How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone to Android

The first method is Apple's own 'Move to iOS' app. You can download the first-party service on Google's Play store for free and use it to transfer contacts, photos and videos, and more.

Note: In order for the service to work, you'll have to be in the iOS Setup Assistant, which is the start-up page when you first turn on your new iPhone. If you've already set up the device, look to the second method in this guide.

1. Once 'Move to iOS' is installed, accept the terms and conditions, and allow the application to access your Android phone's location. 

2. You will then be asked to Find Your Code. Tap Continue. From your iPhone, follow through the Setup Assistant until you see Move Data from Android. 

3. Enter the six or ten-digit code from the iPhone into the Android. A Transfer Data screen will appear, with a list of items you can copy over to your iPhone. If you're just moving your contacts, check off the respective bullet. If you want to move all of your files and data, check off everything.

4. Leave your Android and iPhone untouched while the transfer is processing. Depending on how much you're moving from phone to phone, it can take as long as 30 minutes. 

Thankfully, if you’re moving from an iOS device to an Android one, it’s easy to have your contacts moved. Here are four ways to do it.

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Since you are moving to an Android device, it’s almost a given you’ll be using a Google account. Login to your Google account (or first create one, if you don’t have it). Now, head to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and add the Google account there. When asked what information is to be synced with the account, make sure you select Contacts. Note that synchronization may take a while depending on how many contacts you have. When finished, you can check the list of contacts in your Google account.

2.


Apple’s own iCloud synchronization service can also come in handy for transferring contacts from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. To do this, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and then select ‘iCloud’ from account options. Now select contacts to sync your contacts with the iCloud account.

After this is done, you’ll have to head to icloud.com on your PC’s web browser and log in with your Apple ID. After logging in, select Contacts > All Contacts. Now click the gear icon at the bottom of the page and click Export vCard. This will create a VCF file on PC which can be imported to your Android phone.

3.

If you don’t want to use the official methods, there are plenty of third party apps that can help you get the contacts migrated from an iPhone to an Android phone. However, make sure you select an app that is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Nearly all basic contacts transfer apps include the ability to backup contacts and send them as an email attachment (VCF file) to an address of your choice. Once this is done, simply download the VCF file on your Android phone and the contacts will be imported to your device.

4.

To do this, you’ll first have to connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes and go to the iPhone option at the top. Under the Info tab, check the ‘Sync Contacts with’ option and select Google Contacts. Finally, enter your Google account details and hit the ‘Sync iPhone’ option.

When switching from iPhone to Android most of us are concerned about saving the address book. The moment when some problems may occur:

❓ Why does my iPhone Transfer keep failing?
❓ What do I do when my iPhone says data transfer Cancelled?
❓ Why can’t I transfer contacts via Bluetooth?

However, you have nothing to fear – as long as you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android with the right tools.

This guide shows how to transfer iPhone contacts to Android using CopyTrans Contacts. With CopyTrans Contacts you can transfer:

  • all phone numbers,
  • addresses,
  • notes,
  • email addresses,
  • etc.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, please follow our step-by-step text guide below or just watch the YouTube tutorial at the bottom of the article:

  • Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android
  • Move contacts from iPhone to Android: YouTube tutorial
  • How to transfer iPhone contacts to Android: via Gmail

Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

To copy contacts from iPhone to Android you first need to save your iPhone contacts on PC and then import them to your Android phone. It is a very versatile technique, so its use is not limited to the above case. For example, you can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with CopyTrans Contacts.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Edit, group, and delete your iPhone contacts directly from your computer in a few clicks;
✔️ Manage all iCloud, Outlook, and Gmail contacts;
✔️ Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;
✔️ Manage up to 5 devices on 5 PCs;
✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page and install it.
    Download CopyTrans Contacts
    *100% clean and safe

  2. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. All contacts from your iPhone will appear in the main work area.

  3. 💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent, launches the program should run much faster.

