How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android

By | October 24, 2017

Those days are gone when you had to transfer your contacts manually after changing your mobile phone. It was a nuisance. Wasn’t it? Well, with the latest development and advancement in the field of technology a lot of things have become very simple. However, even today most of the people find it difficult to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.

So, today we are going to discuss different methods of transferring contacts from iPhone to Android phone. We will talk about three various ways and try to find out the best method to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone.

Methods to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android:

Synchronize Contacts with Google Account:

If you are going to switch to Android for the first time and you do not have a Google account, then you should create one. A Gmail account is essential to use an Android phone. Therefore, you should head over to Gmail official website to create an account. You can sign up for a new account here.

After creating the Gmail account, head over to the settings on your iPhone. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars section and click on Add account. Now select the Google account option and add your Gmail account details to link it with your iPhone.

Also Read: How to save an Email as PDF on iPhone

Now you iPhone will ask about the stuff you want to sync with your Gmail account. You should select contacts, and it will start syncing contacts with your Gmail account. It may take a while. So, have patience. Your iPhone will not indicate or notify you after synchronizing your contact with Gmail. Therefore, to check you will have to open contacts section on your Gmail account and it will show you the complete list contacts.

Now add the same Gmail account to your Android phone. And it will sync from Gmail to your new Android device. Well, it is, in fact, effortless to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using Gmail.

Transfer your Contacts from iPhone to Android with iCloud:

Well, using iCloud it hardly takes few minutes to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. Head over to Mail, Contacts, Calendars in the settings section. From here select Accounts and then select iCloud. Now turn on the toggle for contacts, and it will show you prompt to Merge your iPhone contact with iCloud.


Now after merging all contacts with iCloud, login to your iCloud account on a computer. Click on the gear icon in the lower left corner, then select “Select All.” Now click on gear icon again and Export as vCard.

Now login to your Gmail account and select contacts. Click the More tab, select import, and choose file. Now it will import all contacts from vCard to your Gmail account. Now you can link the same Gmail account on your Android phone and it will flawlessly sync all your contacts on Android phone. If you want to read a detailed method on how to import vCard to your Gmail account then you should read a detailed post here.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android with Copy My Data:

Copy My Data is a third party application available for both Android and iPhone. You can use this application to flawlessly transfer contact from iPhone to Android within few minutes. However, I will recommend you to go with the first two methods. If in case, the above methods do not work then you can go ahead and try this method.

Try out these methods and share your feedback with us.


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