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How to transfer contacts, photos, videos, music and apps from Android to iPhone

One of the most annoying aspects of evolving phones is making sure that all of your contacts get transferred to your new device. In ancient times this meant manually entering countless names and phone numbers. Today our smartphones can do most of the work for us. When upgrading from one iPhone to another, transferring your existing data and settings to your new device is easy. But, when you are faced with the task of moving content from Android phone to iPhone, the process can be a bit trickier. Although you cannot transfer some OS dependent features like text messages and call history, it is possible to move your contacts, files, photos and videos from your Android to your iPhone. Today, here in this tutorial, you will learn how to transfer Contacts, Files, Photos, etc …

Once you’ve set up and activated your new iPhone, grab your Android phone and follow this step-by-step guide. You’ll also need a Google account to be able to do this, and if you have an Android phone you almost certainly already have access to Google. Still, if you don’t, you can create one during the process to sync all contact information, which can be retrieved from iOS.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone:

Method 1:

If you are using your Android phone or tablet, you will have and use a Google account. The good news is that all of your contacts will already be associated with your Google Account. Migrating contacts to your iPhone will be very easy.

  • Go to Settings on your Android phone and choose “Accounts & sync” (or similar).
  • Enter your Google account details and turn on sync.
  • Your phone contacts and Google Contacts will now sync.
  • Then go to your new iPhone. Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and add your Gmail account.
  • Make sure contacts are enabled for the account.

You should now find that all of your Google contacts are on your iPhone

Method 2:

The above method will work in almost all cases. If that doesn’t work, or just to make sure the process still works in the future, consider doing the following:

  • Open “Settings” then go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and choose “Add an account”
  • Select “Other” and look under “Contacts” to choose “Add CardDav Account”
  • Enter the following details in the fields and then press “Next”
  • Server: google.com
  • Name of’ user : Enter your full Google account or Google Apps email address ( [email protected])
  • Password: Your password
  • Enter a description for the account (eg Personal contacts). Select Next at the top of your screen. Make sure the “Contacts” option is turned on.
  • Synchronization starts immediately, exit Settings and launch the “Contacts” app to check the progress, the whole process may take a while for large address books

Method 3 (SIMS Swap):

This method only works if your Android phone takes a similar sized SIM card to your iPhone, either a micro or nano-SIM for later iPhone models.

First of all, save all contacts on Android phone to its SIM card. Then insert the SIM card into your iPhone, taking care not to confuse the iPhone’s SIM card. Finally, go to Settings and choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and press “Import SIM Contacts”. When the operation is completed, you can put the SIM card back on the iPhone.

Method 4 (Use an app):

You can try using Copy My Data, a free app for Android and iOS, to transfer your contacts if all of the above methods fail.

There are a few options with the Copy My Data app, one of which involves Google Drive and one that syncs over WiFi. Choose what you prefer and follow the onscreen instructions. The good news is, it’s pretty easy and straightforward and shouldn’t take you long.

Transfer Photos and Videos from Android to iPhone:

Method 1:

Assuming you’ve already set up and activated your new iPhone, connect it to iTunes. Click on your phone’s name in the left sidebar, then go to the Photos tab in the main window. Check “Sync Photos”. From the drop-down menu, click “Choose Folder” and navigate to the Android data folder on your desktop. Your photos will appear in the Photos app on your iPhone.

Method 2:

An easy way to move photos and videos to your iPhone is with a data transfer app. Many apps can even transfer your files over Wi-Fi, so you won’t need to connect your phone to a computer. You can find several data transfer apps on Apple App Store and Google Play Store, depending on your country. Here are some examples of data transfer applications:

The app should go through the steps to transfer your photos and videos. After moving your photos and videos, you can find them on your iPhone in Photos> Albums.

Music transfer from Android to iPhone:

The principle here is similar to that of transferring photos from Android to iPhone. You need to get music files from your Android and to your PC or Mac, then get those files back from iTunes and sync your iPhone. All your songs will be transferred to your iPhone. The music is in the Music app on your iPhone.

If you are using a streaming service like Pandora or Beats Music, you can play music on your iPhone without moving anything. Simply go to the App Store, find the app for the service you are using, and install it. Log in with your username and password.

Transferring apps from Android to iPhone:

There is no easy way to do it. If you need to pay for an app on Google Play, you will likely have to pay to buy again from iTunes. This is the bad news, the good news is that in almost all cases the app you love to use on Android is available on iTunes, and the connection details you use for one will work on the other. This means that any content or service you have purchased through your Android app will likely be accessible on your iPhone.

Hope this tutorial helps you to transfer all your contacts, photos, videos, music and apps from Android to iPhone. If you have any questions leave your comments below. We will help you solve any kind of problem.