Move to iOS is an excellent app for transferring data. It was developed by Apple to help users of other smartphones/tablets switch to the iPhone or iPad.

Move to iOS

It is compatible with Android devices – including Huawei phones and tablets – running on Android 4.0 and later, thus making it fully compatible with almost every modern Huawei phone.

This article explains everything you should know about using Move to iOS on Huawei.

How to use Move to iOS on Huawei?

The Move to iOS app bridges the gap between Android and iOS, and makes it possible to transfer data from Huawei to an iPhone or iPad. It can be used to transfer your contacts, messages, photos, videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and a handful of free apps.

use Move to iOS on Huawei

Before using Move to iOS, you should know that it can only work on a new iPhone, or after resetting an old iPhone. Move to iOS only works when you’re setting up an iPhone or iPad for the first time.

Here are the steps to use Move to iOS on Huawei:

  • Download and install the Move to iOS app on your Huawei device, from Apple’s website. Open the app and tap on “Continue”聽then “Agree”聽and “Next”.
  • While setting up new iPhone, click on “Move Data from Android”聽under “Apps & Data”. Click “Continue” and you would receive a security code on the iPhone’s screen, enter it on the Huawei to connect both phones via Wi-Fi.

steps to use Move to iOS

  • Select the types of data you wish to transfer from your Huawei phone and tap on “Next”.聽Wait till the transfer process is complete and tap on “Done”聽when the notification appears.

What data cannot be transferred from Huawei with Move to iOS?

Despite the fact that Move to iOS is an official Apple app, there are some very glaring limitations with the app. Move to iOS does not support聽transferring media files/data/apps with Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection. This includes most of your music and movies/films.

Digital Rights Management

Move to iOS also does not聽transfer most apps聽and app data聽because of the OS and App Store differences with Android.

Here is a list of what you cannot transfer with Move to iOS:

  1. App data, including encrypted data and data on third party servers.
  2. Apps,聽including most apps downloaded from the Google Play store or the Huawei App Gallery. It instead recommends that you download the iOS alternative.
  3. Music and media content聽with DRM protection.
  4. Passwords.
  5. Notes.
  6. Documents.
  7. Contacts on your SIM card.
  8. Wallpapers and themes.
  9. Ebooks.

Move to iOS Alternatives for Huawei

All the aforementioned limitations of Move to iOS mean that it might be a good idea to look around for an alternative app which can complete the task better.

While there are many mobile and PC transfer apps, very few will be worth your efforts. Few apps can transfer data from Huawei to iPhone without compromising the safety of your data. And for most users, a PC alternative like iTransor Pro will be the best choice due to the insufficient storage space on their old Huawei phones.

Among the few good mobile alternatives to Move to iOS, we examine Send Anywhere and Copy My Data.

Alternative 1. Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere聽is an excellent mobile transfer app that is available for both Huawei (Android) devices and iPhones. It can transfer all your photos, videos, contacts and music.

Send Anywhere

It features a very simple user interface and transfers your data speedily and efficiently.

Here are the steps to use Send Anywhere on Huawei:

  • Download and install Send Anywhere on both the Huawei device and the iOS device.
  • Open the app on Huawei and select the data you wish to transfer. Tap on “Send”. You should receive receive a QR code and a security code.

steps to use Send Anywhere

  • Open the app on the iPhone or iPad and tap on “Receive”. Enter the security code from the Huawei. This should immediately begin your transfer. Wait till the process is finished.


Alternative 2. Copy My Data

Copy My Data is a mobile transfer app available for both Huawei and iPhones. It is very efficient for transferring contacts, calendars and photos from any Huawei device to most iPhones.

Copy My Data review

Like many other transfer apps, Copy My Data works by connecting your Huawei phone and iPhone to a private Wi-Fi connection.

Here are the steps to use Copy My data on Huawei:

  • Download the Copy My Data app on both the Huawei and the iPhone from the respective app stores.
  • Open the app and connect the two phones over Wi-Fi network.
  • Tap on “Copy data from another device”聽on the iPhone and “To another device” on the Huawei. The two phones should display the names of the other phone. Tap on them to connect the devices together.

Use Copy My Data to transfer data from Huawei to iPhone

  • Enter the 4-digit code from the Huawei to the iPhone to finalize connection.
  • Select all the data you want to transfer and click on “Send”.

Use Copy My Data to transfer data from Android to iPhone

  • Wait till transfer is complete and the “Finish”聽notification shows up.


Alternative 3. iTransor Pro [Recommended]

This is the only PC software alternative to Move to iOS we'd like to recommend you, for its excellent performance and outstanding compatibility. iTransor Pro supports up to 12 types of data from Huawei to iPhone transfer, covering what Move to iOS can and cannot transfer.

iTransor Pro

The data range from contacts, text messages, photos, eBooks, voice memos, to even WhatsApp data. The limitations of Move to iOS have already been clearly explained that among others, it is impossible to transfer apps and app data with the app. None of the aforementioned apps offer a method to transfer WhatsApp and all your WhatsApp data from Huawei to iPhone. Only iTransor Pro does this flawlessly.

Here are the steps to use iTransor Pro:

  • Download and install the program on your PC.

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  • Open聽the app and connect the Huawei and iPhone devices to your PC using USB cables.
  • Click on “Switch”聽to accurately select your sending and receiving phones.

steps of using iTransor Pro

  • Select the data types you need to transfer and then tap “Transfer” to start the process.
  • Once the transfer process is finished, click on “Done”.聽


A Comparison of All Mentioned Tools

Here is a detailed comparison of all the transfer tools mentioned in this article:

Move to iOS Send Anywhere Copy My Data iTransor Pro
Operating System (OS) requirement Android 4.0+, all modern iOS versions Android 4.2+, iOS 9.0+ MediAndroid 2.3.3+, iOS 7.1+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.3.5+
Operational mode Mobile app Mobile app Mobile app PC software
Limitation Cannot transfer many types of data Cannot transfer many types of data Cannot transfer many types of data No mobile app
Data supported Contacts, messages, photos, videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts and calendars Contacts, non DRM music, photos, videos Contacts, calendars, photos and videos Up to 12 types of data including contacts, messages, WhatsApp data, etc.
Data security Secure Fairly secure Fairly secure Most secure
Speed Normal Normal Fast Fastest
Ease of use Quite easy Very easy Very easy Easiest

We recommend the last method iTransor Pro if you have no time to try out all the tools.

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