October 6th, 2021
How to transfer data from an iPhone to an Android
You've made the big tech decision—you've switched from an iPhone® to an Android™. You've been a longtime iPhone fan, but with so many new Android phones—like the latest Samsung Galaxy®—it's no wonder that you want to take full advantage of all of the amazing features now offered.
Asurion Experts help millions of customers get the most out of their favorite tech every day—and we're here to help make the transition from iPhone to Android go smoothly. Here are simple tips to help you transfer your contacts, photos, calendars, and more from your iPhone to your Android.
How to transfer data from an iPhone to a Galaxy device with Samsung Smart Switch
The Samsung Smart Switch® app is a simple way you can easily transfer all your important content from your old iPhone to your new Galaxy device. You'll have two options: hardwiring your two phones together or utilizing your iPhone's iCloud® backup. Here's how to get started:
- On the iPhone, tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Turn off Contacts and tap Keep on My iPhone.
- On the Galaxy phone, go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Bring data from old device > iPhone/iPad.
Now, you can either connect your iPhone to the Galaxy device with a cable and follow the onscreen directions, or you can transfer data directly from your iCloud account by selecting Get data from iCloud instead. If you choose iCloud, simply enter your Apple® ID and password to sign in, choose which data you want to import, and tap Transfer.
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How to transfer data from an iPhone to an Android with Google Drive
Google Drive™ is a cloud-based storage system where you can save files and access them from anywhere on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. It's another easy way to transfer your contacts, calendar, photos, and more, even between different brands and operating systems. Before you begin, make sure both devices are connected to Wi-Fi and signed in to the Google Drive app.
First, back up your iPhone:
- Open the Google Drive app, tap the Menu icon, then tap Settings > Backup.
- Choose which info you want to back up (Contacts, Calendar, Photos & videos), then tap START BACKUP.
To make sure you don't miss any calls or texts if you're moving to a new phone, you should turn off iMessage® and FaceTime® on your iPhone. To turn off iMessage, tap Settings > Messages, and tap the switch next to iMessage. To turn off FaceTime, tap Settings > FaceTime, and tap the switch next to FaceTime.
When the backup is complete, sign in to the same Google™ account on your new Android device. The data from your old iOS® device should be available on your Android.
How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android
When moving from an iOS device to an Android device, transferring your contacts can be done in just a few simple steps. Here's how:
- From your iPhone, tap Settings, then choose Contacts.
- Choose Accounts, then tap iCloud.
- Tap iCloud again. Then make sure the switch for Contacts is on.
- From a computer, sign in to icloud.com using your Apple ID.
- Click on Contacts, then click the gear icon at the bottom left.
- Choose Select All, then Export vCard.
- Next, sign in to gmail.com.
- Tap the Google apps launcher icon in the top-right corner (the 3x3 grid icon). Choose Contacts.
- From the left menu, select Import, and choose your saved vCard file.
How to sync iPhone calendar to Android
It's important to stay on top of your meetings and appointments. Here's how to transfer your iOS calendar content over to your new Android device:
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > Calendar and add your Gmail account, or select it if it was previously added.
- Toggle on Calendars and your information will be synced to your Gmail account.
How to transfer photos from iPhone to Android
Don't lose your favorite memories. Back up your iPhone photos to Google Photos™ so you can easily access them on your new Android device. It's simple:
- On your iPhone, download the Google Photos app. Sign in to your Google account.
- In the app, tap Menu.
- Choose Settings, then Back up & sync and toggle on.
Now, when you open Google Photos on your Android device, the photos you synced from your iPhone will appear.
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