How to Transfer Data From iPhone to Android

Setting up a new smartphone can be a pain, but switching from one platform to another is downright intimidating, especially if you have a lot of apps and photos. Many people switch from Android to iPhone, but some do the opposite, moving from iPhone to Android in search of more hardware and customization options. If you’re a longtime iPhone owner who wants to explore Android, here’s how to become a green bubble (without losing your stuff in the process).

What you’ll need

How long it will take

The length of the transfer depends on how many apps and how much data you need to move. For example, I moved a total of 56 GB across four different email accounts, and it took about 30 minutes from start to finish. If you’re transferring 200 GB of data or more, it could take an hour or longer.

Before you begin

To get started, back up all of your iPhone’s data. You can use iCloud, use the Google One storage app, or store everything on a computer.

Next, turn off and deregister iMessage in order to properly send and receive text messages on your new Android smartphone. Go to your iPhone’s Settings menu, tap Messages, and turn off iMessage. In addition, while you’re in your iPhone’s Settings menu, tap FaceTime and turn off FaceTime. Then, to deregister iMessage, visit Apple’s support page for iMessage and scroll down to the “No longer have your iPhone?” section. Enter your phone number, click the confirmation link, and enter the code that Apple sends to your phone to complete the process.

Once you’ve disabled iMessage on your iPhone, you can start transferring your information and app settings to your new Android phone. You can do this in a few different ways, namely by using a direct connection

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SMS marketing—how AI and data crackdowns are reviving the strategy

AI is starting to be used to create copy and push out SMS marketing faster.

For online bridalwear retailer Azazie, SMS is a critical part of its marketing strategy. It’s a huge driver of online sales—73% of the company’s website traffic and 45% of all sales come from mobile “and this is thanks to using SMS as the strategy,” said Azazie Senior Brand Marketing Manager Keily Hernandez.

Hernandez said Azazie started to invest in SMS marketing in 2018, when the company noticed an uptick in mobile web traffic and saw an opportunity to use texts to drive that further. The company has refined its strategy to make it perform better—including by using AI chatbot ChatGPT to write texts for campaigns such as its recent Barbie-inspired Doll House collection—and now it’s looking at ways to also add customer service capabilities via SMS, she said.

Even though some ad professionals, including Campbell and Joshi, argued that generative AI still sounds too robotic to use to write texts, AI is improving fast and it will likely be used to fully automate SMS marketing, and soon.

Also read: AI is revamping out-of-home advertising

“You can automate the entire process, which obviously saves a ton of money,” said Matt Null, co-founder and head of AI for brand and communications agency Human. “If you don’t know you’re interacting with an AI, it blends in a little bit more with just getting spam email or any sort of cold text from any number of services you’ve signed up for.  We have a long way to go but we’re going to be there very, very soon.”

Navigating risks 

Text message marketing isn’t without its risks.

Unlike email, where unsubscribing is usually a pain and takes time and multiple steps, all a person has to do to opt

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These Android apps could be sending your data to China without you knowing

Two file management apps on the Android platform, with more than a million downloads combined, were actually infostealers that were sending harvested sensitive data to unknown entities in China.

Cybersecurity researchers from Pradeo uncovered and reported the apps, which were called File Recovery & Data Recovery, and File Manager. Both are built by the same developer, and while the former has roughly a million downloads, the latter has around 500,000. 

Since then, Google removed the apps and reminded its users of the existence of Play Protect:

“These apps have been removed from Google Play. Google Play Protect protects users from apps known to contain this malware on Android devices with Google Play Services, even when those apps come from other sources outside of Play,” the company said in its announcement.

The apps displayed classic malware behavior: they harvest more data than they need to properly function, they hide their icons from the home screen so that users can’t easily find and remove them, and they don’t communicate clearly what they’re doing.

In this particular case, the data that was being exfiltrated to a server in China includes:

  • Users’ contact list from on-device memory, connected email accounts, and social networks.
  • Pictures, audio, and video that are managed or recovered from within the applications.
  • Real-time user location
  • Mobile country code
  • Network provider name
  • Network code of the SIM provider
  • Operating system version number
  • Device brand and model

Furthermore, Pradeo found the apps abusing given permissions in order to restart themselves when the endpoint is rebooted. 

