How to restore iTunes backups to Android mobile phone?

There are different ways you can copy data and files from iPhone to Android mobile phones when you want to switch phones. Using apps for mobile is very easy to transfer certain type of files. For example, you can copy contacts between iPhone and Android using WhatsApp. The most intuitive way for mass transfer of all kinds of data between them is to connect both iPhone and Android phone to computer, then use a phone transfer tool to move your files between them. Check out this guide to batch transfer all files between Xiaomi and iPhone. If you have backed up iPhone to iCloud and decide to switch to Android, you can restore iCloud backups to Android mobile phone. In this article, we will share with you just another way to migrate your documents and personal data from iPhone to Android via iTunes. You can firstly back up iPhone to computer with iTunes, then restore iTunes backups to Android mobile phone, or if you have already synced iPhone to PC or Mac via iTunes, you can follow below instructions to transfer iPhone backup to Android.

How to transfer iTunes backup to Android mobile phone?

You need a mobile phone data transfer software which supports both iTunes backup extraction and Android phone transfer. We recommend you this Android phone data backup & restore which can backup data from Android to computer, restore iTunes and iCloud backups to Android and more. A wide range of mobile phones are supported, including iPhone, Samsung, LG, Nexus, Lenovo, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, HTC, BlackBerry, and so on.

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In this demo, we will use it to transfer iPhone iTunes backups to Samsung Android phone. Note that you can also restore iTunes backup to many other phones like LG, Nexus, Lenovo, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, HTC, etc.

Step 1. Connect Android phone to computer

Turn on USB debugging on the phone if not yet. Use the USB data cord to connect up your phone and PC or Mac.

Step 2. Choose iTunes backups

Launch the Android backup & restore software on your computer. Click Backup & Restore from its home screen, then choose Restore >> Restore from iTunes backup. A list of all saved backups in iTunes will be displayed. Click to select a backup file, click Next button at the bottom right. You can also click the View button to open and view data contained in a iTunes backup file.

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Step 3. Restore iTunes backup to Android

When you selected file types to restore, simply click on the Restore to Device button to restore data from iTunes backup to Android mobile phone connected. You do not need to worry above data loss on the mobile phone, it will extract files from iTunes backup and copy them to Android without overwriting existing data on the phone.

After you restored iPhone backup to Android phone, you can go to delete iPhone backup from computer in iTunes.

Update Jun 2018: this article was originally published in Dec 2015. in this update, the old Android phone transfer was replaced by the new Android phone backup & restore program.