How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone in 2022?

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While switching to iPhone devices, many Android users face one common problem – transferring contacts from an Android device to the iPhone. The contact details saved on android mobile like your name, phone number, address details, etc are essential and extremely sensitive. In this guide, you will learn 5 different ways to transfer contacts from Android to the iPhone.

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Part 1. [Quick & Easy Tip] Transfer Contacts from Android Phone to the iPhone with Mobile Transfer?

The most effective way to transfer contacts from Android to an iPhone is by using the Data Transfer software. Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a user-friendly program aiming to transfer everything as you like from one phone to another one with only 1 click. You can use it to sync all of your Android contacts to an iPhone after setup.

Overview - What can you do with Coolmuster Mobile Transfer?

  • Transfer from Android to Android: Support contacts, text messages, call logs, photos, videos, music, apps, and documents.
  • Transfer from Android to iOS: Support contacts and documents.
  • Transfer from iOS to Android: Support contacts, videos, music, photos, and books.
  • Transfer from iOS to iOS: Support contacts, calendars, notes, books, and bookmarks.

Tech Spec - What devices does Coolmuster Mobile Transfer support?

  • Android devices: Support Android 4.0 to Android 10 or up, including Samsung, LG, Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, Motorola, OnePlus, HTC, Sony, etc.
  • iOS devices: Support iOS 5 to iOS 12, including iPhone XS Max/XR/XS/8/7/6, iPad, iPod touch, etc.

Free download the software:

To transfer contacts by using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer software, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Launch the software on your computer and connect both your Android phone and iPhone to your computer via USB cables.

connect your android device and iphone to a computer

Step 2: Turn on USB debugging on your Android phone if it's not already and follow the on-screen instructions to trust this computer on your iPhone.

Step 3: Now put the source Android device on the left side and the target iPhone on the right side.

Step 4: Checkmark 'Contacts' from the on-screen menu and then click 'Start Copy' to initiate the transferring process.

transfer contacts from android to iphone after setup

Step 6: Now wait for a couple of minutes and all your contacts will be transferred on your iPhone device.

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Part 2. Import All the Contacts from Android to A New iPhone with Move to iOS

Another popular way to import your Android contacts to iPhone XR/XS/8/7/6/5 is by using an app known as Move to iOS. This method is particularly useful at the beginning of the new iPhone setup.

To transfer contacts to your new iPhone device, follow the following steps:

  1. Start your iPhone's setup wizard and go to the 'Apps & Data' section.
  2. Then scroll down to the Move Android's Data option and click it.
  3. Now, on the Android mobile, download and launch Move to iOS app.
  4. Click 'Continue' on both your Android and iPhone.
  5. Go with the prompts on your Android phone to the 'Enter Code' screen.
  6. You will then receive a specific code on the iPhone's screen. Enter the exact code on the Android mobile.import contacts from android to iphone with move to ios
  7. Select 'Contacts' on the Android device.
  8. Click on 'Next' to initiate the transferring process of your contacts.
  9. Your Android contacts will be then transferred to the iPhone device within minutes.move contacts from android to iphone

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Part 3. Sync All of the Android Contacts to iPhone via Google Account

Since iOS and Android both support Google, you can transfer all of the contacts from your Android phone to an iPhone via your Google Account.

Below are the steps to transfer contacts from an Android device to an iPhone X/9/8/7/6/5:

Note that some of buttons and items may differ among phone and phone.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your Android mobile and choose 'Accounts and Sync'.

Step 2: Enter your Gmail account, then toggle on 'Contacts' to sync to your Gmail.

sync contacts from android to iphone with gmail account

Step 3: Now, on your iPhone, open 'Settings' < 'Passwords & Accounts'.

Step 4: Add the Gmail account that you set up on your Android mobile.

You need to tap 'Add Account', then choose Google. On the next screen, enter your Gmail address and password. Click 'Next' to enable the 'Contacts' sync and tap on 'Save'.

add gmail account on iphone

Step 5: Once done, you can go to the Contacts app on your iPhone to check the contacts synced from your old Android phone.

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Part 4. Send Contacts from An Android Mobile to iPhone Using VCF File

You can also manually transfer your contacts from your Android device to the iPhone by creating a VCF file. Just create a VCF file and transfer it to the iPhone and then, open the file to obtain your Android contact details.

Below are the steps to complete the process:

Note that some of buttons and items may differ among phone and phone.

Step 1: Go to the Contacts app on your Android phone.

Step 2: Tap on the 'More'/three-dot button, go to Import/Export and then click Export to Storage.

Step 3: This will create a new VCF file. Just save the file on the Android device.

how to move contacts from android to iphone via a vcf file

Step 4: Now send this VCF file to the iPhone via an email/USB cable. You can locate the VCF file on an Android phone with a file manager.

Step 5: Now, open the file on the iPhone device and it will prompt you to add all contacts.

Step 6: After that, your android contact details will be transferred to your iPhone and will be readily accessible.

transfer a vcf file from android to an iphone

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Part 5. How Can You Move Android Contacts to iPhone via iTunes & Outlook?

Another great way to transfer your Android contacts to your iPhone is by using iTunes. However, as you cannot transfer your Android contacts directly to your iPhone, you need to take help of Microsoft Outlook. The procedure may be a bit hard for you.

Here are the steps to transfer the Android contact details to the iPhone via Outlook & iTunes:

#1. Sync Android contacts to Outlook via a VCF file.

Step 1: Import your Android contacts to a VCF file as said in Part 4.

Step 2: Connect the Android device to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 3: Open the Outlook on your computer and sign in with your Outlook account.

Step 4: Tap on the 'File' option on the top left and select 'Open & Export'.

import contacts from android to iphone by outlook

Step 5: Hit on 'Import/Export' and then select to 'Import from another program or file'. Click 'Next' to go on.

how to get contacts from android to iphone with outlook

Step 6: You need to select a file type to import from. Just tap on the 'Comma Separated Values (Windows)' and click 'Next' to go on.

Step 7: Find the VCF file from your Android phone and upload it to the Outlook, click 'Next'.

Step 8: The process will start and you need to wait for it to complete. Once done, tap on 'Finish'.

#2. Import Outlook contacts to iTunes and sync to iPhone.

Step 1: Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Connect the iPhone your computer and then launch iTunes.

Step 3: Hit the iPhone icon on the left-hand side of your screen and select 'Infor' from the left column.

Step 4: Now, select 'Sync Contacts with Outlook' and then tap on 'All Contacts'.

Step 5: Hit the 'Apply' button to move all your Android contact to your iPhone.

sync outlook contacts from android to iphone with itunes


As you can see, you can transfer your Android contact to an iPhone in a variety of ways. The process is neither tough or nor straightforward and yet can be completed in a few minutes. The efficiency and convenience will vary depending on the method you will choose.

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