Transferring contacts from Android to iPhone isn’t new these days, especially since many are switching to the latter. And one of the essential phone data you need is your precious contacts. They connect you with work, school, family, friends, lovers, and more.

So, you really need them if you want an easy transition. The last thing you’d want is to transfer each contact one by one. But as easy as it may seem, many still find themselves lost on how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone the right way.

Well, if you also share the same situation, you’re in luck, In this article, we’ve prepared 4 easy ways to move contacts from Android to iPhone. Just read on!

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Method 1: Import Contacts from Android to iPhone via SIM Card

Before we started saving contacts directly to our phones or emails, SIM cards used to be the primary storage for them. Even now, we can still use our SIM cards to store our contacts, which makes it easier for us to move from one phone to another. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1

Open Contacts on your Android phone. Then, tap the 3-dot option and select Import or Import Contacts. Then, choose your SIM card as the destination.

Step 2

After that, remove your SIM card from the Android phone and insert it into the iPhone. Then, go to Settings and look for Contacts. There, select Import SIM Contacts and choose the location afterward.

Import SIM iPhone Settings

That’s it! Just wait for a few seconds and all the contacts from the SIM card should be transferred immediately to your iPhone.

However, this method will only work if your iPhone accepts your SIM card. More often, iPhones are locked to their carrier. So make sure yours is carrier-unlocked. Not to mention, SIM cards can only store 250 contacts maximum. If you have more than 250 contacts, using a SIM card won’t update all of them to your iPhone.

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  • Transfer data successfully from Android 13 to iOS 17
  • Supports Contact, photo, video, music, message, and more
  • A lossless transfer without a quality drop and file corruption

*Compatible with 8000+ Android devices and All iPhone models

Method 2: Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone via Google Sync

Another way to transfer your contacts cross-platform is by syncing them using your Google Account. For this to work, you must log in to a Google Account on your Android phone to get the contacts. This can be done through the phone’s Settings. Follow the steps below:

Step 1

On your Android phone, go to Settings and open Accounts or Accounts & Backup. There, look for your Google account. If you haven’t added one yet, just tap on the plus button (+) to add an account.

Step 2

Next, tap your Google account and select Sync Accounts. Then, tap Contacts and there should be a loading animation right after. Once it’s done, the contacts are synced to your Google account.

Sync Contacts Android

Step 3

Proceed to your iPhone Settings and then look for the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar option. In there, choose Add Account. You may also find the Add account in the Accounts and Passwords section.

Step 4

Choose Google and enter the same account credentials. Then, agree to the Terms and conditions right after. Syncing permission will appear on the screen, toggle on Contacts to finalize the process.

Add Account iPhone

You may now check your iPhone’s Contacts app to see if your Android contacts have been successfully transferred.

Method 3: Move Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Well, if you’re also moving from a Samsung/Android phone to an iPhone, you can try using Apple’s Move to iOS app. It’s an Android app that’s dedicated to those who want to transfer from Android to iPhone. Basically, it can transfer messages, contacts, WhatsApp content, accounts, calendars, and camera photos/videos.

Step 1

Install Move to iOS on your Android phone. You can search for it on Google Play Store. Then, go to your iPhone and proceed to Apps & Data in Settings. There, select Move Data from Android and tap Continue.

Move To IOS IPhone

Step 2

A unique code should appear on your iPhone’s screen. When that happens, launch Move to iOS on your Android phone and tap Continue. Then, read and accept the Terms and Conditions. After that, enter the code and tap the Continue and Connect buttons subsequently.

Step 3

On your Android phone, select Contacts and the other data you want to transfer. Then, tap Continue to start the transfer. Just wait until the progress bar is full then hit “Continue Setting Up iPhone”.

Move To IOS Android

While this method seems easy, we can only recommend this if you don’t have existing contacts and other files on your iPhone. The app is meant for new iPhones as it overwrites and replaces old data with new ones. Data loss could happen.

Also, since this is a wireless transfer, it could take some time depending on the size of the data being transferred.

Method 4: Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with iCareFone iTransGo

It’s not an issue if you don’t have a Google account, you have more than 250 contacts, or you want a faster transfer without data loss. There’s an app called iCareFone iTransGo that can help you with all that.

The program is specifically designed to transfer phone data, like contacts, from Android to iPhone by scanning and then transferring them in just one click. The thing that sets iTransGo apart from the previous methods is that it can detect and transfer contacts from both your SIM card and your phone’s internal storage.  You won’t miss any contacts at all.

iTransGo

iCareFone iTransGo

Imports Everything from Android to iOS Without Factory Reset

  • Transfer data successfully from Android 13 to iOS 17
  • Supports Contact, photo, video, music, message, and more
  • A lossless transfer without a quality drop and file corruption

*Compatible with 8000+ Android devices and All iPhone models

All the complete names and phone numbers of all contacts will be transferred without one missing. There’s no limitation in terms of the number of contacts and you won’t even need WIFI to sync them. Unlike Move to iOS, this program is faster and doesn’t replace existing contacts as it merges the new with the old ones– no data loss at all!

Furthermore, ITransGo can transfer contacts from Samsung, Google Pixel, Motorola, and more with OS versions up to Android 13. For iPhones/iPads, it supports up to iOS 16. It’s a flexible transfer tool.

Besides contacts, iTransGo can also transfer other files such as photos, videos, calendars, music, and SMS.

Steps to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Step 1

Download and install the app on your Windows PC. Then, open it and select Start on the main page.

iTransGo Main Interface

Step 2

Connect both devices to the computer. You will be required to allow certain USB permissions. There will be on-screen instructions on how to do it on Android and iPhone. Just read and follow them.

iTransgo Connected

Step 3

Select Contacts and the other phone data you want to be included in the transfer. Then, tap Start Scan and wait for a few seconds. After that, it will show you the number of contacts/files and the total size. Then, hit Transfer Data to finally send contacts from Android to iPhone.

iTransgo Transfer Data

When the transfer is successful, disconnect your iPhone and open the Contacts app. See if all your contacts have been merged.

Conclusion

Rather than saving your Android contacts to your iPhone one by one, check out the 4 methods above. All of them are capable of transferring all your contacts. It’s just a matter of which can best help your situation.

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