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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

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.

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 January 13, 2020

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                Free.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                  Free.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                    Free.

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