7 Solutions to Transfer Your Contacts Between Android and iPhone

Although Android is the favorite and most popular OS for many users, iOS remains a major system for a single model phone; the iPhone. As such, you might want to switch to an iPhone, especially with the announcement of the latest iPhone 13s. There are arguably a lot of things iOS does better than Android, including data security. If you’re switching to Apple, you’ll probably want to transfer all of your contacts to your new iPhone.

If they are two completely different platforms, it is quite possible to transfer contacts from one to the other and vice versa, as well as between smartphones with the same OS.

Here are 7 solutions for transferring contacts between Android phones and iPhones.

Transfer your Android contacts to iPhone

Let’s see here several solutions for transferring contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone.

1. Transfer your Android contacts to iPhone with “Migrate to iOS”

Migrate to iOS is an Android application, which will allow you to transfer certain types of data to an iOS device. This application can thus transfer contacts, message history, bookmarks, email accounts, as well as calendars.

Here’s how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with Switch to iOS:

  • Before you start, connect your Android device to a WiFi network.
  • After that, connect both devices to an AC outlet.
  • Then, click on “Migrate Data” on your Android device.
  • Then enter the code that appears on your iPhone, on your Android device.
  • Select “Contacts” to transfer your contacts.
  • Finally, configure your iOS device.

2. Transfer your Android contacts to iPhone directly with AnyTranstransfer contacts with AnyTrans

AnyTrans is software capable of transferring data and files between Android and iOS devices. It is a  powerful “Phone Switcher” which will make your data transfer task easier and faster. You will be able to transfer your phone numbers from iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone, and iPhone to Android using AnyTrans. The transfer is done with 1 click only.

Here’s how to transfer your Android contacts to iPhone with AnyTrans:

  • Before you start, install AnyTrans on your Mac or PC.
  • Then launch it then connect your Android device and your iPhone to your PC or Mac.
  • Once the two devices are connected, press “Phone Switcher”.
  • After that, select “Contacts” and then click “Next”.
  • Finally, wait until the end of the transfer process.

3. Transfer via USB cable and email address

Here is another method of transferring contacts from Android to iPhone. But unlike AnyTrans, this method is a bit more complicated and requires several steps. Here’s how to do it:

  • On your Android device, open the “Contacts” application.
  • Then click on “Settings” then “Export”.
  • Select “to internal storage”.
  • Once the contacts are exported, connect your Android device to your PC via the USB cable.
  • Finally, get the contacts VCF file and email it to your new iPhone.

4. Use Outlook and iTunes to transfer Android contacts to iPhone

Here is another method that can transfer Android contacts to iPhone. The latter requires having a PC with iTunes installed and an Outlook account.

Here’s how to do it:

  • To get started, sync all of your contacts to your Outlook account.
  • Next, launch iTunes on your PC and then connect your iPhone.
  • Once connected, click on the “my device” icon then click on “Info”.
  • Then click on “Synchronize contacts with”, then select “Outlook”.
  • Finally, click on “Apply” and wait for the operation to complete.

Transfer your contacts from one iPhone to another iPhone

Now let’s see the transfer of digits between 2 iPhones.

1. Transfer your iPhone contacts to a new iPhone with AnyTrans

As with Android to iPhone transfer, AnyTrans can also transfer iPhone contacts to another iPhone with just 1 click.

Here’s how to do it:

  • First of all, install and then launch AnyTrans on your Mac or PC.
  • Connect the two iPhones via the USB cable to the computer.
  • Click on the “More” button.
  • Click on “Contacts” then select the contacts you want to transfer, then press the “To device” icon.

And there you have it, you just have to open the contact application on your new iPhone and you will find all your contacts.iPhone contacts transfer

2. Transfer iPhone contacts to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is also a way to transfer digits between two iPhones. To do this go to Settings> Your name> iCloud> select “Contacts” .

Once synchronization is activated, you will find all your contacts on your new iPhone connected to the same iCloud account. Please note that sometimes some contacts will not be transferred. Thus, it happens that this operation takes time.

3. Transfer iPhone contacts to iPhone with iTunes

With iTunes, it is also possible to transfer contacts. However, you will need to transfer all the data from iPhone in order to transfer the contacts. And you will also have to disable the function via iCloud “Find my iPhone” on the new iPhone, in order for the operation to work.

Here’s how to do it:

  • First, please backup old iPhone data to iTunes by going to Device> Summary> Backups> This Computer> Back Up Now.
  • Then connect the new iPhone and go to Summary> Restore Backup> Restore.
  • Finally, wait until the restore process is complete.


There are different methods to transfer numbers from an Android phone to an iPhone but also between 2 iPhones. However, most methods can have several drawbacks. The best solution is to use AnyTrans because it can transfer contacts between Android and iOS with just 1 click.

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