How To Ditch Your iPhone

ILLUSTRATED BY MALLORY HEYER.
Your iPhone screen is cracked, iMessage is driving you crazy, and you basically live in Gmail and Chrome. When you think about it, these days, your iPhone could be causing you more frustration than anything else. Perhaps it’s time to consider the unthinkable: switching teams, and jumping from iOS to Android.

Record player screeches to a halt. Hold it. Switch to Android? The Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 did get really good reviews, but wouldn’t that be social suicide? Not in the slightest. Android has an answer for just about everything iOS offers, and you can find almost all of your favorite iOS apps in Google Play. 

Changing from one platform to another used to be an ordeal; transferring your contacts, calendars, photos, and music was tedious and time-consuming. And, if you didn’t do it right, you risked losing valuable information. But, no more.

If you follow these five easy steps, you will never again have to send that dreaded Facebook message (“Hey everyone! I got a new phone. Can you share your phone numbers with me again?”). Now, that was social suicide.