Photos, contacts, videos, message history, music, calendars, mail accounts, and many of your apps can all be transferred to your new Apple handset, whether you’re changing teams from Android to Apple, or you’re already an Apple user.
Switch From an Old iPhone to a New iPhone
- Use either iTunes or iCloud to make a backup of your old device. To save Health and Activity data and backup using iTunes, choose the option to encrypt your backup or else iTunes will not save it; not saving unencrypted Health and Activity data is a default privacy feature. All iCloud backups are encrypted automatically.
- Once you’re fully backed up, turn off your old device. If you have a SIM card that you want to use in the new phone, remove it from the old phone and put it in the new one.
- Turn on your new iPhone and follow all the steps on the Hello screen until you reach the screen that asks if you want to join a Wi-Fi network. Choose the network you wish to join.
- While still on that Wi-Fi screen: If you used iTunes to back up your data, plug your phone into your computer and tap on “Connect to iTunes,” then continue through the setup process until you reach the Apps & Data screen. Once there, tap the “Restore from iTunes Backup” option. If you used iCloud to back up your phone, continue through the setup process until you reach the Apps & Data screen and tap the “Restore from iCloud Backup” option.
- Choose the backup that you want to use. They’re time-stamped, so be sure to look at the date and size of the backup to make sure you’re picking the correct one.
- If you set up multiple Apple IDs, you’ll be promoted to sign into each one, but you can ignore this headache by choosing the option of not using an Apple ID. Or if you’re forgetful, consider installing a password manager on your desktop computer to find and store old login information.
- Don’t disrupt the Wi-Fi connection until the backup is totally done. Disconnecting early will cause your backup to pause until you reconnect. Same with the tethered option—leave your phone plugged into iTunes until the update is done.
Switch From an Android Phone to an iPhone
- Install the Move to iOS app on your Android device.
- Make sure that both your new iPhone and your new Android are plugged into chargers, and that your iPhone is running iOS 9 or later. (This will only work on an iPhone 5 or later.)
- In the setup process on your new iPhone, stop when you get to the Apps and Data screen. From there choose the “Move Data from Android” option.
- On your Android phone, go through the transfer process in the Move to iOS app until you reach the Find Your Code screen.
- Pick up your iPhone and choose the option to move your data from Android, then wait for a ten digit code to show up on your iPhone. Enter that code onto your Android device.
- When the Transfer Data screen appears on your device, pick the content that you want to transfer. Although the process may take a while, don’t discontinue or unplug your phones until the loading screen says it’s finished.
- Finish setting up your new iPhone. What ever data did not transfer automatically can most likely be moved manually. Reference Apple’s tips for manually transferring specific types of content.
If you’ve already fired up your new iPhone without transferring anything, you’ll have to either erase it and start over, or transfer your content manually, but that’s going to be a lot more work than doing a full transfer all at once.
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