Top 5 Move to iOS Similar Apps to Transfer Data to New iPhone XS, XR in 2018

Move to iOS app didn’t work, and you are considering a replacement? Read this post to get 5 top best Move to iOS Alternatives that we collected in 2018.

You may think that you can move everything from your Android phone to the new iPhone XS or XR with the Move to iOS app. But after trying it out, you found this app didn’t work or was so complex to use? In fact, the users’ rating for Move to iOS is not so good – it got only 3 stars of average ratings on Google Play.

To smoothly migrate data from Android to iOS, you may need a replacement of Move to iOS app. In this post, we collected 5 professional data transfer apps that you can take as Alternatives to Move to iOS app for a fast and stable data transferring to your new iPhone. Now let’s take a look at these apps.

Top 5 Move to iOS Alternative Apps in 2018

  1. AnyTrans for iOS
  2. uterocele
  3. Syncios Mobile Data Transfer
  4. AiseeSoft FoneCopy
  5. MOBILedit Phone Copier

AnyTrans for iOS – Move to iOS Feature (Free)

AnyTrans is one of excellent iPhone transfer apps developed by iMobie. It recently added a complete free feature to help all new iOS users migrate data from Android devices in an easy way. As one of best Move to iOS Alternatives, this app can be better than Move to iOS since it is able to transfer specific items that you want from Android to iPhone.

Supported Data Types

Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos, Books, Messages, Call Logs, Ringtones and Files.

Supported iPhone

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

Move to iOS Alternative: Dr.Fone – Switch ($35+)

Dr.Fone – Swith by Wondershare is one of best phone transfer apps that you should have as one alternative to Move to iOS app. Its neat and simple interface helps you easily put your important data like photos messages and contacts to your new iPhone in a few clicks. With a nice device compatibility for Android, you can take it to get things easily moved to your new iPhone from various android brands including Samsung, HTC, Google Pixel, Huawei, LG, Motorola and so on.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Songs and Videos.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

Syncios Mobile Data Transfer ($39.95)

This Mobile Data Transfer developed by Syncios is another data transfer app working on Windows and Mac. Similar to Dr.Fone Switch, it is also developed for phone-to-phone transferring. Compatible with a large numbers of Android brands, this app will be another helper for people who want to move data from Android to iOS.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Songs, Call Log  and Bookmarks.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

PhoneCopy for Windows by Aiseesoft ($39)

PhoneCopy by Aiseesoft is one PC-based app that you can take as one of Move to iOS alternatives to transfer contacts, photos, videos and songs from Android to iPhone. Just like AnyTrans and Dr.Fone, this app can auto convert your transferred files to be compatible with your targeted iOS device.  And only by a few clicks, you can finish the transfer process.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Photos, Videos, Songs and Ringtones.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

MOBILedit Phone Copier ($9.9)

Phone Copier is one of professional phone to phone data transfer software that are available for people who want to transfer between two smartphone. For android to iOS switchers, this app can move contacts, messages, calendar and media files. After installing this app on both of your phones, you can begin your transfer between them in Bluetooth.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Calendar and Media files.

Supported iPhone:


How to AirDrop Voice Memos from iPhone to iOS or Mac

Airdrop won’t work to transfer voice memos to your iOS or Mac device? You will get the solution here to airdrop voice memos with ease.

AirDrop Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac
AirDrop Voice Memos from iPhone to Mac

I know a guy who is one traditional-music maker.  He has been used to recording voices around, such as sounds of nature, birds’ chirping and even his hemming in daily life. Now his iPhone voice memo app lists more than 200 recordings and takes so much space of his 32GB iPhone 7, so he decided to AirDrop some of these voice memos off his iPhone to the Mac.

However, he can’t transfer the voice memos since his iPhone AirDrop cannot connect to his Mac. So he asked me how to get out. So I’ve tried finding the solutions and finally solved this airdrop issue.  Here I’ll firstly share you the process of airdropping voice memos from iPhone to another iOS or Mac. And then tell you how to fix the common issues of AirDrop sharing.

