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It’s really easy to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone using CopyTrans Contacts. The method described in this article works for all Android phones such as HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Moto X, etc and for all iPhone models (6s, 5s, 4S, 3GS, etc) running iOS 9 or earlier.

Unlike other methods, CopyTrans Contacts transfers all contact details including photos, addresses, emails, notes, phone number types, etc. from Android to iPhone. In this demonstration we use a Samsung Galaxy S6 and an iPhone 6.

Let’s Backup the Android contacts

  1. On the Android phone, open the “People” or “Contacts” app depending on the phone model contacts application on samsung galaxy home screen

  2. Tap “More” or the three dots symbol on the top right of the screen more button in contacts app on android

    On older Android phones, when in the “Contacts” app, tap on the phone “Menu” button and then select “Import/Export” contacts import export menu on android phone

  3. Choose to export contacts to the device storage export android contacts to sd card

  4. Now connect the Android phone to the computer via the USB cable. If your phone is secured with a pin lock, make sure you unlock it. If the phone prompts you, set the connection type to “Disk Mode” or “USB connection (mass storage mode)”

  5. The phone will appear as a new portable drive within the “My Computer” section of your PC where all the rest of the PC drives are listed. Double-click on the drive called “Phone”.

    If you exported the contacts to the SD card instead, double-click on the drive called “Card” android phone shown as a drive

  6. Find the vCard file. This is the file you created when exporting your Android contacts. find galaxy vcard file from SD card

  7. Copy the contacts file to the PC Desktop via drag-drop. Disconnect the Android phone. get android vcard file from drive

Now restore the Android contacts to iPhone

This is where CopyTrans Contacts comes in handy as the program is designed to help you transfer contacts from PC to iPhone.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page
    Transfer Android contacts to iPhone

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts. The main program window appears. Connect the iPhone main window copytrans contacts ready to import android contacts

  4. Drag and drop the Android contact file from the PC Desktop to the open CopyTrans Contacts window import android contacts to iphone

  5. That’s it. All the android contacts are now on the iPhone android contacts on iphone

Once you transferred the Android contacts to iPhone, you can continue using CopyTrans Contacts to manage and back up iPhone contacts to your PC. android samsung galaxy contacts on iphone

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By krasimir

Krasimir is a digital marketing enthusiast and an avid tech-support geek. A happy chap bred on the east side of the Berlin Wall just before it fell. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing. Krasimir is currently employed by WindSolutions, the producer of CopyTrans. Get in touch with K via Twitter or Google+.