move from Windows mobile 10 to iphone xs max

hi,

now it is the moment I have to forget my Windows mobile 10 and use iphone, what is the way to migration important apps WITH DATA, e.g. whatsapp, weChat from windows mobile 10 to latest Iphone ?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I found this article that details how to transfer your Microsoft Account data to the iPhone.  Then you would use Outlook app on the iPhone with your Microsoft Account.  Then you can set up OneDrive to transfer any documents you have on the Windows Phone.  

You shouldn't need to transfer any Windows Phone apps to your iPhone.  Apple phones do not backup Apps anymore; everything is cloud based.  Essentially, all you're doing is just making sure that you use your Microsoft Account on your new iPhone for contacts, email, documents, etc.  If you need an app that was on your Windows Phone to be on  your iPhone, then you would go download it from the App Store.

Source: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iphone/how-transfer-contacts-music-apps-from-windows-phone-iphone-3633924/

Is there anything else I may assist you with?
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
I almost agree with Kyle, except on Outlook.

Using the Outlook app is not necessary, as iOS and Apple Mail, Calendar, and Contacts handle Outlook or Exchange just fine. Just add an "Outlook Account" or "Exchange Account" (add it in the account settings of the iPhone, see photo), you get all your mail, all your calendar events, contacts, and tasks on the phone.

For music, the easiest way is to install iTunes on your computer, move your music into iTunes, and use it to manage which songs you wish to sync to your iPhone now.

As for the other apps, I am not sure it is possible to move Windows app data to the iPhone. You can download and install all those same apps from the App Store, and then login with your old account info. But what data you will get will be up to the app and IF it keeps a history off the phone, and IF that history will load on the new app. Since I have never done that migration, I do not know.

You might see if there is a way to export the old data on your Windows Mobile device to a file, and just keep that as a document on the iPhone to access your old info.  There is no guarantee that you will be able to import any data into an app on the iPhone. IF it is possible, in iTunes, any app that will accept data is shown in the File Sharing section of iTunes (see image below) where you can "drag" in new data. I have WhatsApp on that device, and it does NOT show up here, so I know that app does not import data.

ADDING AN ACCOUNT TO iPhone
Adding an account to an iPhone
DATA THAT CAN BE ACCESSED VIA OUTLOOK
What the account will sync from Outlook
FILE AND DATA SHARING, IMPORTS, AND EXPORTS USING ITUNES
iTunes import files section
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
Kyle Santos,

"You shouldn't need to transfer any Windows Phone apps to your iPhone. "
".  If you need an app that was on your Windows Phone to be on  your iPhone, then you would go download it from the App Store."

by the means of transfer windows phone apps to iphone, I also means the data of the apps, like whatsapp and wechat so all message reserved.

and I hope all apps login and password. e.g. facebook and twitter and instagram can be transfer to new phone as well.

is it possible ?

Owen Rubin,

"Using the Outlook app is not necessary, as iOS and Apple Mail, Calendar, and Contacts handle Outlook or Exchange just fine. Just add an "Outlook Account" or "Exchange Account" (add it in the account settings of the iPhone, see photo)"

actually want to use mail and calendar, but I heard that the native mail and calendar client of ios can read multiple email account ? like hotmail, yahoo and gmail all together, in diff mailbox tab?

"For music, the easiest way is to install iTunes on your computer, move your music into iTunes, and use it to manage which songs you wish to sync to your iPhone now. "

can I just copy all my music on the windows phone to ios via file copy ? not all music I am storing is in iTune !
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Ok, Apple Mail can indeed read multiple accounts.  On this device, I just have iCloud and Outlook. But I could add gmail, yahoo, etc, etc. If you click on "All inboxes" at the top, you will see all mail unified in one list. BUT, you can simply click on each account to see email only from that account.  See this photo:

accounts.jpg
You can scroll below what you see and see all the mailboxes on that server, including trash, junk, sent, etc.

In the calendar, each account can be assigned a different color if you like. And you can switch off and on any account you don't want to see in the settings.

On iOS, you can't mount it like an Android phone. So, you cannot just drag them to the phone.  But on iTunes, a way to only move some files is to create a playlist. I call mine "on my iPod". After music is in iTunes, you move (no files move actually) all the music you want on your iOS device into that folder. It creates a playlist actually. Then in the music section of iTunes for the iPhone, you select sync music, but select the Selected artists, playlists..., and  pick only the one playlist. Only those songs will go to the iPhone.  But sadly, all the music needs to be in iTunes.  EXCEPT...

I did find this article, but I have not tried any of these things. But it looks like you can move music without iTunes: https://www.wikihow.com/Put-Music-on-Your-iPhone-Without-iTunes
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
so the rest of app data can't transfer ?
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Not directly. It would be up to the app to decide what data it syncs. It is possible (I can't test it) that if you install WhatsApp on the iPhone any data still on the other phone may be available to the app. I just tried this from Android to iOS and it did not move. So, looks like probably not. Same for other apps. Unless they keep all that data in the cloud somewhere, the iOS will simply not have access to it. I went through this when I went from iOS to Android.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
did you try this before :

https://drfone.wondershare.com/transfer/transfer-data-from-lumia-to-ios.html
https://www.coolmuster.com/phone-transfer/transfer-windows-phone-to-iphone-8.html

are they virus or it doesn't works at all ?

