Whenever we move to a new phone, one thing that annoys all of us is transferring all the data from the old phone to the new one. It is one of the biggest tasks to ensure all the contacts, photos, videos and apps are transferred over to the latest device bought. This even becomes tougher when you move from an Android to an iPhone.
Earlier, it was very hard to the people are they meant manually typing in countless names and phone numbers but today, there are quite a few apps on your Android phone, and you can easily send them to your new iPhone. Although you can’t transfer some operating system-dependent things like text messages and call history, it is possible to move your contacts, files, photos, and videos from your Android to your iPhone.
If you don’t know how to transfer the data from an Android to an iPhone, then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, we show how to move all your data from Android to iPhone. First, you have to setup and activate your new iPhone, grab the Android phone and follow the below process. For this, you will also need a Google account which almost everyone has one these days.
Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone:
There are two methods to transfer contacts from Android to iOS.
If you’ve been using an Android phone and Google account (Gmail, Google Play and so on) for any length of time, the chances are that all of your contacts will be associated with your Google account. In the least case, the ones you use most often should be.
- Make sure you’ve backed up your Android phone. Go to Settings on your Android phone and choose “Accounts and Sync” or similar.
- Enter your Gmail account details and enable synchronization. Your phone contacts and Google Contacts should now synchronize.
- Now unlock your new iPhone. Open the Settings app, scroll down and tap Accounts & Passwords (or Mail, Contacts, Calendars in some older versions of iOS), then add your Gmail account.
- Make sure Contacts are enabled for the account.
You should now find that all of your Google contacts are on your iPhone.
If the above method doesn’t work, this method will surely work.
- Open the Settings application on your iPhone and select Accounts & Passwords (or Mail, Contacts, Calendars on older versions of iOS).
- Select Add Account and click Other.
- Now, select Add CardDAV Account.
- Enter your account information in the following fields:
Server: Enter “google.com”
User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
Password: Your Google Account or Google Apps password.
- Description: Enter a description of the account (like Personal Contacts).
- Then select Next at the top of your screen and make sure that the Contacts option is set to ON.
Now, open the Contacts app where you can see the progress of syncing your contacts. This may take a while for large address books.
Method-3: (Swap SIMs)
This method works only if your Android phone takes the same size of SIM as your iPhone like micro or nano. Before doing this, save all contacts on the Android phone to its SIM and insert the SIM into your iPhone. Now, go to Settings and select Contacts (or Mail, Contacts, Calendars in older versions of iOS) and tap ‘Import SIM Contacts’.
When it is completed, you can replace the iPhone’s SIM card with the original card.
Method-4: (Using An App)
‘Move to iOS’ app is one of the best apps that transfers a user’s data like contacts, message history, photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and DRM-free songs and books from an Android phone to their new iPhone.
By following the onscreen instructions, this app makes the process of moving from Android to iPhone far simpler and shouldn’t take you long.
Transfer Photos And Videos From Android to iPhone:
One of the easy ways to transfer Photos and Videos to your iPhone is with a data-transferring app. There are a couple of simple ways of doing this. The first involves installing a data-transferring app. We recommend Copy My Data (iOS/Android) and PhotoSync (iOS/Android).
The other way to move photos from Android to iPhone is to use a computer with iTunes. You need only to find the photos and videos on your Android phone, move them to your computer, sync them to iTunes, and then sync your new iPhone with iTunes.
Click on your phone’s name in the left sidebar, then go to the Photos tab in the main window. Check “Sync photos.” In the drop-down menu, click “Chose folder” and navigate to the Android data folder on your desktop. Your photos will appear on your iPhone’s Photos app.
Transfer Music From Android to iPhone:
Music is one of the things that people care most about when switching. Transferring music is similar to that of transferring photos and videos from Android to iPhone.
- Connect your Android device to your PC or Mac and find your music. Now select the songs that you want to move and drag them to a folder on your computer.
- Open iTunes on your computer, go to your Library and click Music.
- Open the folder where you put your songs and drag them to the Music view in iTunes.
- Select your iOS device and click Music. You can choose to sync your entire library or select a few which you want.
- Now click Sync and you can find your music on your iPhone in the Music app.
Transfer Apps From Android to iPhone:
There’s no easy way around this. If you have to pay for an app on Google Play, you’ll likely have to pay to buy again on iTunes, that’s the bad news. And the good news is that most apps that you use on your Android device are available in the App Store. Go to the App Store, search for the apps that you have now, and install them and the login details you use for the one will work here as well.
This means that any content or service you purchased through your Android app will likely be accessible on your iPhone.