How to Transfer Stuff From Android to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you making the switch from Android to iPhone? Transferring your data, settings, and apps from one device to another can seem like a daunting task.

However, with the right tools and methods, it can be a seamless process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to transfer your stuff from Android to iPhone.

Using the ‘Move to iOS’ App

If you are setting up your new iPhone for the first time, Apple has made it easy for Android users to migrate their data using the ‘Move to iOS’ app. Here’s how:

  1. Prepare your Android device:

    • Make sure both devices are connected to Wi-Fi.

    • On your Android device, download and install the ‘Move to iOS’ app from the Google Play Store.

    • Ensure that your Android device has enough battery life or is connected to a power source.

  2. Set up your iPhone:

    • Power on your new iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.

    • Select “Move Data from Android” option.

  3. Transfer data:

    • On your Android device, open the ‘Move to iOS’ app and tap “Continue”.

    • Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.

    • On your iPhone, tap “Continue” and wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

    • Enter the code on your Android device.

    • Select the data you want to transfer, such as contacts, messages, photos, and more.

    • Wait for the transfer process to complete.

  4. Complete iPhone setup:

    • After the transfer is done, continue setting up your iPhone by following the instructions on-screen.

    • You can also choose to download any free apps that you had on your Android device.

Transferring Data Manually

If you have already set up your iPhone or prefer a manual approach, you can still transfer your stuff from Android using various methods:


To transfer contacts from Android to iPhone manually:

  1. Open the Contacts app on your Android device.

  2. Select “Export” or “Share” from the app’s menu options.

  3. Choose the file format (e.g., VCF) for exporting contacts and save it to a location accessible by your iPhone (e., email or cloud storage).

  4. Email the exported file to yourself or upload it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox.

  5. Note: The steps for importing contacts on your iPhone may vary depending on the iOS version. Generally, you can open the Mail app or Files app on your iPhone to access the exported file and import the contacts to your iPhone’s Contacts app.

Photos and Videos

Transferring photos and videos from Android to iPhone can be done using different methods:

  1. Google Photos:

    • Install the Google Photos app on your Android device if you haven’t already.

    • Open the app, sign in with your Google account, and enable sync for all your photos and videos.

    • Download and install the Google Photos app from the App Store on your iPhone.

    • Sign in with the same Google account used on your Android device.

    • Your photos and videos will start syncing to your iPhone. This process may take some time depending on the size of your library and internet connection speed.

  2. Manual Transfer:

    • Connect your Android device to a computer using a USB cable.

    • Navigate to the location where your photos and videos are stored (e., DCIM folder).

    • Select the files you want to transfer, copy them, then disconnect your Android device.

    • Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

    • Open iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina or later) and select your iPhone.

    • Go to the “Photos” tab and enable “Sync Photos”.

    • Choose the folder where you want to sync your photos and videos.

    • Click “Apply” to start the transfer process.

By following these methods, you can successfully transfer your contacts, photos, videos, and other important data from Android to iPhone. Remember to double-check everything before proceeding with any transfer method to ensure that no data is lost. Enjoy your new iPhone!

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