Just connect, sign in, and transfer.
Connect your old phone
to your new Pixel with the
Quick Switch Adapter.
Sign in to your
Google Account or
create a new one.
Choose what you want to
move, sit back, and let
Pixel do the work.
You’ll need the Quick Switch Adapter from the box plus your old phone’s USB charging cable. The Quick Switch Adapter will work with most iPhones and Android phones.
Tip: Your new Pixel should be already fully charged when you open the box, but make sure the battery is at least 50% charged.
You’ll need a Google Account.
Depending on your previous phone, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Switching from iPhone? Sign in to your Google Account. If you don’t already have one, you’ll be asked to create one.
Switching from Android? Your new Pixel should automatically sign you in to your Google Account, but if not, simply enter your password.
Once you’ve signed in to your Google Account, you can start transferring items that are stored on your old iPhone or Android phone (like photos, videos, contacts, and SMS or iMessages*).
The transfer should take about 15-20 minutes to complete, but may take longer if you have a lot to copy.
Tip: You can continue finishing setup and exploring your new phone’s features while everything is transferring in the background.
* iMessage texts automatically transfer to your new Pixel. Media from iMessages and other content (such as photos on iCloud, contacts and calendars on an external account like Yahoo! or Outlook, or some apps downloaded from the Google Play Store) do not automatically transfer. Visit Google Customer Care for information on transferring that content.
Your Pixel phone comes with 24/7 support via chat or phone, and we also offer personalized help in setting up your new Pixel. Just open Settings and tap Support on your Pixel.
Prefer to help yourself? Learn more about your Pixel phone and find answers to common questions by searching Google Customer Care, g.co/pixelcare.