How to Transfer From Android to iPhone After Setup

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you switching from an Android device to an iPhone but don’t know how to transfer your data? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring your data from Android to iPhone after the initial setup. Let’s get started!

Transferring Contacts

If you want to transfer your contacts from your Android device to your new iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: On your Android device, open the Contacts app and tap on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner.
  • Step 2: Select “Settings” from the menu and choose “Export” or “Export vCard” depending on your device.
  • Step 3: Save the vCard file containing your contacts to a location accessible by your iPhone (such as Google Drive or Dropbox).
  • Step 4: On your iPhone, go to “Settings”, then tap on “Passwords & Accounts” and select “Add Account”.
  • Step 5: Choose “Other” and select “Add CardDAV Account”. Enter your account details and save it.
  • Note: If you use Google Contacts, select “Google” instead of “Other” in Step 5 and sign in with your Google account.

Moving Photos and Videos

If you have precious photos and videos on your Android device that you want to transfer to your new iPhone, here’s what you need to do:

  • Step 1: Connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Open the file explorer on your computer and navigate to your Android device’s storage.
  • Step 3: Locate the “DCIM” folder, where your photos and videos are usually stored.
  • Step 4: Copy the desired photos and videos to a folder on your computer.
  • Step 5: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 6: Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically) and select your iPhone from the devices listed.
  • Step 7: Go to the “Photos” tab and check the box next to “Sync Photos”. Choose the folder where you saved the photos and videos in Step 4. Finally, click on “Apply” to start syncing.

Migrating Messages

If you want to transfer your messages from Android to iPhone, here’s how you can do it:

  • Step 1: Download and install the “Move to iOS” app from the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Step 2: Complete the initial setup of your new iPhone until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen. Select “Move Data from Android”.
  • Step 3: On your Android device, open the “Move to iOS” app and tap on “Continue”.
  • Note: Make sure both devices are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network during this process.
  • Step 4: On your iPhone, tap on “Continue” and wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.
  • Step 5: Enter the code displayed on your iPhone into the “Move to iOS” app on your Android device.
  • Step 6: Select the data you want to transfer, such as messages, contacts, photos, and more. Then, wait for the transfer to complete.

Transferring Apps

Moving your apps from Android to iPhone can be tricky since they are not compatible with each other. However, you can manually search for and download relevant apps from the App Store on your new iPhone. Remember to sign in with your existing account credentials for a seamless experience.

In Conclusion

Switching from Android to iPhone doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these steps, you can easily transfer your contacts, photos and videos, messages, and set up similar apps on your new device. Enjoy exploring all the exciting features that come with your new iPhone!

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