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How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone X/8

author Emily Watson
date Thursday, June 20, 2019

This post has been updated on June 20, 2019.

Summary: This post is about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8/7/6s with a mobile data transfer tool. Below you will see two different methods to switch from Android to iPhone or iPad. You can scroll down and see which one is the best for you!

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iPhone X/8 was launched at 10 o'clock of September 12 2017 in Apple's Steve Jobs Theater; and iPhone Xs/Xr was launched in 2018. After you have purchased a brand-new iPhone Xs/Xr or iPhone X/8, how can you transfer your information from your old Android phone to your new phone X/8? For instance, what matters you most may be the contacts when you change form Android to iOS. Since without the contacts, you won't be able to connect with others. So you will go to the internet and search how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone Xs/Xr/X.

Fortunately, this guide will help. There are two methods to transfer data from Android ( Samsung, HTC, Nexus, Huawei, Xiaomi, Moto, etc. ) to iPhone. Let’s learn these steps and choose a better way to move data from Android to iPhone XR/XS/X/8.

Method 1. Fast Way to Move Android Data to iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8

FonePaw DoTrans (opens new window) is a powerful mobile transfer software to divert plentiful data from Android to iPhone efficiently. In terms of Mobile Transfer, you can connect your devices to computer and use the program to transfer contacts, photos, videos, audio files in both internal memory and SD card of Android phone to new iPhone X/8/8 Plus in one click. By adopting this tool, data transfer between your Android device and iPhone can be as easy as drag-and-drop. Please download and install the phone to phone transfer app on your PC and follow the steps below to transfer data from Android to iPhone.

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Step 1. Plug the Android Phone and iPhone X/8 to PC

At first, download FonePaw DoTrans on your computer. After that, connect the old Android phone and new iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8 to PC. As for the Android phone, please follow the guide to set up your debugging on device.

Enable USB Debugging on Android

After connecting, your devices will be detected in the top list. Choose the Android phone as the source device.

Connect Mobile Devices

Step 2. Select File Types to Copy

Select Contacts, Photos, Video, and Music when both source device (Android phone) and target device (iPhone Xr/Xs/X/8) is detected. You can preview the items' details before transferring.

Android Files to iPhone Transfer

Step 3. Start to Transfer Data to iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8 from Android

Select the items and hit Export to device to choose the destination phone. And when the copying procedure is finished, select " OK". Then the photos, videos, contacts from your old Android has moved your new iPhone successfully. After transferring all information completely, you can check those transferred data on new iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8. You can find the the photos/ videos on Photos app of your iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8. And contacts will be stored in your iPhone’s address book.

Method 2. Transfer Data from Android Phone to iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8 by Move to iOS

Move to iOS may be the best free phone transfer software introduced by Apple to transfer all sorts of data from Android phone to iPhone, including photos, contacts, etc. However, to transfer data from Android to iPhone after the Move to iOS setup, you have to clean the original data of your iPhone X/8 firstly. If you don't want to delete data on your iPhone, or the Move to iOS is not working for you, you can go back to method 1 to use the Android to iPhone switcher software.

Move to iOS

Now, let's continue to see how to use the Move to iOS app and move data from Android to iPhone.

Step 1. If you have set up your iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to wipe your iPhone.

Step 2. Follow the guide to set your iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8, until you reach the App and Data screen.

Step 3. Choose to move data from Android phone. Then install Move to iOS on your Android phone.

Step 4. Launch this app on your Android phone, and then you will get a digit code from Move to iOS. Enter it on your iPhone to start to transfer all data from Android phone to iPhone X/8.

# Conclusion

While comparing these two methods, admittedly, FonePaw Mobile Transfer may overweigh Move to iOS, as being easier to transfer data to new iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8.

  • Since DoTrans use USB cable to connect devices and transfer information, it can transfer data between Android and iPhone faster than Move to iOS, which requires network connection to transfer data, especially when transferring media files.

  • More importantly, Move to iOS only can use in setup stage. If a user have setup his iPhone Xs/X/8, he must erase all data and reset the iPhone XS/X/8 before using Move to iOS this app, but Mobile Transfer haven’t this limit.

  • Ultimately, Move to iOS can’t transfer audio files, including musics.

    Transfer Music

To conclude, there is no denying that FonePaw DoTrans is better to transfer data from your old Android phone to new phone XS/X/8 than Move to iOS. Why not download and try FonePaw DoTrans for a free trial now? If you have any problem when follow the guide above to copy data from Android to iPhone, please drop us a comment!

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