Phone Transfer

Move to iOS Unable to Migrate on iPhone 15/14? Fix & Alternative

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-09-25 / Update for  iPhone Transfer

Apple recently released its latest iPhone 15, and Android users decided to make the switch to iOS. Usually, it is not a problem with the help of Move to iOS, and most users can safely backup, restore, and transfer their data. But sometimes, you may encounter an error "Move to iOS Unable to Migrate" during the process and hit a dead end. Stay with us till the conclusion to know its fixes and hacks to alternatives.

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Part 1: How to Fix Move to iOS Unable to Migrate

You are not the only one who is suffering from this unable to migrate Move to iOS problem. The reasons of "unable to migrate" is various. We have a tried and tested method that can, hopefully, fix this prevalent issue. All you have to do is follow this method step by step:

1. Ensure stable WiFi connection

Sometimes, people do not have a fast, stable WiFi connection that causes interruptions in the procedure and, ultimately, leads to this error. For this purpose, make sure that both your iPhone and Android phone are connected to a stable WiFi connection. Or, any of your phones might be running an app in the background that can affect your WiFi connection.

2. Restart both the mobiles

If the WiFi connection is fast and secure and the Move to iOS Unable to Migrate error remains unfixed, try restarting both the phones. We have seen in numerous cases that this simple solution can prove effective for various other errors and problems. So, before you try anything else, restart both your Android device and iPhone.

3. Plug both devices into power

It can be a long time to transfer all the data. You can also fix the "unable to migrate" error by plugging both your Android device and iPhone into power.

4. Check transferred data:

If Move to iOS is not working, look at the data you are sending from your Android device to your iPhone. You might be experiencing this issue because some of the data, including that saved in the external Micro SD, might not be able to fit on your iOS device.

Data that can move to iOS: contacts, messages, photos and videos, files, accessibility settings, display settings, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars.

Part 2: 2 Alternative of Move to iOS

Move to iOS is a good options when you need to transfer data from Android to iPhones. But it is not always working, and sometimes it may face unbale to migrate Move to iOS problem. So it is necessary to know about an alternative of Move to iOS. Here we will introduce 2 alternatives.

1. iCareFone Transfer(iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer)

iCareFone Transfer(iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer) is like Move to iOS, but it is targeted to transfer WhatsApp data between Android & iOS, Android & Android, iOS & iOS. So if you just want to move WhatsApp data like messages, photos and files from Android to iPhone, then iCareFone Transfer(iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer) is a good option for you.

  • Download and install iCareFone Transfer(iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer) on PC, and connect both devices (your old Android and new iPhone) to it.

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  • Click the “Transfer” button. A confirmation popup will appear. Click "yes" on it.

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  • If your WhatsApp is not backed up, go to Settings > Chat > Chat backup > Back Up and create a new backup. Then, the program will start transferring data from Android device to iPhone.

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  • For the process to continue, iCareFone will want you to verify your WhatsApp account, provide the necessary information.

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  • Open WhatsApp app on your iPhone and log in to the account that you used.

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  • Now restoring the Android WhatsApp data to iPhone. Wait for the data to restore completely.

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2. iCareFone

Tenorshare iCareFone is another alternatives of the software Move to iOS. It is simple to operate, and the whole process is easy and efficient. But if you want to transfer your data stored in your Android device to your iPhone 15/14/13, you have to create a backup of all the data and save it on your PC or laptop. Then, iCareFone will help you import these data to your new iPhone from your PC.

  • After open the iCareFone application on your PC, connect iPhone to it and click on Manage on the top menu bar.

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  • Let the device scan your iPhone. After it finishs, you can see the files listed.

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  • Click on Import at the top right and select the saved Android files on PC. Done.

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Plus: How to Use Move to iOS

At the end, here is a short guidelines on how to use Move to iOS:

  • Make sure Android device is connected to WiFi and have installed Move to iOS.
  • While you set up the new iPhone, select Move Data from Android in the Apps & Data page to see the code.

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  • Enter the same code on your Android phone.
  • Join the temporary WiFi network created on iPhone from your Android device.
  • Select the data that you want to transfer to your iPhone. The transfer process might take a while and wait for it to finish.


Move to iOS Unable to Migrate is one of the errors if you are making a switch from an Android device to iOS. There are a few ways to deal with this issue. You can also try using an alternative such as iCareFone Transfer.