There was a time when having a new phone meant that you had to manually encrypt all your existing contacts in your new device, and risk forgetting a few. Fortunately, those days are behind us. Now it only takes a few clicks to transfer contacts from one smartphone to another, regardless of device models or operating system. In this guide, we will teach you a quick way to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android smartphone.
Make sure your contacts are synced with iCloud
We will be using iCloud, so the first thing you need to do is synchronize your contacts. To do this, open the settings of your iPhone. The top of the screen should indicate your name. Tap on it and select iCloud. You will see a list of applications that use iCloud. Press the switch next to the contacts to activate it so that it can synchronize.
Open iCloud in your web browser
The next step is to launch your favorite web browser on your computer. Then go to icloud.com and log in to your Apple ID account. Once logged in, click on the Contacts icon. If you have synced your contacts with iCloud, you should see the full list. On the left side of the screen you will see all the contacts. Click on it and click Ctrl + A if you are using a PC. If you are using a Mac, it is Command + A. This will select all the contacts in your list. After that, find the gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen and click on it. Select the Export vCard option to download a file containing all your contacts. You should see it in your Downloads folder.
Access Google contacts
Now that you have downloaded the file containing your contacts, you can switch to Google Contacts. In your browser, open a new tab and enter contacts.google.com . log in to your Google account. This is the same account that you will use for your Android. Once logged in, you will see an Import Contacts link on the left. Click Choose File, then in the Downloads folder, select the file you downloaded from iCloud and click Import.
Check Your Android Device
Make sure to sync your Google account with your Android device. If not, go to Settings and click Accounts. Tap on the Add Accounts option and select Google. Log in with your Google account, the same one where you downloaded the contacts in the previous step. Press Accept and next. Go back to Accounts and click on Google. Find the sync contacts and check them. That’s it. Your Android phone’s contacts should now contain everything you imported from iCloud.
Migrating files to a new device is easy
When you decide to exchange an iPhone or MacBook for Android phones or a Windows PC or vice versa, migrating your files should no longer be a problem. With today’s technology, it’s as easy as making a few clicks.