How to transfer contacts from android to iphone (Complete Guide)
If you’re switching from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, you will most likely want to know how to transfer contacts from android to iphone and sync all your contacts to your new device. There are a few different ways to go about doing this so it can be confusing trying to figure out the process. I will show you the most desirable easiest and the quickest way.
Before we go into details, I just want to let you know that the iPhone has the ability to store and sync all your contacts to your iCloud account. Similarly, Android too has a similar feature where it can store and sync all your contacts to your Gmail account or your Google account.
In this article, I’ll be showing you how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in five different ways.
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How to transfer contacts from android to iPhone: Move to iOS app
The first method you can use to transfer contacts is using the move to iOS app for Android. Move to iOS was created by Apple to make it easy for Android users to make the switch to iPhone.
To begin using it, download the app for free from the Google Play Store. Tap install to start downloading the app. Now, turn on your iPhone and start going through the built-in setup guide. Just follow the steps on your screen, it’ll also guide you through connecting your iPhone to your Wi-Fi network.
When you get to the apps and data page, select move data from Android, then launch move to iOS on your Android. Tap agree to accept the terms and conditions, then tap next. On your iphone tap continue. You should see a code appear on your screen, enter that code on your Android.
Select the data you’d like to move over to your iPhone. Once you’ve selected everything you want to transfer tap next. The transfer process will then begin, leave both devices alone during the process so you don’t interrupt the transfer. It should only take a few minutes. When the data transfer is done tap continue setting up iPhone on your iOS device.
To automatically install any free apps that you had on your Android that are also available on iphone, tap add apps. If there are any other apps you’d like to install, check out the App Store to download them.
How to transfer contacts from android to iphone: Through Google account
Another way you can transfer your contacts from android to iphone is through your Google account. To start this method launch Safari on your iPhone. Then go to contacts.google.com and sign in to the Google account you use on your Android.
Near the top of your screen, tap the small square box to select all the contacts in the list at once. You may need to zoom in to easily tap the box. Now, tap more and select export from the menu that appears in the export format section.
Select vCard then tap export now. Tap open in contacts you should see a list of your Android contacts appear on your screen. Tap at all contacts at the bottom of your screen. Tap at all contacts again and now you can open the contacts app on your iPhone to see that all of your Android contacts have been successfully imported.
How to transfer contacts from android to iphone: Using iCloud
The next method to transfer contacts from android to iphone is to use iCloud to import your contacts to your iPhone. To begin, open your computer’s web browser and go to contacts.google.com then sign into your Google account. Similarly to how we showed in the last method, click the square box in the top left to select all your contacts at the same time.
Then click more and select export in the export format section, select vCard then click export. Now open icloud.com and sign into your Apple ID account. Then click the contacts icon in the bottom left corner.
Click the gear icon, then select import vCard. In the window that appears, locate the vCard file you created in your computer’s downloads folder then click open. Your contacts will then be added to your iCloud account. To ensure that they’re being synced to your iPhone, open your iPhone settings tap your name then select iCloud.
Scroll down to contacts, make sure the switch beside contacts is green to signify that your contacts are being synced.
After a few minutes, you’ll be able to open up the contacts app on your iOS device and see that your contacts have been synced to your new iPhone.
How to transfer contacts from android to iphone: Using SIM swap
The fourth method you would want to do is swap sim. Remember this method will only works if your Android phone has a similar sized SIM same as your new iPhone device. Depending upon the phone models you have, it should either be a mocro or nano SIM card.
What you need to do is to save all your contacts on the Android phone to its SIM card. Take out the SIM card and insert it to your new iPhone. Once you inserted the SIM, go to settings and select mail from the list, then go to contacts, then calendar and in the list you will see “Import SIM contacts”. Tap “Import SIM contacts”.
There you go, you have successfully imported your contacts from the SIM Card. Once done, put your iPhone SIM card back into your device.
How to transfer contacts from android to iphone: Manually entering contacts into phone
If all the above methods don’t work for you, the last method to transfer contacts from android to iphone is to manually enter contacts into your iPhone. We’d only recommend doing it this way if you have a small contacts list as manually entering a long list of contacts could take a long time.
To start, open the contacts app on your iPhone then tap the plus button at the top. Find a contacts information on your Android and type in that information in the new entry you’ve created on your iPhone including their name phone number and email address.
If you want you can also add other information like their birthday or home address. When you’re finished, tap Done to save the contact to your list. Repeat these steps to add the remaining contacts you’d like to save to your Phone.
These are all the ways you can transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.
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