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How to transfer data files from Huawei to iPhone [2 options]

Alex Griffith Updated on Apr 14, 2022 4:04 PM

Let's say you're using a Huawei Android phone, and want to switch to iPhone. Upgrading to a new iPhone from Huawei sounds cool, but the problem is how can you transfer a considerable amount of data files from old Huawei phone to new iPhone quickly and smoothly?

Fortunately, software developer has removed the barrier for you and made the data transfer from Huawei to iPhone smooth and easy. Depending on what situation you're, some apps are better than others. In this article, we'll show you two apps— Move to iOS app and Phone Transfer program —to handle this task.

Option 1: Apple's Move to iOS - Over Wi-Fi

Your world now revolves around iOS ecosystem and don't want to lose all important files you've been accumulating on old Huawei phone over the last several years. Apple understands this and offers you an app for transferring Huawei phone data to iPhone free. It's pretty simple.

  • Download Move to iOS and install it on your old Huawei phone.
  • Open it on Huawei and tap Continue > Agree > Next.
  • Set up your new iPhone until you reach the Apps & Data screen.
  • Tap Move Data from Android.
  • Tap Continue and wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.
  • Enter the code on your Huawei device.
  • Choose the content (contacts, SMS, photos, videos, etc) and wait.

It will begin transferring your Huawei files and put them in the right places on new iPhone. Once your content has been transferred, tap Continue to finish setup for your iPhone.

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Note: If you've already finished setup before the data migration, you need to erase your iPhone and start over, or try the Option 2 below to make a move without losing the existing files on the iPhone.

Option 2: Phone Transfer - Over Strong Physical Connection

This is one quicker way. Phone Transfer is designed specifically for users to transfer content between Android and iOS. You just connect both devices to computer. Boom, it'll show up one phone as source device and another as target device, and you're ready to go. The transferrable data ranges from media files such as videos, movies, voice memo, music and photos to personal records like contacts, call logs and text messages. Moreover, the utility comes with backup and erase functions.

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Here is how to transfer content from an Huawei to an iPhone with Phone Transfer program.

Step 1: Connect both devices to computer

Fire up the program, you'll be presented with a clutter-free user interface where you can explore more without being frustrated.

To move data files from Huawei over to iPhone, please click the green Phone to Phone Transfer option from the four available modules.

The computer will automatically identify the two devices and display the icons of the two devices on both sides of the screen. If not, try connecting again.

Next, you're required to enable USB debugging mode on Huawei which is important in granting a level of access to the data in your Huawei device.

Step 2: Select data to be transferred

Once two devices connected successfully, the software will start scanning the data inside the source Huawei phone. After the scan is complete, you should see a list of transferrable data files consisting of contacts, text messages, videos, music, photos and calendar.

Tip: On the top center you will notice a green Flip button. A click of it enables you to switch the two devices' places so that the data will go the opposite way.

Go ahead and select data files you want to transfer from Huawei to iPhone. You should ensure that your new iPhone has enough space for selected content.

Step 3: Begin data transfer from Huawei to iPhone

After you are all set, simply press Start Copy button located on the bottom center of the program screen. The software starts migrating files from old Huawei to new iPhone.

A new window opens, along with a progress bar indicating how long the data switching process is going to take. Depending on the content being copied, the time can vary from seconds to minutes.

Please avoid disconnection or power failure in the device, otherwise the data moving process will stop or the data will be partially transferred.

That's it!

Huawei to iPhone transfer process

We have an extended guide on how to recover lost data on iPhone - you can get benefits from this tutorial once your data are lost or deleted by accidently in future.

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