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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung

Myra updated on Oct 22, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Three ways for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung. You can also apply the tips to transfer contacts from iPhone to other Android phones.

Data transfer is necessary whenever you switch to a new device, either from iPhone to iPhone, Android to Android, iPhone to Android or vice versa. However, unlike data sharing between two devices that run the same operating system, the data transfer between iPhone and Android is more difficult due to the difference between the operating systems.

Luckily, the difficulty isn't the equivalent of impossibility. With the help of third-party tools or services, you can transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with easy steps.

Method 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung via Google Account

Like you need to have an Apple ID on an iPhone, you will need a Google account to use an Android device, including Samsung. Thus, the easiest way to import contacts from iPhone to Android is to add the Google account you use on your Android to your iPhone and enable the "Contacts" option. Afterward, your iPhone contacts will be synced to the Google account and then you can access these items on your Samsung.

Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. On the source iPhone, go to "Settings" > "Passwords & Accounts".

Step 2. Tap "Add Account" and choose "Google".

Step 3. Enter your Gmail account information (should be the same as the one you use on your Samsung) and then you will see several options.

Step 4. Enable the "Contacts" option and your iPhone contacts will be synced to your Google account. After the syncing, you can access your iPhone contacts on your Android phone.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung via Settings

Method 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung with iPhone Transfer Software

If you don't want to mix the contacts on your iPhone and Samsung, and only want to import contacts from iPhone to Android, use an iPhone transfer software tool like EaseUS MobiMover will help. To get your iPhone contacts to Samsung, you can first export iPhone contacts to computer as a VCF file and then import the file to your Android phone.

To export iPhone contacts to VCF:

Step 1. Download and run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer (Mac or PC) > Connect your device to your Mac > Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for your permission > Choose "Phone to Mac" > Click the "Next" to move on.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Check "Contacts" > Click the default storage path to set a custom path if you need to > Click "Transfer" to start transferring from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 2

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your Mac. Then contacts could be saved as a CSV/VCF/HTML file on your Mac, depending on your export settings.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 3

To import VCF to Samsung:

Step 1. Connect the Samsung to your computer and copy the VCF file to its internal storage.

Step 2. Disconnect your device and go to "Contacts" > "More" > "Settings".

Step 3. Tap "Import/Export", choose "Import from internal storage" and then import the vCard file to Contacts. Afterward, the contacts in VCF will be imported to your Android device.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with iPhone transfer software

There are also third-party tools that allow you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android directly. If you prefer such a tool, search for it from the Internet and apply the one you trust to get things done.

Method 3. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud

The last workable way to get contacts from iPhone to Samsung is to use iCloud. By turning on iCloud contacts on your iPhone, you can access and export your iPhone contacts in iCloud.com. Afterward, you can import the file to your Google Contacts account and then access them from your Samsung phone.

To move contacts from iPhone to Samsung:

Step 1. On the iPhone, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" and enable the "Contacts" option.

Step 2. On your PC or Mac, go to visit iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID you use one the iPhone.

Step 3. Choose "Contacts", select the ones you want to transfer, click the gear icon, and choose "Export vCard".

Step 4. Go to Google Contacts and sign in with the account you use on your Samsung phone.

Step 5. Click "Import" and choose "Select file" to select the VCF file you just exported. Click "Import" to start importing your iPhone contacts to Google.

Step 6. The contacts will be synced to your Android device automatically under a Wi-Fi connection. Go to the Contacts app on your Samsung to check these items if you need to.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud

The Bottom Line

If you prefer to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung without computer, using method 1 or method 3. While if you have no network connection available, use method 2 instead. Specify your need and carry out the way you like best to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung within seconds.