3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Switching to an from might seem like a daunting process. You probably have a deep contact list that has been curated over the years. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to transfer your contacts to an iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from to iPhone

There are a handful of ways to transfer contacts from an device to an iPhone, depending upon whether you want to set up a new iPhone or move just a few contacts to an existing iPhone.

Here are three ways to move your contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone.

During the Initial Setup Process

Apple has an official “Move to iOS” app that’s available in the Google Play Store for Android devices. This is a great tool, but it only works while setting up a new iPhone. If your iPhone hasn’t been set up yet, download the app on your Android device and follow the instructions to transfer contacts.

There are still a few options to transfer contacts if you’ve already gotten past the initial iPhone setup process.

Import Your Google Contacts

If the contacts on your Android phone are backed up to your Google account, we can transfer them to your iPhone easily. First, open the Settings app on your iPhone.

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Scroll down to “Contacts.”

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

Next, select “Accounts.”

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

If you didn’t add your Google account here already, tap “Add Account.” (If you have added it, tap the name of your Google account.)

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

Now, we can select “Google” from the list of services. Follow the steps to sign in to the same Google account that you used on your Android device.

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

After you’re signed in, you’ll be brought to a screen with a few options for things to sync.

Make sure that “Contacts” is toggled on and tap “Save.”

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

That’s all there is to it for Google contacts. You’ll see all of your contacts appear in the iPhone “Contacts” app right away.

Export and Import a File

Not everyone has their contacts synced up to a service. The best solution, in this case, is to export your contacts from Android and import them onto your iPhone. This process will look slightly different depending on your Android device.

For example, we’ll use Google’s Contacts app for Android. Open the app on your Android device and tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner. Select “Settings” from the menu.

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Scroll down to the “Manage Contacts” section and select “Export.”

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

You’ll be brought to a file manager, and you can select where you want to save the .vcf file. Tap “Save” when you’re done.

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

Now, you need to get that .vcf file onto your iPhone somehow. You can email it to yourself, upload it to a cloud storage service such as Google Drive, or send it over Bluetooth. Do whatever you’re comfortable with.

After you get it onto your iPhone, open the .vcf file once it’s there.

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

When it asks which app you’d like to open the file in, select “Contacts.”

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

Now, you can select the contacts individually to create new contacts or merge with existing contacts. To transfer them all, tap “Add All # Contacts” at the top.

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Select “Add All # Contacts” to confirm your decision.

3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone, ONLY infoTech

That’s all there is to it. Your contacts will now be moved over to your iPhone, and you can put your Android device in a drawer and forget about it. Or, you could turn it into something useful.

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