How to Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone

If you have decided to switch from Android to iOS, then the transition should not be stressful at all. Surely, everyone has a lot of important data stored in their mobile devices may it be an Android or an iOS. Contact details are one of them. There could be thousands of valuable contact numbers saved in your smartphone, losing which can give a shock that is difficult to overcome. Now, if you are changing your operating system from an Android to iOS, don’t start manually adding every single one of your contacts to your new iPhone. There is a quicker and easier way to do so.

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Keep reading this article to learn how to transfer contacts from Android to iOS.

Use Apple’s Official App

Move to iOS is the first application by Apple that helps Android users migrate to iOS.

In fact, you can use this app to copy messages, photos, and more from your Android to that newly bought iPhone or iPad.

This application enables users to shift bookmarks, email accounts, calendars, and contacts from their Android smartphone to the iOS device over a private Wi-Fi network that iOS created in the process.

Follow the below-mentioned procedure to transfer your contacts using Move to iOS:

Step 1: Install the Move to the iOS application on your Android.

Step 2: Launch the app.

Step 3: Tap “Continue” when prompted.

Step 4: Tap “Agree” if you agree to the terms and conditions after reading them.

Step 5: The application will now request permission to access your data, such as your contacts and messages; grant them.

Step 6: You will now be prompted to enter a 12-digit code from iOS.

Step 7: Grab your iPhone to follow the on-screen instructions to begin the setup process.

Step 8: Once you have reached the “App & Data” screen, tap “Move Data to Android,” and a 12-digit code will be presented to you.

Step 9: On your Android device enter this code into the Move to iOS application.

Step 10: After this, you will be able to select the data that you want to move from your Android device to the new iPhone.

Your contacts and all the other data that you selected will now be transferred. This might take a while depending upon the volume of data you have selected to be transferred.

Once the transfer is complete, just keep following the prompts on the screen to complete the usual iPhone setup process. Once your iPhone is booted, you will automatically gain access to the data that you transferred from your Android.

Sync Contact Data to Google account

This could be another easy way to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone.

You can simply sync your contact numbers with your Google account set on Android and then log into the same Google account on your iPhone. You will be able to access all your contacts on the new iPhone.

To sync your contacts with your Google account, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open the “Settings” application on your Android.

Step 2. Navigate to “Accounts” then “Cloud Accounts.”

Step 3. Select your Google account.

Step 4. Tap “Sync account.”

Step 5. Toggle the “Sync Contacts” slider to “On.”

Step 6. Unlock your iPhone.

Step 7. Open the “Settings” application.

Step 8. Navigate to “Password & Accounts.”

Step 9. Tap “Add account.”

Step10. Now, Log into your Google account.

It will take a few minutes after which all of your contacts would be successfully synced to your iPhone.

Robert Hunt is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


Published by Alessia Martine

Alessia Martine is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media.

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