iPhone Stuck on Transferring Data? Must-Try Fixes in 2022

  1. Published on Aug 13, 2021
  2. Updated on Jan 6, 2022
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As soon as it was released, the Move to iOS App became the go-to solution for most Android users looking to switch to iOS. It presents the easiest and fastest solution to make sure that you are able to switch to iOS with all your important data intact.

But as simple and effective as it is, there are some users who report that the transfer process on iPhone can get stuck on the “Transferring Data” window.

In this guide, we will examine this problem in greater detail and come up with various solutions to fix this issue and resume the data transfer.

iPhone can get stuck on the “Transferring Data” window

What Is Your iPhone Stuck on Transferring Data?

There are several reasons why you may be having issues getting Move to iOS to transfer data to the iPhone;

  • Since both devices need to be connected to the same wireless network, the app may fail to function properly if the connection is interrupted in any way.
  • Android devices running Android 9.0 have been known to have issues transferring data to iOS devices.
  • If Connection Optimizer is enabled on the Android device, it may interfere with Move to iOS and its transfer process. The Connection Optimizer is an Android feature that tries to optimize your connection to improve user experience.
  • The process may also fail if you don’t have adequate storage on the iOS device to accommodate all the data you are transferring from the Android device.
  • The problem could also be with the Move to iOS app, which hasn’t been updated since 2016 and may therefore have bugs that can interfere with the transfer process.

How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Transferring Data

The following are the most effective solutions to try;

1. Just Wait a While

If the internet connection you are using is not very strong, your phone may be unable to complete the transfer and you may perceive this as the process being stuck.

Therefore, rather than try a more complex troubleshooting solution, give the process some time to see if the transfer will pick up speed and complete.

Sometimes the transfer can take up to 15 -20 minutes to complete.

2. Deactivate the Connection Optimizer

The Connection Optimizer on the Android device is designed to ensure that the device is connected to the best network available. This may mean that the device will constantly change the network if the one you are using is inactive or if there is a faster alternative.

But this can cause problems because Move to iOS will only work to transfer data over the Wi-Fi connection created by the iPhone. In this case, the best thing to do is to deactivate the Connection Optimizer from Android, thereby forcing the device to connect to the Wi-Fi.

Here’s how to turn off this feature;

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi & Internet.
  • Step 2: Tap “Wi-Fi” and then select “Wi-Fi Preferences”
  • Step 3: Turn off “Smart Wi-Fi Switcher” or “Intelligently Select the best Wi-Fi”.

Smart Wi-Fi Switcher

3. Turn on Airplane Mode

You can also try to turn in Airplane mode on both devices to avoid any problems with the connectivity on both sides.

On the iPhone, swipe up to open the Control Center menu and then tap on the “Airplane Mode” icon to enable it.

On the Android device, swipe down to find the Airplane Mode icon. Tap on it to enable Airplane mode.

Once this is done, turn on Wi-Fi on both devices while keeping Airplane Mode enabled. This will create a private network for the transfer.

Turn on Airplane Mode

4. Check iPhone Storage

You should also check the storage requirements of the iPhone. If the data that you are trying to transfer takes up a lot of storage space, you may have trouble completing the progress.

After tapping on “Transfer Data from Android” check the storage space that each item is taking. For example, if the camera roll required 20 GB, but the iPhone limit is 16 GB, the transfer will most likely fail. If this is the problem, then you should consider either deleting some items or transferring them somewhere else.

 Check iPhone Storage

5. Restart Both Devices

A restart is a good way to get rid of system bugs that may affect the transfer process. It may therefore be a good idea to restart both devices before attempting to transfer the data again.

For Android, press and hold the Power button and then select “Restart” from the power options that appear on the screen.

For iPhone, press and hold the Power button and swipe the slider to the right to turn off the device. Then press the power button again to restart the iPhone.

Now go back to the Move to iOS and reconnect the device to attempt to complete the transfer again.

restart iphone

6. iPhone System Glitch? Try an iOS System Repair Tool

If all the solutions above don’t work, there may be a deeper system problem with the iPhone and you may need to attempt to repair the system.

With the right tool, the system repair process can be relatively fast and easy and one of the best tools for this process is the TinyFix iOS System Repair tool.

This is a professional iOS system repair tool that can solve just about any system crash or iOS stuck issue in a matter of minutes.

The following are its main features;

  • It will easily fix all iOS stuck issues including a device that is stuck on the Apple logo, reboot loop, black screen, and more than 150 additional problems without data loss
  • It is fully compatible with all versions of iOS including iOS 14.

Here’s how you can use TinyFix to overcome this issue;

Step 1: Download and install the program on to your computer. Launch it after installation.

Step 2: Then connect the iPhone to the computer using the lightning cable. Click on “iOS System Repair” in the main window.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: In the next window, select the “Standard Repair Mode.” This is the mode that will attempt to fix the issue without causing any data loss.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: In the next window, the program will prompt you to download the firmware package for the device. Click on “Download” to begin downloading the necessary firmware.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” to begin repairing the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the process is complete. The device will then restart in normal mode and you should be able to complete the transfer without any issues.

repairing the device


Move to iOS can be useful when switching from Android to iOS. But because it relies on both devices connecting to the same network, sometimes it can fail to transfer the data as expected. If you experience issues using the app to transfer data, the solutions above should be able to help.

The key to remember here is to make sure that the connection is stable enough to facilitate the transfer. If you suspect the problem is caused by a software issue, then TinyFix System Repair should be able to help fix the issue on that front.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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