How Do I Transfer Data From Android to iPhone XS After Setup?
So, you’ve just set up your shiny new iPhone XS and are excited to start using it. But what about all the data on your old Android device?
Don’t worry, transferring your data from Android to iPhone is easier than you might think. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring your data seamlessly.
Method 1: Using the ‘Move to iOS’ App
If you haven’t completed the initial setup on your iPhone XS, follow these steps:
- On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and download the ‘Move to iOS’ app.
- Open the app and tap ‘Continue’ on both devices.
- On your iPhone XS, select ‘Move Data from Android’ in the Apps & Data screen.
- A code will appear on your iPhone XS screen. Enter this code into the Move to iOS app on your Android device.
- Select the data you want to transfer (such as contacts, messages, photos) and wait for the transfer to complete.
Method 2: Transferring Data Manually
If you have already completed the setup on your iPhone XS or prefer not to use the ‘Move to iOS’ app, follow these steps:
Step 1: Sync Contacts and Calendar
- Contacts: On your Android device, export contacts as a VCF file. Then, email this file to yourself. Open the email on your iPhone XS and tap on the VCF file attachment.
Follow instructions to import contacts into iCloud or directly into the Contacts app.
- Calendar: On your Android device, sync your calendar with a Google account. On your iPhone XS, go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account and add the same Google account. Enable syncing for Calendar.
Step 2: Transfer Photos and Videos
- Using a Computer: Connect your Android device to your computer and copy the photos and videos to a folder. Connect your iPhone XS to the computer and open iTunes.
Go to the ‘Photos’ tab and select ‘Sync Photos.’ Choose the folder where you saved the photos and videos, then click ‘Apply’ to transfer them.
- Using Cloud Storage: Upload your photos and videos from your Android device to a cloud storage service (e.g., Google Drive or Dropbox). Install the respective app on your iPhone XS, sign in, and download the files.
Step 3: Move Music Files
- iTunes: If you have music files in iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone XS and sync them using iTunes.
- Streaming Services: Install the apps for streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music on your iPhone XS. Sign in with your account details and stream or download music as desired.
Transferring data from Android to iPhone XS after setup is a straightforward process. Whether you choose to use the ‘Move to iOS’ app or transfer data manually, following these steps will ensure that you have all your important data on your new iPhone XS. Enjoy exploring all the features of your new device!
Note: Some data, such as apps, may not be transferable from Android to iPhone. You will need to download the apps again from the App Store.