How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Want to know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone easily and quickly? Read this article to get 3 easy ways of transferring contacts from Android to iPhone.

By Tom Boyer | Posted: Jan. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 22, 2018
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There are many Android users planning to switch to iPhone 8 or iPhone X because of the amazing features or smooth operating system. However, there is a serious issue when you get a new iPhone. The old Android phone carries all of our data like contacts, which is quite vital cause we need to rely on them to get in touch with our family, friends or business partners. Are there some methods can help us transfer contacts from Android to iPhone?

In this post, we offer you 3 easy ways to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, and they are suitable for all Android phones and all iPhone modes including iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/SE/5/4, no matter on iOS 9, iOS 10, and iOS 11.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Apple provides an app called Move to iOS to help users transfer contacts, messages and more from Android to iPhone. Supports phone running Android 4.0 and later, iPhone 5 or later that running iOS 9 and later. But many people have reported it is not easy-to-use, and often have some issues.

If you have already set up your iPhone, you need you erase all content and Settings to restart (Settings > General > Reset). This indeed will wipe current data on your iPhone, thus if you do not want to lose anything on your new iPhone now, please go to Method 3 to find the solution.

Step 1 Tap Move Data from Android while setting up the iPhone.

Step 2 On Android phone: Open Move to iOS app > Tap Continue > Tap Agree > Tap Next. On iPhone: Tap Continue > Wait a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

Step 3 On Android phone: Enter the code > Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear.

Step 4 On Android phone: Select the items like contacts you want to transfer to iPhone > Tap Next > Wait for the transferring.

Step 5 After transferring, tap Done on Android phone and tap Continue on iPhone.

Method 2. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts

When talking about how to send or copy contacts from Android to iPhone, you can still have a try on using Google Contacts to sync contacts on both of your Android phone and iPhone. But some users reported that this method really works but a little bit complex, and what’s worse, it can just transfer contacts. So, if you prefer an easier way, and plan to transfer more, like messages, photos, music, etc. from Android to iPhone, you can try Method 3.

Before transferring, it requires you to have a Google account and add it on both of your Android and iPhone devices. If you feel complex, please go to the third method.

Step 1 Sync Contacts from Android to Google Contacts.

Unlock your Android phone, go to “Settings” > “Account & Sync” > Google > “Sync Contacts”.

Step 2 Transfer Contacts from Google to iPhone.

Unlock your iPhone, go to “Settings” > “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > “Add Account”.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts - 1

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts – 1

Choose Google and login Google account.

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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts – 2

Turn on Contacts and save the setting. All Google Contacts will be automatically added to your iPhone.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts – 3

Method 3. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone With AnyTrans for iOS

As we mentioned before, some users reflected that Move to iOS is not easy to use. And as you can see Google Contacts way obviously is a little complicated, especially for an iPhone newbie. So, to make switching from Android to iPhone much more easily, we recommend a useful Android to iPhone data transfer application – AnyTrans for iOS, which can help you selectively transfer Android contacts to iPhone or transfer all contacts from Android to iPhone at once. More than anything, this method won’t cause any data loss on your current iPhone. It also has other outstanding features:

1. You can selectively move some specific data type, and also all Android data to iOS in just one click.

2. It covers a wide range of data types. Besides contacts, you can still move messages, calendar, WhatsApp messages, music, videos, and photos, etc.

3. Besides to iOS device, you can also move some type of data to iTunes and iCloud directly.

4. A big concern when data transferring would always be the time-costing issue. AnyTrans for iOS promises you the shortest transferring time – less than 5 minutes, depending on the amount of your data. For transferring contacts from Android to iPhone, it will only take several seconds.

5. With so many astounding and amazing features, this function of transferring data from Android to iPhone is totally free for you. Without spending a penny you can achieve Android to iOS goal.

Now, download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and follow us to move contacts from Android to iPhone.

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Step 1 Run AnyTrans for iOS on your PC or Mac computer > Connect both Android and iPhone to it > Choose the iOS Mover option at the top of it > Click Contacts.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone - Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 All contacts on Android would be displayed > Check the contacts you plan to transfer to iPhone > Click Send to iOS button to start the transferring job.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone – Step 2

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans for iOS, it only takes a few steps to transfer audio from iPhone to computer in a selective way, and all your iPhone data will be 100% safe during the process. Just get it to your computer and have a free trial >

Tom Boyer

A writer for iMobie, has been covering iOS, Mac and Android related How-to Articles / Apps Reviews for 3+ years. Like sharing something about data recovering knowledge and apps.

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