If in the previous article, we showed you how to transfer data from Android to iPhone, today, we will guide you to do the opposite, that is, transfer from iPhone to Android. The only thing you need to do before performing the data transfer steps is to create yourself a Google account.
No matter what phone you use, perhaps the most important data to back up when switching is your contacts. In previous versions of iTunes, this data on the iPhone could easily be synced with a Google account, but this convenience has been abandoned by Apple in recent versions of iTunes. Therefore, we are forced to use a more complicated way, which is to backup through iCloud.
Step 1 : Sync contacts to iCloud
Go to Settings > iCloud and sign in with your iCloud account. Scroll down to ” Contacts ” and enable automatic syncing of contacts to iCloud.
Step 2 : Export contacts as vCard file:
Once all your contacts have been synced to iCloud, you need to open your computer and go to the iCloud homepage , and then sign in with your iCloud account.
Tap Contacts and select the contacts you want to back up to your Android device.
Next, click the Actions Menu button ( the gear icon in the lower left corner ) then select “Export vCard” and download the vCard file on your computer.
Step 3 : Import the vCard file into your Google account:
Access the Google Contacts preview , select Import Contacts in the left pane and select the path to the vCard file you just saved on your computer.
Finally, you just need to open your Android device and sync the contacts on your Google account and all the contacts backup process has been completed.
In this section, we continue to use iCloud and Google account as an intermediary tool to transfer data between iOS and Android. Specifically, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1 : Sync the event calendar to iCloud
Go to Settings > iCloud , sign in and turn on auto-sync under ” Calendar” .
Step 2 : Export the event calendar data as a file
Go to the iCloud homepage and sign in. Click on the “Calendar” icon and select the “Share calendar” feature right next to the name of the event calendar you want to export data to. When the new Popup appears, check “General Calendar” and copy the URL line that appears below.
Paste this URL into a new tab in a web browser, change webcal:// to http:// and press Enter . The file containing your calendar data will now be downloaded to your computer.
Step 3 : Import the file into your Google account
Go to Google Calendar , look to “Other Calendars” in the left pane and click the arrow to the right of this label. Select “Import Calendar” and specify the path to the event calendar data file you just saved on your computer.
Finally, similar to item (1), sync your Google account with your Android device to complete the process.
After contacts and events, photos and videos that have captured memorable moments on the old phone are also one of the things that users care about and want to switch to a new phone. There are many ways to transfer image data between two devices, but the simplest method is to connect both to the same computer (or laptop).
Step 1 : Copy photos and videos from iPhone to computer
Connect iPhone to computer via USB port using cheek’s cable. Next, go to My Computer . In the Portable Devices section, right-click on iPhone and select Import Pictures And Videos to let the computer scan all images and videos in the phone.
Once done, click on the word Import to copy all the scanned data to the machine. Usually the My Pictures folder will be selected as the default container folder.
Step 2 : Transfer data from computer to Android device
Go to the folder containing the photos and videos you just backed up from your iPhone on your computer and Copy the data you want to back up to your Android device.
Then, connect your Android phone to the computer via USB and access the device’s images folder (usually the DCIM folder), right-click, select Paste . This step is complete when all your favorite photos and videos appear on your new phone.
To sync the song library from iOS device to devices using other operating system platforms is an extremely difficult process. Because usually, when songs are downloaded or used by iTunes to put on iPhone or iPad, they are encoded according to their own rules to match the iOS operating system platform ( not in the original form like other operating systems). other ). Therefore, there is still no optimal way to save energy when you need to back up your music library in the opposite direction. We can only use the “manual” way with CopyTrans software as follows:
Step 1 : Sync music library from iPhone to computer
Download and install CopyTrans software to your computer. Connect iPhone to computer via cable and wait for CopyTrans to receive the device. Next, select Manual backup and select the songs you want to sync. In the Back up to section, click Folder to choose where you will save the synchronized music data on your computer and click Start Backup .
Step 2 : Transfer files containing songs to Android device
You just need to connect your Android device to your computer. Then copy the folder where you just saved the music from step 1 to your Android device and wait for the process to complete.
Bookmarks help us not waste time remembering or having to search and retype each address, each account during the web browsing process, bringing great convenience. To sync bookmarks between 2 devices you can follow these instructions:
Step 1 : Sync bookmarks from Safari to iCloud
Go to Settings > iCloud . Sign in to your iCloud account and turn on the Safari browser data sync feature.
Step 2 : Sync bookmarks from iCloud to Google Chrome (login with Google account) on computer
Download the iCloud Control Panel software on your computer, install it and log in with your iCloud account. Then, tick the Bookmarks box. Press Options , select Chrome and press Apply .
When asked to choose to combine bookmarks, click Merge to continue. The device will ask to download the iCloud Bookmarks extension for Google Chrome, select Download to download and install them.
After the above step, the iPhone’s browsing history has been synchronized with the Chrome browser on the computer.
Step 3 : Sync bookmarks to Android device
To this step, all processes are almost completed. Now, you just need to sign in with the same Google account to the Google Chrome app on your Android phone. Wait for the sync to finish and watch the “magic” happen.
Hope this article helps you!