Top 5 Move to iOS Similar Apps to Transfer Data to New iPhone XS, XR in 2018

Move to iOS app didn’t work, and you are considering a replacement? Read this post to get 5 top best Move to iOS Alternatives that we collected in 2018.

You may think that you can move everything from your Android phone to the new iPhone XS or XR with the Move to iOS app. But after trying it out, you found this app didn’t work or was so complex to use? In fact, the users’ rating for Move to iOS is not so good – it got only 3 stars of average ratings on Google Play.

To smoothly migrate data from Android to iOS, you may need a replacement of Move to iOS app. In this post, we collected 5 professional data transfer apps that you can take as Alternatives to Move to iOS app for a fast and stable data transferring to your new iPhone. Now let’s take a look at these apps.

Top 5 Move to iOS Alternative Apps in 2018

  1. AnyTrans for iOS
  2. Dr.Fone – Switch
  3. Syncios Mobile Data Transfer
  4. AiseeSoft FoneCopy
  5. MOBILedit Phone Copier

AnyTrans for iOS – Move to iOS Feature (Free)

AnyTrans is one of excellent iPhone transfer apps developed by iMobie. It recently added a complete free feature to help all new iOS users migrate data from Android devices in an easy way. As one of best Move to iOS Alternatives, this app can be better than Move to iOS since it is able to transfer specific items that you want from Android to iPhone.

Supported Data Types

Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos, Books, Messages, Call Logs, Ringtones and Files.

Supported iPhone

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

Move to iOS Alternative: Dr.Fone – Switch ($35+)

Dr.Fone – Swith by Wondershare is one of best phone transfer apps that you should have as one alternative to Move to iOS app. Its neat and simple interface helps you easily put your important data like photos messages and contacts to your new iPhone in a few clicks. With a nice device compatibility for Android, you can take it to get things easily moved to your new iPhone from various android brands including Samsung, HTC, Google Pixel, Huawei, LG, Motorola and so on.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Songs and Videos.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

Syncios Mobile Data Transfer ($39.95)

This Mobile Data Transfer developed by Syncios is another data transfer app working on Windows and Mac. Similar to Dr.Fone Switch, it is also developed for phone-to-phone transferring. Compatible with a large numbers of Android brands, this app will be another helper for people who want to move data from Android to iOS.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Songs, Call Log  and Bookmarks.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

PhoneCopy for Windows by Aiseesoft ($39)

PhoneCopy by Aiseesoft is one PC-based app that you can take as one of Move to iOS alternatives to transfer contacts, photos, videos and songs from Android to iPhone. Just like AnyTrans and Dr.Fone, this app can auto convert your transferred files to be compatible with your targeted iOS device.  And only by a few clicks, you can finish the transfer process.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Photos, Videos, Songs and Ringtones.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

MOBILedit Phone Copier ($9.9)

Phone Copier is one of professional phone to phone data transfer software that are available for people who want to transfer between two smartphone. For android to iOS switchers, this app can move contacts, messages, calendar and media files. After installing this app on both of your phones, you can begin your transfer between them in Bluetooth.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Calendar and Media files.

Supported iPhone:

(Unknown)

Fix Move to iOS App Not Working to Migrate Android to iPhone

Move to iOS app not working on Android phone to migrate data to your new iPhone? The app stuck on preparing/transferring process, dropped Wi-Fi or won’t connect to your iPhone. If you got these issues, this post may be helpful.

Apple’s 2018 iPhone – iPhone XS and XS Max went on sale today. After getting the new iPhone XS, you may have tried using the Move to iOS app to get texts or other data from Android to the new iPhone, but the app may not working. Don’t be worried. This post gives all new iPhone users the tips to fix these Move to iOS issues. And also the alternative ways to migrate data to new phone.

move to ios not working
move to ios unable to migrate
  1. Move to iOS Issues You May Have Met
  2. Why Move to iOS Not Working?
  3. How to Fix Move to iOS Not Working
  4. Alternatives to Move to iOS App

1. Move to iOS Issues You May Have Met

Move to iOS app is available on Google Play store for Android users to move data to their new bought iPhone device. And we’ve introduced this app before on how to transfer data from Samsung to iPhone. This app is nice because it is completely free.

