How to Migrate Android to iPhone the Easy Way

Dec 25, 2015 - 10 Comments

How to migrate Android to iPhone

Changing phone platforms is easier than ever before, and if you’re moving from an Android phone to an iPhone, you’ll find that Apple has made this process incredibly simple with the help of a free migration tool. Appropriately called “Move to iOS”, the utility is easy to use and migrates all contacts, photos, calendars, notes, and much more, transferring everything from the Android phone to the new iPhone.


The best time to migrate everything from an Android to an iPhone is when the iPhone is being setup as new, if you’ve already set it up you can easily reset it to factory settings and start over, making the transfer process simple. We’re going to work under the assumption that the iPhone is new and being setup as new.

How to Migrate Everything on Android to iPhone with “Move to iOS”

  1. Begin the new iPhone setup as usual, when you get to the “Apps & Data” screen, tap on “Move Data from Android”
  2. Move data from Android to iPhone

  3. Now on the Android, download the “Move to iOS” app from the Google Play Store here and launch the app when finished
  4. Tap through the agreements and continue through Move to iOS on the Android app, in a moment an option for verifying the transfer will appear with a code
  5. Back on the iPhone at the Move from Android screen, wait for the confirmation code to arrive and enter this code as seen onto the Android phone
  6. Migrate Android to iPhone

  7. Choose the items, content, contacts, photos, and other details you want brought from Android over to the iPhone, once the transfer process starts let the Android and iPhone sit still for a while as the migration completes – this process can take a while depending on how much stuff you have and how fast the connection is
  8. Once finished, tap on “Done” and continue setting up the iPhone as usual

When the process has completed you should double-check the iPhone Photos app, Contacts, and other places to make sure everything you wanted to copy over has migrated. Move to iOS is quite reliable and works well, so everything should be in order.

If you have issues, you can always transfer contacts from Android to the iPhone manually as well with these instructions, and you can copy pictures from an Android to a Mac yourself as well, which can then be copied to the iPhone or just maintained on the computer.

Once you have finished migrating everything from the Android to the iPhone, confirmed everything is in order and that you have all your stuff, you’ll probably want to reset the Android to factory settings so that you can sell it or give it to a new owner.

And finally, enjoy the new iPhone! Start exploring and have fun. You can get started by learning tons of iPhone tips and tricks here.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. UglyStuff says:

    To the risk of appearing to fart in church, is there a tutorial that’ll help do it the other way round, i.e. migrate from iOS to Android?

    • Sebby says:

      It’s possible, yeah, but it’s phone-specific and, perhaps unsurprisingly, not nearly as straightforward a process owing to Apple’s closed nature. The general idea though is to get some of the data out of an iTunes backup, or to connect your Android phone to those cloud services that your iPhone uses (or download the data from them for import).

  2. Wharf Xanadu says:

    I like iPhone a lot all of my family is on iPhone now too after migrating from android

  3. sudhakar says:

    (3.Tap through the agreements and continue through Move to iOS on the Android app, in a moment an option for verifying the transfer will appear with a code)

    how to get code 10 digits…?

  4. gurqn says:

    Soon I will migrate back to android from ios. I have been recently purchased iphone 6 but it was last time. Really frustrated the way of apple treating people and their attitude. Ridding off 3.5mm jack with upcoming iphone 7 was last step. With all the respect to Jobs, go to hell Apple.

    • toby says:

      The iPhone 6 is not the iPhone 7, and the iPhone 6 has a 3.5mm jack. So who knows what you’re talking about, may as well be about a fantasy.

    • Kevin says:

      You seriously need to grow up or troll somewhere else.

    • Jason says:

      Where has that news even been confirmed? iPhone 7 details are simply speculation – and frankly generated by people making guesses on blogs to generate traffic which makes them money on ad revenue.

      Get a grip…

  5. maryam says:

    its nice and perfect, worked for me thank you

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