The process of transferring data between iPhone and Android platforms isn’t as complicated as it once used to be. With backup and file sharing services you can easily sync your data across devices. In this article, we show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to an Android smartphone.
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using a vCard
Step 1: Go to Settings and tap on your Profile.
Step 2: Select iCloud and turn on the toggle bar for Contacts.
Step 3: Open iCloud.com on a web browser on your Android device and sign in using your Apple ID.
Step 4: Tap the small gear icon at the bottom left and then tap ‘Select All’ followed by ‘Export Contacts’.
Step 5: The .vcf file will be downloaded to your phone. Find the file in the file explorer and import the contacts on your Android smartphone.
Alternatively, you can also download the .vcf file on your iPhone and mail it to yourself or upload it to Google Drive where you can later access it on your Android smartphone.
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using your Google Account
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and select Contacts.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Accounts’ and select Gmail.
Step 3: Turn on the toggle bar for Contacts. Your contacts will be synced with your Google Account.
Step 4: Sign in to your Android smartphone using the same Gmail account. You will be able to access the synced contacts.
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using Google Drive
Step 1: Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and tap the three-line icon to open the side menu.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Settings’ and select Backup.
Step 3: Turn the toggle bar on to sync contacts and tap on ‘Start Backup.
These are the easiest ways you can transfer your contacts from iPhone to an Android smartphone. If you only want to send a few contacts to your Android smartphone, backups can be excessive. In this case, we recommend selecting each contact and sending it through email or WhatsApp. Once you’ve sent a contact, you can download the .vcf file on your Android smartphone and import the contact.
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