Last Updated on October 13, 2020 by Jason Ben
In what circumstances you want to transfer the iCloud Backup to an Android Phone
The common situation that can make you need to restore your iCloud Backup is you lost your iPhone and buy a new Android Phone. Or simplely because your want to transfer the data on iCloud such as photos, videos, contacts, notes, or other files to your Android phone.
Another situation is when your device becomes defective and you have to acquire a new. A new device may require you to restore contacts and some other data that was in the previous device. Here is where transfer from iCloud comes in handy as it will enable you to get back all your data as it was in the previous device.
Switch Mobile Transfer:
Switch Mobile Transfer is an effective way to restore your backed up data to your device or between two devices. It is able to pair with almost any device; whether Apple, Samsung, Android, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola and many other devices. Actually, it can support over 6000+ devices. You can use Switch Mobile Transfer to transfer files, images, text messages and contacts from a given device to another. Switch Mobile Transfer can also be used to restore a backup from various platforms such as OneDrive, iTunes and iCloud.
Step 1. To use Switch Mobile Transfer, first, you have to download it and connect your device. Switch Mobile Transfer can run on Windows and Mac. Once you have installed Switch Mobile Transfer in your system, you need to connect the device too.
Step 2. A screen will open welcoming you. On this screen, go to restore from backups and select iCloud.
Step 3. Sign into your iCloud account by filling in account details as required.
Step 4. You are then required to download the backup. To do this, you need to pick the backup and then download it. The downloading process may require some time to complete. Kindly, be patient and wait for this process to complete.
Step 5. Once the download process is complete, you are now able to restore the backup data to your Android device. From here, you can choose any data type that you want to restore e.g. contacts, images, files, messages and so on.
Step 6. To do this, for example, select messages, and then click on the button Start Transfer. This will initiate the transfer process and you have to wait until this process is complete. Please make sure your device stays connected throughout the entire process.