How to transfer contacts from one phone to another


If you are one of those who usually manage an extensive contact list on your smartphone, you may think that if you migrate to a different mobile platform than the one you have been using, you could lose it or in any case have difficulties to recover it, but it is very likely that you are in a mistake.

Contact management on iOS and Android

So much iOS What AndroidToday’s smartphone platforms offer very efficient contact management.

In addition, thanks to its information backup functions in the cloud, it is possible to find in each of them the necessary options to be able to restore the contact list on a phone controlled by a different operating system.

Such options can be implemented without the need to be an expert. We show you how to access them.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android

Thanks to the integration of the iPhone contacts book with the cloud service iCloud it is very easy to access it from any compatible device with an Internet connection and restore it to a new phone if necessary.

When it comes to transfer phonebook to new iphone just link this device with the same existing iCloud account on the old iPhone. Once this is done, the contact list will automatically sync.

But the situation is somewhat different when the phone to be migrated to has a Android, however, it has a very easy solution as long as you have linked this device to a Google account. We show you step by step what you should do.

  1. Go to your computer and open your internet browser (preferably Google Chrome).
  2. Go into and sign in to this service with the same Apple ID that you have linked your iPhone with.
  3. click on contacts. Then, open the settings menu of this tool by clicking on the gear-shaped icon located at the bottom left.
  4. click on Select everything. Return to this menu and click Export vCard.
Option to export vCard file in iCloud
  1. Once you have downloaded this file with extension CFV on your computer, use the Internet browser to enter the page
  2. Sign in to this service with the same Google account associated with your new Android phone.
  3. then click Import contacts (up arrow icon in the middle of the screen).
  4. click on Select File and when the file explorer opens, select the file with extension CFV downloaded from iCloud.
  5. To finish, click on to import.

When the process is complete, your iPhone contacts will have been synced with your Google account and therefore with your Android phone (make sure to activate the Internet connection so there are no problems).

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

In this case, there are several possibilities, but the best option when you want to transfer information from Android to a newly purchased iPhone, that is, without having been configured for the first time, is to use the tool Move to iOS Available on the Google Play Store. Check out this article to find out how to use it.

Now, if what you want is to transfer Android contacts to an iPhone that is already working with one of your iCloud accounts, what you should do is the following:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Setting > contacts > accounts.
  2. Click on add account and select Google.
  3. Sign in with your Google or Gmail account.
Option to add a Google account on iPhone

If this is not enough or gives you problems, you can export to the existing contacts file in the Google account associated with your Android phone in the format vCards compatible with iCloud and then import it to this account.

The steps are very similar to the ones described in the previous section, only instead of starting with the iCloud account, you must enter the Google Contacts page.


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