This guide will show you how to switch from Android to iPhone using the Move to iOS Android app and to switch to an iPhone running iOS 10 including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and other models.
When you switch from Android to iPhone you can now quickly bring over your contacts, Google accounts, messages, camera roll and bookmarks.
After you use the Move to iOS app to switch from Android to iPhone you will need to complete some of the setup on your iPhone as well.
The Move to iOS app is free and the transfer is over WiFi. This process can take a while, so if you have a lot of photos or messages you should plan on 30 or more minutes.
You must be setting up a new iPhone or you will need to reset the iPhone to get the option to Move from Android to iPhone as part of the restore process.
When you switch from Android to iPhone you will need to manually find and download your apps. Keep in mind you can still play some of your content from Google Play with Google Play Music and Google Play Movies for iPhone.
How to Switch from Android to iPhone
On your Android smartphone download and install Move to iOS from the Google Play Store. This is a free app, don’t mistakenly download a paid knock off.
Watch the Switch to iPhone video below to see how we switch from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to the iPhone in a few minutes.
Once downloaded open the app and agree to the terms and conditions. The app will then get to a screen where it waits for a code.
On your iPhone start the initial setup until you get to the Restore screen. When you are there, you should tap on Move from Android. You will then see a code on your screen.
Enter this on your Android smartphone. This allows the two devices to connect over WiFi.
You will soon see a summary of what will transfer from Android to iPhone. Do not exit the app or move the phones far apart until this completes.
When the transfer is complete the iPhone will need to finish some housecleaning activities and then you will need to complete the iPhone setup, including if you should merge iCloud data with what is already on the iPhone.
After you complete the iPhone setup, you will soon see a pop up asking you to enter the Google account passwords in iPhone settings. Tap on the Settings option to go right to the page to enter your password. Even though the app transfers your Google account, it does not transfer the password.
After you complete this you are now ready to use the iPhone. Check out the exciting new iOS 11 features below to get familiar with your iPhone.
What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1
The iOS 11.2.1 update is small and it focuses on fixes for HomeKit that Apple already fixed on the server side. This is an important update to install if you use HomeKit.
The iOS 11.2 update delivers a major fix for the crashing iPhone, dozens of other fixes and includes Apple Pay Cash. The update is about 480MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.2.
Apple Pay Cash - This new service lets you send, request and receive money from other iPhone users.
The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update.
If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below.
The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already.
The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility.
Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji.