How to Switch from Windows Phone to iPhone

Transfer contacts and media files from Windows Phone to iPhone

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So, you’re finally ready to change your Windows Phone and join the growing ranks of Apple iPhone, huh? With great design, laudable hallmarks of the latest iOS operating system, and robustness of the App Store, Apple iPhone especially Plus size of iPhones are growing more popular.

However, switching from a Windows Phone to an iPhone can not be so easy. You need to transfer all of your contacts from Windows Phone to your new iPhone 6s/6s Plus. Putting them one by one? Obviously, it’s nearly impossible if you have hundreds of contacts stored on your Windows Phone. Is there an easy way transfer all the photos and videos you’ve captured to the new phone? Should I have to download all my music again?

In this post, we will introduce the easiest and fastest way you can rely on to simply your transfer process. The step-to-step instruction on how to switch from Windows Phone to iPhone 6S/6S Plus will save much of your precious time. It isn’t a difficult task to move large numbers of contacts between Windows Phone and iOS device anymore with just a desktop app – MobileTrans Phone Transfer, which empowers you to transfer all of your contacts, photos, videos and music from Windows Phone (such as Nokia Lumia) to iOS device (iPhone 6S/6S Plus) with just a click.

When transferring contacts, it can not just transfer names and numbers, but also job title, email address, company name, and more. Besides, this desktop phone transfer application now support content transfer between phones running iOS, Android (compatible with Android 6.0 Marshmallownew icon), Windows Phone (fully support Windows 10 & 8) and Nokia Symbian. In one word, it is a must-have application when you’re upgrading and switching phones, regardless of the platform where the data originated from.

To get started with the transition, download the Windows or Mac version and follow the steps below.

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Part 1: Transfer Photos, Videos, Music from Windows Phone to iPhone

Step 1. Install and run phone transfer on your desktop

Double click the archive to install and launch MobileTrans on your computer. This phone transfer program will show you the primary window as below.

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Step 2. Connect Windows Phone and iPhone 6S (Plus)

Connect both your Windows Phone and iPhone to your computer via USB cables.

From the 4 main functions: "Phone to Phone Transfer", "Restore from Backup", "Back Up Your Phone" and "Erase Your Old Phone", go to Phone to Phone Transfer. You can switch the source and destination phones by clicking the Flip button in the middle of the program.

Step 3. Transfer Photos, Videos and Music Files from Windows Phone to iPhone

Select the media files you would like to move over to your new iPhone 6S, like Photos, Videos and Music files. Then click Start Transfer to begin the process. Keep both phones connected during the transfer process.

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Note: This phone transfer software supports directly transfer music, photos, videos between Windows phone and iPhone. For migrating Windows Phone contacts to iPhone, you need to firstly back the contacts up to Onedrive. Then use Mobiletrans to restore the backed up contacts to iPhone.

Part 2: Transfer contacts from Nokia Lumia Windows Phone to iPhone

If you need to transfer Contacts from your old Nokia Lumia Windows phone to iPhone, you can back the contacts up to Onedrive first. Then use Mobiletrans to restore the backed up contacts to iPhone.

First, Backup Windows Phone contacts to OneDrive?

When you have your account set up on your Windows Phone, any contacts you’ve already saved on the phone will automatically sync to the cloud, and the contacts in your Microsoft account will as contacts in your phone’s People Hub.

If you don’t complete account setting, please follow the steps below:

  1. Turn on your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, click Windows Phone start button and tap People app.
  2. Swipe to the bottom and click on "…" and then choose "settings" to continue.
  3. In settigns window, please scroll down to "accounts" and click on "add an account" button. Then in the new screen, please select "Microsoft account" and log in with your account and password.
  4. add Microsoft account

    PS: If you don’t have the account, you can sign up a Microsoft Account by visiting the site

  5. Verify your identity by putting last 4 digits of your phone number and the code you received.
  6. Just wait for a few seconds patiently. Your contacts will be synced to OneDrive automatically.

After sync all your Lumia account to OneDrive, now you can easily transfer these OneDrive backup contacts to your iPhone device with help of the program MobileTrans.

Then, Restore Windows Phone contacts from OneDrive Backup

Go to Restore from Backup once you’ve opened MobileTrans. In the options provides, choose "OneDrive" and sign in your OneDrive account.

restore contacts from OneDrive backup

Plug your iPhone to your computer using USB cables. The program will automatically recognize your device as soon as possible. Then select Contacts and click on "Start Transfer" to begin the transition process.

restore contacts from OneDrive backup

After that, all your contacts, videos, photos and music files on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone is moved over to your new iPhone 6S/6S Plus. Just enjoy your new iOS device.

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MobileTrans Phone Transfer

  • Transfer data between phones running iOS, Android, WinPhone and Symbian.
  • Backup your phone to PC/Mac and then restore to any other supported phone whenever you want.
  • Restore backup content from BlackBerry, iCloud, iTunes, Kies and more to Android and iOS devices.
  • Permanently wipe all data from your old phone without restore to protect your privacy info.
  • Works well with 3,000+ phones including Droid, WinPhone, Symbian and iPhones.

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