[5 Ways] How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android

Don’t want to lose contacts after switching to new Android phone from iPhone? You may need this guide to get 5 tools and detailed instructions to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.

Demi by Demi Updated April 1, 2024
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Ensuring your contacts remain accessible is crucial. Switching from an iPhone to an Android device shouldn't mean losing access to them. To ensure seamless communication with your family, friends, colleagues, and more, we've explored five methods for transferring contacts from an iPhone to an Android device.

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Without further ado, choose to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android using professional transfer tool, cloud services, physical SIM card, etc. as per your need.

1# Easiest Way to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android - FoneTool App

FoneTool is a user-friendly application designed specifically for transferring data between different devices, including iPhones and Android phones. With its intuitive interface and reliable performance, making it the easiest way to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.

★ FoneTool supports the transfer of contacts, photos, videos, songs, and any data in the Files app from iPhone to Android phone.
★ You can preview and select the files you wish to transfer, allowing for the transfer of all or selected contacts.
★ The transfer process does not rely on network connectivity. No Wi-Fi connection is necessary, nor does it consume data traffic.

You can download FoneTool from App Store to iPhone and Android phone, and follow these simple steps to use FoneTool app to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.

Step 1. Open FoneTool app on both devices > Allow the app to use WLAN and access data on the device. No need to connect to Wi-Fi, just turn on this option.

Step 2. On two devices, go to Connect Device > Tap Connect to Android on iPhone > Tap Connect to iOS on Android phone, and use iPhone to scan the QR code.

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Step 3. Now go to File Transfer on iPhone > Tap Contacts and select the contacts you want to transfer > Click Send to start.

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Step 5. On the Android phone, tap Confirm to receive the transferred contacts. When it is finished, you can go to the Contacts app to check these files.

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FoneTool offers a desktop app for Windows users, enabling iPhone data backup and transfer. Should you require iPhone data in the future, you can utilize Phone Transfer to transfer essential data back to your iPhone for backup. 

Related guide: How to Transfer Contacts from Phone to Computer with USB

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2# Sync Contacts from iPhone to Android - Google Drive

Google Drive provides a seamless way to sync contacts across different platforms, ensuring your contacts are always up-to-date. Using Google Drive, you can seamlessly transfer not only your contacts but also your valuable photos, videos, calendars, and events from your iPhone to your new Android device. Here’s how to sync contacts from iPhone to Android using Google Drive.

Step 1. Download Google Drive app from the App Store onto your iPhone. Once downloaded, sign in to the app using your Google account.

Step 2. Tap the menu icon. From there, navigate to the Settings option and then select Backup In the backup settings, choose the Contacts option to initiate the backup process.

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Step 3. After the backup is complete, switch over to the Android phone. Make sure you're signed in with the same Google account as before. Then, enable the contacts syncing feature on your Android phone to get contacts.

3# Save iPhone Contacts to Android - iCloud

To transfer iPhone contacts to Android via iCloud, you can first backup iPhone contacts to iCloud. Then, export the files to your computer and transfer them to your Android device. While it may seem a bit complex, the process is straightforward to follow:

Step 1. Sync your iPhone contacts to your iCloud
• Go to Settings app > Tap on your Apple ID and select iCloud > Turn on the Contacts option.

Step 2. Download contacts on computer from iCloud.com
•  Open the iCloud website on your computer and sign in using the same Apple ID that you used on your iPhone.

• Choose Contacts and select the contacts you need. To select all the contacts at once, press CTRL + A.

• Next, click the gear icon at the lower-left corner > Choose the Export vCard to download contacts.

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Step 3. Import contacts to Android phone
• Plug in your device and copy the vCard files to either your device's internal storage or SD Card.

• Launch the Contacts app > Tap the three-dots icon > From there, select Settings.

• Choose Import contacts or Import vCard files. Choose .vcf file and specify the account to which you want to import the contacts.

• Browse through your device's storage or SD Card to locate the desired files. Once you've made your selections, proceed with the import process.

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4# Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android - Email

If you only need to transfer specific contacts from iPhone to Android, using email is a convenient option. This method utilizes the built-in Email App on your devices and requires no additional applications or tools. Here’s how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android by sending an email.

Step 1. Launch the Contacts app on your iPhone > Click the contact you’d like to transfer.

Step 2. Scroll down and choose Share Contact > Choose Mail option, and send the selected contact to your own email.

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Step 3. Sign in to the same email account on your Android phone and download the contact to your Android phone.

5# Copy Contacts from iPhone to Android - SIM Card

If you used to save contacts to a SIM card on iPhone, the most efficient method is to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android via SIM card. Make sure the SIM card you are using is compatible with both iPhone and the Android phone, and follow the steps to copy contacts from iPhone to Android.

Step 1. Remove the SIM card from your iPhone and insert it into Android phone.

Step 2. On the Android phone, go to the Contacts app > Go to Settings > Import/Export > Choose Import Contacts from SIM card.

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Step 3. When prompted, tap Import to confirm the action.


Transferring contacts from iPhone to Android is achievable through various methods, catering to different preferences and requirements. Whether you prefer the simplicity of a dedicated app like FoneTool, the convenience of cloud services like Google Drive and iCloud, or traditional methods like email and SIM card transfer, there's a solution for you. By following the detailed steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly transfer your contacts and ensure a smooth transition between devices.

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