Getting a new iPhone is an exciting experience, but transferring important files like contacts from the old Android to the new iPhone isn't. To help you do this, we collect five handy methods in this post, ranging from using Move to iOS app, EaseUS MobiMover, Email, SIM, to VCF files. Of the five methods, there is always one that suits your needs. Plus, you can also transfer contacts from iPhone back to Android if you need it.
Before making the permanent switch to a new device, make sure all your data is backed up. Then, follow this guide to choose your method.
Moving your contacts from Android to iPhone is easier than ever with the Move to iOS app, the first Android app developed by Apple that can transfer much of your existing Android data except for apps, music, and settings from Android to iPhone. But it is worth mentioning that this app is only available on iPhone/iPad running iOS 9 or higher and Android 4.0 or later.
To get started, make sure both the iPhone and Android are connected to WiFi and then plug both of your phones into a power source.
Step 1. Set up your iPhone until you reach the step of "App & Data." (If you've set up your data, you have to erase your device and start over. If you don't want to lose, just jump to Part 2 to transfer contacts without erasing.)
Step 2. Select the "Move Data from Android" option.
Step 3. Download and open the Move to iOS app on your Android.
Step 4. Tap Continue on both Android and iPhone.
Step 5. Tap the "Agree," then "Next" in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.
Step 6. On your Android device, enter the 12-digital code that appeared on the iPhone.
Step 7. After your Android successfully connects with your iPhone, you can choose what you'd like to move to your iPhone.
Note: If you have already set up your iPhone and have a lot of new data stored on your new iPhone, you need to erase your iOS device and start over. Or you can also follow the steps in Part 2 to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone without erasing.
If you prefer a reliable and safe way to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone, then EaseUS MobiMover is worth a try! It is specialized in transferring various data between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and a computer. No internet connection is needed, and no special tech-related skilled required. You can easily transfer contacts, together with other files from Android to iPhone in several steps.
Before using EaseUS MobiMover, you'll need to export your Android contacts to a computer first. Then, transfer contacts from a computer to an iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover.
Steps to Export Contacts from Android to a Computer
Step 1. Open your Android mobile and go to the "Contacts" app.
Step 2. Find "Manage contacts" > "Import/Export contacts" > "Export to phone storage."
Step 3. Then, your Android contacts will be saved in VCF form in the phone memory of Android.
Step 4. Connect your Android phone to the computer through a USB cable.
Step 5. Find the folder where the contacts are located and copy them to the computer.
Steps to Transfer Contacts from Computer to iPhone
First of all, you need to download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer (Mac & PC). Then follow the steps to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust". Then go to "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".
Step 2. Select the files you want to transfer and click "Open".
Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring contacts from your PC to your iPhone. (The contacts that are to be transferred must be saved as HTML files on your computer.)
Email is another option to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. Before getting started, don't forget to back up your Android data.
Step 1. On your Android device, find your Gmail account and tap "Sync Now."
Step 2. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app and tap "Passwords & Accounts." (or Mail, Contacts, Calendar in some old versions of iOS)
Step 3. Tap "Account" > "Add Account" > Select "Other" and enter your info > Tap "Next."
Step 4. Go back to the Account screen and set the "Contacts" to ON.
Step 5. Once the process is over, open your Contacts app on your iPhone, and syncing will automatically begin.
If your Android phone uses the same size SIM card as the iPhone, then you can insert the SIM card into your iPhone and export contacts to it with ease. Of course, if your SIM card is larger than iPhone's SIM slot, you can cut it down. The steps are divided into two parts: First of all, move contacts from Android to SIM cards. Then, go to insert this SIM card into your iPhone. More steps are listed below.
Move contacts from Android to SIM card
Note: The process will vary depending on your Android phones.
On the Huawei phone: Go to the Settings > Import/export > Export to SIM card.
On the Samsung phone: Go to Manage contacts > Import/Export > Export to SIM card.
Export contacts from SIM card to iPhone
Step 1. Insert your Android phone's SIM card into the iPhone.
Step 2. Go to the Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts.
Step 3. Then, all of your contacts will be saved on your iPhone.
VCF, known as Virtual Contact File, is a file type used for importing and exporting contacts. If you have one or two contacts to transfer, then this is a good option for you.
Step 1. Open the Contacts app on your Android device.
Step 2. Hit the three-dots to open the menu and tap "Share."
Step 3. Choose the contacts you'd like to transfer and tap "Share."
Step 4. Select VCF as the format your contacts are when transfer.
Step 5. Choose a way to transfer the VCF files. Either email or text message is a good choice.
Step 6. Download and open the VCF files on your iPhone and choose to add the contacts to your iPhone.
Apart from the five methods we introduced above, there are many other ways to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. After reading this post, you can choose the method you prefer to get the contacts to iPhone. If you find this guide is useful to you, don't forget to share it with your friends who need it.