Tutorial to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone X/8/7/6/6s/5

"I just got my new iPhone 7, but the problem is that all my contacts are saving on the Android phone, how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone? Please help." It cannot be denied that new iPhones are attractive since Apple is still the most advanced smartphone brand around the world. So, it makes sense that some Android users upgrade their smartphone to new iPhone. On the other hand, more and more people become multi-device owners, who have both an Android device and an iPhone, to enjoy more benefits. They usually need to transfer contacts from Android to iOS, but are afraid that they will lose existing contacts.

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

That makes switching phones a necessary skill for smartphone users. Actually, transferring contacts from Android to iPhone is not really that difficult, and takes nothing more than popping out the SIM card from one device and putting it in another. In cases you are planning to move contacts from Android smartphone to a new iPhone, here are five easy ways. You can learn about all easy ways in this tutorial and discover the most appropriate one based on your situations. Plus, you can follow our guides step by step to move contacts from Android to iPhone simply.

Part 1: Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with Phone Transfer

When transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, ordinary people usually concern about two things, the method is too difficult to execute, and the current data on iPhone will be damaged. Is there any simple way that could move contacts from Android to iOS without interrupting existing data? Apeaksoft Phone Transfer is the answer you are looking for. Its main features include:

1. Simple to use. This Phone transferring application is able to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in one click.

2. Two-way transfer. You can simply move contacts from Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, iPhone to iPhone, or Android to Android with Phone Transfer.

3. Selectively transfer. Besides contacts, it supports photos and other media files. You can decide to transfer a certain data type or all data at one time.

4. No damage to existing contacts. The biggest advantage of Phone Transfer is not damaging to current data on target device during transferring.

5. Faster and safer. It uses physical connection to transfer data between Android and iPhone, which is faster and safer.

6. Higher compatibility. The Phone Transfer supports all iPhone models and Android phones, including iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s/5/5c/5s/4, Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/Note 8/Note 7/Note 6/Note 5, and other Android phones released by LG, HTC, Google, Sony, etc.

7. And it has two versions, one for Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP and the other one for Mac OS.

In a word, it is the best option to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone simply and quickly. To help you understand the usage, we use a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as the source device and an iPhone 7 as the target device.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with Phone Transfer

Step 1. Connect both Android and iPhone to your computer

Download and install Phone Transfer to your Windows PC. There is a dedicated version for Mac OS. Connect both the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 7 to your computer using the USB cables.

Tip: To avoid data loss, you'd better use the original USB cables or the products authenticated by Apple and Samsung.

Step 2. Settings for transferring contacts from Android to iPhone

Open Phone Transfer and it will recognize the two devices automatically. Make sure the Android smartphone is in the Source Device box and iPhone is in the Target Device area. Otherwise, click the Switch button on top of the window to correct it. Tick the checkbox of Contacts. If you do not want to interrupt contacts on iPhone, uncheck the box said Remove the chosen data on Target Device before copy.

Step 3. Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

After setting, locate to the bottom of the window and click the Start to copy button to start copying contacts from Android to iPhone. When it is done, quit the application and remove the Samsung Galaxy phone and iPhone 7 from your computer. Now, you can check Android contacts on iPhone.

Part 2: Transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone using Move to iOS app

To experience advanced technologies and performance, some people upgrade their Samsung smartphone to new iPhone. Apple has caught up such trend and released an Android app, called Move to iOS. As its name said, this app is able to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone along with text messages, photos, calendar, and other data simply. The downside is that Move to iOS is only available to new iPhone runs iOS 9.3 or later. Plus, Move to iOS app uses Wi-Fi network to transfer data from Android to iPhone.

How to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone using Move to iOS

Step 1. If your Samsung smartphone running Android 4.0 or higher, go to the Play Store, search for the Move to iOS app and install it on your Samsung device. Connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network.

Connect to wifi

Step 2. Turn on the new iPhone, follow the onscreen assistant to set up your device and enter the same Wi-Fi network credentials. When you reach the Apps & Data screen, select "Move Data from Android".

Note: If you want to use Move to iOS for an old iPhone, you have to erase your iPhone and start over.

Move Data from Android

Step 3. Switch to the Samsung phone and launch the Move to iOS app. Tap "Continue" and then hit "Agree" after reading the terms and conditions. Then tap "Next" at upper right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

Step 4. Turn to iPhone, tap "Continue" to display the verification code. Then enter the code on your Samsung phone to move to the Transfer Data screen. Here you can select the content, such as the contacts to transfer from Samsung to iPhone. After selected, tap "Next" to trigger the transfer process.

Find Code

Step 5. Wait for the loading bar on your iPhone to finish. It can take a while depending on how many contacts transfer from Samsung to iPhone. Then tap "Done" on your Samsung phone and hit "Continue" on iPhone to go on the rest setup steps.

Contacts Transfer

Note: Remember that even though the Samsung phone indicates that the process is complete, keep both device connecting until loading bar finishes. And if you want to transfer contacts for third party apps, such as WhatsApp, make sure the app is available on both Google Play and App Store. And during contact transfer, place Samsung phone and iPhone as close as possible.

Part 3: Import contacts from Android to iPhone via Google account

Another simple way to import contacts from Android to iPhone is through a Google account. Many Android users prefer to back up their contacts to Google Contacts, which is a digital contact management tool. Users could sync and access contacts from smartphone to Google Contacts through Gmail account. And after setting up Google sync on smartphones, it will transfer contacts from a mobile device to another automatically.

Step 1. Unlock the Android phone, go to "Settings" > "Account" and tap the "Add Account" icon. Select Google and enter your Gmail username and password. Then once your Android phone connects to a Wi-Fi network, the contacts on both your SIM card and your device will be saved to Google Contacts automatically.

Add Contacts Android

Step 2. To transfer contacts from Android to iPhone using Google account, you need to set up Google sync on iPhone as well. Turn on iPhone, connect it to your Wi-Fi network as well. Head to "Settings" > "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" on iOS 9 and earlier, or "Settings" > "Mail" on iOS 10 and later. Tap "Add Account", select "Google" and input the same Gmail credentials.

Settings

Step 3. Then you will be presented what data types you want to sync, like Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Notes. Put the switch of "Contacts" to "ON" position. Now, your Android contacts should start importing to iPhone. A few minutes later, open the iPhone Contacts app to check whether it is successful.

Google Contacts

Note: Once you have turned on Contacts after set up Google account, the contact changes on Android or iPhone will be synced to the other device. So, you'd better turn it off after transfer. And if you have set up Google account on both devices but the contacts not syncing, you can try to turn off the Contacts option in Gmail settings screen and turn it back on.

Part 4: Copy contacts from Android to iPhone by SIM card

The SIM card is one of the easiest ways to copy contacts from Android to iPhone. A SIM card usually has 500KB storage and could store hundreds of contacts. No matter you prefer to save contacts on SIM card directly or favorite to store contacts on smartphone, this way is feasible. Moreover, it does not need you to install apps or prepare a Wi-Fi network. All you need to do is to follow the simple steps below.

Step 1. Open the Contacts app on your Android phone. If the contacts are marked with SIM card icon, it means that you have saved contacts on SIM card, and you can skip to step 2 directly. Otherwise, you need to back up Android contacts to SIM card first. Tap the "Menu" button in Android Contacts app, select "More" and then choose "Import/Export". Then on the popup dialog, select "Export to SIM card", check the box of "Select all" and hit "Done" to move all contacts to SIM card.

Tip: If you do not want to transfer all Android contacts to iPhone, you can select certain ones rather than check the "Select All" box.

Export to SIM Card

Step 2. Remove the SIM card from your Android phone and insert it into the iPhone. When you see the carrier signal appears on top of the screen, navigate to "Settings" > "Contacts" and tap on "Import SIM Contacts".

Import SIM Contacts

Step 3. When transfer completes, open the Phone app and go to the Contacts tab. If the Android contacts do not show up, pull down the screen to refresh contacts on iPhone.

Note: To transfer contacts from Android to iPhone via SIM card, you need to be sure that the SIM cards must be the same size in both devices. iPhone 5 and later use Nano SIM cards, but Android devices are various depending on models and manufacturers.

Part 5: Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is a well-known toolkit for users to purchase apps and multimedia contents, transfer files from computer to iPhone, or back up iPhone to computer. If you have iTunes installed on your computer, it is a simple way to copy Android contacts to iPhone as well.

Step 1. Open the Android Contacts app, tap the "Menu" or "More" button with three dots icon at upper right corner. Select "Import/Export" and choose Export to save the Android contacts as a vCard file to the internal storage or SD card.

Export Contacts to SD Card

Step 2. Plug the Android phone to your computer via a USB cable and turn on the USB Debugging mode on your device. Then the Android phone will shows up as a portable drive on your computer. Find the vCard file in Window Explorer and copy it to your computer. Open Outlook and navigate to "File" > "Import and Export", select "Import a vCard File", click "Next" and follow the instructions to import Android contacts to Outlook.

Save to Outlook

Step 3. Disconnect the Android phone and plug the iPhone to your computer. Next, start iTunes and go to the "Info" tab. Check the box of Sync Contacts with and select Outlook from the dropdown menu. Once click the "Sync" button at the bottom, the contacts will be copied from Android to iPhone.

Note: iTunes will cover the original contacts on iPhone when you sync contacts, so make sure you do not need them anymore.

Transfer Contacts iTunes

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have shared five ways to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s/5/5c/5s/4. All of them have unique benefits and advantages. SIM card, for example, is a simple way to do it without apps or extra devices. Google Contacts is able to sync contacts between Android and iPhone automatically via a Wi-Fi network. The Move to iOS app is designed to copy contacts from Android to a new iPhone along with other data. And iTunes could sync Android contacts to iPhone as well. But if you are searching for the best option, we will recommend Apeaksoft Phone Transfer, because it is not only easy to use, but also able to protect existing data on both Android and iPhone during contact transferring.

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