By Lena / Last update October 21, 2022


How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup Is Done

I have already set up my iPhone and did not use Move to iOS initially. Can I still use Move to iOS app to transfer data? Or is there any other method that can help me move data from Android to iPhone 14 after setup?

- Question from Apple Community

Can I Move Data from Android to iPhone After Setup?

You set up your new iPhone right away because you can’t wait to enjoy all the amazing features. Now you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone but find that Move to iOS app will only help you transfer data to iPhone during the setup process.

Transfer from Android to Apple

So you wonder: Can I still transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup? Well, the answer is YES. There are 4 ways that can help you move data from Android to iPhone after initial setup. You can first read and then choose one method to follow according to your situation. Here we go.

How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup

● If you don’t mind restarting the setup process, you can choose to erase your iPhone and rely on Move to iOS to transfer data.
● If you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone without resetting, then can try other methods to help you transfer needed files. There are 3 tools to help you transfer different types of files.

Way 1. Erase your iPhone and Transfer Data via Move to iOS App

To help users easily switch from Android to iPhone, Apple introduced Move to iOS. It will connect Android phone and iPhone through a direct Wi-Fi connection and help users transfer contacts, messages, Camera Roll photos/videos, mail accounts, calendars, web bookmarks.

It’s a good choice to use Move to iOS to transfer data. If you want to move data from Android iPhone 14 after setup, all you have to do is to erase your iPhone to restart the setup process.

1. Download Move to iOS app on Android phone.

2. Erase iPhone: Go Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

3. Set up iPhone until you access the App & Data screen > Choose Move Data from Android.

4. On your Android phone: Open Move to iOS app > Tap Continue > Read the terms and conditions that appear and tap Agree > Tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

5. On your iPhone: Tap Continue on the Move from Android screen > Wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

Move Data From Android

6. On your Android phone: Enter the code that appears on iPhone > Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > Choose the content you want to transfer and tap Next.

7. Leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes.

If you receive "could not communicate with the device” or other error messages, you can go to this Move to iOS not working guide to get solutions.

Way 2. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup - FoneTool

If you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup with cable, you can let FoneTool help you make it. It’s one professional iOS data backup & transfer tool specially designed for Windows PC users.

You can first move photos, videos, or songs from Android phone to computer and then transfer them to new iPhone 14 via FoneTool. It lets you transfer files in their original size and will not erase any existing data on iPhone.

1. Download and install FoneTool. It supports all iPhone/iPad models.

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2. Launch FoneTool > Plug in your iPhone. (You may need to enter the passcode on iPhone so that the software can access your device.)

3. On the Home screen, click Phone Transfer option. Go to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to iPhone

4. Choose Photos, Videos, Music or Contacts icon > Drag the files you need to the box, or you can click anywhere in the box to select the files.

Choose Photos

5. Click Start Transfer to add data to your new iPhone 14.


Way 3. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup - SHAREit

Although AirDrop is not available on Android phone, there are AirDrop-like apps that can help you transfer data between Android phone and iPhone, such as SHAREit, Snapdrop, and Xender. You can let these apps help you wirelessly transfer data from Android to iPhone 14/13/12 after setup.

1. Download SHAREit app on Android phone and iPhone.

2. Open the app on both devices.

3. On Android phone, tap Send > Choose the files you want to transfer > Tap SEND > Tap CONNECT TO iOS/WP and then you will see the mobile hotspot name and password.

Transfer Data via SHAREit

4. Connect iPhone to that hotspot > Hit Receive to accept the files.

If you want to use AirDrop on Windows PC, you can refer to these two articles to get more info:

AirDrop for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 Free Download

How to AirDrop iPhone 14 to Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Way 4. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup - Google Gmail

If you want to sync mail, contacts, and calendar from Android to iPhone, you can utilize Emails like Gmail. Both Android and iPhone allow you to sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars with Google Gmail.

On your Android: Go to Settings > Tap Account & Sync > Choose your Gmail account > Tap Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars > Tap Sync Now.

On your iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap Accounts & Passwords > Tap Add Accounts > Choose Google > Enter the required information to add your Gmail account and tap Next > Tap Save when your account is verified > Turn on the sync of Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.

Sync Contacts with Gmail

Way 5. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone After Setup - Cloud Storage Services

Cloud storage services have changed the way people save data. As long as the device is connected to the Internet, you are allowed to access files stored in the cloud. We can take advantage of this feature to transfer data from Android to iPhone 14/13/12 after setup. Here we take Google Drive as an example.

On your Android: Download Google Drive app > Log in with your account > Upload files to it.

On your iPhone: Download Google Drive app and log in > Find the files you need > Tap the Three Dots icon > Tap Send a copy > You can choose to save the file directly and let an app open it.

Save Files from Google Drive


That’s all about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 14/13/12 after setup. You can choose to erase iPhone to restart the setup process and achieve data transfer via Move to iOS. If you don’t want to restart, you can try FoneTool, Google Gmail, or Google Drive to achieve the transfer.

FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad