How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iOS
An average person changes their phone every year either due to something trendy available or due to some issue with existing device. There was a time when switching between phone meant only changing SIM card. But now, there is plenty of data to be transferred. Most important is the transfer of contacts. If you are switching between Android device and Apple iOS device, here are three simple and easy methods to do it.
Contact Transfer Using Gmail
If you use Android , it’s almost a given you have a Gmail account. And Gmail makes it easy to sync all your contacts to it. Just navigate to Settings > Accounts > Google > Sync Contacts. This will sync all you contacts to your Gmail address book account.
Once this is done, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars > Add Account, on the iPhone.
Finally, select Google and sign-in using the Google account with which you’ve synced your contacts. That said, make sure you have ‘Contacts’ enabled in the settings before the sync.
Export contacts through Native Contacts App
Open up the native Contacts app on your Android smartphone and select Import/Export from more options. Here you can export some/all of your contacts to a VCF file, which can be then used to import the contacts to the iPhone.
Use Move to iOS app
Apple’s own Move to iOS app makes transferring contacts from an android phone to an iPhone simple. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and only works with iPhones that are set up from scratch. So if you’re already using the iPhone, you may have to reset the device before using Move to iOS app.
When setting up the iPhone, an ‘Apps and Data’ window is displayed. Here, select ‘Move Data from Android’. Once the terms and conditions are agreed to, the app shows a 10-digit code which has to be entered on the old Android device from which you wish to move the contacts. Once both phones are synced, you can select whichever contacts you need to transfer.
With third Party Apps
There are plenty of third party apps that can be used to move contacts from Android to iOS . However, make sure you select an app that’s available on both iOS and Android.
Almost all apps involve backing up contacts (as VCF file) and sending them to an email address of your choice. After this, all you need to is open the email on your iPhone and download the attached VCF file. This will directly import all the contacts to the iPhone .
Via : ToI