How to Transfer Contacts From iPhone to Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In today’s digital age, transferring contacts from one smartphone to another has become a common task. If you are switching from an iPhone to an Android device, you might be wondering how to transfer your contacts seamlessly. Luckily, there are several methods available that can help you accomplish this task effortlessly.

Method 1: Using iCloud

If you have your contacts synced with iCloud on your iPhone, you can easily transfer them to your Android device using the following steps:

  1. Export Contacts:
    • Open a web browser on your computer and visit the iCloud website.
    • Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
    • Click on “Contacts” to view all your contacts.
    • Press the “Ctrl” key (or “Cmd” key on Mac) and select the contacts you want to transfer.
    • Click on the gear icon at the bottom left corner and choose “Export vCard”.
    • Save the exported vCard file on your computer.
  2. Import Contacts:
    • Connect your Android device to the computer using a USB cable.
    • Navigate to the location where you saved the vCard file.
    • Select the file and copy it.
    • Paste the file into a folder on your Android device’s internal storage or SD card storage.
      li > Open “Contacts” app on your Android device. li > Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top left corner. li > Select “Settings” from the menu. li > Choose “Import/Export” option.

      li > Tap on “Import from USB storage” or “Import from SD card”, depending on where you pasted the vCard file. li > Select the vCard file and tap on “OK” to import the contacts.

    Method 2: Using Google Account

    If you have your contacts synced with your Google account on your iPhone, you can easily transfer them to your Android device by following these steps:

    1. Sync Contacts:
      • On your iPhone, go to “Settings”.
      • Tap on your name at the top of the Settings screen.
      • Select “iCloud”.
      • Toggle on the “Contacts” option.
      • Your contacts will now sync with iCloud.
    2. Setup Google Account:
      • On your Android device, go to “Settings”.
        li > Tap on “Accounts and Backup”. li > Select “Accounts”. li > Tap on “Add account”.

        li > Choose “Google” from the list of account types. li > Sign in with your Google account credentials or create a new account if you don’t have one.

    3. Sync Contacts:
      • Enable the toggle for “Contacts” under your Google account settings.


        Please note that these methods may vary slightly depending on the specific versions of iOS and Android you are using. Additionally, make sure that both devices are connected to a stable internet connection during the transfer process.

        By following these simple steps, you can easily transfer your contacts from an iPhone to an Android device. Whether you choose to use iCloud or sync with your Google account, both methods are reliable and efficient. Now you can seamlessly transition to your new Android device without losing any important contact information.

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