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How to Switch from Android to iPhone and iPad : Step by Step Guide

Switch from Android to iPhone: Bored with the Android system and decided to be a member of the Apple club! Here we will tell you how to move all your android phone content to your new iPhone like a pro.

All you need is an app on your Android phone called ‘Move to iOS’. With this app moving any data weather its photo, contacts, calendars history, or account details. The only thing you can not transfer is some of the Applications which are not compatible with iOS, also you cannot transfer music or any kind passwords.

Know-How to Switch from Android to iPhone

Move to iOS is the first Android app launched by Apple. This app connects your Android phone to any iOS device with a direct wi-fi connection. To transfer your data through Move to iOS app you will need an Android phone with version 4.0 or later and iPhone 5 or later which has iOS 9 or later. If you have the newest iPhone then you will have no problem at all.

Before we start with Moving your data, here are we things you need to make sure of:

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  1. Make sure both of your devices are fully charged if not, plug in your device to power.
  2. Turn on wifi on your Android device and turn off the cellular network.
  3. Check how much data you want to transfer to your new iPhone. Make sure that the data fill fit into the iPhone storage space.

  4. Download Move to iOS app in your Android phone from google play store.

  5. Don’t set up your iPhone until you transfer your data. If you have already set up your phone you will have to erase all setup and then initiate moving of the content from your Android device.
  6. Note that, the data transferring can take quite a time and while the data is transferred you will not be able to use your phone. So doing this at midnight would be more convenient for you.

Let’s Get Started with the Data Transfer

Step1: First follow the on-screen instruction of the iPhone to start setting it up.

Step2: Set up your iPhone or iPad until you reach the screen titled “Apps & Data”.

Step3: Tap on “Move Data from Android” option.

Step4: Open Move to iOS app on your android device. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet go to Google Play Store and download Move to iOS app.

Step5: Launch the app, tap on continue and then tap on agree to accept the terms and conditions of the app.

Step6: Press Next on the top right corner of ‘Find your code’ screen.

Step7: Now on your iPhone, you will see a screen displaying ‘Move from Android’ press agree on it.

Step8: Now wait for ten-digit or six-digit code to appear on your iPhone.  

Step9: If your android phone shows weak internet connection ignore it. Type the code on your android device and wait till the transfer data screen appears. When you enter the provided into your Android phone, your android phone will be connected to your new iOS device through a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection and determine what data will be transferred.

Photo Video and Contact

Step10: Now select the content you wish to move on your iPhone. You can move photos, videos, contacts, history messages, accounts, and calendars. A pop message will appear on your screen asking you whether you need to transfer your Google Account info such as Chrome bookmarks, text messages, contacts, and the photos and videos in your camera roll for a quick login quickly log in on a new device. 

Select according to your choice which you wish to move and don’t select the content which you don’t want in your new iPhone.Some of the apps will be automatically downloaded to your iPhone only if it’s free in your region and is available in both google play store as well as Apple’s app store.

Step11: After you have made your selection tap next. Wait for the loading bar on your iPhone to finish and then press done on your Android phone. Now depending upon the length of your data the whole process may take up some time to finish. It’s better to leave it overnight or for a few hours.

Step12: Now tap on continue setting up iPhone on your iPhone. Follow the on-screen instruction to finish the iPhone set up.

Once you are done setting up your iPhone, check if all the content is transferred on your iPhone. Music, PDFs, bookmarks and stuff like that will need to be transferred manually.

Here is a quick guide for you on how to transfer data manually which if cannot do it with the move to iOS app:

Mail, Contacts, and Calendars

Mails in the iOS devices are compatible with all email providers like Google, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo, and more, so you can access all your mails here by turning on the sync option. This way you can keep the email, contacts, and calendars that you have now. 


To set up an email to your iPhone. Open Settings and go to Passwords & Accounts and add your email id there.


To bring all your music to your new iPhone, you will need a music player app iTunes and a computer. If you are using an online streaming app on your android device you can use it on your iPhone too.


Just go to the App Store, get the app, and sign in with your credentials. If you already used Apple Music for streaming music, then you only have to sign in on your iOS device.

Books and PDFs


To use ebook into your iPhone you can either import them to your iOS device or access them through apps like Kindle, Nook, Google Play Books, and others. To make the use of these apps, download the app from the App store then sign in with your user name and password.


You can access documents on your iPhone by upload into online cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive. you can download these apps from the App Store, then sign in. With the files app, you can bring all your files in one place.


No matter which operating system you use the iOS device or Android, using iCloud Drive, or on another service like Dropbox or Box, you can easily browse, search, and organize your files all in one place.


If you are unable to transfer apps through ‘Move to iOS’ or it’s taking too much time then you can install it from the App store. Almost every app available in the Google play store is now available in the App store. So download the app from the AppStore and login with your credentials you will access that app more smoothly then you did in Android. 


Your Android phone or tablet will transfer the selected data over to your iPhone or iPad and place the appropriate content into the correct apps.  First, the devices will disconnect and then Android will prompt you to take your old device to the Apple Store. where it will be recycled for free.

Once the transfer is finished, click on Continue Setting Up iPhone or Continue Setting Up iPad on your device and carry on setting up a new Apple ID or logging into your existing one.

Photos and Videos


Move to iOS app can easily move your photos from your android device, however, if you have missed out on anything you can also manually move photos and iPhone live wallpapers into your Phone. To move you will need a computer with iTunes installed,


We hope you found this article useful, switching to iPhone is super easy all you need is move to iOS app and this guide.  For more such information keep visiting Phoneier, we curate information around phone technology and also bring solutions related to issues with the software, phone applications, and accessories.

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