How to transfer contacts from iOS to Android phone


Many users switch between iOS and Android and vice versa. There are differences in the functionality and usability of Apple and Google mobile operating systems, respectively. When it comes to transferring data or contacts, it’s much easier to do that when you move from one device to another in the same ecosystem. However, if you’re migrating from iOS to Android and want to transfer your contacts, here’s how.

There are a few ways you can transfer your contacts iOS that Android. You can use Google Drive, iCloudor Gmail. The first and possibly best way to achieve a complete transfer of iPhone contacts, calendar events, photos, and videos to your Android phone is through Google Drive, as described on the Google website. Switch to your Android device site.

How to transfer contacts from iOS to Android using Google Drive

  1. Download Google Drive for your iOS device.

  2. Sign in with your Google Account.

  3. Tap to open the backup wizard burger menu and direction settings.

  4. Click Back up and you should see Contacts, Calendar Events, and Photos and Videos.

  5. To back up everything, tap Start the backup. Or you can tap individual options and turn off the switch.

  6. Your contacts will be backed up to Google Drive.

  7. Sign in to your Android device with the same Google Account.

  8. Your iOS contacts should appear on your Android device.

  1. Go on your iOS device settings and tap Mail.
  2. Click Account.
  3. If you already have a Gmail account, it should appear here. If you do not select Add an account and tap Google.
  4. Then tap Gmail and turn on the Contacts switch.
  5. Your contacts will be synced to your Google Account.
  6. Sign in to your Android device with the same Google Account, and your contacts should appear.
  1. Go on your iOS device settings.
  2. Tap your profile.
  3. Click iCloud.
  4. Make sure the Contacts switch is on.
  5. Scroll down to iCloud backup and tap it.
  6. Tap Back up now and wait for the backup to complete.
  7. Open your browser on your Android device, go to and sign in with your Apple ID.
  8. Switch to desktop mode using the three-point menu in Chrome.
  9. When you are logged in, tap Contact information.
  10. Tap Transmission settings icon in the lower left corner and tap choose all.
  11. Tap Transmission settings icon again and select Vie VCard.
  12. Your contact vcf file should be downloaded. Open it.
  13. You will be asked to save your contacts and options to save them to your phone or email address. choose Phone and the import process begins.
  14. Your contacts should now appear on your Android phone.

Alternatively, you can also do this through a desktop browser.

  1. Follow the first six steps above.
  2. From your desktop browser, go to and sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. choose Contact information.
  4. Tap Transmission settings icon in the lower left corner and tap Choose all.
  5. Tap Transmission settings icon again and select Vie VCard.
  6. The vcf file should now be downloaded to your computer.
  7. Redirect to the Google search homepage and make sure you’re signed in with the same account you use on your Android phone.
  8. choose Google Apps icon next to your profile and select Contact information.
  9. choose Import and then click choose a file.
  10. Navigate to the recently downloaded vcf file and Open it.
  11. choose Import and contacts should be added to your Google Account.
  12. Go now on your Android device settings.
  13. Click Account and select your Google account.
  14. Click Account synchronization and make sure the Contacts switch is on.
  15. Tap the three-point menu and select Sync now.
  16. Your contacts will start syncing, and when the process is complete, they should appear in your phone contacts.

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