But in fact, the transferring process is not that simple. It requires a stable Wi-Fi network and may take a long time. As a result, this app got some bad reviews and has a only 3 stars ratings on Google Play store.

So what issues you may meet while using Move to iOS to transfer data from Android to your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

  • Move to iOS Cannot to Connect iPhone
  • Pop up Error “Unable to migrate. Try again later”.
  • Stuck at “Moving items into place…“, Stuck at 40% or 50%.
  • Stuck at “Move to iOS stuck on preparing“.
  • Move to iOS could not communicate with device

2. Why Move to iOS Not Working?

We tried to understand the issues from some discussions on SNSs and the bad reviews on Google Play. We found most of the problems were caused by the bad Wi-Fi network and the bad compatibility of this Move to iOS app.  Besides, this app may not do something that people expected, such as transferring app data to new device.

3. How to Fix Move to iOS Not Working Issues

After going though all issues, we found Below we collected some tips from various forums to fix this issue you met when transfer data from Android to iPhone. And if the tips cannot solve what you have encountered, you can leave your problem on the comment section for a future solution.

Method 1. Check Compatibility and Do Preparation

You should check the items in the below list before you use Move to iOS app.

  1. Move to iOS app requires Android 4.0 or higher.
  2. It cannot be used to transfer from iOS to Android.
  3. This app is only work with transferring data from Android to a New or Reset iPhone.
  4. Transferring may take you several hours, depends on the size of data you are migrating and the Wi-Fi network condition.

Method 2. Simple Tips to Fix Move to iOS Not Working

  1. Restart your mobiles phones.
  2. Check network connection on both of your android and iOS phones.
  3. Check your android phone network settings and unselect the option for “Smart network switch” or something similar, such as Connections Optimizer. Or you can try to switch off your WiFi or switch between WiFi and mobile data on your android phone, which is said helpful to solve the issue of “Move to iOS could not communicate with device”.
  4. Turn your Android phone into airplane mode.

TOP 3 Best Free Android File Encryption Apps I Collected in 2018

If you’re searching for some best Android file encryption software in 2018, you’ve come to the right place. Here I share 3 free apps that use passwords to carefully protect your sensitive and important apps/files on your Android device.

You know that you can setup the lock-screen to protect all the data on phone and tablet. But this is only some basic setting to keep things safe, and it is still possible that your locked screen device be hacked by some people.

In order to keep privacy files and apps always be safe from malicious attack, you can also use some Android encryption apps to lock specific apps and files via passcode, pattern or fingerprint. Thus your important files will always be hidden from the unauthorized users, and be safe always.

  1. How to Choose Best Android File Encryption App?
  2. The File Encryption Apps I Collected for Android Users

How to choose best Android File Encryption app?

There are so many file encryption apps on Google Play store or other Android app publishing platform. So how could you get the perfect one for you?

In general, the best Android File Encryption app ought to have the basic features to encrypt files, app and app data in usual methods like Passcode, Pattern and Fingerprint. And it should supports a wide range of Android operation system and phone brands, whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or the HTC One. And the most importantly, for me, I would like some free apps that have no ads inserted.

Best Android file encryption apps I collected in 2018

My Reviews My Rating Start Price Ads Inserted
SSE File/Text Encryption ★★★★☆ Free Yes
BluePrints AppLock 2018 ★★★★★ Free No
Egosecure Encryption AnyWhere ★★★☆☆ Free No

SSE – File/Text Encryption & Password Vault (with in-app purchases)

S.S.E (Secret Space Encryptor) is an all-in-one Android encryption app with the functions of managing passwords and encrypting files & texts. By using various strong algorithms like AES and RC6, it could protect your messages, notes and file from any unwanted readers.

To encrypt one file or folder is pretty simple, just open this app and go to File Encryptor, select file or folder and tap Encrypt Dir. After input your password, the file/folder will be encrypted.

BluePrints AppLock 2018 (Free)

BluePrints AppLock is one of best encryption apps for Android I’ve met. This app offers lots of free functions for Android users to protect privacy and personal information, like the function to hide images/videos and the feature to encrypt apps. I like it because of its simple interface and no ads inserted.

BluePrints Applock 2018
BluePrints Applock 2018

As one of perfect app lockers, it can protect your Android apps from unauthorized persons by locking them with passcode, pattern and fingerprint. Additionally, it can also record the head picture of intruders who attacks this app by keep typing wrong passcode.

