Transferring contacts iPhone/AndroidThe battle for the most used brand of smartphones in the world is currently between Samsung and Apple; two great manufacturers that have endowed smartphones with features ranging from the most basic functions to the high end ones which we have today. The most used operative systems are Android and iOS, being the ones that have more developed applications in their corresponding app stores. That’s why, a lot of information about how to repair common mistakes, such as; flashlight not working, apps suddenly closing, or messages not appearing, and so on, can be found on the internet.

One of the most common problems is the decision of changing smartphones, whether for a more advanced one or just to change the operating system. It’s a common question, given that we don’t want to lose our contacts, mails, or addresses. The truth is that we don’t have to worry about these types of problems because with mobile technology everything has a solution. It is possible to transfer these contacts or all of the necessary information saved. It wouldn’t be necessary for you to copy a number and have to copy it over again in your other smartphone. Shortly, we’ll give you the solution right on this page.

Transferring contacts between iPhone and Android

It’s a users’ nightmare when we talk about transferring information from iPhone to Android or vice versa. Transferring app information, contacts or emails from one device to another has often been considered a myth. However, thanks to the many curious ones amongst us, we’ve found a way to solve this mystery.

Transferring contacts from iOS to Android

One of the most loyal iOS partner is the iCloud. Even though this service hasn’t been very important when we talk about transferring contacts, the iCloud feature has been always present. It’s necessary and obligatory to have activated the contact synchronization in our devices. If we don’t already have it activated, we can do that through the settings.

  • In Settings, you should look at the iCloud option, if the Contact option isn’t activated, you should activate it. If it’s already activated, we are ready to go.

If the option is activated, it means that the contacts sync will be done to iCloud and we’ll see them from another device or simply in the official iCloud web page.

  • Select the Contacts you want to transfer to your new Android device. You have to make sure that the contacts you want transferred have been selected.
  • Click on the Configuration icon in the left bottom and select the Export vCard option in which the needed file will be downloaded.

Now we have to go to the Google web page where we’ll manage our contacts.

  • Enter into Google Contacts on the Google web page and log in with your account and password.
  • In the top side of Google Contacts click on the More option, and then on Import or, on the sidebar, you can select the Import Contacts option.
  • And finally, you will need the file that you downloaded from the iCloud, and then you’ll need to wait until the importation and contacts synchronization is completed in order to view them directly in your address book.

Transferring contacts from Android to iOS

With Android it is a little bit easier because the synchronization is always activated in Google, even though we don’t want it. Google offers many features to Android users; so many, that we don’t just have one way to send our contacts to iOS, but two or more ways. Here, at Vofeel, we’ll show you two easy methods, just in case one of them doesn’t work:

Method #1

This method is very similar to that of transferring from iOS to Android; we have to implement most of the steps but inversely:

  • Log in  to Google Contacts, after selecting the More option, click on the Export option and then, a file will be downloaded.
  • In your device, log in to iCloud, select the Configuration icon located below and to the left. Finally, select Import vCard and then the file you already downloaded from Google Contacts.

Method #2

This method is so much easier, if the first method doesn’t work for you, or you just want to go directly with this one.

  • In your iOS device, you should go to Settings, and get into the section of Mails, contacts, and calendar.
  • Once you’re there, you must Add an account by selecting the one of Google, and log in with your information (user/password).

At the end, with either method, it’ll just be a matter of time to finish the importation and synchronization of the new Android contacts to iOS. The process will depend on the quantity of contacts that you have on file.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

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