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How to Migrate Data from iPhone to Android (and Vice Versa) Quickly

Peter Rugg Updated on Apr 15, 2022 5:26 PM

You've been using your iPhone for years, and the moment has come: You're going to switch to a brand new Android device. We have already shown you how to transfer music from iPhone to a Mac, so it's time to tackle another frequently asked question on the Internet: how can you transfer data from iPhone to Android?

In the light of many differences between these two systems, it doesn't seem an easy task to move switch from Apple to Android in the past. But now it's easier than ever to transfer all your iPhone data to Android device. Just follow our tips and you'll learn how to transfer your contacts, text messages, photos, videos, calendar events, music, call history to the new Android phone.

Option 1: Transfer iOS to Android using Google Drive

If you just want the free software to transfer from iPhone to Android, Google Drive is perfect for the job. It allows you to back up contacts, videos, photos and calendar events. Here's how to switch.

  • Download Google Drive on the old iPhone and sign in with your Google account.
  • In the top left, tap Menu > Settings > Backup.
  • Tap Start backup to back up your iPhone content to Google Drive.
  • Sign in on your new Android device with the same Google account.

Now, you'll see and access all your content on the Android device.

Google Drive to transfer data from iPhone to Android free

If you're moving from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device, you may want to use Samsung Smart Switch to transfer your content. It can transfer many kinds of data on iPhone, such as contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars.

Option 2: Move from iPhone to Android with Phone Transfer

There are plenty of third-party iPhone to Android transfer software apps out there for data migration from iPhone to Android and vice versa, we prefer Phone Transfer offering given its level of simplicity. With just a few clicks, it will make the process as painless and easy as possible.

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It is a simple and straight-forward desktop utility for users to move data including contacts, videos, text messages, photos, music, call logs, and other content from an iPhone to an Android device and vice versa. It works perfectly with Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Google, Huawei, Motorola, ZTE, and more. In addition, it can back up phone data and restore it effortlessly.

Now, let's get started and see how efficient it is in transferring data from old iPhone to new Android phone on computer.

  • Connect your both iPhone and Android phone to computer.
  • Run Phone Transfer on your either Mac or PC's.
  • Choose the green "Phone to Phone Transfer" option.
  • Turn on USB debugging mode on Android device.
  • Select your content to transfer.
  • Click "Start Copy".

You should see a progress bar displayed on the pop-up window, indicating the status of iPhone data to Android transfer process. Be patient.

Option 3: Transfer iPhone Contacts to Android

Just want to transfer contacts when switching from iPhone to Android without computer? iCloud offers the ability to seamlessly move contacts to your new device. To do this:

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Contacts.
  • Toggle the slider beside Contacts.

It will sync all contacts on iPhone with iCloud. Go ahead and:

  • Head over to the iCloud.com and sign in with Apple ID.
  • Click on the option that says "Contacts."
  • Click on the little gear icon in the bottom-left corner of the page.
  • Click on the option that says "Select All."
  • Click "Export Vcard..."

transfer contacts from iCloud to Android

The vCard file should automatically download on your computer.

  • Connect your new Android device to computer.
  • Copy the vCard file to its SD card.
  • Open Contacts app, tap Menu > Import/Export.
  • Select Import from SD Card.

See also: How to recover contacts on iPhone

Option 4: Photos & Videos

For moving photos & videos from iPhone to new Android, you can also do it manually by using a PC.

  • Connect your iPhone to computer. Do the same for your new Android phone.
  • Open the iPhone's storage in a new window.
  • Open the Android's storage in a new window.
  • On the iPhone, locate the folder named DCIM.
  • Drag the photos & videos you want to transfer and drop them onto your Android images folder.

Option 5: Music

To quickly migrate your songs on iPhone and build up your Android phone's music library, iTransfer is the simple to go.

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  • Connect your both old iPhone and Android phone to computer.
  • Launch iTransfer app and select the source iPhone on the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Click the Music tab on the top menu.
  • Select songs you want to transfer and click Export.
  • Select "Export to [Your Android device]"

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