How to Fix: Move to iOS Disconnects Wi-Fi

Does move to iOS need WiFi? Why does Move to iOS disconnect WiFi? If you have encountered such a problem, just read this article to get a quick fix.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 25, 2021

hello, I have been trying to transfer data from Samsung s10 to iPhone 12 but it does not work with move to iOS. The WiFi signal disappears from both the devices and I receive a message start again. What is the reason for it? How can I transfer it smoothly?

–A user from Apple Support Communities

As an Android user, when you get your new iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini, the first thing is to transfer data from your Android phone to your new iPhone. Apple provides us with Move to iOS to finish the job. The premise for Move to iOS to work is that both mobile devices are connected to the same WiFi. However, many people complain about Move to iOS not working issues, like the Wi-Fi disconnect problem. Here is this post, we will show you some possible solutions to fix this issue.

Something You Should Know Before Using Move to iOS:

  • Move to iOS requires Android 4.0 or higher and iOS 9 or later.
  • It only supports transferring data from Android to iPhone, not iOS to Android.
  • It only works for transferring data from Android to a new or erased iPhone.
  • The transferring process may take you several hours, which depends on the size of your data and the network condition.
  • Currently, it supports transferring data including contacts, messages, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars.

Actually, Move to iOS is really a good app that brings more convenience for users to move their important data to the new iPhone. However, you may meet many problems when using Move to iOS app to migrate data from Android to iPhone, such as stuck on preparing, not working properly, unable to migrate, transfer interrupt randomly, stuck on transferring, disconnect Wi-Fi, not connecting to the device, etc.

Move to iOS Wi-Fi Disconnect

Move to iOS Wi-Fi Disconnect

This post is going to help you fix Move to iOS Wi-Fi drops out which stops you from transferring data by using the Move to iOS app. Below we collected 8 methods, you can try out one by one, hope one of them can work for you.

8 Tips to Fix Move to iOS Disconnects Wi-Fi

  1. Check your Wi-Fi router and make sure Wi-Fi is switched on.
  2. Try to connect your Android with the Wi-Fi created by iPhone during the process when the move to iOS code shows, the Wi-Fi password is the same as the Wi-Fi name.
  3. Restart your Android Phone several times.
  4. Reset your network.
  5. Try out Airplane Mode, turn off, and turn on.
  6. Smart switch – switching off the Wi-Fi option between Wi-Fi & mobile data.
  7. Trying to transfer data with Google account.
  8. Use some Android to iPhone transfer tools if all of these tips don’t work. As you know Move to iOS only works for transferring data from Android to iPhone, but not supports transfer data from iPhone to Android. For this disadvantage, here, we commend you a powerful tool – PhoneTrans, a Move to iOS alternative helps transfer data between Android and iPhone in a safe & easy way. The newest iPhone 12 is also supported.

Here are the specific steps to transfer data from Android to iPhone with PhoneTrans:

Step 1. Free download PhoneTrans and install the app on your PC/Mac > Launch it and choose the function of Phone to Phone on the left panel > Click Quick Transfer.

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Choose Phone to Phone - Quick Transfer

Choose Phone to Phone – Quick Transfer

Step 2. Tap on Start Transfer and connect both your Android device and iPhone to the computer with the USB cable. (Please make sure that you choose the Android phone as the source device and iPhone as the target device.)

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Step 3. Tap the Transfer button and you will see all the types of data that supported transfer > Select one or several types of data to move to your target device.

Select Android Data to iPhone

Select Android Data to iPhone

Step 4. Please wait for a few minutes, when the transfer process completed you will see the successfully transferred page.

Bonus Tip. Transfer Data From Android to iPhone with Another Choice

AnyTrans supports you to manage your personal data in daily life and also supports you to transfer contacts, text messages, photos, music, and more important data from any Android phone to iOS devices in a few clicks. The following are the specific characteristics of AnyTrans:

AnyTrans – Android to iOS Transfer

  • One-click to transfer data between Android and iPhone with great ease.
  • Transfer photos, music, contacts, messages, ringtones, etc.
  • Allow you to select and transfer specific items from Android to iOS.
  • No overwriting of existing data & files on the iPhone.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans and install it on your computer > Connect both your Android Phone and iPhone to computer with USB cables > Choose “Phone Switcher” mode > Click on the “Phone to iPhone” option.

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

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

Click on Next to Go on

Click on Next to Go on

Step 3. Check the data categories you want to transfer to your iPhone > Click the “Next” button to start moving the selected files.

Select Files You Want to Transfer

Select Files You Want to Transfer

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix “Move to iOS disconnects Wi-Fi”, 8 methods are mentioned above, hope you can find one to fix your issue. If you hope to save your valuable time, we recommend PhoneTrans and AnyTrans. Just need a single tap with a mouse, it can help you fix your problem. If you think this post is helpful, just share it with your friends.

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

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