The first thing that most users do when they switch to a new phone is to transfer all the contacts from their previous phone to their new one. But this task can be quite tedious when the two phones are totally different and run on different OS. Are you too planning to switch to a new phone but don’t know how to transfer contacts from one OS to another? Don’t worry, we are here to help you. This post here is to help you transfer contacts from an iPhone to an Android device. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be able to get the contacts from your Android device in no time.
The task of transferring contacts between iOS and non-iOS devices has been made a bit tedious by Apple since they removed the feature in iTunes that made you able to sync your contacts with your Google account which was quite easy. But that feature has been removed and the newer version of the iTunes no longer support that feature.
You can however do that same using Apple’s iCloud service. Syncing your contacts to iCloud, you can then export your contacts into vCard files (VCF) which can then be imported into your Google account. Follow these steps:
- Login into your iCloud account on your iPhone by going into Settings > iCloud.
- Enable “Contacts“. Doing this will sync your iPhone’s contacts to your iCloud account. (Make sure you have good internet connectivity when doing this)
Your contacts have now been uploaded to your iCloud account. You now need to create vCar files (VCF) of these contacts and export these VCFs to your Google Account. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the web browser of your choice on your desktop or laptop computer and type in “https://www.icloud.com/“.
- Sign into your iCloud account, the same one which you used on your iPhone.
- Click contacts and you will see all the contacts that you synced earlier.
- Select all the contacts you want to export to your Google account.
- Click on the “Action Menu” button on the bottom-left corner of the screen that looks like a gear wheel and select the “Export vCard” option from the menu that appears.
- You will see a VCF file being downloaded that will contain all your contacts.
- Now go to the address bar and sign into “www.google.com/contacts” using your Google account.
- In the left pane, scroll down and click on the “Import Contacts” window.
- A small window will pop up where you will have to drop the VCF file that was earlier downloaded from the iCloud window.
- Click on “Import” following which your Google will automatically sync the contacts on your Android smartphone.
So this was a brief guide on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android smartphone. We hope you found this useful. Do leave your views in comments below and stay tuned for more updates.