How To Move To iOS From An Android Device With Apple’s App


A while back Google made it easier for anyone tired of their iPhone to switch to an Android device. There is an official page that helps you move your data from an iOS device to an Android device and make the transition as painless as possible. On September 9, 2015 Apple at its iPhone event fired back and announced an app called Move to iOS. It’s the first (and possibly last) Android app that the company has ever built and the names pretty much says what it does; it helps you move from an Android device to an iPhone. Since iPhones work differently than Android devices you might be wondering just how the whole move works. Here’s how.

On Your Android Phone

Download Move to iOS from the Google Play Store and launch it. Make sure your device is fully charged or connected to a power source. Make sure it has an active and stable network connection.

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On Your iPhone

Power on your iPhone and (we’re assuming it’s new) register your device. Connect with a WiFi network. You can choose to skip the Apple ID part since it’s not needed to transfer data. Next, in the Set-up options, the iPhone will ask if you want to set it up as a new device or restore it from a backup, or Move Data from Android. Tap this last option and on the next screen, tap Continue.

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On Your Android & iPhone

On your iPhone (left screenshot), you will be see a code that you need to enter on your Android device (right screenshot) in the Move to iOS app.

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After that, this screen will appear on your iPhone and Android device, respectively;

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The data will be transferred over the internet so make sure both devices are connected to a strong one, and wait for transfer to complete.

Download Move To iOS From The Google Play Store