How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone SE Easily

This guide will show you all the ways that can help you transfer data from Android to iPhone SE 2022. You can choose to transfer data during or after the setup.


By May / Updated on May 31, 2024

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The 3rd generation of iPhone SE is coming. Although this new iPhone follows the same name as iPhone SE that was released in 2020, it is much better compared with its predecessor. The new iPhone SE is equipped with modern chip technology, featuring the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13.

Transfer from Android to iPhone

For Android user who wants to have a try on the iPhone, it’s a good chance to start the journey with the iPhone SE. However, since Android phone and iPhone run with different operating systems, it’s not that easy to switch from Android to iPhone.

In the previous guide, we have already discussed how to set up iPhone SE and here we will show you how to transfer data from Android to iPhone SE (2022). Keep reading to see how to copy data from Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony, Google Pixel, and Xiaomi to your new iPhone.

Method 1. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone SE via Move to iOS App

Move to iOS app is developed by Apple to help users switch from Android device to new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It can help you transfer contacts, message history, photos, videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars to your new iPhone SE during the setup. You are allowed to choose the kind of data you want to transfer.

> It requires your Android phone to run Android 4.0 and later. You can download the app from the Google Play Store.
> On your Android device, make sure that 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.
> If you have already set up the iPhone, please go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to restart.

Steps to Move Data from Android to iPhone SE

1. Set up iPhone SE 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 SE: 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 SE, tap Done on Android phone > tap Continue on iPhone and follow the onscreen steps to complete the setup process.

Method 2. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone SE [Recommended]

One of the most straightforward ways to transfer data from Android to iPhone SE is to use free and professional phone data transfer apps such as FoneTool for iOS. With this tool, you can easily transfer your data (including photos, videos, songs, contacts, and more) between iOS and Android devices.

How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone SE

Now feel free to scan the provided code below to install FoneTool on your iPhone or use this link to download it on your Android device. Then, follow the instructions below to learn how to transfer data from Android to iPhone SE.

Scan Code to Download FoneTool

Step 1: Launch FoneTool on both your iPhone and Android > Enable WLAN access by turning on the Wi-Fi option (no need for an actual Wi-Fi connection).

Step 2: On your Android device, navigate to Connect Device > Connect to iOS. Use your iPhone to scan the provided code, establishing a seamless connection.

Connect Device

Step 3: Choose File Transfer on your source Android device > Select the data that you want to transfer to iPhone SE > Click Send to initiate the process.

Select Data to Transfer

Step 4: On your iPhone, confirm the transfer by tapping Confirm. Once the transfer is complete, check your data on your iPhone SE.

In addition, the desktop version of FoneTool offers Full Backup and Selective Backup to help you back up your iPhone in different situations. Learn more from this How to Backup iPhone to Computer guide.

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Method 3. Transfer Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Android to iPhone SE

If you used to save your contacts, calendars with email services, like Google Gmail, Yahoo, Exchange, etc., you can log in with the email account on iPhone SE to access them as usual. Here we take Gmail as an example to show you how to sync mail, contacts, calendars to iPhone SE.

Sync Contacts/Mail/Calendars from Email to iPhone SE

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 SE: 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

Note: If you have synced contacts or calendars with your social media apps like Facebook or Twitter, you can also choose to sync these data to your new iPhone SE: Download the app from the App Store > Go to Settings to find the social media app > Sign in with your account > Turn on Contacts and Calendar.

Export Contacts to iPhone SE via SIM Card

If you just want to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone SE, you can first save contacts to SIM Card on Android phone and then export the contacts to iPhone SE.

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

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

Import SIM Contacts

Method 4. Transfer Data from Android to iPhone SE with iTunes

iTunes is the official application developed by Apple to manage iOS devices. It offers a way to help you transfer photos, videos, and songs to iPhone SE. However, the whole process is kind of complicated and time-consuming. Besides, 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 > ChooseMusic > 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

● Note: If you want to set a custom ringtone for your iPhone SE, refer to this guide How to Download and Add Ringtones to iPhone SE guide to get the method.


That’s all about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone SE. You can utilize the Move to iOS app to copy all data from Android phone to iPhone during the setup process. In addition, you can take advantage of FoneTool, email, or iTunes to transfer data from Android to iPhone SE after setup.

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May · Editor
May is an editor who is passionate about sharing computer tips and providing reliable solutions, specializing in iOS/Android and file backup and recovery. In her spare time, May enjoys watching movies, going shopping, or chatting with friends.