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How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

When you are planning to switch from an Android phone to iPhone running iOS 9, the biggest hassle that you may face is about transferring your personal data from your old phone to the new one. Here you will learn about a few tools from both Apple and third-party vendors that are developed to help you get the job done with ease.

You will also learn the pros and cons of the tool offered by Apple that would help you choose the right transfer method as per your needs.

Part 1. Android to iOS 9: Apple Move to iOS

The Move to iOS app is an Android app developed by Apple. The program is available on Google Play Store and can be downloaded on your Android phone for free.

Once downloaded, the Move to iOS app supports various file and object types on your Android phone, and is capable of transferring them to your new iPhone running iOS 9. The file and object types that Move to iOS can transfer are:

• Bookmarks

• Messages

• Contacts

• Google Accounts

• Images (present in a container named Camera Roll)

Of course you can choose to transfer all or some of the above objects, and you can check or uncheck their corresponding checkboxes to let your Android phone transfer or ignore them respectively.

The step-by-step instructions given below would guide you through the process of transferring your Android data to iPhone using the Move to iOS app:

1. Power on your Android phone.

2. Make sure that the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network that further connects it to the Internet.

3. Launch Google Play Store.

4. Search for the Move to iOS app by Apple.

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5. Once found, tap its icon.

6. On the app’s page, tap the INSTALL button.

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7. On the access conformation page that comes up, tap ACCEPT.

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8. Wait until the app is downloaded and installed on your Android phone.

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9. Once done, tap Open to launch the program.

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10. On the first interface, tap Continue.

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11. On the Terms and Conditions window, tap Agree from the bottom-right corner.

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12. On the Find Your Code page, tap Next from the top-right corner.

How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

13. Once the Enter Code window appears, leave the Android phone alone and power on your new iPhone.

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14. On the iPhones greeting window (where the screen displays Hello in various languages), swipe the screen to the right.

How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

15. On the language selection page, tap to choose your preferred language. (English is selected here for demonstration.)

How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

16. On the Select Your Country or Region window, tap to choose your country. (United States is selected here for demonstration.)

How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

17. On the Choose a Wi-Fi Network page, tap your Wi-Fi network from the available list.
Note: Make sure to choose the same Wi-Fi network which your Android phone is connected to.

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18. On the Enter Password window, type the password for the selected Wi-Fi network.

19. Tap Join from the top-right corner of the window when done.

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20. Wait until your iPhone connects to the selected Wi-Fi network.

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21. Wait until your iPhone gets activated online after getting connected.

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22. On the Location Services window, tap your preferred option to enable or disable the location services on your iPhone.

How to Transfer Android Data to iOS 9

23. On the Create a Passcode window, specify a new passcode.
Note: You can also tap the Passcode Options to get more options from where you can pick a different passcode type.

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24. On the Are You Sure You Want to Use This Code confirmation box, tap the Use Code option.

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25. On the next window, re-type your passcode to confirm.

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26. On the Apps & Data window, tap the Move Data from Android option.

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27. On the Move from Android window, tap Continue from the bottom.

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28. Wait until the screen displays the 10-digit code.

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29. Back on your Android phone, type the 10-digit code that your iPhone’s screen displays.

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30. Wait until your phone prepares itself and connects to the Wi-Fi network.

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31. On the Transfer Data window, check or uncheck the checkboxes representing the type of data that you want to transfer to your new iPhone.

32. Tap Next from the top-right corner when done.

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33. Wait until the data gets transferred to your iPhone.

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34. Once done, you can continue setting up your iPhone normally.

Pros and Cons of Transferring Data Using the Move to iOS App

Pros

• This method allows you to transfer the data for free.

• The method is simple and straightforward.

• Does not require any cable.

• No need to connect your phones to the PC.

Cons

• The process is depended on the wireless network that must be common for both the participating phones.

• The process works only when the iPhone is in its setup phase. This is possible only when the iPhone is new or when it has been reset to factory defaults deleting all its contents and settings.

• No granular selection of the objects is possible, and only whole categories such as bookmarks, contacts, etc. can be transferred.

• The transfer cannot be done in the absence of wireless switch.

Part 2. Android to iOS 9: Wondershare MobileTrans

Developed by Wondershare, MobileTrans is an efficient app that allows you to transfer your data from your old phone to the new one regardless of its platform or vendor. With Wondershare MobileTrans, you can not only make your data transfer easy, you can also simplify the data erasure, data backup, and data restoration processes as well.

The key features that Wondershare MobileTrans has include:

Phone to phone transfers – To transfer data from one phone to another using the PC as an intermediary device.

Backups – To back up your data from your phone.

Restoration – To restore data from the backup files created using MobileTrans or other devices and programs such as BlackBerry, iCloud, or iTunes.

Phone Erasure – To erase all data from your old phone, and to make it look like new.

The step-by-step method to transfer data from your Android phone to iOS 9 is as follows:

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1. Use the above link to download and install Wondershare MobleTrans for Mac on your Mac computer. (OS X El Capitan is used here for demonstration.)

2. Connect your both Android phone and the new iPhone to the computer via the USB ports.

3. Launch Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac.
Note: Make sure to tap Trust on your iPhone’s display screen and OK on your Android’s screen to allow your PC to trust the iPhone and enable USB debugging on your Android phone.

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4. From the main interface, click the Phone to phone transfer button.

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5. On the next window, make sure that the Source and Destination panes have Android and iPhone displayed in them respectively.
Note: If the source and destination phones are placed under the wrong panes, click the Flip button from the top-mid section to swap the phones.

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6. Once confirmed that both the phones are under the right categories, wait until they are detected and connected by Wondershare MobileTrans.
Note: You can confirm if the phones are properly detected and connected by checking the Connected status under each of them in their respective panes.

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7. After both the phones are connected, from the middle pane, check the checkboxes representing the type of objects that you want to transfer from your Android phone to iPhone.
Note: Optionally, if your iPhone is not new and already contains some data, you can choose to clear all its contents by checking the Clear data before copy checkbox from the bottom of the Destination category in the right, and clicking the Confirm button in box that appears next to confirm your action.

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8. When the next box appears, wait until the selected data is transferred to the new iPhone.

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9. Once the transfer completes, click OK and close Wondershare MobileTrans.

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Erase Data from Old Android Devices Using Wondershare MobileTrans

1. Connect your old Android device to your Mac computer via the original USB cable.

2. Launch Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac.

3. From the main interface, click the Erase your old phone button.

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4. On the next window, from the left pane, make sure that your Android phone is detected and is successfully connected.

5. From the bottom-right corner of the right pane, click Erase Now.

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6. On the confirmation box that pops up, type delete in the available field to confirm your action.

7. Click Start to erase and wait until Wondershare MobileTrans successfully erases all the data from your Android phone.

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Conclusion

With an efficient third-party tool like Wondershare MobileTrans, things like transferring data from your old phone to the new one, backing up and restoring your data, and even clearing all data from your phone become extremely simple and fun. This is not the case when you use the stock tools or the programs offered by the vendors themselves.

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