How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Android

If you’re switching from iPhone to Android, you may need to figure out how to transfer your contacts. Here is a way to get it done.

Option 1 – Export from iCloud

If you were an iCloud user, use these steps.

  1. Login to your iCloud account from a web browser. It is recommended that you use Apple Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer in Compatibility View, as there can be problems exporting from Chrome.
  2. Select “Contacts“.
  3. Hold “CTRL” and select the contacts you wish to export. If you want all of them, hold “CTRL” and press “A” to highlight all of them.
  4. Select the gear in the lower-right corner, then choose “Export vCard…
    Import Android Contacts
  5. Save the VCF file in a place where you can find it, such as your Desktop.
  6. Transfer the VCF file to your Android device.
  7. On your Android, open the “Contacts” app.
  8. Select “Menu“, then choose “Settings” > “Contacts” > “Import/Export contacts“.
  9. Choose the location where the VCF file is located, then choose to save contacts to “Phone” or “Google“.

Option 2 – Use Contacts Backup & Transfer

  1. From your iPhone, open the “App Store“.
  2. Download and install the “Contacts Backup & Transfer” app.
  3. Open the app, then tap the “Backup” button.
  4. Once the contacts are backed up, select the “Email” button.
  5. Type in your email address to send the contacts file to yourself.
  6. Open the email on your Android device, and download the attachment in the email.
  7. On your Android, open the “Contacts” app.
  8. Select “Menu“, then choose “Settings” > “Contacts” > “Import/Export contacts“.
  9. Choose the location where the VCF file is located, then choose to save contacts to “Phone” or “Google“.

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