Transfer Contacts between iOS and Android

Going to change your mobile phone? Here is how to transfer Contacts between iOS and Android. If you are switching from Android to iOS chances are that you will be looking for apps and methods that will enable you to transfer data between devices quickly and efficiently.

And that’s why we have built this guide to let you know about all the different data transfer paths you can take when transferring data between devices. And this guide will show you several different methods that you can use that will help you transfer your contacts from your Android phone to the iPhone.

Transfer Contacts between iOS and Android

Google account Transfer Method

This is one of the easiest data transfer methods for people switching from Android to iPhone. Launch the Settings app on your Android device and Go to Accounts and tap on your Google account. Here you have to Tap on Account sync to make sure everything is up-to-date.

Once done Go to your iPhone and launch the Settings app. Click on mail and tap on the account. Tap Add Account and log in using your Google account. Make sure the Contacts toggle is turned on. Your Google contacts should now show up on your iPhone. The same Google Account method can also be used for Photos.

Transfer contacts using VCF files

VCF files are basically files containing contact information. One of the advantages of this method is that you can then store the VCF file somewhere else for safekeeping or as a backup in case you accidentally delete a contact and you can refer to it again.

Launch the Contacts app on your Android phone. Tap the three dots icon and select “Import/Export”. Tap on “Export to .vcf file” or something similar as this might vary from phone to phone. Locate the VCF file in your phone’s File Manager and email yourself a copy. Open the email and tap on the VCF file attachment.

You’ll see an option to “Add all contacts”, tap on it. Your Android contacts should now show up on your iPhone.

Old way of the SIM Card

The SIM card method is a bit old and there are limitations. For example, SIM cards can only store a max of 250 contacts. Also, if your new phone doesn’t support the old SIM card size, you won’t be able to use this method either.

Also, should you ever lose your SIM card or if it becomes damaged and unreadable, then all your contacts stored on it are lost, but otherwise, this is probably the fastest method?

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