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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Take your data with you when you move to a different platform.

how to transfer contacts from android to iPhone

This is a 5-step guide on how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.

So you’ve made the switch from Android to iOS, and now you’re wondering how to take your contacts with you.

It has never been so easy than before to move all your contacts from one mobile platform to another. In this guide, you’ll learn five (5) simple and effcient ways to move all your contacts with you to your new iPhone:

  1. Sim Card
  2. Google Account
  3. Move to iOS App
  4. VCF File
  5. Third-Party App

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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

1. Use Your SIM Card to Transfer Contacts

Using your Sim card is probably the easiest way to move your contact from an Android phone to an iPhone.

how to transfer contacts from android to iphone
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From your Android phone:

  • Launch the Contacts app
  • Click on the three dots menu
  • Tap on Manage contacts
  • Click on Import
  • From the list choose Sim card

Remove your Sim card and insert it into your iPhone. Go to the “Settings” app, tap “Contacts”, then choose “Import Sim Contacts”. Within a few mins all your contacts will be transferred to your iPhone.

2. Use Your Google Account to Transfer Contacts

Another easy and convenient way to move your contacts is via your Google account. But first, make sure you’ve backed up your Android phone.

how to transfer contacts from android to iphone
Screenshot: Herby Jasmin/Gotechtor

If you’ve been using an Android phone, you’ll need a Google account to take full advantage of the Google services. Chances are all your contacts have been already synced and backed up to Google.

Now, open your iPhone settings app, tap “Passwords & Accounts”, select “Gmail”, then enter your Google account. Once you’ve added your account, toggle “Contacts” to the ON position (green is on). You can also activate the other options.

3. Use the Move to iOS App to Transfer Contacts

Apple has made it easier for Android users to migrate their data to iPhone with its Move to iOs App. The app is available on both the App Store and Google Play store.

For this to work, you need an Android device running Android 4.0 or later and an iPhone running iOS 9 or later, download Move to iOS from Google Play and get started.

Move to iOS app transferring contacts from android to iPhone
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Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll be able to import all the data from your Android phone (contacts, messages history, photos, and videos, mail accounts, calendars, web bookmarks) to your new iPhone.

Keep in mind you should have both devices close to each other and connected to the same WiFi network. That way the app can create a direct network with the iPhone. Don’t forget to turn off cellular data on your Android device. Besides that, make sure there’s enough space on the new device you wish to move the content.

During the setup, there’ll be a six or ten digits code that you need to enter to your Android phone from your iPhone. Then, the transfer data screen will appear where you can select the type of contents you want to transfer. The whole process can take a little of time depending on how much content you’re moving.

4. Use a VCF File to Transfer Contacts

Another way to transfer your contacts from Android to iOS is to use a VCF file.

Unlock your Android device and tap the Contacts app from the Home screen. Tap the menu button, select “Import/export”, then “Export to storage”. This will create a VCF file and save it on the phone itself.

The easiest way to transfer contacts to iPhone that is contained in VCF file is to email the vCard file to yourself. Open the file in the Mail app on your iPhone and it will prompt you to “Add all contacts”.

You can either tap “Add all contacts” to transfer all your contacts at once or individually select the ones you want. Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer your contacts to your iPhone. It should be a quick process from there.

5. Use a Third Party App to Transfer Contacts

Last but not least, you can use a third-party app to move your contacts to your iPhone. As we all know there’s an app for everything. And “CopyMyData” what we recommend.

This app not only transfer your contacts but also calendar, photos and videos. You need to download the app on both devices (iPhone and Android phone), and make sure they’re connected on the same Wi-Fi network.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it up on your iPhone and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure your Android phone is running the “CopyMyData” app. It should be a quick process depending on how many contacts you’re transferring and Wi-Fi connection.

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