You have decided to leave the dark side. You bought an Android after spending the last few years with an iPhone. Well done. Now, what about all your contacts? One of the main reasons why iPhone users refuse to leave the Cupertino ship is the so-called "Apple ecosystem"; and is that once inside, it is difficult to leave.
Therefore, after having explained to you how to transfer all the data to your new mobile phone and, of course, how to start with Android in case you have never used a terminal based on the Google operating system, today we will show you, step by step, how to transfer your contacts from an iPhone to an Android smartphone, or how to do the opposite process if necessary.
Although the process is simpler than it may seem at first glance, There are several options for transferring contacts from an iPhone to an Android and can be confusing for users who have never used a device with the green robot system working. Without further ado, we'll look at two of the best and easiest ways to do this.
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Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android
there two different ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android mobile. The first consists in making the transfer manually via iCloud, while in the second, faster, we will use application which allows you to perform this procedure.
The manual way
Since if you own an iPhone, by default, the your contacts will be stored in Apple's cloud, iCloud, you can access it and export contacts in a file, which can later be manually imported to the new Android device. To do this, you will need to follow these steps:
- From the Android phone, with the Google account already configured, log in to the iCloud site and log in with your Apple ID.
- A will be displayed contact card in the lower left corner. Log in.
- Select your contacts and click export as "vCard". This will generate a file which will be stored in the memory of your mobile.
- Access the Contacts apps on your Android. Access the settings from the sliding panel on the left and click on "Import".
- Now select «File.vcf »And in the explorer choose the vCard file that was generated earlier.
In this way, the application itself will allow you to choose which of the exported contacts you want to import to your Android, all or only some.
The fast way
If, on the other hand, you prefer to switch your contacts in a simpler and faster way, e without having to resort to the tedious iCloud management process, you can do this using one of the many applications that exist for this purpose. For its usefulness, and for its more than tested operation, we have chosen Copy my Data, a free tool available on both iOS and Android.
Once you have downloaded and installed the application on both devices, you just need to follow the following steps:
- Open the application, both on iPhone and on the new Android device.
- Make sure both terminals are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- On the initial Copy My Data screen, on the iPhone, select the option «To or from another device via Wi-Fi».
- You will see a wizard appear in which you choose which data you want to pass. Mark contacts only.
- The app will ask you for the iPhone security code. Once entered, you just have to select the Android device you want to transfer contacts to.
Once the process is finished, all the contacts that you had stored on your iPhone will be available on the Android device, including all data such as names, surnames, telephone numbers and email addresses. So easy. Now you just have to make sure you don't lose any contacts along the way the next time you buy an Android smartphone.
Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone
If you have decided to do the reverse process, that is transfer your contacts from an Android mobile to an iPhone, the steps to follow are extremely simple if i your contacts are saved in your Google account.
As Apple explains itself on its support site, the iPhone software allows you to keep contacts stored on Android thanks to compatibility with third-party email providers. To add the Google account where you have your Android contacts stored on your iPhone, you need to follow these steps:
- Go up Settings and then access the Password and Account section.
- Toccata Add a new account (in case you haven't entered your Google account yet) or tap the Google account where your contacts are located.
- Turn on the switch Contact Us in the Google account settings panel.
Make sure to check the synchronization of contacts on your iPhone
That's all. Since then, the contacts stored in your Google account will start syncing with your iPhone and will appear in your address book.