How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone without SIM

Move the SIM card from an old Android phone to a new iPhone could migrate all your contacts to the new phone at once, but what if you have lost the SIM card? Read this post and find a solution.

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

If you are making the switch from Android to iPhone, you should know that they are very different platforms. Therefore, it can be difficult to transfer contacts from your Android phone to your iPhone. Losing the SIM card could make the situation even worse because you can’t export contacts all at once by inserting the SIM card into a new phone. But no worries, we give you some tested alternatives to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone without SIM in this article.

Sync Contacts to iPhone without SIM Using Google Account

You can sync your contacts with your Google account and store them in the cloud. This way, you can access your contacts on any device that can sign your Google account in. With a Google account, you can sync not only contacts but other data like songs, messages, photos, etc.. And a small tip: It’s better if you save data to Google account from the start so that they can be found when you want to export the data from your Google account to somewhere else. Let’s see how to sync Android contacts with iPhone using your Google account.

Customize Settings on Your Android Phone

Customize Settings on Your Android Phone

Step 1. Go to “Settings”, “Accounts”, and “Google” in sequence. Sync and ensure that “Sync Contacts” is enabled. This will make sure that your Android contacts are synced with Google.

Step 2. Now, open “Settings” on your Android phone. Scroll down and tap “Passwords & Accounts”.

Step 3. Tap “Add Account” and add your Google account. Omit this step if you have already added your Google account here.

Step 4. Be sure to enable “Contacts” when setting up the account on your iPhone. Once the account is set up, your contacts will begin to appear in the “Contacts” on the iPhone.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone without SIM Using Move to iOS

Another way is to use Apple’s own app – Move to iOS. This free app is great for transferring your Android data to a new iPhone. However, this method can only be used when you first set up a brand new iPhone. And sometimes Move to iOS stuck on transferring due to various reasons. If you have already completed the setup of your new iPhone, this will not work. See how to use Move to iOS to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone:

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Step 1. Download the Move to iOS app on the Android phone from Google Play Store(your phone must be running Android 4.0 or higher).

Step 2. Now, you can start setting up your new iPhone, turn it on, and connect to a Wi-Fi network. A steady and fast network will speed up the whole process.

Step 3. On the “Apps & Data” step, choose “Move Data from Android”. And a security code will appear on your iPhone screen.

Step 4. Open Move to iOS on your Android and enter the security code from the iPhone when required.

Step 5. Choose the data you want to transfer to your iPhone. Here, you need to make sure that the “Contacts” category is selected.

Export Contacts to iPhone without SIM Using Contact Transfer

The last alternative we give you is the Contact Transfer PC software. This tool can transfer contacts between Android, iPhone, and Windows PC. With this software, you can transfer contacts straight from your Android device to your iPhone. Let’s see how it works.

Choose Transfer Contacts and Select

Choose Transfer Contacts and Select

Step 1. Download Contact Transfer on your PC, and get the Android version of it from the Google Play Store on your Android phone.

Step 2. Launch Contact Transfer on the PC. Select Android as your Source Device and iPhone as your Destination Device. Then click “Continue”.

Step 3. Open the Contact Transfer app on your Android, tap “Scan Contact Transfer QR Code”. Then use your device’s camera to scan the QR code shown in Contact Transfer on your computer. This will connect your Android phone to the PC.

Step 4. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the PC and click “Continue”.

Step 5. Choose the contacts you wish to transfer selectively or click the “All” checkbox to select all contacts from your list. After that, click the “Transfer” button. Wait for a while, and the app will complete the transfer for you.

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone without SIM Using AnyTrans

To transfer contacts from Android to iPhone when you’re setting up a new iPhone or after setup, you need AnyTrans. As a powerful iOS data manager and a data transferer, it enables you to easily transfer contacts and a large number of other kinds of content from your Android device to your iPhone.

With AnyTrans, you can do more than just transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. You can also transfer videos from laptop to iPhone, transfer text messages from Android to iPhone, transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone, etc.. Let’s see how it works:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer and launch it. Connect both your Android and iPhone devices to the computer with USB cables.

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Step 2. Choose “Phone Switcher” and tap on “Phone to iPhone”. After that, click “Migrate Now” to proceed.

Click Phone Switcher and Choose Phone to iPhone

Click Phone Switcher and Choose Phone to iPhone

Step 3. Choose the source phone (Android) and target phone (iPhone), click the “Next” button to continue.

Click Next to Continue

Click Next to Continue

Step 4. Choose the category you need (Contacts), and click the “Next” button to start the transferring process.

Select Contacts and Click Next

Select Contacts and Click Next

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone without SIM Using PhoneTrans

If you want to transfer all or part of the contacts from your old Android to a new iPhone, then PhoneTrans will be a great choice for you. PhoneTrans is a professional phone to phone transfer tool, which is designed to make the transition between Android and iOS/iPadOS easier and faster.

With PhoneTrans, you can also transfer messages, photos, videos, music, notes, books, and more with one click. It offers three modes so you can choose one fitting your specific needs. Now, Download the latest version of PhoneTrans on your computer and follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open PhoneTrans on your PC and connect your two phones to it. Choose “Phone to Phone” and click “Quick Transfer”.

Choose the Quick Transfer Mode

Choose the Quick Transfer Mode

Step 2. You can switch to confirm which iPhone you want to transfer contacts to or from.

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Confirm Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Step 3. Choose “Contacts” and click “Transfer Now” to get contacts from your Android to iPhone. Wait a minute, and the software will complete the process for you.

Select Contacts to New iPhone

Select Contacts to New iPhone

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there are plenty of alternative solutions to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone without SIM. All that’s left to do now is to choose the right one. If you have not yet set up your iPhone, Move to iOS is a good choice. But if your iPhone is already set up, PhoneTrans and AnyTrans are the two ultimate tools for you. Download and install it right now!

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