embrace and joined the happy world of Android, and you’ve got just one
question: What about your stuff? How do you transfer everything from iPhone to Android? We can help with that. The first solution we present
is a single program that does tons of the work for you, but costs money.
The rest of the solutions are all the manual ways to transfer
everything from iPhone to Android.
One-click solution: Wondershare Mobile Tool
you want a one-stop solution for transferring your data from an iPhone
to an Android (or from a BlackBerry or Symbian device for that matter),
it’s hard to go past Wondershare MobileTrans.
is a one-click program that lets you transfer your contacts, text
messages, calendars, photos, videos and music between devices. Depending
on the OS you’re switching between you can also sync apps and call logs
too. MobileTrans also works as a backup service with cloud storage
options. Here’s the full scope of its capabilities:
let you see how easy the program is to use, but if you want to do the
full transfer or restore your backups you’ll have to pay for a license –
either a one-time affair ($19.95) or a single user license ($39.95).
you’ve got a license, you can transfer all of your contacts, calendar
info, messages and media, restore backups and even wipe your old device.
Do note that the single user license is only good for up to five
devices using one computer though.
How to transfer data between iPhone and Android with MobileTrans
We transferred everything from an iPhone 6 to a Galaxy S6 so you can see just how easy the process is. As mentioned above, you’ll only get this full functionality with a paid license.
1. Launch the MobileTrans program and connect
both devices with a cable to your computer. You’ll see both devices
populate either side of the first window you see.
2. You might be prompted to enable USB Debugging on and Android and to accept an RSA key (on Android) or ”Trust” the computer you’re connected to (on Apple).
3. You can flip the devices if they’re in the wrong place for the transfer you want to make.
might be asked to uncheck the ”encrypt iPhone backup” in your iTunes
settings if you’ve previously opted for an encrypted backup. Once you’ve
done your transfer you can recheck the encrypted backup option again.
(Note that you also have the option to clear the destination phone’s
data before transferring).
Once you’ve got both phones connected properly all you need to do is
check the boxes next to the data you want to transfer: contacts, text
messages, calendar, call logs, apps, photos, music and videos.
Naturally, you won’t be able to transfer apps from an iPhone to an
Android, but you get the idea. We didn’t have any videos or text
messages on our iPhone either, so we left those blank.
6. Click ”Start Copy” and sit back and
wait. Depending how much media you have on the original phone, the
process may take several hours to complete, so make sure you have a
power source at the ready.
7. Once the transfer process has completed, you can disconnect both phones.
If the apps you
use are cloud-based, like Gmail, Spotify or Facebook, you hardly have to
do anything: it’s just a matter of installing the apps, entering your
usernames and passwords and picking up from where you left off.
Transferring everything else is a bit more complicated, and that’s what
we’ll cover next.
don’t already have one, sign up for a free Google Account: you’ll need
it to do pretty much anything on Android. Once you’ve done that, backup
your iPhone and then log in to iCloud.com. Click on Contacts,
select the ones you want to transfer and then click on the little gear
icon at the bottom left of the screen. You’ll see an option to Export
vCard. Clicking on this will export the selected contacts in vCard
Now, log in to Gmail and click on Gmail > Contacts. You’ll see the option to Import Contacts in the left hand sidebar. Click it, choose the vCard file you just created and let Google do the rest.
This is a little more
complicated, but it’s still easy. Go back to iCloud on your iPhone and
this time and open the Calendar app. You’ll see a list of your calendars
in the left hand sidebar, and a little wireless icon next to each one.
Click on that to open that calendar’s sharing menu.
What we want to do here is to create a public calendar we can then import into Google Calendar. To do that, click Public Calendar and copy the entire link you see on screen.
a new browser window or tab and paste the link, but don’t hit Enter
just yet: you need to change the bit that says “webcal” to “http”. Do
that and press Enter, and your computer should now download an .ics
calendar file with a really long and incomprehensible file name.
Repeat this process for each calendar you want to transfer.
