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How to transfer your data and switch from Android to iPhone

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Ready to make a move? How to switch from Android to iPhone

If you’re curious about switching from Android to iPhone or are ready to make the switch, this post will explain how to move your Android data over to your new iOS.

The good news is, it’s pretty easy. Apple has an app called Move to iOS that will transfer content including your contacts, message history, photos and videos, email accounts, calendars and more.

The app can match the free apps you have on your Android, as long as they’re available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. In terms of apps you’ve purchased from Google Play, you’re out of luck. Matched paid apps will appear in your iTunes Wishlist.

To get started, just download Move to iOS from Google Play.

Ting Tip: Go from keyboard to trackpad with 3D Touch text selection

Turn your keyboard into a trackpad for precision 3D Touch text selection

Navigating and highlighting teeny tiny iPhone text can be, even at the best of times, a struggle. Struggle no more with this helpful 3D Touch feature for iPhone 6S and up: 3D Touch text selection.

The next time you’re word processing and need to navigate to or highlight a piece of text, follow this tip for a seamless text selection experience. 3D Touch text selection is handy for texting, messaging, sending emails as well as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Five things you didn’t know your iOS phone calculator could do

Do more with your phone calculator

Most of us use our smartphone calculator nearly every day. Maybe you use your calculator for splitting the bill at a restaurant or figuring out a quick tip at the hairdresser. Maybe you live with roommates and your phone calculator comes in handy for dividing up shared monthly bills.

We’re going to show you five little hacks that make this everyday tool that much more helpful.

My monochrome life

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I spent a week with black, white and gray where there was once color. I switched my phone to monochrome mode to take the power back from the colorful little dopamine machine that is my constant companion. It was hard.

Three ways to reduce WhatsApp data usage

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Cut back your WhatsApp data usage and save money

WhatsApp is the perfect app for chatting with all your friends and family. It offers everything you need for a great messaging app – audio and video calling, group chats, cross-platform compatibility (including desktop), encrypted messages and more.

Part of that “more” is the option to lower the amount of data usage being used by WhatsApp. Besides the obvious answer of connecting to Wi-Fi, there are three toggles built into the WhatsApp Settings menu that will reduce the amount of cellular data used by your smartphone.

Follow along with your preferred operating system below – we’ve included videos for both Android and iOS.

Five podcasts for students

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Even the best classes can leave gaps in your knowledge. Luckily, you don’t have to read all day to keep up with your peers. You can learn a lot about science, history, grammar and other topics by listening to podcasts. Start with these five titles to get useful information that will help you in school and life.