November 5, 2015

Moving From Windows Phone to Android -Simple Steps

If You have been using a Windows Phone smartphone (Lumia 920) and have had some experience with Android devices, and the Lumia has always been your primary smartphone. Well, If You had been planning to move to Android for quite some time now just follow this procedures and read carefully. You can move your contacts, files and alternative apps you stay tuned.

Big Reason Of Moving To Android!

I loved Windows Phone for the fluid performance, live tiles and Microsoft’s services like Cortana, the App situation is what really made me move to Android.

You Know, The lack of popular & trending apps is a problem indeed and the quality of apps too leave a lot to be desired. For example, there are official apps for Twitter and Instagram but they haven’t been updated with new features since what seems like an eternity.

The platform is still missing a number of essential apps that we use daily and I’m done living without them. Yes, there are some great third party clients but they don’t cover for the lack of official apps. Another problem is when a trending app or game finally arrives on Windows Phone, they have already lost their appeal. Moreover, Windows Phone had a slew of exclusive Microsoft apps previously but Microsoft has brought all those apps on Android and iOS, so there’s no real incentive for people to stick to Windows Phone. Well, these are strong enough reasons for me to move to Android.

Things I Love on Android

Android brings a lot of great things and its apps are way ahead than what Windows Phone offers. Here are some things I love about Android:

widgets for android

Windows Phone does have Live Tiles that show you information right on the Start screen but it does not bring much functionality. Android’s widgets have always been known for their functionality and widgets are available for almost all your tasks. You can have a widget to show detailed battery, data usage, weather and more.

  • Multitasking

  • Windows Phone’s multitasking interface is good but it’s not very functional. Sometimes the apps just keep loading when you switch from the multitasking UI or there’s the infamous “Resuming…”. There’s no such problem with Android, as apps can choose to run in the background. The apps switch quickly and the new interface looks & works beautifully.

    There are quite a lot more features on Android that I love but that’s another story for a whole different day.

    So let Start From Here

    Backup your Outlook Contacts & Calendar on Android

    If you have used a Google account to save your contacts in Windows Phone, there will be no issues when you move to Android but chances are you used a Microsoft (Outlook) account. So, here’s how you can sync your Outlook contacts and calendar on Android:

    1. Go to Settings->Accounts.

    2. Tap on “Add account“.

    3. Select “Exchange“.

    Synching Your contacts and etc

    4. Enter your Microsoft email address and password.

    5. Then, you will be asked to set up your account. Just tick on the options of “Sync contacts” and “Sync calendar“.

    6. Your Microsoft account will then sync to your device and you will have your contacts & calendar details on your Android device.

    7. If you don’t find your Outlook contacts. Go to Contacts->Contacts to display and select your Exchange Microsoft account.

    Transferring your data from Windows Phone to Android

    You can easily transfer your data from a Windows Phone device to an Android device through your PC in the conventional drag and drop way but there’s nothing to worry if you don’t have a PC. You can use the third party app SHAREit by Lenovo, which is available on both Windows Phone and Android. Here’s how you can transfer files between Windows Phone and Android through SHAREit:

    1. Open the SHAREit app on your Android device and tap “Receive” to receive files from other device.

    2. Then, open the SHAREit app on your Windows Phone and tap “Send” to send files.

    Shareit App on Windows Phone

    3. You will need to connect to a WiFi Hotspot created by SHAREit on Windows Phone to send files.

    4. Select the files you want to send and tap send.

    5. You will see the other device in the range, just tap the device name and the files will be sent.

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