Now, we need to log in to Google Calendar on your Android phone and click on Other Calendars
in the left hand sidebar. Click on the drop-down arrow and choose
Import Calendar, and then select the .ics file you just downloaded.
Clicking on Import will now add the events to the Google
Calendar you select (if you have more than one). You’ll need to repeat
the process for each calendar.
Text messages and WhatsApp chats
note that without using a questionable third party tool, it is not
currently possible to transfer iMessage or WhatsApp chats from iOS to
Android or vice versa. We can only recommend backing up your chats in iCloud for now.
The most seamless way to
manage your iCloud emails on an Android smartphone is through the
preinstalled mail app, using IMAP access from Apple. With SMTP access,
you can still send e-mails under the old Apple address, too. The
necessary server data for setting it up is in this Apple support document.
you’ve been storing files in iCloud, you can get them by logging into
iCloud.com, clicking on iCloud Drive and then choosing the appropriate
app folder – but remember that some file types, such as Pages documents,
won’t work in non-Apple programs. If you’ve got files in proprietary
formats such as Pages, convert them to RTF or Microsoft Word files in
the Pages app before transferring them.
Once again, the easiest way to do transfer everything is via iCloud. In your iPhone, go into Settings > iCloud and ensure Safari is enabled; now, go to your PC or Mac and open iCloud for Windows (PC) or System Preferences > iCloud (Mac) and do the same. If you haven’t already downloaded iCloud for Windows you can get it from here. What we’re doing here is ensuring that our iPhone bookmarks are being synchronized with our PC or Mac.
On Windows, the next step is to click Bookmarks > Options and then choose Firefox or Chrome. Click Apply and then Merge,
and you’ll be told to download the iCloud Bookmarks extension for the
browser you selected. This extension will sync your bookmarks from
Safari to Chrome or Firefox.
If you chose Chrome, the next step is
easy: on a PC, open Chrome and log in to the Google Account you use for
Android and the bookmarks will be synced automatically. On a Mac, open
Chrome, click the “hamburger” Chrome menu at the right hand side of the
window and select Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings and select Safari as the source.
Firefox is a little trickier for both PC and Mac. If you’re on a Mac, the next step is to open Firefox, choose Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks and then click on the star icon in the toolbar. This brings up the importing and backup options. Select Import Data From Another Browser and choose Safari.
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On both PC and Mac, the next step is to click on Firefox’s Tools menu and select Set Up Sync.
This enables you to log in to your Firefox Account (if you have one) or
create a Firefox Account (if you don’t). Once you’ve entered the
details, you can then open Firefox on your phone and choose Options > Sync > Pair a Device to get the bookmarks onto Firefox on your phone.
Photos and videos
easiest way to transfer photos from iPhone to Android is to drag
everything and drop it (if you have a Windows PC). Connect the iPhone
via USB, open My Computer and look for the iPhone icon. Open it
and look for the DCIM folder. That’s where your pictures are; just
select them and drag them to a folder on your PC.
You can then connect your Android phone and drag the files
from your PC to your phone. If you’re feeling particularly flash, you
can connect iPhone and Android at the same time and drag photos from one
to the other, but we’d recommend transferring to the PC first so you’ve
got a backup of your pictures.
Things are slightly different on
Macs, although the basic idea is the same. Instead of My Computer you’ll
need to launch Image Capture to import your photos. Once you’ve done
that you can connect your Android device and drag from your photos
folder (or anywhere else you put the imported pics).
one’s a bit trickier. You’ll need Apple’s iTunes and Google Music
Manager installed. First of all, in iTunes make sure all your music is
actually on your computer: if there’s a little icon of a cloud with a
downwards arrow on it, it hasn’t been downloaded. Make sure your
purchased music is there too (it may be hidden in Preferences > Store > Show iTunes in the Cloud Purchases”).
Once you’re sure you’ve got everything, open Google Music Manager and in the setup page, select Upload Songs to Google Play. Specify “iTunes” as the source and let Google Music Manager do its thing.
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