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How to switch from Windows Phone to iPhone

If the recent crop of iPhones has you ditching your antique Windows Phone, this is the way you convey your whole knowledge with you.

If you could have been the use of Windows Phone for a whilst, you without a doubt have a large amount of knowledge saved in your software, together with contacts, calendars, e mail, messages, favourite apps, song, pictures and extra. There's no automatic Switch to iOS app for Windows Phone the best way there's for Android, however there are cloud products and services like OneDrive, and iOS apps like Office, Outlook, Skype, and greater than make more uncomplicated than ever ahead of.

Download iTunes

With Apple's iCloud carrier, iTunes — the corporate's all-in-one media participant, supervisor, and sync carrier — is probably not wanted any place close to up to prior to. There would possibly nonetheless be events while you wish to have to switch large information, make native backups, or hassle shoot issues. Then iTunes, clunky as it's, is beneficial. Mac house owners will in finding it pre-put in, however for Windows navigate your self to the hyperlink under to get began.

Download iTunes for Windows

Contacts, calendars and e mail

Our telephones have temporarily grow to be our primary communications equipment, past simply calling household. Managing each paintings and private lives in our wallet could be very so much a factor and shifting your contacts, calendars and e mail to your new iPhone might be most sensible precedence.

Fortunately, Apple makes it lovely simple. Assuming you've 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 without problems. Before you continue, it is a good suggestion to return to your Windows Phone and be sure to've subsidized all of it up first.

On your iPhone, open up the "Settings" app and scroll down till you in finding the choice for "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." Tap on it after which on "Add Account."

You can now upload any choice of bills, together with Outlook.com and Exchange. Tap at the one your own knowledge is saved with and apply the directions to login and hyperlink up your account together with your telephone.

Once the account has been brought, faucet on it and make sure the sliders for the tips you would like to sync are activated.

Now, your Microsoft account will pull on your e-mail, your contacts and your calendar to the related inventory apps at the iPhone. And you are just right to move.

You additionally have the ability of the use of the Microsoft Outlook app for your iPhone to handle your Outlook e-mail and calendars. It's thought to be by way of many to be the most productive mail consumer on iOS, so it is value testing.

Download Outlook for iOS

Your pictures and movies

Our advice can be to steer clear of moving your photograph library from your antique telephone to your new one. Not least as a result of on Windows Phone you'll have been the use of a microSD card to retailer them on, one thing now not imaginable at the iPhone. (Apple has the web iCloud Photo Library carrier as an alternative — for a value.)

You can choose to get started recent, or higher nonetheless, backup your whole pictures to your pc and your favourite on-line carrier, after which pass from there.

The most suitable option is to use the cloud. If you have been the use of Windows Phone then there is a robust probability you had your telephone set to car-add your photograph library to OneDrive. If you did not have it set this manner, there is nonetheless time to do it and add all of your telephones photograph library to Microsoft's cloud. And you'll be able to nonetheless add your iPhone pictures to OneDrive as smartly to stay your complete again catalog rolling.

With this you simply want to set up the OneDrive app from the App Store and you'll be able to have wireless get entry to to your whole pictures anywhere you're.

Download OneDrive for iOS

Or, if you are a consumer of Dropbox, the opposite large, pass-platform common choice, similar applies. Make positive the whole thing has uploaded then seize the Dropbox app for iPhone and you'll be able to be set.

Download Dropbox for iOS

With no expandable garage at the iPhone we strongly suggest the cloud direction if you wish to have to have simple get right of entry to to your whole antique Windows Phone pictures. You'll be snapping a ton with the iPhone digital camera so do not refill that garage with gigabytes of antique 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 over a just right, out of date cable. If you are the use of a Windows 10 PC getting your pictures off your telephone is immediately ahead. You can both pass during the Phone Companion app, which then imports from your telephone into the Photos app, or you'll be able to simply navigate to your telephone in File Explorer, in finding the folder and drag and drop.

On a Mac it is a little harder because the Windows Phone app does not seem to be to be had for obtain anymore. If you have already got it for your Mac you'll be able to nonetheless use it to sync your content material, assuming you did not update to Windows 10 Mobile. If you probably did, you are in a pickle, because the app does not appear to paintings with the up to date model of the running gadget. So you'll be able to need to use probably the most cloud choices special under.

To transfer pictures from your pc to your iPhone calls for iTunes. With the telephone hooked up by means of the USB to Lightning cable you'll be able to be in a position to choose pieces to sync among the telephone and the pc.

Microsoft Apps

Microsoft is a huge supporter of pass-platform apps and products and services. As such, all the most well liked apps are to be had to use on iPhone. And they are lovely just right too, for probably the most phase. We've already associated up OneDrive and Outlook above, the listing beneath will permit you to in finding one of the crucial different large ones.

You can discover a whole record of all Microsoft apps for iPhone right here:

Download Microsoft apps at the App Store

Music and video content material

The iPhone and iTunes are closely invested in track, and you'll be able to be smartly taken care of. If you've a bodily assortment in your pc that you simply synced to your antique Windows Phone, merely fan the flames of iTunes and get started syncing it to your telephone.

If you used Microsoft's Groove Music, or one thing equivalent to Spotify or Deezer to get your aural repair, there are naturally apps to be had for all 3 within the App Store.

Popular apps

The iOS App Store is the position to in finding apps. You can get virtually each and every Google app to be had. (Which have been particularly absent from the Windows Store...)

Equally apps like:

There also are loads of hundreds of video games, together with all of the best cellular titles, so hit the App Store and obtain away!

The starting

Hopefully the following pointers permit 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 enhance for iOS, with just a little paintings you'll be able to be up and operating very quickly with your whole private communications, media and app wishes!

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