How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone
When you switch from Android to iPhone, you can also transfer data from Android phone to iPhone. This post describes you how to move your contacts, files, photos, and videos from your Android to your iPhone.
What Kind of Data Can You Tranfer from Android to iPhone
You could transfer contacts, music, photos and videos from Android phone to iPhone. The apps and text messages on your Android could not be transferred.
However, you might find more wonderful apps from Apple store. For the apps which have both iOS version and Android version, you can directly download the iOS version. For the messages on Android, use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery to copy them to your Mac. This will not help you to transfer SMS to iPhone, but you can have a copy of the messages on your computer and view them anytime you want.
How to Switch from Android Phone to iPhone
Already set up and activated your new iPhone? Take also your Android phone with you and follow the instructions below to learn how to switch data from Android to iPhone.
Part 1: Copy Android Data to Computer
In the first place, you'll need to copy data from your Android phone to your computer for future transfer.
- 1. Go to Contacts on your Android phone. Press the menu button and tap Import/Export. Tap Export to Storage, select the contact data you want to transfer (in most cases, "Phone"), and select OK.
- 2. Connect Android phone to computer through USB and put your phone in Disk Drive mode. Your phone will then appear as a drive (or two drives if you have an SD card) in My Computer or on your Mac desktop.
- 3. Create a new folder on your desktop with the name "data to be transferred to iPhone" or something else that reminding you they're data from your Android phone. Now from the Android drive, you could feel free to drags files you want to transfer to your iPhone like photos, music, and videos.
Be careful and patient during this process and make sure nothing is left behind. To sort files you can put files in different folders according to category.
- 4. Finally, search for a VCF file and save that file, too. This is where all your contacts are. Drag and drop that folder to your iPhone data folder. You're now ready to transfer the saved data to your iPhone.
Part 2: Transfer Android Data to iPhone
Supposing you've already set up and activated your new iPhone, connect it to iTunes and then do as the rest.
To transfer contacts you should first make sure you've set up your e-mail account on your new iPhone. Then, back on your computer, send yourself an e-mail with the VCF file as an attachment. Open the e-mail on your iPhone and tap the attachment, located at the bottom of the message. At the top, tap "Add all contacts". Your contacts will be saved to your iPhone.
Alternatively, you can first sync Android contacts with Gmail contacts and then import the Gmail contacts to iPhone.
Next, drag the iPhone folder from your desktop over your iPhone's name in the iTunes sidebar. All of your songs will be transferred to your iPhone. The music can be found in your iPhone's Music app. This also works if you need to transfer music from your desktop to your iPhone.
3. Photos and videos:
On iTunes, click on your phone's name in the left sidebar; next go to the Photos tab in the main window. Check "Sync photos." In the drop-down menu, click "Chose folder" and navigate to the Android data folder on your desktop. Your photos will appear in your iPhone's Photos app.
Hopefully these tips could provide you with guidance on how to transfer from Android to iPhone. And since you have switched to iPhone now, you can feel free to download iOS 7 and see what you can get from Apple's latest operating system.