As an Android phone user, you must have stored huge numbers of files, such as videos, photos, music, contacts and more, and some of them are very important. However, one day, you may switch from Android to iPhone for some reasons. If so, I guess that you must want to keep these important files even you are using iPhone! However, due to the difference of OS, you cannot transfer files directly on Mac. If you are now looking for a method to transfer files from Android to iPhone on Mac, you are in the right place here.
Check below methods to transfer files from Android phone to iPhone on Mac & choose the best one for you:
- Part 1: Transfer Files from Android device to iPhone on Mac in One Click by dr.fone Switch for Mac
- Part 2: Transfer Android Phone Contacts to iPhone via iCloud or Google account on Mac
- Part 3: How to Sync Notes, Calendars and Email from Android Phone to iPhone on Mac by Google Account
- Part 4: How to Transfer Android Videos and Music to iPhone on Mac by iTunes
- Part 5: How to Download Android Apps to iPhone on Mac from App Store
- Part 6: How to Transfer Android Photos to iPhone on Mac via iTunes
- Part 7: How to Transfer Android Documents to iPhone on Mac by Dropbox
Of source, you can type contacts one by one to your iPhone and input important text manually, while, don't you think it wastes you a lot of time? I am here to show you how to complete the transfer on Mac in an easy way. You can now try the program dr.fone – Switch (Mac), which enables you to transfer varies kind of files from your Android to iPhone directly on Mac in just one click! You can learn more here, just continue reading.
Main Features of dr.fone Switch for Mac
- Transfer all Android contacts with all info attached to your iPhone directly without any hassle on Mac.
- Transfer videos and music to iPhone, and convert incompatible ones to compatible format automatically on Mac.
- Copy all SMS messages from your Android to iPhone on Mac easily so that you can text to your friends more conveniently.
- Transfer all photos and albums from Android device to your new iPhone easily on Mac.
- Supports varies kind of Android devices such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC and more to any iPhone on Mac.
How to Transfer All Files from Android Device to iPhone on Mac Easily
Step 1. Install dr.fone for Mac on your Mac and run it to bring up the starting window.
We now provide you free trial version of the program, you can download it to have a try before purchasing it. Then please click the button “Switch” to bring up the Android phone to iPhone data transfer window.
Step 2. Connect both your iPhone and Android phone to computer via two USB cables.
The program will then detect your devices and show them in the starting window.
Step 3. Transfer Android phone data to iPhone on Mac now
Here is the main body of the process. You can now preview the files directly through the program and then choose the files you want to transfer to your iPhone on Mac. For example, if you want to transfer only music to your iPhone, you will need to uncheck other file types in the window. Then please click the button “Start Transfer” to bring up a small dialog, which will tell you the percentage of the progress bar. You should keep your devices connected to Mac during the whole process.
Note: Below two functions are also available on dr.fone Toolkit currently.
- 1. The program – dr.fone – Switch – can transfer all your Android contacts to iPhone in just one click if you ever backed up these contacts to your account such as Facebook, Twitter, Google. Thus, if you want to transfer these contacts from account, please log into your accounts on Android phone.
- 2. With dr.fone, you can choose the mode “Backup & Restore”, which can backup all files on your Android to Windows with ease. Thus, you can retrieve these files to your iPhone model no matter when you need.
If you just need to sync contacts on Mac, we suggest you transfer all Android contacts to Android SD card and then upload them to your accounts, such as Yahoo! Google, iCloud and more. Then you can sync them to your iPhone on Mac easily. Here I will take Google account as an example to show you steps.
Step 1: To start with, please turn to your Android phone and bring up Contact app. Then please tap the button on the left side of the home button to bring up the menu list. Then please click the icon “Import/Export”.
Step 2. Here, please choose “Export to USB Storage” and then click the button “OK”. Your Android will start to save all contacts to your SD card. Then please connect your Android phone to Mac so that it can be recognized as part of your Mac. Then just open the SD card file to export the vCard file to your computer.
Step 3. Now, please load on your Gmail account on Internet and click Gmail. You will then see a drop-down list, just click Contacts to bring up the contact control panel. Then please click More and then Import…. You will then see a window, here please click “Choose File” to choose the vCard file you made before. Then please click Import to upload the contacts to your Gmail account.
Step 4. Now please turn to your iPhone that based on iOS 5/6, and follow the routine Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account… > Other > Add CardDAV. Then you need to input account and password of your Gmail account, then please tap “Next”. Turn on Contacts. These contacts will then be synced to your iPhone on Mac automatically then. If your iPhone runs on the newest iOS 8/7, please follow the next tutorial to complete the task.
Part 3: How to Sync Notes, Calendars and Email from Android Phone to iPhone on Mac by Google Account
If your Android phone is equipped with Google account and you can sync all your calendars to your Google account, you can sync your calendars from Android to iPhone via Google account on Mac easily. Here are steps for you to complete the task.
Step 1. Firstly, please turn to your Android device and choose the icon “Settings”. Then please scroll down the screen to find Account & sync. Here you can find your Gmail account and tap Sync Calendars. Then please click the icon “Sync Now”, your Android calendars will be updated to your Gmail account automatically. You can also sync your Android contacts at the same time.
Step 2. Now please turn to your iPhone and find the “Settings”, then click it and go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then click the button Add Account…. Then please choose Gmail and input your Gmail account info, such as email address, name, and password. Then click “Next” and turn on Calendars, Email and Note. You can also turn on Contacts if your iPhone is running on iOS 7/8/9/10.
If you are tired of downloading music and videos again, you can now turn to iTunes for help to transfer videos and music from Android to iPhone on Mac in an easy way. Here are steps for you to have a try:
Step 1. Firstly, please connect your Android device to Mac via a USB cable and then save music and videos files from Android device to Mac. You will need to install iTunes on your Mac first and then connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable. Your devices will then detect automatically and showed as part of your Mac.
Step 2. After bringing up your iTunes, you can see starting window, in which please click File > Add Folder to Library…. Then you are required to browse your Mac and find the music and video folder of your Android and then transfer them to your iTunes Library.
Step 3. Now please turn to “DEVICES” on your Mac and find your iPhone to bring up iPhone control panel. Then please click Music tab and choose Sync Music. Here you can see all music that are saved on your Android phone and choose the music you want to transfer to iPhone. At last please click Apply.
Step 4. If you want to transfer video from Android to iPhone, please click Movies, TV Shows or others video categories to bring up movie windows respectively. You can then choose the videos you want to transfer and click Apply.
If you have collected many interesting and funny apps on your Android phone and want to transfer them to your iPhone, the factor may turn you down. Since Android apps do not work on iPhone, you can only download these apps of iPhone version manually from Apple Store.
If you have taken many memorable photos, you must want to transfer them to your new iPhone o that you can always view them whenever you want. In fact, with the help of iTunes, you can easily complete the transfer.
Firstly, please connect your Android device to Mac via a USB cable and then copy all photos you want from Android folder to your Mac. Then please connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable. Please choose your iPhone in “DEVICES” to bring up the control panel. Then you are free to go to Photos and choose the photos you want to transfer. Then please turn to the lower right corner and click the button “Apply”. iTunes will start to sync Android photos to iPhone for you on Mac automatically.
No matter whether you are a student or a worker, you may ever store important documents, such as PPT, Excel, TXT, PDF, DOC and more other files to your Android. If you want to transfer them to your iPhone at the same time, you can turn to Dropbox for help. The program is a very good helper that allows you to upload all documents to cloud with ease. Thus you can then launch the Dropbox on your iPhone to view these documents or make some edit.