If you are planning to switch from Android to Apple iPhone, you will need to make sure that all of your contacts make the switch with you. Fortunately, transferring contacts from an Android device to an iPhone has become much easier. Apple even built an app called Move to iOS, which allows Android phone owners to move all their content, including messages, contacts, photos, and more to iPhone.
However, one the most annoying things about Move to iOS is that you have to use it during the first setup of your iPhone or iPad. If you have already skipped the process, you need to look for another option.
In this guide, we will go through the steps to move your contacts from Android to iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS on your iPhone.
How to move your contacts from Android to iPhone
Make sure you have already exported your Google contacts
Google has a built-in tool called Contacts that stores all of your Android contacts. In this case, you can use Google Contacts to export your contacts from your Android phone to iCloud. Here is how.
Step one: Open your web browser and visit Google Contacts. After that, sign in with your Google account (make sure it’s the same account you are now using on your Android device)
Step two: Select Contacts from the left-hand side bar and you will see the list of all your contacts. If you want to move over all of your contacts, you simply need to hit the check box near the top of the screen
Step three: Once you are done, click the More option and select Export from the drop-down menu
Step four: On the next screen, click on “Selected Contacts” and select vCard format under the Which export format section.
Import your contacts to iCloud
You now can import your contacts to iCloud. The process is pretty simple and we will cover how in the section below.
Step one: Open your preferred web browser and head to iCloud.com. After that, sign in with your Apple ID and select Contacts to proceed
Step two: Once you are in, click on the Gear icon at the bottom left corner of the screen and select Import.
That’s it! Your contacts will start moving from Google Contacts to iCloud (the process may take a while depending on how many contacts you need to move).
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