Data transfer between iPhone and Android was, and is, a hot topic discussed in Apple Community. Apple has given its transfer solution for this problem in its related guide: Move from Android to iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch. But this solution is mainly prepared for devices that haven't been set up. For those who have set up their devices and have a lot of data stored on their iPhones, how to transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup?
In that situation, you can consider these transfer solutions:
Tips: This guide applies to almost all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models.
The Move to iOS app can help you move data from Android to iPhone. But before using this app, you need to be aware that:
- Your Android device should be running Android 4.0 or later.
- This app only supports WhatsApp, contacts, messages, camera photos and videos, mail, bookmarks, and calendars.
- This method will erase everything from your device because it requires you to erase it by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
After making sure all situations, you may meet, check these steps to transfer data to your new iPhone 7/8/X/XS/12/13 series.
Step 1. After erasing your device, you can set up your iPhone from scratch.
Step 2. When you reach the "Apps & Data" page, select "Move Data from Android."
Step 3. On your Android phone, download and open the Move to iOS app from Google Play Store.
Step 4. Tap on "Continue" on both your Android and iPhone.
Step 5. On your Android, tap "Agree" then "Next."
Step 6. Then, you will see a 10-digit or 12 code on your iPhone. Enter this code on your Android phone.
Step 7. Select the data you wish to transfer to your Android, and then tap "Next" to start transferring. The time it takes to finish depends on your file size.
Step 8. Once finished, tap "Done" on your Android device.
Step 9. Then, you can tap "Continue" on your iPhone to finish the rest steps of the setup.
? Author suggestion: 1). Remember to back up your device before using this method if you don't want to lose any important data on your iPhone. 2). The time it takes to transfer can be long if you have a lot of media files to transfer, so you need to be patient.
Another way to transfer photos to your iPhone from an Android device is using iCloud. The steps might be a bit confusing because first, you need to transfer photos from your Android to your computer via a USB cable and then upload these photos to your iCloud account. Moreover, iCloud only frees its users the first 5GB of storage. If you have a lot of photos to transfer, you need to buy more storage space in advance.
Now, let's start transferring photos.
Step 1. Connect your device to the computer, then you will see an AutoPlay window appear in the bottom right of your screen.
Step 2. Click on that and then choose "Import photos and videos."
Step 3. Then, you can select the photos and videos you wish to transfer to your iPhone. Alternatively, you can use the Photos app built into your Windows 10 to do the same. All you need is to open the Photos app via the Start menu and then click "Import" > "From a connected device." Next, pick the photos you wish to import.
Step 4. After selecting the wanted photos, you can customize your desired storage path.
Step 5. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your iCloud credential.
Step 6. Select Photos from the options. Then, click "Upload" > "Photo Library."
Step 7. Select the picture you just imported from your Android device, and then all photos will be uploaded to your iCloud.
Step 8. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Photos, and turn on "iCloud Photos."
Quick Tips: If you have a lot of photos to transfer, it might take a lot of your time. Given that, we recommend you use a quicker way to transfer photos from a PC to your iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover.
Likewise, you can also use iTunes to sync photos to your iPhone. Before that, you need to export photos from your Android device and then use iTunes to sync these photos to your iPhone. Here are the steps.
Step 1. Connect your Android device to a computer.
Step 2. Click the AutoPlay window when it appears.
Step 3. Click "Import photos and videos" and select the photos you wish to transfer. You can customize the storage path you want.
Step 4. Run the latest iTunes and then sync the photos with your iPhone.
Email is another popular transfer solution between two different devices, for its free and easy to use. Despite its benefits, the disadvantages are also apparent, mainly reflected in its supported data types, transfer speed, and complex procedure.
Considering that, we recommend you use email to transfer mail, contacts, and calendar instead of media files like photos, videos, and music, which might take forever to transfer.
Let's take contacts, for example, and show you how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone via email.
Step 1. On your Android, go to Settings > Account.
Step 2. Enable Gmail and sync feature. Enable sync calendar and contacts.
Step 3. Click "Sync Now" to sync contacts and calendars.
Step 4. Go to Settings > Mail > Add Account > Google mail on your iPhone. Enter your Gmail account credential and tap "Next."
Step 5. Enable "Contacts and calendar" and click "Save."
Step 6. Then, all contacts and calendars will be synced to your iPhone.
The Bottom Line
We hope these methods can help you transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup. Of these approaches, using Move to iOS is the easiest and most recommended solution because it supports most data. If you have any better solutions to recommend, don't hesitate to share them with us.
There are many topics about transferring data from Android to iPhone. If you want to learn about them, check the following instructions to get them.
1. How to transfer data from Android to iPhone without resetting?
If you don't want to reset your device, a possible way is to use email. But as we introduced in our post, email is time-consuming and only supports limited data types. Given that, we recommend you use some third-party data transfer tools. Such tools can be easily found on the internet. You can select one with many positive reviews.
2. What to do if Move to iOS is not working?
The Move to iOS app might stop working due to many reasons. If that happens, you can try these solutions.
1. Put your device into flight mode.
2. Check if the cellular data is enabled on the Android device.
3. Unselect the "Smart network switch" or "Connections Optimizer" on your Android device.
4. Ensure both devices are connecting with the same Wi-Fi.
5. Restart your Android device and iPhone.
6. Ensure both devices have sufficient battery.
3. How to transfer apps from Android to iPhone?
There is no way to transfer apps from Android to iPhone because both devices run different systems, and the app only works on a particular system. But you can transfer data stored in the app to your iPhone, and the methods to do this have been introduced in this guide.
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Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.
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