Transferring of contacts from iPhone to Android is mostly seen nowadays as the Android OS is one of the speediest growing and most popular platforms nowadays in the smartphones industry, taking over for Apple’s iOS platform. The major reason behind the fastest growing of Android OS is that it offers a very user-friendly interface along with developer friendly openness. Previously, Apple’s iPhone devices were getting really popular and widespread but today, Android can offer all the things that the iPhone can offer plus a much more attractive things. A lot of people are transferring from iPhone to Android, as smartphone creators have a lot of device options when it comes to Android. That means first and foremost thing a people need to do is transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
There are various simple methods to do this. In order to transfer your contacts rapidly, you will require your old iPhone, your new Android device and a PC. Here are the techniques that you can use to switch your contacts from iPhone to Android.
Technique 1: iTunes
iPhone users use iTunes for most of the things on their device, and using this method to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android is one of the mostly used methods. You require an Apple account and the iTunes app installed on your PC. This technique doesn’t actually transfer the contacts directly but it lets you sync your iPhone contacts to your Google account attached with it, which you can ultimately import on your Android device. Let us explore this technique in detail.
Install iTunes on your PC and then launch the iTunes application on your PC.
Connect your iPhone to your PC via a USB cable. Your device should now be seen in iTunes as Connected. Select your respective device and click on the Info tab.
Now, check on Sync Contacts with option and then select Google Contacts from the drop down list next to Sync Contacts with.
Login to your Google account and it will automatically start the syncing process, and your iPhone contacts will be synced with your Google account. In order to check whether all the contacts have been switched to your Google account, just open Gmail and go to Contacts and it will bring up all your iPhone contacts.
Next, go to the Settings app on your Android smartphone and select Accounts and Sync option. Then, click on Add Account and then select Google account. You will need to login to your google account.
After signing in to your Google account select Sync Contacts and it will sync all your Google contacts to your Android device and finally you will now have all your iPhone contacts transferred to your Android device successfully.
Technique 2: My Contacts Backup
My Contacts Backup is a quite popular contacts backup app for iphone OS and is excellent for backing up and restoring contacts directly from an iPhone and the app is free for backing up to 500 contacts. The backups can then be restored and used to transfer contacts to your Android phone.
Download the My Contacts Backup app on your iPhone which will be available from the Apple Store.
Once after installing the app, explore the app and select the Backup button. It will start the backup process and a backup will be created of all the contacts on your iPhone, along with all their information including pictures and whatever that is attached along with the contacts.
Once the backup is completed, press the Email button and submit your email address where you want to send your contacts file.
Sign in to your Email account and save the VCF file that you received on your PC. Now, you can import the VCF file directly on your Android phone by using the Import option in the contacts app or either you can upload the contacts in your Gmail account and follow the Step 5 and Step 6 of Technique 1 to sync the contacts from your Gmail account to your Android device.
Technique 3: iCloud
iCloud is Apple’s Cloud service to gather data from Apple devices over the internet. This is a fantastic way of backing up files without the need of actual PC storage. The way this technique works is that you can download all the contacts which are saved as backups on the iCloud service and downloaded contacts can then be ultimately switched to your Android device. Let us explore the working of this technique in detail.
If you’re operating the iCloud facility on your iPhone, make sure that all your contacts are backed up in iCloud.
Step 2 (iCloud login)
Next, open the iCloud website from your PC and sign in with your Apple ID and password.
After signing in, click on Contacts option in order to view all the backed up contacts from your iPhone.
Step 4 (icloud select contacts)
Select all the contacts that you need to transfer to your Android device from iphone.
Step 5 (icloud export vcard)
Next, click on the Settings icon in the lower left hand corner and choose the Export vCard option. It will download .VCF contact files on your PC.
Step 6 (google icloud choose file)
Start your Gmail account and go to Contacts and click on Import Contacts and click on Choose File. Now, you will require to select the VCF contacts files that you downloaded prior from the iCloud website. After importing, all your iCloud contacts should be switched to your connected Google account.
To transfer the contacts from your Gmail account to your Android phone, Refer to Step 5 and Step 6 from Technique 1. Otherwise, you can also put the VCF file on your Android phone and import it straight forwardly from the Contacts app in your phone.
Technique 4: iPhone Contacts App
This technique is easiest and fastest for transferring contacts from iPhone to Android as you don’t need a PC or install any third party apps on your device. However, the technique is only fast if you want to transfer very small number of contacts, as it lets you transfer one contact at a time. Let’s see how this technique works.
Launch the Contacts app on your iPhone.
Tap on the contact that you want to transfer to your Android device and choose the Share Contact button.
Step 3 (share via message email)
Select either one Email or Message. If you want to send an SMS to your phone with the contact details, click on message and if you want to send that contact via an email, simply choose Email.
Enter your phone number or email id depending on the way you chose in Step 3 and click on Send and it will send the contact, along with all the complete information, via SMS or email and then you can save the contact on your Android device.
Technique 5: Bump
Bump is one of the excellent apps recently available for Android and iPhone for switching contacts from iPhone to Android. It is one of the quickest and most reliable way of transferring several things between Android and iPhone without the need of PC. You may require internet connection to use the app, and apart from contacts, you can also share photos, files and apps by simply bumping the two devices. Let us explore this technique step by step.
Download the Bump app on your iPhone through the Apple app store and you can download Bump app on Android through the Google Play button below. Now, Install this app.
Explore the app on your iPhone and Android phone. Remain connected to the internet on both the devices. Allow for every permissions that the app requires on your device.
Next, swipe left on your iPhone till you come to the Contacts screen in the Bump app. Here, choose ‘Select All’ in case you have to transfer all contacts or you can choose individual contacts that you want to transfer.
Tap on the Bump Now button in the top right corner of your iPhone.
Now you can bump both the devices. Bump softly and gently otherwise you’ll get a scratch on your device.
You will now get a popup on both devices. Just, select Connect on both devices and it will start the transfer process, which might take a while if you are transferring a lot of contacts.
Technique 6: CopyTrans Contacts
This is a marvelous application for PC for transferring contacts from iPhone to your Android phone in just a few minutes. Install this application on your PC to save all your iPhone contacts on it. Apart from Android, this application also lets you switch contacts from iPhone to Windows and BlackBerry phablets.
Download CopyTrans Contacts application on your PC and install it. Now open application on your PC.
Connect your iPhone to your PC and it will bring up all your iPhone contacts on the CopyTrans Contacts application with every details attached with the contacts.
Select all the contacts by ticking the check box appearing next to Contacts. You can also select any particular contacts.
After selecting the contacts click on Export Selected.
Now you will get a popup where you will need to select Android under the ‘Transfer your contacts to’ tab.
Select the folder where you need the contact files to be saved on your PC.
Connect your Android phone to your PC through a USB cable.
Now, Transfer all the .VCF files stored on your computer to your Android device.
Next, go to the Contacts app on your Android device, click on Menu, select Import/Export and click on Import from USB storage. Select Import all vCard files and you will have all your iPhone contacts on your Android phone.
This were the different techniques listed by AllTechnoBlog.Com to transfer contacts from your iPhone to your Android device. Whichever method you select, just make sure that you follow the instructions properly.