Top 5 Ways on How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android
What's the first you would do after switching from an iPhone to an Android phone? Most of you must want to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Android so that you can contact your families, friends, co-workers, etc. easily. (For those who have switched from Android to iPhone, you can click to learn how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone>>)
Then, how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android? Here are 5 fast and easy ways for your reference - transferring contacts via MobiKin Transfer for Mobile, iCloud, iTunes, Google account, Google Contacts and email.
- Way 1. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Recommended)
- Way 2. Move Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud
- Way 3. Sync Contacts from iPhone to Android via iTunes
- Way 4. Copy Contacts from iPhone to Android via Google Account/Gmail
- Way 5. Send Contacts from iPhone to Android via Email
Using App to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android is an ideal solution and here MobiKin Transfer for Mobile should be your best choice. This is a reliable yet professional phone to phone transfer software. With it, you can easily and quickly export your contacts from iPhone to Android. And not only contacts, other files like text messages, music, videos, photos and books can be transferred with this tool as well. Certainly, it supports to transfer files from Android to Android, iDevice to iDevice, Android to iDevice also.
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Tutorial on how to copy contacts from iPhone to Android via Transfer for Mobile:
Step 1. Launch the program and use 2 USB cables to connect your iPhone as well as Android device to the computer.
Step 2. Follow the on-screen prompts to make two devices recognized. Once done, 2 phones and the transferable files will be displayed on the interface. Just check if your iPhone is the source device. If not, please click on "Flip" to change its position.
Step 3. Tick the option of "Contacts" option in the middle of the panel, and then you can click "Start Copy" button to begin copying iPhone contacts to Android.
The second way you can use to switch contacts from iPhone to Android is using iCloud service. By using this way, you need to first sync your iPhone contacts to iCloud. After that, you need to export the files from iCloud to computer and then transfer to your Android device. This may sound a little bit complicated but it is easy to follow actually.
Guide on how to contacts from iPhone to Android by iCloud:
Step 1. Sync your iPhone contacts to iCloud by clicking "Settings" > your name > "iCloud" > toggle on "Contacts" option > "Merge".
Step 2. Go to iCloud.com on your computer and then sign in with your Apple account.
Step 3. Tap on "Contacts" and then select the contacts you want to transfer.
Step 4. Choose the option "Export vCard" and the selected contacts will be exported to the computer and saved as VCF files.
Step 5. Connect your Android device to the computer and then transfer the exported VCF files from computer to Android.
Using iTunes to copy contacts from iPhone to Android is also feasible. Nonetheless, this is also not a straightforward way - you need to ask Google Contacts for help. That is to say, you should first use iTunes to move your iPhone contacts to Google Contacts and then sync them from Google Contacts to Android.
Steps to sync contacts from iPhone to Android with iTunes:
Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and then launch iTunes.
Step 2. Click the device icon on iTunes and the info of the connected iPhone will be displayed on the interface.
Step 3. Choose "Info" > "Sync Contacts with" and select "Google Contacts".
Step 4. Log in to your Google account and hit "Apply" to confirm your option.
Step 5. Unlock your Android phone and continue going to "Settings" > "Account & Sync" > "Add account" > "Google" and then sign in with the same Google account you used on iTunes.
Google account/Gmail is another tool that enables you to import contacts from iPhone to Android. This means is a little bit similar to Way 3 but it does not require you to run and use iTunes. That is to say, you can directly use Google account or Gmail to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android without iTunes.
Now let's see how to import contacts from iPhone to Android via Google account/Gmail:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and then transfer your iPhone contacts to computer.
Step 2. Go to Gmail.com on your computer and sign in to your Google account.
Step 3. Once done, you should go on to click on "Contacts" > "More" > "Import" to import contacts from computer to Gmail.
Step 4. Now you can turn on the "Google Contacts Sync" on your Android device by going to "Settings" > "Account & Sync" > "Add account" > "Google" > log in to your Google account > enable "Contacts" > "Sync".
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For those who just wish to transfer one or several specific contacts from one iPhone to Android, email is a good option. To send contacts from iPhone to Android via email, you do not need to download or use any other application or tool but just need to make use of the built-in Email App on your devices. Compared with other transfer ways, this would be more convenient.
Here is how to switch contacts from iPhone to Android using email:
Step 1. Open the "Contacts" App on your iPhone and choose the contact you want to transfer.
Step 2. Scroll down the page and choose the option "Share Contact" > "Mail".
Step 3. Then you can send the selected contact to your own mail.
Step 4. Next, you can sign in to the same account on your Android device and then download the contact to your phone.
The Bottom Line
These are top 5 ways on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. From above, you can see that every transfer way has its own advantages and disadvantages so you need to choose a suitable one according to your actual situation. In my opinion, Way 1 should be the most ideal option since it enables you to copy the contacts from phone to phone directly.