How to Switch from Android to iPhone

Android is the most used mobile operating system out there. One of the best things when it comes to Android lies in its various customization options, like changing theme, adding icons to home screen, and installing third-party apps. While this may come in handy, one major drawback lies in security risks.

Google has been improving Android for years in order to offer a better user experience. However, Android is still falling behind Apple iOS in terms of security, which gives users a driving reason to switch to iPhone.

If you are planning to switch sides, then you need to make sure that all of your data makes the switch with you. However, switching to iOS is not just about moving over your stuff, as there are a lot more things. With that in mind, we are here to help.

In the section below, we have covered all the things you need to know about switching from Android to iPhone.

Using iTunes

If this is the first time you are using an Apple device, then don’t ignore iTunes. iTunes is one of the most important things when it comes to Apple devices, housing everything you purchase ranging from music to games. iTunes comes pre-loaded on every iPhone and iPad, allowing users to control your content.

iTunes is not restricted to buying and storing apps, as you can back up and restore your iPhone using iTunes. Using iTunes backup serves as a great way to make sure your files are safe. If anything happens, you can access your data with iTunes backup on any Apple device with an internet connection.

To back up your iPhone or iPad using iTunes, connect your device to a computer, then open iTunes and select your device from the list. After that, select Summary, then hit Back Up Now and click Done.

Sync your content to your computer

Switching from Android to iOS may pose some risks of data corruption. With that in mind, we recommend you sync everything on your Android phone to your computer. This comes in handy if something goes wrong during the process.

There are a lot of storage services like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and SugarSync, offering both file syncing and media-playing syncing. Dropbox is our favorite storage service, as it allows users to bring all of their files together in one place. This approach allows you to access your files anytime, anywhere.

Dropbox offers a free 30-day trial, allowing you to try the service for free. You can upgrade to Dropbox Professional that offers 1 TB of storage space and access to Smart Sync.

Transfer your content

  • Music

If you a big fan of music, then you want to take all of your favorite tracks with you. Luckily, you can easily transfer your music to your new iPhone, with the help of a third-party app called AnyTrans.

AnyTrans is one of the best apps for iOS devices. Once installed, the app helps you send almost everything from Android to your iPhone with some simple clicks. The coolest part is that AnyTrans is completely free and you can download it.

To transfer music from Android to iPhone using AnyTrans, download the software and then open it on your Mac or computer. After that, connect your Android phone to computer and then click Content to iOS. Once you are in, hit Music and click the right arrow button.

  • Photos and Videos

Photos and videos are among the first things you need to transfer to your new phone. There are a number of ways to move your photos and videos between devices. However, not all of them are known to folks out there.

You can use different storage services out there to move over your photos and videos. If you don’t like Dropbox, then give Microsoft OneDrive a try. OneDrive is one of the leading storage services on the market, allowing you to store almost everything in the cloud.

  • Apps

App Store is one of the highlights of iOS operating system. A ton of apps hit the App Store every day, offering users more options to entertain themselves. If you want to move to iOS from Android, then keep in mind that some of iOS apps are not available in Android. The best shot is to head to the App Store and look for the iPhone versions that offer the same thing.

  • Contacts

There are 4 ways to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone. Apple has its own app that allows you to move your data to iPhone from Android. Move to iOS app has been available in the App Store and Google Play Store for a while. The app lets you transfer everything to your new iPhone, including text messages, photos, contacts, and videos.

All you need to do is to download Move to iOS app from both Google Play Store and App Store and follow the instructions to complete the transfer process.

  • Text messages

If you want to transfer your text messages from Android to iPhone, then AnyTrans should be your choice. To do this, open the app on your computer, then connect your device to computer and select Android to iOS at the top. After that, click the Categories button, then select Messages and select your text messages you wish to move to iPhone.