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How to Transfer Contacts from iPad to Android

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

You may have decided to purchase an Android tablet to replace your old iPad. But to complete the switch, you need to find a way to move all your data from the iPad to the Android device. For most people the most important type of data on their devices is contact. After all, it may be very difficult to use your device as a communication device if you don’t have your contacts.

If you are looking for the best way to transfer contacts from an iPad to an Android device, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we take a look at 3 different ways to transfer contacts from iPad to Android.

Transfer Contacts from iPad to Android by MobileTrans –Phone Transfer

The most effective solution when you want to move any type of data from one device to another is MobileTrans- Phone Transfer. To begin with, this program will work even of the devices are on two different platforms such as the iPad that runs on iOS and the Android device that runs on Android OS. This program is also quite easy to use as we shall see shortly. But before we show you how to use it, let’s begin by taking a look at some of its most important features;

  • • MobileTrans can be used to transfer various types of data from one device to another, including contacts, photos, apps, music, messages, videos and mire
  • • It can also be used to transfer data from WhatsApp and other social apps as well
  • • It is an ideal solution for the transfer of data from your cloud backups to the device if you don’t want to restore the full backup.
  • • It is very easy to use with a very simple user interface, ideal even for beginners who have never used a program like this one before
  • • It supports thousands of different Android devices and all versions of the Android OS as well as all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware

To use MobileTrans to transfer contacts from iPad to Android, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps;

Step 1: In the main window, you should see a number of options. Click on “Phone Transfer” to begin the process.

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Step 2: Connect both the iPad and the Android device to the computer using USB cables. You may need to enable USB debugging on the Android device and unlock the iPad to allow MobileTrans to detect both devices.

In this same window, make sure that the devices are in the right order to avoid transferring data from the wrong device by accident. The iPad should be the “Source” device and the Android device should be the “Destination” device. If this order is incorrect, click on “Flip” to change the order.

Step 3: Now select the type of file you would like to transfer in the middle panel, in this case “Contacts”. Click on “Start” to begin the transfer process.

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Keep the devices connected until the process is complete. If you would like to remove the existing data from the iPad before transferring the data, check “clear data before copy”. The program will let you know when the process is complete. You can then check if all contacts have been successfully transferred to the Android device.

MobileTrans presents the most ideal solution when you want to easily and quickly move all contacts from the iPad to the Android device. It is the most ideal solution when you have a lot of contacts to transfer and you would rather have a bit of control over how to transfer the contacts from one device to another.

Transfer Contacts from iPad to Android with your Google Account

Syncing the contacts using your Google account is another great way to transfer contacts from the iPad to the Android device. This process will only work if you use the same Google Account for both devices. The following steps should guide you through the entire process;

Step 1: On the iPad, go to Settings > Contacts > Account > Add Account > Google and then sign in to your Google account using your username and password.

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Step 2: Once you are signed in, click on “Next” and the turn on “Contacts”. Tap on “Save” and the contacts on the iPad will be synced with that Google account.

Step 3: Now on the Android device, go to Settings > Account & Sync” and sign in to the same Google account. Tap “Sync Now” and all the contacts in that account, including all the contacts from the iPad will be exported to the Android device.

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You can then very easily view and reorganize the contacts on the Android device as you want to.

Transfer Contacts from iPad to Android with Email

You may also be able to transfer contacts from the iPad to Android via email. But we feel we must mention that while this solution can be effective, it will only be useful to you if you want to transfer only a few contacts. Here’s how to use this method to transfer contacts from iPad to Android via email;

Step 1: Open the Contacts app on your iPad and then locate the contact you would like to transfer to the Android device.

Step 2: Swipe down on the selected contact and then select “Share Contact”

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Step 3: Select “Mail” and then enter the email address you want to send the contact to before sending the email.

Step 4: On the Android device, open your email client and locate the email you just sent. The contact should appear as an attachment in the email and you can download it to your device.

You can do this for all other contacts that you would like to transfer on your iPad. This is the main reason why this solution may not be ideal for the transfer of many contacts as it may be time consuming.

Your contacts are very important to you and therefore you need to move with them when you switch to a new device. This article shares with you the various ways you can transfer contacts from an iPad to an Android device whether you are switching devices or you just want to share the contacts. Take the time to study each solution we provide and follow the instructions beast as you can to implement the solution you choose. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any problems with any of the processes described above.

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