How to Switch from Android to iPhone

Have no idea how to switch data from Android to iPhone? Follow this guide to know how to switch from Android to iPhone during and after setup without data lose.

Demi by Demi Updated December 14, 2023
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Is it hard to switch from Android to iPhone?

Transferring from Android to iPhone may seem daunting at first, but Apple has taken significant steps to simplify the process. With user-friendly tools and intuitive interfaces, switching platforms has become easier than ever. Apple provides various methods to transfer your data, ensuring a smooth transition and minimizing any potential difficulties.

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In this article, we will explore the process of switching from Android to iPhone, covering data transfer during setup as well as after the initial setup. By following the step-by-step instructions provided, you'll be able to effortlessly migrate your data and enjoy all that your new iPhone has to offer.

Switch data from Android to iPhone during setup

Move to iOS is a convenient option for transferring data from your old Android device to your new iPhone. During the setup process of your iPhone, you can utilize Move to iOS to migrate various types of data seamlessly.

Before you begin
>> Verify Android Version: Ensure that your Android phone is running on Android 4.0 or a more recent version. This compatibility is crucial for a smooth transfer process. Additionally, download the Move to iOS app from the App Store on your Android phone.

>> Enable Wi-Fi: Activate Wi-Fi on your Android phone to establish a wireless connection between your Android device and your new iPhone. This wireless connection is necessary for the data transfer.

>> Connect to Power Source: To avoid any disruptions during the transfer, connect both your new iPhone and your Android phone to a power source. This ensures that both devices have a stable power supply throughout the process.

>> Update Chrome (optional): If you wish to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, it is recommended to update the Chrome app on your Android phone to the latest version. This ensures optimal compatibility and a seamless transfer of your bookmarks.

How to switch from Android to iPhone via Move to iOS
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, 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: Select from options such as Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Calendar, and more you’d like to switch to iPhone from Android.

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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 to complete the setup process. You can now proceed with personalizing your iPhone and enjoying your transferred data.

Switch data from Android to iPhone after setup

If you have already set up your iPhone or only want to transfer specific data from your Android device, there are third-party tools available that can assist you in selectively moving data from Android to iPhone. These tools provide more flexibility and control over the transfer process.

Tool 1. FoneTool for iOS app

Experience the convenience of effortless wireless file transfer from your Android to iPhone with the FoneTool for iOS app. This remarkable application supports a wide range of data types, including photos, videos, music, contacts, and even Files app content.

What sets FoneTool apart is its ability to eliminate the reliance on a Wi-Fi network connection, enabling transfers without consuming your precious data. With its user-friendly interface and intuitive features, FoneTool guarantees a seamless and highly efficient wireless transfer experience between your Android and iPhone devices. Here is how to switch data from Android to iPhone.

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 a Wi-Fi, just need to turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 3. On your Android phone, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to iOS and scan the QR code using the iPhone to establish a connection.

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Step 4. 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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Step 5. On your iPhone, simply tap Confirm to receive Android files.
• The transferred photos and contacts will be saved in Photos app and Contacts app. 
• Songs, videos and other types of files are saved in "Received Music", "Received Videos", etc. folders in FoneTool. You can tap to browse them.

Tool 2. iTunes

iTunes serves as Apple's official tool for managing iOS devices, enabling you to transfer photos, videos, and songs to your iPhone. However, the overall process can be quite complex and time-consuming. It's important to note that using iTunes for this purpose will result in the deletion of any existing content on your iPhone. If you're still interested in exploring this option, please follow the steps outlined below to switch from Android to iPhone.

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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FAQs for switching from Android to iPhone

Q1: Will my apps on Android be available on the App Store for iPhone?
A1: While some apps are available on both Android and iOS platforms, not all apps are available on both platforms. You will need to search for and download the equivalent apps from the App Store on your iPhone.

Q2: Will switching from Android to iPhone delete my data on the Android device?
A2: Switching from Android to iPhone does not delete the data on your Android device. However, it is always recommended to back up your important data before making any changes to ensure nothing is lost during the transition.

Q3: What happens to my apps when switching from Android to iPhone?
A3: When switching from Android to iPhone, you will need to download and install your apps from the App Store on your iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no direct way to transfer Android apps to an iPhone.

Q4: Is there a way to transfer my calendar events from Android to iPhone?
A4: Yes, you can transfer your calendar events from Android to iPhone. If you are using a calendar app that syncs with a cloud service like Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook, simply sign in to the same account on your iPhone, and your calendar events should automatically sync. Alternatively, you can export your calendar data as an ICS file from your Android device and import it to your iPhone's calendar app.


Switching from Android to iPhone doesn't have to be a complicated process. With Apple's dedicated tools and user-friendly interfaces, transferring your data has become more accessible than ever. Whether you choose to migrate your data during the initial setup or after setting up your iPhone, you have multiple options to seamlessly switch platforms.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you can confidently transition from Android to iPhone, enjoying a new world of possibilities while retaining your valuable data. Embrace the power and elegance of your new iPhone without losing a beat.

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