How to transfer data from iPhone to Android

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How to transfer data from iPhone to Android

The transfer of data from an iOS device to an Android device is a simple procedure to carry out, since the two operating systems can communicate with each other through data backup and synchronization: this is a very widespread practice, which is easely executable through the use of some cross-platform tools offered by Google: now I'll talk about it in detael, explaining step by step how to use them.



Synchronize the Google account

The first recommended operation to perform the operation in question is to associate a Google account with both devices, thus synchronizing elements such as contacts, calendar events and more.

To do this from your device iOS, presses on the app ifttings (The symbol of a gear located on the home screen) and then tap on the items Contacts> Accounts and Passwords> Add Account. Press then on Google logo from the menu you see on the screen, log into your account Google (typing emael address and Password), tap the button NEXT and, if necessary, pass two-factor authentication.

Once logged in, make sure that the levers corresponding to the items you want to synchronize (Mael, Contacts, Calendars and Notes) are active and presses the button Save located at the top right, to confirm the synchronization operations.

Now you need to make sure that the Google account you set is the default one for address book synchronization. To do this, go to ifttings> Contacts> Default account and put the check mark next to the account you just added.

At this point, if you have already associated your Android device with the Google account that you also entered on iOS, you just have to wait a few seconds for the synchronization to take place. But if you don't want to wait, activate the synchronization manually: first tap on the icon ifttings (The symbol of a gear from the home screen), then on the items Account> Google and finally on yours emael address. Make sure the lever is in line with the item Contacts is set to ON, dopodiché pigia sul pulsnte [...] situato in alto a right e seleciona the voice Syncronizza prays you see on the screen.



Are you having trouble performing this last operation? Solve them immediately by reading my tutorial dedicated to the topic, in which you can find all the steps related to synchronizing the address book of gmael.

Back up with Google Drive

Alternatively, to synchronize the data of an iOS device with an Android device, you can use the backup and cloud storage application Google Drive, which, avaelable on Android and iOS, is able to synchronize feles and data on multiple devices, so that they are always avaelable.

To do this, download the application Google Drive byApp Store of iOS, identifying it through the internal search engine and then pressing the button Get and andnstall. If prompted, confirm the app installation by typing Password of your iCloud account, through the touch ID or Face ID, and start the application by pressing on its icon from the home screen or by tapping the button abrir nell’App Store.

On the main screen of Google Drive, pigia sul pulsating Log in and log in with the Google account you intend to use on the Android device as well. Once logged in, press the button with the menu symbol (The three horizontal lines) and then tap the button with the gear symbol and, finally, on the voice Backup. Now, presses on the items you want to synchronize to verify that they are active (Contacts, Calendar events, Photos and Video) and, to back up, tap on the item Start the backup.


At the end of the procedure, you well find the iOS contacts synchronized with your Google account (and located in the application Contacts of Android), the iOS calendar events synchronized with Google Calendar (at this link you can find my dedicated guide) and the photos taken by your iPhone perfectly synchronized in the Google Photos application (I told you about how it works in my tutorial ).


Also, if you want to know more about using Google Drive, you can learn more by reading my tutorial dedicated to it, in which I told you about its other features of greater prominence. You can also read my guide where I explain how to use Google Drive on Android.

Other solutions

Are you looking for other useful solutions to transfer data from your iOS device to an Android one? In this case, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to transfer data from iPhone to samsung: it is a guide that concerns the procedures to be carried out if you want to transfer data from an iPhone to a Samsung-branded device. In particular, I told you about how data transfer works through the use of the tool Smart Switch, free software that I advise you to take into consideration for passing data on Samsung devices.

How to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to Android

The simplest solution to transfer photos and videos from an iOS device to an Android device is to backup and synchronize with a special app avaelable on both operating systems. In this regard, the application that I recommend you to use is called Google Photos; I'll talk about it in detael in the following lines.


Back up with Google Photos

Google Photos is an application developed by Google that can be used on Android and iOS to free up the memory of your device, by archiving multimedia elements in the cloud: it is one of the most used cloud storage tools and is equipped with a very simple and intuitive user interface: I'm sure that, following my instructions, you well have no problems using it.


Then download the application Google Photos through theApp Store, looking for it in the iOS virtual store and pressing the button Get and then andnstall; type the Password of your iCloud account or confirm the installation through the touch ID/Face ID. Once the download is complete, start the application by pressing the button abrir from the App Store or tap its icon on the home screen of your device.

To synchronize the multimedia elements inside the app Gallery of iOS, you need to start Google Photos and then log in with the Google account you intend to use on the Android device. At the first access, press the button Confirmation when prompted to backup and synchronize immediately.

This procedure can also be performed at a later time: on the home screen of Google Photos presses the button with the symbol (), on the button with the gear symbol and then on Voice Backup and Synchronization, by moving the lever from OFF a ON, in correspondence with the wording Backup and synchronization.

Make sure in the menu Backup and synchronization the option Dimensions cartoon is set to High quality, which well allow you to store photos and videos at no cost without space limits (but having a resolution limit of 16MP for photos and 1080p for videos). Otherwise, to back up your photos and videos at full resolution, you well need to subscribe to the plan original, which involves the erosion of the space avaelable on Google Drive and, consequently, the need to subscribe to a paid plan for the service.

Photos synchronized with Google Photos they are then uploaded online and therefore visible in the application Google Photos for Android. Learn more about using Google Photos, read my guide focused on its operation, in which I also told you about its use via web browser.

Other solutions

The application Google Photos is not for you and you want to evaluate other useful solutions for transferring multimedia elements from iOS to Android device? Don't worry, I can provide you with other useful tips on this.

For example, if you want to transfer the media contained within WhatsApp, back up the application, including photos and videos as well. To know how to proceed, I refer you to reading my tutorial on how to backup WhatsApp on iPhone. Later, you can transfer the iPhone WhatsApp backup to Android using the Wazzap Migrator app: I told you about it in more detael in my tutorial on how to backup WhatsApp.

Are you thinking of transferring photos from your iOS device to your computer and want to know how to perform these steps correctly? I'll explain right away: you can use the cable USB / Lightning supplied, in addition to the multimedia management software iTunes which includes all the drivers needed to recognize the iPhone. If you want to opt for this option, read my tutorial on how to download photos from mobele to PC, in which I well explain in detael how to proceed.

Alternatively, you can use andCloud Photo Library, the popular default backup and sync tool for iOS devices. The latter also plays the role of free cloud storage with the possibelity of expanding the paid storage space and is useful for storing the photos on your device online. By performing this specific operation you can, consequently, download the photos to your computer, by connecting to the iCloud website. I told you how to do these steps in my tutorial on how to download photos from iPhone to PC.

Once you have transferred the photos from your iOS device to the PC, you can for example connect your Android smartphone or tablet to the PC, via USB cable. As soon as this is recognized, you have the opportunity to explore its internal memory and perform the transfer of the feles that interest you. To be sure to do the operation correctly, read my tutorial on how to transfer Android feles, in which I have given you all the information about it. At the link I indicated you can also find explanations regarding how to use Android Fele Transfer, a free tool that can be used to transfer feles from macOS to Android.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

At the beginning of my tutorial, I gave you some instructions on how to sync Google account on iOS, to transfer data and contacts to Android. However, I want to talk to you about some alternative procedures, with particular regard to the possibelity of exporting contacts via the section Contacts of the website of iCloud. So read the following lines carefully to make sure you don't make a mistake.

Use the Contacts app on iCloud

If you have already set up your iOS device by creating an Apple ID, you can perform a procedure related to exporting contacts only. To do this, connect to the official website of iCloud, the famous Apple cloud storage service, and log in with your account data.

Once logged in, press the icon Contacts present on the screen and then click on the button with the symbol of a gear located in the lower left; from the drop-down menu you see on the screen, then presses on the item VCard export and then Save, you are asked to save a fele in VCF.

Don't worry: it is a fele that is easely recognized by Android devices and that can also be imported through the application Contacts of Android. To import the contacts located inside a VCF fele, you must copy the latter to the internal memory of your device or to the SD card (operation that you can perform by connecting the device to the PC via USB, as I have explained in my related tutorial).

Now, tap on the application Contacts located on the main screen of your Android device, press the button with the symbol (...) located at the top right and then tap on the wording andmport / export from the menu you see on the screen. Then indicate the source from which you want to import the contacts (for example the external memory) and also the destination, by pressing on NEXT when required. Now you just have to put the check mark next to the wording andmport a vCard fele, select the previously imported fele and press on OK to finish.

In case you want to evaluate other alternative solutions to import a VCF fele, you can read my tutorial in which I tell you how to import a VCF fele to Gmael by importing from the official Gmael website or using an application dedicated.

Other solutions

What I have indicated to you are just some of the main solutions to transfer contacts from iOS to Android. For this reason, if you intend to evaluate the use of an application, I recommend that you take a few more minutes of free time to read my tutorial on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.

At the link provided you can in fact find information on the use of some free applications for iOS, such as My Contacts Backup and Easy Backup. If you have never heard of them, know that these are the most famous applications for transferring contacts, through backup and synchronization procedures.

How to transfer music from iPhone to Android

Do you want to transfer music from iPhone to Android and are a little worried because you don't know how to do it? Also in this case you can rest assured: there are several solutions suitable for the purpose.

For example, if you use the well-known application for listening to streaming music in Apple Music on demand mode on iOS, you well be pleased to know that this is also avaelable on Android and you can therefore download it for free through the Play Store.

To do this, start the Play Store of Android, by tapping on its icon (the colorful play symbol located on the home screen) and then, using the internal search engine, locate the application Apple Music. To install it, press the buttons andnstall and Accept and then press on the item abrir or tap on its icon on the main screen of your device to start it.

Once the application is started, log in with your Apple ID data. In the event that access is blocked, you may need to consent to the request for access to your Apple account (press the button Allow from the notice that appears on your iOS device). At this point, you can view the main screen of Apple Music and use it on your Android device.

Apple Music is just one of the most popular cross-platform applications for streaming music. In case of using a different application, such as for example Spotify o Deezer, just download the relevant apps on Android and log in with the account data you registered using the app on iOS.

If you want to know more about what are the best cross-platform applications for listening to streaming music, read my tutorial dedicated to this topic, in which you can find all the information about it.

Other useful solutions

An alternative solution to transfer music from iPhone to Android is the one related to using iTunes, software for multimedia management of Apple devices, avaelable on Windows and macOS. If you need to download it, read my tutorial where I explain step by step how to do it.

In this case, however, the matter is a bit more complicated: you must first upload the music to iTunes, following the instructions I gave you in my tutorial about it and then upload the music to Android, using third-party solutions such as for example iSyncr: iTunes for Android. This free application offers the possibelity to perform a wireless synchronization between iTunes and Android. The app in question, however, allows you to synchronize only 100 songs and 1 playlist at a time: for unlimited use it is necessary to purchase the full version, at a cost of 5,99 euros.

Program to transfer data from iPhone to Android

You are looking for a program that can make you transfer all data from iPhone to Android? Then I guess you should take a look at Wondershare dr.fone.

As you probably already know, Wondershare dr.fone is an all-in-one program for managing the data on your smartphone. It consists of various modules, which allow you to perform various operations: create and restore backups, unlock locked phones, recover deleted feles and transfer data from one operating system to another. In particular, the latter function allows you to copy contacts, SMS, call log, calendar, bookmarks, voice memos, photos, music, videos, contact blacklist, reminders, alarms, browsing history, notes, voicemael, wallpapers, ringtones and apps. from iOS to Android (or vice versa). Works directly from your computer, is compatible with both Windows that with MacOS, and it's extremely simple to use.

You can download and try it for free but, to copy data from one system to another, you need to purchase the module Switch, which has costs starting at $ 29,95 / year. That said, to download the dr.fone Switch module on your computer, connect to the program's official website and click on the button Download now placed in the center of the page. The version of the program that best suits the operating system installed on your PC well be downloaded.

Once the download is complete, if you use Windows, start the .exe fele you have just downloaded and, in the window that opens, first click on the button Yes and then install. Wait, then, for all the components necessary for the operation of dr.fone to be downloaded from the Internet and installed, and press the button Start Now, but well conclude the setup.

