If you decided to switch camps, read on to see just how easy it is to transfer contents over from your iPhone. The good news is the transfer method remains the same whether it is a Huawei, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 or even Microsoft Lumia and BlackBerry Priv.
So where do you begin?
To avoid this, it’s a good idea to know exactly where you wish to keep all your Android contacts before you actually begin the transfer. I chose to transfer all my contacts to an easily accessible and a reasonably private location – the phone memory.
I used CopyTrans Contacts as a starting point as it helped me get all iPhone contacts from multiple locations (i.e. iCloud, Gmail, local memory, etc.) and transfer them to a single place. Here’s how I did it:
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Fire up CopyTrans Contacts and connect your old iPhone. The local iPhone contacts will display in the main program window. Contacts you source from iCloud or Exchange will also display automatically
If you keep contacts in a Gmail a Yahoo, or a custom cloud account, navigate to “More > Cloud setup” and connect the respective accounts with the program.
- Select the contacts you wish to transfer. I selected all contacts by checking the box next to “Contacts” on top of the list
- Click on the “Export selected” button
- From the popup, select “Android (multiple .vcf files)”
- Select a folder on your PC where to save the contacts and click “OK”
- Once the transfer is through, you can see your contacts saved as vCard (.vcf) files. In my case, I exported almost 2,000 contacts!
- Now that you have the contacts on the PC, connect your new Android phone and access its internal memory from “My Computer”
- Optional: you can create a new folder in the Android storage where to place your contacts. I named the new folder “Contacts”. This way the storage of your Android phone looks a little more organized
- Now select all vCard files and drag-n-drop them to the internal Android storage
- If prompted, click “Yes” after checking the box next to “Do this for all files”
- Open the Contacts app on your Android phone
- Tap on the “Menu” button from within the Contacts app and tap “Import/Export”
- Tap “Import from storage”
- If prompted, tap “Select all” to choose all contacts at once and then tap “OK”.
This is how I imported all my iPhone, iCloud and Gmail contacts at once into my new Android phone.