How to switch from iPhone to Android

Switching from iPhone to Android can be a convoluted process, or can be easy… depending on the steps you take. In this blog TECH SINGH Urs will show you the best ways to transfer all your data from an iPhone to an Android device. Let’s jump right into the goods.

How to transfer contacts

  1. On your iPhone, go to your Settings app and select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”.
  2. Go to Settings > iCloud and turn on “Contacts”.
  3. Your contacts will upload to Apple’s cloud services shortly.
  4. Now use a browser to go to and log in with your Apple ID.
  5. Select “Contacts” and then click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner.
  6. Click on “Select all”.
  7. Click on the gear again and select “Export vCard…”.
  8. When the .vcf file downloads, you can either import that file to your Google Contacts or straight to your phone.
  9. If you want to use Google Contacts, just go to and click on “Import” and then “Go to old contacts”. Click on the “More” button and select “Import”. Select the file and you are done.
  10. To import the .vcf file directly to your new smartphone, just get the file into your phone using any methods such as transferring via a microSD card or by hooking up your phone to your PC. Once the file is on your device, you simply open your Phone app and tap on the menu button. There should be an option to “Import/export”. Select the file and be on your way.

How to transfer calendar 🗓

  • Go to your iPhone’s Settings app and select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”.
  • Select “Add Account” and log into your iCloud account.
  • Allow your iPhone to sync your local calendar files to iCloud.
  • Use a browser to access and login with your iCloud account.
  • Click the Calendar icon to open the Calendar interface.
  • On the left pane, click the “Share Calendar” button beside the calendar that you want to export.
  • In the popup balloon, tick “Public Calendar”. Copy the sharing URL that appears below it.
  • On a new web browser tab or window, paste the copied URL.

  • webcal" in the URL to “SELECT ALL
  • http" and press the Enter key to open the address.
  • Your Web browser will download a file with random characters as a file name. This file is actually a copy of your iCloud Calendar entries.
  • Save the file to a convenient folder on your computer. For convenience, you may rename the file and add the SELECT ALL
  • ics extension (e.g., calendar.ics).
  • Open and login to Google Calendar on your Web browser.
  • On the left pane of the Google Calendar interface, click the menu arrow at the right of “Other Calendars”.
  • Select “Import Calendar”.
  • Select the exported calendar file that you downloaded from iCloud. You can also choose the destination Google calendar (if you have more than one) in the same dialog.
  • Click the “Import” button to upload the file. Once importing is finished, you should be able to see the imported entries in the Google Calendar web interface. The new entries will also be synced to your Android device.

Transferring your photos

  1. Download the iOS Google Photos app.
  2. During set-up, the app will ask if you want to backup your photos. Go ahead and turn the feature on.
  3. Your photos will begin uploading. This will use a substantial amount of data, so be sure to connect to a WiFi network.
  4. When all images are uploaded to Google Photos, pull out your Android phone and download the Photos app from the Google Play Store.
  5. Go through the set-up process. Your images will be there.

Of course, you can also do it manually by using a PC.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC via USB cable. Do the same for your Android phone.
  2. On your Windows PC, open “My Computer”.
  3. You should be able to see two new drives or entries under “Portable Devices”. One is for your iPhone storage (usually labeled “Apple iPhone” or “Edgar’s iPhone” or something similar) and the other is for your Android. If you don’t see them, try installing the phone drivers.
  4. Open the iPhone’s storage in a new window.
  5. Open your Android’s storage in a new window.
  6. On the window for your iPhone’s storage, locate the folder named “DCIM”. You will find your photo folders inside the that folder.
  7. Simply select the photos that you want to transfer. Then, drag them from the iPhone images folder and drop them onto your Android images folder.

How to transfer music

  1. Download Google Music Manager to your PC.
  2. Install the program and run it.
  3. During set-up, there will be an option to “Upload songs to Google Play”.
  4. Select “iTunes” and finish the initial set-up.
  5. Sit back and let the program upload all your songs to Google Play Music.

Author: TECH SINGH Urs


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