Move to iOS is Apple’s way of saying “welcome aboard” when somebody is switching from a non-Apple device to an iPhone or an iPad. No doubt, it is a powerful utility, but are there any alternatives to this particular piece of software? And why would anyone want an alternative to an easy solution?
The second question is easy to answer. Move to iOS isn’t perfect. It sometimes throws up errors that users just can’t understand or deal with. For example, you may get this message: “Unable to migrate. Please try again later.” But you try again later and it still doesn’t work. In other cases, the app might just freeze and prevent you from proceeding any further.
Finding the right software to help you move from a non-iOS environment to an iPhone or iPad is not all that easy. For one, there are the compatibility issues we spoke about. Another problem is data integrity: that means, will the data be transferred without any changes to it, or are there chances of the data being corrupted or lost in the process of transitioning from one OS to another?
Of course, there is no dearth of availability when it comes to data transfer software utilities. However, you need to be careful which utility you use to move from Android or another operating system to iOS.
In this article, we show you a couple of really powerful options that you can consider using when moving to iOS. Depending on your specific requirement, you may find either or both methods to be extremely useful.
Method 1: Using Google Drive
Google Drive is an extremely flexible application, and when used in tandem with your main Google account, you can easily export all your data – including contacts – from your Android device to any iOS device.
Here’s how to set this up:
Step 1: First of all, you will need to connect your Android device to a PC and login to your Google account on both. Make sure that you are signed into the same account on both your mobile device as well as the PC. This is an alternative to syncing your data wirelessly using Google’s backup and sync service that is built into most modern Android phones. If available, the wireless method is the more convenient one.
Step 2: Go to Settings >> Personal >> Backup and reset, and select “Backup my data”
Step 3: Now, go to Settings again, then Personal >> Accounts & Sync, and select the correct Google account for the backup.
Once this is done, you can log in to the same Google account on your iOS device and all the information that you backed up will be available to you. Unfortunately, not all data types are supported by this method. It’s just for contacts, photos and media files like movies and music.
Please note that you may need to download Google Drive and/or Gmail on your iOS device in case they are not already available.
Method 2: Using TunesBro Phone Transfer
TunesBro Phone Transfer is one of the most reliable data transfer utilities that you will ever find. Not only does it help you avoid messing around with multiple applications, but you can rest assured that all of your data will be transferred exactly as it is, with no compatibility or other issues typically faced with most data transfer applications.
It has been downloaded nearly 7 million times. That goes to show how many people around the world trust this particular application. This is a very important consideration when considering any piece of software for any purpose. Unless the software utility has a proven track record, you are basically risking the safety of your data and opening the door to all sorts of problems.
The function is part of a toolkit that also has several other functionalities. This particular function allows you to seamlessly transfer data between Android and IOS in either direction. As such, it is the perfect utility to replace Move to iOS.
Step 1: Download and install the software from the official download page. it is very important that you follow this particular step if you want the genuine software.
Step 2: Once you launch the software, connect both the Android and the iOS device to your PC. Both devices will be automatically recognized, and you will see one as the source device and the other as the target. You can easily have them swap places by clicking the “Flip” button that you see in the middle of the screen above the data section.
Step 3: Once you have set it up so that your Android device is the source and your iPhone is the target, all you need to do is select the data types that you want to transfer in the center section. Then click on “Start Transfer” and the process will begin automatically.
And that’s the entire process in a nutshell. As you can see, the software is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. The 1-click transfer method is something that you will not see on most comparable software applications.
Both of these methods will work well depending on what types of data you need to move to your iOS device. The first requires a little bit of effort and a few different downloads on your iOS device; the second only requires downloading the application, plugging in the devices, clicking on “Start Transfer” and you’re all done!