Aside from your pictures, videos and music, there are other things you want to transfer from your iPhone to your new Android device and among them must be your contacts. It is important that you knew how to automate contacts transfer from your old smartphone to your new device because it would take a lot of time recreating them one by one especially if you 50 or a hundred or a hundred of them.
Before, it would be a pain to transfer files and contacts but now it’s a lot easier as you can put everything in the cloud and access them on another device. That’s the most basic thing you have to know if you want to automate the transfer of contacts from your iPhone to an Android device. Read on as this guide may be able to help you one way or another.
In this article, I will show you three most basic ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android…
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via Google
A Google account (Gmail) is a requirement if you have an Android device because you cannot set it up using other accounts. If you still don’t have one, then go to Google’s homepage and create an account from there. Make sure to secure your account properly. However, if you already have an account, then doing this procedure would be a breeze…
- In your iPhone, navigate to Settings
- Find and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. This is where you will add your Google account.
- Touch the Add Account button and tap Gmail option.
- Now enter your login information (username and password).
- Your iPhone will ask you which data you want to sync, make sure Contacts option is selected.
- Your iPhone and your Android devices will start the sync process and you just need to wait until it’s finished.
The process would be like this. The contacts from your iPhone will be uploaded to the Google servers and from there, your Android device which is also setup with the same account will start downloading the data that were synced. Make sure that your iPhone has a stable and fast internet connection during the sync process. If the syncing is interrupted, you may have to re-sync the device. But once the sync is complete on both devices, everything will be in place in your android phone.
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using iTunes
If you’re an iPhone user, you must already be familiar with iTunes. You can also use it to store your contacts, sync with your Google account and finally download the data into your Android device. That’s how this process is going to work and with all that being said, here’s how it’s done…
- Connect your iPhone to your computer or Mac.
- Launch iTunes.
- Navigate to the device screen by clicking “iPhone” in the upper right-hand corner.
- Open the Info tab
- Check the box next to “Sync Contacts with.”
- Choose “Google Contacts” from the dropdown menu.
- When prompted, enter your Google account information.
- Your iPhone will start the sync process so just wait for it until it’s done.
- Once the sync is complete, setup your Android device using the same Google account you used.
It will be just a matter of time before all your contacts will start appearing on your Android device and it depends on how much data are being downloaded to your new phone from Google servers.
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using iCloud
This method comes as the last option because it’s a bit more complicated than the first two procedures. Basically, you will need to export your contacts into a vCard file and have your Google account import it. You can only use this method if you previously enabled iCloud on your iPhone.
- In your iPhone, navigate to Settings and then “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”
- Select “Accounts” and if iCloud is enabled, you should see it in the list.
- Tap iCloud and turn on the toggle for “Contacts.”
- Your iPhone will prompt you to “Merge” your device’s contacts with iCloud. Wait until the sync process is complete.
- Logon to iCloud.com using your computer’s web browser.
- Log in with your Apple ID.
- Select “Contacts.”
- Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner, then press “Select All”.
- Click the wheel again and choose “Export vCard”.
- Now, logon to Gmail.com and login to your account if necessary.
- Click on the “Mail” button and then select “Contacts”.
- Click the “More” tab and select “Import”.
- Select “Choose File”, then select your saved vCard file.
After this, you will be seeing the contacts that have been imported. You can then set your Android phone up and use the same Google account. Your contacts should be downloaded to your new Android device.
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