The release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus became the hottest topic this September. The new iPhone model has some new features and redesigns, like a refreshed water-resistant design without a headphone jack, a force-sensitive home button, and a new glossy finish. The larger iPhone 7 Plus model also features two separate camera lenses. Tim Cook described the new iPhone 7 as “The most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.”
All of these new features attracted many Android phone users to switch from Android phone to iPhone. It is easy for these former Android users to export their media files, such as music and movies, from their Android phone to their computer and then sync with their iPhone. However, when it comes to contacts, people are left wondering about how to transfer their contacts from their Android to their new iPhone easily. Here are 4 simple ways to solve this problem.
1. Using the Move to iOS App
The first method is using the Move to iOS app to sync your Android contacts to your iPhone. The Move to iOS app is used for wirelessly transferring users’ contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books from an Android phone to an iPhone. You just need to install the app on the Android phone and you can easily move all your contacts to iPhone.
But there are some limitations: iPhone models have to be iPhone 5 or later and running iOS 9 or later. Also, your Android version must be 4.0 or later. Moreover, your media files — music, movies, and more — won’t be transferred when using the Move to iOS app.
2. Gmail or Other Email Services
Android users can also take advantage of Gmail (or other emails that provide a contacts sync function) to sync Android contacts to iPhone.
You just need to log into Gmail on your Android phone and check the “Sync Contacts” option (if you are new to this method). After Gmail Contacts syncs with your Android Contacts, you should switch to your iPhone. With the iPhone, tap Settings > Mails, Contacts, Calendars, and tap Add Account. Then choose Google and enter your Gmail account info. After adding the Google Account, you can turn on Contacts and iPhone will ask whether you want to merge with your iPhone contacts. Click “Yes” and the contacts will be synced to your iPhone.
3. SIM Card
If you’re an Android user that hasn’t cut your SIM card for your iPhone yet, you can take advantage of the SIM card to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone. You just need to go to your Android Contacts app and choose Export Contacts to SIM. Then the contacts can be transferred to the SIM card. Now you can cut the card and install it in your iPhone. On the iPhone, go to Settings > Mails, Contacts, Calendars, and scroll down to find Import SIM Card Contacts.
4. Third-party iPhone Transfer Tool
If you find the above three methods don’t work well for you, you can also try to use third-party iPhone transfer software.
While looking for an easy-to-use transfer tool to help with the transfer issue, I found an iTunes alternative, Leawo iTransfer, to accomplish the syncing process. This powerful transfer tool can be used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes, and PCs. This software can transfer apps, music, movies, ringtones, ebooks, photos and Camera Roll files, and so on. You can also take advantage of this software to get your Android contacts on your iPhone.
After downloading and installing the tool on your PC, you can connect both the Android phone and the iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and run the software. Then the software can help you to transfer your contacts.
The four tools mentioned above are all useful and easy to use. Choose whichever works best to suit your needs!