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  • How to Move From Windows Phone to Android (Guide)

    Because Android is as popular as it is, you're able to utilize virtually any popular program or support on it. The truth is, you can happily switch and still be all about Microsoft if you want to. The sad truth is Windows 10 change my software 10 Mobile isn't competing at this time, so the holiday season may well have been the chance to make the switch. If Android is where you're headed, we have a few tips to make the transition as painless as possible.

     

    1. Subscribe to a Google account first:

     

    The only absolute Google requirement you need on an Android cellphone is that a Google Account. Without one, you can't sign into the telephone or download apps. Therefore, in the event that you don't already have a Google Account, get one. It is a lot easier to do on your PC than on a telephone, so it's a fantastic idea to do it in advance.

     

    You do not even need to use the Gmail program or some other forward-facing Google services.

  • 2. Microsoft up it:

    If you are going to be keeping all of your Microsoft providers and accounts intact (why wouldn't you?) , you'll be happy to know Android is the buddy. Whether you only wish to use Outlook, Office or Skype, or go nuts and set up Microsoft's own Android launcher and lock screen, there's a ton of all Microsoft apps in the Play Store.

    And they're mostly pretty darn good. You won't have to cancel Groove. You're still able to get the Xbox program. And your Outlook mail and calendars are safe. Better yet, Microsoft has one app to help you find and download all of its other apps.

     

    3. Move your contacts into Google:

     

    While you may want to limit your Google involvement, in case you're moving to an Android phone it's a good idea to sync your contacts into your Google Account. This way, it's all easier to manage, and in the event that you ever need to go back into Windows (or over to an iPhone), it'll be simple to work with them.

    While you may choose to limit your Google involvement, if you're moving to an Android cell phone it is a fantastic idea to sync your contacts to your Google Account. This way, it is all easier to handle, and in the event that you ever have to return to Windows (or over an iPhone), it is going to be simple to operate with them.

     

    Here's how:

    • Log into Outlook.com.
    • Navigate to Folks.
    • Click the Manage drop-down.
    • Select export contacts.
    • Click Export. 

    All of your Outlook contacts will be saved in a single file that you can import into your Google Account. That is another fantastic reason to set up your Google Account before you obtain your mobile because you'll be able to simply sign in and your contacts will be there.

    • Importing them into your Google Account is pretty straightforward.
    • Visit contacts.google.com.
    • Sign in with your Google Account.
    • Click more.
    • Click import and select the CSV file you saved above. 

    Any new contacts you add to your Android phone can be synced with all of your current contacts in one spot in your Google Account. Thus, even when you're not using Gmail, it is worth doing.


    4. Utilize Cortana

    • Cortana can't do as much on Android as on Windows, but it is still pretty helpful for more than just replacing the Google Assistant.
    • On Android, you may utilize Cortana to sync notifications to your PC, which can be useful to have on almost any platform. But since you're signed in with your Microsoft Account anyhow, everything you already set up from Windows will be there, also.
    • We also happen to think that Cortana has a better character than Google Assistant -- and a better name!