"Unless they keep all that data in the cloud somewhere, the iOS will simply not have access to it."

backup to onedrive for ios from MS is possible.
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
by the means of transfer windows phone apps to iphone, I also means the data of the apps, like whatsapp and wechat so all message reserved.

and I hope all apps login and password. e.g. facebook and twitter and instagram can be transfer to new phone as well.

is it possible ?
Unfortunately, probably not.
This is probably the only way to achieve what you need by saving your WhatsApp chat history.
https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/android/23756533/
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
backup to onedrive for ios from MS is possible.

I do believe I suggested backing up the data to a text or other file already.  Where is less important than what.
But what exactly are suggesting they backup to onedrive that is different?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
Kyle Santos,

"Unfortunately, probably not."

think so .

so the SW I found is not good ?

"This is probably the only way to achieve what you need by saving your WhatsApp chat history."

will do in advance !
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
SW?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
software
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I'm not familiar with the software.  Sorry about that.
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Marrowyung. OK, now I am confused. Where are you stuck now?

Looks like Apple Mail or the Outlook app will work for that data.
And it also looks like almost everyone here agrees that the data from apps cannot be transferred to the app on the iPhone.
And it also looks like almost everyone agrees here that the best solution is to "export" the existing data off the Windows Phone to a file, server, cloud, etc to save that data.
And as I showed, unless the app allows the importing of data, you will probably not get the data back ONTO the app on the iPhone.  But load the app and see if it downloads your history to the phone. Some apps may do this.

So, I suggest you set up your iPhone, download the apps you care about, and launch them. See which ones do not bring in the old data, and then go save that data on your old phone.

What else do you still need help on?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
ok .fine !
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
tks all.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
hi,

anyway to sync my outlook contact to iphone ?
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Hi Marrow.

Since the original question is answered, I would recommend moving the question above to a new question and award points on an answer.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
guys, I spend my whole yesterday on this and  I find ios is not as good as windows mobile 10.

we can migrate photo, son and video.

apps data depends on apps configuration!

if must migrate everything, then buy this tools:

https://drfone.wondershare.com/transfer/transfer-data-from-lumia-to-ios.html

which I don't want to spend only one time!
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
man I award points already.
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Strangely, I was an engineer at Apple and I carry an Android now. Kinda got tired of a closed and locked up system where things get harder and harder to do.  

On you extra question, just Google "moving contacts from Outlook to iOS" I found several articles telling how you do that.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"On you extra question, just Google "moving contacts from Outlook to iOS" "

the contacts WILL move to iphone nearly 1 day later. amazing !
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
btw, why move to android ?
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
I moved to Android for a few reasons.  First, I was really tired of Apple changing UI for no other reason that changing UI. Kind of like Microsoft used to do all the time with its apps and OS. You spend a lot of time relearning the interface.  Second, the number of apps available for Android is just about as large as iOS, if not larger. Third, apps can work together more easily. Yes, this opens your device to a virus or rogue app, but I only use apps that have been verified, and I run a tool checking for rogue apps. Fourth, I just got tired of Apple changing things, telling us how things must work, and forcing you to do things their way. Lastly, I got tired of Apple deleting or removing features for no reason at all, which breaks apps.

I ended up working with one of the main creators of Android, he gave me a Sony Xperia phone to try, and I loved it. It was not more difficult to use, I found all the apps I wanted easily, and it just allows me to do more easily. There are things about the Apple products infrastructure I miss, but not that much.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
" I just got tired of Apple changing things, telling us how things must work, and forcing you to do things their way."

each company will do this, right? how somebody's way, right?

or you referring to Apple keep doing sth they though is good and focus customer to follow them. steve jobs's way ?

"he gave me a Sony Xperia phone to try, and I loved it."

yeah, I will also buy one android phone too ! the camera from android phone, other than MS phone, always better than iphone !

iphone only give you 12Mpixel.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
but one thing, do you agree Android can be hacked easily ?

I am worry about that and that's why I still prefer IOS
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
More easily than an iPhone, yes. But the newer versions of Android have MUCH better security and protection.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"But the newer versions of Android have MUCH better security and protection."

tks.


is ios security really better?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
I think I will pay for a SW to migration stuff from Windows mobile to ios.

you know yesterday keeping IOS to do my daily works including hotspot! I found windows mobile is much better!

much power saving than ios when doing hotspot!

when in dual sim configuration, ios focus both sim card on! in windows mobile, I can disable any one of them.

and in hotspot mode, ios also turn on bluetooth connection and it is battery draining!

windows phone do not do this and it is a very batter saving phone!

in iOS, turning off the phone do not close the apps! all still in memory ! so this is not a power off operation, right? so using ios can be not good if the OS has sniffing on our voice! the phone still on!!!

windows phone, when off, it is a real off ! we have to run all apps again ! iphone no need ! as the apps stilll there once you turn on the phone ! so why it is a power off ?

I chat with apple staffs and they said it is by design !! very dump isn't it!

if windows mobile 10 has more apps and keep releasing phone !  I don't change phone man !!

even my friend change from windows mobile 10 to andriod , still miss windows mobile after years of change ! the OS is really highly organised !

you know only Windows mobile has a desktop mode, which make the phone works like a PC when you plug in keyboard, mouse and monitor ! no need to carry a laptop to travel any more ! just bring the small docking !

can Android do it ?   Google said it will bring this feature to android ! do it come true yet ?

MS finish this feature 4 years ago! we can even run developer tools when this mode is on !
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Hi marrowyung,

I recommend asking a new question if you have further technical questions.  Part of your membership allows you to ask unlimited questions.  As this question has been marked as solved already, you are free to ask more new questions.

Regards,
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Owen RubinConsultantCommented:
Thanks  Kyle. I have asked him to do that as well. I will stop answering here as well.
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