Many iPhone users love Android maybe because of its different characteristics that other phones doesn’t have, and now they want to switch and transfer data from iPhone to Android. But many are few who know how to manifest in switching data to their Android phones. That’s why you, as a new Android user, keep on searching ideas on how to transfer data from iPhone to Android. Well, fortunately you are lucky enough to come here, because we are here to help you transfer your data from your iPhone to your new Android device.
Please read carefully the following steps as you go over the transition.
Things you need to Transfer Data from iPhone to Android
- iTunes installed and synced with your iPhone
- Computer that you used to synced with your iPhone
- Your computer OS must be XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7
- Your Android phone, of course
- MicroSD card of your Android
- Your USB cable
Note: To perform this activity you must have a valid Gmail client email ID. Because by default, Android phones will urge you to either sign in or set up a Gmail address during the initial configuration of setting up your phone. So, if you are not using google as your email, now, you need to. Android’s OS is made by Google, so there is no doubt why Android requires using google ID.
Now, let’s assume you have those things mentioned above. So, let’s proceed…
Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android
We will begin the process by moving first your contacts stored in your iPhone. To do this, sync your iPhone contacts to your Gmail account.
Please take note that only the following information will be moved:
- People’s names
- Contact addresses
- Their company names
- Postal addresses, emails, and phone numbers
- IM names, and other types of extra services
- Their job titles
So, to start with, the instructions are very easy, keep ease and read carefully.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
- Open the iTunes application installed.
- Select your iPhone and click the “Info” tab.
- Check the box which have Sync contacts with option and select “Google Contacts” from the dropdown menu.
- Click on “Configure” and enter your google username and password.
After that all your contacts will be moved over to your Google account which will be synced later to transfer to your Android phone on its initial setup.
Transfer Photos, Music, Movies, etc from iPhone to Android
These data are most likely your favorites and you don’t want to trash them, thus, you want to transfer these also to your Android. Like other files, these are stored locally in your MicroSD, so there is no hassle to transfer these. To transfer it, as usual copy the files to your clipboard or on your desktop storage:
- Open your iPhone’s MicroSD storage device on “My Computer”.
- Select all the files you want to transfer.
- Right click your mouse and select “Copy”.
- Open a new folder (much better in your desktop so that it would be easy for you to locate it later).
- Paste your chosen files and save.
To transfer it to your Android, just copy the files you have saved earlier on the desktop and send it to your Android’s MicroSD using again the USB cable.
Transfer SMS from iPhone to Android
Transferring SMS from your iPhone to your Android is possible; however it needs a little amount of money somehow, since Apple is not big on allowing access to the file structure of the iPhone, we have to rely on the third-party software that enables this task.
- First, I suggest you to download the free software and install it on your computer. Click here. Don’t worry it’s free.
- Then, open iTunes to download the SMS Export app to your iPhone, it cost ($4.99), you need to release some amount. Download here.
- Once downloaded and installed, export now the SMS, make sure it is in text format.
- If you have already exported your SMS and your Android is already set up, you can now move your file to the root of your MicroSD card.
- Now, you need to download another app from the Android market called “SMS Migrator” for you to use in migrating your texts to your Android device, it cost $2.20. Make sure to turn off the USB storage device on the iPhone during this process (locate the option on the top side of the menu seen when you plugged in your iPhone’s USB).
- Finally, run the SMS Migrator software in your Android phone and choose the text file you saved earlier on the MicroSD, and the app will do the rest.
So, quite complicated, right? Just relax my friend, if you’re still confused, read it again and finally you will then enjoy your new Android without leaving your favorite stuffs from your iPhone. Or you may ask a question via comment bellow.
I hope I have helped you find the answers of your queries and have helped you resolved your problem on how to transfer data from iPhone to Android.