How to transfer contacts from iPhone to an Android device

Android

A lot of Android phones are coming your way with flagships from Samsung, LG and Nokia expected to be available for sale soon. With the introduction of these phones, some users might be considering to switch from the iOS to Android.

Transferring your data, specifically contacts can be quite a hassle if you’re not familiar with Android or iOS completely. It may not be evident, but there are several options available that let you transfer data from one device to another.

iCloud

Export to Android
iCloud

The first method requires you to sign in to your iCloud account from the desktop. Select the contacts you want to import and select the Export vCard option from the gear which will prompt your PC to download a VCF file. Lastly, plug your Android phone into your PC, copy the downloaded file to local storage and import the contacts from the Contacts or People app.

Via a Third Party App

iOS to Android
My Contacts Backup

The App Store has some apps that let you easily transfer contacts. One such app is the My Contacts Backup app.

You need to download the said app from the App Store. When you open the app it will ask you access your contacts, tap OK and then tap Backup. Once the backup is finished tap the email option, attach the file and send it to your Gmail account. Head over to your Android device, access your email there and download the VCF file.

Export via Gmail

Download iTunes and connect your iPhone with the computer. On the iTunes interface open your phones summary page and click the info tab. Checkmark the ‘Sync Contacts With’ and then select ‘Google Contacts’. Type your Gmail account’s username and password and click apply. The Gmail account provided while this process should be connected to your Android device.

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