How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth
Written By Axel Nash |
There have been numerous questions about transferring iPhone contacts with Bluetooth. So, to clear the air on whether it's possible to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone via Bluetooth, we've done our research, and in this article, we'll discuss with you what we found out. Just stick with us.
Part 1: Can I Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth?
Unfortunately, transferring contacts from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth is impossible. Yes, this is because the contact data on one is not compatible with another. So, for this reason, you need data transfer tools like MobileTrans, Google Switch to Android, etc.
Part 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android in 4 Ways
Since one can't transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth, some might ask "How do I transfer contacts from iPhone to Android?" Well, there are several ways one can transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, and here, we will introduce you to multiple techniques to carry out the operation effortlessly.
Method 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via MobileTrans [Best Choice]
Research shows that transfer via USB cable is quite faster than wireless data transfer. So, for that reason, we'd suggest you utilize advanced data transfer software like MobileTrans to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
MobileTrans will help you transfer all your iPhone contacts to Android without complications. Yes, this is because it utilizes the best modern technology to execute data transfer between iPhone and Android, and unlike using Bluetooth, it performs the contacts transfer operation faster.
Data you can transfer from iPhone to Android with MobileTrans;
Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Bookmark, Contacts, Text Messages, Voice Memos, Contact Blacklist, Voicemail, Ringtone, Alarm, Reminders, WhatsApp data
Step 1. Launch MobileTrans on the computer
Firstly, install MobileTrans software on your computer and select the Phone Transfer option from its main interface. Select Phone to Phone.
Step 2. Connect both phones to your computer
Connect the Android phone and the iPhone to the computer. Once they get detected, you can click the Flip button to switch Source and Destination - this is to ensure the iPhone is detected as Source and the Android is detected as Destination. See the image below;
Step 3. Select files types and Start Transfer
Finally, select Contacts and other data that you wish to transfer. Then, click the Start button.
Step 4: Your iPhone contacts will transfer to Android within a few minutes. Do not disconnect the phone from the PC until the process is finished.
- The transfer process is fast and straightforward.
- You do not need an internet connection or WiFi.
- It can be used on any iOS or Android device.
- You need a PC to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android.
Method 2: Move Contacts from iPhone to Android using Switch to Android
The Switch to Android app is a reliable option to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. But unlike MobileTrans, it does not require a PC to transfer data between iPhone and Android wirelessly, and your Android must be Android 12 to be able to use it to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
To move contacts from iPhone to Android with Switch to Android, you need a lightning-USB cable and your Android 12 phone must be brand-new.
Step 1: Install the Switch to Android app on your iPhone from the Apps Store.
Step 2: Launch the app and accept the terms of service. Then, click Start to proceed.
Step 3: On the Scan The QR code Shown on your Android device screen, select, 'Can't Scan QR Code? and connect your iPhone to the Android device using a lightning cable.
Step 4: Next, you'll be asked to turn off iMessage on your iPhone. If you've done that, tap Skip to proceed.
Step 5: Now, tap on Start Request and follow the on-screen instruction to select the type of data you want to transfer.
Step 6: Once the transfer process is complete, you can complete set up of your Android phone.
- It's free.
- You don't need a PC to transfer contacts.
- It can only work on Android 12 phones.
- The process is a little confusing.
- It can't be used on Android phones that's not brand new.
Method 3: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via Google Drive
You can also use Google Drive to transfer contacts to Android. If you enable Gmail contacts on an iPhone, Google Drive will back up your contacts, thus making it easy to sync the contacts to another phone as long as you use the same Google account on the phone.
See how to use Google Drive in the steps below;
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll to Contacts and tap on it. Select Accounts.
Step 3: Tap Add Account and select Google to add a Google account that you want to sync your iPhone contacts.
Step 4: Once you Sign in to the Google account, tap the toggle next to Contacts to turn it on. All the contacts on your iPhone will sync to your Google account.
Step 5: On your Android phone, open Settings and add the same Google account. Then, select Sync Contacts to finish.
- No app or third-party software is required.
- It can be used on any Android phone.
- Contacts won't sync if your internet connection or Wi-Fi network isn't stable.
Method 4: Move Contacts from iPhone to Android via Mail/Message
Another effective method to move contacts from iPhone to Android is by using e-mail or Message. However, keep in mind that this transfer method is not efficient for transferring bulk contacts from iPhone to Android.
Step 1: Open the Contacts app on your iPhone and hold down the contact you want to send. Select Share from the pop-up list.
Step 2: Tap on Gmail or Message app from the pop-up.
Step 3: If you use Gmail, enter an email address of a Google account on your Android phone and tap the Send button.
- If it's via Message, just enter the phone number of your Android phone and transfer the Contact.
You've successfully transferred contacts from iPhone to Android.
- It's easy to operate.
- You don't need to install app or software.
- It's not reliable to transfer bulk contacts.
This is where we end today's discussion. Now, you know it's not possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via Bluetooth. However, the methods above can transfer contacts from Android to iPhone seamlessly. All you need is to choose a method that is suitable for you. As we mentioned, data transfer with a USB cable tends to be faster, and MobileTrans supports iPhone to Android contacts transfer via USB cable.