[4 Ways] How to Transfer Everything from Android to iPhone

Whether you have set up your new iPhone or not, you can rely the methods mentioned in this guide to know how to transfer everything from Android to iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated December 14, 2023
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Making the switch from Android to iPhone can be an exciting endeavor, but the process of transferring all your data can seem daunting. However, with the right approach and tools, you can seamlessly migrate your contacts, photos, messages, apps, and more from your Android device to your new iPhone.

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In this comprehensive guide, we will explore two different scenarios: how to transfer everything from Android to iPhone during setup and transferring data from Android to iPhone after setup. By following these step-by-step instructions, you'll know how to copy everything from Android to iPhone with no data lose.

How to transfer everything from Android to iPhone - Move to iOS

Apple has made the process of transferring files from Android to iPhone more streamlined by introducing a dedicated Android app called "Move to iOS." With this app, you can effortlessly migrate various types of data, such as contacts, messages, photos/videos from the Camera Roll, mail accounts, and calendars, from your old Android device to your new Apple device. The app establishes a direct Wi-Fi connection between the two devices, ensuring a smooth and secure transfer experience.

📌 It's important to note that Move to iOS can only be accessed during the initial setup of your new iPhone. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to transfer data from Android to an iPhone after the setup process is complete, there are alternative methods available that can assist you in accomplishing this task.

Step 1. Download the Move to iOS app on your Android device from the Google Play Store > Ensure that both your Android and iPad are connected to power and that Wi-Fi is enabled on your Android.

Step 2. Set up your iPad until you access the App & Data screen > Select the "Move Data from Android" option.

Step 3. Launch the Move to iOS app on your Android device and follow the instructions until you reach the "Find Your Code" screen.

Step 4. On your iPad, tap "Continue" when prompted with the "Move from Android" screen > A code will appear. Enter this code on your Android device.

Step 5. On your Android device, you will see the "Transfer Data" screen > Choose the content you wish to transfer and wait for the process to complete. The duration of the transfer will depend on the size of the files.

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How to transfer everything from Android to iPhone after setup

While Move to iOS is a useful tool for transferring data from Android to iPhone, it is limited to the setup process and transferring all data. If you prefer not to go through the setup process again or wish to selectively transfer files, there are alternative tools available that allow for manual cloning Android to iPhone.

1# FoneTool for iOS app

The FoneTool for iOS app provides a convenient and wireless solution for transferring files from Android to iPhone. With this app, you can easily transfer a wide range of data, including photos, videos, music, contacts, and files stored in the Files app, between your Android and iPhone.

One of the key advantages of using FoneTool is that it eliminates the need for a Wi-Fi network connection during the transfer process. This means that you can transfer your files without relying on Wi-Fi and without consuming your data allowance. FoneTool offers a seamless and efficient method for wirelessly transferring data between Android and iPhone devices.

Step 1. Download FoneTool for Android and FoneTool for iPhone.

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

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

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

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In addition to its wireless file transfer capabilities between Android and iPhone devices, FoneTool also provides a seamless solution for transferring files between iOS devices and your computer. This feature enhances file organization and accessibility, enabling you to efficiently manage your iPhone files.

Whether you require selective iPhone backups or effortless file transfers, FoneTool's desktop version acts as a dependable and comprehensive assistant for all your iPhone management needs in the future. With FoneTool, you can confidently handle file transfers and backups, ensuring smooth and effective management of your iPhone files.

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2# Google Gmail

If you have been using email services like Google Gmail, Yahoo, Exchange, or others to store your contacts and calendars, accessing them on your new iPhone is a straightforward process. All you need to do is log in to your iPhone using the same email account. To demonstrate, let's guide you through the steps of syncing contacts from an Android device to an iPhone using Gmail as an example.

On your Android phone: Go to Settings > Tap Account & Sync > Choose your Gmail account > Tap Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars > Tap Sync Now.

On your new iPhone:
1. Go to Settings Accounts & Passwords > Add Accounts > Choose Google.

2. Enter the required information to add your Gmail account and tap Next Save > Turn on MailContacts, and Calendars to let them sync to your new iPhone.

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Once the syncing is complete, you should be able to access your Gmail contacts and calendars on your iPhone.

3# iTunes

Apple's official tool for managing iOS devices, iTunes, provides the functionality to transfer photos, videos, and songs to your iPhone. However, it is essential to be aware that this process can be intricate and time-consuming.

Furthermore, it is important to note that utilizing iTunes for transfer will result in the removal of any existing content on your iPhone. If you decide to proceed and would like to give it a try, please follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer > Copy the songs, photos, videos you want to transfer to a new folder on computer.

Step 2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Launch it.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable.

>> Sync music: Click File > Choose Add Folder to Library > Browse your computer and select the music folder to transfer it to iTunes library > Click the Device tab > Choose Music > Click Sync Music > Choose the entire library or specific songs > Click Apply.

>> Sync photos and videos: Click Device tab > Choose Photos > Select Sync Photos > Select the folder you created before > Choose all folders and select include videos > Click Apply.

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Final words

That’s all for how to transfer everything from Android to iPhone. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you can seamlessly transfer your contacts, photos, messages, apps, and other important files from your Android device to your new iPhone. Whether you choose to transfer data during the initial setup or after setup, these methods ensure that your transition is smooth, and your data remains intact. Embrace your new iPhone with confidence, knowing that your Android data is securely transferred, allowing you to make the most of your new device.

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