By Lena / Last update September 7, 2022

Brand new iPhone 12 series come with 4 models, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Each model is equipped with an A14 processor and will support 5G network, let alone the display, camera, and other improvements.

New iPhone 12

Attracted by the new technology of iPhone 12, you buy one to replace your Android phone. However, you may get confused about how to transfer data from Android to new iPhone because they run two completely different operating systems. Well, don’t worry! This guide will tell you all ways that can help you transfer data from Android to new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini.

You can choose to set up iPhone 12 and then let Move to iOS utility to help you transfer data wirelessly. Or there are also several methods that can help you move data from Android to iPhone 12 after setup.

Part 1. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone 12 During Setup

To help users easily switch from Android to iPhone, Apple introduced Move to iOS app. You can take advantage of this tool to transfer contacts, messages, Camera Roll photos/videos, mail accounts, calendars, web bookmarks.

You can access the data transfer screen during the setup process. Or if you have already set up your iPhone, you should go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to restart.

Preparation and Attention

> It requires your Android phone to run Android 4.0 and later.
> Download Move to iOS app on Android phone and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
> Make sure both your Android phone and iPhone have enough power.
> To ensure the Chrome bookmarks will be transferred successfully, update to the latest version of Chrome on Android phone.

Steps to Move Data from Android to iPhone 12

1. Set up iPhone 12 until you see the App & Data screen > Choose Move Data from Android.

2. 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.

3. On your iPhone 12: Tap Continue on the Move from Android screen > Wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

Move Data From Android

4. 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.

Note: Please leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes even if your Android phone indicates that the process is complete.

5. The whole transfer can take a while depending on how much content you're moving. When you see the loading bar finishes on iPhone 12, tap Done on Android phone > tap Continue on iPhone and follow the onscreen steps to complete the setup process.

Part 2. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone 12 After Setup

If you have already set up your new iPhone and do not want to erase your device, here are some methods that can help you move data from Android to iPhone after setup.

1. Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Android to iPhone 12

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

On your new iPhone 12: 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 Mail, Contacts, and Calendars sync option.

Turn on the Sync Option

2. Import Contacts to iPhone 12 via SIM Card

To transfer contacts, you can first save contacts to SIM Card on Android phone and then export the contacts to new iPhone 12.

On your Android phone: Go to the Contacts app and find Import/Export contacts > Choose Export to SIM card option.

On your iPhone 12: Insert the SIM card > Go to Settings > Tap Contacts > Tap Import SIM Contacts.

Import SIM Contacts

3. Transfer Android Photos/Music/Videos to iPhone 12

First export data from Android phone to computer, then add data to iPhone 12 via FoneTool or iTunes.

Transfer Data from Android to iPhone 12 via FoneTool

FoneTool is one professional iPhone data transfer tool for Windows PC users. You can let it help you transfer photos, videos, songs, contacts and more to new iPhone 12. You do not need to reset your new iPhone and it will not erase any existing data.

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool.

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2. Export data from Android phone to computer.

3. Connect iPhone 12 to computer > Choose Phone Transfer > Go to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to Computer

4. Click Photos, Videos, Music or Contacts > Click the Add icon to browse your computer and choose the data you need.

Choose Photos

5. Click Start Transfer to add data to iPhone 12.

Transfer to iPhone

FoneTool also supports iPhone to computer transfer.
FoneTool is also an excellent iPhone backup tool, you can click here to learn more.

Transfer Data from Android to iPhone 13 via iTunes

iTunes is the official application developed by Apple to help users sync photos, videos, and songs to iPhone. However, please be aware that it will erase the existing content on your iPhone. If you still want to have a try, see the steps below.

1. Connect your Android phone to computer > Copy the songs, photos, videos you want to transfer to a new folder on computer.

2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer > Launch it.

3. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable.

>> Sync music: Click File > Choose Add Folder to Library > Browse your computer and select the music folder to transfer it to iTunes library > Click the Device tab > Choose Music > Click Sync Music > Choose the entire library or specific songs > Click Apply.

>> Sync photos and videos: Click Device tab > Choose Photos > Select Sync Photos > Select the folder you created before > Choose all folders and select include videos > Click Apply.

Sync Photos Using iTunes


4. Share Files from Android to iPhone 12 via Cloud Services

Cloud services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. offer personal space for storing files & sharing, which make it possible to access files on any device.

To move data from Android to iPhone 12, you can first download app on two phones > upload files to cloud service on Android phone > then download files on iPhone.

Dropbox Photo Upload

Bonus Tip: An Easy Way to Backup iPhone 12

The above is how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 12. Here in this part, we’d like to introduce an easy iPhone backup way to protect your important data. You may have also heard that you can use iCloud and iTunes to backup your iPhone. However, both two methods have annoying shortcomings.

● It will back up the entire phone content and will not allow you to select the files you want to back up.
● When you want to perform a restore to find the lost data, you will have to erase your device and all the existing data will be replaced by the backup.

You definitely want a more flexible and safer way to backup your iPhone and one professional iPhone backup software - FoneTool can be your best choice.

Supported File Types - Contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, etc.
Selectively Backup and Restore - It lets you preview and select the data as per your needs.
Check Backup Files Freely - It allows you to view the backup files anytime you want.
No Data Loss During Restore - It will not erase any existing contacts or other data on the device.

AOMEI MBackupper

For detailed steps, you can refer to this How to Backup iPhone guide to learn more.


That’s all for how to transfer data from Android to iPhone 12. You can utilize Move to iOS app to copy all data from Android phone to iPhone wirelessly or take advantage of email, iTunes, cloud services to transfer the data you need.

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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