Even though iCloud and Android are two different products, getting your iCloud contacts to your Android device is a pretty easy task. In fact, there are multiple ways to do it as shown in the below guide.
When you change your phones especially from one operating system to another, the first struggle you come across is transferring your data. While your files and your multimedia data such as photos and videos can easily be transferred using data transfer options, there is no such service to transfer your contacts from one device to another.
Fortunately, as long as your iPhone contacts are saved in your iCloud account, you can sync your iCloud contacts with your Android device pretty easily. iCloud provides a supported contacts format that works on your Android devices as well. The following shows how you do the task on your device.
In order to transfer your contacts from your iCloud account over to your Android device, you must meet the minimum requirements to do the task. First, you must have a working Internet connection as your contacts will be downloaded from the Internet. Second, you should have your Google account linked with your Android device and sync should be turned on for it.
With the prerequisites out of the way, the following shows how to get your contacts moving from iCloud to Android:
Step 1: Head over to the iCloud website using your browser. Log-in to your iCloud account and click on Contacts. It will let you view all of your iCloud contacts on your screen.
Step 2: Select all the contacts you would like to transfer to your Android device. Then, click on the settings icon at the bottom-left corner and select Export vCard.
Step 3: Head over to the Google Contacts website and sign-in to the Google account that you use on your Android device.
Step 4: When the main interface loads, click on Import in the left sidebar and then upload the file you downloaded from the iCloud website to Google Contacts.
Your iCloud contacts will be uploaded to your Google Contacts which in turn will become available on your Android device. Although you will get your job done using the above contacts transfer method, it is not a recommended method as it involves quite a lengthy download and upload procedure.
If accessing the iCloud website, downloading the contacts file, and then uploading it to Google Contacts seems to be a bit too much for you, you may use a dedicated data management app to handle the task for you.
Enter AnyTrans for Android, an app that allows you to download content from iCloud and sync it with any of your devices including your Android device. You can use the app to download your contacts and then transfer them to your Android device with a few clicks. The following shows how you do the actual task using the app on your computer:
Step 1: Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer and run it > Connect your Android device to the computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Click on “Android Mover” > Choose “iCloud to Android” on the following screen > Log-in to your iCloud account to fetch your contacts.
Step 3: Select “Contacts” only > Click on the “Next” button to start transferring contacts to your Android phone.
It will download the contacts from your iCloud account and send them over to your Android device. That is how you get your iCloud contacts transferred to an Android device hassle-free and in a few clicks.
If you have not synced the latest contacts of your iPhone with iCloud, you can still transfer your contacts from your iPhone over to your Android device.
The app that enables you to do the task is the same that lets you download iCloud contacts on your device – the AnyTrans for Android app. Besides iCloud to Android transfers, it allows you to transfer data including contacts from an iOS-based device such as an iPhone to any of your Android-based devices.
Step 1: Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Connect your iPhone and Android phone to the computer via USB cables.
Step 2: Click on “Android Mover” > Choose “iOS to Android” mode.
Step 3: Uncheck the “Select All” button and check the “Contacts” option only > Click on the “Next” button to start transferring the selected files.
Transferring contacts from your iCloud account over to your Android device is very much possible and is quite an easy task to do as the guide above explains. We hope you have successfully gotten all of your iCloud contacts on your Android device so you can reach out to your friends and family with the tap of a button.
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