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How To Transfer Contacts From an Android Device to an iPhone

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Your Android smartphone can do a lot of things, including organizing your contacts efficiently. It lets you easily find people and connect with them at the push of a button.

How To Transfer Contacts From an Android Device to an iPhone

But what if you decide to switch phones and opt for an iPhone? What will happen to your contacts? Will you still be able to easily get in touch with Mom or your boss?

How to Transfer Contacts From an Android Device to an iPhone

There are several ways to move contacts from your Android device to your iPhone. These include wirelessly or with a USB cable, using a third-party app, or by emailing the contacts to yourself then accessing the email to save the contacts to your iPhone.

These options are free, straightforward, and will transfer your contacts seamlessly to your iPhone in a blink of an eye. Read on for detailed steps on how to use these methods.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone Using Google Sync

This method will only work if you sync your contacts to your Google account; then you’ll just need to add your Android’s Google account details to your iPhone:

  1. Launch the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

  2. Select “Mail,” “Accounts,” then “Add account.”

  3. Add your Gmail account and ensure the “Contacts” option is checked.

Your contacts should now be on your iPhone.

Transfer Contacts Manually Using a VCF File

This method involves making a vCard File (VCF) then accessing it from your iPhone to get the contacts. This is a great method to use when only some of your contacts are in a Google account or you just want to transfer a few contacts:

  1. Launch the “Contacts” app on your Android device.

  2. Click on the three-dotted menu, then “Import/export” and “Export to storage.”

    • This creates the VCF and saves it to your device.

  3. Next, sign into your email account, attach the VCF to an email, and address the email to yourself.

  4. Sign into your email account on your iPhone and launch the VCF. You’ll be prompted to “add all contacts.”

  5. Follow the on-screen steps for completion.

Transfer Contacts Using Your Sim Card

Using your Nano-SIM card to transfer contacts from your Android phone to iPhone is handy if you’re having problems with your Google account, or don’t have one:

  1. Launch the Contacts app on your Android device.

  2. Click on the hamburger menu icon.

  3. Select “Manage contacts.”

  4. Via the “Manage contacts” screen, select “Import/export contacts.”

  5. Click on “Export.”

  6. Select where you want your contacts to be exported: “SIM card.”

  7. Select the contacts you wish to export. Click on “All” or select them individually, then click “Done.”

  8. Select “Export” and confirm if prompted.

  9. Next, insert your Android SIM card into your iPhone.

  10. Via your iPhone, launch the “Settings” app.

  11. Click on “Contacts,” then “Import SIM Contacts.”

  12. Select the account you wish to store your contacts.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone With Third-Party Apps

There are several third-party apps available to facilitate the process of transferring your contacts to an iPhone. Here are some of the good ones:

Transfer Contacts to iPhone Using Move to iOS App

The Move to iOS app is an Apple creation available from the Google Play Store. It’s specifically for the wireless transference of Android data to iOS. Before moving your contacts, be sure to have the following in place:

  • The Wi-Fi is enabled on your Android device.

  • Your Android device and iPhone are plugged into a power source.

  • You have the latest version of Move to iOS installed on the Android device.

  1. From your iPhone, complete the initial setup instructions up until the “Apps & Data” screen.

  2. Click on “Move Data from Android.”

  3. From your Android device, launch the Move to iOS app then select “Continue.”

  4. Go through the terms of service, then to continue, select “Agree.”

  5. On the top right of the “Find Your Code” screen, click on “Next.”

  6. On your iPhone via the “Move from Android” screen, select “Continue.”

  7. Now, wait for either a six or 10-digit code to display.

    • You can ignore the weak signal alert that your Android device may display.

  8. Enter the code on your Android device. Shortly after, the “Transfer Data” page will appear.

  9. Via your Android device, select to transfer the “Contacts,” then click on “Next.”

    • Leave the devices until the loading bar on your iPhone completes.

  10. When the bar has finished, select “Done” on your Android device.

  11. On your iPhone click on “Continue,” and complete the setup instructions.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone Using iTunes

To successfully transfer your contacts using this method, you’ll need to have your Android contacts synced to your Google account.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Android device.

  2. Then launch the latest version of iTunes.

  3. Next click on the “Info” tab in iTunes, then enable the sync contacts with the Google account option.

  4. Sign in to the Google account where your Android contacts reside, then allow iTunes permission to access it.

  5. Apply the changes then sit back as your contacts are synced to your iPhone.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone Through Bluetooth


Xender is a free app that allows you to wirelessly transfer your content from one device to another when devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi. Using speeds of up to 40Mb/s, it can transfer pictures, videos, music, and more from Android to iPhone. It also transfers data between tablets and computers. It supports multiple languages and Android 2.3 and above.

Additional FAQs

How to Sync Android Notes to iPhone?

The following method uses the Google Sync feature via Android. Which allows notes and other data to be stored automatically to a Google account then accessed from an iPhone.

1. Launch “Settings” via your Android app.

2. Towards the bottom, select “Accounts” then “Google.”

3. Enable “Sync Now.”

· All your notes, contacts, calendar, and mail data will be updated in your Google account.

4. When complete, launch the “Settings” app via your iPhone.

5. Click on contacts, mail, and calendar, then select “Add accounts.”

6. Complete the details then log into the account accessed on your Android device prior.

7. Click on “Next” then enable “Notes” to begin the sync.

How to Transfer Music From Android to iPhone?

You can transfer your music from your Android device to your iPhone using a computer:

1. Connect your Android device to your computer, then find your music. If you’re using a Mac, install the Android File Transfer, launch it then go to “Music.”

2. Choose the music you wish to transfer, then drag them to a folder on your computer.

3. Next, disconnect your Android device, then connect your iPhone to your computer.

4. On your computer, launch iTunes then click on “Songs” or “Music.”

5. Drag your songs to the “Songs” section via the music app.

6. Click on iPhone and select “Music.” You can then sync your complete library or only the songs added to the songs section.

7. Select “Sync.” Your music will move to the music app.

How to Transfer Contacts From Android to Computer?

If you prefer not to use a third-party app, you can use the vCard file (VCF) method. It involves saving all your contacts to a VCF then transferring the file from your Android device to your computer using a USB cable:

1. Launch the “Contacts” app on your Android device.

2. Click on the three-dotted “More” menu.

3. Select “Manage Contacts.”

4. Click on “Import/Export contacts.”

5. Confirm and export the contacts as a VCF to the SIM card/internal storage.

Now it’s time to transfer the VCF from your Android device to your computer:

1. Using a USB cable, connect your device to your computer.

2. Then via your computer, open “This PC”/”My computer.”

3. Under “Devices and drivers,” locate your device and select it.

4. Navigate your device’s internal storage.

5. Locate the “Contacts” VCF then copy and paste it to your computer.

Ditching Your Robot for an Apple

Android and iOS are two of the most prevalent mobile operating systems in the world. Purchasing an Android device then later wanting to experience an iOS device is common. So common, that Android and iOS have created dedicated apps and other methods to transfer your data between devices should you decide to swap.

Now that we’ve shown you how to transfer your contacts and other data, did you use any of the methods suggested in this article and, if so, which one? Did your contacts and other data transfer to your iPhone as expected? How are you finding your new iPhone? Let us know which you prefer in the comments section below.

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