Have you decided to change your smartphone to adopt an iPhone? In order not to lose your data, it is essential to know the different ways to migrate from an Android smartphone to an iPhone. Find our advice and how to easily make the change.
- 1 Starting up your iPhone
- 2 Migrating data from Android to iPhone
- 2.1 The Move to iOS application, a valuable ally for migrating from an Android smartphone to an iPhone
- 2.2 How to transfer contacts from a Google account to an iPhone?
- 2.3 Retrieve SMS or a call log
- 2.4 Transferring photos, videos and music
- 2.5 How to sync calendar from Android device to iPhone with ease?
Starting up your iPhone
It may sound obvious, but the first step to properly using an Apple branded mobile phone is to start up your device. For this, the procedure is slightly different from that of an Android phone. You will first need to choose your language of use and define the various accessibility options. If you already have an Apple device with iOS 11 or later, you have the option of taking advantage of Quick Start. Otherwise, go for manual configuration:
Good to know: iPhones have a feature designed for the blind or visually impaired, the feature VoiceOver, which is activated from the home screen.
Migrating data from Android to iPhone
If you want to transfer content from your Android phone to iPhone, you have a wide choice of solutions: use third-party software or the iTunes software, created by Apple.
The Move to iOS application, a valuable ally for migrating from an Android smartphone to an iPhone
To ease the process of migrating from Android smartphone to iPhone, there is an app named Migrate to iOS which you can download from Google Play Store. In order to be able to use it, you must first follow a few steps:
Once all of these steps are complete, open the Migrate to iOS app on your Android smartphone, agree to the terms and conditions, and click Find Your Password. You must then continue the operation as follows:
The application then transfers the directory of your contacts, your message histories, your photos, videos.
Note: Music tracks, books and PDF files must be transferred manually.
How to transfer contacts from a Google account to an iPhone?
If you do not want to use the application and prefer to perform the transfer manually, it is entirely possible. To do this, here is the procedure to follow:
Another solution to make a backup of your contacts: use the format vCard. To do this, all you need to do is export your contacts in this format from Gmail, then import them via the iCloud web interface.
Retrieve SMS or a call log
To retrieve your SMS manually, the easiest solution is to use third-party software. Often paid, these software generally offer a free trial.
Transferring photos, videos and music
While it is easy to transfer media files from iPhone to PC, the manipulation cannot be done in reverse. To transfer your photos and videos from your Android to your new iPhone, you need to use a computer.
On your computer, your photos and videos can be found in Photos> Albums.
Another solution is to use Google Photos. First enable the backup of your images to Google Photos on your Android device. Next, download and install the Google Photos app on your iPhone and sign in to the Google account used for backing up your data.
It is also possible to use iTunes to copy your multimedia files (photos, videos, audios, etc.). To do this, first copy the files to your computer, then set up the synchronization of your photos and videos from iTunes.
Regarding music, the method is the same since you can also rely on iTunes. Another possible option apart from streaming music: use Youtube Music to upload your tracks and albums to your personal space. The music thus synchronized will be accessible via the application or any web browser.
How to sync calendar from Android device to iPhone with ease?
Several third-party software allows iOS users to transfer their calendar from Android to iPhone, such as CopyTrans Contacts. Simple and reliable, it also allows you to save and migrate all your important content such as your audio and video files, photos, contacts, etc. the procedure is as follows: