How to Import your iPhone Data to Android Mobile?

How to Import your iPhone Data to Android Mobile?
How to Import your iPhone Data to Android Mobile?

If you are looking for a wide range of smartphones then Android devices are the best which offer many wonderful features and come in different shapes and sizes as well as in all budgets to suit to everyone’s needs. So if you have an Android as well as an iPhone and you wish to transfer your iOS data to Android then here find how to do it in simple to-do steps. You can transfer everything across like your contacts, music, apps like pokies games, twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all.

Import your iPhone Data to Android Mobile

On your iPhone, if you already are using Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Maps then it is too quick to transfer the data to Android.

Steps to Follow

As a first step download Google Drive to your iOS device and sign in with your Google account.

Google Drive
Google Drive download

Open Google Drive on your iPhone, click Backup in the menu settings and select “Start Backup”. You can elect to back up select content if you don’t want to port everything across.  Note that a full backup may take several hours to complete – so make sure your phone is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi.

Backup
backup

Sign in on your Android device and follow the prompts. Also, remember to de-register iMessage. Otherwise, some of your friends’ text messages might not make it to your new phone.

Obviously, you need to use the same Google account on your iPhone and Android device for the migration to work even on your smartwatches. Unfortunately, the above process won’t transport your message history from iMessage. If you want to keep your old messages for some reason, you will need to employ an additional third-party app. (read below about these apps)

data to Android
data to Android

Transferring messages and emails

iMessage doesn’t work on Google’s platform, and there’s no way to export all your message history into a comparable Android app. You’ll need to rely on third-party software and some rather convoluted processes to back it all up. iSMS2droid promises to import messages from an unencrypted backup you made in iTunes on your computer into Android. If you don’t need the backup on your phone, then PhoneView (macOS) and CopyTrans (Windows) are two of many tools that will let you browse your old missives to your heart’s content.

Transferring iMessage Data

As for emails, Apple’s system supports IMAP, so you can carry on checking your iCloud emails through Gmail on Android if you’re not having a fresh start and giving up your old email address completely. Tap the drop-down arrow on the Gmail app menu, choose Add account, and follow the configuration instructions provided by Apple. It’s the same process if you’re using any other kind of email app on your new Android device, like Outlook from Microsoft. The only requirement is that it supports the popular IMAP protocol.

Other Options

You have a couple of other options if putting your iCloud account directly into Gmail doesn’t appeal. You can have all your Apple iCloud emails automatically forwarded to your new Gmail address, by going into iCloud Mail on the web and setting up forwarding — you can even delete the originals after they’re passed on. Alternatively, you can export all your old emails using Mail on a Mac just in case you ever need them again, then close down your Apple account.

Now try these steps and use your Android with confidence.

FAQs

Can I transfer all my iPhone data to an Android device?

Yes, you can transfer your contacts, music, apps, and more from your iPhone to an Android device using Google Drive. Simply download Google Drive on your iPhone, sign in with your Google account, and start the backup process.

How long does a full backup to Google Drive take?

A full backup to Google Drive may take several hours to complete, so make sure your iPhone is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi during the process.

Will my message history from iMessage be transferred to Android?

Unfortunately, iMessage message history cannot be directly transferred to Android. You may need to rely on third-party apps like iSMS2droid or tools like PhoneView (macOS) and CopyTrans (Windows) to import messages from an unencrypted backup made in iTunes on your computer into Android.

Can I continue to check my iCloud emails through Gmail on Android?

Yes, you can check your iCloud emails through Gmail on Android using the IMAP protocol. Simply add your iCloud account to the Gmail app or any other compatible email app on your Android device.

What are the other options for managing my iCloud emails on Android?

If you don’t want to add your iCloud account directly to Gmail, you can have your iCloud emails automatically forwarded to your Gmail address or export all your old emails using Mail on a Mac and then close down your Apple account.

Is there a way to transfer my iPhone messages to Android without using third-party apps?

Unfortunately, there is no direct method to transfer iMessage messages to Android without using third-party apps. Apple’s iMessage system is not compatible with Android, so you will need to rely on external tools for this process.

Can I transfer my photos and videos from iPhone to Android?

Yes, you can transfer your photos and videos from iPhone to Android by using Google Photos. Download the Google Photos app on your iPhone, sign in with your Google account, and back up all your photos and videos to the cloud. Once you switch to your Android device, install Google Photos and log in with the same Google account to access all your backed-up media.

Can I transfer my iPhone apps to Android?

While you cannot directly transfer your iPhone apps to Android, most popular apps have Android versions available on the Google Play Store. Simply search for your favorite apps on the Play Store and download them to your Android device. Keep in mind that some apps might have slightly different features or interfaces on Android compared to their iOS counterparts.

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Kamal Kaur