If you are migrating from an Android device to an Apple iPhone, you may be wondering how to transfer files from Android to iPhone so you can keep your apps, documents, etc. Fortunately, you can do this in many different ways and we will help you with a complete guide.
First, let's introduce the official way to perform the procedure as directed by Apple's own page. But if that doesn't work out, check out other ways to transfer files from Android to iPhone at the end of the content.
Preparations before you start
Before you do this, it is recommended that you back up your files to your Android device to prevent you from losing any data if the procedure goes wrong. We teach you how to back up this tutorial. Now the next step will be to download Apple's own official app on your Android smartphone, Move to iOS, available on Google Play via this link.
It is also recommended that you make sure that both devices are connected to the charger and in a secure and stable Wi-Fi network. Therefore, avoid doing this on public or unstable networks, as it may end up corrupting the data or locking the transfer before it completes.
Finally, also make sure that your iPhone actually has enough storage space to hold all the files and documents that will be transferred, including considering what is included on your Android micro SD card if you have one.
This procedure works only for iPhone devices that are going through the first setup. That is, this method is suitable for new iPhones or for those who have just restored the device to factory defaults.
Transfer files from Android to iPhone with official app
Attention! Before you begin the procedure, you will need to turn off mobile device data, but keep Wi-Fi connected. This is necessary for the Apple application to be able to create a secure and private network so that you can transfer files from Android to iPhone. Additionally, this can only be done on devices running at least Android 4.0 and iOS 9 or higher.
Step 1: The next step will be to open the app on your Android device. You will see a screen with the titleMigrate to iOSexplaining how the application works. Here, just tap "Continue."
Step 2: start setting up your iPhone until you get to theApplications and Data. Here you will see several options, including one called ?Migrate Android Data?, tap this.
Step 3: now tap continue on the screen titledMigrate from Android and then you get a six digit code. Save this code and go to the next step.
Step 4: back to Android device, tap the buttonFind Code in the upper right corner of the screen and then you should enter the code received from the app as explained in step 3. Then just wait until the ?Transfer Data? screen appears.
Step 5:In the data transfer screen, you can choose which content you want to send to your iPhone, such as:
- Message history;
- Photos and videos from the camera;
- Web bookmarks;
- Email accounts and calendars;
- Free apps that are available on Google Play and the App Store;
Select everything you want to transfer and simply tap "Next." Wait for the entire process to complete and do not touch any of the devices until it is completed. Okay, just click ?done? on iPhone and you are done transferring files from Android to iPhone.
Transfer files from Android to iPhone with Google Drive
If the above procedure does not work for you or yours if it is not for a new or restored iPhone to factory settings, be aware that you can still transfer your files. However, in this mode it is important to mention that you will not be able to transfer applications, only images, contacts and documents stored on your Android disk or micro SD card.
Again, it's still important to make sure that the full size of the content fits into your iPhone's storage space, after all, Apple devices don't offer the ability to include a micro SD and that may mean you have a lot more storage on your Android. .
With all confirmed, the next step will be to download Google Drive on both devices. You can do this by accessing the app links for Android or iOS.
Step 1: With Google Drive installed on your Android device, open the app and then tap the menu with three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen.
Step2: then tap Backup as shown in the image below.
Step 3:on the next screen, set up your backup and tap to have your files stored in Google Drive. Wait until the backup is performed, or if nothing happens, follow the steps in this guide through your Android device settings to back up and select your Google account to store it.
Step 4: Once backed up, open Google Drive on your iOS device and then sign in to the same account you used to store the files on Android. This will make your documents all in the cloud and now you can transfer files from Android to iPhone.
The best way to do this transfer after backup using Apple's official application calledFilesAs you can follow in the official guide of the company itself.
Transfer files from Android to iPhone via computer
If you have a computer, another simple way to do this is to connect your Android device to your PC, notebook or MacBook via a USB cable and then transfer documents such as music, photos, images to a folder on your computer. Once you do that, you can organize everything directly through the iTunes PC application (which in this case would work only for photos, music and videos), it can be downloaded here.
If you choose to do this through iTunes, then just sync it back to your iPhone device and your music and videos will be available through the app. Alternatively, you can simply connect iPhone to your computer and do the direct transfer.
Apps to transfer files from Android to iPhone
In addition to these methods, you can choose to use dedicated applications to do this. However, it is important to mention that these apps may not be as secure as the above options, which value your privacy and help prevent documents from being stolen, among other security holes. Therefore, we will present only the three safest options for you:
Among the options, SHAREit is the most secure as it does not depend on any kind of internet connection to transfer your files and documents from Android to iPhone. It's free and really intuitive, allowing you to easily transfer videos, photos, audio, contacts and other data. You can download it for free on Android and iPhone to get started.
Feem is a company that is also security-bound and creates a private network for the transfer to take place. It can be downloaded from your Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows computer or even Linux. Thus, it will be possible to transfer your files from any device to another without any difficulty. Visit their official website and download it according to your needs.
As a third option, Instashare is also safe and can be used to transfer files from Android to iPhone and vice versa, and can also be installed on Mac or Windows. It features a brief explanatory video on how to use it directly on the official page. It is very intuitive and quick to make any transfer with the application, so just go to the site and follow the procedure shown on the video.
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