Transfer Content with Google Quick Switch Adapter (from iOS)

Note Here's how to transfer data from your current iOS device to your Pixel™ phone by Google.

What you need:

  • Your old and new phones
  • USB cable provided with your old iOS device
  • Google Quick Switch adapter
  • Your Google account info

Note Notes:

  • This process is compatible with Apple® devices running iOS 8 or later, and is performed during initial device setup.
  • Ensure the Pixel battery is charged to at least 50% before connecting.

1

Navigate to Settings

On your iPhone, tap Settings.

iPhone home screen with emphasis on Settings icon

2

Update settings for Messages

From your iPhone settings screen, tap Messages.

iPhone Settings screen with emphasis on Messages

3

Turn off iMessage

If the indicator next to the iMessage switch is green, tap or slide the switch to turn it off.
Note When the feature is turned off, the switch is all white.

iMessage screen with emphasis on switch in the off position

4

Start the transfer

Ensure both devices have more than 50% charge before getting started.

  1. Tap Start then follow the on-screen prompts to connect to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
  2. Continue to follow on-screen prompts until you reach the 'Copy apps & data' screen.
Hi there screen with emphasis on Language, Vision settings and Start button

5

Copy your data

From the 'Copy apps & data' screen, tap NEXT to transfer your content.

Copy apps & data screen with emphasis on Next button

6

Connect your phones

Plug one end of the cable into your old phone and the other end into your new Pixel phone then follow the on-screen prompts.

Connect both phones screen with connection diagram

7

Sign in to Google

When prompted, sign into your Google account or create a new one.

Google sign in screen with emphasis on Email or phone field and Create account

8

Choose what to copy

From the 'Choose what to copy' screen, select the content you want to transfer then tap Copy. Continue to follow the on-screen prompts.

Choose what to copy screen with emphasis on items to copy and the copy button

9

Continue or leave setup

Tap Continue to set up your device completely or tap 'Leave & get reminder' to set up later.

Make Pixel uniquely yours screen with emphasis on Continue and Leave & get reminder buttons

10

You're all done

Tap Done when you see the 'Your phone's almost ready' screen then disconnect the cable when the transfer is finished.

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