So you just got yourself a new iPhone and want to transfer your data from your Android phone. Moving from an Android phone to an iPhone used to be a big hassle, but now it is a bit easy. Everything will be much easier if you can set your phone up correctly to start with. If you are moving from Android to Android, click here
Step 1: How to Activate an iPhone if You Are new to Apple
To transfer data from your old device, you have to get the new iPhone ready. You should no be ready to get set and go on with the set up process.
First, you turn on your iPhone by pressing the On/Off switch. You will see a welcome screen, displaying a Slide To Set Up slider that rotates between different languages.
Pick your language and country, and whether you would like to enable Location Services. Allowing location services allows Apple apps (and third-party apps) to access your location via your GPS (Global Positioning System) location and Wi-Fi networks.
Your iPhone will check for available Wi-Fi networks in your area so that it can connect to it; if there aren’t any, or if you would rather use your cellular network service, just tap the Next button.
From here, you get to Apps and Data screen where you can set up your device as a brand-new phone or choose to restore back up. Set up might include setting up a passcode, Face ID or Touch ID, depending on which iPhone you have. Since we are restoring data from Android, you may want to pause here.
Step 2: How To Move From Android To iPhone
Here comes the main work. Here you Back Up Your Android Phone
If you are switching from an Android phone to an iPhone, you will need to back up your data as you will be needing them in your new phone. Apple has made an app named Move to iOS to make the transition easy so you will go over to the Google Play Store and download it
- First, you have to download the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and open it.
- Set up your new iPhone as instructed above. While you are running through the setup options on the new iPhone, look out for the Apps and Data screen.
- On your Android device, ensure to read the terms and conditions (nobody does that anyway) and then tap the Agree to continue. On the Find your code screen, tap Next. This will show you where you will type a ten digit code.
- On your iPhone, tap the Move Data from Android option from the App and Data options. This will display a Move from Android screen on your iPhone. Tap Continue and a 10-digit code you will need to enter into your Android device will be displayed.
- Now you can select the contents you wish to transfer to your new iPhone from your Android device. When you are through with selecting everything you need on your Android, tap Next on the iPhone and leave the phones. Wait for loading bar on your iPhone to complete.
This needs patience and any unnecessary interruption will lead to you starting all over again. When the transfer is finished, you can complete the iPhone set up
How To Transfer Your Contacts From Android To iPhone?
Nowadays, using an Android device requires having a Google Account (except you are in China). You can download the Google Contacts app and use it to back up your contacts.
Google Contacts service allows you to synchronise all your contacts across several devices. Many of us usually save contacts to our SIM Cards and phone’s storage instead of to Google Account. To manually backup all contacts to Google Contacts;
- On your Android Phone turn on mobile data, open Phone Calls/Contacts App.
- Tap three dots at the top right on the contacts tab to reveal the contacts menu
- From the menu options, select import/export contacts. Select Export
- Select your Gmail account and then select the contacts to back up. If you wish to backup all contacts, tap the ok button at the top right then the ok button at the bottom. That should back up your contacts.
Also to be sure, Go to Settings on your Android, choose “Accounts” or “Accounts and Sync” depending on your device type, Tap “Google.” This will reveal your Google account, tap on it and make sure “Sync” is on
Now unlock your iPhone, go to Settings, scroll down and tap Accounts & Passwords (in some older iOS versions it is Mail, Contacts, Calendars), then add your Gmail Account. If Contacts are enabled for the Gmail account, you will find all your Google Contacts have been transferred to the iPhone.
If all Contacts are saved to SIM card, simply transfer the SIm card to the iPhone, go to Settings > select Contacts and tap Import SIM contacts.
How to Transfer Videos and Photos From Android to iPhone?
You will have to install data transferring apps to do this. You can use Copy My Data or PhotoSync available on both iOS and Android OS. Install them and follow the procedure. You can also copy the videos, data and pictures to your PC, sync them to iTunes and in turn sync them to your iPhone device.