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How to switch from a Windows phone to iPhone

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How to switch from a Windows phone to iPhone

If the newest crop of iPhones has you ditching your outdated Windows Phone, here is the way you convey all of your information with you.

In the event you've been the use of a Windows phone for a whilst, you definitely have a really extensive quantity of knowledge saved in your tool, together with contacts, calendars, electronic mail, messages, favourite apps, song, footage and extra. There is no automatic Switch to iOS app to your Windows phone the best way there's for Android, however there are cloud services and products like OneDrive, and iOS apps like Workplace, Outlook, Skype, and greater than make more uncomplicated than ever ahead of.

First step: You wish to have iTunes

With Apple's iCloud carrier, iTunes — the corporate's all-in-one media participant, supervisor, and sync carrier — might not be wanted any place close to up to ahead of. There would possibly nonetheless be events when you need to switch giant recordsdata, make native backups, or hassle shoot issues. Then iTunes, clunky as it's, is helpful. Mac homeowners will to find it pre-installed, however for Windows navigate your self to the hyperlink under to get began.

Download iTunes for Windows

Shifting over your contacts, calendars and electronic mail

Our telephones have briefly grow to be our primary communications gear, past simply calling family members. Managing each paintings and private lives in our wallet may be very a lot a factor and shifting your contacts, calendars and electronic mail to your new iPhone can be height precedence.

Thankfully, Apple makes it lovely simple. Assuming you have got been the use of your Microsoft account to stay those 3 entities, you'll be able to be in a position to import to your iPhone comfortably. Prior to you continue, it is a just right concept to you'll want to've subsidized up your Windows phone first.

  1. Release the Settings app in your new iPhone.
  2. Faucet Accounts & Passwords.

  3. Faucet Upload account.
  4. Make a choice the account your present Mail, calendars, and contacts are on.
  5. Observe the directions to log in together with your account credentials.

As soon as the account has been added, you'll want to've enabled syncing for all the information you need transferred to your iPhone.

  1. In case you are no longer already for your new account display, faucet Accounts within the higher left nook to return to the Accounts display.
  2. Faucet your new Account.

  3. Faucet the Mail switch to activate and sync your electronic mail information. When it is on, the switch is inexperienced.
  4. Faucet the Contacts switch to activate and sync your contacts information. When it is on, the switch is inexperienced.
  5. Faucet the Calendars switch to activate and sync your calendar information. When it is on, the switch is inexperienced.
  6. Faucet the Notes switch to activate and sync your iPhone's Notes content material, which is able to seem for your electronic mail account beneath Notes.

Your Microsoft account will pull for your electronic mail, your contacts and your calendar to the related inventory apps at the iPhone.

You additionally have the ability of the use of the Microsoft Outlook app in your iPhone to set up your Outlook electronic mail and calendars. It is regarded as via many to be the most efficient mail consumer on iOS, so it is value testing.

Download Outlook for iOS

Shifting over your footage and movies

Our advice can be to keep away from shifting your picture library from your outdated phone to your new one. No longer least as a result of on Windows Cellular you'll have been the use of a microSD card to retailer them on, one thing no longer supported at the iPhone while not having additional peripherals and apps. (Apple makes use of the iCloud Photo Library carrier as an alternative — for a worth.)

You'll be able to choose to get started contemporary, or higher nonetheless, backup all of your footage to your pc and your favourite on-line carrier, after which cross from there.

The most suitable option is to use the cloud. In the event you've been the use of Windows Cellular then there is a robust probability you had your phone set to auto-upload your picture library to OneDrive. If you did not have it set this fashion, there is nonetheless time to achieve this and add all your picture library to Microsoft's cloud. You'll be able to additionally add your iPhone footage to OneDrive, so that you do not have to switch from what you are acquainted and ok with.

With this you simply want to set up the OneDrive app from the App Retailer and you'll be able to have fast get entry to to all of your footage anywhere you might be.

Download OneDrive for iOS

Or, in case you use Dropbox, the opposite giant, cross-platform widespread possibility, similar applies. Make certain the whole lot has uploaded then clutch the Dropbox app for iPhone and you'll be able to be set.

Download Dropbox for iOS

And not using a expandable bodily garage at the iPhone we strongly counsel the cloud path if you need to have simple get entry to to all the footage you have got been gathering in your Windows phone. You can be snapping a ton with the iPhone digicam so do not refill that garage with gigabytes of outdated stuff.

If you'll be able to't or just are not looking for to use the cloud, you'll be able to nonetheless make the switch the use of a just right, out of date cable. In case you are the use of a Windows 10 PC getting your footage off your phone is instantly ahead. You'll be able to both cross during the Phone Significant other app, which then imports from your Windows phone into the Footage app, or you'll be able to simply navigate to your phone in Record Explorer, to find the folder and drag and drop.

On a Mac, it is a little tougher. To transport footage from your pc to your iPhone calls for iTunes. Along with your iPhone hooked up by the use of the USB-to-Lightning cable you'll be able to be in a position to choose pieces to sync between the phone and the pc.

What about my Microsoft apps?

Microsoft is a giant supporter of cross-platform apps and services and products. As such, all the preferred apps are to be had to use on iPhone. And they are lovely just right too, for probably the most phase. We have now already connected up OneDrive and Outlook above, the record under will allow you to to find one of the crucial different giant ones.

You'll be able to to find a whole record of all Microsoft apps for iPhone right here:

Download Microsoft apps at the App Store

Shifting over your song and video content material

The iPhone and iTunes are closely invested in song, and you'll be able to be smartly taken care of. If in case you have a bodily assortment in your pc that you just synced to your outdated Windows phone, merely stir up iTunes and get started syncing it to your phone.

In the event you used Microsoft's Groove Song, or one thing comparable to Spotify or Deezer to get your aural repair, there are naturally apps to be had for all 3 within the App Retailer.

Including the entire relaxation

The iOS App Retailer is the position to to find apps. You'll be able to get virtually each and every Google app to be had. (Which have been particularly absent from the Windows Retailer...)

Similarly apps like:

There also are masses of 1000's of video games, together with the entire main cellular titles, so hit the App Retailer and obtain away!

That is only the start

Expectantly the following tips allow you to to get began together with your new iPhone with no need to get started once more from scratch. With the superiority of the cloud and Microsoft's robust reinforce for iOS, with a little paintings you'll be able to be up and working very quickly with all of your non-public communications, media and app wishes!

Up to date October 2017: Up to date account setup for iOS 11.

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