Transfer data from an iPhone to a Pixel

You can copy data, like texts, photos, music, contacts, and calendars. When available, you can automatically get the Android versions of many free iPhone apps. Get tips on how to use your phone.

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Step 1: Know what copies to your Pixel

What copies during setup
  • Texts and iMessages
  • Phone and iCloud contacts, calendars
  • Photos and videos saved on your phone
  • Apps
    Many free iPhone apps have Android versions. When available, you can automatically get the Android versions from Google Play during setup.
  • Photos, videos, and other media on iMessages
  • Most music will transfer. But music with iTunes Digital Rights Management protection won't. (Affected music was usually bought before April 2009.) Music downloaded from Google Play won't, 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 will sync and upload to your Google Account online. Information associated with your Google Account syncs when you sign in to your Google 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
    When you turn on the Optimize Storage setting, original photos are in iCloud, not on your iPhone. The 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
  • 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 phones.
  2. Find what you'll 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're using eSIM).
  3. For your iPhone:
  4. On your Pixel phone:
    1. Turn on your phone.
    2. Insert your SIM card into your phone. Learn how to get a SIM card and insert it.
    3. You'll see a Start button. 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. You'll see 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, first tap Apps and turn off those you don't want.
      Note: You can get the Android versions of many iPhone apps. You don't "copy" the iPhone apps.
  7. When the transfer's done, you'll see a summary.

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