EgoSecure Encryption Anywhere (Free)

EgoSecure Encryption Anywhere is one file manager with file encryption capabilities. It can encrypt any file with password to protect it from unauthorized access when they are stored on Android device or in cloud storage. And you can also transfer the encrypted files via Internet to your friends or family. After receiving, they can decrypt the file using the password you set via EgoSecure.

This Android file encrypt app is completely free and you can download if from Google. And this company also offers the Windows version that you can use on a PC.

Transfer Data from iPhone to New Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you’ve decided to switch from iPhone to Galaxy Note 9, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll break down the necessary steps you’ll need to take in order to transfer data from iPhone to the new Note 9. There are 3 free ways totally and we’ll guide you through each of them in detail.

The 2018 new-released Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers many customization options that you won’t find on an iPhone. It allows for a high level of multi-tasking, equipped with new processor and multi-window system. Not only that, but this new model could also store up to 1TB of data, should you choose to add a 512GB SD card on its integrated port?

All of that sounds good, right? The Note 9 looks like one of those phones that users grow to love in a very short amount of time. Therefore, there’s a strong chance that some of you may choose to switch from iPhone to Galaxy Note 9. And to do a switch, you may like to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Phone?

Transferring data from one phone to another is actually a very straightforward and easy process since Samsung gives one nice Smart Switch app. This app provide you with two free methods to migrate data from iOS to new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, using its USB adapter, or wirelessly getting data from iCloud backup. Besides these two methods, there are a couple of other options you can get to deal with data transfers between phones. Now let’s follow this post to begin the transferring:

  1. What to do before moving data to new Note 9
  2. Migrate data from iPhone to Samsung via USB cable
  3. Transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Note 9 Wirelessly
  4. Transfer data o Galaxy Note 9 in other methods

What to Do Before Transferring Data to New Note 9?

  • It’s important that both phones are set to the largest amount of time to stay on before “going to sleep”. This helps you avoid any issues with the phones’ power-saving features.
  • Remember that having the phone turned on for a long time drains a ton of battery, which makes it ever more important for you to have both phones fully charged before starting the transfer.
  • Update the Smart Switch on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Normally the app on your Note 9 could be in the latest version.)
  • Deregister/Disable iMessages on your iPhone via Settings > Messages.
  • You’d better turn off two factors authentication on your iPhone.

How to transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy Note 9 using USB.

First things first: your Samsung phone should come with a special USB adapter, which allows it to connect directly to another phone. Keep in mind that you’ll need to use this adapter with the iPhone’s original USB cable if you want the process to work smoothly; generic USB’s used to transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy Note 9 might not work as intended (some of your data could get corrupted).

Step 1. Connect iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 via USB cable

Connect both phones via the iPhone’s USB cable, plugging the adapter on the other end and using it to connect to the Samsung phone. It should look a little something like this. And your Note 9 will auto run Smart Switch and go to the page of TRANSFER FROM IOS PHONE. If not, just go to Settings to run Smart Switch.

Connect iPhone to Samsung Galaxy using USB
Connect iPhone to Samsung Galaxy using USB

Unlock your iPhone and tap to Trust This Computer. After that, click Next on your Samsung Smartphone to get information on your iPhone. And this may take some minutes, depending on how much data on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select contents and start transferring data to new Samsung Galaxy phone.

Once your Samsung detects everything stored on your iPhone, you can select contents such as photos and contacts, and simply press Transfer at the bottom of your Note 9’s screen, it will auto move things from iPhone to your new Note 9.

Transfer selected items to Samsung Galaxy phone
Transfer selected items to Samsung Galaxy phone

This process might take up to half an hour, but it’s very straightforward and effective. Once that’s done, check your Note 9. Every shared app, your contact list, music, and basically every piece of user information should’ve successfully transferred to your new phone.

How to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Note 9 wirelessly

Let us first warn you that transferring data using a wireless Internet connection takes a much bigger amount of time than doing it using the USB Smart Switch. This option is extremely useful nonetheless, as some iPhone owners might not have access to a proper USB cable or simply prefer doing the data transfer using a wireless method.

Step 1. Create an iCloud backup with your iPhone.

