In the past, the process of transferring contacts from an Android to an iPhone was painstaking and difficult to perform. Now it seems that this has become easy, as both Apple and Google have made efforts to improve compatibility between the two operating systems.
With this in mind, anyone can transfer contacts from their old phone to a new iPhone in real time. In fact, the methods we will present below also work on the iPad.
How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone easily
The first method is one of the most popular and should be of great help to new iOS users who do not want to bother too much. You don’t need to download phone numbers and then upload them to iCloud. Switching from Android to iOS is now much easier with the push of a button.
Here are the steps you need to follow to import contacts from an Android (be it Samsung, Huawei or any other model) to an iPhone:
- On the iPhone, open the Settings app
- Scroll down until you find the section called Password and Accounts.
- Then tap Add Account and choose Google
- Click on Continue when the box like the one from the below image shows.
- The next thing you need to do is to fill in the blanks with your Google Account.
- Choose what you want to sync from your account.
- Click Save
Once you’re done setting up, your Gmail account contacts will be downloaded to your iPhone. By the way, if you have selected other information to synchronize, it will appear immediately after its automatic download (whether it’s notes, calendar, etc.).
Sync iPhone contacts with your Google Account
Another important thing to consider when implementing this method is to sync your new phone with your Google account so that everything that is added is saved in the cloud. To do this go to Settings > Contacts > Default Account > Select Gmail as default. Now all newly saved contacts will appear on your Google Account.
The best part is that you won’t have to worry about transferring contacts from Android to iPhone in the future (if you will).
To test whether the real-time sync works properly or not, you can log in to your old device and save a contact number in your phonebook. If it also appears on the iPhone, it means that everything is fine.
Warning, you must have the same Gmail account on both phones for everything to work, otherwise the effort will be in vain.
How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone through an application
If the first method is not for you or if it did not work, then there is another one tested by us. The one we are talking about is an app called Move to iOS. Whether we are talking about contacts, messages, bookmarks, calendars, photos or videos, it will take care of all the work to make them available on the new gadget.
To get started, you must first open the Play Store and download the application. In the next phase, after everything has been installed, it is necessary to open it. In the main screen you will notice that there are several settings. The one you have to select is Apps & Data and then click on Move Data from Android where you will be guided by some explanatory texts to be able to start the process on the other phone as well.
The only downside is that if you’ve already set up the configuration of the new iPhone, you’ll need to reset it so you can import everything you have from the Android device.
During the process you will be asked what you want to transfer and what not, where it is necessary to select things manually because the application has no way of knowing what each user wants.
These are the most commonly used migration methods and work incredibly well if used properly. We hope that this article was helpful, and if you have any questions, we encourage you to post them in the comments section 😁👍