Unboxing your new Android phone? Can’t wait to click a picture, make a call or text your friend boasting about your new phone? But have you prepared your older data to be migrated to your new Android phone? If not, then let’s move on to transfer data from iPhone to Android. Well, backing up the data and transferring data to a new device can be a tedious task. Therefore, you need proper guidance so that you don’t fuss it up and end up losing data.
Google has also created a web page to help you do that, that’ why switching to Android is easier than ever. If you want to transfer your data from iOS to Android, Android to Android, all you need to do is follow three simple steps and it is done! In this post, we will talk about the easiest method to transfer data from iPhone to Android.
Switching From iPhone to Android
Bought a new Android, want to move your data from iPhone to Android device, follow these steps:
- Charge both your phones. Connect both phones to Wi-Fi connection.
- Sign in to your Google account and sync your data.
Steps That You Need To Perform On iPhone
Step 1: Install Google Drive on your iOS device & sign in using your Google account.
Note: If you don’t have a Google email account, you need to create a new one.
In case you have Google Drive installed, make sure you have the latest version of Google Drive on your iOS device.
Note: Don’t forget to disable iMessage, before starting. Go to Settings->Messages->iMessage.
Step 2: Once you are logged in on Google Drive, you need to backup data on your phone.
- Click on hamburger icon and then select Settings.
- Now from the next screen, choose Backup.
- You will be taken to the next screen, click Start Backup
- It takes a backup of your contacts, Calendar events, and Photos & Videos.
The backup will take several hours, so we recommend connecting your device to Wi-Fi & plug it in power source.
Now, get to your Android device and sign into the same Google account used on the iOS device on your new Android device.
Copying Data From Android (Google phone)
Google Phone i.e. Pixel 3 and its predecessors give an option to transfer data from iPhone to Android.
Step 1: Turn on your phone.
Step 2: Tap Start
Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to get your data on Android
Copying Data From Any Phone
How To Copy Contacts
If you use contacts in your Gmail, they will show up on your new Android, after you sign in. If not, you need to get them in your SIM card and export them to your new Android phone, but you can only backup up to 250 contacts in a SIM card.
On the new Android phone, you need to insert a SIM card and go to Contacts. Therefore you can create a.VCF card and then import it to the new device
On Contacts app, Click Menu (hamburger icon)-> Settings->Import->VCF card
You can transfer music, photos and calendar events from iPhone to Android. In this way, you can switch from your iPhone to Android in no time. However, you want to transfer WhatsApp Messages from your iPhone to Android, then you need to use a third-party app, WazzupMigrator. To know more how to use Wazzupmigrator to transfer messages from iPhone to Android, then read this.
Author’s Tip: If you want to transfer your photos to Google Drive, then make sure you remove duplicate photos and organize them before you do. For that, get Systweak’s Duplicate Photo Fixer on your iPhone and get cleaner and decluttered Photos library. In this way, you can transfer your duplicate free photos on your new Android phone.
If we talk about other third-party apps, you can’t transfer apps from iOS to Android but can download an Android version of the app from Google Play Store.
So, in this way, you can transfer data from iPhone to Android and start using a new phone. How did you find the article? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below