How to Backup Your iPhone iPad or iPod touch

Apple has released the iOS 13.5 recently. And it’s an important update since it inserted COVID-19 contact tracing. This is good if you could get this new update to take part in the activity to stop virus spreading. But before updating to the new iOS 13.5, you are recommended to backup your iPhone because any system crash or error may let you drop into a data loss.

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

iCloud allows you to create backups wirelessly without using a computer. If you have no computer around you, this can be a good method to backup your iOS device.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, unlock your iPhone.
  2. Go to Settings > Your Profile > iCloud, and make sure you’ve logged into your iCloud account.
  3. Swipe down to find and tap the iCloud Backup section.
  4. Tap the Backup Now button. (Keep you device connected to Wi-Fi and make sure your device have enough battery life to finish the backup)

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes

Relatively speaking, iTunes will be safe and quick in backing up data and settings on your iOS device.

It requires you to download and install iTunes on your computer firstly. If you have done the job, please be sure to update your iTunes to the latest version.

  1. Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer.
  2. On the iTunes menu, click File > Devices > Back Up, to backup your iPhone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages Between Android and iPhone

WhatsApp is one of the most frequently used chatting apps on smartphones, and you may have stored lots of chats on your Android device. During switching from Android to iPhone, you may like to move all your WhatsApp chat history and attached images from the Android device to your new iPhone. But you may have found it’s not easy to make it via WhatsApp Backup and Restore.

You may have got a few apps to transfer WhatsApp chats between Android and iOS, but do they really work? We’ll cover these in this post.

Is it possible to use WhatsApp Backup & Restore to get chat history from Android to iPhone?

We’ve tried to follow a tutorial, using iCloud Drive to backup WhatsApp chats on Samsung Galaxy S7 and then restore the backup to the iPhone 8, but it failed. We found iOS won’t support restore WhatsApp Chats from iCloud drive to iPhone. We got stuck on this step. 

The backup way for WhatsApp data varies from the mobile operating system. The iOS devices use its default backup service iCloud to backup and restore WhatsApp chats. So it’s impossible to directly restore WhatsApp to iPhone from Google Drive used to make backups for Android devices.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Attaches to New iPhone

WhatsApp setting enables you to backup your chats and when you set up WhatsApp on another mobile phone, you can restore that chats from the backup.

Step 1

On Android phone, run WhatsApp Messenger and go to settings to backup Chats.

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone – Credit from CNET
Step 2

Download and install WhatsApp on your iPhone 7.

Step 3

Run WhatsApp on iPhone, and set up with your WhatsApp account. Then restore chats from backup.

How to Transfer Android App to iPhone with Cached Data

Got a new Apple iPhone XS or XR? Is there a way to move your loved app with its cached data to your new iPhone from an Android smartphone?  Let’s talk about the methods to transfer apps from android to iPhone.

Is Move to iOS app able to transfer apps and app data?

Apple Move to iOS app will be definitely one of the best Android to iPhone transfer apps to migrate data to your new iPhone. This app is developed by Apple inc, and you can use it to copy all messages, contacts, calendars and some apps to your iOS device.

However, as Apple says, this Move to iOS app transfers only some free apps from android to iPhone, not including paid apps and app data. In fact, what Move to iOS do is just search and download apps from App Store again using the apps’ name on your old Android.

How to transfer apps and apps data to new iPhone?

It’s hard to move all apps from Android to iOS devices. And you have to purchased again on the App Store to get apps on your new iPhone. To moving app data, there is no easy way.

It seems that all depends on app itself. And you’ll find some apps supports app data migrating like WhatsApp, and you have to know whether your apps have data migrating feature.


Do you want to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone? Read our post about how to transfer WhatsApps between phones.