Three Ways: How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone for Free

This post mainly introduces how to transfer data from Android to iPhone for free. Three tools are used here, FoneTool, iTunes, and Move to iOS. Choose according to your own preference.


By Ellie / Updated on May 31, 2024

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How do I transfer data from Android to iPhone for free?


I’ve got a new iPhone and had it set up properly. But all my data, including my photos, videos, music, contacts, etc., are stored in my old Android. Is there a way to enable me to transfer data from Android to iPhone quickly, easily, and also for free? Thanks.”


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How to transfer data from Android to iPhone for free

If you have trouble transferring data, for example, transferring music from Android to iPhone, don’t worry. Here in this part, we provide you with three methods on how to transfer data from Android to iPhone for free.

Option 1. Move data via free transfer software FoneTool

The first option for you is to use the free and fast data transfer software FoneTool. It enables you to easily transfers data between computers and iOS devices and between iOS devices and iOS devices. The transfer task has no effect on the source data on your iPhone. You can use it without any concerns about your data safety. Follow the steps below to get started.

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Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB cable, and then export all the data that you want to transfer to your iPhone to the computer. You can save them in a new-created file fold on the desktop to find them more easily later.

Step 2. Download and install FoneTool on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and then open FoneTool. Go to Phone Transfer, locate PC to iPhone option, and then click Start Transfer.

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Step 3. Click the box area to add or drag and drop files that you want to transfer to your iPhone from your computer.

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Step 4. After you’ve added all the data you want, click Start Transfer to add data to your iPhone.


✍Note: In addition to transferring data, FoneTool is a backup tool that can help back up your iPhone to your computer.

Option 2. Move data from Android to iPhone for free via iTunes

Another free app to transfer data from Android to iPhone is the well-known iTunes. The same as the first method, you need to first transfer data from your Android to the computer and then transfer data from the computer to your iPhone. But the process is much more complicated than the first one as different kinds of data can only be transferred separately.

Step 1. Follow Step 1 in the first method to export all the data you want to the computer from your Android. Then connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

Step 2. Download the latest version of iTunes on your computer from the Microsoft Store and then open it.

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Step 3. Click the device icon on the left corner of the iTunes screen.

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Step 4. Click File and then choose Add File to Library from the drop-down list to add music files to the iTunes library you want to move to iPhone.

Add File to Library

Step 5. Go to Music, select Sync Music, and then choose sync Entire music library. After this, click Apply.

Sync Music

Step 6. If you are trying to transfer photos and videos to your iPhone, go to Photos, and tick Sync Photos. Choose Selected folders and don’t forget to tick Include videos. Then select the folder having the photos and videos stored and click Apply.

Sync Photos

✍Note: You can also transfer books, movies, PDFs, etc., using the same method. But you need to pay attention to the following two things if you’re trying to transfer music from PC to iPhone via iTunes.

  • You are only allowed to transfer songs purchased from the iTunes store via iTunes.
  • Syncing with iTunes will erase all data, which means you will lose any existing media files on your iPhone.

Option 3. Transfer data from Android to iPhone for free via Move to iOS

The final option allows you to transfer data from Android to iOS devices without a computer. Let’s see how to use Move to iOS. But before starting, note the following things:

Check that your Android device’s Wi-Fi is turned on.
Check that both your Android phone and your iPhone have enough battery power.
Check that the content you’re transferring, including what’s on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device.
If you’ve already set up your iPhone, you might be wondering where to find the Apps & Data screen. You need to reset your iPhone to get that page, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 1. On your Android device, download and open the Move to iOS app.

Step 2. On your iPhone, you’ll see Apps & Data during your setup. Choose Move Data from Android. Click Continue on both iPhone and Android.

Move Data from Android

Step 3. Then you’ll see a ten-digit or six-digit code on your iPhone, enter the code on your Android device.

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Step 4. On your Android device, tap Connect to join the temporary Wi-Fi network created by your iOS device. Then tap Continue after selecting the content to be transferred.

Step 5. Keep your devices close together and wait until your iOS device’s loading bar finishes. The transfer may take some time depending on how much content you’re moving.

✍Note: Music, books, and PDFs cannot be moved using Move to iOS, you need to move them over manually using whether FoneTool or iTunes.


This post mainly introduces how to transfer data from Android to iPhone for free. You can use iTunes and Move to iOS to transfer data from Android to iPhone, but both of them have their unavoidable disadvantages. Therefore, here we advise you to use the free iOS backup and transfer software FoneTool to help you move data quickly and safely.

Ellie · Editor
Ellie, a professional and experienced writer who is good at solving iOS-related problems and writing iOS backup/transfer tips.