How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Transferring contacts from an iPhone to an Android device can seem like a daunting task, but fear not! With the right tools and a little bit of patience, you can easily transfer all your contacts from your iPhone to your new Android phone. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using iCloud

If you have an iCloud account set up on your iPhone and want to transfer your contacts to Android, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings.
  • Step 2: Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
  • Step 3: Select iCloud.
  • Step 4: Scroll down and toggle on the Contacts option.
  • Step 5: A prompt will appear asking if you want to merge or delete existing contacts. Choose the option that suits your needs.
  • Step 6: Open a web browser on your computer and go to
  • Step 7: Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 8: Click on the Contact icon.
  • Step 9:Select all the contacts by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom left corner and choosing “Select All”.
  • Note:If you have a large number of contacts, you may need to scroll down multiple times to select all of them.
  • Step 10: Click on the gear icon again and choose Export vCard.
  • Step 11: Save the vCard file to your computer.
  • Step 12: Transfer the vCard file to your Android device using a USB cable or any other method you prefer.
  • Step 13: On your Android device, open the Contacts app.
  • Step 14: Tap on the menu icon (usually three dots) and select Import/Export.
  • Step 15: Choose Import from USB storage.
  • Step 16:Select the vCard file you transferred from your iPhone.
  • Note:If you don’t see this option, look for an alternative such as “Import from SD card” or “Import from internal storage”. The wording may vary depending on your device.

Method 2: Using Google Account

If you already use a Google account on your iPhone and want to transfer your contacts to Android, follow these steps:

  • Note:This method requires you to have a Google account set up on both your iPhone and Android device. If you don’t have one, create a new Google account before proceeding.
  • Note:This method will only transfer contacts associated with your Google account. Contacts saved locally on your iPhone will not be transferred.
  • Note:This method requires an active internet connection on both devices.
  • Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Passwords & Accounts.
  • Step 3: Tap on Add Account.
  • Step 4: Select Google.
  • Note:If you don’t see the Google option, tap on “Other” and then select “Add CardDAV Account”. Enter “” as the server, your Google email address as the username, and your Google password. Tap “Next” and then toggle on the “Contacts” option.
  • Note:If you have already added a Google account, skip steps 3 and 4.
  • Note:If prompted, allow access to your contacts when prompted.
  • Note:If you have multiple Google accounts, make sure to select the account where you want your contacts to be saved.
  • Step 5: On your Android device, make sure you are signed in with the same Google account as your iPhone.
  • Note:You can check this by going to Settings, selecting Accounts, and looking for your Google account.
  • Note:If you are already signed in with a different Google account, add the correct account by going to Add Account in the device settings.
  • Step 6:The contacts associated with your Google account will automatically sync to your Android device. Open the Contacts app to view your transferred contacts.

Transferring your iPhone contacts to Android doesn’t have to be a hassle. By following these methods, you can easily make the switch without losing any important information.

Whether you prefer using iCloud or your Google account, both methods will ensure a smooth transfer process. So go ahead and enjoy your new Android phone with all your contacts intact!

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