How to Transfer Data From Iphone To Iphone
The transition from iPhone to Android, in my opinion, is slightly more complicated than in the opposite direction, especially if you have been using various applications from Apple (which are not represented on the Play Store, while Google applications are also on the App Store). Nevertheless, the transfer of most data, primarily contacts, calendar, photos,s and music is quite possible and is relatively easy.
This guide details how to transfer important data from iPhone to Android when moving from one platform to another. The first method is universal, for any Android phone, the second one is specific for modern Samsung Galaxy smartphones (but it allows you to move more data and more conveniently). There is also a separate guide on the manual transfer of contacts on the site: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
Transfer contacts, calendar and photos from iPhone to Android using Google Drive
The Google Drive app (Google Drive) is available for both Apple and Android and, among other things, it makes it easy to upload contacts, calendar and photos to the Google cloud, and then upload them to another device.
You can do this using the following simple steps:
- Install Google Drive from the App Store on your iPhone and log in to your Google account (The same that will be used on Android. If you have not created this account yet, create it on your Android phone).
- In the Google Drive app, click the menu button, and then click the gear icon.
- In the settings, select “Backup”.
- Include the items you want to copy to Google (and then to your Android phone).
- At the bottom, click Start Backup.
In fact, this completes the entire transfer process: if you log in to your Android device under the same account that you backed up to, all data will be automatically synchronized and available for use. If you also want to transfer the purchased music, about this. In the last section of the instructions.
Using Samsung Smart Switch to Transfer Data from iPhone
Samsung Galaxy Android Android smartphones have the additional ability to transfer data from your old phone, including iPhone, allowing you to access much more important data, including data that can be transferred in other ways (for example, iPhone notes )
The transfer steps (tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 9, should work similarly on all modern Samsung smartphones) will be as follows:
- Go to Settings. Cloud and Accounts.
- Open Smart Switch.
- Choose how you will transfer the data. Via Wi-Fi (from the iCloud account where the iPhone backup should be located, see How to backup iPhone) or via the USB cable directly from the iPhone (in this case, the speed will be higher, and also more data transfer will be available).
- Click Get, and then select iPhone / iPad.
- When transferring from iCloud via Wi-Fi, you will need to enter the login information for your iCloud account (and, possibly, the code that will be displayed on the iPhone for two-factor authentication).
- When transferring data via a USB cable, connect it, as will be shown in the picture: in my case, the supplied USB-C to USB adapter was connected to Note 9, and the iPhone’s Lightning cable was connected to it. On the iPhone itself, after connecting, you will need to confirm trust in the device.
- Choose what data you want to download from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. In case of using the cable, the following are available: contacts, messages, calendar, notes, bookmarks and settings / letters E-mail, saved alarms, Wi-Fi settings, wallpapers, music, photos,s and other documents. And also, if on Android you have already signed in to your Google account. Applications that are available for both iPhone and Android. Click the “Submit” button.
- Wait until the data transfer from iPhone to Android phone is completed.
As you can see, using this method, you can transfer almost any of your data and files from iPhone to Android device very quickly.
If you used an Apple Music subscription on your iPhone, you may not want to transfer it by cable or otherwise: Apple Music is the only Apple application that is also available for Android (can be downloaded from the Play Store), and your subscription to It will be active, as well as access to all previously acquired albums or songs.
Also, if you use the “universal” cloud storage services available for both iPhone and Android (OneDrive, DropBox, Yandex Disk), then access to such data as photos,s and some others from the new phone will not be a problem.
Most iPhone owners sooner or later face the need to transfer information from one phone to another. For example, you bought your new iPhone SE 2020 and want all the contacts, photos, SMS and other data from your iPhone 7 to be on your new smartphone as simple and quick as possible. Not to mention the applications that you have been building for so long on several screens of your iPhone. If earlier you could transfer data from one iPhone to another only using iTunes, now Apple offers several more transfer options.
There are several ways to transfer data between iPhone
How to transfer data from one iPhone to another
In addition to creating a backup in iTunes and then restoring the new iPhone from the backup of the old phone, there are at least two more ways to transfer all the information. Firstly, you can restore iPhone from iCloud backup or, even easier, use the Quick Start feature, which first appeared in iOS 11.
IPhone Quick Start
- To transfer data from one iPhone to another, turn on the second (new) phone, select the language and region and go to the setup step.
- You will be prompted to use the Quick Start feature to transfer information to a new iPhone.
