Are you an Android user thinking about making a change by switching to iOS? Or maybe you’ve already transition from one OS to another, but you don’t know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. Don’t worry; there are many available options out there on the vast internet to securely transfer your data without losing it.
We’re going to go through a series of available software designed to help you in the process. Some of them go out to those who question how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android as well.
How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone the most efficient way:
1. SIM Card
It’s one of the simplest ways to safely move contacts from Android to iPhone. Make sure you have all your contacts backed-up to the current SIM in your Android phone. Then, move the card to the iPhone. Some size adjustments might be needed, meaning you could end up cutting the SIM.
On your Android smartphone, launch the “Contacts” app. Click on the “Menu” and choose “Import/Export” > “Import from SIM card”.
Now, remove the SIM from your Android device and insert it into your new iPhone. Go to “Settings” > “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”. Choose to “Import SIM Contacts”. That’s it. In just a few seconds you get all your contacts on your new smartphone.
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If you’ve been using your Android device and Google account, chances are your contacts have become associated with your Google account. All you need to do is go to “Settings” on your phone. Choose “Accounts and Sync” or similar. Log into your Gmail account and your work is done. Your contacts should now begin synchronizing.
Next, get your new iPhone and go to “Settings” > “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and add your Gmail account. But prior, check that “Contacts” are enabled for the account. If they are, you should now find all your Android contacts on your iPhone as well.
3. Move to iOS
Move to iOS is an app developed by Apple Inc. You can download it from GooglePlay. It supports all phones running Android 4.0 and later. Download the app and install it. Get both your Android phone and iPhone close by.
On your Android phone, open the Move to iOS app and choose “Continue”. Agree with the terms and conditions and tap “Next”. You’ll get a six-digit code that you must enter on your Android device. The “Transfer Data” screen should appear next.
Now, select the data you want to transfer. You can transfer contacts, photos, music, and more. Once you’ve selected “Contacts”, you should get a message saying that your data has been copied to your new iOS mobile device.
4. Copy My Data
Copy My Data is a free app available for download on both Google Play and App Store. You don’t need a computer to use the app, which gives it a leg up on competitors. Make sure you have an internet connection and your two phones around. Copy My Data safely transfers Contacts, Calendar, Photos, and Videos.
Download the app from the two stores websites and install it on your mobile devices. If you’re wondering how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with this user-friendly app, know it will guide you through the process in a few easy steps.
5. CopyTrans Contacts
This easy method of transferring contacts from one phone to another serves more purposes than one. You can also copy your photos, addresses, emails, notes, and more.
Here’s what you need to do. On your Android smartphone, open “Contacts” or “People”. Tap “More” or the three dot symbol. Some Android phones have the “Import/Export” option in the “Menu” button. Choose to export your contacts to the device storage.
Next, connect your Android smartphone to your PC via the USB cable. Your phone will appear as a drive within “My Computer”. Double click on it. If you chose to export the contacts to SD, double click on the drive named “Card”. Now, you need to find the vCard (.vcf file).
This is when CopyTrans Contacts come in. Install the software and run it. Connect your iPhone to the PC. Then, take your vCard and drop it in the open CopyTrans window. Now you can relax. All your contacts have arrived safely on your iPhone.
You can buy the software on CopyTrans’ website for $19.99.
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