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Move Content Manually from Your Android Device to Your iOS Device

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Thinking about treating yourself to a brand new iOS device for the holidays? You’re not alone. In fact, there’s been a recent uptick in the number of people who are switching over to iDevices from Android. If you’re making the switch, however, you probably also want to be able to take your information from your Android to your Apple device. Just because you’re switching phones doesn’t mean you have to lose all your content on it. But, there is a way for you to switch your content from your Android to your iOS device, saving all your content without losing anything. Or much of anything, anyways. Apps are non-transferable after all. So, if you want to move content manually from your Android device to your iOS device then follow these instructions.

 

Through these tips, you’ll be able to transfer contacts, music, files, and photos from your Android to your Apple device. Now, you can automatically transfer your Android content to your Apple device using Move to iOS app, however, if you’re unable to do so, then you can manually transfer your content instead.

 

To Transfer Mail, Contacts and Calendars

To keep your emails and email contacts, you simply add your email accounts to your iPhone by going to Settings> Mail.

If you want to transfer your social media account, you can transfer contact and calendars:

 

1. Go to the App store and install Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

2. Go to settings and tap the app

3. Log in to your account

4. Turn on calendars and contacts

 

Transferring Music

 

If you want to transfer your music to your Apple device, you’re able to do so. If you’re streaming music, go to the App store and download the app to your Apple device. Then, sign in.

 

However, if you want to move your music from your Android to your Apple device, just follow these instructions:

 

1. Connect your Android to your computer and find your music. It’s usually found under “Music” however, if you’re using a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it up and then go to Music.

2. Select the songs that you wish to transfer and drag them to a folder on your computer.

3. Disconnect your Android and then connect your Apple device to your computer.

4. Open iTunes on your computer, go to Library and then click Music.

5. Open the folder where you want to put your songs and drag the songs over.

 

Transferring Visual Media

 

If you’re looking to move photos and videos from your Android to your Apple device, you’ll want to open iTunes up on your computer:

 

1. Connect your Android to your computer and find all your photos and videos. On most devices, you’ll be able to find them in DCIM> Camera. If you’re on a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it up and then go to DCIM> Camera.

2. Select all the photos and videos you want by dragging them to a folder on your computer.

3. Then, disconnect your Android and connect your Apple device to your computer.

4. Open iTunes on your computer and sync your photos to your Apple device. You’ll be able to find your photos and videos on your Apple device under “Photos”.

 

 

Transferring Books and PDFs

 

You don’t have to lose all your ebooks that are stored on your Android, instead, you can import them to your iOS device or use a reading device such as a Kindle or Nook.

 

To move your ebooks and PDFs from Android to your iOS device, you’ll need to use your iTunes account from your computer:

 

1. Connect your Android to your computer and find your PDFs and ebooks. You’ll most likely find them under documents. If you’re on a Mac, install Android File Transfer, open it up and then go to documents.

2. Select the books and PDFs you wish to transfer and drag them to a folder on your computer.

3. Then, disconnect your Android and connect your Apple device to your computer.

4. Drag the books and PDFs you want to your iTunes library. If you’re using a Mac, go to iBooks> list and then drag them there. On PC, go to iTunes> Books.

5. Then, open your iTunes on your computer to double check your book and PDFs are there.

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