How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android? When you change your smartphone and operating system, one of the biggest problems is transferring data from the old gadget to the new one. Previously, users had to manually dial dozens and hundreds of numbers. Today, everything is much easier – the main thing is to know what and how to do. In this article, we will talk about how to transfer contacts from iOS to Android.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android?
Export contacts from iCloud as vCard (.vcf)
If you have connected iCloud on your iPhone, the process of transferring contacts will be very easy.
- Go to icloud.com on your computer and enter your Apple ID.
- Select the icon labeled Contacts.
- Click on any contact and press Ctrl + A (for Windows) or ⌘Cmd + A (for Mac) on your keyboard to select all available contacts.
- Click on the gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Select Export vCard…, provide a file name, and select the desired save location.
Now all contacts will be in a .vcf file. They can be sent to a new smartphone via email, and then opened and added to the address book already on the device itself. And, of course, it makes sense to keep a copy of this file on your computer or in a special email section, so that in which case it is always at hand.
Your Google account has a special tool for storing and synchronizing contacts – Contacts.
- Open the Google Contacts web page.
- In the menu on the left there is an Import section. Click on it.
- Select your vCard file and click Import.
Helpful tip: if after this operation you see that some contacts are displayed twice, find Similar contacts in the menu on the left. In it, you can combine “doubles” into one entry. It is better to do this operation right now, before the contacts got on the phone.
Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Smartphone via Google Account (Gmail)
If you haven’t turned on your new Android yet, transferring contacts to it will be very easy. To do this, simply turn on the device and, when registering, log in to your Google account, which you used in the instructions above. The smartphone will automatically “pull up” contacts from your Google account, and they will all be in the phone book, so you don’t have to enter anything manually.
If you have already turned on and set up your Android, then go to your smartphone settings, find the Accounts or Accounts and sync section. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a button to add accounts. Select Google and sign in to your account. The operating system will load all contacts, calendar entries and other components from your profile.