Part 2: Is It Hard to Switch from Android to iPhone
Switching from Android to iPhone can be hard. This is true, especially for those who are used to the Android ecosystem. As we know, iPhone has a different OS and interface, which could take time for you to adjust. Not to mention, you’ll be missing some things when you switch to iPhone.
What Will I Miss Switching from Android to iPhone
For example, iPhone X and later iterations don’t have a fingerprint scanner. There’s also no lock feature for specific apps for better privacy and security. Not to mention, you have less freedom to download free music because of paywalls and restrictions. The list goes on.
On a different note, switching from Android to iPhone can be difficult, too, especially if you don’t have the right methods to do it. You wouldn’t know where to start and you’d worry whether you can transfer all your precious files. But if you do, the whole transfer process would be a walk in the park.
As mentioned, we have two legit ways how to switch from Android to iPhone. They can surely make the transition much easier and stress-free for you. Just check out the next part.
Part 3: How to Switch from Android to iPhone
The two methods below are the easiest ways you can switch from Android to iPhone. The first one is done wirelessly and is recommended if you’re setting up a new iPhone. And the second one is wired transfer, which involves the use of a computer. It is much faster and more stable. So, we recommend it if you are transferring many files.
Method 1: Switching from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS
Apple is more than happy when you switch to an iPhone. That’s why they created an app called Move to iOS so Android users can easily transfer their phone data. This includes messages, contacts, photos, videos, mail accounts, calendars, and WhatsApp data.
The app is available to install on Android via Google Play Store. Just install it and follow the methods below.
Considering you’ve already installed the app on your Android phone, proceed to your iPhone. There, go to the Apps & Data screen and select Move Data from Android.
Next, Tap the Continue button. There should be a string of numbers or a code on the screen. Take note of it. Then, go back to your Android phone and launch Move to iOS. There, hit Continue and then Agree to the terms and conditions.
After that, you will be required to enter the code. Then, tap Continue and hit Connect right after. Both your Android and iPhone should be connected immediately. On your Android phone, select the type of data you want to transfer.
After the selection, just tap Continue and the moving process should start right away. Wait until the process is complete. You’d know it if you see Continue Setting Up iPhone.
However, if you are transferring large data (videos/photos) wirelessly via Move to iOS, the moving process could be a bit slower as compared to using data cables. Not to mention, wireless interference from the surrounding could interrupt the process.
This method is recommended if you are moving to a new iPhone that is yet to be set up. This is because Move to iOS overwrites existing data, which could result in unwanted data loss.
Method 2: Switching from Android to iPhone with iCareFone iTransGo
Well, if you want to switch from Android to iPhone faster and safer, there’s an app called iCareFone iTransGo. It’s a program that scans all the important phone data and then transfers them in just one click. You don’t need to manually select each file, unlike other methods using the computer.
And comparing this to the previous method, iTransGo offers a 30-minute quick transfer, which is far better than the 7-8 hours transfer time of Move to iOS if you’re transferring large files. Your iPhone’s existing data is safe, too, as no overwriting occurs during the process.