How to AirDrop Voice Memos from iPhone to Another Apple Device (iOS or Mac)

iOS 7 firstly launched the AirDrop for Apple users to wirelessly share data between Apple devices.  And the entire process of airdrop voice memos is super simple and the same in any iOS, including the iOS 12.

1. Choose the voice memo and tap “…”.

Go to Voice Memos App. Tap the voice memo you are about to share.

Select voice memo and tap to share
Select voice memo and tap to share

2. Tap Share to airdrop your voice memo.

Tap the Share to get into the Share page, and AirDrop will appear as one of share methods.

Tap Share to get the AirDrop feature
Tap Share to get the AirDrop feature

On another device, turn on AirDrop, and let it be discoverable for your iPhone via Settings > General. And after that, you can tap the device icon to airdrop your voice memo from iPhone to another device.

Tap the head picture to airdrop voice memo
Tap the head picture to airdrop voice memo

3. Tap Accept to receive the voice memos.

On another device, accept the AirDrop share to get the voice memo. And the shared voice memo will airdropped to Voice Memos app iOS device, and stored to Downloads on Mac.

Accept the voice memo from your iPhone
Accept the voice memo from your iPhone

How to Fix AirDrop Connect Issue?

You should make sure that you’ve turned on Bluetooth and Wi-FI on Settings or your control center on both of your Apple devices. Or you can’t airdrop voice memos to another device.

You should make your device discoverable for your another device, or you can’t get the device icon on anther device while sharing the voice memos. To let your device discoverable, you can go to Settings > General > AirDrop. And you can choose to let your device found by Contacts Only or Everyone connected to the WiFi.


Fix Move to iOS App Not Working to Migrate Android to iPhone

Move to iOS app not working on Android phone to migrate data to your new iPhone? The app stuck on preparing/transferring process, dropped Wi-Fi or won’t connect to your iPhone. If you got these issues, this post may be helpful.

Apple’s 2018 iPhone – iPhone XS and XS Max went on sale today. After getting the new iPhone XS, you may have tried using the Move to iOS app to get texts or other data from Android to the new iPhone, but the app may not working. Don’t be worried. This post gives all new iPhone users the tips to fix these Move to iOS issues. And also the alternative ways to migrate data to new phone.

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move to ios unable to migrate
  1. Move to iOS Issues You May Have Met
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1. Move to iOS Issues You May Have Met

Move to iOS app is available on Google Play store for Android users to move data to their new bought iPhone device. And we’ve introduced this app before on how to transfer data from Samsung to iPhone. This app is nice because it is completely free.

But in fact, the transferring process is not that simple. It requires a stable Wi-Fi network and may take a long time. As a result, this app got some bad reviews and has a only 3 stars ratings on Google Play store.

So what issues you may meet while using Move to iOS to transfer data from Android to your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

  • Move to iOS Cannot to Connect iPhone
  • Pop up Error “Unable to migrate. Try again later”.
  • Stuck at “Moving items into place…“, Stuck at 40% or 50%.
  • Stuck at “Move to iOS stuck on preparing“.
  • Move to iOS could not communicate with device

2. Why Move to iOS Not Working?

We tried to understand the issues from some discussions on SNSs and the bad reviews on Google Play. We found most of the problems were caused by the bad Wi-Fi network and the bad compatibility of this Move to iOS app.  Besides, this app may not do something that people expected, such as transferring app data to new device.

3. How to Fix Move to iOS Not Working Issues

After going though all issues, we found Below we collected some tips from various forums to fix this issue you met when transfer data from Android to iPhone. And if the tips cannot solve what you have encountered, you can leave your problem on the comment section for a future solution.

Method 1. Check Compatibility and Do Preparation

You should check the items in the below list before you use Move to iOS app.

  1. Move to iOS app requires Android 4.0 or higher.
  2. It cannot be used to transfer from iOS to Android.
  3. This app is only work with transferring data from Android to a New or Reset iPhone.
  4. Transferring may take you several hours, depends on the size of data you are migrating and the Wi-Fi network condition.

