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I finally decided to switch from iPhone to Android. I switched my SIM card, but contacts were not transferred with the SIM.
How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android?

When switching from iPhone to Android most of us are concerned about saving the address book. However, you have nothing to fear – as long as you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android with the right tools.

This guide shows how to transfer iPhone contacts to Android using CopyTrans Contacts. With CopyTrans Contacts you can transfer:

  • all phone numbers,
  • addresses,
  • notes,
  • email addresses,
  • etc.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, please follow our step-by-step text guide below or just watch the YouTube tutorial at the bottom of the article:

Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

To copy contacts from iPhone to Android you first need to save your iPhone contacts on PC and then import them to your Android phone. It is a very versatile technique so its use is not limited to the above case. For example, you can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with CopyTrans Contacts.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

🔸 Edit, group, and delete your iPhone contacts directly from your computer in a few clicks;
🔸 Manage all iCloud, Outlook, and Gmail contacts;
🔸 Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
🔸 Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;
🔸 Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. All contacts from your iPhone will appear in the main work area.

  4. 💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent, launches the program should run much faster.
    loading icon in CopyTrans Contacts

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  5. Select the contacts you wish to transfer. To transfer all iPhone contacts, tick the checkbox next to Contacts. To transfer a limited number of contacts, check the box next to each contact’s name.transfer iphone contacts with CopyTrans Contacts

  6. Click Export selected. use copytrans contacts to transfer iphone contacts to android

  7. A new window with several choices will open. Select Android (multiple .vcf files). iphone contacts transfer with CopyTrans Contacts

  8. Select the destination folder. browse to save old iphone contacts

  9. Your iPhone contacts are saved to your PC as multiple vCard files. iphone contacts as vcards on pc

  10. Now connect the Android phone to your PC. It should be displayed as an external drive or a portable device.android device connected to pc

  11. Then, simply drag and drop the folder where you exported your iPhone contacts to the Android Phone drive.transfer contacts from iphone to android

  12. On your Android phone, go to Contacts or People.iphone transfer contacts to android

  13. Tap More or the “…” button on the top right of the screen. galaxy s6 contacts more button

  14. Tap Settings. android contacts settings to import contacts

  15. Next, tap Import/Export contacts. import or export contacts android lollipop

    If you are importing to an older Android phone, in the “Contacts” app, tap the menu button found at the front of the device, then tap Import/Export. android menu button import or export contacts

  16. Select to import vCard files (VCF) from your device storage. import contacts to android from sd storage or from usb storage

  17. Check all contacts from the phone storage and click “Done”. import all contacts from iPhone to Android

  18. Your iPhone contacts are imported to the Android phone. iphone transfer contacts to android CopyTrans Contacts

CopyTrans Contacts features


✔️ Export iPhone contacts to PC
✔️ Import contacts to iPhone
✔️ Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone
✔️ Move contacts from Android to iPhone
✔️ Sync Outlook contacts with iPhone


✔️ Back up WhatsApp chats
✔️ Save WhatsApp photos


✔️ Back up iPhone SMS messages
✔️ Export iPhone SMS to PDF


✔️ Sync iPhone calendar with Outlook
✔️ Copy Outlook calendar with iPhone

Try CopyTrans Contacts for free!

Move contacts from iPhone to Android

YouTube tutorial

How to transfer iPhone contacts to Android

via Gmail account

This guide explains how to export your contacts from an iPhone to any phone running Android OS with CopyTrans Contacts via Gmail account. The method works with all iPhone models and iOS versions.

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts and install it. Download CopyTrans Contacts now

  2. After running the program, all your iPhone contacts will be listed in the program’s main window. Now click More at the top right of the main program window, choose Cloud setup and connect your Gmail account. If you need guidance, we have a guide to setting up a cloud account in CopyTrans.Choose to set up a cloud account

  3. Go back to the CopyTrans Contacts main window and select the contacts you wish to transfer from the contacts list.transfer iPhone contacts to Android with CopyTrans Contacts

  4. Right-click on the selected contacts and choose Move to from the drop-down menu, select Gmail cloud account. Right after this, all your contacts will be copied into your Gmail.transfer iPhone contacts to Android

  5. At last, on your Android phone, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Add account, and enter your email and password. After this, just sync your device with Gmail and find all your iPhone contacts on your Android.

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