How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone with Cable

This guide will show you how to transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable. You can find the way to move your contacts, photos, videos and songs.

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By Kathy / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Intrigued by the new technology of the iPhone 15, you've just bought one to replace your old Android phone. Upgrading to a new phone is exciting, however, the data transfer may overwhelm you because Android phone and Apple iPhone use different operating systems.

Well, in order to help users easily switch from Android to iPhone, Apple has introduced Move to iOS app. Most people will choose to use this app to transfer data from Android to iPhone, however, for some users, this is not a viable method.

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Why need to transfer data from Android to iPhone through cable?

enlightened On the one hand, Move to iOS app requires a stable Wi-Fi network to work. If the network is unstable, then it will take a long time to complete the transfer, and if there is no Wi-Fi, then it won't work at all. Then you may want to transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable.
enlightened On the other hand, Move to iOS only allows users to transfer data during the setup process. If you have already set up the iPhone, then you will need to reset iPhone to access the Move to iOS transfer. However, the reset will erase all existing data on iPhone. If you don't want to lose any data, then you will want to transfer data from Android to iPhone after setup with cable.

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Can you transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable?

Due to the disadvantages of Move to iOS, you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone through cable. So is it possible to use the USB cable to achieve data transfer between Android and iPhone? The answer is YES!

It should be noted that you cannot use a USB cable to connect the Android phone to an Apple iPhone and perform data transfer directly. If you want to transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable, a computer is needed. 

You should first transfer the data from Android to computer and then import data from computer to iPhone. Once you have exported your Android data to PC, then you can keep on reading to move data from PC to iPhone.

Note: If you need to transfer from Android to iPhone without cable, you can refer to this Transfer Files from Android to iPhone via WiFi guide to learn more solutions.

Method 1. Transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable - using FoneTool

FoneTool is a professional iOS data management tool for Windows users, which supports data backup and data transfer. Its PC to iPhone feature can help you quickly transfer data from computer to iPhone. What’s more, it will not erase any existing data on the device.

If you want to transfer contacts, photos, videos or songs from Android to iPhone, then FoneTool is the best choice to transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable.

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool.

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2. Connect your iPhone to computer via cable.

3. On the home interface, click Phone Transfer > Go to PC to iPhone and click Get Started.

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4. Click PhotosVideosMusic or Contacts icon (if you want to transfer photos, please click Photos) > Click anywhere in the box to browse your computer and select the data you need. Or you can simply drag the data to the box.

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5. Finally, click Start Transfer to add data to iPhone.

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FoneTool can help you transfer data between iPhone and PC at any time. If you want to transfer photos from iPhone 15 to PC, just click iPhone to PC to make it.

Method 2. Transfer data from Androd to iPhone with cable - using iTunes

iTunes is an official data management tool that can help you sync data from computer to iPhone. However, please note that it will erase existing data on your device. For example, if you want to transfer music to iPhone, it will delete all existing songs. In addition, when you want to sync other songs next time, you may lose the songs you synced last time because of wrong operation.

For iPhone novices, iTunes is too complicated to operate. If you want to complete the transfer in an easy way without losing any data, then it is recommended to use FoneTool mentioned abovee.

1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on PC.

2. Connect iPhone to computer via cable and follow the on-screen prompts to establish the connection.

3. Click the Device icon when iTunes recognizes your iPhone.

4. Choose Music, Movies, Photos option as per your needs, here we choose Photos.

5. Check Sync Photos > Choose the photos you need from the drop-down menu > Choose to sync all folders or selected folders > Click Apply to make it.

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Final words

That’s all about how to transfer data from Android to iPhone with cable. You can complete the transfer if there is a computer, first export Android phone data to computer and then import data from computer to iPhone. You can use iTunes or FoneTool to help you transfer contacts, photos, videos and songs.

Kathy
Kathy · Editor
Kathy is an editor of FoneTool, who prefers to help more users address a series of iOS-related problems. She likes traveling and being close to nature makes her relax. She is also keen to engage in social activities and spend much free time with her friends.