Transfer data from an iPhone to a Pixel

You can copy your iPhone data, like texts, photos, music, contacts, apps, and calendars to a Pixel phone. Get tips on how to use your phone.

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Step 1: Items you can copy to your Pixel

What copies during setup
  • Texts and iMessages
  • Phone and iCloud contacts and calendars
  • Photos and videos saved on your iPhone
  • Apps
    Tip: Many free iPhone apps have Android versions. You automatically get the Android versions from Google Play (where available) when you set up your Pixel.
  • Photos, videos, and other media on iMessages
  • Most music
    Important: Music with iTunes Digital Rights Management protection won't transfer. Music downloaded from Google Play doesn’t transfer either.
    Learn how to download your Google Play music again after setup.
  • Wallpaper
  • Call history

Important: Contacts and calendars that you copy to your Pixel phone sync and upload to your Google Account online. Info associated with your Google Account syncs when you sign in to your account on your Pixel phone.

What won't copy during setup
  • App data
  • Paid apps
  • Free apps not matched on Google Play
  • In-app purchases
  • Photos where an original isn’t stored on your iPhone
    Tip: When you turn on Optimize Storage, original photos are in iCloud and not on your iPhone. Lower resolution versions of your photos won't copy, even if they're stored on your iPhone. 
  • Photos, videos, documents, and other files stored in iCloud. Learn how to request a transfer of iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos.
  • Phone settings, like Wi-Fi passwords
  • Music with iTunes Digital Rights Management protection
  • Accounts other than Google Accounts and their data
  • Contacts and calendars synced to services other than Google or iCloud
  • Bookmarks from Safari
  • Some third-party chat app data, like your WhatsApp history

Learn how to transfer some of this data after setup.

Step 2: Get ready to copy

  1. Charge both of your phones.
  2. Find what you need. Learn what comes with your phone.
    • The Quick Switch Adapter
    • A cable that works with your iPhone, like the one you use to charge
    • Your SIM card and SIM card insertion tool, unless Google Fi is your mobile carrier and you have an eSIM
  3. On your iPhone:
  4. On your Pixel phone:
    1. Turn on your Pixel.
    2. Insert your SIM card into your phone. Learn how to get a SIM card and insert it.
    3. A “Start” button appears on screen. If you don't see "Start," learn how to return to setup.

Step 3: Copy your data

  1. On your Pixel phone:
    1. Tap Start.
    2. Connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile carrier.
    3. Tap Copy your data.
  2. Turn on and unlock your iPhone.
  3. Plug one end of a cable into your iPhone, and the other into the Quick Switch Adapter. Plug the Quick Switch Adapter into your Pixel phone.
  4. On your iPhone, tap Trust.
  5. On your Pixel phone, sign in to your Google Account.
  6. On your Pixel screen, review a list of your data.
    • To copy all your data, tap Copy.
    • To copy only some data, first turn off what you don't want. Then, tap Copy.
    • If you don't want some apps, tap Apps. Turn off the apps you don't want.
      Tip: You can get the Android versions of many iPhone apps. You don't copy the iPhone apps.
  7. When the transfer is done, you get a summary of data copied.

Copy data from your iPhone | Pixel

Fix issues with data transfer

If you want to transfer data or think you’re missing data, follow the troubleshooting steps below.

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