How to migrate from Android to iOS (iPhone)

Do you want to migrate from Android to iOS now that you’ve bought new iPhone? This is a lot easier than it looks. On new devices, Apple has made the process a lot easier, but it’s also possible to take data manually for iPhones in use.

How to migrate from Android to iOS (iPhone)

Learn to migrate from Android to iOS (iPhone) automatically or manually.

How to migrate from Android to iOS with the official app

Auto-Migration uses the Move to iOS app, which must be installed on Android. This method is for new iPhones because the Apps and Data screen is displayed in the first device configuration. With it, you can transfer contactsphotosvideosMessagesweb favoritesemail accounts and calendar notes; Free Play Store apps also available on the App Store will be installed.

Before you begin the migration process, make sure your Android data does not exceed the iPhone’s storage capacity in gigabytes (GB).

  1. Connect Android and iPhone to the power outlet;
  2. Download and install the Move to iOS app on Android;
  3. On the iPhone, after entering the initial settings, the device will display the Apps and Data screen.
    Select Migrate data from Android;
  4. On Android, open the Move to iOS app and confirm all Terms and Conditions.
    On the Find Code screen, tap Next;
  5. On the iPhone, on the Android Migrate screen, tap Continue.
    The device will display a six-digit code;
  6. On Android, enter the code displayed on the iPhone;
  7. On the Transfer Data screen, choose the data you want to transfer, and then tap Next;
  8. The transfer process will start.
    Do not tinker with mobile phones until the iOS progress bar is complete;
  9. After the process, tap OK on Android and Continue on iPhone.

After that, the iPhone setup process normally follows.

How to migrate from Android to iOS manually

If you want to migrate from Android to iOS on an iPhone already in use, or in a more customizable way, you can use a manual process for each type data Transferring musicbooksPDFs and documents can only be done manually.

Emails, contacts and calendars:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Passwords and Accounts;
  2. Tap Add Account and enter your email accounts;
  3. Activate the keys to add e-mail messages, notes, contacts, and calendars.

Photos and videos:

  1. Connect Android to a computer with iTunes installed.
    On the Mac, download and install the Android File Transfer app, which is essential for the system to recognize the phone;
  2. Locate the DCIM > Camera folder, where photos and videos made with Android are usually stored;
  3. Select the pictures and videos you want to transfer, and drag them to a folder on your computer. They will be copied;
  4. Disconnect Android and connect the iPhone;
  5. Open iTunes, and click the iPhone icon;
  6. On the left bar, click Photos.
    On the right, check the Synchronize Photos box.
    If instead of the box, the message appears iCloud Photos is Active, you do not need to do anything else;
  7. Click the Choose Photos tab, and then click Choose Folder;
  8. Select the folder where the photos are;
  9. Check the Include videos box, and click Sync.


  1. Connect Android to your computer;
  2. Locate the Music folder, where Android songs are usually stored;
  3. Select the songs you want to transfer, and copy them to a folder on your computer;
  4. Disconnect Android and connect the iPhone;
  5. Open iTunes, go to Library and click Music;
  6. Open the folder with the songs and drag them to the preview area of iTunes;
  7. Sync your iPhone with iTunes.

Books, PDFs and Documents:

  1. Connect Android to your computer;
  2. Locate the Documents folder, where Android files are usually stored;
  3. Select the files you want to transfer, and copy them to a folder on your computer;
  4.  Disconnect Android and connect the iPhone;
  5. Open iTunes;
  6. Drag the books and PDFs into the library.
    In macOS, it stays in Books> List; in Windows, in iTunes> Books;
  7. Sync your iPhone with iTunes.

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