Move content manually from your Android device to your iOS device

Here are some tips for transferring your contacts, photos, music, documents, and more from your Android device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


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Mail, contacts, and calendars

 iOS works with email providers like Google, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo, and more, so you can probably keep the email, contacts, and calendars that you have now. To get started, add each of your email accounts to your iPhone. Then go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords.


Photos and videos

To move photos and videos from your Android device to your iOS device, use a computer with iTunes:

  1. Connect your Android to your computer and find your photos and videos. On most devices, you can find these files in DCIM > Camera. On a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it, then go to DCIM > Camera.
  2. Choose the photos and videos that you want to move and drag them to a folder on your computer.
  3. Disconnect your Android and connect your iPhone to your computer.
  4. Open iTunes on your computer and sync your Photos to your iPhone. You can find your photos and videos on your iPhone in Photos > Albums.

You can also use iCloud Photo Library to keep your photos and videos in iCloud, so you can access your library from any device, anytime you want.


Music

When you switch to iPhone, you can bring your music with you. Just use a computer with iTunes to transfer the music. If you use a streaming music app, go to the App Store, get the app, then sign in with your user name and password. If you use Apple Music, just sign in on your iOS device.

To move music from your Android device to your iOS device, use a computer with iTunes:

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  1. Connect your Android device to your computer and find your music. On most devices, you can find these files in Music. On a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it, then go to Music.
  2. Select the songs that you want to move and drag them to a folder on your computer.
  3. Disconnect your Android device and connect your iPhone to your computer.
  4. Open iTunes on your computer, go to your Library, and click Music. 
  5. Open the folder where you put your songs and drag them to the Music view in iTunes.
  6. Select your iOS device and click Music. You can choose to sync your entire library or select only the songs or artists that you just added
  7. Click Sync. You can find your music on your iPhone in the Music app.

Books and PDFs

To move eBooks from your Android device, you can either import them to your iOS device or access them through apps like Kindle, Nook, Google Play Books, and others. To access books from an app, go to the App Store, get the app, then sign in with your user name and password.

To move ePub books and PDFs from your Android to your iOS device, use a computer with iTunes:

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer and find your books and PDFs. On most devices, you can find these files in Documents. On a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it, then go to Documents.
  2. Select the books and PDFs that you want to move and drag them to a folder on your computer.
  3. Disconnect your Android device and connect your iPhone to your computer.
  4. Drag the books and PDFs into your library. On a Mac, go to iBooks > List, and drag your books there. On a PC, go to iTunes > Books.
  5. Open iTunes on your computer and sync your ePub books and PDFs. You can find your ePub books and PDFs on your iPhone in iBooks > All Books.

Documents

If you store documents in the cloud or another service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Miscrosoft OneDrive, you can download the app from the App Store, then sign in. You can also bring all your files together with the Files app.

Whether your files are on your iOS device, in iCloud Drive, or on another service like Dropbox or Box, you can easily browse, search, and organize your files all in one place.

The iOS apps for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote work with several file types, including Microsoft Office documents. If you don't use the cloud to transfer your documents, get the apps:

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone and install Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  2. Connect your Android to your computer and find your documents. On most devices, you can find these files in Documents. On a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it, then go to Documents.
  3. Select the documents that you want to move and drag them to a folder on your computer.
  4. Open iTunes on your computer and sync your documents to your iOS device.

Apps

Most apps that you use on your Android device are available in the App Store. Go to the App Store, search for the apps that you have now, and install them.