How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone 13 (Pro/Pro Max)

If you're wondering how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13, you're in the right place. In this post, we will guide you through a few straightforward methods that allow you to migrate your data from Android to iPhone within minutes.

Demi by Demi Updated January 12, 2024
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Upgrading to a new iPhone 13/14/15 is an exciting prospect, but the thought of transferring your data from an Android device to the new iPhone can seem daunting. Fortunately, there are several methods available to ensure a smooth and seamless data transfer process.

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In this article, we will explore how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13 using Move to iOS, transfer specific types of data, and employ different tools like FoneTool for iOS, SHAREit, and iTunes to complete the transfer.

Methods in this guide are also compatible with other models of iPhone, like iPhone 13 mini/Pro/Pro Max, and iPhone 14/12/11/X, etc. Without further ado, let’s get started and get the best app to transfer data from Android to iPhone for your own.

1# How to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13 -  Move to iOS

An easy way to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13 is to utilize Move to iOS. It offers a seamless solution for migrating different types of data from your old Android device to your new iPhone during the iPhone 13 setup process. With Move to iOS, you can effortlessly transfer contacts, messages, photos/videos from the Camera Roll, mail accounts, and calendars.

Before you begin
• Ensure that your Android phone is operating on Android 4.0 or a newer version. Furthermore, download the Move to iOS app from the App Store on your Android phone.

• Make sure that Wi-Fi is enabled and active on your Android phone. This will facilitate the wireless transfer between your devices.

• To maintain uninterrupted power supply during the transfer, connect both your new iPhone and Android phone to a power source.

• If you’d like to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, it is advisable to update Chrome on your Android phone to the most recent version for optimal compatibility.

How to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13 Pro (Max)/mini
Step 1: Power on your new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen. Tap on "Move Data from Android" option.

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Step 2: Start the Transfer
>> On your iPhone 13, tap "Continue" on the "Move from Android" screen.
>> On your Android device, launch the Move to iOS app, and tap "Continue" in the Move to iOS app and agree to the terms and conditions.

Step 3: On your Android device, tap "Next" and enter the unique 10-digit code displayed on your iPhone. The devices will establish a secure connection using Wi-Fi.

Step 4: Choose the types of data you want to transfer from your Android device to your iPhone. You can select from options such as Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Calendar, and more.

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Step 5: Tap "Next" on your Android device to start the transfer process. Ensure that both devices remain connected to Wi-Fi throughout the transfer.

Step 6: Allow the transfer to complete. The time taken will depend on the amount of data you're transferring. Once done, your iPhone will display a "Transfer Complete" message.

Finally, feel free to follow the on-screen instructions on your iPhone 13 to complete the setup process. You can now proceed with personalizing your iPhone and enjoying your transferred data.

2# Transfer specific types of files from Android to iPhone 13

If you don’t need all Android data migrated to your new iPhone 13 or your iPhone has been set up, tools in this part helps you move data from Android to iPhone after setup selectively.

2.1 Transfer media files/contacts via FoneTool app

FoneTool app enables effortless wireless file transfer from Android to iPhone. It supports various data types like photos, videos, music, contacts, and Files app content. Notably, FoneTool eliminates the need for a Wi-Fi network connection, allowing transfers without consuming data. This user-friendly app ensures a seamless and efficient wireless transfer experience between Android and iPhone devices. 

Just for an example, we’ll show you how to transfer photos from Android to iPhone via FoneTool app.

Step 1. Download FoneTool for Android and FoneTool for iPhone from your app store.

Step 2. Open FoneTool on Android phone and iPhone and allow the tool to use WLAN. (No need to connect to Wi-Fi, just need to turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 3. On either device, like your Android phone, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to iOS > Scan the QR code to establish a connection.

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Step 4. On your Android phone, Go to File Transfer > Choose the files you’d like to airdrop to iPhone > Click Send to make it.

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Step 5. On your iPhone, simply tap Confirm to receive files from Android phone. 
• The transferred photos and contacts will be saved in Photos app and Contacts app,
• Songs, videos, documents, and other types of files are saved in "Received Music", "Received Music", etc. folders in FoneTool. And you can tap to browse them.

2.2 Transfer apps via SHAREit

SHAREit is a versatile file-sharing app designed to facilitate the transfer of various types of files, including photos, videos, documents, music, and even apps between different devices. You can follow the steps outlined below to transfer apps from Android to iPhone after setup.

Step 1. Download SHAREit for Android and for iPhone, and open it on both Android device and iPhone.

Step 2. Place both devices close to each other and enable the Wi-Fi option.

Step 3. Go to the Transfer section and choose Android device as a sender and iPhone as a receiver.

Step 4. On your Android phone (sender), navigate to the Apps section and choose the apps you want to transfer.

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Step 5. Your iPhone will appear on the Android’s screen > Tap on the iPhone icon to start transferring your apps from Android to iPhone.

2.3 Transfer media files via iTunes

iTunes, Apple's official data management software, can be used to transfer data from Android to iPhone after the initial setup. However, it's important to be aware that using iTunes for this purpose will result in the deletion of existing data on your iPhone before syncing the data from your Android device. If you're comfortable with this, you can follow the instructions below to manually transfer data from Android to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer > export the data you want to transfer to your PC.

Step 2. Plug out the Android phone and plug in iPhone, download and run the latest iTunes.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to PC > Click the Device icon > Choose Music, Movies, Photos or other data according to your needs. Here we take photos as an example. 

Step 4. Check Sync Photos > Select the folder where the photos are saved > Choose to sync All folders or Selected folders > Click Apply.

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That’s all for how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 13/14/15. With the right tools and methods, it can be accomplished seamlessly. The Move to iOS app simplifies the overall data transfer process, while alternative methods like FoneTool for iOS, SHAREit, and iTunes enable the transfer of specific types of data. With these options at your disposal, you can confidently upgrade to your new iPhone 13 while retaining all your valuable data.

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