If you were to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, it was quite a task a few years ago. But we are living in 2020 now, and both Apple and Google have made efforts to improve the cross-platform compatibility between their operating systems.
Speaking of which, you can easily sync contacts when switching to a new iPhone, that too in real-time. It goes without saying that these methods will work for iPad also, even though it now runs iPadOS.
How To Transfer Contacts From Android To iPhone
This method to sync contacts is quite popular and might be helpful for new iOS users who don’t want much hassle. You don’t need to go through the pain of downloading some file and uploading it to your iCloud account; all the stuff happens in the blink of an eye.
You can follow the steps mentioned below to import contacts to iPhone automatically:
- On your iPhone, open the Settings app
- Scroll down, and go to Passwords and Accounts.
- Next, tap on Add Account and choose Google on the next screen.
- Click on Continue when the prompt appears.
- After that fill in your Gmail account details in the browser pop-up.
- Next, choose the stuff you want to sync from your Gmail account.
- Tap on Save option in the top-right corner.
Note: Once you finish the setup, the contacts from your Gmail account will start showing up in your iPhone contact list. Also, there are other data like notes and calendars that you can transfer from Android to iPhone.
How To Transfer Contacts From Android To iPhone Using Vcard
Now, if you’re planning to switch to an iPhone permanently, then you will need your contacts synced to the iCloud account. So, here is the good old method of using a VCF file to send Android contacts to iPhone. You can follow the steps mentioned below:
- On your stock Android phone, open the Contacts app.
- Tap the hamburger menu button in the top-left corner > tap on Settings.
- Now, scroll down and tap on the Export button.
- Next, type the name of the VCF file which will be saved to the Downloads folder.
Now, you can mail this VCF file to your iPhone. To add contacts, simply open the file, and your iPhone will copy all the contacts automatically.
Here, we have detailed the method using the Contacts app on the stock Android. But if you’re using the contacts app from your device maker such as Samsung, Xiaomi, etc., you can create a VCF file from the respective app to transfer contacts to the new iPhone