Moving from iPhone to Android: How to Transfer User Content to a Google Pixel

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Congratulations on the Pixel! It’s a great phone and arguably the best choice for someone moving from an iPhone to an Android. Google has done a more than credible job of making the move as easy as possible. Moving content from your iPhone to your new Pixel is built into the initial phone setup process. As you’ll be connecting your Pixel and iPhone together you’ll want to verify your Pixel is fully charged. With that said, let’s get started:

  1. Power your Pixel on.
  2. Select your language.
  3. Tap Start.
  4. Connect to WiFi.
  5. Your Pixel will check for Android updates.
  6. When it’s done, tap Copy your data.
  7. Grab your iPhone, then tap Next.
  8. Locate your iPhone’s charging cable, then tap Next.
  9. Plug your iPhone’s cable in, then tap Next.
  10. Connect your iPhone’s cable to the adapter supplied with your Pixel, plug it in, then tap Next.
  11. If necessary, unlock your iPhone, then tap to “Trust This Computer”.
  12. Enter your iPhone’s Passcode, then tap Next on your Pixel.
  13. Add a Google account to your Pixel. A Google account is the Android equivalent of an Apple ID.
  14. When your Pixel is done Checking for data, select the content you wish to transfer, then tap Next.
  15. Optionally, deselect any apps you don’t want Google to download from Google’s Play Store (Android’s equivalent of Apple’s App Store).
  16. While Google is busy moving your stuff from your iPhone, you may continue otherwise setting up your new Pixel by tapping Next, then following onscreen prompts.

Once your Pixel is all setup, activate it with Republic. Republic offers a great walkthrough here: Activate Your Republic Phone.


Moving from iPhone to Android: An Overview