How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android with Ease

Want to switch data to Android phone? Don’t know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android? Check the post to get 4 methods to move contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/Note 9, Google Pixel 3 or HUAWEI P20.

By Tom Boyer | Posted on: Oct. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 06, 2018
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There are dozens of new Android phones every year for you to choose from. So as an old iPhone user, you might be attracted by and have bought some new released Android mobile phone. However, no matter it is Samsung Galaxy S9/Note 9, Google Pixel 3, HUAWEI P20, or some one else, there are something you have to think about, such as transferring contacts from iPhone to Android. And in this post, we are talking about this topic and offer you four ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android for free!

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Method 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android without Computer

If you just want to transfer a few contacts to your new phone, for example Samsung Galaxy S9, from an iPhone, there is one way you can manage it without computer, which is transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via e-mail.

Step 1Unlock your iPhone, go to Phone App > Contacts.

Step 2Choose one contact and share it with Email.

iPhone Contacts to Android with Email

iPhone Contacts to Android with Email

Step 3Log in Email on Android phone, download the v-Card and add it to contacts.

Method 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud

Actually, due to iPhone and Android phones take two different operation systems, there is no direct way for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. However, you can use iCloud to download iPhone contacts to computer, and then transfer them to your new HUAWEI P20 or Google Pixel 3. This way can be a little bit complicated and time consuming, but you can still transfer contacts between iPhone and Android by taking this method.

Step 1. Download iPhone Contacts to Computer with iCloud help

Firstly, sync iPhone contacts to iCloud. Just unlock your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud, login you iCloud account and turn on Contacts sync.

Sync iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Sync iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Secondly, login iCloud.com by using web browser on your computer, go to Contacts category, select and download iPhone contacts as v-Card to your computer.

Export iPhone Contacts to Computer with iCloud.com

Export iPhone Contacts to Computer with iCloud.com

Step 2. Transfer downloaded contacts to your Android.

Connect your Android to computer, and transfer the VCF (v-Card) files to your device storage, and import these VCF contacts to your Android Contacts app.

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Method 3. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via Google Contacts

However, there are so many different Android phones, and transfer contacts via email could be a little different and specific from one to each other. If you have added Google account to your Android phone, everything would go easily – once you import VCF contacts from computer to your Google Contacts, all contacts will be automatically synced to your Android phone. Please refer to the method below to see how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via Google Contacts for free.

First, download iPhone contacts to computer in VCF form with iCloud, please refer to Method 2 to see how to do it.

Then import v-Card from computer to your Google Contacts, login Google.com/contacts on your computer, and import downloaded VCF file to Google Contacts.

Import Contacts to iPhone Contacs or Gmail

Import Contacts to iPhone Contacs or Gmail

After all VCF contacts have transferred to Google Contacts, log in Google Contacts on your Android phone, reload and all the contacts will be synced to your Android.

Method 4. AnyTrans for Android – Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android

If you find the above methods are too complicated, then AnyTrans for Android is an easier way to go. Here are the reasons why we choose AnyTrans for Android.

Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via AnyTrans for Android is probably one of the most efficient ways. Please read this step-by-step guide to see how to achieve it.

Step 1Free Download AnyTrans for Android to Mac or PC, connect both your iPhone and Android phone to it.

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Step 2Choose Android Mover and AnyTrans for Android will show you all types of files you can move from your iPhone to Android.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone – Step 2

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone – Step 2

Step 3Select Contacts and click the Next button. Then wait for the transferring process to complete.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone – Step 3

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android Phone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

All of the three methods above are efficient and can be used to move contacts from iPhone to Android. And any comments about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android are welcomed. We will update this post if there are some other good ideas.

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.