play games. During the nervous waiting period, I hesitated for a moment about returning the phone. Soon, I received Google Pixel phone. After I experienced all features, especially online games, for a couple of weeks, I find everything proceeds naturally and happily.

2. Customization

If you do not customize your Google Pixel, the user experience is identical to that of an iPhone, let alone the same grid layout with round icons in bright colors. Besides, Besides, as Android's open-source platform allows developers to create apps that can do much more, there is a vast capacity for customization on Google Pixel.

3. Privacy and security

Honestly speaking, using iPhone never got me on the virus scare, but when I surf the internet on this Android device, I always have to exit out the page which labels as insecure when I accidentally click on some links. In addition, Apple strengthens the security performance on iOS devices, it turns out that less than 4% of hackers target on iOS users, while more than 80% target on Android users, according to the statistics.

In other words, Android's open-source platform is more easily hacked than iOS devices. Anyway, note that we are not asserting that Google Pixel phones or Android phones are not secure.

4. Battery life and power adaptor

Suppose that you are on an isolated island that has no Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and charger. As expected, you can get a full two days of battery life. However, iPhone never lasts so long. What's more, you can get a power adaptor inside the box when you receive your Google Pixel; at the same time, you may notice that iPhone 12 will no longer provide that for you, which means you will have to buy it if the old adaptor is broken.

5. Unlimited cloud storage for photos

Google Photos enables you to store unlimited photos to Google cloud with high quality and up to 15GB to your account each day, while iCloud does not offer the same service.

In addition to the above aspects, Google Pixel has other advantages over iPhone as well, for example, Google improved nighttime shots with Night Sight on Pixel 3 and later, Apple added the Night mode on iPhone 11. Anyway, I think Google Pixel feels much better, friendly and economical than iPhone to me at this moment, and I am considering buying Android devices for my father.

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Part 2. How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Pixel?

For a brand new Google Pixel phone, setup copies text messages, iMessage, phone and iCloud contacts, calendars, photos and most music from iPhone to Google Pixel automatically. However, not all files can be transferred during this process. So, to transfer everything from iPhone to Pixel, you get other options.

2.1 How to Transfer from iPhone to Pixel with Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (All-in-one Way)

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is an easy and safe phone to phone data transfer app that supports Android and iOS devices. When switching from iPhone to Pixel, You can breezily transfer contacts, SMS, music, videos, photos and eBooks (PDFs & ePubs) in one click and the synced files merge with the existing files, which prevents you from losing data.

Most strikingly, this iPhone to Pixel data transfer app is read-only, easy, absolutely secure, fast and widely compatible with almost all Android phones and iPhones/iPads/iPods, such as iPhone 12/SE (2nd generation)/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/SE (1st generation)/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, and Google Pixel 5/5XL/4/4 XL/4a/3/3 XL/3a/3a XL/3 Lite/XX/2/2 XL/XL, Google Pixel, etc.

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Switching from iPhone to Pixel 2/3/4/5 in one click:

1. Install the iPhone to Pixel transfer app on computer.

Launch this program after installing on your computer, and enter the Mobile Transfer module from the toolbox.

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2. Connect phones to computer.

Plug iPhone and Pixel to computer with a USB cable, then enable USB debugging on your Pixel and tap Trust on iPhone as prompted. Then the program will start to initialize your device and install the driver for your device automatically. Once done, you will get the interface as below.

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3. Transfer data from iPhone to Pixel.

Select the data types you want to transfer and tap Start Copy option below to begin the transfer process.

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2.2 How to Transfer from iPhone to Google Pixel 4 Directly via Quick Switch Adapter

Quick Switch Adapter is Google's way of switching from iPhone to Pixel 3. To use this way, you need to do some preparations first.


1. Charge both phones.

2. For your Google Pixel:

* A Quick Switch Adapter.

* A SIM card ejection tool and a cable.

* Insert the SIM card into your Pixel phone.

* Turn on your Pixel phone.

3. For iPhone:

* Turn off iMessage.

* Turn off backup encryption for iTunes if it is on.

Notes: If an organization, like business or school, manages your iPhone, it may limit the data transfer.

To transfer from iPhone to Pixel, follow these steps:

1. Click Start button on your Google Pixel's screen and connect it to Wi-Fi or cellular data. Next, tap Copy your data to continue.

2. Unlock your iPhone, connect your iPhone and Google Pixel with the Quick Switch Adapter and select Trust on your iPhone when it asks you.

3. Sign in to your Google account on your Pixel phone. Then you will see a list of data that you can transfer. To copy all your data, tap the Copy option. To copy only some data, unselect the data types you don't want and tap Copy.

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2.3 How to Transfer Contacts, Calendars and Photos from iPhone to Pixel Wirelessly Using Google Drive App

Google Drive is an effective way to transfer data from iPhone to Pixel after setup without cable. It supports various files, like archive files, images, videos files, Adobe files, Microsoft files and Apple files (.key, .numbers). To finish switching from iPhone to Pixel, you need to install Google Drive app on both devices, upload files from iPhone to Google Drive and download files from Google Drive to Google Pixel.

How to transfer from iPhone to Pixel?

1. Install the Google Drive app on your iPhone and sign in to the app with your Google account.

2. Sync files from iPhone to Google Drive. On your iPhone, tap Add (or "+" button) from the interface > Upload > select files you want to upload > click Upload button to back up files to your Google account.

3. Download files from Google Drive to Pixel. Install this app on your Google Pixel phone and log into it with the same Google account. After that, select the files you want to download, tap More (or three vertical dots) next to the file's name and hit Download button.

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That's all about switching from iPhone to Pixel. It is worthwhile to make the leap. After all, you can experience something totally different that the iPhone can't give you. Well, it is also rather simple to transfer data to Pixel, you can select Coolmuster Mobile Transfer to make the data migration safer, easier and faster.

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