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 4 easy ways of transferring contacts from Android to iPhone.

Roger Smith Posted on: Jan. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2019

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One of the hot issues in every September is Apple’s new iPhone. This year Apple released the iPhone 11 series, which surprised users with its camera design and the new color. Users who have placed an order can get their new iPhone after 20th, September. Among those who have ordered the new iPhone, a large part of which are Android users. However, there is a serious issue when getting a new iPhone. That is how to transfer content from Android to iPhone.

Move Android Contacts to iPhone

Move Android Contacts to iPhone

The old Android smartphone carries all of our data such as Contacts, Messages, Photos, and Notes. Due to the difference between Android and iPhone, it is not easy for the amateur to transfer content from Android to iPhone. Are there some methods that can help us transfer content from Android to iPhone?

Here in this post, we will focus on transferring contacts. We will offer you 4 easy ways to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, and they are suitable for all Android phones and all iPhone modes and all iOS systems.

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

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

If you have already set up your iPhone, to move contacts from Android to iPhone by using this app, you will need to erase all content and Settings to restart (Settings > General > Reset) your iPhone.

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 emergence of the Transfer Data screen.

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 by using Google Contacts to sync contacts between your Android smartphone and iPhone. But some users report that this method really works but is a little bit complex. And, what’s worse, it only helps you to transfer contacts. So, if you prefer an easier way, and plan to transfer more data on your Android device like text messages, photos, music and so on to iPhone, you give a try to Method 4.

Before transferring, it requires you to have a Google account and add it on both of your Android and iPhone devices.

Step 1. Sync Contacts from Android to Google Contacts.

Unlock your Android phone, go to “Settings” > “Account & Sync” > Google > Sign in with your Google account > Tap “Sync Contacts”.

Then the contacts on your Android device would be backed up to your Google account.

If you can’t add Google account to your Android device, you can try to download the Google Contacts app from Google Play store and backup contacts to your Google account.

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 log in to your Gmail account.

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

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

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Google Contacts

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Method 3. How to Transfer Android Contacts to iPhone with SIM Card

Apart from Move to iOS and Google Account, there is another convenient way to move contacts between Android and iPhone, which is to use the SIM card.

To transfer Android contacts with SIM card, first, visit your phone’s contacts app. The process differs slightly depending on the device you use. For instance, Huawei users should choose Settings > Import/export > Export to SIM card. Meanwhile, Samsung users should tap Manage contacts > Import/export contacts > Export > SIM card.

Then insert your SIM card to your iPhone, set it up and hit Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts to begin the transfer process. Your contacts should then be saved on the iPhone in Contacts.

Method 4. How to 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, the way to use Google Contacts is obviously a little complicated, especially for an iPhone newbie. So, to make switching from Android to iPhone much easier, we recommend a useful Android to iPhone data transfer application to you – AnyTrans for iOS, which can help you selectively transfer contacts from Android 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:

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Contacts Transfer

  • Support both selectively and wholly transfer contacts to iPhone.
  • No harm to the existing content on your iPhone.
  • Transfer all Android content like photos, music, messages, etc.
  • Work well with all Android/iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

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Now, download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and follow the detailed steps below to move contacts from Android to iPhone.
Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS on your PC or Mac computer > Connect both Android and iPhone with it > Choose Phone Switcher > Choose the source phone and target phone > Click the Next button to continue.

Choose the Source Phone and Target Phone

Choose the Source Phone and Target Phone

Step 2. All the content that is able to transfer to the iPhone will be displayed > Choose Contacts> Click the Next button to start the transferring process.

Choose Contacts and Click the Next Button

Choose Contacts and Click the Next Button

The time it spends depends on the number of your contacts, please wait patiently and do not unplug your Android and iPhone during the process.

Here is a video on How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans for iOS, it only takes a few steps to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in a selective way, and all your iPhone data will be 100% safe during the process. More than contacts, it can help you manage almost all kinds of your iOS data like photos, video, music, messages and so on in a simple way. Just get it to your computer and have a free trial >

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.