You may need to turn off iMessage if you are now using a non-Apple phone and can't get SMS or text messages someone sends you from an iPhone.
If you still have your iPhone:
- With your SIM card still in your iPhone, make sure you’re connected to the cellular data network.
- Go to Settings > Messages > slide iMessage off
- To verify, wait a few hours then have a friend text you.
- You should see Not delivered. Press the exclamation point next to the text then tap Send an SMS.
If you don’t have access to your iPhone, visit Deregister iMessage: https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/
Method 1: Google Contacts
- Set up a Google Account (aka Gmail Account) if not already set up
- On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Tap Add Account > Log into Google Account
- When selecting parts to sync, be sure to select Contacts
- To check the progress go onto the Google Contacts website
- Once all contacts are synced, set up your Robin using your Google Account > after a few minutes, check the Contacts App to confirms that your contacts have synced.
Method 2: iCloud
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars > choose Account > select iCloud
- Your iPhone should prompt you to merge your iPhones contacts with iCloud > select Merge
- Navigate to the iCloud website > enter in your Apple ID
- Select Contacts > select the little wheel in the left bottom corner then tap Select All
- Tap the wheel again and select Export as vCard
- Navigate to Gmail > click Mail tab > select Contacts
- Press the More tab > select Import > select Choose File and select your saved vCard file
- If there are duplicates press the Find and merge button under the More tab
- Your contacts should now sync to your phone
Method 3: iTunes
- Plug in a iOS device to your Mac or PC
- Open iTunes
- Look to the top left of the screen.
- This image appears: http://imgur.com/yAlm16h
- Click that icon and it brings you to this screen: http://imgur.com/1mEJxDY
- Open the ‘Info’ tab and press the box next to ‘Sync Contacts with.’ Choose ‘Google Contacts’ from the dropdown menu and enter your Google Account info when prompted.
- Once the syncing has finished, log into your Google Account on your Android phone via the Settings -- Accounts menu and all your contacts should appear within a few minutes
- Download Google Photos from the Apple App Store
- Sign in with your Google Account
- Go through the setup flow > allow it access to your photos and videos
- Choose to upload with unlimited space rather than using your Google Drive Space
- Allow the photos to upload to the cloud
- Open the Google Photos App on your Robin and go through the setup process again
- Once setup, see your pictures from your iPhone populate
- If you wish to download your pictures to internal storage, select the picture you want and press the three dots in the top left corner. Then press download.
- All photos you take on your Robin will backup to Google Photos is you want to as well making it a big gallery. This goes side by side with Robins Cloud storage feature. They will be backed up to two places.
Transfer iTunes Music to Android
If you use Streaming Services (i.e. Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music):
- If you already using streaming service, just download the equivalent of that app from the Google Play Store on your Robin.
- Open the app (i.e. Apple Music, Spotify, etc) and sign in using your Log-In Details
Use Google Play Music:
- Make sure you have an Internet connection on both your PC/Mac and your Robin.
- Go onto the Google Play Music website and press the three lines in the top left.
- Press the ‘Upload Music’ button and press select from internal storage.
- Find the folder which contains all your itunes music
- Your music will upload to the cloud.
- Open the Google Play Music android app on your Robin and press the ‘Music Library’ tab.
- Your songs should be there.
- To download the songs to your internal storage press the circle icon that is white with an down pointing arrow. Once pressed, the icon should start loading showing that the download is starting.
- Use Google Play Music as your music app
Copy the files manually:
- Connect your Robin to your PC/Mac (if mac use Android File Transfer) via a USB Cable.
- Open your Robins internal storage and find the music folder.
- On your PC/Mac, find your iTunes folder which has all your music in it.
- Drag the music you want from that iTunes folder to the Music folder on your Robin.
- Once the music is finished transferring, look in the music folder of your Robin.
- The music should have transferred and should now be in your music app of choice.
Default apps on iOS and default Robin equivalents
App Store = Google Play Store
Apple Maps = Google Maps
Apple Music =Apple Music
Apple Watch = Android Wear- Smartwatch
Game Center = Play Games
Health = Google Fit
iCloud = Google Drive/Nextbit Smart Storage
iMessage = Hangouts
Apple Local Music App = Play Music
Mail = Gmail
Messages = Messaging
Notes = Google Keep
Photos = Gallery/Google Photos
Reminders = Google Now/ Calendar or 3rd party app
Safari = Chrome
Siri = The Google App’s “OK Google” functionality
Stocks = Google
Videos = Play Movies or Photos
Weather = Google
Special thank you to our contributing Rebels: Darragh McGee, Devin Sanchez, Jacob Visick, Kike Mtz, and Raymond C.