[Full Guide] Transfer Contacts from Android to iCloud

If you need to switch from Android to iPhone, transferring contacts to iCloud from android may be a useful way to move contacts to new iPhone. Just find the detailed steps from this passage. Or you can use the professional tool to easily airdrop contacts from Android to iPhone.

Kathy by Kathy Updated December 21, 2023
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How do I transfer contacts from Android to iCloud?

I want to transfer contacts from my Android device to iCloud, then I can easily access them on my new iPhone. What should I do to make it? Anyone can help me? Thanks a lot!

- Question from iPhone users

For people who need to switch from Android to iPhone, uploading Android contacts to iCloud may be an available choice to successfully move the current data. Due to the different operating systems between the two devices, directly uploading contacts from an Android device to iCloud isn't straightforward. So that’s why this article exists.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iCloud

This part will explain how to sync contacts to a Google account and then transfer them from the Google account to iCloud. If you're looking for a more direct way to airdrop contacts from Android to iPhone, you can skip to the next section to find another more useful tool.

Part 1. Move contacts from Android to Google

Step 1. Export Contacts from Android

Open the Contacts app on your Android device > Tap the Overflow menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner > Select Settings from the sidebar menu > Tap Export > Provide a name for the file and tap SAVE.

Step 2. Import Contacts to Google account

Open the Contacts app > Access the Overflow menu > Tap Settings > Select Import > Choose Google > Opt for Import vCard file > Locate and tap the vCard file you want to import, then you can allow the import process to complete.

Part 2. Transfer Google contacts to iCloud

Now you can open your computer and learn how to transfer contacts to iCloud from Android.

Step 1. Download contacts from Google

1. Go to the Google website > Sign in to your Gmail account and select Contacts > Navigate to the old version of Google Contacts by clicking Go to the old version on the left-hand side of the interface.

2. On the contact page, click on More and then select Export to initiate the export of your contact information from Gmail > Choose whether to export all contacts or specific contact groups from Gmail. Opt for the vCard format as the export format.

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Step 2. Upload contacts to iCloud

To save contacts to iCloud, there are 2 ways for you to make it. You can choose to upload with the official web, or use the professional tool mentioned in Option 2 to finish it. The tool will offer you a more smooth and quicker process.

Option 1. Upload contacts with the official web

1. Sign in to your iCloud account at icloud.com using your Apple ID and password. Then, select Contacts.

2. Click on the setting icon located on the bottom left corner of the Contacts page. Choose import vCard to add the contact file you exported earlier from Gmail to iCloud.


Option 2. Upload contacts with the professional tool

Using third-party tools to upload data to iCloud might raise doubts about the security of your data. But FoneTool uses two-factor authentication to protect iCloud data with the same encryption used by Apple. So, similar to using the official website for operations, there won't be any risk of information leakage.

1. Download and install FoneTool on your Windows PC > Go to My iCloud > Log in with your Apple ID > Choose Manage iCloud to continue.

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2. Click the Contacts icon > Tap on Upload.

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3. Choose the targeted contacts from the computer > Click Open to upload them to iCloud.

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Now you can know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with iCloud.

How to directly airdrop contacts from Android to iPhone

To directly move contacts from Android to iPhone, FoneTool for Android will help you a lot.

With its wide compatibility, you can easily transfer data from various Android devices to all iOS devices including Pixel, Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, iPhone 4 to iPhone 15, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the latest iOS 17 and Android 14. So you can also use FoneTool to sync contacts from Android to Android.

Besides, this powerful tool doesn’t require a Wi-Fi connection or consume any cellular data. So you can easily airdrop multiple files between Android and iOS devices.

Now you can follow the guidance below to get how to airdrop contacts from Android to iPhone wirelessly.

Step 1. Click the button to download and install FoneTool on your Android device. And go to this page to get it for your iPhone.

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Step 2. Launch the app on 2 devices, then allow the tool to use WLAN. (Don’t need to connect to Wi-Fi, just turn on the Wi-Fi option.)

Step 3. Establish a connection

On your Android device: Go to Connect Device > Choose Connect to iOS to obtain the connection code.

On your iPhone: Go to Connect Device > Choose Connect to Android and use your iPhone to scan the code showing on Android > Tap Join to connect them.

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Step 4. On your Android, go to File Transfer > Choose the contacts you need > Click Send to move your contacts.

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Step 5. On your iPhone, tap Confirm to receive them. Once the transfer is complete, you can find all moved contacts in the Contacts app.


From this detailed guide, you can know all things about how to transfer contacts from Android to iCloud. If the process is too complex for you, you can choose FoneTool mentioned in section 2 to directly move contacts from Android to iPhone.

For people who encounter the Google Pixel file transfer not working issue, you can also use FoneTool to transfer data from Android to Android to easily access the data from your current device.

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