How to Transfer Data from Windows Phone to iPhone 7 or iPad Pro

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// May 10, 2017

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Transfer Data from Windows Phone to iPhone 7 or iPad Pro

If you have decided to use an iPhone 7 or iPad Pro after having a Windows Phone or androidandroid, there are few things that you want to do first in setting up your new device. There is no doubt that your old Windows Phone contain a lot of data. These include your music, contacts, emails, messages, photos, apps, calendar and more. Getting all these data can be hard, but this guide will show you easy steps on how to successfully and effortlessly transfer data from Windows phone to iPhone 7 or iPad Pro.

Unlike Android, there is no Move to iOS app for Windows Phone. Fortunately, there are services like OneDrive, Outlook, and Office that can make your Windows phone to iPhone transfer process easy.

Get iTunes

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iTunes is the Apple’s all-in-one media player, sync service, and manager. However, most users no longer use it as they can also manage their files and data using iCloud. iTunes is great for creating local backups, transferring huge files, or fix minor problems. If you are using Windows, simply get the latest version of iTunes so you can easily manage your files later.

You can click here to get iTunes on your PC.

Set Up Contacts, Calendars and Email

Our smartphones are our key to communicating, not only with our family and friends but also for working purposes. Moving your contacts, calendars and emails to its new home is one of your top priorities. The great news is that setting it up on your new iPhone 7 or iPad Pro is very easy.

You can import your Microsoft account to your new iPhone without any problem. Before you start, make sure that you create a backup first on your Windows Phone.

Step 1: On your new iPhone or iPad, open Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Mails, Contacts, Calendars option.

Step 3: Tap Add Account.

From here, you can add your accounts, such as Exchange and Outlook. Simply choose the account that you wish to add and follow the onscreen instructions. Once your account is added, select it again to check if your information is already stored in your new device. You can view your account in the Mail app from home screen, while your Calendars and Contacts are stored in their corresponding apps (Contacts and Calendar).

If you prefer to have separate app for different accounts, you can download the app for Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo or Google in App Store.

Photos and Videos

If you have a lot of photos and videos on your old Windows phone, we do not recommend that you transfer all of them from your Windows phone to iPhone or iPad. You probably used microSD card to store all your photos, but that is not available on iPhone. Your storage is limited, but Apple offers iCloud Photo Library.

One Drive – If you have been using OneDrive to store your files, you can easily access your all your photos and videos by installing OneDrive app from App Store. If you have not uploaded all your files to OneDrive, simply upload all your photos and videos to Microsoft’s cloud. You can also upload all your new photos and videos from your iPhone to OneDrive, so all your files are stored in one place.

Dropbox – You can also use Dropbox to store all your photos and videos. Make sure that you upload all your files to this cloud so you can access it anytime or anywhere you want. Simply download and install the Dropbox app from App Store on your new iPhone 7 or iPad Pro to view your photos and videos.

Music and Videos

You can sync your tracks and videos to your new iPhone by using iTunes.

Step 1: On your PC, open iTunes and make sure that you are running the latest version to prevent any problems.

Step 2: Sync music and videos saved in your PC to iTunes.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes using a USB cable and sync your files to your new device.

You can also explore music with apps like Spotify, SoundCloud or Deezer. If you are using Groove Music, you can also install this app on your new phone.

Installing Apps

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There are thousands of apps in App Store that you can enjoy. You can start installing the most used apps such as:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Pandora
  • WhatsApp

If you have further questions or suggestions about data transfer from Windows Phone to iPhone 7 or iPad Pro, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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