1. whthotg8's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I need some help figuring out how to get my contacts and music moved from iOS to an Android phone. This OS is completely new to me and I dont know what apps and things are out there. I use the address book on a Mac to house my contact information. Is there a way to port this information to an Android? Also, how do you guys get your music? I have always used Itunes so I dont really know any other way.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    10-13-2011 09:48 AM
  2. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    Can't tell you "how" to get music, but, if you look back a couple days in the posts here in the forum, there was a person having issues getting theiPhone music over to the android device, Some apps were mentioned that did this. Or just run a search in this forum, as it's been brought up several times in the past.

    Of course one of our iPhone converts might just pop in and answer it
    10-13-2011 02:20 PM
  3. pazzo02's Avatar
    You can use iSyncr to transfer music and playlists from iTunes, as long as your music is no longer DRM protected.
    10-13-2011 06:53 PM
  4. chemnerd's Avatar
    Few options for that. There's no "best" solution, so it's all a mater of preference.

    One option is to use Google Music, you can install their music manager on your mac and it will sync your music to the cloud so you can have access to it from your phone.

    There are applications to install like iSyncer and iTunes Agent and iTunes Sync and Easy Phone Tunes as well that will act as intermediaries to allow you to sync your iTunes library with another non-Apple device.

    Finally there's the option to use something like DoubleTwist or WinAmp. Essentially they're like iTunes (so you can play music from them and all) but offer syncing with Android phones as well.

    My personal vote would be for Google Music, Winamp, or one of the intermediate programs (I use iTunes agent personally, but I don't think they have a mac version).

    As for contacts, Android gets it's contact information from GMail/Google. So what you'll need to do is export your contacts from address book and then import them in to Gmail. It may not be 100% seemless, but for whatever problems it gives you know you'll (likely) never have to deal with it again (most phones will allow you sync contacts with gmail - even iPhones if you go back).

    Can I Import contacts from Mac Address Book into Gmail? How? - Gmail Help should give you some info on how to do it.

    Best of luck and welcome to android.
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    10-14-2011 03:26 AM
  5. whthotg8's Avatar
    Great information! Thanks for all the help
    10-14-2011 09:58 AM
  6. cobalt513's Avatar
    I know this has already been answered, but it can't hurt to have alternate options. I found the folder where iTunes stores all the .m4a files and pushed them to the Music folder on my SD card. As for apps for playing music I'm sure the standard app that comes with your phone is fine, but I've always used Winamp.
    11-11-2011 09:36 PM
  7. harleyshenoy's Avatar
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    11-12-2011 01:14 AM