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[Guide] How To Transfer Your Contacts From iPhone to Android

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    [Guide] How To Transfer Your Contacts From iPhone to Android


    The iPhone and Android are two of the world’s greatest mobile platforms. Despite the huge chasm between the two and the perpetual war between die-hard fans from both camps, one can easily be tempted to presume that phone data on an iPhone and Android cannot be shared from one to the other, or vice-versa.
    But, of course, that’s an easy misconception to make. Many types of phone data can be shared between iPhone and Android. In this guide, for example, you’ll learn how to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android. (For a visual walkthrough, check out our video guide at the end of this post.)

    Manually sharing contacts



    The iPhone’s Contacts app allows you to manually share contacts — one at a time — to another device. Open the Contacts app and select a contact. From the contact info page, scroll down and select Share Contact. You can share the contact either as Email or Message.
    Sadly, you can only share one contact at a time. It would take some time if you have hundreds or thousands of contacts to be shared.
    There are other methods, though, that allow you to share multiple contacts at once.

    Via iTunes


    You can use iTunes to sync your contacts from your iPhone to your Google account. For this approach, you will need iTunes installed on your PC, Internet connection on the PC, the proprietary data cable for your iPhone, and a Google account.
    Synced contacts will include the contact’s name, image, number, and other information such as the address, contact notes, email, homepage, and other fields.
    Launch iTunes on your computer.
    Connect your iPhone to the computer.
    Your connected device will appear in iTunes. Click on it to open the device’s summary page
    Click the Info tab.
    Place a checkmark beside “Sync Contacts With” and select “Google Contacts” from the drop-down menu.
    Input your Google account and password, if you haven’t done so yet previously. Or, you can click Configure to change a previously set Google account.
    Click Apply. iTunes will then sync the existing contacts from your iPhone to your Google account.
    If you haven’t registered your Google account on your Android phone yet, add your Google account in Settings > Accounts.
    Allow your Google account to sync your contacts to your Android phone.


    Via iCloud



    If you’ve enabled the iCloud service on your iPhone, your phone contacts have most likely been backed up to your iCloud account. You can then export those contacts into a file that can be imported into Android directly, or indirectly through Google Contacts.
    Using your desktop Internet browser, go to https://www.icloud.com/ and sign in with your iCloud account.
    Click Contacts to view a list of contacts.
    Select the contact(s) that you want to export.
    Click the cog wheel icon at the lower left and select Export vCard.
    Your computer will download a VCF file containing the exported contact(s).
    Import this VCF file to Google Contacts or copy the VCF to your Android phone’s/sdcard directory and import it to your phone through the People app or Contacts app.


    Via Apps

    My Contacts Backup



    Apps can also help with contact sharing. The My Contacts Backup app for iOS is one such app. This app allows you to backup and share your contacts from iPhone to Android handsets without the need for connecting your device to a computer.
    Install the My Contacts Backup app from the App Store.
    Launch the app and tap on Backup. This backup your current contacts on your iPhone.
    Once complete, tap Email to attach the VCF file to an email.
    Send the email with the attached VCF file to your Gmail account.
    On your Android phone, open the email with the attached VCF file and download the file to import the contacts to your phone.


    Bump


    Another interesting app to use is Bump. With this app, you can share contacts and other files by just bumping two devices together. For this method, you will need the Bump app installed on both devices and an active Internet connection.
    Install the Bump app on your Android phone and on your iPhone.
    Launch Bump on both phones. Allow permissions when prompted.
    On the sender device, which is the iPhone, swipe to the right until you reach the contacts section.
    You will see a list of all your contacts. Select those contacts that you want to share.
    A label “Bump now!” will appear at the upper-right corner.
    Lightly bump your two devices.
    Tap the Connect button on the popup dialog to let the two devices communicate.
    A copy of your selected contacts will be sent to the receiving device.
    Video Tutorial

    Check out our video tutorial on how to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android.





    Source:: Android Authority
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    Great tutorial. Actually Samsung has developed an Android app for such purpose, called Smart Watch. It can directly import iphone contacts from icloud or itunes backup. Install the Smart Switch Mobile app on your mobile phone. You can easily transfer data between Galaxy S5 and iPhone using easy gestures.
    Last edited by Danvee; 08-27-2014 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosiny View Post
    Great tutorial. Actually Samsung has developed an Android app for such purpose, called Smart Watch. It can directly import iphone contacts from icloud or itunes backup.
    Did you mean Smart Switch?
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    Welcome to the forum JR!

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    I wonder to use icloud or gmail to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. It's very easy to do.

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    Bringing thread back from the dead. Meaning no disrespect to the admins, here's my solution. Drive to AT&T Store. Hand phones to Rep. Sit on bench for 10 minutes (app didn't work, they used the "machine") . Experience strange feeling of waiting and NOT having phone to play on (Remember that?) . Say thank you to Rep. Drive home, drink Mikes. (That last part was optional- I enjoyed)
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    The MWC are continuing and maybe you are preparing to replace your old iPhone to Galaxy S7 Edge or LG G5, and a problem comes when you want to transfer data like contacts from iPhone to Android. Don't worry, here I provide you a wonderful tool - Phone Transfer from RecoveryAndroid. It's safe, convenient as well as powerful thus has won lots of appreciation from most people. You can install and run the program, then connect your iPhone and Android at the same time. The program will detect both phone data and show you a preview. So you can switch data from iPhone to Android will just one click. Unbelievable? Have a try and you will know.
    Last edited by talorsam; 02-28-2016 at 07:33 PM.

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    I think you can use a transfer tool, which supports data transfer from ios devices to android phones on pc or Mac computer, you can select the data you need, and view them on pc clearly, have a look at this phone transfer , you can also transfer other data such like text messages, photos with it.
    Last edited by lenal; 08-28-2016 at 09:04 PM.

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    Link the phone to your Google account and copy the contacts to Google. Once you log in to Google on your new phone they will automatically transfer for you. Phone Transfer is also a good tool to transfer data from iPhone to Android.
    Last edited by Werfkjsde; 09-18-2016 at 01:37 AM.

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    How to sync data ,like : music, videos, contacts, notes, messages between two android phone . With the help of this Samsung Transfer tool , you can transfer data between two smart phones, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, iPhone and more.
    How to transfer phone contacts
    Last edited by Qeekay; 09-20-2016 at 08:29 PM.

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