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How to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

by William Sanders

In times past, communication was done by posting letters to friends and family. Normally, these letters take a few days before they are delivered to the target recipient. However, the evolution of technology has led to a total turnaround of the communication sector. With the introduction of various mobile devices, communication has been made easier and quicker. As a mobile phone user, you can make calls, send unlimited text messages, and perform other activities from your couch's comfort. As technology continues to advance, tech geeks continue to manufacture mobile devices with improved features. These devices serve as an upgrade of previously manufactured mobile devices.

An example of these devices is the smartphone. With your smartphone, you can perform mini computing services and access the internet seamlessly. Nowadays, there are two major types of smartphones. These are the Android and iPhone. While Android was earlier introduced to smartphone users, it comes with pre-installed apps and other fantastic apps you can download and install on it. Despite Android devices' excellent services, Apple proceeded to manufacture and release the iPhone into the communication world. The release of the iPhone gave smartphone owners an awesome user experience. The iPhone's amazing features have motivated more smartphone users to purchase and adopt it as their primary smartphone. While migrating your content from Android devices to iPhone, new iPhone owners are afraid of the loss of contacts.

However, you need not panic because there are simple methods through which you can transfer your contact from your Android smartphone to the iPhone. Bearing in mind the huge number of people switching from Android to iPhone, it is imperative to discuss the best methods to migrate your Contact to your iPhone.

Summary of Ways to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

Summary of Ways to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone
Summary of Ways to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

The table below summarizes the methods and steps involved in transferring contacts from your Android device to an iPhone.

Methods Steps Involved
Use Move to iOS app
  1. Download Move to iOS app on the Android device.
  2. Use it to move the contact to the iPhone.
Use Bluetooth
  1. Enable Bluetooth on Android and iPhone.
  2. Pair the two devices together through Bluetooth.
  3. Hit the Apps icon from the Home screen of your Android device.
  4. Navigate through the interface and hit the Contact button.
  5. Tap More.
  6. Choose the Share option.
  7. Select the target contacts.
  8. Choose the target iPhone and start sending the contacts.
Use Your Google Account
  1. Tap your Android smartphone to open the Settings app.
  2. Choose Accounts and Sync.
  3. Fill in your Google account (Gmail) login details.
  4. Enable the synchronization option.
  5. Tap your iPhone. Then launch Settings from its Home screen.
  6. Choose Contacts.
  7. Hit the Add Account option.
  8. Add the same Gmail account you have on the Android device to the iPhone.
  9. Sign in to your Gmail account and enable the Contacts option.
Use SIM Card
  1. Copy your contacts from the Android's contact app to the SIM card.
  2. Insert the SIM card in the iPhone.
  3. Hit the Import SIM Contacts icon.
Use CardDAV
  1. Tap your Android smartphone and hit Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Next, navigate to the password and account section.
  3. Tap and enter your login credentials.
  4. Choose the Add account option.
  5. Hit Other to continue.
  6. Choose the type of account you desire to configure.
  7. Select CardDAV.
  8. Tap the Done icon.
Use iTunes
  1. Connect the Android smartphone to the PC.
  2. Synchronize the contacts into your Windows Outlook Express or Address Book.
  3. Connect the iPhone to the PC. Then launch iTunes.
  4. On the iTunes interface, select the iPhone icon.
  5. Choose the Info menu.
  6. Choose the Synchronize Contacts with Windows Outlook or Contacts.
  7. Hit the All contacts icon.

How to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

How to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone
How to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

With that said, today, I will be telling you the best methods to transfer your contacts from your Android device to iPhone.

1. Use Move to iOS app

Apple is sensitive to the massive migration of smartphone users to iOS-powered devices. Hence, it has made the transfer of data from the Android device to the iPhone more comfortable and faster. You can easily move your contacts, text messages, videos, photos, email accounts, calendar, and website bookmarks with the Move to iOS app. The well designed and efficient app is available for download on the Google Play store. With the Move to iOS app, you just need to connect with your new phone through Wi-Fi. Then import your contacts and other files you consider relevant to the new iPhone.

Note that the Move to iOS app does not transfer your Android apps while transferring your contacts and other relevant data.

2. Use Bluetooth

Today, the vast majority of mobile devices have Bluetooth functionality. With the Android and iPhone's Bluetooth functionality, you can transfer files, including your contacts, on the Android device to your new iPhone. To perform the transfer task, you must ensure that the two devices' Bluetooth functionality is enabled. You must also ensure that the devices are placed in a discoverable range. Once these are done, you can follow the simple steps discussed below,

  • Enable Bluetooth on Android and iPhone.
  • Pair the two devices together through Bluetooth.
  • Hit the Apps icon from the Home screen of your Android device.
  • Navigate through the interface and hit the Contact button.
  • Tap More.
  • Choose the Share option.
  • Select the target contacts you desire to transfer to the iPhone through Bluetooth.
  • Hit the Bluetooth icon.
  • Choose the target iPhone and start sending the contacts. If the method is working, you will see a notification of the file sent at the top of your Android phone. You will also get notified on your iPhone.

3. Use Your Google Account

The use of Google account is another simple and straightforward method of transferring your contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone without any hassle. Before you can access an Android phone, you must create an account. The process is straightforward and free of cost. Since you have a Google account on your Android device, you can follow the steps discussed below. However, if you don't have a Google account, you can create one and follow the steps below.

  • Tap your Android smartphone to open the Settings app.
  • Navigate through the Settings interface and choose Accounts and Sync.
  • Fill in your Google account (Gmail) login details and enable the synchronization option.
  • Tap your iPhone. Then launch Settings from its Home screen.
  • Choose Contacts.
  • Hit the Add Account option.
  • Now add the same Gmail account you have on the Android device to the iPhone.
  • Once the process is successful on your iPhone, you can easily sign into your Gmail account and enable the Contacts option.

4. Use SIM Card

If you are not interested in using an app or your Google account to transfer your contacts from your Android smartphone to an iPhone, you can use your SIM card. However, the SIM card's use works perfectly when you physically move your SIM card from the Android smartphone to the iPhone. As an Android device user, you can save your contacts on the SIM card. Saving your contacts on the SIM card serves as a backup for the contacts. Hence, you can easily remove the SIM card and insert it into your iPhone. However, you must have a nano-sized SIM card to perform the task. If your SIM card's size is larger than the specified, you can cut it to nano size. Once you are ready to transfer the contacts to your iPhone using your SIM card, you can follow the steps discussed below.

  • Tap your Android smartphone and launch the Contacts app.
  • Hit the Menu icon. Then navigate to the Settings interface. You will see Import and Export settings. Click on it.
  • Choose the Export option. Then select the option to export contacts to the SIM card.
  • Wait patiently for the process to become completed. The speed depends on the number of contacts you want to export to the SIM card.
  • Once the contacts' export has been completed, uncover the SIM slot on your Android phone and remove the SIM card. Then insert the SIM card into your iPhone.
  • Now, hit the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Hit the Contacts icon on your iPhone. Now, for older versions of iPhones and iOS-powered devices, Contact is the same Mail or Contacts.
  • Hit the Import SIM Contacts icon.
  • Once the import is successful, the imported contacts will be available for you to access the iPhone's pre-installed Contact tool.

5. Use CardDAV

CardDAV is a fantastic protocol designed and used by Google to synchronize contacts between two devices. The CardDAV protocol works perfectly with the iPhone. Hence, you can use it to move your contacts from your Android smartphone to the iPhone. To get started, you have to log in to your Gmail account and follow the simple steps discussed below.

  • Tap your Android smartphone and hit Settings on the Home screen.
  • Next, navigate to the password and account section. Tap and enter your login credentials.
  • Choose the Add account option.
  • Hit Other to continue.
  • Now, choose the type of account you desire to configure- select CardDAV for Contact, Mail for an email account, and CardDAV for calender.
  • Tap the Done icon to complete the synchronization of the contacts.

6. Use iTunes

The use iTunes works when you have it installed on your Windows PC. With iTunes on your PC, you can easily s ynchronize your Android contacts and transfer them into your iPhone. The methods to perform this task effectively are discussed below.

  • Connect the Android smartphone to the PC. Then synchronize the contacts into your Windows Outlook Express or Address Book.
  • Now, connect the iPhone to the PC. Then launch iTunes.
  • On the iTunes interface, select the iPhone icon.
  • Navigate through the left side of the interface and choose the Info menu.
  • Now, choose the Synchronize Contacts with Windows Outlook or Contact and hit the All contacts icon. Then iTunes will start moving the contacts to the iPhone.

Conclusion

The world is advancing, and new smartphones that run on different operating systems are introduced. Most smartphone users have found their greatest desire in iPhones - because of its amazing features. When you newly purchase your iPhone, there are simple methods to transfer your contacts to your iPhone. These methods have been discussed today. Please read through and follow them to transfer your contacts to your new iPhone.



About William Sanders

William Sanders was born and raised in California and works as a city council. He received a Master’s degree in information science from San Diego State University. When not writing or working, he enjoys playing best-selling MMORPG games such as World of Warcraft, Fnal Fantasy, in which the players often find William as the guild leader of hundred members that collaborating for success under his leadership. William is a regular contributor of some popular magzines; such as San Jose Mercury News, Gleanster Research, and Palmgear to name a few.

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