- Posted by Francisco D. Colon
- On February 28, 2020
Whenever you change your mobile device, the first thing that strikes on your mind is how to transfer contacts from your old device to a new one. After all, we can’t communicate with our friends or family without the list of contacts.
Surprisingly, there are several iPhone users who find it quite difficult to transfer their contact list to Android. Despite the fact that both of these two OSs are completely different from one another, there are a lot of ways to share the contacts from your iPhone device to Android.
However, if you are planning to change your mobile OS from iPhone to Android and unaware of how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, then you can go through the below section carefully.
Effective Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android:
Here we have discussed some simple ways through which you will be able to transfer your iPhone contact to your Android device. So, you can apply the ways described below:
Procedure 1: Manual Method
If you have a small contact list, then you can use the ‘Share Contact’ option to transfer the contacts of your iPhone to Android.
To do this, open the list of contacts on your iPhone device. Choose the contacts that you wish to share. Then, swipe down and choose the tab. It lets you share your contacts either through text or email.
But, if the number of contacts you wish to move is more than ten, then you can move on to the other ways provided below.
Procedure 2: Import Contacts Using iCloud
You can also transfer the contacts of your iPhone by using Apple’s cloud system. To do this, you can follow the steps as follows:
First of all, make sure that the contact list is synced with iCloud. So, open the iCloud Settings. Then, activate the sync for your Contact list. Once your Contacts are synced, you can easily access them remotely.
Now, open your preferred browser on your computer. Then, visit the official website of iCloud. Next, log in to your iCloud account by using your login credentials. Then, navigate to the Contacts section from the home screen. It will open a list of synced contacts.
Next, choose the contacts that you wish to share with your Android device. To do this, go to the bottom right corner of the screen and tap on the Settings (gear-shaped) button.
Now, open Gmail and log into your Gmail account by using the Username and Password. Or if you prefer, you can also visit the official website of Google Contacts too.
Next, click on the ‘Import…’ option and then tap on the vCard option. Then, browse the stored VCF file that you have just exported from iCloud.
Once you have imported the list to the Google account, you will be able to access them on your Android device as well.
If this method fails, then you can transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android with the help of Bluetooth.
Procedure 3: Send Contacts via Bluetooth
This is another workaround to transfer your iPhone’s contact to Android. Since Bluetooth is an in-build feature of every device, you can use this easily. Here are the steps that you can follow to perform this:
In the beginning, turn on the Bluetooth on your iPhone from the Control Center. You can also do it from its Settings.
Afterwards, turn on Bluetooth on your Android device and make sure that both the iPhone and Android devices are closely located.
On the iPhone, choose the Bluetooth name of your Android device from the list of available Bluetooth devices. Sometimes, it may prompt you to enter a unique password to connect the device.
Once both the iPhone and Android devices are connected, launch the Contacts app on the iPhone. Then, choose all the contacts that you wish to move. After making the selection, you can tap on the Share button. Then, select the connected target device.
Now, you will receive a prompt that says whether you want to receive the incoming data on your Android device. Just accept it and wait for a few seconds to complete the transfer.
Procedure 4: Export Contacts to Gmail Using iTunes
If your iPhone is running on iOS 4.x or its lower version, then you can use the iTunes program to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android. Here’s how to do this:
- First and foremost, open the iTunes program.
- Then, connect the device to the system.
- Open the Device Summary Page on your computer.
- Navigate to the Info tab.
- Now, check the ‘Sync Contacts With’ box. Then, click on the ‘Google Contacts’ option.
- On the next page, you will be prompted to provide the Username and Password of your Google account.
- Tap on the Apply button.
- Now, confirm that the Andriod device on which you wish to transfer the contacts is connected with the particular Gmail account.
- Lastly, allow Google to sync your contact list to the Android device.
Hopefully, one of them will definitely help you to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android without iCloud?
If iCloud is enabled on your iPhone, then this method to share contacts from iPhone to Android should take no time at all. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Select the ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ option and then click on the Accounts button where you will see that the iCloud is listed. Select this option and turn on the toggle for Contacts.
How to Transfer Contacts from iCloud?
You can do this by using the My Contacts Backup application. Download and install it on your iPhone. Then, open it and then tap on the Backup button.
Afterwards, email the backup file through email account on your Android device. You will get a VCF file that can be imported into the Android contacts app.