How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7

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Myra Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Want to transfer contacts from your Android phone to your newly bought iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 without third-party software? Want to copy all your Android contacts to your iPhone at once? Moving contacts from your old smartphone to the new one is likely to be the thing you want to do first after switching from Android to iPhone. (Maybe you want to transfer photos from Android to iPhone first.) Actually, there seems to be no direct way to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone without the help of third-party software. However, there is still a method to make it, which is relatively complex but not difficult at all. Read on to get the details.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7

Simply speaking, to transfer all contacts from your Android phone to iPhone, you first need to export the contacts on your Android phone as a .vcf file and then import the file to iCloud. After that, you can sync contacts from iCloud to your iPhone to finish the last step you need to import contacts from Andriod to iPhone. The detailed steps are shown below.

The way to export the contacts on your Android phone as a .vcf file may slightly vary according to the phone you have. What's more, you can transfer the .vcf file to your computer using a different way from the method introduced below.

Step 1: Go to the Contacts App on your Android phone and choose More > Import/Export.

Step 2: Under the EXPORT section, choose Share contacts and select the contacts you'd like to transfer from Android to iPhone. (The .vcf is the defaulted format the contacts will be exported as.)

Step 3: Click Share and send an email that contains the contacts to yourself.

Step 4: On your computer, check the email and then download the .vcf file to your computer.

Step 5: Open a browser on your computer and visit iCloud.com.

Step 6: Enter your Apple ID and choose Contacts among the options.

Step 7: Click the gear icon at the bottom of the screen and choose Import vCard.

Step 8: Select the .vcf file you have just downloaded to your computer in step 4 to add the contacts to your iCloud.

Step 9. On your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and then turn on Contacts. By syncing your iCloud contacts to your iPhone, you can transfer contacts from Andriod to your iPhone easily and quickly.

You may find your iPhone not syncing with iCloud when you try to transfer contacts from Android to your iPhone. If so, don't hesitate to read the related article to find the solutions.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 7

Bonus Tip: How to transfer contacts, messages, photos, and more to or out of your iPhone

After getting your new iPhone, you will find it's necessary to learn how to transfer files to or out of your iPhone for you may need to share content between iOS devices or between the iOS device and computer quite often. The FREE tool that can help you with it is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the freeware for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 or later, you can export files from iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to the computer, add files to your iDevice from the computer, transfer data from one iOS device to another and manage your iDevice content from the computer.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

Follow the steps below to transfer contacts from your iPhone to PC to have a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7 and later with USB cables. Then run EaseUS MobiMover and choose [your device name] > Contacts. (You can also use the 1-Click Transfer feature to transfer contacts from your iPhone to PC.)

Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC - Step 1

Step 2: Select the contacts you want to copy from your iPhone to the computer and click the Transfer to Computer button.

Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC - Step 2

Step 3: Then select a folder to save the contacts to be imported in the new window. After that, MobiMover will start transferring contacts from your iPhone to PC automatically. When it has done, go to the selected folder to check the items. (The contacts transferred will be stored as an HTML file on your PC. Thus if you want to view the details, open it with a browser to do it.)

Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC - Step 3