Setting up home on a brand-new smartphone should be a quick and easy process, but also an enjoyable experience. Yet moving your contacts, photos, video, music, settings and other data to a new phone can be fiddly and time-consuming, and the process is further complicated if you’re also moving from one operating system to another. Android and iOS just don’t play as nicely together as they should, and that can mean you’re in for a frustrating experience.

A few years ago the Apple-developed Move to iOS app popped up in the Google Play store, supposedly simplifying the process of moving from Android to iPhone. But this app hasn’t been updated in three years, and user reviews allude to a poor success rate. It’s complicated, buggy, limited in how much data it can transfer and requires a strong Wi-Fi connection, which can slow things down. Worse still, you’ll find no such free app offering the reverse: how to move to iPhone to Android.

Some phone makers have written their own apps to achieve this task, but they are limited in their device compatibility and can be complicated in use. You can also manually copy over all your data from iPhone to Android, but it takes hours to download data from iPhone only to re-upload and reorganise it on Google’s servers, having to deal with each data type independently. More often than not there will be something important that you miss, or something that doesn’t transfer in the exact way you’d hoped, and it could well be too late by the time you realise your mistake.

For even the most technical users moving from one operating system to another can be a nightmare - and it’s designed to be just that, encouraging you to stick with your current platform. Don’t let this put you off switching from iPhone to Android, because there is a whole new world of Android phones, apps and services out there - and a much simpler solution for making the move from iOS to Android. 

Switch from dr.fone takes the pain out of this transition, working seamlessly in the background to make sure everything you need is exactly where you want it, exactly when you need it. Compared with other methods dr.fone - switch is one of the fastest solutions, typically requiring less than three minutes to transfer data, and is compatible with more than 8,000 iOS and Android devices, whether or not they are network-locked.

Though we’ve focused purely on moving from iPhone to Android here, dr.fone - switch also offers a one-click transition from Android to Android, iOS to iOS and Android to iOS. It supports the latest versions of these operating systems, able to transfer data from all versions up to and including Android 9 Pie and iOS 12.

Music, photos and video are a given, but dr.fone - switch can also transfer your contacts (and blacklisted contacts), messages, call history and voicemail, as well as settings and preferences including your browser bookmarks, calendar appointments, voice memos, alarms, wallpaper, ringtones and notes. You’ll immediately feel right at home on your new phone, with the minimum of fuss in getting there.

Transferring all this data happens with a single-click, and all you need to get started is a couple of USB cables to connect each phone to your computer.

Why use dr.fone - switch

  • Supports more than 8,000 Android and iOS devices
  • Seamlessly transfers all data types
  • Results are available in a single click
  • Super-fast, with transfers typically complete in under three minutes

How to move from iOS to Android with dr.fone - switch

1. Connect both phones to your computer and launch dr.fone – switch

2. Select the iPhone as the Source and Android phone as the Destination

3. Select all categories and click Start Transfer

You can also check the knowledge base between different os on this guide page

Try dr.fone - switch now for free

You can try to download dr.fone - switch now for free and with the trial version, you can transfer 5 contacts to the target phone. If you want to transfer more types of files, you need to activate the full version with a one-time purchase at the lowest price at $29.95. It’s the price of a one-year license which can apply to 5 devices. More choices are available on the page too. 

dr.fone - switch is only one of the tools included in these toolkits, alongside data utilities that can help recover or repair a misbehaving phone, and back up, restore or wipe a device. dr.fone has additional data-transfer tools to handle social data such as WhatsApp messages and media, and can assist in unlocking network-locked devices.