To start this process, all you need to do is back up iPhone data via iCloud > iCloud Backup > Backup Now. You can store up to 5GB of information for free before having to buy extra storage from Apple.

Step 2. Run Smart Switch on Note 9, and then choose WIRELESS > iOS.

This data transfer from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also done via Smart Switch, but in this case, you’re going to need the app. Not every Android phone comes with Smart Switch installed, but the Note 9 should have it by default. In any case, look for the Smart Switch app and run it. The following prompt should show up:

Wireless transfer data from iOS to Galaxy
Wireless transfer data from iOS to Galaxy

In this case, we’re going to select the “Wireless” option. You’ll be asked which device will you transfer data from; select iOS.

Step 3.  Enter your iCloud’s details to access data from iCloud backup to your Samsung phone.

It requires you input your iCloud email and password to login your iCloud storage. After that, you will be able to select which information stored in the iCloud you want to import to your Samsung. Once you’re done, tap “Import” and wait for the process to finish.

As we said, this process to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is actually very simple, but it’ll take a bit more time than the regular USB Smart Switch option.

How to transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy Note 9 manually

Last but not least, there are other free ways in which you can manually transfer data from an iPhone to an Android phone without needing the assistance of Smart Switch. The best way to transfer basic information, such as your contacts and your calendar, is to use Gmail’s data backup option.

Simply go to your iPhone’s Gmail app and make sure it backs up everything that you need. Once you log in with your email in your new Note 9’s Gmail app, your contacts, calendar and emails should start syncing right away.

If your contacts aren’t showing right away, you might need to access iCloud via PC, select your backed-up contacts and export them as an individual file. To do this, just go to your computer and access iCloud, go to your contacts, select all of your contacts and then create a vCard at the bottom left corner of the screen, like this:

Then log in to Gmail and import them to your contact list manually. You can access your Gmail contact list here:

Once you’re in Gmail’s contact list, select the import option and then choose the vCard file that you downloaded from iCloud to your computer. You can do that here:

When you log in to your new Samsung using your email, the contacts should be imported automatically into your Note 9.

Everything else is pretty straightforward. We recommend using calendar apps to import your calendar from one phone to the other, as these are usually shareable as long as you have an account connected to them.

If you want to import pictures, simply upload them to Google Drive in your iPhone and download them in your Note 9. This is done by accessing Google Drive in your iPhone, tapping the “+” icon and choosing the option called “Upload photos or videos”:

Drive is connected to your Gmail account, so logging in to your Gmail account in your Note 9 will swiftly import your Drive files pretty quickly. You can use Google Drive to transfer any other relevant documents as well! This app is actually one of the best easy-to-use tools that you can have in order to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Since we’re talking about Google Drive… WhatsApp also has an option to do a backup of all your messages using Drive’s services. Go to your iPhone’s WhatsApp settings and back up all of your conversations. When you log in to the same WhatsApp account on your new Note 9, you will be prompted to import the messages available in your Drive backup.

Oh, and one last thing… If you want to upload Music to a cloud storage to then download it on your Samsung, your best bet will be using Google Play Music and selecting the option to upload them. Keep in mind that if you use Spotify or any similar app, it’s easier to simply download the app in your Note 9 and you should have access to all of your songs in an instant.

Conclusion

Well, it looks like you’re ready to swap your iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. As you can see, none of the processes are extremely complicated, but we do recommend using the Smart Switch USB method to relocate your iPhone’s data to your new Note 9. This will guarantee a quick and effective data transfer.

The methods we listed in this article are the main options you have when it comes to transferring data. Keep in mind that other methods also exist (like using backup apps found in both the PlayStore and the AppStore), but the ones we showed here are proven to be the most effective and error-free.

Best Free Cloud Storage for Backing Up Photos on Android

Have you been thinking of getting a cloud storage service for the pictures you take with your smartphone? Well, here’s some valuable insight into Android cloud apps that will help you choose the best solution for your needs.

Android users are gradually embracing cloud storage as a reasonable alternative to SD cards, which have long been the first choice for mobile phone storage expansion. In addition to the extra space, the Cloud gives you the chance to store photos in a location that is separate from your vulnerable smartphone.

