Switching from iOS to /e/OS can seem daunting, but with the right steps, you can ensure a smooth transition. This guide will walk you through transferring your data from your iPhone and iCloud to /e/OS and Murena Cloud.


  • An iPhone with all your data.
  • Access to your iCloud account.
  • A device with /e/OS installed.
  • Murena Cloud account (not mandatory).
  • A computer (for certain steps).

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Back up your iPhone data

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  • Touch iCloud Backup.
  • Touch Back up now. Wait for the backup process to complete.

2. Export iCloud data (computer required)

a. Contacts:

  • On your computer, go to and log in.
  • Click on Contacts
  • Select all contacts (Command+A for Mac, Ctrl+A for Windows).
  • Click on the square icon with the arrow pointing upwards and choose Export vCard.

b. Photos and videos :

  • On your computer, go to and log in.
  • Click on Photos.
  • Select the photos and videos you want to export.
  • Click on the icon with the dots in a circle at the top right to access More download options
  • Select Better compatibility.

c. Calendar :

  • On your computer, go to and log in.
  • Click on Calendar.
  • Select the calendar you want to access and click on the icon that looks like a person.

  • Share the calendar publicly and copy the URL.
  • Replace webcal with http in the copied URL and paste it into a new browser tab.
  • The ICS file will be downloaded automatically.

3. Transfer data to /e/OS (some steps require a computer)

a. Activate file transfer on /e/OS :

  • Connect your /e/OS device to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the notification panel.
  • Tap on the USB notification and select File Transfer or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode.

b. Contacts :

  • On your /e/OS device, go to Contacts.
  • Tap on the menu (three dots) > Settings > Import.
  • Choose the vCard file you exported from iCloud.

c. Photos and videos (computer required):

  • Connect your /e/OS device to your computer.
  • Drag photos and videos from your computer to the DCIM/Camera folder on your /e/OS device.

d. Calendar :

  • On your /e/OS device, go to Calendar.
  • Tap on the menu (three dots) > Settings > Import.
  • Choose the ICS file you have downloaded from iCloud.

e. SMS/MMS and call logs:

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide a direct way to export SMS/MMS and call logs. You may need third-party software on your computer to extract this data from an iPhone backup. Once extracted, you can import them into /e/OS using appropriate applications.

f. Encrypted messaging applications - Signal and WhatsApp :

Signal: Signal does not support transferring chats between platforms (iOS to Android). Refer this external article

WhatsApp: Use the WhatsApp Export Chat feature on your iPhone to export individual chat histories as text files. On /e/OS, install WhatsApp, verify your number, then use the Import Chat function.

g. Applications and application data:

Direct transfer of apps and their data from iOS to Android is not possible. You will need to manually download Android versions of your iOS apps from the /e/OS app shop or other Android app shops. For app data, check if the app supports cloud backup or cross-platform data transfer.

4. Upload data to the Murena cloud (computer required):

a. Contacts:

  • On your computer, sign in to your Murena Cloud account.
  • Go to Contacts.
  • Click Settings > Import and choose the vCard file.

b. Photos and videos:

  • On your computer, log into your Murena Cloud account.
  • Go to Photos or Files.
  • Drag and drop or use the upload button to upload your photos and videos.

c. Calendar:

  • On your computer, sign in to your Murena Cloud account.
  • Go to Calendar.
  • Click on Settings > Import Calendar and choose the ICS file.


Transferring data from iPhone and iCloud to /e/OS and Murena Cloud might take some time, but following these steps will ensure you don’t miss out on any important data. Once you’ve completed the transfer, make sure to double-check if all your data (contacts, photos, videos, calendar events, SMS/MMS, call logs, and app data) is present on your new device and Murena Cloud.