How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone?

Written By Axel Nash | Mar 25,2020

"I wish to change from Android to an iPhone. But a question comes how to move all of my important data to new phone. Among the whole data stored in my phone, the most important data are all of the emails and phone numbers present in the Contacts app."

Luckily, the process is easy and simple - and there are a few different ways to do it.
Doesn't this sound crazy!
Just simple steps can make your iPhone full of your old data. If you are trying to find out how to do so, you have come to the right place. In this article, we show you the best ways to move contacts from Android to iPhone.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone after Setup using third-party software MobileTrans

MobileTrans - The one-stop solution to transfer contacts from android to iPhone.
MobileTrans is a one-click program that allows transferring all your contacts as well as videos, messages, calendars, images, and music between devices. Based on the operating system you are switching from you can also sync apps and call logs too.
Steps to Start like a pro
  1. Open MobileTrans software and select “Phone Transfer”.
  2. mobiletrans transfer contacts to new phone

  3. Connect both the devices with a cable to your computer. You will see both devices populate either side of the first window you see. If the devices are in the wrong place for transfer, then you can flip the devices.
  4. mobiletrans transfer contacts to new phone

  5. After the phones are connected properly, then all you need to do is check the boxes next to the data you want to transfer: apps, contacts, call logs, text messages, calendars, photos, music, and videos.
  6. It will transfer in a while based on how much media your original phone consists. Once the transfer process has been completed, you can disconnect both the phones.
  7. mobiletrans transfer contacts to new phone

It's all that simple right! Great, let's check a few more simple methods.

Method 2. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Account Step by Step

If you have been using your Android device with Google account for any length of time, then the chances are that all of your mobile contacts would already l be synced to your Google account. At the very least the ones you use most often should be.
So make sure that you have backed up your android device and follow the below-given steps.
  1. Go to Settings on your Android phone and choose the "Accounts and Sync" option.
  2. find account and sync on android phone's settings

  3. Enter your Gmail account details and enable synchronization. Now your phone contacts and Google Contacts will start synchronizing.
  4. Further, unlock your new iPhone and open the settings. Click on Accounts & Passwords to add your Gmail account. Make sure that all Contacts are enabled for the account.
  5. find account and sync on android phone's settings

You should now find that, after a few minutes, all of your Google contacts are in your iPhone.
Transfer contacts with a Google account (advanced)
However, to make sure this process always works in future, consider doing the following, either on your iPhone device after you have followed the above steps, or on your Android before you make the move:
  1. Go to Settings application on your iPhone.
  2. Hit on Accounts & Passwords and select Add Account followed by select Other and then click on Add CardDAV Account.

  3. Now give your account details in the following fields:
  4. Server: Enter "google.com".

    User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.

    Password: Your Google Account or Google Apps password.

    Description: Enter a description of the account.

  5. Now hit on Next icon present at the top of your screen.
  6. Finally make sure that Contacts option is set to ON. After the setup process is completed, go to the Contacts app on your device, and syncing will automatically start between your iPhone and Google account. Any time you set up any smartphone, Google should hold the key to all of your contacts.

Method 3. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Vcard Files

Fed up by dealing with all that darn cloud stuff? Well, there are also a few ways to manually transfer all your contacts from Android mobile phones to iOS devices. All you have to do is to make one You VCF file, then transfer it over to the iPhone and finally, simply open it to grab all your contacts data.
This process is damn simple than it seems; so let’s walk through it.
  1. Open your Android device and continue to the Contacts app.
  2. Click out the menu (the three dots) button and then select the Import/export option > Export to the storage.
  3. contact transfer by vcard

  4. The above step will create a VCF file. Now save it on your phone.
  5. Finally, get this file on your iPhone. You could even send it to yourself through email and no cables required.
  6. Open the file and the iOS device will prompt you to add all the contacts.
Follow these simple steps and within a few minutes, you will be on your way. Finally, your contacts will be transferred!

Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with a SIM Card

Another best method to transfer contacts from android to the iPhone is to use your mobile's SIM card. This is a handy yet simple method, if you are either having trouble with your Google account, are offline, or don't want Google's involvement for whatever reason.
However, users can use Yahoo Mail to send the VCF file to their email and open the contacts. with vcf file on the iPhone. Other than that, to transfer your contacts to the SIM card from your Android phone, you’ll first need to open your phone’s contacts app.

contact transfer by SIM card

The latter process differs slightly depending on the phone manufacturer.
For example, Huawei users should choose the Settings options and then click on Import/export. Later click on Export to SIM card option. Meanwhile, Samsung users should tap on Manage contacts and then hit on Import/export contacts option followed by Export and SIM card.
Once you have inserted your Android phone’s SIM card into the iPhone and turned it on, you will need to click on Settings and then hit on Contacts. Then click on Import SIM Contacts to begin the transfer process. Your contacts should then be saved on the iPhone in Contacts.
To wrap it all up,…
You can see, there are plenty of methods to get this contacts transfer from android phone to iPhone taken care of. The methods explained in this article may not be exactly straightforward, but you can surely do any of these without too much effort or research.

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