So, you’ve final­ly decid­ed that it’s time to part with your Android smart­phone and get an iPhone. Choos­ing the right mod­el is not so dif­fi­cult, but you prob­a­bly do not want to lose all the data: your con­tact list, cal­en­dar plans and pho­tos or videos tak­en on your pre­vi­ous smart­phone. Well, Apple offers a great and sim­ple solu­tion.

Apple does not often cre­ate an appli­ca­tion for Android. More­over, there are only three of them, two of which are devot­ed to music. But today we are not inter­est­ed in them at all, we will pay atten­tion to the third appli­ca­tion, which is called “Move to iOS” and is designed to trans­fer all data from your Android smart­phone to the new iPhone as eas­i­ly and with­out loss of infor­ma­tion.

The “Move to iOS” app was cre­at­ed for iOS 9, so please note that it will only work with iPhones run­ning iOS 9 or lat­er. So, start­ing with iPhone 5, you can use it on all devices. Not only that, the app is com­pat­i­ble with iPad (5th gen­er­a­tion and up), iPad mini (2nd gen­er­a­tion and up) and iPod Touch 6th gen­er­a­tion. On Android, the app is avail­able for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sand­wich) and lat­er.

Preparing to transfer data

The first and fore­most thing you should, or rather should not, do is update your iPhone or oth­er iOS device before the app is loaded. “Move to iOS” is designed to work with a device with fac­to­ry set­tings (they can be reset if you are using a used device). So do not com­pli­cate your task and use the clean fac­to­ry set­tings.

As for the smart­phone on Android, before trans­fer­ring infor­ma­tion, it is best to arrange a gen­er­al clean­ing on it. This means that you have to get rid of all unnec­es­sary files, mes­sages, videos, pho­tos and, of course, appli­ca­tions. Even the list of con­tacts can be cleaned, because when else will such an oppor­tu­ni­ty present itself?

After you install the appli­ca­tion on your Android smart­phone, it’s time for the main prepa­ra­tion: con­nect both smart­phones to charge, make sure every­thing is in order. Be sure to check the con­nec­tion of devices to Wi-Fi and prefer­ably, do not down­load any­thing in par­al­lel with the data trans­fer, so as not to clog the chan­nel. Also check for free space on your iPhone. It would seem that this is an unnec­es­sary action, but do not for­get that many Android devices sup­port exter­nal mem­o­ry cards that allow you to expand the mem­o­ry up to 256GB or more. iPhone users do not have this lux­u­ry, so it may turn out that a 64GB iPhone sim­ply can­not cope with such a vol­ume of data. There­fore, be care­ful.

Step one

Right at start­up, the iPhone will ask you how you want to restore your data. From an old iPhone, this can be done through iTunes or iCloud. You can also use a clean iPhone with no old data (I won­der how often users do this?). But, of course, we are inter­est­ed in the last menu bar, name­ly, trans­fer­ring data from Android. Every­thing is very sim­ple and intu­itive, so you def­i­nite­ly will not get con­fused.

step two

Next, we have to go to the Android device and launch the fresh­ly down­loaded “Move to iOS” appli­ca­tion. First, of course, you will have to read the terms of the user agree­ment. It may take from a few sec­onds to sev­er­al hours, but as soon as you accept the con­di­tions, a win­dow will appear in front of you ask­ing you to find out your code (Find Your Code). Here you can safe­ly click “Next”.

Step Three

After press­ing the but­ton, we return back to the new iPhone, where the “Con­tin­ue” but­ton appeared in the win­dow for trans­fer­ring infor­ma­tion from Android. By click­ing on it, you will find out the same code that was announced on Android. So far, every­thing is pret­ty sim­ple and clear, right?

Step Four

Again we return to the Android smart­phone and this time with­out dif­fi­cul­ty and fur­ther delays we enter the received code. Once the device has processed the code, which takes moments, you can final­ly choose which data to trans­fer.

There are sev­er­al options: con­tacts, mes­sage his­to­ry, pho­tos and videos, brows­er book­marks, e‑mail accounts and cal­en­dars. You will most like­ly want to trans­fer every­thing, so choose every­thing.

Anoth­er good news is that Apple will try to restore free apps to iOS coun­ter­parts. Of course, most like­ly this will not work with all appli­ca­tions, but in most cas­es, you can always find, if not the same appli­ca­tions that you are used to, then sim­i­lar in func­tion­al­i­ty. So don’t wor­ry!

The less good news is that apps pur­chased from the Google Play Store will like­ly have to be repur­chased.

Step five

The eas­i­est, but the most pro­tract­ed. Of course, trans­fer­ring all data, espe­cial­ly pho­tos, videos and oth­er files, will take some time. Not only that, even at the moment when the Android smart­phone decides that the deed is done and informs you about it, it may turn out that the iPhone is still pro­cess­ing the received food for thought. There­fore, until both devices agree that the data trans­fer was suc­cess­ful, do not touch them, do not dis­con­nect from the net­work or Wi-Fi. It is bet­ter to do oth­er things at this time.

Step Six

Of course, at some point, maybe in half an hour, or maybe in two hours, the data will final­ly be trans­ferred. Once the down­load bar on iPhone is full, you can click on the “Done” but­ton on Android and “Con­tin­ue” on iOS.

After that, of course, the work is not over, as you have to con­tin­ue installing and con­fig­ur­ing the oper­at­ing sys­tem on the iPhone. This won’t be a dif­fi­cult task even if you’re using iOS for the first time, because the sys­tem is very easy to use and intu­itive.

But the Android device is wait­ing for zero­ing. Do not for­get to delete all infor­ma­tion, all data and set­tings, espe­cial­ly if you plan to sell or give your smart­phone to some­one to use.

If you are plan­ning to change your Android smart­phone to iPhone, you should pay atten­tion to mod­ern iPhone mod­els.

iPhone 8 is pow­ered by the pow­er­ful Apple A11 Bion­ic proces­sor, a proces­sor designed specif­i­cal­ly to sup­port machine learn­ing. The all-glass body has an incred­i­bly styl­ish and fash­ion­able appear­ance, and the fill­ing of the iPhone 8 guar­an­tees speed. This smart­phone improves on every­thing we loved about pre­vi­ous iPhones, includ­ing the addi­tion of the long-await­ed sup­port for wire­less charg­ing.

The cam­era is able to cre­ate sharp­er and brighter images than ever before.

For fans of flag­ship devices and future tech­nolo­gies, the iPhone X is ide­al. This smart­phone needs no intro­duc­tion, and already its inno­va­tions pro­vide a great rea­son to change your Android device to iPhone. iPhone X is equipped with the most advanced bio­met­ric facial recog­ni­tion sys­tem avail­able today. The large frame­less Super Reti­na dis­play is an improved, even brighter and more con­trast­ing ver­sion of Reti­na screens. It has a diag­o­nal of 5.8 inch­es, while the smart­phone itself does not seem huge at all. There is only a TrueDepth cam­era on the screen, which allows you to take pho­tos and unlock your smart­phone. Inside the iPhone X runs the Apple A11 Bion­ic, capa­ble of per­form­ing up to 600 bil­lion oper­a­tions per sec­ond.

Well, Apple def­i­nite­ly has some­thing to brag about, because every year the num­ber of iPhone fans is only grow­ing! If you want to move from iOS to Android, then be sure to fol­low our tips in the mate­r­i­al How to move from iOS to Android.