Method 2. Simple Tips to Fix Move to iOS Not Working

  1. Restart your mobiles phones.
  2. Check network connection on both of your android and iOS phones.
  3. Check your android phone network settings and unselect the option for “Smart network switch” or something similar, such as Connections Optimizer. Or you can try to switch off your WiFi or switch between WiFi and mobile data on your android phone, which is said helpful to solve the issue of “Move to iOS could not communicate with device”.
  4. Turn your Android phone into airplane mode.

TOP 3 Best Free Android File Encryption Apps I Collected in 2018

If you’re searching for some best Android file encryption software in 2018, you’ve come to the right place. Here I share 3 free apps that use passwords to carefully protect your sensitive and important apps/files on your Android device.

You know that you can setup the lock-screen to protect all the data on phone and tablet. But this is only some basic setting to keep things safe, and it is still possible that your locked screen device be hacked by some people.

In order to keep privacy files and apps always be safe from malicious attack, you can also use some Android encryption apps to lock specific apps and files via passcode, pattern or fingerprint. Thus your important files will always be hidden from the unauthorized users, and be safe always.

  1. How to Choose Best Android File Encryption App?
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How to choose best Android File Encryption app?

There are so many file encryption apps on Google Play store or other Android app publishing platform. So how could you get the perfect one for you?

In general, the best Android File Encryption app ought to have the basic features to encrypt files, app and app data in usual methods like Passcode, Pattern and Fingerprint. And it should supports a wide range of Android operation system and phone brands, whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or the HTC One. And the most importantly, for me, I would like some free apps that have no ads inserted.

Best Android file encryption apps I collected in 2018

My Reviews My Rating Start Price Ads Inserted
469-535-7052 ★★★★☆ Free Yes
(808) 671-2678 ★★★★★ Free No
Egosecure Encryption AnyWhere ★★★☆☆ Free No

SSE – File/Text Encryption & Password Vault (with in-app purchases)

518-655-7165 is an all-in-one Android encryption app with the functions of managing passwords and encrypting files & texts. By using various strong algorithms like AES and RC6, it could protect your messages, notes and file from any unwanted readers.

To encrypt one file or folder is pretty simple, just open this app and go to File Encryptor, select file or folder and tap Encrypt Dir. After input your password, the file/folder will be encrypted.

BluePrints AppLock 2018 (Free)

BluePrints AppLock is one of best encryption apps for Android I’ve met. This app offers lots of free functions for Android users to protect privacy and personal information, like the function to hide images/videos and the feature to encrypt apps. I like it because of its simple interface and no ads inserted.

BluePrints Applock 2018
BluePrints Applock 2018

As one of perfect app lockers, it can protect your Android apps from unauthorized persons by locking them with passcode, pattern and fingerprint. Additionally, it can also record the head picture of intruders who attacks this app by keep typing wrong passcode.

EgoSecure Encryption Anywhere (Free)

EgoSecure Encryption Anywhere is one file manager with file encryption capabilities. It can encrypt any file with password to protect it from unauthorized access when they are stored on Android device or in cloud storage. And you can also transfer the encrypted files via Internet to your friends or family. After receiving, they can decrypt the file using the password you set via EgoSecure.

This Android file encrypt app is completely free and you can download if from Google. And this company also offers the Windows version that you can use on a PC.

2018 Enigma Recovery Review, does it work to recover iPhone data?

Does Enigma Recovery work to get back lost data on your iPhone and iPad? Just check my test results and my review about Enigma Recovery to know the real pros and cons of this app.

Install Enigma Recovery
Enigma Recovery

Enigma Recovery by Enigma Digital Ltd was named “SmartPhone Recovery” in 2013. Three years later, it got the new name “Enigma Recovery”.

Similar to other computer-based iPhone data recovery software, Enigma Recovery runs on the PC (XP, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10) and the Mac (OS versions 10.5 to 10.13), and enables you to recover lost data.

In this Enigma Recovery review, I’ll share my test results, and give you my views on its price, safety and compatibility.

