So you have decided to switch from iPhone to Android? Good for you. But all your contacts are on your iPhone? No need to worry. You can easily get all your contacts off your old iPhone and onto your new Android device. Read on to learn how to move contacts from iPhone to Android.
Move contacts from iPhone to Android: Export from iCloud
Before you start the transfer, you need to make sure your iPhone is backed up to iCloud. After that’s been taken care of, you can start the process by exporting your vCard.
Step 1: Launch your web browser on your computer. Unfortunately, this process does not work on Google Chrome. You will need some other browser. Firefox or Safari will do just fine.
Step 2: Go to iCloud.com.
Step 3: Now you need to sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Step 4: Click on Contacts.
Step 5: Click on All Contacts. You can find it on the top left corner of the page.
Step 6: Press the Command key and A key simultaneously if you are on Mac. If you are on PC, press the Ctrl key and the A key.
Step 7: Click on the Settings button located on the left corner of the page.
Step 8: Click on Export vCard. This will download a .vcf file. This file contains all your selected contacts.
Move contacts from iPhone to Android: Import using Google Contacts
You will now have to import the vCard you just downloaded from your iCloud to Google Contacts. This will require you to have a Google account. if you don’t have one, sign up now. You will need a Google account later to use your Android device to its fullest.
Step 1: Launch a web browser on your computer.
Step 2: Go to Google.com and sign in using your Google ID and password.
Step 3: Now, there are several ways to navigate to Google Contacts. The easiest way is to google ‘Google Contacts’. Click on the first result. You may need to sign in again. You can also get to Google Contacts by clicking on Apps ( 9 square boxes ) located on top right corner of Google Search’s homepage.
Step 4: On the left side panel, click on More and then on Import.
Step 5: Click on ‘CSV or vCard’. Choose your vCard and then click on Import. All your contacts will appear in a few seconds.
Move contacts from iPhone to Android: Sync to Android
After all the above steps are done. You now need to sync your Google account to your new Android device. If you haven’t turned on your device yet, you will be asked to enter your google credentials during the setup guide. If you skipped it follow the following steps.
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Tap on Accounts.
Step 3: Tap on Google.
Step 4: Toggle the switch next to Contacts to enable sync.
Step 5: Tap on the 3 dot menu and then on Sync now.
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