Move from Android to iPhone or iPad

Ready to transfer to iOS? Download the Move to iOS app to get help with switching from your Android device to your new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

If you can’t use the Google Play Store, find out how to download Move to iOS.

Before you begin

  • On your Android device, make sure Wi‑Fi is turned on.

  • Plug your new iOS device and your Android device into power.

  • Make sure that the content you're moving, including what's on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device

  • If you want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device.

The "Move to iOS" app helps transfer data from your Android phone to a new iPhone.

Get started on your Apple device

Turn on your new Apple device and place it near your Android device.

On your Apple device, follow the on-screen setup instructions.

On the Quick Start screen, tap Set Up Without Another [Apple] Device, then continue to follow the onscreen instructions. You may be asked to activate your eSIM.

If you place your old phone near your new iPhone, the "Move to iOS" app will help you transfer data wirelessly.

Tap Move Data from Android

Look for the Transfer Your Apps & Data screen. Then tap From Android. (If you've already finished setup, you need to  erase your iOS device If you don't want to erase, just transfer your content manually.)

During the transfer process, you can pick which apps and information you'd like transferred.

Open and set up the Move to iOS app

On your Android device, open the Move to iOS app. If you don't have the Move to iOS app, you can tap the QR code button on your new iOS device and scan the QR code using the camera on your Android device to open the Google Play Store.

To start using the Move to iOS app:

  • Tap Continue.

  • Read the terms and conditions that appear, then tap Agree to continue.

  • Tap Automatically Send or Don’t Send to choose how to share app data with Apple.

  • Tap Continue and enable Location permissions if necessary.

  • Tap Continue and enable Notification permissions if necessary.

Wait for a code

On your iOS device, tap Continue when you see the Move from Android screen. Then wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear. If your Android device displays an alert stating that you have a weak internet connection, you can ignore the alert.

A one-time code will confirm the two devices are connected.

Use the code

Enter the code on your Android device.

Connect to a temporary Wi-Fi network

Your iOS device will create a temporary Wi-Fi network. When asked, tap Connect to join that network on your Android device. Then wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear.

Choose your content and wait

On your Android device, select the content that you want to transfer and tap Continue. Then – even if your Android device shows that the process has been completed – leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device has finished. Keep your devices near each other and plugged into a power source until the transfer has been completed. The whole transfer can take a while, depending on how much content you're moving.

Here's what gets transferred: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, photo albums, files and folders, accessibility settings, display settings, web bookmarks, mail accounts, WhatsApp messages and media, and calendars. If they're available on both Google Play and the App Store, some of your free apps will also be transferred. After the transfer has been completed, you can download any free apps that were matched from the App Store.

Transfer your phone number and SIM or eSIM

As you move from your Android device, you can activate your phone number and SIM or eSIM You may be directed to your network provider’s website to finalise this activation.

Set up your iOS device

After the loading bar has finished on your iOS device, tap Done on your Android device. Then tap Continue on your iOS device and follow the on-screen steps to finish setup for your iOS device.


Make sure all of your content has been transferred. Music, books and PDFs need to be moved over manually.

Need to get the apps that were on your Android device? Go to the App Store on your iOS device to download them.

If you need help with the transfer

  • Make sure that you leave both devices alone until the transfer finishes. For example, on your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen the whole time. If you use another app or get a phone call on your Android device before the transfer finishes, your content won't be transferred.

  • On your Android device, turn off apps or settings that might affect your Wi-Fi connection, such as the Smart Network Switch. Then find Wi-Fi in Settings, touch and hold each known network, and forget the network. Then try the transfer again.

  • Restart both of your devices and try again.

  • On your Android device, turn off your mobile data connection. Then try the transfer again.

If you need help after the transfer

Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Contact the vendor for additional information.

Published Date: