5 Simple Solutions to Transfer Contacts from Android to Apple iPhone

Written By Mohit Jha
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Published On September 23rd, 2022
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Today, several Android users have decided to leap to iOS with the arrival of the latest models of Apple’s iPhone. Are you one of them? If so and now if you have decided to take the platform jump then, surely you have a few doubts about how to transfer contacts from Android to Apple iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from Android to Apple

If you stuck in the same condition and do not know how to import contacts from Android to Apple then, you are on the right page. In this post, we will disclose multiple ways to transfer the contacts from a device with Android OS to another iOS device.

1. Transfer Contacts from Android to Apple Using Google

Usually, Android smartphones create back up of contacts to the cloud automatically once in a day after connecting with the WiFi network. However, it is better to check this if the contacts are synced or not. So, you can use your Gmail account to get contacts from Android to Apple and below is how you can do this:

  • Login to your Gmail account and open Google Contacts
  • Select all the contacts you want to transfer to your Apple devices and click Export
  • Select Google CSV as export option and click Export
Note: It is recommended to choose Google CSV as export option because selecting other export options might lead you to issues like data loss, corruption, and mapping.

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  • Once CSV contacts get converted into vCard, compose a new email and attach the exported vCard as an attachment. Send this vCard to your email account added with Apple device
  • Open this email in your Apple device and click on the attached vCard. Select add to contacts option

Now, open your iPhone contact list and access all the contacts of your Android device

2. iTunes App Can Help You

iTunes is a classic way to transfer contacts from Android to Apple iPhone. Below are the guidelines to use this tool:

  • First of all, connect your Android phone to the computer and sync it with the address book data
  • After successful synchronization of Android data, connect your iPhone to the computer
  • In iTunes, click on iPhone menu that is situated in the left corner of the window under the playback controls
  • With iPhone management screen, click on Info tab
  • Now, enable Sync Contacts option to begin the address book synchronization
  • In the drop-down menu, choose the address book program you use
    Click on All Contacts
  • Hit the Apply button to save the settings and import Android contacts to iPhone

You are no a tech-savvy and finding iTunes complex to operate then, this is how to import CSV contacts to iPhone without iTunes

3. ‘Move to iOS’ Application is Best

Apple offers an application known as ‘Move to iOS’ to transfer the contacts and other data items from Android to iPhone. It supports all the Android devices running Android 4.0 or later, iPhone 5 or later that running iOS 9 and later. To use this:

  • Click on Move Data from Android while setting up iPhone
  • In Android phone, click on Open Move to iOS app >> Continue >> Agree >> Next
  • In iPhone, click on Continue and you will get a ten-digit or six-digit code
  • Now, on your Android phone, enter the code and wait until the emergence of Transfer Data screen
  • On Android phone, choose contacts and other data items you want to move to iPhone and click Next
  • After successful transfer contacts from Android to Apple iPhone, tap Done on Android and click on Continue on your iPhone

4. VCF is Not a Bad Idea

If you do not like darn cloud stuff then, this is another simple method to manually transfer your Android contacts to iPhone. Below is how to do this:

  • Open your Android device and click on Contacts
  • Now, click on three vertical dots icon from the top-right corner of the screen. Select Import/ export
  • From the opened menu list, choose Export to .vcf file to get contacts from Android to Apple iPhone
  • After this, all your Android contacts will be exported in a .vcf file
  • Transfer this file to iPhone via email or any other sharing method
  • Then, open this file on your iOS and click Add all contacts

You are all done and now you can simply access your Android contacts from iPhone

5. You Can Do It Manually

If you just want to move a few contacts from Android to iPhone then, you can use the Share contact option

  • Open Contacts in Android and choose the one you want to move
  • At the bottom of the screen, you will get a Share contacts option that will allow you to send it via a text message, email, or any other media. Select the appropriate option accordingly
Note: If there are several contacts to transfer then, this is not a feasible option so, it is better to select any of the above methods

Bringing It All Together

Amazing features and a smooth operating system of the iPhone have always attracted Android users. However, how do I transfer contacts from Android to Apple iPhone is the main issue while switching from Android OS to iOS. In this blog, we have discussed some easiest ways to import contacts from Android to iPhone. All the methods discussed here are applicable for iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S, 6, SE, 5, 4 and no matter it is iOS 9, iOS 10, or iOS 11.


By Mohit Jha

Mohit is a Microsoft Certified Expert who wears multiple hats as a writer, researcher, and editor. He's really into cyber security, cloud computing, and digital forensics. These topics get him excited and push him to go beyond just his job. His big goal is to create super well-researched and carefully written articles that help readers learn important technicalities.