Analysis: Why does it matter?

Data is the “oil” of the 21st century. It’s being used by most companies to generate personalized offers, get more insight into user/customer behavior, and generate new revenue streams. In the last couple of years, as many companies started harvesting user data

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Android apps with over 10 lakh downloads found with spyware sending data to China

By Abhik Sengupta: Google Play started rolling out privacy-focused “nutrition labels” last year to help users know what data apps collect even before downloading. However, it appears that bad actors and developers have found a way to dodge the system to steal users’ data. According to cybersecurity analysts at mobile cybersecurity company, Pradeo, two apps on Google Play were found with spyware sending data to malicious servers based in China. The firm notes that over 10 lakh users are affected by spyware-laden apps. It added that the app’s download pages stated they didn’t collect data.

In a blog post, the cybersecurity firm states that it has alerted Google of the discovery. The two apps with Chinese spyware are “File Recovery and data recovery” and “File Manager.” Both are published by the same developer, named “Wang Tom.” As the names suggest, the app helps users to manage data and, in some cases, “retrieve deleted files from your phone tablets, or any Android devices.” Users are advised to delete the apps if they are still using them.

As mentioned, the apps somehow skipped adding Google Play’s rule for apps to declare the data they collect. The post reads, “On the Google Play Store, both the above-mentioned applications’ profiles announce that they do not collect any data from user’s devices, which we found to be false information. Furthermore, they announce that if data was collected, users could not request it to be deleted, which is against most data protection laws like the GDPR.”

The research firm suggests that these were collecting data, including users’ contact lists from the device itself and from all connected accounts, real-time user location, mobile country code, network provider name, network code of the SIM provider, and device brand and model.

The spyware-laden Android apps likely passed the

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Over 1.5 million Android users downloaded spyware apps that are sending data to China

Delete these apps NOW! More than 1.5 million Android users downloaded spyware applications that are scraping data and sending it to China

More than 1.5 million Androids users are at risk of Chinese hackers after two spyware apps were found in the Google Play Store.

Anyone with the apps File Recovery & Data Recovery and File Manager are being urged to delete them from devices manually, as they are scraping personal information. 

This data includes contact lists, pictures, videos and real-time user location. 

Cybersecurity firm Pradeo made the discovery and reported the malicious apps to Google – the tech giant has since removed them.

Security researchers have uncovered two spyware apps on Google Play that send user data to China - and more than 1.5 million Android owners downloaded them

Security researchers have uncovered two spyware apps on Google Play that send user data to China – and more than 1.5 million Android owners downloaded them

Wang Tom is shown as the developer of both apps, mentioning they do not collect users’ data.

However, Pradeo found this to be false upon a deeper analysis.

Pradeo also revealed that the two apps hide their home screen icons, making finding and removing them more difficult. 

The apps, updated at the end of June,  also abuse the permissions the user approves during installation to restart the device and launch in the background.

And the publisher likely bloated the popularity of the apps to get more attention on Google Play, BleepingComputer reports.

Pradeo found the apps can scrape contact lists connected to email accounts, social networks and those stored on the device.

Users’ pictures, audio and video are also vulnerable, along with their location, mobile country code and network provider name. 

Cybersecurity firm Pradeo made the discovery and reported the malicious apps to Google. This data being collected includes contact lists, pictures, videos and real-time user location.

Cybersecurity firm Pradeo made the discovery and reported the malicious apps to Google. This data being collected includes contact lists, pictures, videos and real-time user

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How to set up Android’s Data Saver mode

While most carriers offer unlimited data with their monthly plans, there are some out there that still limit cellular data usage. With dozens of Android’s best apps and services running in the background, you may run out of your monthly mobile data rather quickly. So instead of paying for expensive mobile internet every month, you can enable the data saver mode on your top budget Android phone and restrict apps from consuming data in the background. Here’s how you can start conserving your data with ease.


What is Data Saver on Android?

Google introduced the Data Saver feature with the Android 7.0 release. The search giant used to offer Lite mode in Google Chrome to block images and save up to 70% of data. Since mobile data costs have reduced over time, Google removed the Lite mode in Chrome on March 29, 2022.

