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Motorola Migrate update adds iCloud transfer service for iPhone users making the switch

It’s never been easier for iPhone users to make the switch to the Moto X. Back in October, Motorola announced that they added iCloud compatibility to their transfer service on Motomaker. Today, they’ve officially added support via the Motorola Migrate app as well.

Previously, Motorola Migrate only supported the transfer of important photos, videos, text messages, call history and contacts using Android devices. Now, ex-iPhone users can quickly and easily transfer all their important content using the app. We can’t help but think this should be a feature built into the core Android OS. Maybe in a future update? Download link for all you ex-iPhone users below.

Download on Google Play: Motorola Migrate




  • johnny989

    You would think that all of the iphone users with the constant cracked screens (all of them) and software complaints would make the jump, but they don’t… there must be nicotine in them

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      They’re convinced there is no other way. No better way. If only I could give every iPhone users a Nexus 5 or Moto X, they’d all change their tune.

      • scoter man1

        I feel bad for those people. They must strain their eyes trying to read that screen. (serious)

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          I realise this is somewhat unimportant but I saw how a multiplayer game looked on the iPhone 4S screen size and I truly think many functions and apps are severely limited by the older iPhone model screen sizes. I have an S3 and I’m thinking of going to a 5.2-5.5″ display because everything you do on your device just works and looks better.

      • filaos

        Some iPhone users, like myself, come from a Nexus… and won’t go back.

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          Once you go Nexus you shouldn’t go back to iPhone. I (seriously) pity the fool who does.

          • filaos

            This is just an opinion. Mine is set : iPhone is smaller and faster, has better apps and both cloud services (Apple and Google). A no brainer (to me !).

          • Henri Weich Conradie

            Smaller – yes (though this is hardly an advantage). With the width (left-to-right) measurement on the iPhone being such that even a 4″ diagonal screen is small it makes for a bit of a disappointing user experience no matter what you use your phone for. I will, however, say that they would be a bit easier to put in and take out of your pocket.

            Faster – difficult to truly tell (with even a remote degree of objectivity) based on variations of which apps are installed as well as how and what you use your device for.

            Better apps – could mean anything. Better apps in regards to what and why are they better?

            Both cloud services – why do you need two cloud services? What can Apple’s cloud service do that Google’s or other alternative cloud services can’t do?

          • filaos

            Smaller – yes (though this is hardly an advantage). With the width (left-to-right) measurement on the iPhone being such that even a 4″ diagonal screen is small it makes for a bit of a disappointing user experience no matter what you use your phone for. I will, however, say that they would be a bit easier to put in and take out of your pocket.
            - it’s definitely smaller than every other high end phone. To ME, it’s VERY important considering the cloths I wear , the one hand usability (smoker spotted !) and my will to always have my phone. Screen is small, yes, but very bright and legible with a good UI.

            Faster – difficult to truly tell (with even a remote degree of objectivity) based on variations of which apps are installed as well as how and what you use your device for.
            - the device is globally faster (most of all it’s very swift at browsing the web , taking pics and launching apps).
            Better apps – could mean anything. Better apps in regards to what and why are they better?
            - better in that they look better, work better, have better features and ergonomics. If you haven’t used all your common apps on both platforms, you can’t know that. I do. New also appear first and sometimes solely on iOS. Enough said. Better.
            Both cloud services – why do you need two cloud services? What can Apple’s cloud service do that Google’s or other alternative cloud services can’t do?
            - iCloud gives you Photo Streams, full device wireless daily backup, FaceTime and iMessage (Hangouts is still a mess, sorry), keychain sync, apps data sync (across devices). People often don’t know what a full cloud service can bring but when you use them, it’s just great. I also use Gmail/Drive/Music/Mapps/Trad witch are also great.

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          Which Nexus did you have and what made you go back to the iPhone?

          • filaos

            A Nexus 4.
            See my other replies for the pros/cons.

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        iOS is so static and unyielding. If my phone’s software was like that my tech usage would have made me abyssmally depressed. Change is (and should be) the only constant, even with mobile device software. I certainly enjoy things being that way with Android.

      • worldclassflame

        You mean they would change their itune lol

      • Max

        there needs to be a better way to test drive phones, even some car dealerships have started multi day test drives, all it takes is a security deposit.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      “iPhone users with cracked screens (all of them) and software complaints”? My apologies, but could you elaborate on that?

      • johnny989

        The majority of people with cracked phones are iPhone users.. They break pretty easily. And everyone that I know with an iPhone has said “my stupid phone” at some point in regards to software problems

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          Not having talked to too many friends about broken smartphone screens I’m not certain myself. I do, however have a close friend whose Galaxy S3 screen broke twice and another friend whose Galaxy Ace 2 screen broke at least once. Those are only Samsung devices, of course, so it’s really difficult to say. How a device impacts on a surface and the type of surface it impacts on is what affects damage to the glass most, I’d wager.

    • filaos

      Blind fanboyism is sad…

  • Schaweet

    I use both. IPhone for work and Moto X for personal. There is just no comparison. Too bad more iPhone users won’t get a chance to use an X.

    • AbbyZFresh

      I’ve seen more iPhone users look interested in the Moto X than I’ve seen from other Android users. That tells you something.

      • Schaweet

        Tells me the Android users are only concerned about hardware specs and are clueless about how well the X works. It’s too bad actually for them. I came most recently from a GS3 and can’t believe how bad that phone was compared to the X. The only thing it did better was take photos in low light and I’ve fixed that by using FV-5 camera.

        If Android fans would realize specs don’t matter as much once you optimize software and hardware, they’ll ditch Samsung for Moto. Hell radio performance alone is enough of a reason to switch.

        Also, who care about development. Install Gravity Box on the X and you get everything a custom ROM delivers anyway.

        • Henri Weich Conradie

          I’m curious since I still have an S3. What do you find has been improved in regards to the Moto X that you found was so bad with the S3?

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        Perhaps that is because other Android users have devices that don’t have a default you can’t get rid of like the iPhone does.

  • lolwut

    This will last for about 3 days and Apple will find a way to pull the plug

    • scoter man1

      They’ll sue because they will claim they are the first to steal customers away from other companies.

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        I was stealing customers before it was cool, man! Trololol!

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Much to the chagrin of anyone whose thought processes in regards to what constitutes a good device hasn’t been corrupted by inexplicable hold Apple has on many of their supporters.

  • aliyappa1979

    I am looking for my android device. well motorola think to keep their customer on-board. http://wp.me/p3zd1e-1eY

  • Henri Weich Conradie

    iPhone users with cracked screens and software complaints? Where did that come from?

  • aliyappa1979

    I am happy such new migration from the iPhone. Great Google. http://goo.gl/1Z8nfA , http://wp.me/p3zd1e-1fn

  • TheHowiie

    This is a great move by Moto.

  • setspeed

    I don’t think this niche-user code needs to be built into Android, bloating the size of the core OS.

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