How to transfer data from android to iPhone with computer

By Dave Johnson - Executive Editor
2 Min Read

If you’ve decided to swap from an Android to an Apple device, you’d want to know how to transfer data from Android to iPhone with computer. After all, there’s no sense in abandoning your photos, videos, music and documents just because you’re leaving Android.

Luckily, it isn’t difficult to transfer data from Android to iPhone with computer. It just takes a few extra steps to get all of the data you want from Android to iPhone. Our simple guide will help you transfer data from Android to iPhone using PC as quickly as possible.

How to transfer data from Android to iPhone using a computer

If you like taking matters into your own hands, transferring data from Android to iPhone using a computer is easy. You can either use iTunes or iCloud to move your data. You can transfer photos, videos, music, and other files.

Without further ado, here’s how to transfer data from Android to iPhone using computer:

Way 1. Transfer data from Android to iPhone with computer – iTunes

  1. Make sure all your devices are charged and get them ready, along with all USB cables necessary.
  2. Connect your Android smartphone to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Once connected, you need to pull out your Android device’s notification shade. Tap the Charging this device via USB option twice.
  4. Under Use USB for, tap on File transfer / Android Auto.
  5. Let’s move to the computer. Go ahead and open a folder and go to This PC. You can now go into your phone’s files.
  6. Copy and paste everything you want to transfer. I like adding it all to folders on my desktop, just to keep the files handy.
  7. When you’re done copying data, go ahead and unplug your Android device.
  8. Now, plug your iPhone into the computer.
  9. Your iPhone will ask for permission for the computer to access your files. Hit Allow.
  10. As mentioned, you need to download and install iTunes. Do so, if you haven’t.
  11. After iTunes is set up, you will need to Trustthe connection between the iPhone and the PC.
  12. Go to iTunes and click on the iPhone button.
  13. In the left column, you’ll see the Settingssection. Go through each part and enable syncing. Some files, like music, you’ll need to add to the iTunes Media folder. For Photos, you can just select which folder you want iTunes to sync.
  14. When ready to sync, hit Done and then Apply. Let the iPhone sync.

Way 2. Transfer data from Android to iPhone with computer – iCloud

If you want to send a file that you have on your Android smartphone to your iPhone, you can use iCloud to do so. Just save the files on your computer, then go to iCloud on the web, and then paste the file into a folder. Here’s how.

  1. Connect your Android device to your Windows computer with a USB cable and find the photos and videos you wish to move. Drag the files to a folder on your computer designated for this purpose.
  2. Now, you can either use to access iCloud Drive or download the iCloud for Windows app on a PC.
  3. If you are using, navigate to iCloud Drive after signing in. You should see it as an option in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  4. From there, you’ll see all your existing file folders. You can create a new folder or just upload files to the root of iCloud Drive.
  5. Just drag and drop files or use the upload icon at the top left of the screen to select files manually.
  6. Files are immediately uploaded to iCloud Drive, and you can now access them on other devices.
  7. To download the files on your iPhone, go to the Filesapp and navigate to iCloud Drive.
  8. Now you can select the files and copy them to your iPhone’s internal storage.

In the case of Photos, instead of selecting iCloud Drive, select Photos on the iCloud homepage. This will open iCloud Photos, and then you can upload as many photos as you want from your PC. Make sure the iCloud Photos option is enabled on your iPhone, and the uploaded images will automatically appear.

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By Dave Johnson Executive Editor
Dave Johnson is the editor-in-chief at GeeksChalk where he oversees all of site’s evergreen content to ensure it’s up to date with the latest information. Hailing from New Jersey in the US, he has over seven years of experience in the tech journalism space and holds a degree in English Literature. In his spare time, Dave can found checking out the latest video games, immersing himself in his favorite sporting pastime of football, and petting every dog he comes across in the outside world.
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