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How to Backup Android to iPhone [Fixed | 2023]

Myra updated on Aug 29, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

Moving from Android to an iPhone can be an exciting process for a lot of users. Moving to a new phone is always something a lot of users look forward to. However, switching between Android and iPhone can be a difficult process.

Because both these devices employ vastly different operating systems. Therefore, transferring data such as images, videos, messages, contacts, and other important data is not easy. So, is there no way around it?

While you're still figuring out how to send videos from Android to iPhone, we've got several methods for you to back up everything to your new iPhone. These tips will help you quickly move from Android to iPhone without any hassle or losing your important files. So, let's get started.

Preparations for Backup Android to iPhone

Before you get started, it's imperative that you prepare to move from Android to iPhone properly. Therefore, you need to do a few things with the help of a checklist we'll provide you. This way, you won't be underprepared when you back up Android to iPhone.

Therefore, here's what you'll do before you get started:

  • Backup your data to PC/Mac or other storage;
  • Sync your data with cloud storage such as Google Drive, iCloud, etc.
  • Charge your phone to at least 75%-- both of them;
  • Ensure that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection;
  • Check the capacity your data will require;
  • Store your files in a safe external/cloud drive for additional backup
  • Prepare USB cables for both iPhone and Android;
  • And decide on only the important data to move.

The last point in preparation about only moving important data is about things such as WhatsApp messages or other messages you can find online or recover to cloud storage easily.

In other words, you don't necessarily need to burden the move from Android to iPhone. Therefore, make sure you go through this list and check that you take each step to prepare before backing up Android to iPhone.

How to Backup Android to iPhone via Move to iOS

The first method you will use is Apple's app, Move to iOS. This app allows you to back up or move your entire data from Android to iPhone in a jiffy. However, this only works if you are setting up your iPhone from scratch.

Or erasing everything on your iPhone and just starting it up. So, you might want to try other methods on this list before you try this one. So, the first thing you'll do is install Move to iOS on your Android phone. And make sure both the iPhone and Android are connected to the same Wi-Fi device. Once you do, here are the rest of the steps you'll take:

Step 1. Start up your iPhone.

Step 2. Launch the Move to iOS app on your Android.

Step 3. On your iPhone, head into Apps & Data.

Step 4. Tap on Move Data from the Android.

Step 5. When prompted, tap Continue.

Step 6. On your Android, tap Continue as well.

Step 7. Enter the one-time code on your Android/iPhone.

Step 8. Wait for the transfer to finish.

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This will sometimes require a few minutes and sometimes take up to an hour. It all depends on the amount of data that your Android might have. Therefore, be patient, leave your phones be, and don't use them for anything else while the transfer happens.

Once again, charge both of your devices before you commence this, as a low battery on either phone can also disrupt the process. And lastly, make sure you're using a stable Wi-Fi device.

How to Backup Android to iPhone via Google Account

The next method is to use the Google Account backup system to move data from Android to iPhone. This method requires you to back up all of your data to your Google Account in Android through the Google One service.

Most Android phones, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Google Pixel, and OnePlus, have this feature. Then, you'll need to first back up your Android's important data to your Google account. Then, you'll have to sync it with your iPhone. Here's how:

Step 1. Head into Settings on your Android

Step 2. Find and tap the Google option

Step 3. Go into Backup under Services on this device

Step 4. In Google One settings, tap Turn On to back up your device

Step 5. Wait for a few minutes

Step 6. Switch to your iPhone once the backup is done

Now, this might take a few minutes, as mentioned before, depending on the data that you have on your Android. Once you see that your backup has finished uploading, head into your iPhone and follow these steps:  

Step 1. Head into your iPhone's settings app.

Step 2. Find and tap on Mail settings.

Step 3. Under the Accounts option, tap on Add Account.

Step 4. In Add Account, tap on Google.

Step 5. Use your credentials to log into Google.

Step 6. Go into Google settings.

Step 7. Toggle Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Notes ON.

Step 8. Wait for the sync to finish.

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Depending on contacts and other elements that might be stored in your Google account, this will take a few minutes. Once you are through, you will be able to find your data on your iPhone. You must follow each step carefully to synch your data easily.

How to Backup Android to iPhone via Google Drive

This method will require you to use Google Drive to back up your Android data to your iPhone. Nowadays, you can easily use Google services such as Photos, Calendars, and Contacts to transfer your data to your iPhone.

However, Google Drive allows you to back up all of those simultaneously. Therefore, all you need to do is back up your Android data to Google Drive first. Here's how:

Step 1. Open Google Drive on your Android and head into Backup by tapping the three lines in the top-left corner。

Step 2. Select Contacts, Calendars, and Photos & Videos and tap on Start Backup.

Step 3. After the backup is finished, check the number of contacts, events and photos, and videos and tap Done.

Step 4. Now sign into Google Drive on your iPhone and open the Files app.

Step 5. Then, head into the menu by tapping the three-dot option. 

Step 6. Tap on the Edit option and toggle Google Drive on.

Step 7. Look for Google Drive Folder in Files App, or check the gallery, contacts, and calendars.

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This will allow you to sync your Android files with your iPhone—as long as the same Google Drive runs on both these devices. However, if you wish, you can turn it off on your Android to keep the data only on your iPhone.

How to Backup Android to iPhone via MobileTrans

In this method, you will use a third-party tool and back up your Android data to your iPhone via your PC. The tool you're going to use is called Wondershare MobileTrans.

Why this particular tool? Because it allows you to transfer your files easily without any of the hassle mentioned before in this article. This includes:

  • Ability to transfer photos and videos quickly;
  • Backup or move important data such as contacts, messages, etc.;
  • Ability to transfer specific data to save time;
  • Back up WhatsApp data on a PC, then transfer it to another phone.

Besides all this, the tool offers plenty of other options. However, all of this will require you to use USB cables for both your Android and iPhone.


There you have it; all you need to know about how to back up Android to iPhone. These are some of the best methods today that many experts and professionals use. While all of the mentioned in this article are easy, the third-party tool MobileTrans still stands out.

Not only because of the speed offered by the too but also the convenience, and so all you need is a PC and cable for both your Android and iPhone. Once you do, download the tool and back up your Android to your iPhone easily.

FAQs on How to Backup Android to iPhone

This section will answer your further queries.

1. How do I back up WhatsApp contacts from Android to iPhone?

You can easily back up your WhatsApp data to your Google Account first. Head into WhatsApp settings, then go into Backups and Restore. Once there, allow WhatsApp to store important data in your Google Account. Then, sign in on your iPhone using the same account. Setting up your WhatsApp will prompt you to restore the backup from your Gmail account.

2. Can I back up Android to iPhone for free?

Yes, you can. You can use all of the methods mentioned in this article to back up Android to iPhone for free. However, only Google Drive and Google Account methods are completely free. You will need the pro version of MobileTrans to transfer your data without any hassle.

3. Can I completely transfer from Android to iPhone?

Yes, you can. You can use Move to iOS, Google Drive, or MobileTrans. These options allow you to back up data such as contacts, messages, and photos/videos. However, to completely transfer messages and other data, you'll need MobileTrans.