How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z4 / XZ / XA2

Some teenage girls may find Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z4 can match their outfit better than iPhone, so are many other young people feel out of choice of iPhone series. Sony on the other hand provides a wide range of colors to choose from. Of course, it doesn’t mean iPhone is any less good than Sony, just want to say that nowadays. People change their smartphone for many reasons. Maybe they will throw away their new Sony and get back to iPhone again. People just don’t know.

Even though it is easy to buy a new phone, it is not the same thing to transfer data between your old devices to new one, especially when your devices are running different operating systems. Let’s take an example of moving data from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3. You properly already knew a lot of so called shortcuts to do it. But I dare to bet that 8 out 10 of these methods just make things worse, and the rest 2 methods are too difficult to handle by normal users.

Part 1: Anyway, let’s take a look at the official solution provided by Sony.


1. The first solution they give is a way allows you directly transfer data from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3. The data you can transfer include contacts, iTunes music, photos, videos, messages, bookmarks and apps. But you need to download the Xperia Transfer Mobile app from Google Play store.

Supported devices: Devices running Android 4.0 and higher version
Date Transfer to iPhone requires Android 4.3 or higher version. And only work for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 7, 8, X, XR, XS and 11.

Following the steps below, you can learn how to do it.

  • Step 1: Find Xperia Transfer Mobile from Google Play and then download it on your Sony Xperia.
  • Step 2: Using your Xperia Transfer cable to connect both your Sony Xperia and iPhone. The software will start immediately.
  • Step 3: Now you only need to select the data you would like to transfer and wait the software finishing the process.

Note: If you do not have an Xperia Transfer Cable, you can try Xperia Transfer Desktop Tool, for either PC or Mac. Or you may also try to ask the store to have transferred started for you.

2. The second solution will need help from your Mac or Windows PC.


Download Xperia Companion for Windows & Mac

Devices running iOS 4.X or higher versions can work with this tool.

  • Step 1: Launch this application on your Mac or Windows computer.
  • Step 2: Follow the instructions to back up your iPhone
  • Step 3: Connect your Xperia and choose the content data you would like to transfer, the Xperia Transfer will automatically move data from iPhone to Sony Xperia.

You think the above two methods are not good enough for you, then you cannot miss the software I’m about to induce to you.

Part 2: Transfer all files from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3 by dr.fone in just 1-click

The dr.fone – Phone Transfer is highly recommended by many experts as well normal users. Within one click, you can transfer almost all kinds of data from your iPhone to new Sony Xperia.

Let’s see how this software do its magic at Windows computer, don’t worry, the Mac version just needs to follow the similar steps.

Step 1: Download and then launch the dr.fone on your Windows computer

Of course, you need to download this software on your computer at the very beginning. You can choose to download the free version or just purchase one. But most people will purchase one after trying the free version.

Get dr.fone – Phone Transfer

Well, it is very easy to install this software on your computer. Then you will get a primary window like below, you should select “Phone Transfer“.

Supported Devices: iPhone 11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/5/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS, iPad Air 2/1, iPad Mini 3/2/1
Supported OS: iOS 14/13/12/11/10/9/8/7/6/5

Step 2: Connect both iPhone and Sony Xperia Z3 / Z4

Use two USB cables to connect both your iPhone and Sony Xperia on your PC. After detecting your devices, the software will show them accordingly as sources device and the target device, which means your iPhone at the left side and Sony Xperia Z3 on the right side.

Check the Flip button above the content list, with its help; you can easily change the position of your devices. And there is another button you should pay attention to. Please look at the Clear data before copy button under the picture of your Sony Xperia. This option allows you to delete the data on your Sony before transferring anything new from your iPhone.

Sync contacts from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3 / Z4 Phone

Step 3: Transfer data from iPhone to Sony Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z4

See the middle column of the interface, you will find the content list; there have contacts, calendar, SMS, music, photos and videos, and other kinds of data. By marking the little checkbox in front of the data, you can select them to be transferred. If you had made your decision, just click “Start Transfer” the rest of part work is for the dr.fone. You will see a transfer progress window shows up, which provides a view of the status of your transferring data. Then you can take actions if there were something wrong with it.

Copy Contacts from iPhone to Xperia Phone

It won’t take long before you can check the data on your Sony Xperia Z3. And you don’t need to worry if the data has been damaged during the progress, this software is both highly efficient and error-free.

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By the way, if you were thinking about managing data on your Sony Xperia Z3 or backup Sony Xperia Z3, you may want to try software named the MobileGo for Android.

Just like other Wondershare software, it is another easy-to-use and has-it-all software. With its help, you easily backup your Sony Xperia Z3 and restore your data anytime you want. No longer need to feel lost after losing data, any kind of data like contacts, SMS, apps, call logs, music, videos, photos, and calendar.

Note: It can also be very handy if you want to: Transfer data from Android device to Sony Xperia Z3, Z4, XZ Series or Sync files from BlackBerry to Sony Xperia, strongly recommend you to have a try – dr.fone – Phone Transfer.