How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android with 3 Simple Methods

Switching from an iPhone to an Android phone? Wondering about how to transfer iCloud backup to the new Android phone? This guide will show you 3 simple yet efficient methods to transfer iCloud backup to Android, in just one click.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jan. 24, 2019, Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2019

iPhone and Android, running different operating systems. So, when switched from an iPhone to an Android phone, how to transfer data from old iPhone to new Android has becomes one of the most headache and frequently asked questions among users who have got a new Android device.

Transfer iCloud Backup to Android

Transfer iCloud Backup to Android

When it comes to data synchronization, iOS users’ first thought would be iCloud, as it more convenient than iTunes. However, Android phone is not compatible with iCloud. In other words, you can’t complete the data transfer job from iCloud to Android phone directly.

Then is it impossible to transfer iCloud backup to Android? Of course not, and this is why we are here. In this tutorial, we will present several solutions to help you transfer iCloud backup to Android effortlessly. Just read on to get the solutions.

Method 1. How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android in Minutes

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Step 1. Connect your phone to computer.

Run AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Choose Android Mover on the left panel > Connect your phone to the computer via a USB cable. Or you can connect your phone to computer by scanning the QR code on your computer.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android - Step 1

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android – Step 1

Step 2. Choose iCloud transfer mode.

Choose iCloud Backup to Android mode > Sign in your iCloud account.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android - Step 2

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the right iCloud backup to transfer.

Wait for a while and all your iCloud backups will be displayed here > Select the one that you want to transfer to your Android phone > Click on Next button to continue.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android - Step 3

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android – Step 3

Step 4. Transfer iCloud backup to Android.

Check the file categories you want to transfer > Click on Next button to start the process. The selected iCloud backup files should be on your Android phone now.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android - Step 4

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android – Step 4

Method 2. How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android via Smart Switch

If you are a Samsung user, then you can take advantage of Smart Switch to transfer iCloud backup to your Samsung phone. Smart Switch is a mobile application developed by Samsung, which enables Samsung users to transfer data from an iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows mobile device to Samsung phone.

Before we start with Smart Switch, there are something you must clear,

  1. Make sure that you have the Smart Switch installed on your Samsung. If not, go to Google Play Store, download and install it.
  2. The Smart Switch only supports transferring iCloud backups made using iOS 9. If you created a backup using iOS 9, it only allows you to transfer contacts, calendar, photos, and videos.
  3. Music purchased before 2009 will not transfer due to Digital Rights Management protection.

Step 1. Launch Smart Switch and select the right mode.

Open Smart Switch on your Samsung phone > Touch WIRELESS > Choose RECEIVE.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android with Smart Switch – Step 1

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android with Smart Switch – Step 1

Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account.

Select iOS > Enter your Apple ID and password (iCloud account) > Click on SIGN IN button on the bottom of the screen.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android with Smart Switch – Step 2

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android with Smart Switch – Step 2

Step 3. Transfer iCloud backup to Android.

Select the data you want to transfer > Click on IMPORT button > CONTINUE > Select the files you want to transfer from your iCloud account > IMPORT.

Method 3. How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android Manually

For Samsung users, there’s still a way available to transfer iCloud backup to Android – creating vcf file. You can export the files from your iCloud backup and import them to your Samsung phone. However, this way is capable of transferring only contacts.

Step 1. Select the contacts in iCloud.

Go to iCloud.com on your computer > Sign in your iCloud account > click “Contacts” option and select “All Contacts” option on the left top of the interface and all contacts in iCloud backup will be displayed.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android Manually – Step 1

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android Manually – Step 1

Step 2. Save your contacts as vcf file.

Just use Ctrl+A on PC or Command+A on Mac to select them all > Click on Settings icon in the lower left corner > Click “Export vCard”, and then all the selected contacts will be saved as .vcf file on your computer.

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android Manually – Step 2

How to Transfer iCloud Backup to Android Manually – Step 2

Step 3. Transfer iCloud backup to Android.

Connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable > Download the vcf file to your Android phone > Find the transferred file and tap Import to transfer them to your phone. The iPhone contacts should be on your Android phone now.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer iCloud backup to Android. If you will meet other problem while trying above methods, don’t hesitate to leave your comment in the section below and we will reply you soon. Lastly, if you find this guide useful, just share it to help other users who are looking for a way to transfer iCloud backup to Android.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.