How to Use Move to iOS to Switch from Android to iPhone 6s(Plus)

Move to iOS, Apple’s newly announced app, is already available for downloading on Google Play and other Android app stores. This program is designed to migrate content automatically and securely from Android to new iPhone. Here we are going to talk about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS. For sake of cherishing your time, it is necessary to clarify its application range first. 

What you need

*iOS 9 or later 
*iPhone 5 or later (iPad 4th generation or later, iPad mini 2nd generation or later,  
 iPod touch 6th generation)
*Android version 4.0 or later
*Wi-Fi network

Note: To use Move to iOS to transfer data from Android to iPhone, the iPhone had better be a new iPhone 6s(plus) or later. If you want to transfer to earlier iPhone with this app, like iPhone 5/5s/6, they have to be upgraded to iOS 9 and be reset, which will erase your iPhone data.

If you are ready to switch from Android to iPhone, you’d better choose a latest iPhone and upgrade your Android and iPhone to the required OS version. With Move to iOS, you can transfer data, like contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and free apps, from Android, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony or Huawei to iPhone 5/5s/6/6s(plus).

How to Use Move to iOS to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone

Preparatory work
1. Download and install Move to iOS app to your Android phone.
2. If you intend to transfer Chrome bookmarks, you need to update the Chrome to the latest version on your Android phone.
3. Make sure both Android and iPhone have enough power. 
4. Make sure your Android Wi-Fi is on.

Step 1. Set up Your New iPhone

Turn on your new iPhone. On “Hello” page, slide to the right on the screen to continue. Tap to select your language and country, then choose a Wi-Fi network to get online. On the next page, you can set up Touch ID(or choose to do it later), then create a pass-code. Now it comes to the Apps & Data screen. Tap “Move Data from Android”.

Step 2. Run Move to iOS on Android Phone

On your Android phone, run Move to iOS app, then tap “Continue” on launch page. Read “Terms and Conditions” and tap “Agree”. On “Find Your Code” page, tap “Next”.

Step 3. Generate a Code on Your iPhone

On your iPhone, tap “Continue” on the “Move from Android” screen. Then wait for a ten-digit code to appear.

Step 4. Enter the Code and Start to Transfer

Enter the ten-digit code on your Android, then your iPhone will detect and pair with your Android phone. On the Android phone, select the data you desired and tap “Next”. Leave the two phones alone until the loading bar on your iPhone finishes. During the process, on your Android phone, the Move to iOS app should stay onscreen all the time.

Note: It is possible that the program fails to transfer some of the data from Android to iPhone. In this situation, you may have to transfer them manually by your self or use other transfer tools.

Alternative to Move to iOS

People can see that this app gets low mark on Google Play at present. This might partly be a result of unreasonable reviews by Apple haters. However, this program itself is also not perfect for now. Some problems will possibly make users disappointed, like the limit that the iOS device must be new or reset, which is a big trouble for earlier iPhone owners.

If you want to do Android to iPhone transfer freely without erasing existing data on your present iPhone, you can try Gihosoft Phone to Phone Transfer. It is a powerful desktop software, with which you can transfer contacts, text messages, videos, music, etc., from Android, iPhone or iTunes to iPhone securely and rapidly.