- Get started
- What's new in Windows Phone 8
- 3 buttons: Back, Start, and Search
- Get connected
- Everything goes back to Start
- Microsoft account
- Sync my Windows Phone
- Ringtones, sounds, and volume
- Recommended settings during phone setup
- Use Data Sense to track data usage
- Moving from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone
- Tips and tricks
- Places to try tapping and holding
- Gestures: flick, pan, and stretch
- How-to videos
Moving from iPhone to Windows Phone
Welcome to your Windows Phone! We put together this info to help make the switch from your iPhone to your Windows Phone as quick and easy as possible. Read on to learn how to get your stuff moved over and your accounts set up.
If your new phone is a Nokia, there are a couple of apps that can help you make the switch: Transfer my Data uses Bluetooth to copy your contacts, and Welcome Home to Windows Phone can transfer contacts, photos, and more.
Were you an iMessage user? You might still be, unless you already turned it off. If you've noticed that some texts never make it to your Windows Phone, or still show up as iMessages on your Apple device, sign out from your Apple ID in iMessage or turn off your Apple device's data connections.
If your info is Do this
In an online account
Set up the account on your Windows Phone and your info should automatically sync. This works for Google, Outlook.com, Facebook, and other common account types.
On your iPhone
If you keep your contacts and calendars on your iPhone and don't sync them with an online account (or you use iCloud), you can still transfer them to your new phone. Learn how
On your computer
If you use Outlook, you can sync contacts and calendars between your computer and your new phone.
If your contacts and calendars are somewhere else (or you run into issues), our Sync wizard can walk you through your options.
If you already store your docs on SkyDrive, great—they'll show up in the Office Hub when you sign in to your phone with your Microsoft account. If you keep them somewhere else online, such as Google Drive or iCloud, you can download the docs you want to your computer as Office files, and then copy them to your phone (or upload them to SkyDrive to get to them from anywhere).
How you move your music to the Music + Videos Hub on your Windows Phone depends on where it is now.
You can also buy, stream, and download songs from the cloud-based Xbox Music service. (Note: Protected media files in your music collection, such as Protected MPEG-4 files, can't be copied to your phone.)
If your music is Do this
Sync iTunes with your new phone using a Mac or a PC.
In Amazon Cloud Player
In another app
Need more info? Get a guided tour of your syncing options with our Sync wizard (English only).
Transfer the photos and videos you want from your iPhone onto your computer, then sync them to your phone. (Any photos you've shared on Facebook will show up as online albums in the Photos Hub as soon as you set up your Facebook account on your phone.)
If you want to put your pics in the cloud so you can get to them from anywhere, check out the SkyDrive app—it's available for pretty much anywhere you might be keeping photos.
Flickr fiend? Good news: it's available on Windows Phone. Get it
Take a look at these topics for more help and tips: