Restore iCloud/iTunes Backup to Android phone

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How to Recover iTunes/iCloud Backup to Android Phone

As the saying goes, One man's meat is another man's poison. Some people like iOS, while the others like the Android. Currently, according to the stats, Android phones sell much more than iOS worldwide, but when it comes to the profit, Apple still eats most of the cake, due to its high average selling prices and high margins. If you used to be an iOS user, who has switched to a new Android phone for some reasons. One of problems you may be facing is that move the contents to the new Android phone. Restoring the needed data from iCloud or iTunes may be a great option, since iCloud and iTunes help iOS users easily backup their data. However, recovering data from iCloud or iTunes directly to an Android phone can be troublesome, and that's what this tutorial is going to talk about, that is, offering you best solution to restore needed data from your iTunes/iCloud backup to the new Android phone. Keep reading the rest of this guide to make the difference.

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Since we can't restore iTunes and iCloud backup to Android Phone directly, we need a third-party application to help us. Syncios Data Transfer - A very user-friendly data transfer tool, which enables you transfer SMS, Call logs, Contacts, Photos, Music, Video, Notes, Apps between iOS and Android devices. And the most important thing is this program will also help you download your iCloud backup contents to your Android devices. Simply download and install the compatible version on your computer.

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Step 1Download and Install Syncios Android Transfer

Launch the iCloud-to-Android-Transfer program after installed successfully. You can see three modules on the program homapage: Transfer, Restore, Backup. Select "Restore" module on the homepage, then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".

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Step 2Log in Your iCloud Account and Download Backup.

Then you need to log in your iCloud account. Please make sure you have entered the correct Apple ID and passcode. Then Syncios will show a list of your iCloud backup. Just select the proper one for your Android device and click "Download".

The downloading process will take you only a few seconds. After it is done, please click "view or scan the downloaded iCloud backup" on the bottom of the download window.

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Step 3Choose Contents to Transfer to Android phone

Then all data from your iCloud backup file will be displayed in categories on the window. Connect your Android device to Syncios, and make sure you have enabled the USB debugging mode on your Android device.

Now you are able to select Contacts, SMS, Call logs, DCIM photos and Bookmarks to restore. Clicking on the "Start Copy" button to transfer selected data back to your Android device.

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How to Recover Data from iTunes Backup/iTunes Library to Android phone

Step 1Download and Install Syncios Android Transfer

Launch the iTunes-to-Android-Transfer program after installed successfully. Select "Restore from iTunes Backup" module under "Restore" on the homepage. (Simply select "iTunes Library" if you want to restore iTunes library.)

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Step 2Choose Contents to Transfer to Android phone

Your iTunes backups will show in the list, choose the one you want to restore. Then all data from your iTunes backup file will be displayed in categories on the window. Connect your Android device to Syncios, and make sure your device is welll detected by this program. (Any detection problem, please follow this tutorial)

Then just select the contents you want to restore (including Contacts, SMS, Call logs, DCIM photos and Bookmarks) and click the "Start Copy" button. After a while, the selected data will back to your Android device. (The steps of restore iTunes library are very alike.)

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Q1: What to do if my devices are not being detected by Syncios Data Transfer?

For iOS devices: Click here.

For Android devices: Click here. Android devices can also connect Syncios via WiFi.

Q2: Why I can't choose "Notes" to restore to my Android device?

Since iOS and Android devices have different file format for Notes, Syncios Data Transfer program currently doesn't support recovering Notes from iCloud to Android devices. However, you can still recover them to your iOS devices.

Q3: Can I use Syncios Data Transfer to import music/photos/videos from computer to my Android?

We are sincerely sorry that Syncios Data Transfer currently doesn't support computer-to-phone transferring. However, you can download our free Syncios Manager to finish this job. And the Ultimate version of Syncios Manager also supports Data Transfer feature(phone to phone transfer, restore from iCloud/iTunes), you can learn more from here.

Q4: What are the differences between free version and paid version of Syncios Data Transfer?

The free version supports transferring/backing up/restoring five items of each category, paid version supports transferring all data.

And for more questions, please feel free to contact our support via Email. We are glad to hear from you.