Proper cloud services will also enable you to access your media files from all your smart devices. And, unlike in SD modules, where the need for more storage can only be fulfilled by buying a new card, you can expand your cloud easily by upgrading your subscription.

So, if you take a lot of photos with your smartphone, cloud storage that syncs automatically will keep all your pictures secure and accessible. Android has a host of paid and free cloud services that can be excellent for storing photos. All you have to do is know how to choose the one that will serve you best.

How to Pick A Suitable Cloud Storage Service to Backup Android Photos

Getting a great cloud storage solution for photos can be a challenge but knowing what to look for will make it much easier to sort through the pile.

1. Space

Although free services with unlimited storage exist, most utilities offer customers some space for free, after which payment is needed to upgrade your quota. Ideally, you’ll want to look for a cloud solution that provides a fair amount of storage for the price.

2. Functionality

In addition to space, it is also important to consider the level of functionality that the cloud service app offers. For instance, if you already have thousands of photos on your phone and would like to upload them to your new space in the cloud, you wouldn’t want an app that will force you to open the folder and select all the pictures in it one by one to upload them.

3. File Formats

Most services will accept common image formats like JPEG, PNG, and GIF, but if you’re planning to store less mainstream types like RAW or TIFF files, you’ll need a solution that offers enough flexibility.

4. Security

Whether you’re looking to save sensitive pictures about an upcoming product launch or just your every-day selfies, comprehensive security features are a must-have on your checklist. Although today’s increasingly sophisticated crop of cybercriminals makes it next to impossible to guarantee security on any digital storage utility, a feature like two-factor authentication or zero-knowledge encryption can significantly minimize the chances of an attack.

Top Free Cloud Storage Services for Backing Up Photos on Android

Finding a solution that meets all your requirements will be tricky, more so if you’re not willing to reach into your wallet. Nevertheless, the Android cloud market has more than a few free apps that, despite some notable downsides, could be excellent choices.

1. Google Photos

Arguably the best free cloud storage service for photos, Google Photos offers free, unlimited space for images whose resolution is 16 megapixels and below, and 15GB of space via Google Drive for higher-resolution pictures. The intuitive app allows you to set auto back-up to keep your media files accessible from any device, and you can also search for anything you store by typing the name of the person, place or thing that appear on the photo.

2. Flickr

The best thing about Flickr, besides the 1000GB of free space, is that it is designed for presenting your photos rather than merely storing them. Its interface displays your content in an enjoyable, attractive and interactive photo stream, which other users can follow and comment on your shots. Because Flickr displays pictures, however, you will only be able to upload JPEG, PNG and GIF files.

3. Microsoft OneDrive

Unlike Flickr, OneDrive isn’t designed solely for photographers. Nonetheless, what it lacks in the interface, it makes up in functionality. In addition to being straightforward to navigate, the app will integrate seamlessly with the office utilities you have on your phone or laptop, as well as other Microsoft applications, such as Arrow Launcher for Android. You can choose to upload your photos and videos automatically using Camera backup or manually, and it also works with Android Wear, in case you would like to be flicking through pictures from your wrist. OneDrive offers 5GB storage for free, beyond which you’ll need to pay some cash.

Honorable Mentions:

Google Photos, Flickr, and Microsoft OneDrive may be the top three best free cloud backup solutions for photos on the Android platform, but other reasonable options exist if you’re itching for something different.

For instance, while the 5GB that Sync.com’s free plan offers is nothing remarkable, the service gives you the chance to earn an extra 1GB of additional storage for every friend you refer, with no cap on the number of referrals you can make.

Amazon Prime Photos, on the other hand, provides free unlimited photo storage to Amazon Prime Subscribers, and also comes with some useful features for sharing pictures, including a folder called “Family Vault” that lets you create photo albums with family and friends.

Despite its relatively limited 2GB of free capacity, Dropbox is a favorite among professional Android users, thanks to its fast, intuitive and glitch-free app, as well as its wide range of business-focused tools, which make it easy to share pictures and collaborate. Box, another business-centric cloud storage app offers most of Dropbox features along with a more generous 10GB of free space.

Conclusion

Cloud storage, even a free subscription, can be exceedingly beneficial. It’s efficient, frees up your phone’s internal storage, and it’s far more reliable than a microSD card. If you don’t have a backup service for your photos, now is as good a time as any to get one.