How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars, and media From Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 3

 With Pixel and Pixel XL, the first home smartphone company, Google has decided to take away the usual pain associated with configuring the phone. This feature was useful, but it was also integrated into the following Pixel 2 / 2XL and Pixel 3 devices.

If you've decided to switch from Apple's ecosystem to an Android-based pixel, you'll be thrilled to know that it does not mean automatically losing all of your data, contacts, or media files. You can easily take them with you to remove the biggest obstacle that is often encountered with switching devices.



iPhone to Pixel 3 transfer: how to connect

Among the items included in the commercial package, Google has added a small USB Type-C Type-A adapter to Pixel 3, which means that you can connect the USB end of the Lightning cable to one side and connect Pixel to the other.

Before that, you need to start the process of configuring the Pixel 3 phone, which initially looks like any Android phone configuration.


IPhone Transfer to Pixel 3: How to Transfer

When you connect to a network and insert a SIM card, your Pixel phone asks you to connect your iPhone and Pixel using the above-mentioned adapter and the Lightning cable.

A little bit of note - you have to make sure both phones are fully charged before the transfer because the iPhone also uses Pixel's charging battery, which quickly empties the Pixel battery.

Keep in mind that your iPhone has a built-in security system that does not allow you to transfer data to another device unless you specify that you trust that other device. This means you need to unlock the iPhone and select "Trust" in the popup message that appears on the screen.

When you ask the iPhone to trust the Pixel phone, your Pixel will begin collecting all the information you need to transfer. It searches the iPhone for all the data it can copy. This process takes a few minutes.



IPhone Transfer to Pixel 3: How to Transfer

When you connect to the network and insert a SIM card, your Pixel phone asks you to connect iPhone and Pixel using the above-mentioned adapter and the Lightning cable.

A little bit of note - you have to make sure that both phones are fully charged before the transfer because the iPhone also uses the pixel charge battery that quickly empties the pixel battery.

Keep in mind that your iPhone has a built-in security system that does not allow data to be transferred to another device unless you specify that you trust this other device. This means you need to unlock the iPhone and select "Trust" in the popup message that appears on the screen.

When requesting from the iPhone to trust the Pixel phone, your Pixel starts collecting all the information you need to transfer. Search the iPhone for all the data it can copy. This process takes a few minutes.




IPhone Transfer to Pixel 3: Does it Work?

Most of the time, the functionality works perfectly, but some warnings cannot be avoided.

Although Google can move your appointments and calendar events into your Google Calendar app, it can not stay in sync with your iCloud calendar. So, if you share a calendar with another iCloud user, no new event, reminder, or obligation will appear. The copy will only be existing and will be synced with your Google Calendar account.

To resolve this issue, you can download the third-party email/calendar app and connect with iCloud. The outlook for Android includes iCloud support and can manage email and calendar in one application.

Likewise, all your conversations in Messaging apps (including iMessage chats) are copied to the Android Messenger app. This, however, does not mean that Android suddenly got the ability to send messages to iMessages. It stores all your conversations as SMS. When answering or continuing the conversation, it uses standard SMS messages.

We found out that some music songs did not copy, while others were. This may be due to copyrighted records.

Regardless of these minor issues, we love simplicity and peace of mind coming from the notion that we have kept all of our conversations and contacts at the transition site to the new smartphone platform.


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