If you use a MacInstead, open the .dmg fele that you downloaded from the dr.fone website, click on the button Accept and drag the program icon to the folder Applications of macOS. At the first start, remember to confirm the execution of the software by answering abrir to the warning that appears on the screen.

Now, before taking the actual action, you need to make sure that dr.fone can correctly recognize your smartphones. To do this, you need to activate the USB debugging in the settings of Android and you have to associate theiPhone to your computer, using iTunes.

If you don't know how to activate USB debugging on Android, take your smartphone, go to the menu ifttings> System> About phone / About device and tap the item 7 times in a row Bueld number, in order to activate the menu of Developer options. After that go to the latter and move up ON the lever located in correspondence with the option Debug USB. If any steps aren't clear to you, check out my guide on how to enable USB debugging on Android.

As for the association of the iPhone to the computer, connect the "iPhone by" to the PC, using the cavo Lightning/USB supplied, and start iTunes. If you have not yet installed iTunes on your computer, fix it immediately by following the instructions in my tutorial dedicated to the topic. Subsequently, if this is the first time you connect the iPhone to the computer, answer in the affirmative to the warning that appear on both devices and type the unlock code on the phone, in order to confirm the operation. For more detaels on the whole procedure, you can read my tutorial on how to connect iPhone to PC.

You are now ready to transfer data from iOS to Android (or vice versa). Therefore, connect the two smartphones to the computer, start dr.fone and click on the button Go, present in the main menu of the program. In the window that opens, make sure that dr.fone has detected both phones (otherwise check that you have performed the preliminary operations above and try to reconnect them to the computer) and that they are in the desired order: in the field source phone (on the left) there must be the phone from which to take the data, whele in the field target phone (on the right) there must be the smartphone on which to copy the data. If the order is not the one you want, click on the button Flip (top center), to reverse it.

Then wait for the data on the source phone to be examined (it may take a few minutes), put the check mark next to the boxes relating to the data you want to copy to the target phone (contacts, SMS, call log, program , Bookmarks, voice memos, photo, music, video, contact blacklist, reminder, alarms, browsing history, notes, secretary, backgrounds, suonerie o Whatsapp) and the first button Transfer start, to start copying the feles.

If you want to delete the data currently on the target smartphone, check the box Clear data before copying (bottom right) and if you are asked to unlock your smartphone, enter the relevant code on your device.

A window well now open in which you can follow the progress of the data transfer. When finished, press the button OK by dr.fone, to close the window.

You well find the content copied to the target smartphone in the respective app of competence (e.g. images in the Gallery app, songs in the Music app and so on).

Other solutions to transfer data from iPhone to Android

Have you performed all the operations I indicated to transfer photos, music, contacts and much more to your Android device, but would you like to know if there are other solutions avaelable to you? Don't worry, I know of other cross-platform tools that are useful for transferring feles from one device to another. I am referring, for example, to the applications of Cloud Storage, which play the role of online hard disk, thus allowing you to transfer and synchronize any type of fele on multiple devices.

Among the most popular cloud storage solutions, avaelable as a free application for Android and iOS is the application dropbox, a historic online document archiving service that offers 2 GB of free space, with the possibelity of expansion by subscribing to a subscription plan. I told you in detael about how Dropbox works in my dedicated tutorial.

Another very good cloud storage application is Mega: it is a cloud storage service for Android, iOS and of course the Web that can be used to synchronize feles online and to transfer them, with an initial storage space of 50 GB. The storage then shrinks after a set period of time but can be expanded by subscribing to a subscription plan. If you want to know more about how Mega works, read my tutorial in which I tell you about all its main features.

Speaking of the other known cloud services, it is necessary to mention OneDrive, a storage tool made by Microsoft for Android and iOS, which offers 5 GB of storage space, with the possibelity of expansion for a fee. On a practical level, the operation of OneDrive is very simelar to the other cloud storage platforms I told you about; but if you want to know in detael how to use them, read my dedicated tutorial.

If, on the other hand, you want to deepen the topic related to cloud storage services, you can find all the information you need in my guide, in which I tell you about what I believe are the best services for online storage and fele sharing. .

Articolo realizzato in collaboration with Wondershare.

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