If you recently switched from an iPhone to a new Pixel or Pixel XL phone, you can copy over your data, including text messages photos, music, calendars and contacts. You can also load the Android versions of your favorite free iPhone apps. We recommend you copy your data during setup, but you can also choose to copy it after. Regardless, we’re here to help you learn how to copy over your data to your new Pixel phone.

Get Ready To Copy Your Data From Your iPhone To Your Pixel

  1. Make sure your iPhone and your Android phone are both fully charged.

  2. Turn off iMessage. To turn off iMessage before you remove the SIM card from your iPhone: Go to Settings, tap Messages and set iMessage to Off.

  3. If you turned on backup encryption for iTunes, make sure to turn it off. You can learn how to turn off iTunes backup encryption by going here.

Copy Your Contacts, Music And Texts

You can copy data from your iPhone, such as texts, iMessages, photos, videos, music, contacts and calendars. Contacts and calendars that you copy to your new Pixel phone will automatically sync to your Google Account and upload to the cloud.

Music - Most of your music that’s stored on your iPhone should copy to your new Pixel phone.

Contacts - All of your contacts stored on your iPhone will copy to your new Pixel phone.

Text Messages- If you have text messages with photos or videos they will go into the Google Photos app, and the words will go into the Messenger app as standard text messages.

How To Copy Your Data From Your iPhone To Your New Pixel

  1. On your Pixel or Pixel XL phone, tap Copy your data.

  2. Connect your Pixel or Pixel XL phone to a Wi-Fi network.

  3. Unlock your iPhone.

  4. Next, connect your iPhone to your Pixel phone.

  5. You’ll want to plug a data cable into your current phone. Then plug the other end of the data cable into the Quick Switch Adapter. Next, you’ll want to plug the Quick Switch Adapter into your new Pixel or Pixel XL phone. On your phone, you’ll see a “Trust this computer” message. You’ll want to tap Trust.

  6. Using your Pixel phone, sign in to your Google Account. If you don’t have a Google Account, you’ll want to create a Google Account.

  7. You’ll see a list of all your data. Tap Copy, to copy all of your data like contacts, calendars, music, texts, videos and more. You can also decide what types of data you want to exclude. Just make sure to switch them off and then tap Copy.

  8. When your data is copying from your iPhone to your Pixel, make sure to keep both phones on and connected. You’ll see a message, when the transfer is done.