How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android?
One of the most annoying aspects of changing phones is making sure all of your contacts are transferred to the new device. But actually, our smartphones can do most of the work for us now. This guide will show you the easiest way on moving the contact list from your iPhone to Android.
You will also learn to sync the same contact list between both devices running Android and iOS. It is great for permanent migration and transferring the contacts over to Android, but also good for temporary transition between the two operating systems.
How to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Android device – Step by Step
Step 1 – Sync from iPhone to Google Contacts
Before starting, you will need to make sure that you have a Google account, which will make your life easier for moving contacts between different platforms. If you don’t have one yet, you can sign up for an account here. From your iPhone :
- Open ‘settings’ then select ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ and tap on ‘Add Account’
- Select ‘Other’ and go under ‘Contacts’ to choose ‘Add CardDav Account’
- Enter the account info into the following fields, then tap ‘Next’
- Server: google.com
- User Name: [email protected]
- Password: your password
- Syncing starts once you tap ‘Enter’, exit from Settings and launch ‘Contacts’ to check on the progress, it may take awhile if the address book is large
Now that the contacts have been synced to the Google server, you can proceed to sync the same contacts to your Android device.
Step 2 – Sync from Google Contacts to Android
Now it’s time to sync the contacts to the Android device. If you haven’t started up your new Android phone yet, this process is easy. If you have, it’s still easy but with an extra step.
For first time boot of your Android device :
- When you first boot up your new Android phone, it will ask whether you want to sync your phone to a Google account
- Enter your Google account info and the phone will automatically import your contact list from Google contacts
Else, from your Android device :
- Open ‘settings’ then select ‘Accounts and sync’ then go to ‘Google’ account
- Tap on ‘Sync Contacts’ and wait for the syncing process to complete, this may take some time if you have a very large address book
You should have the contact list in your Android device now. This works on all models of Android device.
Since you have synced the iPhone and Android to the same Google Contacts service, any changes on either device will sync over to the other, making it unnecessary to make changes on both devices unless one has been disconnected.
Note : You can manage your contact list conveniently by typing www.google.com/contacts