How to switch from Android to iPhone without losing everything
We explain how to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. How to transfer applications from Android to iPhone. How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. And, yes, how to transfer music from iPhone to Android. Basically, how to switch from Android to iPhone, right?
If you're an Android user considering switching to an iPhone, you may be concerned about the transfer process. The good news is that the transfer iPhone contacts to Android phone really could not be simpler. It turns out that Google is good at these things. And the files are very similar. The basic principle consists of a backup or cloud or a desktop machine, and then sync with iPhone. So let's get into it.
Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: Google use the simplest form
There are two ways to transfer contacts from Android to iOS. We will outline the bottom two, but if you've been using your Android phone for any length of time, we strongly recommend that you try them in the order you have written.
If you have been using your Android phone and Google account (Gmail, Google Play, etc) for any period of time it is likely that all your contacts will be associated with your Google account. At least you use most often should be.
So make sure you have a copy of your Android phone. Go to Settings on your Android phone and select "Accounts & sync" or similar. Enter your Gmail account and enable syncing. Your phone contacts and Google contacts should now sync.
Then go to your new iPhone. Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendar and add your Gmail account. Make sure the contacts are enabled for the account. You should now find that all your contacts are in your Google iPhone.
Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: deepen with Google
Belt and suspenders, and to ensure that this process always works in the future, consider doing the following, either on his iPhone after following the above steps, or on your Android before making the move:
- Open the application settings of your iPhone.
- Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Select Add Account ...
- Select Other
- Select Add CardDAV Account
- Fill in your account information in the following fields:
- Server: enter "google.com"
- User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
- Password: password of your Google account or Google Apps. (If you've enabled 2-step verification, you have to generate and enter an application-specific password.)
- Description: Enter a description of the account (eg, personal contacts).
- Select Next at the top of the screen.
- Make sure the "Contacts" option is turned ON.
Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: only exchange SIMS
This only works if the Android phone has a SIM size similar to its iPhone, either a micro or nano-SIM for later models of iPhone. (Of course, you can cut any SIM to fit, but do so only as a last resort. - If you mess up the SIM card and its contacts are gone forever)
First save all contacts from Android phone to your SIM. Then insert the SIM card into your iPhone, being careful not to lose the iPhone SIM. Finally, go to Settings and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and click "Import SIM Contacts". When the operation is finished, you can replace the iPhone SIM card with the original card.
Android Apps transfer to iPhone
There is no easy way around this. If you have to pay for an app on Google Play, you will most likely have to pay to buy back into iTunes. That's the bad news, the good news is that in almost all cases the application you like to use in Android is available on iTunes, and access data using which will work in the other. This means that any content or service acquired through its Android app will probably be accessible on your iPhone. So once you have started using your iPhone, just sign on the iTunes app store, and start searching for those applications that you like.
Transfer photos and videos from Android to iPhone
There are a few simple ways to do it. The first involves the installation of an application of data transfer. You can find several applications of data transfer on the Apple App Store, but remember that you need to find them first in your Android Store Play Google. Copy and recommend PhotoSync Info. Then it is easy enough to install your chosen both the Android and iPhone app, and you will be guided through moving files from one to the other.
The other way to move photos from Android to iPhone is the use of a computer with iTunes. Just find the photos and videos on your Android phone, move them to your computer, sync to iTunes, and then sync the iPhone with iTunes again. A similar process works for music, as we will describe below.
To transfer photos from Android to iPhone, simply connect your Android phone to your PC or Mac. Choose the photos and videos you want to move, and drag them to a folder on your computer. For simplicity I would create a new folder on your desktop called ... 'Photos for transfer.
Now connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, open iTunes and click on your iPhone. Click on the photos, select "Sync photos from" checkbox and select the folder where you saved your photos. Click Apply and photos are synced to your iPhone.
Transfer music from iPhone to Android
The principle here is similar to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. You need to get music files from your Android and on to your PC or Mac, then get the files into iTunes and sync your iPhone. It should be very simple to transfer anyThe critical stage here is a backup of Android to a PC or Mac. Because most Android devices can be mounted and used as external storage, this can be as simple as drag all music files from the folder structure of Android phone mounted, and put them into the music folder on your PC or Mac.
Now install and open iTunes on your computer. Go to Library, and then click Music. Open the folder where you put your music files, and drag them to the iTunes Music view.
Now connect your iPhone, click on the iPhone, and then click Music. You can choose to sync your entire library, or select only the songs or artists that you just added. Then click Sync and the songs will be added to your iPhone.
(Or just do not worry about owning the music and use of Spotify.)