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Does Enigma Recovery Work?

Enigma Recovery was designed for you to recover data on iOS, Android and SD Cards. And for iOS, it has 3 modes for you to recover data, including Recover from Device, 774-341-6751, and Recover from iCloud.

How about Recover from Device?

Based on my test, Enigma Recovery can recover only a few data types from my device directly. Below is the scan result of the items that I can recover from my iPhone device using Enigma Recovery. It shows that there are 64 contacts, 143 calendars, 15 notes and 266 calls that I can directly recover to my iPhone.

Enigma Recovery Review - Scan deleted data from my iPhone 8
Enigma Recovery Review – Scan deleted data from my iPhone 8

But after checking the list, there is only a few data that I recently deleted. And there occurred some errors that Enigma could fix in the future.

Errors (Need to improved): 

  • Cannot connect to iOS 12: There was a connect error for iOS 12 device. When I connect my iOS 12 device to Enigma Recovery, it told me to trust my computer, but I’ve trusted, and it require me to re-connect my iPhone to computer. But after that, it still cannot connect to my deivce. So I have to change to connect my iPhone 8 (running in iOS 11).
  • Unknown messages: When I clicked to view the scan result for messages and filtered my deleted message conversations, it appeared that the names and phone numbers were “Unknown”.
Recover deleted messages on my iPhone 8 using Enigma Recovery
Unknown messages error while using Enigma Recovery

How about Recover from iTunes Backup?

Like other similar apps, Enigma Recovery did well to access data from iTunes backup files on my computer. And after choosing one backup, I can scan the backup to preview backup contents, and extract data from the backup to my device or my computer.

Need to Improved: It would be better if this app can auto compare the data between iOS device and backup file to get the differences. ((313) 389-2199 has already released this kind of feature.)

How about Recover from iCloud?

Enigma can’t get my data that I stored in my iCloud. And I got a login error when I tried logging in iCloud with Enigma Recovery, and it required me to check my login details and try again, but it was the correct Apple ID and password, I was sure. And I’ve tried another time using my college’s Apple ID, the same result.

Cannot recover from iCloud - Enigma RecoveryCannot recover from iCloud - Enigma Recovery
Cannot recover from iCloud – Enigma Recovery

What Data Type Enigma Can Recover?

During the tests, I can use Enigma Recovery to get some contacts, message, call logs, calendars and notes that I’ve deleted. But it can’t get my deleted photos, videos, and attachments in Notes and Messages app.

Is Enigma Recovery Safe to Use? Any Virus?

This app is safe to use, and easy to install and uninstall. I’ve used virus scanner to scan this app, and found no virus there. And I’ve successfully to uninstall it from my computer after the test. So take it easy to install it on your computer to recover your lost data.

Enigma Recovery Free VS Paid

Enigma Recovery free trial is limited for recovering only 5 deleted items and 20 existed items for each app on a device. For instance, you can use its free trial to recover 5 deleted conversations on your Messages app or extract 20 conversations from your iPhone backup. But you cannot use it to restore them back to your device, and there is no tech support available for you.

And it offer you 3 types of lifetime license key, for only 1 iOS device, 3 device and unlimited. And the price is $59.99, $69.99 and $199.9, which is a little more expensive than its competitors.

Pros and Cons of Enigma Recovery (My Personal View)

Enigma Recovery will get some of your deleted data from your iPhone and iPad device, but not all of them. My tests show it can’t recover media files, and can’t recover from iCloud. And the only feature I recommend you to use is recover from iTunes backup it provides. Generally, Enigma Recover is a little expensive comparing to its competitors, and need to be improved on its features.

Enigma Recovery Similar Apps

I’ve tried to collect all iPhone data recovery apps, similar to Enigma Recovery, and tested them to get the best one. As I found, almost all iOS based data recovery apps were actually not working to recover data on iPhone and iPad.

And some computer based recovery apps did recover data, and you can have a try, but don’t expect them to recover all your lost data. You can check my 2018 top iPhone data recovery software list here to get the alternatives to Enigma Recovery