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Android and iPhone

We explain how to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. How to transfer apps from Android to iPhone. How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. And, yes, how to transfer music from Android to iPhone. Basically, how to move from Android to iPhone, okay?

If you’re an Android user thinking about switching to iPhone, you may be concerned about the transfer process. The good news is that transferring contacts from Android phone to iPhone really couldn’t be more simple. Turns out Google is good at this stuff. And files are much the same. The basic principle is to back up to either the cloud or a desktop machine, and then sync to iPhone. So let’s get into it.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: use Google the simple way

There are two ways of transferring contacts from Android to iOS. We’ll outline them both below, but if you have been using your Android phone for any length of time we strongly suggest you try them in the order we have written them. (See also: how to transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone.)

If you have been using your Android phone and Google account (Gmail, Google Play, etc) for any length of time the chances are that all of your contacts will be associated with your Google account. At the very least the ones you use most often should be.

So make sure you have backed up your Android phone. Go to Settings on your Android phone and choose “Accounts and Sync” or similar. Enter your GMail account details and enable synchronisation. Your phone contacts and Google Contacts should now synchronise.

Then go to your new iPhone. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and add your …read more