- Bring the old iPhone with iOS 11 and newer closer to the second phone, after which a notification about the readiness to transfer data will immediately appear on the new iPhone.
A notification will appear on both the old and the new iPhone
Before that, you will be asked to enter the password for your Apple ID account and set a fingerprint or face, depending on the model of smartphone. Get ready: this process can take from several minutes to several hours. As a result, all photos, contacts, applications and even notes will be transferred to the new phone.
This process cannot be interrupted., otherwise, you will have to start the data transfer again.
How it works? In iOS 11, the second smartphone was needed exclusively for verification, while all the data was transferred from the iCloud backup. However, starting with iOS 12.4, data is transferred directly from the smartphone’s memory via Wi-Fi.
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Restore from iCloud Backup
IPhone owners used this method before the feature Quick Start. To take advantage restoring from iCloud backup, First, you need to make sure that the old iPhone created backups there. To do this, open Settings. Apple ID. ICloud profile on your old phone and scroll to the “Backup in iCloud” menu. It must be turned on; if not, turn it on. At the same time, if you want to transfer all the data, make sure that all toggle switches are included in the “Applications using iCloud” menu. For example, I have disabled SMS, which means that when transferring data using iCloud, messages from the old iPhone will not appear on the new one.
Turn on backup in iCloud before restoring a new iPhone
If earlier iCloud backup never created, it will take time before information from your iPhone is uploaded to the Apple server. After that, it will already be possible to configure a new device.
To transfer data from one iPhone to another via iCloud, during the setup of a new phone at one of the stages, you will need to select “Restore from iCloud copy” instead of “Configure iPhone as new.” After entering the Apple ID data, the transfer of contacts, applications, photos, SMS and other information will begin. After a certain time, you can start using your smartphone, but the recovery will continue. You will see this by downloading applications and the appearance of photos in film in real time.
Transfer iPhone data using iTunes
The oldest of these methods, which many find uncomfortable, because when using iTunes Errors can periodically pop up, and you can generally be left without your data. Nevertheless, this method can be used when you need to transfer data from one iPhone to another if, for example, you have a 300 GB backup copy, and you don’t want to buy additional storage in iCloud for it (although it’s better to use the “Quick Start”).
On Mac, iPhone displays right in Finder
In this case, connect the old iPhone to the computer, run iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina), open the page of the connected device and select “Back up now.” The process is not fast, especially if you have a lot of data on your phone, so you can have lunch and go about your business.
You can encrypt a backup if you really care about security.
A backup will be created on your computer, so make sure you have enough free space for it. After the backup is created, connect the new iPhone by selecting “Configure with iTunes” on it, or iTunes will detect the new device and offer further steps for setting it up. The bottom line is that the backup from the old iPhone will be deployed to the new phone. It may be that iTunes will prompt you to upgrade to the latest version of iOS before restoring from a backup.
We would not recommend using recovery using iTunes, direct data transfer is a more preferred option.
The fact is that the backup that was created earlier may not take into account the latest changes that you made with your old iPhone. For example, a copy was made last night, and you decided to transfer the information this afternoon. Then the call history, SMS and fresh photos will not be taken into account. With the direct method, all information is transmitted in the form in which it is on the smartphone at the time of pairing. In addition, this method does not limit you in the amount of information transmitted, unlike iCloud.
How to transfer a phone number to a new iPhone
If you insert your SIM card into the new iPhone, it will automatically recognize your phone number. And as soon as the device catches the network, you can receive calls and go online, the conditions of your tariff with the mobile operator will not change.
Another thing is if your SIM card too small and does not fit the SIM card tray in the new iPhone. In this case, do not try to trim it yourself. It is better to contact your operator, where you will be given a SIM card of the desired size. As a rule, this service is free for mobile operators, but someone can take money for it.
Modern iPhones use Nano sim
What to do with an old iPhone?
As soon as you set up your new iPhone, you probably want to remove all the information from the old device. To do this, you need to perform two actions.
How to untie your iPhone from iCloud
First, untie the iPhone from iCloud:
- Open Settings
- Log in to your Apple ID profile (above)
- Scroll down and click “Exit”
First disconnect the iPhone from iCloud. This will remove the activation lock
How to reset iPhone
After that, you can safely reset the iPhone:
- Open Settings
- Go to “Basic”. “Reset”
- Click Erase Content & Settings
Be sure to erase everything, not partially
All! Your old iPhone is ready for sale or inheritance. You decide what to do with it.
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