How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone

Want to transfer data from Android to iPhone but do not know how? Here in this guide, we list some easy to operate methods to help you move data from Android to iPhone in minutes. Supports all iPhone iPad models.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Dec. 30, 2020

Android phone and iDevice are running two different operating systems, so, it is not an easy task to transfer data from Android to iPhone or iPad. But don’t worry about that too much. Here in this post, we have collected some easy to operate methods to help you switch from Android to iPhone smoothly. You can go through these methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer most.

Method 1. Transfer Android Data to iPhone with Move to iOS

Just like the Smart Switch that Samsung made for people to switch to Galaxy, Move to iOS is the app that Apple developed to help these users who switched from an Android device to iPhone. But some people reported that it is quite time-consuming and sometimes it doesn’t work. If you will meet such a situation, just try other methods showed in this guide. Before we start:

  • Make sure that your Android phone running Android 4.0 and later.
  • Move to iOS supports transferring contacts, messages, camera photos and videos, mail accounts, calendars.
  • The free apps used on Android will be suggested as downloads on the App Store, and the paid apps will be added to the user’s iTunes wish list.
  • If you have already set up your iPhone, just go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to restart.

Now, let’s check how to switch Android to iPhone with Move to iOS:

  1. Set up your iPhone until reaching the “Apps & Data” screen.
  2. Choose the “Move Data from Android” option.
  3. On your Android phone, go to “Google Play Store”.
  4. Download and install the Move to iOS app, then open it.
  5. Tap on “Continue” on both your Android and iPhone.
  6. Tap “Agree” and then “Next” on your Android phone.
  7. Enter the 10-digit or 12 code on your Android phone displayed on the iPhone.
  8. Then your Android phone will connect your iPhone via a private Wi-Fi network.
  9. Select the data you want to transfer on Android.
  10. Tap on the “Next” button to start moving data from Android to iPhone.
  11. Tap “Done” on your Android device.
  12. Then tap “Continue” on your iDevice.
  13. Follow the onscreen steps to set up and activate your iPhone or iPad.
Move Data from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Move Data from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Method 2. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone in 1 Click

If there are some problems with the Move to iOS that make you cannot transfer data from Android to iPhone, maybe you can have a try on Move to iOS Alternatives. Generally, a reliable alternative won’t encounter these issues. Here we recommend 2 alternatives.

Move to iOS Alternative – PhoneTrans

As a professional phone to phone transfer tool, you can use PhoneTrans to complete the data move from phone to phone. It supports to transfer data from Android to Android, from iPhone to Android, and backup your Android or iPhone to the computer. PhoneTrans provides 3 efficient transfer options to adjust every different phone switching scenario: Quick Transfer, Phone Clone, and Phone Merge. Here’s what it can do for you:

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  • You can choose the Quick Trans to transfer data you want from Android to iPhone very quickly, which quite saves your time.
  • Transfer Contacts, Message, Call history, Photos, and more from Android to iPhone in 1-click.
  • Also, with its backup and restore functions, you won’t risk any data loss while switching to a new device.

Step 1. First, free download PhoneTrans and install it on your computer > On the main interface, choose Phone to Phone > Quick Transfer option.

Phone to Phone - Quick Transfer

Phone to Phone – Quick Transfer

Step 2. Then, connect both your Android device and iPhone to the computer > Choose the Android phone as the source device and iPhone as the target device > Tap on Transfer button.

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Step 3. Please select the data you want to move and click on Transfer Now button.

Select Android Data to iPhone

Select Android Data to iPhone

Move to iOS Alternative – AnyTrans

Move to iOS only supports transferring a few file types. So many users are seeking other ways that cloud move all Android files to iPhone. One professional Data transfer tool– AnyTrans can meet the needs in transferring everything from an Android device to an iPhone or iPad. Below are its outstanding features on Android to iPhone transfer.

AnyTrans – Move Android Data to iPhone

  • Transfer files from Android phone to iPhone in just 1 click.
  • Super fast transferring speed, greatly save your time.
  • Freely select and transfer specific items you want.
  • Work well with all iPhone and Android models as well as OS systems.

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Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Now, download AnyTrans on your computer firstly, and then follow the simple steps below to transfer Android data to new iPhone easily.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on your computer > Connect both your Android and iPhone to Computer via USB cables > Choose “Phone Switcher” at the left panel > Click on “Phone to iPhone” mode.

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

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

Click on Next to Go on

Click on Next to Go on

Step 3. Click on the “Next” button to start transferring Android files to your iPhone. All supported files will be checked by default.

Select Files You Want to Transfer

Select Files You Want to Transfer

Method 3. Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Android to iPhone

The iPhone supports Google, Exchange, Yahoo, and many other email providers, so you can log in to your email account on iPhone and use the same contacts, calendars on your Android phone. Here take Gmail for example.

On your Android phone:

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Select your Gmail account.
  3. Tap “Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars”.
  4. Tap “Sync Now”.
  5. the selected files will also be synced at the same time.

On your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars (or Tap Accounts & Passwords).
  3. Choose Add Account.
  4. Choose Google Gmail.
  5. Enter your account info and Tap Next.
  6. Turn on Mail, Contacts, and Calendars sync option.
Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Android to iPhone

Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Android to iPhone

If you use some social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, and store the contacts or calendars in those accounts, then you can sync contacts or calendars to the iPhone or iPad via them.

  1. First, download the app in the App Store.
  2. After you have installed them on the iPhone/iPad.
  3. Go to Settings and find Facebook, Twitter, or other social media apps.
  4. Sign in with your account
  5. Turn on Contacts and Calendar.

Method 4. Sync Music/Photos/Videos to iPhone with iTunes

If you can stand the complicated and time-consuming process, then you can try this method to transfer Android songs, photos, and videos to the iPhone via iTunes. Go to download and install the latest iTunes on Mac or PC computers. One important thing you should know that iTunes will erase the existing content on your iPhone or iPad when syncing data.

  1. Connect your Android phone to the computer.
  2. Copy the songs, photos, videos you want to transfer to a new folder on the computer.
  3. You can install Android File Transfer on Mac.
  4. Or install AnyTrans for Android on PC to help you make it.
  5. Disconnect your Android and plug it in your iPhone.
  6. Open iTunes.

Sync Music:

  1. Click on “File” and choose “Add Folder to Library”.
  2. Choose the folder you created before and transfer music to the iTunes library.
  3. Click on the Device tab.
  4. Choose “Music”, then click on “Sync Music”.
  5. Choose the entire library or specific songs and click on “Apply”.

Sync Photos and Videos:

  1. Click on “File” and choose “Add Folder to Library”.
  2. Choose the folder you created before and transfer music to the iTunes library.
  3. Click the Device tab, then choose “Photos”.
  4. Click on the “Sync Photos” option.
  5. Select the folder you created before.
  6. Choose All folders and select include videos and click on Apply.
Transfer Data from Android to iPhone with iTunes

Transfer Data from Android to iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to move data from Android to iPhone. Which method do you prefer? Well, no matter you want to transfer all Android phone data or transfer data selectively, you can use PhoneTrans to switch Android to iPhone or try AnyTrans. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we will help you out as early as possible.

Joy Taylor

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