How to Transfer Data from Windows Phone to iOS Device


Things nowadays develop and change rapidly, and so do mobile phones. I remembered the day I bought the iPhone 5s two years ago, and now, I am using the iPhone 6s for surfing on the Internet. If you have just bought one iPhone like me, then you may want to know the detailed ways to switch the data to your new iPhone from your old phone, for example, it is a Windows one. So in this article, what I am going to do is to tell you three nice ways to transfer data from Windows phone to the iOS devices, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod. And of course, it can be some other phones besides the Windows phone.

Way 1. To switch data by backing up and restoring

For this one, you need to back up the data on your Windows phone that you want to transfer. And then you restore the backup file on your iPhone.

Step 1. Many applications can be used for creating the backup files, so we just need to choose one. In fact, with the Windows phone, you possibly have a Microsoft account. In this case, you can use the OneDrive as recommended by many users online. Just search it on the Internet and download it.

Step 2. Log in the OneDrive on your Windows phone, and choose the data that you want to transfer. So you can now create a backup with ease. By the way, you can transfer the contacts, messages, calendars and so on.

Step 3. Then on your iPhone, you log in the OneDrive with the same account so you can get access to the backup file you have just created.

Step 4. The data will be automatically synced to your iPhone when you choose the right backup file.


  • 1. It is a free way.
  • 2. It is not very difficult to operate.
  • 3. It will never take you too long.


  • 1. You need to know how to set the OneDrive correctly.
  • 2. There are still some file types being left out by this tool.

Way 2. To switch data from Windows phone to iOS devices with the USB cables

To use USB cables means that you need to use a computer to help you. In that case, you'd better have a Windows computer which can support the Windows phones better.

Step 1. Connect your Windows phone first to PC with the USB cable. And then it will be detected by the computer, and you need to open it as an external drive so that you easily get access to the contents.

Step 2. Find the folder that contains the data you need, and copy the folder to store it on your computer. Or you can simply choose some specific files from the folder and copy them. Anyway, in this step, you need to make a copy of all the data desired.

Step 3. Now, launch the iTunes on your computer. Well, as a user of the iPhone, I believe you have one. Then import the files that you have copied on your computer. Or you can just jump the Step 2, and import the files desired to your iTunes.

Step 4. Since you have all the files on your iTunes, you now transfer them to your iPhone without hassle. Just connect your iPhone to your computer, and do as usual.


  • 1. You don't need to download any other application on your computer except iTunes.
  • 2. It is an easy operation for iTunes users.


  • 1. It may take you a long time to import those files needed.
  • 2. For those who are not clear about how the iTunes works, this really asks for some doing.

Way 3. To switch data from Windows phone to iOS devices with dr.fone – Switch

dr.fone – Switch, a professional tool developed by the famous company Wondershare, is safe and reliable tool. It is recently popular because people can use it to perform one-click phone-to-phone transfer, namely you can use it for transfer the data from one to another with some very simple clicks.

For the devices supported, you can use the Windows phones, iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, almost all the Android phones and tablets, and Symbian and Blackberry phones. And for the data supported, you can transfer the photos, music, videos, messages, contacts, call logs, calendars, and more documents.

Besides phone-to-phone transfer, you can also use this nice tool to create the backup files, restore the backup files, and erase all the data from a device with ease. Now let me get you through the operation on how to use the dr.fone – Switch to switch the data from Windows phone to iOS device.

Download dr.fone – Switch

Step 1. Launch the dr.fone and have your phones connected to your computer with the USB cables.

Step 2. On the primary window of the dr.fone, you click on the function of “Switch“.

Step 3. Make sure that your Windows phone is in the right positions, or you need to tap on the “Flip” button to adjust them.

Transfer Data from Windows Phone to iPhone

Step 4. From the little box under the button of “Flip”, you can choose all the file types you would like to transfer from your Windows phone to your iPhone.

Step 5. After choosing, you can tap on the “Start Transfer” button the lower middle to start the process.

Transfer Data from Windows Phone to iOS Device

Step 6. You can also track the whole progress with the newly popping up window. And soon, the process will come to an end. And you can disconnect both phones and enjoy your new iPhone.


  • 1. It is easy to use the dr.fone – Switch.
  • 2. It will only take you a short time to finish the process.
  • 3. All kinds of data can be transferred.
  • 4. There are some more other functions helping to manage all your phones.


  • 1. You need to pay some for this tool.

Download dr.fone – Switch

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