One of the biggest hurdles in switching from iOS to Android is the risk of losing all the data you’ve accumulated over the years in the Apple ecosystem. But Apple does provide a way to save data, even if it’s not always obvious. For iCloud Keychain passwords from Safari, you can export, save, and transfer them to a new phone or password manager. Here’s how to move passwords from iOS to Android in minutes.
How to Export Passwords from iPhone to Android
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow you to export passcodes directly from your iPhone. To export passwords easily, you need access to a MacBook where you can log into your iCloud account.
On a MacBook, open System Preferences and sign in to iCloud associated with your iPhone or iPad.
- click password icon.
enter your computer account password.
- Click on the first password, scroll to the bottom of the list, and then shift click Last Password to select the full list of your saved passwords.
- click ellipsis circle icon and select export password.
Confirm that you want to do this and use Touch ID double confirm.
- Rename and save your .csv file to your desktop.
You now have a common file that your Google Account or password manager can import to automatically save your username and password. You also need to know how to transfer iCloud data to Samsung phone.
How to Import iOS Passwords to Android Phones
- Log in google account You use to set up your Android phone.
- On myaccount.google.com, click Safety Label.
- scroll down to Sign in on other sites and select password manager.
- choose set up The gear icon in the upper right corner of the page.
- click import password and Select the file.
- choose .csv file You are out.
All of your iOS passwords should now autofill into fields on Chrome for Android when you use an Android phone.
How to Import Your iOS Passwords Using Password Manager
If you use one of the best password managers on Android, you can import a .csv file into it. Each application uses its own method, so we’ll stick to the most popular ones.
- login your 1Password account in your browser.
- Click on your account name and select import from the drop down menu.
- choose iCloud password.
- Decide whether to import your passwords into your personal or private treasury.
- Choose and import your .csv file.
- Log in and open your LastPass vault in your browser.
- click spaceship icon in the sidebar.
- choose import.
- In the drop-down menu, select Generic CSV file.
- Now, import your file.
- Log in to the Dashlane web app.
- choose my account > set up > import password.
- drag and drop your .csv file Access the popup menu that appears.
services you need
Thankfully, transferring your passwords from iOS to Android 12 doesn’t require any paid apps, not even a password manager. But if you do want to better manage your passwords, we recommend starting with 1Password. It ties into Android’s built-in Password Manager SDK, and also lets you easily copy-paste passwords on your phone. It can generate random fixed passwords or 2FA codes, support a vault of personal or home/work passwords, switch between them seamlessly, and load information quickly.
Easiest to use
1Password makes importing your Apple passwords pretty easy. It has a simple 2FA system and is priced competitively.
$36/year (single-user Premium) $60/year (5-user Home Premium)
LastPass allows you to easily log into new devices using a master password instead of an access key, which is more convenient than other options. Specific passwords can be set to be visible only to specific identities, which is useful if you have a shared family or team account. Once again, importing passwords is very simple.
Semi free option
Easily create, store and protect passwords with LastPass, the perfect choice for your new Android phone.
Free (single device) $3/month. Billed annually (premium) for $4/month. Annual Fee (Family)
Dashlane was first and foremost a well-designed, easy-to-use password manager, but today it’s also a one-stop shopping experience for online data security. Dashlane Premium comes with a VPN, separate secure browser and dark web monitoring to alert you when your information appears in data dumps.
If you want more than just a password manager, Dashlane also bundles other cool security features for your new phone.
Free (50 passwords, single device) $4/mo. (essentials) $7/month. (Premium) $9/mo. (family)
No matter which password manager you choose, expect an easy transition to Android! To help you out, we’ve got a guide to the best accessories to go with your new Android phone, from chargers and cables to other useful tools.