Switching from iPhone to Android is a rather complicated process and many people worry about losing data, especially contacts. However, with the following information and tips, you can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to Android in just 5 minutes. Let’s find out together.
1. Use iCloud and Google Account to sync contacts
This requires you to own an iCloud account and a Google Account, if you don’t have one, create an account first. Then you follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to settings on your iPhone, select iCloud and sign in to your account.
Step 2: Select “Contacts” and make sure your contacts are synced with iCloud.
Step 3: On your computer, go to the Google Contacts website and sign in to your Google account.
Step 4: Click the “Add” icon and select “Import“.
Step 5: Select the vCard contacts file, then press “Open“.
Step 6: Google Contacts will automatically upload contacts from the vCard file.
Step 7: Once the upload is complete, the contacts will be displayed on the Google Contacts website.
Step 8: Turn on contacts sync on Android by going to settings, selecting your Google account, then turning on contacts sync.
Once done, your contacts will be synced to your Android device. Note, however, that this method cannot convert information such as contact pictures, music playlists and other files between operating systems.
2. Use the Move to iOS app on iPhone
Move to iOS is an Apple app designed to help iPhone users switch to Android with ease. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: Download the “Move to iOS” iPhone app from the App Store.
Step 2: Open the app and click on “Transfer Data from Android” button.
Step 3: On your new Android phone, find and enable “Data Transfer” (or similar) in the settings.
Step 4: Select “Contacts” and other items you want to transfer to your Android phone.
Step 5: On iPhone, enter the code displayed on the screen of your new Android phone.
Step 6: Continue to follow the instructions on the iPhone screen to complete the process of transferring contacts and data from iPhone to Android phone.
Note: The data transfer process may take some time depending on the amount of data you want to transfer and the speed of the network connection.
3. Use the My Contacts Backup app
To back up contacts from iOS to Android using the My Contacts Backup app, follow these steps:
Step 1: Download and install My Contacts Backup on your iPhone from the App Store.
Step 2: Launch the application and select “Backup Contacts” to start the backup process.
Step 3: After the backup is complete, you can choose “Email” to send the backup file of contacts to your email address or choose “Save to Dropbox” to store on Dropbox.
Step 4: Next, download and install the My Contacts Backup app on your Android phone from the Google Play Store.
Step 5: Start the application on your Android phone and select “Import” to choose a backup file of contacts that have been sent to or stored on Dropbox.
Step 6: Wait for the data import and synchronization to complete. Then your contacts have been transferred from iOS to Android.
Note: The My Contacts Backup app only backs up contacts in vCard format (.vcf), so make sure you can import this file into your Android phone’s contacts.
Next to install the newly created vCard format (.vcf) file on your Android phone, you need to download My Contacts Backup on Android and follow these steps:
- Open the My Contacts Backup app on your Android phone.
- Click the “Restore” button.
- Select the VCF file that you backed up on your iPhone. You can find this file in the Email application or go to the drive of your smartphone and look for the file in the VCF format.
- After selecting the file, click the “OK” button to start the process of recovering your contacts.
- Wait for the restore to complete and your contacts will be stored on your Android phone.
Note that these steps may be slightly different for each version of the My Contacts Backup app. However, the main steps remain the same.
In addition to the above ways, you can also use online services like Google Drive or Dropbox to store your contacts as VCF files on your iPhone. Then access that service from Android and download the contacts.
Hopefully the above sharing has helped you have more options when transferring contacts from iOS to Android.#How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android