Your migration from an iPhone to Android is incomplete until you send your contacts to your new Android phone. Many iPhone users have switched to Android phones especially after the release of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This calls for transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone.
Unlike yester years, it is quite easy to transfer all your contacts from an iPhone to Android phone. Earlier, users had to engage in a manual job of selecting each contact and type in the name/number in the new phone. Thankfully, smartphones have become really smart and allow you to move contacts from iPhone to Android easily.
Listed below are three different methods you can perform to send contacts from iPhone to Android smartphone. You can use Google account, iCloud, and iTunes to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android device.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone
Sync your contacts with Google Account
First off, users need a Google account on their Android phones. If you don’t have a Google account (a rare situation), create one right now. You can create account directly from your Android phone, but a desktop computer will give you better experience.
Once your Google account is created, take your iPhone in your hands and open Settings→ Mail→ Accounts→ Add Account.
Here, you need to add your recently created Google account. Tap on Add Account option and then tap on Google option from the list. Then, enter the login details.
Once your Google account is added to your iPhone, tap on that Google account and toggle the option of Contacts ON. Both devices – iPhone and Android – will start syncing contacts with each other. This is when your patience will be tested as the process may take some time. Just see to it that your internet connection is not interrupted as this syncing is entirely done through internet.
Remember that you need to keep visiting Google Contacts page to check the status of this syncing as none of the phones will send you any message when syncing is done.
After the syncing process is done, open your Android phone with your Google account info and you should see all your iPhone contacts synced in the new Android phone.
Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud
Have you enabled iCloud on your iPhone? If yes, it will be super easy for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
On your iPhone, launch Settings→ Contacts→ Accounts→ iCloud→ toggle Contacts option ON.
Here, you need to merge your contacts on device with iCloud. After doing this, open www.icloud.com on a web browser.
Log in with your Apple ID and password. Next, click on Contacts from the launch pad. Click on any contact name from the list and then select all contacts. Now, click on gear icon from the bottom left corner of screen.
A menu will appear; from the options, click on Export vCard. A dialog box opens on the screen and asks you to save file. You can save the .vcf file in the download folder on your computer.
Now open your Gmail account and log in with your user ID and password. Next, click on Gmail button under the Google logo in top left corner of your computer screen.
Click on Contacts option and then click on More option from the left navigation panel.
You need to click on Import button and choose CSV or vCard file from the pop-up option.
If the current version of Google doesn’t support CSV or vCard, click on GO TO OLD VERSION.
On the old version, click on Import Contacts from the left navigation panel. Here, you can import CSV or vCard file by clicking on Browse button.
Once you import the file, go back to the new contacts.google.com page and refresh this page.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 has a built-in app that helps you transfer contacts from iPhone to this latest Android rage. There are countless users, who are highly impressed by Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and therefore, have decided to switch to this Android phone. If this is your first encounter with an Android device, you must be wondering how you could transfer data from iPhone to Android device. For your contacts, Galaxy S8 has you covered. A Smart Switch app makes the entire process quite easy.
You can use either a wired or wireless connection to transfer data through Smart Switch. You should back up all your important data from iPhone to iCloud and then, it will be effortless for you to transfer data wirelessly from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
Step #1: Launch Smart Switch app on your Galaxy S8 phone.
You can also open this app from Settings menu under the Cloud and accounts.
Step #2: Now choose wireless as the way of transferring data.
Step #3: Next, you will be asked to choose old device; you have got four options: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. You have to select iOS.
Step #4: Type in your Apple ID and password for iCloud account.
Step #5: Here, you need to choose the data you want to transfer from your old iPhone. You will be served with a number of options as given below:
- Paid Music
- Alarm Settings
- Call Logs
- WiFi Profiles
- App List
Finally, select ‘Start’ to initiate the process to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android smartphone.
If you don’t want to use wireless transfer method, you can also transfer data using a wired connection from iPhone to Galaxy S8.
Step #1: Connect your iPhone to the USB Connector that comes with your Galaxy S8.
Step #2: Your Galaxy S8 will begin to sync with and read the available data files on iPhone.
Step #3: Now choose Next on Galaxy S8 and choose what data you wish to transfer. You will be provided with the same options as you found above in the process of wireless transfer.
Step #4: Next, tap on Start to initiate the transfer process.
Note that transfer speed depends on the data you have on your iPhone. If there are many photos and videos, the process may take some time. As a matter of fact, you should not choose option of Pictures from the list as there is an easier method to transfer photos from iPhone to Android smartphone. After the data is transferred, disconnect the two phones.
Remember that many consumers are not getting text messages after switching from iPhone to Android.
Apart from above methods, there are many third-party apps that help you transfer data from iPhone to Android. But why you should rely on any app when you have got simple ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android?