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How to Transfer Files from Android to iPhone [Full Solutions]

Would you like to switch from Android to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR? Having been an Android user for a few years, now you want to switch to iPhone. Here comes a question, how to transfer files from Android to iPhone, especially the contacts?

You can follow 3 tips in this article to transfer Android files to iPhone.

Part 1. Transfer Files from Android to iPhone with One Click
Part 2. Transfer Android Files to iPhone Using Move to iOS App
Part 3. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone in Free Ways
Part 4. Additional: How to Transfer Files from iPhone to Android?

Part 1. Transfer Files from Android to iPhone with One Click

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a professional software aiming at transferring data between two smart phones. With it, you can transfer files from Android to iPhone with one click. Please notice that you can only transfer contacts and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs) from Android to iPhone currently, but more supported files will be developed soon for Android to iOS.

It supports four modes: Android to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android and iPhone to iPhone. Both Android OS and iOS are supported. You can use it to transfer data from phone to phone easily.

Files supported from phone to phone:

1. Android to Android: Contacts, SMS, call logs, music, videos, photos, eBooks and apps.

2. Android to iPhone: Contacts and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs).

3. iPhone to Android: Contacts, SMS, music, videos, photos and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs).

4. iPhone to iPhone: Contacts, calendars, bookmarks, eBooks (PDFs and ePubs) and notes (notes are not supported in iOS 11 or later).

You can transfer data from Android to iPhone in steps:

Step 1. Download and install Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your computer, Please choose the correct version from these two free trials:

Step 2. Run the program and connect your Android and iOS devices to computer via USB cables at the same time. Please enable USB debugging on your Android device.

enable usb debugging on android phone

Step 3. Correct the phones' sides after your devices are detected. Please make sure that Android device (the sending phone) is on the left, and iPhone (the receiving phone) is on the right. You can click "Flip" to change their sides.

correct sides of two devices

Step 4. After that, please select the files you want to transfer. From the middle panel, you can tick on contacts and documents. Then please simply click "Start Copy" and the process will start automatically. Please do not disconnect two devices until the process is completed.

start to transfer files from android to iphone

This program is compatible with almost all Android devices running Android 2.1 to Android 9.0, including HTC U12+/U11 EYEs, Samsung Galaxy S9/Galaxy Note9, LG Q7+/Q6, SONY Xperia XZ2 Premium, Motorola z3 and so on. It also supports iOS from iOS 5 to iOS 12, including iPhone X, iPhone 8+/8/7 and so on. (Check tech spec of Mobile Transfer.)

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Part 2. Transfer Android Files to iPhone Using Move to iOS App

Move to iOS is an Android app developed by Apple to help Android users transfer data from their old Android phones to a new iPhone. You can use it to transfer contacts, messages, calendars, photos, videos, web bookmarks and mail accounts.

Unfortunately, it does not allow you to transfer the non-purchased apps, so you need to go to App Store to buy them again. However, the apps on your Android device which are available on App Store will be added to wish list, so that you can find them back easily.

Music, Books and PDFs are not supported by this app.

How to use Move to iOS on Android?

Please turn the WiFi on from your Android device, keep Android phone and iPhone power on during the process. You need to make sure that the transferred Android files are compatible with iOS. If you want to move the web bookmarks to iPhone, you should install the latest version of Chrome on your Android phone before the data transferring.

Step 1. On iPhone, please go to "Apps & Data" > tap on "Move Data from Android", then you need to erase iPhone, otherwise, you can only transfer files manually.

 transfer data from android to iphone with move to ios

Step 2. On Android device, download and install Move to iOS, please run it. After accepting the terms of this app, please tap on "Next" on "Find Your Code" screen.

 how to transfer files from android to iphone with move to ios

Step 3. On iPhone, tap on "Continue" on the "Move from Android" screen, and you can get a code.

Step 4. Type the code to your Android phone and you can see the "Transfer Data Screen".

start to transfer android data to iphone 

Step 5. Choose the files you like to transfer to iPhone on your Android device then click "Next" to start the automatic transferring. The process will be completed when the loading bar on iPhone finishes. After that, please tap on "Done" on your Android phone.

Part 3. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone in Free Ways

You can transfer data from Android to iPhone partly in the following free ways, but if you wish to transfer more kinds of files, you can combine more than two methods together. Some guides on transfer WhatsApp chat, WeChat messages and Viber messages are included as well.

1. Using Gmail & iCloud for Contacts Transferring from Android to iPhone
2. Using Gmail to Transfer Calendars, Email & Notes from Android to iPhone
3. Using iTunes to Transfer Music & Videos from Android to iPhone
4. Using iTunes to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone
5. Using Email to Transfer Documents from Android to iPhone

1. Using Gmail & iCloud for Contacts Transferring from Android to iPhone

In this way, you need to sync contacts to Google account on your Android, then Open Gmail on your computer to download the synced contacts in vCard format. Next, please upload these vCard files to iCloud and sync them to your iPhone.

You can find details in: 2 Ways to Transfer Gmail Contacts to iPhone

2. Using Gmail to Transfer Calendars, Email & Notes from Android to iPhone

To transfer calendars and Email from Android to iPhone, you can:

Firstly, on your Android device, please go to "Settings" to find "Account & sync", go to your Gmail account, tap on "Sync calendars" > "Sync Now".

Secondly, on iPhone, please go to "Settings" > "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" > "Add Account" > choose Gmail and type info > tick "Mail", "Calendars" and "Notes" on and click "Save", the sync process will start automatically.

 transfer files from android to iphone with gmail

3. Using iTunes to Transfer Music & Videos from Android to iPhone

You can transfer music and video files from Android to computer via a USB cable and store these files on your local folder.

Next, connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes. On iTunes, please go to "File" > "Add Folder to Library" > add the transferred files to library.

transfer files from android to iphone with itunes 

Finally, on your iPhone, select the music and videos to sync to iPhone from the Music tab and Video tab.

Transfer Music to iPhone with Other Ways: Different Ways to Transfer Music to iPhone X/8/XR/Xs/Xs Max

4. Using iTunes to Transfer Photos from Android to iPhone

You can use iTunes to sync photos from computer to iPhone in a similar way as transferring music and videos.

Firstly, you need to move photos from Android to computer via a USB cable. Choose a local folder to store these photos.

Secondly, Plug your iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

Finally, Click your device, tap on "Photos" > sync photos from "Selected folders" > select the folder with your Android photos you want to transfer to iPhone > click "Apply".

 sync photos from android to iphone with itunes

Read Also:

4 Ways to Transfer Photos from Samsung Phone to Table

5. Using Email to Transfer Documents from Android to iPhone

On your Android device, please log in your Email account. You can create a mail, select and attach document files, then send it to yourself.

On your iPhone, log in the same Email account to find the mail you have sent to yourself. Now, you can download the attachments from Android and check document files on your iPhone.

 transfer files from android to iphone with email

Transfer More Files:

2 Ways to Transfer WeChat Messages from Android to iPhone

Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone

Transfer Viber Messages to New iPhone from iPhone/Android

Part 4. Additional: How to Transfer Files from iPhone to Android?

If you switch from iPhone to Android, you can use Coolmuster Mobile Transfer to transfer contacts, SMS, music, videos, photos and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs) from iPhone to Android directly with one click.

The steps to navigate are similar as transferring files from Android to iPhone in Part 1.

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