For some reason, you have decided to move from an iPhone to an Android device. And one of the most likely scenarios to occur in making the transition between the two operating systems is the loss of important data, especially the contacts. A new Android device without the contacts is basically useless, right? Don’t stress out yet. In this guide, we will show you how to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android without any glitch. Let’s dig in.
Method 1: Using iCloud
Note that this method only works when your iPhone automatically syncs your contacts with your iCloud account. Plus, you need to have a Google account for this method. If you don’t have one, just get one. You also need it on your Android device. Now, take a look at these steps:
Step 1: Head over to iCloud on your computer.
Step 2: You need to sign in using your Apple ID. Once you have signed in successfully, click on Contacts.
Step 3: You will see all of your contacts you have synced via iCloud.
- If you only want to transfer some of your contacts to Android, simply hit Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) to choose them.
- If you want to transfer all of them, click on the cog in the bottom left of the screen, and choose Select All. After that, click on the cog again and choose Export vCard.
Step 4: aVcard containing all the contacts will be now downloaded to your computer.
Step 5: Next up, go to Google Contacts, sign in using your Google ID, and then click on More > Import.
Step 6: You will now need to upload the vCard file you just downloaded from iCloud, and then hit Import.
That’s it. Your contacts should be imported to your Google Account. Now, sign in using with Google account and your contacts should get synced to your Android phone.
Method 2: Using Third-party Apps
Another great method is using third party apps. We strongly recommend My Contacts Backup, a great app letting you export your iPhone contacts as a vCard and send it as an attachment to any email that you want. Here’s how to do this:
Step 1: Go to the App Store, download and install My Contacts Backup.
Step 2: Once completed, open the app and let it access your contacts. Next, click on the Backup button.
Step 3: Wait until the backup is done, then the button changes to Email, click on it. You can now email the vCard to yourself or anyone else.
Step 4: Enter your own email address and send it. Once you get the email, launch it in your computer, and download the vCard.
Step 5: Head to Google Contacts > More > Import. Your vCard should be imported to your Google account instantly. Now, sign in with your Google account on your Android phone and your contacts should start syncing.
That’s all about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. If you face any issues with these methods or have another easy method, just sound off in the comments section below.