How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone 12/11

Want to change your phone from Android to iPhone, but don’t know how to transfer contacts from the old Android to the new iPhone 12 or iPhone 11? This article will give you a tutorial on it.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021

Every time Apple releases a new iPhone, many people will have a try. And a large part of them is Android users. iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 are relatively new in the iPhone product line and many people are thinking about getting one of them. When an Android user starts to use an iPhone, it is crucial that they transfer contacts from the old Android to the new iPhone.

However, making the transition between an Android phone and an iPhone can be challenging because they are running two different systems. But it’s not especially difficult, either. There are some tools that can help you transfer contacts from an Android device to an iPhone. In this article, we give you four ways to move your contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone.

Sync Contacts to iPhone 12/11 with Move to iOS

Apple has created the Move to iOS app to help you transfer your phone data from Android to a new iPhone. Normally, it can help you move contacts, photos, videos, and bookmarks, etc. But note that if you are already using the iPhone, you need to factory reset it first to make sure that all data can be transferred without setbacks.

Before transferring contacts, you need to connect both your phones to the same WiFi network. Once you have done that, follow these steps to learn how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone 12 via Move to iOS

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone 12 via Move to iOS

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and start the initial setup process. While setting up the device, choose “Move Data from Android”.

Step 2. Launch the Move to iOS app on your Android device and tap on the “Continue” button on both your phones.

Step 3. A one-time generated code would be displayed on your iPhone. Just enter it on your Android device to make sure a secure connection is established.

Step 4. Once both the devices are connected, you can select the “Contacts” category here. This app will transfer all your contacts on Android to your iPhone at once.

Step 5. In the end, you will be notified when it would transfer all Android contacts to iPhone successfully.

Move Android Contacts to iPhone 12/11 with SIM Card

If you don’t want to use any dedicated application to transfer Android contacts to iPhone, then you can also use its SIM card. You can transfer contacts from iPhone to a SIM card, and in turn from a SIM card to an iPhone. Mostly, only the contact number and name are accommodated in the limited space. Other details like photos, emails, ringtones, etc. are discarded in the process. Let’s see how to transfer Android contacts to an iPhone with a SIM card.

Also, there are some prerequisites to be met:

1. The contacts have been saved on the SIM card.

2. You need to physically move your SIM card from the Android phone to the iPhone.

3. The SIM card should have enough space to accommodate your contacts.

If all the prerequisites are fulfilled, here’s how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone using a SIM card:

Customize Settings on the Android Contacts App

Customize Settings on the Android Contacts App

Step 1. Go to your Android phone’s Contacts app, choose “Settings”, click “Import/Export contacts” and click “Export to SIM card”. If the SIM card has enough free storage for your contacts, then the process will be completed successfully.

Step 2. Physically remove the SIM card from your Android and attach it to your iPhone.

Step 3. Once the SIM is detected on iPhone, go to “Settings”, choose “Contacts” and click “Import SIM Contacts”.

Step 4. Wait for a while, and all the SIM contacts should be imported to your iPhone.

Transfer Contacts to Your iPhone 12/11 with Google Account

Apart from being synced to an Android, Google account is also possible to be synced on an iPhone. Therefore, you can use your Google account to sync your contacts on both the Android phone and your iPhone. But note that the syncing operation works in both ways. That’s to say if you delete contacts from one source, the changes will be reflected on the other. After knowing this, you may learn how to sync contacts from Android to iPhone by following these steps:

Customize Settings on Your Android Phone

Customize Settings on Your Android Phone

Step 1. Unlock your Android device and go to “Settings”, click “Accounts” and choose “Google”. Then, turn on the “Contacts” option.

Step 2. Now, unlock your iPhone and go to “Account Settings”. From here, choose to add a new account and select Google from the provided options.

Step 3. Log in to the same Google account that you have already used on the Android device to sync your contacts.

Step 4. After logging in, give your iPhone permission to access Google account contacts and other details.

Step 5. In the end, just go to settings in the Google account and make sure that the option to sync contacts is enabled.

Transfer Android Contacts to iPhone 12/11 with AnyTrans

AnyTrans, a professional data management utility, can help you move contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone. With AnyTrans, you can selectively transfer contacts or transfer all contacts from Android to iPhone at once. What’s more, it helps you transfer other kinds of data. Transferring messages, videos, photos, etc. are all supported in AnyTrans.

AnyTrans – Professional Data Transferer

  • Select some or all contacts on Android to transfer.
  • Freely select and transfer any other types of data you want.
  • No overwriting of existing data & files on iPhone.
  • No need to factory reset your iPhone before migration.

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Let’s have a look at the steps of transferring contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone:

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your computer. Then, connect both your Android phone and iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Launch AnyTrans on your computer, choose “Phone Switcher”, click on the “Phone to iPhone” mode.

Click Phone Switcher and Choose Phone to iPhone

Click Phone Switcher and Choose Phone to iPhone

Step 3. Choose the source phone(sender) and target phone(receiver) and click on the “Next” button to continue.

Click Next to Continue

Click Next to Continue

Step 4. All the content that can be transferred to the iPhone will be displayed. You need to choose “Contacts” and click on the “Next” button to start the transferring process. After that, wait a few minutes, and the software will complete the transfer for you.

Select Contacts and Click Next

Select Contacts and Click Next

Transfer Android Contacts to iPhone 12/11 with iTunes

Lastly, you can also use iTunes to sync your Google account contacts with your iPhone. iTunes is usually used to transfer data to iPhone. For instance, it supports transferring videos, messages, and photos, etc.. However, you should know that this tool is often complained about because of compatibility issues. And sometimes, iTunes updates do not work on Windows, leading to the failure of transferring data with it. That is exactly why we put it in the last position. Also, you should make sure that your Android phone contacts are already synced to your Google account before you can transfer them to an iPhone. If everything is ready, follow the steps below to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.

Sync Google Contacts on iTunes

Sync Google Contacts on iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a computer and launch iTunes on it.

Step 2. Go to the Info tab on iTunes and enable the option to sync contacts with Google account.

Step 3. Log in to the same Google account on the computer and give iTunes permission to access it.

Step 4. Wait for a while and iTunes will sync your Android contacts to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Now that you know about five different ways on how to import contacts from Android to iPhone, you can easily make this transition. If you have recently got a new iPhone 12 or 11 and would like to transfer your contacts from an Android to this new iPhone, you may give AnyTrans a try. If you find this post helpful, please don’t hesitate to share it with people you know.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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