How to Copy iPhone Data to A New Google Pixel

By Emily Watson, Thursday, March 09, 2017

It's definitely exciting to get a new phone. However, the real nuisance is how to transfer precious data stored on an old phone to a new phone. If you're switching from iPhone to a Google Pixel, it would be such a headache as data transfer is quite a problem between different platforms. However, please feel reassured. There are two hassle-free methods in order to solve your puzzle. Please read on and get a further idea.

Approach 1: Import Content from iPhone to Pixel via Quick Switch Adapter

What is Quick Switch Adapter? It's a phone accessory made by Google, which aims at moving data from one phone to another even with different operating system. Here let's check out what phones and data are supported.

Supported Devices Include:

  • Most Android devices running Android 5.0 and latter

  • iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 and latter

From an Android device, what CAN be exported :

  • Contacts and Messages stored in SIM card or SD card

  • Photos and Videos local on phone

  • Device settings and Google Accounts

  • Music that is non-DRM

  • Apps and App data on compatible apps

From an iOS device, what CAN be exported:

  • Contacts

  • Messages including SMS and iMessages (not enabled when transferring)

  • Photos and Videos on the iPhone

  • Music that is non-DRM

  • Calendar

What CANNOT be Exported:

  • Ringtones and certain device settings

  • Downloads like PDF, Word and Excel files

  • Photos, videos, & music stored in hidden folders

  • Photos, videos, & music received via test message

  • Apps from other sources rather than Google Play Store

  • Apps data not using Android backup

  • Accounts other than Google Accounts (and any associated data)

  • Contacts & calendars synced to services other than Google

Please ensure that your device is supported and the data you wish to transfer is also supported. If so, please learn how to use Quick Switch Adapter according to following steps. Also, make sure that both source device and target device is fully juiced up.

Step 1. Associate your old phone and new Pixel with Quick Switch Adapter.

Note that you should turn off "iMessage" if importing from an iOS device.

Step 2. Sign in with your Google Account. If you don't have one, you will then be asked to create one.

Step 3. After login, select desired types of data and start the transfer process.

Google Quick Switch Adapter Pixel

Approach 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to Pixel with Ease and no Data Loss

Here comes the best bet - FonePaw Mobile Transfer, which enables to move your contacts, photos, videos and music to target device intact between Android and iOS phones. It's all done with a click. Let's take a look.


Step 1. Connect Devices to Mobile Transfer

Please download and install Mobile Transfer on your Win for the first time. Then, launch the program and connect both your old phone and new Pixel to computer. Your devices will be detected in no time.


1. If source device & target device are mistaken, please click "Switch" to change the position.

2. On Android devices, in order to proceed, you have to enable "USB Debugging" in "Settings" > "Developer options" and activate MTP mode when prompted. (If not asked, please enable it from the pull-down Notification bar.)

3. On iPhone, please tap "Trust" when asked whether to trust this computer.

Connect Devices to Mobile Transfer

Step 2. Select Data and Start to Transfer

When both devices are successfully detected, there will be a panel in the middle of the interface. You're able to tick up types of data like Contacts, Photos and Media.

Note that you can erase the selected data on target data via ticking up the box - "Remove the chose data on Target Device before copy".

Select Data and Start to Transfer

Now, please select those desired data and click "Start Transfer" button. The process will be completed before long.

Select Data and Start to Transfer

Step 3. Check out Data on Pixel Phone

I'm sure all the select data will be exported to your Google Pixel intact. Please go check them. Below we take "Photos" as example. You can see most of them have been successfully transferred.

Check out Data on Pixel Phone


Please give it a shot. Also, it's recommended to backup your Pixel phone regularly after data transfer completes, for you never know when data loss will come to you. Better prepare for a rainy day.

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