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Moving from Android to iPhone or iPad is so easy | Step-by-step Guide

Ready to transfer to iOS? Download the Move to iOS app to get help switching from your Android device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.




Get Move to iOS from Google Play




Let’s get you started


  • Turn on your WIFI on your android device
  • Plug both your new iOS device and your Android device into power.
  • Do you have enough space on your device? Make sure that everything you are moving from your Android device, including what's on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device
  • If you would like to transfer your Chrome bookmarks as well, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device.






1. Tap Move Data from Android


While you set up your new iOS device, look for the Apps & Data screen. Then click on Move Data from Android. (If you already finished setup, you need to erase your iOS device and start over. If you don't want to erase, just transfer your content manually.)






2. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android device


Open the Move to iOS app on your Android device. If you don't have the Move to iOS app, you can tap the QR code button on your new iOS device and scan the QR code using the camera on your Android device to open the Google Play Store. Tap Continue, and read the terms and conditions that appear. To continue, tap Agree.



3. Wait for a code


On your new iOS device, tap Continue when you see the Move from Android screen. Then wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear. If your Android device shows an alert that you have a weak internet connection, you can ignore the alert.






4. Use the code


Enter the code on your Android device.



5. Connect to a temporary Wi-Fi network


Your iOS device will create a temporary Wi-Fi network. When asked, tap Connect to join that network on your Android device. Then wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear.



6. Choose your content and wait


On your Android device, select the content that you want to transfer and tap Continue. Then—even if your Android device shows that the process is complete—leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes. The whole transfer can take a while, depending on how much content you're moving.

Here's what gets transferred: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, photo albums, files and folders, accessibility settings, display settings, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars. If they're available on both Google Play and the App Store, some of your free apps will also transfer. After the transfer completes, you can download any free apps that were matched from the App Store.



7. Set up your iOS device


After the loading bar finishes on your iOS device, tap Done on your Android device. Then tap Continue on your iOS device and follow the onscreen steps to finish setup for your iOS device.



8. Finish up


Make sure that all of your content transferred. Music, books, and PDFs need to be moved over manually.

Need to get the apps that were on your Android device? Go to the App Store on your iOS device to download them.




If you need help with the transfer


Make sure that you leave both devices alone until the transfer finishes. For example, on your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen the whole time. If you use another app or get a phone call on your Android before the transfer finishes, your content won't transfer.

On your Android device, turn off apps or settings that might affect your Wi-Fi connection, like the Sprint Connections Optimizer or the Smart Network Switch. Then find Wi-Fi in Settings, touch and hold each known network, and forget the network. Then try the transfer again.

Restart both of your devices and try again.

On your Android device, turn off your cellular data connection. Then try the transfer again.




If you need help after the transfer


  •  Get help if Messages doesn't work as expected after you transfer your content.
  •  If you don't see apps from your Android device on your new iOS device, find and download them in the App Store on your new device.
  • You might find that only some content transferred and your iOS device ran out of space, or your iOS device might appear full even though the transfer didn't finish. If so, erase your iOS device and start the transfer again. Make sure that your Android content doesn't exceed the available space on your iOS device.

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