Switching a phone platform is indeed a big decision as you might be habituated living with Windows for a quite long time. But, if you are tired of adjusting and trying to live with the frustrations you are facing in between, there is a simple solution, switch from Windows Phone to Android Phone.
Why migrate to Android?
We, humans, need a reason for everything, so, the foremost reason to migrate to Android is none other than is openness and user-friendliness. Windows is certainly a good operating system but to survive in this fast-moving world of technology, and you need a faster-working smartphone. While Windows still lacks that pace. The second reason is Microsoft itself have allowed Android and iOS to have its exclusive apps, leaving no big reason for us to stay with Windows. The good part is that this migration won’t uproot you completely from Windows. You can switch to Android and still be with Microsoft if you want. So how is this dual affair possible? Don’t worry we’ve got you all covered.
How to Switch from Windows Phone to Android Phone?
The only requirement to migrate to Android is you’ve to make an association with Google, i.e., you must have a Gmail account and sync your Outlook contacts and calendar to it.
How to set up mail?
Step #1. Create a Gmail account (Note: If you already have one you’re good to go, if not, signup here.)
Step #2. Go to Settings → Tap on Accounts on your Android phone.
Step #3. Tap on ‘+ Add account’ option.
Step #4. Next, Select “Exchange”.
Step #5. Enter your Outlook email address and password.
Step #6. Tick on “Sync contacts” and “Sync calendar” to set up your account.
Your Outlook contacts and calendar will then sync to your device, and you will have all that data on Android.
How to Sync Outlook Contacts on Android?
Step #1. Sign in to Outlook.com
Step #2. Now, click on “People”.
Step #3. Next, Go to “Manage drop-down and then Select “Export contacts.”
Step #5. Click on “Export”.
Your entire contacts will be saved as a single CSV file. To import them into your Google Account;
Step #1. Visit contacts.google.com
Step #2. Sign in with your account.
Step #3. Click “More”.
Step #4. Select “Import”.
Step #5. Click on the CSV file you saved.
Step #6. Click “Import” to sync your contacts.
Step #7. Click More → Find & merge duplicates to delete any duplicate contacts.
How to transfer your data from Windows Phone to Android?
You can transfer all your data, simply by connecting your Windows phone to your PC and then copy it to your Android device. Or else, you can seek help from a third party app like SHAREit, which works on both Windows Phone and Android. To transfer it through SHAREit:
Step #1. Open the SHAREit app on your Android device.
Step #2. Tap on “Receive” button to receive files from other devices.
Step #3. Launch the SHAREit app on your Windows Phone.
Step #4. Tap on “Send” to send files.
Step #5. Now, connect to a WiFi Hotspot created by SHAREit on Windows Phone to send files.
Step #6. Select the files you want to send.
Step #7. Tap “Send”.
Step #8. Tap on the name of the device you wish to send the files.
How to stay connected to Microsoft services?
If you want to use Outlook, Office or any other Microsoft services, you can install Microsoft’s own Android launcher and lock screen. You can get all the applications of Microsoft easily on Google Play Store or download all of its other apps through its one single app.
Windows or Android both have their pros and cons. But Android does have few special reasons to migrate to. Do share your experience of transferring after reading this guide in the comment section below.