How to Move Contacts, Data, Documents
In this article, we are going to find the ways to move data from an Android phone to an iPhone, including contacts, photos, videos, music and other information. If you decided to move from an old Android device to a brand new iPhone and you are wondering if there is any way to transfer the data you need from the old phone to the new one – this is the right helping article to read at the right time, as today you’ll see every step in great detail. So, let’s begin.
Transfer data from an Android device to iPhone with iTunes app
The first method we can use to move data from an Android device to iPhone is to transfer it manually, with the help of a computer. In order to move contacts, photos, music, videos and documents from Android to iOS, you need a computer with the iTunes app installed. To begin with, connect your Android device to the computer and locate your photos, videos, music, documents and other information you need to transfer. Most devices tend to keep photos and videos in the folder with the name DCIM > camera (or a directory with a similar name).
Naturally, you can find music in the folder with the same name. The same is true about documents. Select the data you want to move and copy it to the computer. When the copying process is over, disconnect the Android device from the computer, and connect your iPhone to this computer instead. Open the iTunes app on the computer to synchronize photos, videos, music etc. with the iPhone. After synchronization, your data will be available in the corresponding folders on your new phone.
For example, you will find photos in the Photos app, Music – in the Music app. Select «Books» from the iTunes menu to find ePub books and PDF files: they can be located in the Books app when you select All Books. For contacts, the easiest way to go is by using default menu items “Import/Export.” In this case, you don’t have to download any additional apps or enable synchronization. How is that? On your Android smartphone, open Contacts, and search the menu for the “Import/Export” line.
Find “Export to storage” on this list. A file with the extension .vcf will be created on your phone, and this format is also supported by Apple devices. Now you should copy this file to your iPhone with iCloud, Bluetooth or iTunes. Send the file containing contacts to the corresponding email address of your iCloud, and open the message with the Mail app. Otherwise, synchronize the devices and send the file by Bluetooth.
Here’s one more way: copy a file to the computer and then drag it to ITunes synchronized with your iPhone. After the file is copied to the iPhone, import phone numbers: Contacts – Import/Export – and select the corresponding file.
Import contacts from SIM
Another method you can use involves the SIM card, but the number of contacts you can transfer is limited, from 200 to 400 items. In this case, select a SIM card when exporting contacts from your Android device. Then insert this card into the iPhone, open the settings – Contacts, and enable importing contacts from the SIM card. After that, all phone numbers will be copied to the corresponding directory. Talking of apps, most of those available for Android devices can also be found in AppStore. You just open AppStore, find the programs you’d like to use and install them to your iPhone.
Transfer data with Wi-Fi
Another method of moving data, you will need a Wi-Fi connection, a special app, and some free time. Turn on Wi-Fi on your Android smartphone, and download the app called “Move to iOS”. Now make sure that your iPhone has enough free space for receiving all data from the Android device. Connect both devices to their chargers because transferring data may take a long time. If you want to have your bookmarks transferred too, update Google Chrome to its latest version. Then tap “Move Data from Android.” If you already finished setup for your new iPhone, you need to erase your iOS device and start everything over.
To do it, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings, and confirm your decision to remove data. Turn the iPhone on, and tap Set Up Manually. Select your language, Wi-Fi network and follow the wizard directions. then move it manually as shown a little earlier in this tutorial. To go on with the transfer, on your Android device, open the Move to iOS app and tap Continue. Read the license agreement, tap Agree, and then tap next in the top-right corner of the “Find Your Code” screen.
Even if your Android indicates that the process is complete — don’t do anything to both devices until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device is full. The transferring process may take some time depending on the amount of data you are moving. The following data can be moved: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, Internet bookmarks, mail accounts and calendars. Besides, some free apps can be moved, if they are available both on Google Play and AppStore. After the loading bar is full on your iOS device, tap Done on your Android device.
Then tap Continue on your iOS device and follow the onscreen directions to finish setup operations. After the request, enter the password to your Google account to synchronize mail and calendars.
Now make sure that all the data you have selected has been transferred. You may need to move music, books and PDF documents manually. As to apps, automatic installation is possible only for those available for free from AppStore. All other apps have to found and then downloaded manually. If you know any other easier ways to transfer data, we will be happy to see them in your comments under this article, the methods described in this tutorial are so simple that even a novice user can cope with them. Just follow the directions carefully, and everything will be fine. That is all for now! Hopefully, this article was useful. Remember to click the Like button and subscribe to our channel. Hit the bell button to receive notifications and never miss new article. Leave comments to ask questions.