How To Transfer Data From iPhone to Android Phone

by on May 22, 2012

in Android, iPhone, Tips and Tricks

The two most favorite brands in the cell phone market today, the iOS and Android have been providing the users with new things with each passing day. If the former one comes forward with the latest iPhone 5 in the coming months, Android is ready with its ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich.

If you now own an iPhone and have decided to make the move to your next smart phone powered by the new Android OS, then its time that you must know what you have to do to make your Android device compatible as well as serve your purpose. We have already covered ways to transfer contacts from Nokia to iPhone here and here. In this post, I am going to help you transfer all your data from your existing iPhone to an Android Phone.

Copy Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone

How to Copy Data from iPhone to Android Phone?

There are a few ways through which you can transfer all your data to the newly bought Android from your iPhone. But you have to be very selective in choosing the option for transferring your data from iPhone to the Android device.

Like, if you want to sync your audio and video files, you can go via the simplest way to have them transferred from your PC or laptop directly through the USB cable to your Android phone. There are many more ways that can be used for the transferring the data from the iPhone to the Android.

I. Use Gmail to Transfer Data from iPhone to Android

The Android device uses Gmail for various purposes. As the OS itself is made by Google, it surely has much functionality added to it. For using this method, you need to make sure that the default email client has been selected in the device.  This is anyways the first thing you need to do while you are setting up the newly purchased Android phone.

Next, you need to sync your iPhone to your PC with the iTunes. To transfer data from iPhone to Android, below are the steps you need to follow.

  • Connect your iPhone to your PC using the USB cable
  • Open iTunes on your PC and select the Info tab
  • Check the ‘Sync Contact With’ option and from the drop down menu, select the ‘Google Contacts’ option
  • Go to Configure and enter your Google Username and Password
  • Your contacts will get moved to the Google account of yours, from where you can easily migrate your data to your Android phone.

II. CSV File Method to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android

Another method, though this one is a bit complicated, includes you to create a sync of your contacts with Windows and then with Google, and for this you need to create a CSV file. Below are the steps in this process:

  • Connect your iPhone or any other iOS Device via USB to your PC
  • Open iTunes, select your phone and click the Info tab
  • Check the ‘Sync Contacts with’ option and select ‘Windows Address book’ from the drop-down menu
  • Open the Windows Address book, where you can find all your contacts
  • Follow the steps, File -> Export -> Other Address Book and Select text file
  • Select a name for the CSV file and select the device
  • Go to your Google account and access the CSV file to upload it there
  • Once the import is done, just sync in your Android device with your Google contacts
  • Your contacts will now be available in your Android Powered Phone

III. Use Synkcontact to Transfer Data

This app is available for use in both the iPhone and Android devices. All you have to do is download the app on both the devices from here and install it. In your iPhone, open the app and upload your contacts. You will be provided with the name and password of the file uploaded.

Now, when you have installed and opened the app on your Android, you can easily download the file and merge it to your contact list by providing the name ad password of the file that you created on your iPhone.

IV. Transfer SMS from your iPhone to Android Phone

To have a back-up of your SMS and other messages, there isn’t any application from the house of Apple, thus you have to depend on some third party software. There are a few software available to do the same, in the market. You can download one from the SMS Export. Simply download the app and install it on your PC. Now, you need to have the same software on your iPhone from the App Store which is available at a price of $4.99. Get the back up of all your messages into a text file over your PC through this software.

Download the Android App ‘SMS Migrator’ from here and install it to your Android phone. Place the text file from the PC to the SD card of the Android and access the same over the app SMS Migrator. The app will do the rest of the work by providing you with the texts that you had over the iPhone.

For the rest of the stuff, you simply have to get them from the PC where they are already present in the iTunes library. Select and download them from the PC with the help of the USB cable. It is as simple as transferring media files to the pen drive or flash drive.

Android is though rumored to be strictly against the word Exchange, but if you know the right kind of procedure, you are on the move to have the back up from your iPhone of all the data present there.

We hope that this tutorial on how to transfer your iPhone data to Android helped you. If you still have any questions about the transfer when switching platforms from iOS to Android or vice versa, or are stuck in any of the steps mentioned above, drop us a note in the comments section below and we would be happy to help.

Article by Shiwangi Peswani

Shiwangi has written 24 informative articles for Technolism.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Divas Chitkara

well explained …..
now this will be an easy task to perform …….
thnx for sharing it……….

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Namicus

What can you do if your iphone has been stolen and you want to transfer the contacts list that was backed up to itunes?

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Luvec

Good tips. Tank you. To transfer SMS from iPhone to Android, I recommend Backuptrans iPhone SMS to Android Transfer. It runs on computer and do the transferring easily. Just plug in iphone and android with usb cable. Works fine also.

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Tal

Same asNamicus.. iPhone 4 is stolen and move from backup and or iCloud to note ii
Ty

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