Android and iOS are the two most popular mobile OS in the world. With around 70% market share, Android is the undisputed leader. What makes it different is the easy-to-use user interface as well as ultra-modern features like OK Google.
It’s pretty simple to switch from iPhone to Android. If you have just bought an all new Android smartphone and are looking to transfer iPhone contacts to your Android device, check out this quick guide to get it done easily. Let’s head over the jump!
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android
How to Export iPhone Contacts using iCloud
Step #1. First up, you need to launch your web browser on your computer. (You will have to use Either Firefox or Safari as this process does not work with Chrome.)
Step #2. Now, head over to iCloud.com and then sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Step #3. Next, click Contacts. Then, click on All Contacts from the top left corner.
Step #4. Next, you have to press the Command key and the A key on your keyboard at once on Mac.
On Windows, you need to press the ctrl key and A key on your keyboard at once.
Step #5. Click on the Settings button from the bottom left corner.
Step #6. Click on Export vCard. Now, your contacts will be saved as a .vcf file in your downloads folder.
(If you see a new window, you need to select all of your contacts again, right click, and then export again.)
How to Import Contacts Using Google Contacts
Now, you need to import your vCard with the use of Google. Make sure you have a Google Account.
Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer.
Step #2. Next, you have to sign into your Google account. Then, Click on the Google apps button from the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Step #3. Click on Contacts. Then, click on Import Contacts at the bottom of the left menu.
Step #4. Click on Choose File. Now, you need to click on your vCard and open it.
Step #5. Click on Import.
Step #6. Next, you have to click on Find and merge duplicates.
Step #7. Now, you will have to click on Merge in the pop-up.
How to sync your Google account with your Android phone
Now, you need to sync your phone with your Google account. While setting up your phone, you are asked to sync an account. Make sure to use the account which has the contacts.
If you have not yet synced your Google account, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step #1. Open the Settings app from the home screen, the Notification Shade, or the app drawer on your Android device.
Step #2. Tap on Accounts followed by Google.
Step #3. Next, you have to tap on the switch next to Contacts to just to ensure that contact sync is toggled on.
Step #4. Tap on the more button from the top right corner. Then, tap on Sync now.
How to Add your iPhone contacts to your Android phone
In case, you don’t have any Google account, you need to email yourself the vCard. Your device will automatically sync the vCard if you have a Google account.
Step #1. First up, you need to open email app from the home screen or app drawer of your Android phone.
Step #2. Next, you will have to open the email which has vCard file. Then, tap on the download button next to the vCard file to download it.
Step #3. Now, you will have to swipe down from the top of your screen to bring up the Notification Shade. Then tap the completed download notification to in order to open the vCard file.
That’s it! The contacts will be saved to the Google account on your Nexus, Android One, or Google Play Edition device.