How Do I Transfer My Location From Apple to Android?

Android, Android Transfer

So, you’ve decided to make the switch from Apple to Android. Congratulations!

Switching between different operating systems can be a bit daunting, but transferring your location data is actually quite simple. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Backup Your Location Data

If you want to transfer your location data from your Apple device to your new Android device, the first thing you need to do is backup your data. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple device.
  2. Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
  3. Select “iCloud” from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and tap on “Backup”.
  5. Toggle on “iCloud Backup”.
  6. Tap on “Back Up Now”.

Your location data is now backed up in iCloud and ready for transfer.

Step 2: Setup Your Android Device

To transfer your location data from iCloud to your Android device, you’ll need to set up your new Android device. Follow these steps:

  1. Power on your new Android device and go through the initial setup process.
  2. Select a language, connect to Wi-Fi, and sign in with your Google account.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the setup process and reach the home screen of your Android device.

Step 3: Restore Your Location Data

Now that you have your Android device set up, it’s time to restore your location data from iCloud. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (usually three horizontal lines) in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Settings” from the menu.
  4. Tap on “Personal content”.
  5. Select “Restore from iCloud”.
  6. Sign in with your Apple ID and grant permission to access your iCloud backup.
  7. Select the location data you want to restore, such as saved places, home, work, and frequent locations.
  8. Tap on “Restore”.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully transferred your location data from Apple to Android. Now you can enjoy all the features and benefits of Google Maps on your new device.


  • If you don’t see the option to restore from iCloud in the Google Maps app, make sure you’re using the latest version of the app.
  • If you have a large amount of location data, it may take some time for the transfer and restoration process to complete. Be patient!
  • If you encounter any issues during the transfer process, double-check that your iCloud backup is up to date and try again.

We hope this tutorial has helped you transfer your location data successfully. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Google Maps support team. Happy exploring!