How To Switch from Android to iOS Devices with using Apple's 'Move to iOS' app

Moving from Android phone to iOS is never an easy task. With every new launch of iPhones, there is a huge increase in the number of iPhone users. Hence, the New users who own an iOS device especially iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max recently must be abashed by the idea of moving their data from Android over to their new device.

Fortunately, with the Move to iOS app, it’s easier to transfer your data to an iPhone and iPads. And most importantly, it is recommended by Apple itself.  “Move to iOS” Android app, helps the new users to port all their essential data to iOS devices.

Although, you might still face an issue from time to   as “Moving items into place…”, “Unable to migrate. Try again later.” or something like these. It will take a little more extra time and work but possible with this app.

New users switching from Android to an iPhone for the first time, will find the initial set-up process more likely to be an easy one, but as you move forward, you may feel frustrated and difficult as they have to transfer a number of items to their new device. Items such as contact lists, messages, and even extensive photo collections need to be moved, which for some people can be quite intimidating.

Here’s how to transfer your Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Movies, Music and Everything else you’ll want to put on your new iPhone

Step 1: Initial Setup required on New iPhone Device and Old Android Device

We would recommend the new users to Set up the New iPhone to the stage where you reach to screen titled “Apps & Data” which offers the choice of restoring from backups, starting from scratch, or a fourth option to “Move Data from Android.” Select this option then Continue.

And to initiate the process, Android users have to download the “Move to iOS” app from the Google Play Store– the app is free to download and use. This can be done directly on the Android device, or via the web-based version of the store. 

Step 2: Running ‘Move to iOS’ app on Old Android Device

Once you download, start running the app, accept the terms and condition screen and run the app and pass through the Terms and Conditions screen. As you reach before the screen which says “Find Your Code” page, it will ask users to check for a code on their iOS device.

Once you download, start running the app, accept the terms and condition screen and run the app and pass through the Terms and Conditions screen. As you reach before the screen which says "Find Your Code" page, it will ask users to check for a code on their iOS device.

Step 3: Entering the Code into

The iPhone will display a code to enter into the Android device the data will be sourced from. Enter the code. Once confirmed, both devices will prepare to start a data transfer.

Step 4: Transfering the Data

Once you reach to the Transfer Data Screen on the Android smartphone you need to select or deselect items you wish or do not want to transfer to the iPhone. Here is what and how it will be transferred:

  • Google Account option will port the user’s registered Google account across, while Bookmarks will transfer any bookmarks stored in the Chrome browser, along with any others installed on the device.
  • Messages: You can also transfer your messages automatically into the iPhone’s Messages app,
  • Contacts: To import contacts stored on the Android device directly onto the iPhone’s storage.
  • Camera Roll: This option will copy across photographs and videos captured on the Android device. 

Once the desired transferrable items are selected, tap Next on the Android device. This will initiate the transfer process, and once finished, it will show Transfer Complete on both screens.

Step 5: Setting Up iPhone

Select Continue Setting Up iPhone on the iPhone, and proceed with the setup. 

After completing the iPhone setup, it will show a pop-up asking if the user wants to “Add your Android Device Apps from the App Store?” Which means any free apps that the user has on their Android smartphone that is also available to download from the App Store can be downloaded automatically with this option.

 

Some Things to Keep in Mind

Ensure that Wi-Fi is enabled on the Android device, otherwise, it will not work. Both devices also have to be kept turned on throughout the process and should be left alone and not used during the process. Do not minimize the Android app.

Make sure each has enough charge to last the entire transfer length, or even better, connect both up to a source of power As videos and photographs can take up considerable amounts of space, the transfer may take quite a few minutes to complete.