How to move from Android to iOS

If you’re considering purchasing a new smartphone or tablet, and swapping from an Android to an iPhone or iPad, you may want to find out what’s involved when you make the move.

Luckily, the process has been made quite simple for those moving from Android to iOS, unfortunately moving from iOS to Android is a little more involved.

To get started with your transfer, open up Google Play on your Android device and get the Move to iOS app.

You’ll need to be running Android 4.0 or later, and the iPhone or iPad to which you’re moving will need to be running iOS 9 or later.

Now make sure both devices are plugged in to a power source and connected to wifi.

Open up your new iOS device and begin setting up the device. look for the Apps and Data screen, which you should see after you setup a passcode. Now tap Move Data from Android.

After you’ve done this, open up the Move to iOS app on your Android device and follow the prompts until you reach the Find Your Code screen, then tap Next in the top-right corner. Now wait for the 10-digit code to appear. Once it appears, enter it in to your Android device and the Transfer Data screen should appear. From this screen you can choose what you would like to transfer to your new iOS device. After you’ve made your selections, tap Next.

Now you can leave the devices to transfer data across, which can take a while if you’re moving a lot of data. When this is finished, tap Done on the Android device and then finish the last few setup steps on your iOS device.

You should now be ready to go on your new device. Just remember to check whether everything transferred across successfully. If it didn’t, you might have to transfer it manually.


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