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Switch from an iPhone to the Moto X and let Motorola do all the work

6 months ago 8

Motorola wants you to make the Moto X your next phone. And they’ll do anything they can, including migrating all of your contacts and calendar data from iCloud to your Google account, to help.

The burden of switching over your contacts and transferring your calendar entries to a new ecosystem has long been used as a valid excuse for not wanting to jump platforms and leave your old services behind. But Motorola is doing everything they can to make it as easy as possible. With a tool now baked into the Moto X ordering process, previous iPhone users have the option to receive a brand new custom Moto X already signed into their Google account, with a welcome message and wallpaper of their choice, and all of their iCloud contacts and calendar data pre-installed.

The process for moving over your contacts and calendar data from iCloud is simple: near the final stages of ordering a Moto X from MotoMaker, users will be prompted to enter their iCloud information, after which they can sit back and wait for Motorola to work their magic. According to the help page for the migration tool, 500 contacts and 500 calendar entries should take around five minutes to transfer. It should only be a couple minute wait for the average person. In the future, Motorola hopes to add more data outside of contacts and calendar entries to the list of information able to be ported over.

Two days ago, Consumer Reports revealed that while they believe the iPhone 5s is a great device, it fails to stand up to Motorola’s latest Droid handsets in several key areas. Let’s hope that any iPhone users looking to jump ship who read that considers the Moto X and can put this new migration tool to good use.