How to Transfer Data From Android to iPhone for Free

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you making the switch from an Android device to an iPhone? Transferring your data can be a daunting task, but fear not! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring your data from Android to iPhone, and the best part is that it won’t cost you a penny!

Method 1: Using the ‘Move to iOS’ App

If you’re setting up your new iPhone for the first time, Apple has made it incredibly easy to transfer your data with their ‘Move to iOS’ app. Here’s how:

  1. Prepare Your Android Device:
    • Ensure that your Android device is running on at least Android version 4.0 or later.
    • Connect to Wi-Fi: Make sure both your Android device and iPhone are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  2. Set Up Your iPhone:
    • Turn on your new iPhone and go through the initial setup process until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.
    • Select “Move Data from Android” option.
  3. Download and Install ‘Move to iOS’ App:
    • On your Android device, open the Google Play Store and search for “Move to iOS“.
    • Select the app from the search results and tap on “Install” button.
  4. Transfer Your Data:
    • Open ‘Move to iOS’ app on your Android device.
    • Tap “Continue” and agree to the terms and conditions.
    • Select “Next” on the “Find Your Code” screen.
  5. Enter the Code:
    • On your iPhone, continue with the setup process until you reach the “Move from Android” screen.
    • A unique ten-digit or six-digit code will be displayed.
    • Enter this code on your Android device.
  6. Select Your Content:
    • Select the types of data you want to transfer, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, bookmarks, etc.
    • Tapping “Next” will initiate the transfer process.
  7. Wait for Transfer to Complete:
    • The transfer process may take some time depending on the amount of data being transferred. Make sure both devices are kept nearby and connected to Wi-Fi during this process.
    • Note: It’s important not to interrupt or use either device until the transfer is complete.

    Method 2: Manual Transfer

    If you prefer a more hands-on approach or if you’ve already set up your iPhone without using the ‘Move to iOS’ app, don’t worry! You can still manually transfer your data. Here’s how:

      Transfer Contacts:

      To transfer your contacts, follow these steps:

      • On your Android device, go to “Settings” and select “Accounts“.
      • Select “Google” and make sure that “Sync Contacts” is enabled.
      • On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and select “Passwords & Accounts“.
      • Select “Add Account” and choose “Google“. Sign in with the same Google account used on your Android device.
      • Enable “Contacts” sync and wait for the contacts to appear on your iPhone.

      Transfer Photos and Videos:

      To transfer your photos and videos, follow these steps:

      • iCloud Photo Library:
        • If you already use iCloud Photo Library on your Android device, all you need to do is sign in with the same Apple ID on your iPhone. Your photos and videos will automatically sync.

      • Google Photos:
        • If you use Google Photos on your Android device, simply download the Google Photos app from the App Store on your iPhone. Sign in with the same Google account used on your Android device, and your photos and videos will be available.

        Note: If you don’t use either of these services, you can manually transfer photos by connecting both devices to a computer using USB cables and copying the files.

      Transfer Messages:

      To transfer your messages, follow these steps:

      • iMessage:
        • If you previously used iMessage on your Android device, unfortunately, there is no direct way to transfer those messages to your iPhone. However, you can forward important messages to your new iPhone manually.
      • SMS/MMS:
        • To transfer SMS/MMS messages, you can use third-party apps like “SMS Backup & Restore” or “iSMS2droid” to back up your messages on your Android device and then restore them on your iPhone.

        Note: Make sure to follow the instructions provided by the chosen third-party app carefully.

      Transfer Other Data:

      To transfer other data such as calendars, email accounts, music, and documents, you can manually set up these services on your iPhone. Make sure to sign in with the same accounts used on your Android device.


      Transferring data from an Android device to an iPhone may seem like a daunting task, but with the right methods and a little patience, it can be done easily. Whether you choose to use the ‘Move to iOS’ app or opt for manual transfer methods, transferring your data is now hassle-free and won’t cost you a dime!

      Remember to follow each step carefully and take note of any specific requirements mentioned. Enjoy exploring all the exciting features of your new iPhone without losing any of your valuable data!

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