14 September 2014

Simple Ways to Transfer Contacts From iPhone to Android

How to Transfer Contacts From iPhone to AndroidThere was a time when moving from one phone to another meant an incredibly painful exercise. A task as simple as moving your contacts was excruciating, to the point that many people would just pay their carrier for a transfer fee (on top of buying their new phone). This process have grown easier and easier over the years, and now it takes no time at all. If you need to transfer contact from an iPhone to Android, it’s really simple to do now.so here we will show you how you can transfer your contacts from an iPhone to an Android.

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Manual Sharing

First off is the fashioned manual way but it will take up a lot of your time as through this method you can only share one contact at a time. To share a contact simply open the ‘Contacts’ app and then select the contact to go to the contact info page. On that page, scroll down and then select ‘Share Contact’. You will then have the option to share the contact either through email or message.
This method is only good if you want to share one of two contacts, however if you are looking to share your entire phonebook then we suggest you check out these alternative methods discussed below.

Using ITunes

If you have a Google account and manually backup your iPhone to your computer using iTunes, here’s an easy way to export your iPhone contacts to your Google account.

  1. First, open iTunes and plug in your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. Select your iPhone in iTunes. Under the ‘Info’ tab, choose to Sync Contacts with Google Contacts.
  2. It will prompt you to enter your Gmail username and password. Wait for it to sync. Once it is done, head to Gmail and log in to your account. Then go to Gmail > Contacts.
  3. You’ll find that your contacts will have been imported to your Google Contacts

Via iCloud

If you’ve enabled the iCloud service on your iPhone, your phone contacts have most likely been backed up to your iCloud account.  You can then export those contacts into a file that can be imported into Android directly, or indirectly through Google Contacts.

  1. Using your desktop Internet browser, go to https://www.icloud.com/ and sign in with your iCloud account.
  2. Click Contacts to view a list of contacts.
  3. Select the contact(s) that you want to export.
  4. Click the cog wheel icon at the lower left and select Export vCard.
  5. Your computer will download a VCF file containing the exported contact(s).
  6. Import this VCF file to Google Contacts or copy the VCF to your Android phone’s /sdcard directory and import it to your phone through the People app or Contacts app.

When all of the contacts have been moved over, all you need to do next is log in to your Android device. Once you have logged in to that phone with your Google account, the contacts from your iPhone will sync to your Android phone and the process will be complete.

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As you’ve seen, sharing contacts from your iPhone to an Android phone is not that difficult. The process may not be as straightforward as you’d want it to be, but it’s doable. There may even be other easy methods that we missed or overlooked.Which of the methods described in this post worked for you? If you know of other easy methods for transferring contacts from iPhone to Android, let us know in the comments.
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7 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Very nice of you sharing this article. I've got some points for tranferring my contacts.

  2. This really helps. I always use the manual transfer.

  3. iCloud is really helpful for phone users but i think it's not too safe now especially the news about the leaked celebrity photos that meant to be private..

  4. Thanks for sharing this! My dad got a new android phone and he's been asking me how he could transfer his contact from his iPhone. I just told him to Google it since I really didn't know. I would definitely send him this link.

  5. I haven't used iCloud yet because I'm scared to have data leaked online elsewhere. But for sure, this way of transferring contact is also convenient.

  6. I think this is useful specially too those who are switching phones.