If you have decided to switch from an android phone to an iPhone, you must be facing the dilemma of transferring your contacts from Android to iPhone. It might seem like a hard job to Transfer Your Contacts From Android to iPhone, it really isn’t. In fact, transferring all the contacts you have in your Android phone to your new iPhone couldn’t be any simpler. The main idea of doing such a transfer is to create a backup of your contacts from the Android Phone to either Desktop machine or to the cloud, and then sync that back up with your new iPhone. This article will walk you through the process of transferring your contacts from your old Android Phone to the new iPhone. There are four different ways you can do the task, which are explained as follows:

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The Relatively Easier Way: Google Accounts

If you are an android user, it is highly likely that you will have a Google Account.                All of your contacts can easily be stored on your Google Account, if you are an android user. To transfer contacts from android to iPhone using this way, follow the following steps:

  1. First of all go to the Settings section on your Android.
  2. Choose the option called “Accounts and Sync”. It could come under different, but similar, names on your android device settings.
  3. Enter your Google Account details.
  4. After that, enable synchronization and let Google synchronize all your contacts with its data.

All your contacts will now be saved in your Google Account.

To download all the contacts on your iPhone device, follow the following steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Open the option of Mail.
  3. Open the option of Contacts and add your Google account.
  4. You have to make sure that the contacts are enable for your Google Account.

You should be able to find all your contacts in your iPhone. This was the easiest way. If this doesn’t work, there are other ways too, with which you can transfer your android contacts to your iPhone.

The Thorough Way

If the above mentioned method doesn’t work, follow the steps mentioned as followed to make sure that your contacts get migrated. This is the thorough way and will make sure that your contacts get transferred.

  1. Open the settings of your iPhone
  2. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calender
  3. Select the Option of “Add Account”
  4. Select Other
  5. After that, choose the option saying Add CardDAV Account
  6. Fill out your information of Google Account in the fields mentioned below:
    1. For server, you have to enter “Google.com”
    2. In the field of Username, use your google email address.
    3. After that, enter your Google Account Password in the password field. In case that you have Google 2 – Step Verification on, please make sure that you enter an application specific password.
    4. After that, you will be asked to enter a description of the account. It is to decide whether your account is personal or not.
    5. Select the button of “Next” from the top of screen.
  7. You also have to make sure that the option saying “Contacts” is turned on to make sure the contacts synchronization.
  8. After follow the above procedure, all you have to do is open the app named contacts in your iPhone. The contacts will start synchronizing with your Google Account.

 

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Sim Swap

If your Android and iPhone use the sims of same size, you can copy all your Android contacts into the sim, put that sim in the iPhone and copy the contacts back to the iPhone. This is not the most efficient method, but it will work.

Through An App

If all the above methods fail, you can transfer android contacts to iPhone through an app. This is a sure way of transferring your contacts. The application’s name is CopyTrans Contact. It is a that allows you to control your iPhone contacts through PC screen.

In order to transfer your contacts this way, you will need to follow the following steps:

  1. On the Android phone, go to the option of “Contacts”.
  2. Using the menu, select the option of “Import/Export Contact”.
  3. Choose any of the options between “Export to SD Card” or “Export to USB Storage”. Doing this will put all of your Android Contacts on a single file of VCard.
  4. Now, back your contacts up on your PC by connecting your Android phone to the PC and using it as a mass storage.
  5. Once the vCard file is in the PC, download and install the app CopyTrans.
  6. Connect the iPhone
  7. When the main window of the App appears, drag and drop the said vCard file to the open window of the app.

The app will copy and transfer all of your contacts to the iPhone. I would suggest you to try the four methods in the order I mentioned, as the first method is the easiest and fastest one and the later ones are harder and slower.

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