Data Saver mode limits how much data your installed apps can use in the background. If your phone isn’t connected to Wi-Fi or frequently remains out of the Wi-Fi range, it switches to mobile data to function properly.

Some video streaming and instant messaging apps may consume abnormal data in the background. When you enable Data Saver on your Android phone, these apps can’t connect to the internet in the background. You must open the app to receive updates.

Since the installed apps can’t refresh in the background, an active Data Saver mode also improves your Android phone’s battery life.

We use screenshots from a Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phone in the steps below. The steps may vary on Android phones from Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus.

Enable data saver mode on most Android phones

You can turn on data saver mode from the settings or access

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Really don’t Have faith in the ‘Data Safety’ Labels on These Android Applications

The “Data safety” labels in the Participate in Retail outlet listings for several Android apps may perhaps by themselves have to have a warning label, according to a new research from Mozilla(Opens in a new window).

The non-income corporation guiding the Firefox browser checked the Google-mandated labels(Opens in a new window) for the major 20 free of charge and paid out Android apps and located that most of the disclosures about information assortment, use, and sharing did not match the descriptions in the apps’ privateness insurance policies.

“Overall, there had been so numerous substantial discrepancies amongst the apps’ possess privacy policies and the information and facts they revealed on Google’s Info Basic safety variety that we’ve concluded the applications are not self-reporting correctly sufficient to give the general public any meaningful reassurance about the basic safety and privateness of their information,” the report says. “Further, Google isn’t accomplishing adequate to be certain the details furnished in their Info Basic safety Sort is exact and insightful for buyers.”

Among the the top 20 compensated apps for the duration of the investigate period—Sept. 11 to Nov. 5, 2022—10 earned a quality of “Poor,” indicating a wide gap among the protection label and the developer’s privacy coverage.   

For illustration, the report flunks Minecraft both of those for linking only to the general privacy coverage of its corporate mother or father Microsoft(Opens in a new window) and for then boasting no information sharing in its safety label when the Microsoft policy enables that in some circumstances. The other titles judged as “Poor”: Hitman Sniper, Geometry Sprint, Evertale, Genuine Skate, Are living or Die: Survival Pro, Grand Theft Vehicle: San Andreas, The Home Two, Need for Pace: Most Needed, and Nova Launcher Key.

Five compensated apps—Shadow of Death: Darkish Evening, Bloons

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Indian Advertising Sector Sizing, Growth, Data, Trends, Small business Options and Marketplace Overview Till 2027

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Published February 27, 2023

The newest report published by IMARC Group, titled “Indian Promotion Industry: Business Traits, Share, Sizing, Advancement, Option and Forecast 2022-2027,” delivers a detailed evaluation of the industry, which comprises insights on the market tendencies. The report also incorporates competitor and regional analysis, and contemporary improvements in the marketplace. The Indian marketing industry dimensions arrived at INR 667 Billion in 2021. Looking ahead, IMARC Group expects the industry to attain INR 1,272 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3% through 2022-2027.

Promotion signifies a promoting strategy that typically entails the paid promotion of models, products, and services to attract consumers and enhance product sales of organizations. It consists of web-sites, electronic and print newsletters, roadside hoardings, product packaging, cafe placemats, occasion bulletins, video and impression content material on social media platforms, tv (Tv), sides of cars and vehicles, subway automobile walls, etcetera. Promoting assists in introducing a new product or service in the market, supports salesmanship, provides much more work opportunities, educates organization buyers, and many others. It also permits firms to concentrate on the competitive strengths of their goods, the unique extra price to clients, maintain the sector competitors, and so forth. Therefore, progressive promoting options are extensively utilized by many corporations to access focused audiences, increase shopper expertise, raise profitability, and so on., in India.

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Market Tendencies:

The growing investments by businesses in quite a few intense advertising and marketing techniques, advertising actions, impressive packaging alternatives, superstar endorsements, etcetera., are generally driving the India advertising and marketing sector. Additionally, the increasing utilization of social media platforms by firms to boost their companies and products is additional catalyzing the current market growth. Apart from this, the common adoption

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