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4 Useful Tools to Get Your Android Contacts on Your iPhone

4 Useful Tools to Get Your Android Contacts on Your iPhone
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The four tools mentioned above are all useful and easy to use. Choose whichever works best to suit your needs!

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?
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Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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