Gallery: How to move from iOS to Android without losing your music, photos, or contacts

​First you need a Google account

Thinking about jumping ship to Android this holiday season? There are plenty of people who wouldn't blame you, especially since the iPhone 7 was a letdown for so many. It seems that Apple is starting to fall behind in the innovation game, and no one could be happier than Google.

If you're considering leaving Apple's iOS behind there's no easy way to do it: Apple has made switching from Android as easy as pressing a few buttons, but Google hasn't seen fit to duplicate their efforts in making switching simple.

If you're planning to take your photos, music, and contacts with you from your iPhone to your shiny new Android device there are a few things you're going to need to do, and you'll find all the steps here.

For starters, go sign up for a Google account if you don't have one already.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.