How to transfer contacts from Android to iOS - NEWS SENTRY


Sunday, 31 July 2016

How to transfer contacts from Android to iOS

NSST News Desk, 31 July, 2016 : Switching phones isn't really that difficult, and takes nothing more that popping out the sim card from one device and putting it in another. And thanks to smartphones (and the advanced operating systems that power them), transferring contacts from one OS to another is a walk in the park. In case you're planning to move from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, here are some easy ways by using which you can migrate all your contacts to your new phone.

Using Gmail

If you use Android , it's almost a given you have a Gmail account. And Gmail makes it easy to sync all your contacts to it. Just navigate to Settings > Accounts > Google > Sync Contacts. This will sync all you contacts to your Gmail address book account.

Once this is done, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars > Add Account, on the iPhone. Finally, select Google and sign-in using the Google account with which you've synced your contacts. That said, make sure you have 'Contacts' enabled in the settings before the sync.

Export contacts through native Contacts app

Open up the native Contacts app on your Android smartphone and select Import/Export from more options. Here you can export some/all of your contacts to a VCF file, which can be then used to import the contacts to the iPhone.

Use Move to iOS app

Apple's own Move to iOS app makes transferring contacts from an android phone to an iPhone simple. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and only works with iPhones that are set up from scratch. So if you're already using the iPhone, you may have to reset the device before using Move to iOS app.

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