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How to Switch to iOS from Android without Data Loss

This article will show you how to switch to iOS from Android along with all the data and tell you all you need to know about moving to iOS device.

Updated Aug 17,2018 | by Cody

If you intend to switch to iOS from Android, you probably will look for an easy way to transfer as many data as you can to your new iOS device. Then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will show you how to transfer data from Android to iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

By following this guide, you can transfer almost everything from your Android phone to iPhone. You can select all contacts, message history, Camera photos and videos. Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, and some free apps.

How to Move Data to iOS from Android

Apple provides an Android app, Move to iOS, which allows you to move data to iOS device from Android. You can get it from Google Play.

The data transferring process requires your iOS device in the Setup mode. if your iPhone is set up already, then you need to reset settings and erase all content from it to enter iOS setup. You can refer to the steps below to move data to iOS device.

Step 1. Download and install Move to iOS app on your Android phone or tablet.


Step 2. Open the Move to iOS app and tap Continue and Next to proceed. When you see the screen of Find Your Code, go to your iOS device.


Step 3. On your iOS device, start to setup your iPhone. When you get to the Apps & Data screen, tap Move Data from Android.


Step 4. Then you will see a ten-digit or six-digit code appear on your iPhone screen. Enter the code on your Android device.

Step 5. On your Android device, select the content that you want to move to iOS device and wait for it to complete.


Note: During the process, you cannot switch to another app on your Android device. otherwise, you have to start it over. For that, I mean you need to erase your iPhone and restart from the beginning.

Step 5. When the data transfer completes, continue to set up your iPhone.


Step 6. After setup, wait for the prompt Add Your Android Deboce Apps from the App Store?, and tap Add Apps.

That’s it. All the data are transferred to your iOS device.

Other Things You Need to Know When Switching to iOS

Switching from Android to iOS is a big change because they are totally two different environments. You need some time to get used to it.

You Might Have to Buy Your Apps Again

If you have pay-upfront apps on your Android phone that you paid for, you'll likely have to buy them again from AppStore. As you know, AppStore and Google Play are completely different. Some apps on your Android may not have an iOS version.

If you have subscribed to a service like Spotify, then you can just download the app and login with your account on your iOS device. Not all free apps will be automatically installed on your iOS device, even if they are available on iOS device.

Freedom You Lose from Switching to iOS Device

Android is an Open Source operating system with many customizable features which iOS is a Closed one with open source components, so you will lose some freedom after switching to iOS from Android.

First, there is no file manager on iOS device. Second, you cannot download files on iPhone from Safari by default. Third, you can only install apps from AppStore unless you jailbreak your iPhone.

The biggest difference between iOS and Android may be file transfer. On iOS, you can transfer photos between iPhone and PC via USB cable, but you need to use iTunes or other alternatives if you want to transfer other media files.

Easy Way to Transfer Files Between iPhone and PC without iTunes

For new iOS users, you might find it overwhelming to use iTunes for the first time. In that case, you can use a much easier tool IOTransfer to manage and transfer files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Basically, you can connect your iPhone and PC via lightning cable. IOTransfer allows you to backup iPhone data to PC with one click. You can also use it to fast transfer photos, videos, music, podcasts, books, etc.


You may not always carry a USB cable. In that case, you can use the AirTrans feature of IOTransfer to transfer files between iPhone and PC wirelessly. Unlike iTunes’s Wi-Fi sync, you do not need to use a lightning cable to set it up. You can simply scan the QR code to build connection.


What’s more, IOTransfer can help you clean iPhone caches and junk files, download videos from YouTube, and convert videos to other formats.

Mowing to iOS device, you may experience a lot of differences. With all these in mind, it should be easier to get used to your new iOS device.

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