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  4. To transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung, select the contacts you wish to transfer. To copy all iPhone contacts, tick the checkbox next to Contacts. To transfer a limited number of contacts, check the box next to each contact’s name.

  5. Click Export selected.

  6. A new window with several choices will open. How to get contacts from iPhone? Select Android (multiple .vcf files).

  7. Select the destination folder.

  8. Your iPhone contacts are saved to your PC as multiple vCard files.

  9. Now, to move contacts from iPhone to Android, just connect the Android phone to your PC. It should be displayed as an external drive or a portable device.

  10. Then, simply drag and drop the folder where you exported your iPhone contacts to the Android Phone drive.

  11. On your Android phone, go to Contacts or People.

  12. Tap More or the “…” button on the top right of the screen.

  13. Tap Settings.

  14. Next, to export contacts from iPhone to Android tap Import/Export contacts.

    If you are importing to an older Android phone, in the “Contacts” app, tap the menu button found at the front of the device, then tap Import/Export.

  15. Select to import vCard files (VCF) from your device storage.

  16. Check all contacts from the phone storage and click “Done”.

  17. Your iPhone contacts are imported to the Android phone.


Move contacts from iPhone to Android

YouTube tutorial


iCloud contacts to Android

With CopyTrans Contacts you can also transfer iCloud contacts to Android directly. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page and install it.
    Download CopyTrans Contacts
    *100% clean and safe

  2. To set up a regular cloud account in CopyTrans Contacts, navigate to More > Cloud setup:

  3. Click New connection and select the type of a cloud account. Regular cloud accounts supported by CopyTrans Contacts are iCloud and Gmail.

  4. Enter the account credentials and tick the types of cloud data you wish to access (Contacts, Notes, Reminders, etc.). Click Add account.

  5. How to get contacts from iCloud to Android? Just select your iCloud contacts:

  6. And now, follow the instructions on how to export contacts from iCloud to Android.


How to transfer from iPhone to Android

Contacts via Gmail account

This guide explains how to export your contacts from an iPhone to any phone running Android OS with CopyTrans Contacts via Gmail account. The method works with all iPhone models and iOS versions.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts and install it.

  2. Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

    ✔️ Manage all iCloud, Outlook, and Gmail contacts;
    ✔️ Transfer contacts directly on your computer in a few clicks;
    ✔️ Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
    ✔️ Manage up to 5 devices on 5 PCs;
    ✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

    Download CopyTrans Contacts
    *100% clean and safe

  3. After running the program, all your iPhone contacts will be listed in the program’s main window. Now click More at the top right of the main program window, choose Cloud setup and connect your Gmail account. If you need guidance, we have a guide to setting up a cloud account in CopyTrans.

  4. Go back to the CopyTrans Contacts main window and select the contacts you wish to transfer from the contacts list.

  5. Right-click on the selected contacts and choose Move to from the drop-down menu, select Gmail cloud account. Right after this, all your contacts will be copied into your Gmail.

  6. At last, on your Android phone, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Add account, and enter your email and password. After this, just sync your device with Gmail and find all your iPhone contacts on your Android.

    How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android without computer?

    Here's the kicker:.
    Step 1: Create a google account. Go to google homepage, here you will find an option or section “create account”. ... .
    Step 2: Add google account to your iPhone. ... .
    Step 3: Synchronization of your data with google account. ... .
    Step 4: Finally, log in to your Android device with the same google account..

    How do I transfer contacts from iPhone?

    Make sure you're signed into the same Apple ID on both devices (Settings > [your name]). On both iPhones, open Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Enable the Contacts toggle on both devices. Wait until the message about merging contacts appears and tap Merge.

    How can I transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung?

    After syncing your iPhone contacts with iCloud, go to iCloud.com and log-in to your account. Visit the Contacts section and export your contacts to a vCard file. Later, you can copy this vCard file to your Samsung device and import contacts from it.