Motorola’s Moto Maker service that allows you to create a custom Moto X is pretty awesome and now it’s offering a new option to entice iPhone owners who looking to jump ship. When someone considers switching platforms, the biggest issue facing that decision has to be contacts and calendars. For many iPhone users, that information is in iCloud, Apple’s cloud service that allows syncing between iOS devices and Macs. It has some detractors, but overall iCloud works as promised. The service also makes it relatively easy to restore your data to a new phone, provided that is an iPhone. Realizing this might be a hurdle for some customers considering Android, Motorola has created a new migration assistant on Moto Maker that effectively migrates your contacts and calendars from iCloud/iPhone to your custom Moto X.
The process appears to be pretty straightforward, provided you buy a customized Moto X. As of now, the migration assistant does not work with a Moto X purchased from your carrier. For those folks, this tutorial on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to any Android phone should help you with that process.
How to transfer contacts and calendars from iPhone to Moto X
You can transfer Contacts and Calendar from iPhone to your customized Moto X.
After buying your Moto X on MotoMaker, you will see a confirmation page inviting you to use Migrate.
- Select I have an iPhone
- Enter your iCloud credentials (AppleID & iCloud Password), hit Continue
- Hit Begin Transfer
- Log into your Google account
- Migration will begin.
- Migration Success!
Motorola warns that some data fields vary between Google and iCloud, but only slightly.There is also a possibility of duplicates. Simply put, the migration is easy, but expect some cleanup after all is said in done. All in all, this makes it easy to transfer calendars and contacts from iPhone to Moto X. For those who were hesitant about making the jump, this migration assistant might get you off the fence.