Since the release of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a lot of smartphone users upgrade to these large screen iPhone. It is said almost 20% of iPhone 6/6 Plus users used to have other smartphones mostly Android phones. In Japan, about 14% smartphone users upgraded to iPhone 6/6 Plus. It is 9% and 6% in UK and US separately. However statistics shows in China 30% of iPhone 6/6 Plus come from the Android. We have discussed how to transfer data from Android phones to iPhone using a premium phone transfer. Today we will discuss this issue further, we will explore more useful and free ways to copy files from Android to iPhone. As this is the problem everyone needs to know before he or she switch phones. We save a lot of important data on our mobile phones that we can’t afford to lose, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, books, and so on. Check out this Android to iPhone data transfer guide to see how you can move all kinds of files from an Android phone to iPhone.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone?
Your contacts and phone numbers are the most important data you like to transfer over when switch phones from Android to iPhone. A lot of other personal data may be associated as well, such as address, company, job title, Email, IM, etc. These contact information are so important, we do not want to leave them on the old phone. As a saying goes, the most important things in life are free. Contacts are our most important information on the phone yet they are the easiest data to be migrated for free. You do not need to pay for any mobile transfer software or service in order to move contacts from one phone to another. For example, you can send contacts from Samsung galaxy phones to iPhone through Email. This is probably the most hassle-free method to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. Everyone has at least one email account. You can export contacts from Android phone to email, send yourself the email with the Android contacts attached, then open this email on iPhone to import contacts from email to iPhone Contacts app directly. Messaging apps are very popular nowadays because they can help you chat with your friends and family for free. Some of the best messengers now we have are Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp also from Facebook, Tencent WeChat, Microsoft Skype, etc. These apps can also help you swap contacts and other files between mobile phones. For example you can swap contacts between Android and iPhone using whatsApp.
How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to iPhone?
You will need to make use of third party mobile phone transfer tool in order to transfer SMS or MMS messages from Android phones to iPhone. In another guide, we demonstrated how to copy text messages from HTC to Samsung phone, using Phone Transfer, a cross-platform mobile phone data transfer software. You can use it to move text messages from Android to iPhone as well. Firstly connect both Android and iPhone to computer through USB data cord. Then the phone transfer tool will detect your connections through USB, you will have the option to select the data types that you like to copy from one phone to the other, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, calendar, music, etc. Finally you just need one-click to start copying your selected data from Android to iPhone.
How to Transfer Photos & Videos from Android to iPhone?
Normally photos and videos are very difficult and slow to be moved around. These multimedia files are usually very big. You can send only couple of photos through email each time. Bluetooth transfer between Android and iPhone can barely work. Sending large files through chat apps over wi-fi is slow. For bulk photos and videos transfer, you can copy photos and videos from Android to computer through USB, then sync the media files from computer to iPhone through iTunes or other tools. Please refer to this guide to transfer photos from computer to iPhone with/without iTunes.
To export photos and videos from Android phones, such as Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola, is very easy. For example if you have a Samsung smart phone, connect the phone to computer via USB, then the phone will be connected as media device (MTP). It allows you to transfer media files in Windows, or using Android file transfer on a Mac. You can browse to the Phone\DCIM\Camera to find all photos and videos on your phone’s internal storage and copy them to your computer hard drive. Browse to Card\DCIM\Camera to find all photos and videos saved on your SD card installed on Samsung phone and copy the media files to your computer.
Transfer Music and more files from Android to iPhone
Not all files on Android can be moved to iPhone due to incompatibility issues, such as Android apps will not run on iOS system. Contacts, messages, calendars, music, photos and videos are some of the exceptions. We have managed to transfer photos, videos, contacts, messages from Android to iPhone above. Now we will see how to move music from Android phone to iPhone. Music songs in compatible format, such as MP3, can be played on almost all smartphones. You can export music from Android through email or other messengers one by one. However this is really time-consuming. What’s worse, you can receive the music on iPhone, but you can’t import them into the Music app on iPhone. Again you can connect your phone to computer through USB, then export music files from phone to computer, just like we export photos and videos from Android to computer above. Now your music songs have been saved from mobile phone to computer, you can go to send the music from computer to iPhone, just like you sync ringtones to iPhone. You can make use of iTunes or other tools to transfer music from computer to iPhone. See this step-by-step guide to sync music from computer to iPhone with or without iTunes.