How to Transfer from Android to iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Switching from Android to iPhone is easier than you might think! With just a few steps, you can transfer all your important data, including contacts, messages, and photos, to your new iPhone. Ready to make the switch? Let’s dive in!

Step by Step Tutorial: Transfer from Android to iPhone

Before we get started with the transfer process, it’s important to know that this will move your data securely from your Android device to your new iPhone. You’ll need both phones, a Wi-Fi connection, and make sure your Android device has the Move to iOS app installed.

Step 1: Set up your iPhone until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen

When you turn on your new iPhone for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions until you get to the “Apps & Data” screen.

This screen is crucial for the transfer process as it gives you the option to move data from an Android device.

Step 2: Select “Move Data from Android”

On the “Apps & Data” screen, choose the “Move Data from Android” option.

This will prompt you to download the Move to iOS app on your Android device if you haven’t already done so.

Step 3: Open the Move to iOS app on your Android device

Launch the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and tap “Continue.”

You’ll need to agree to the terms and conditions and then you’ll see a “Find Your Code” screen.

Step 4: Tap “Continue” on your iPhone and wait for a code

Back on your iPhone, after selecting “Move Data from Android,” tap “Continue” and wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

This code securely pairs your Android device with your iPhone.

Step 5: Enter the code on your Android device

Enter the code displayed on your iPhone into your Android device.

After entering the code, your Android device will connect to your iPhone over a temporary Wi-Fi network.

Step 6: Select the data you want to transfer and wait

Choose the content you want to move from your Android phone to your iPhone and tap “Next.”

The transfer time will vary depending on the amount of data you’re moving. Don’t use either device until the loading bar on your iPhone finishes.

After you complete this process, all the selected data from your Android device will be transferred to your new iPhone. Contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, email accounts, and calendars should now be on your iPhone. If you have a lot of data, it might take a while for everything to transfer. Just be patient—it’s worth it to have all your important info on your new phone!

Tips for Transferring from Android to iPhone

  • Make sure your Android device is fully charged or plugged in before starting the transfer.
  • Turn off data usage for apps on your Android device to prevent data charges during the transfer.
  • If possible, connect both devices to a power source during the transfer.
  • Keep both devices close together and ensure that Wi-Fi remains on for your Android device during the transfer.
  • Be patient, especially if you’re transferring a significant amount of data. The transfer could take more than an hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will all my Android apps be transferred to my iPhone?

Not all Android apps are available on iPhone, so only compatible apps will be suggested for download on the App Store.

Can I transfer my music from Android to iPhone?

Yes, but music files will need to be transferred manually using a computer and iTunes or other media management software.

What if the transfer process is interrupted?

You can restart the process. If you already finished setting up your iPhone, you’ll need to erase it and start over to use the Move to iOS app.

Can I use Move to iOS to transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone?

No, Move to iOS is designed to transfer data from Android devices to iOS devices only.

Do I need a SIM card in both phones to transfer data?

No, a SIM card is not required in either device during the transfer. A Wi-Fi connection is used.


  1. Set up your new iPhone until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.
  2. Select “Move Data from Android.”
  3. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android device.
  4. On your iPhone, tap “Continue” and note the code.
  5. Enter the code on your Android device.
  6. Choose the data you want to transfer and wait patiently.


Transferring from Android to iPhone can seem daunting, but it’s actually a straightforward process thanks to the Move to iOS app. The key is preparation—make sure both devices are charged, connected to Wi-Fi, and have enough time set aside to complete the transfer without interruption. While not all apps and data types can be moved over, the app does a great job of bringing over all your essentials. Once you’ve made the switch, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of the Apple ecosystem. So why wait? Make the transfer today and start exploring your new iPhone!

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