How to Fix: “Move to iOS Could Not Communicate with Device”

Move to iOS could not communicate with device when trying to use Move to iOS app to move data from Android phone to iOS devices? Read on this guide to fix this issue in a simple and quick process.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2020

Move to iOS is a free app released by Apple in 2015. It is also the first app Apple designed for Android mobile platform. This app makes it easier than ever to transfer valuable files like photos, contacts, messages, videos, free apps, mail accounts, web bookmarks, etc. from old android phone to new iPhone/iPad.

However, many users reported that Move to iOS could not communicate with their device, not working on Android phone, not connecting to iPhone/iPad. What’s the deal? Don’t worry about that too much. Here in the following, we will lead you to fix the “Move to iOS could not communicate with device” issue with ease.

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Fix “Move to iOS Could Not Communicate with Device” – Screen Overview

Basic Tips for Avoiding Unnecessary Move to iOS Errors:

1. Make sure your iPhone/iPad is running iOS 9 or later.

2. Make sure the Android version your phone instated is 4.0 or later

3. Make sure both Android and iPhone have enough power.

4. Make sure you have turn off all background apps (avoid notifications).

How to Fix “Move to iOS Could Not Communicate with Device”

Method 1. Try to connect your Android to Wi-Fi (hotspot) created by the iPhone.

When the code appears on your iPhone > On your Android Phone go to Wi-Fi settings > Connect your Android to the Wi-Fi created by iPhone (it may be named iOS(Space)XXX” > Input the Wi-Fi password which should be same as the Wi-Fi Name.

Method 2. Set your Android into Airplane Mode.

Method 3. Download the latest firmware on both devices.

Method 4. Disable and forget the Wi-Fi networks and cellular data on both your Android phone and iDevices. Also, unselect the “Smart network switch” or “Connections Optimizer” on your Android phone.

Method 5. Try a Move to iOS alternative Tool – AnyTrans for iOS.

If the above 4 tips fail to help you out on “Move to iOS could not communicate with device” issue, then seek help from this Android to iOS data transfer tool – AnyTrans for iOS. It helps transfer more kinds of data from Android and iOS, like photos, contacts, messages, videos, call logs, and ringtones. You can choose what you want to transfer to your iPhone before the start. It supports the latest iOS 13 and iPhone 11/11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max.

Step 1. Free Download AnyTrans on your computer and launch it > Connect your Android Phone and new iPhone/iPad to the computer > “Phone Switcher” > Click on “Phone to iPhone” mode.

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Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans - Step 1

Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2: Select your Android phone to be the source device and iPhone to be the target device > Click the “Next” button to continue.

Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans - Step 2

Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3: Check the data categories you would like to transfer to your iPhone > Click the “Next” button to start moving.

Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans - Step 3

Switch from Android to iOS with AnyTrans – Step 3

Above tips are also capable of fixing that similar Move to iOS errors:

The Bottom Line

Hope the above possible solutions could successfully helping you fix the “Move to iOS Could Not Communicate with Device” error. And as you can see from above, you still have another excellent choice to transfer your data from Android to iPhone/iPad with no hassle. Just have a try now, it won’t let you down.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.