How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android? Guide to quickly and easily transfer all iPhone data, contacts, messages, emails, photos and music to your new Android smartphone. Did you get a brand new Android phone? Welcome to the Android Team! You will definitely love it. But how do you get started?
Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android
Switching from iPhone to Android could be a simple or pitiful step, it all depends on the choices you make. In this tutorial we will show you the best ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. Let's get started.
1. How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android
One of the first things you will want to do when switching from iPhone to Android is to transfer phonebook from iPhone to Android. The simplicity of this process will heavily depend on how you synced your contacts previously. Are you syncing your contacts with your Google account? In this case, switching contacts to your brand new Android smartphone is a breeze! All you have to do is enter your Google account details. All saved numbers will be automatically downloaded to your new device.
If you haven't synced your contacts, however, you'll have to work a little harder. The easiest way is probably to use iCloud to get a .vcf file and then import it to your Android phone (or Google Contacts). Here's how to do it:
How to download a .vcf file of your contacts
- On your iPhone, go Settings app and then the your profile up.
- Toccata iCloud is active Contact Us. Soon your contacts will be uploaded to Apple's cloud services.
- Use a browser for enter a iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID.
- Select Contacts, then click icon shaped gear in the lower left corner.
- Make click su Select all.
- Click the gear again and select Export vCard. When you download the .vcf file, you can import that file into Google Contacts or directly to your phone.
How to import contacts into Google Contacts
- Go to contatti.google.com and click Import, Then Go to old contacts.
- Click the button Other and select Import.
- Select the file and that's it.
How to import contacts to an Android phone
- Transfer the .vcf file to your phone using any method like transferring via a microSD card or by connecting your phone to your PC.
- Open thephone app and touch the menu button.
- Find the option for import / export. Its location will depend on your phone's software.
- Select the file and launch.
For an even more detailed walkthrough, check out our guide on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android.
2. How to transfer calendar from iPhone to Android
Just like with Contacts, your calendar can also sync with your Google account, but it will only be useful if you did it from the start. You don't want to manually edit all calendar entries, so we'll show you how to transfer all calendar events in one batch. Oh, and we'll be using iCloud again.
How to transfer calendar entries via iCloud
- On your iPhone, go Settings app and touch the your profile up.
- Toccata iCloud and activate / deactivate i Calendar. Your iPhone will now sync your local calendar files to iCloud.
- Use a browser to log in to iCloud.com and log in with your iCloud account.
- Click icon of Calendar to open the Calendar interface.
- In the left pane, click the button Share calendar next to the calendar you want to export.
- In the pop-up speech bubble, select Public calendar and copy the Share URL displayed below it.
- In a new web browser tab or window, paste the copied URL.
- Change webcal nell’URL in http and press the Enter key to open the address. The web browser will download a file with random characters as the file name. This file is actually a copy of your iCloud calendar entries.
- Save the file in a convenient folder on your computer. For convenience, you can rename the file and add the extension .ics (e.g. calendar.ics).
- Open and log in Google Calendar on your web browser.
- In the left pane of the Google Calendar interface, click the plus button to the right of Other calendars and select Import.
- Select the exported calendar file you downloaded from iCloud. You can also choose the target Google calendar (if you have more than one) in the same dialog.
- Click the Import button to upload the file. After the import is complete, you should be able to see the imported entries in the Google Calendar web interface. The new voices will also be synced with your Android device.
3. Transfer photos from iPhone to Android
Switching from iPhone to Android doesn't mean you have to leave all those precious photos behind. It would be awful to lose them in the process of switching to Android, right? You could probably do things the old-fashioned way and manually transfer files like a caveman would. Or as an expert and take advantage of the fantastic cloud storage services we now have access to.
You could just back up your photos to Drive, Dropbox, or your favorite service, but the Google Photos app is the simplest. Photos allows you to upload unlimited high-quality images and sync them to your smartphone. And yes, it's available for both Android and iOS.
How to transfer photos via the Photos app
- Download theapp Google Google Photos per iOS .
- During setup, the app will ask you if you want to back up your photos. Go ahead and activate the function.
- Your photos will start loading. This will use a significant amount of data, so be sure to connect to a WiFi network.
- When all the images are uploaded to Google Photos, take your Android phone and download thePhotos app from the Google Play Store.
- Go through the installation process. Your images will be there.
How to transfer photos manually via a PC
- Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable. Do the same for your Android phone.
- On your Windows PC, open Computer resources.
- You should be able to see two new units or entries in Portable devices. One is for your iPhone storage (usually labeled "Apple iPhone" or "[Your Name] iPhone" or something similar) and the other is for your Android. If you don't see them, try installing the phone drivers.
- Open the iPhone memory in a new window.
- apri the memory of Your Android in a new window.
- In your iPhone's storage window, locate the folder named DCIM. You will find your photo folders inside that folder.
- Simply select the photos you want to transfer. Then, drag them from the iPhone pictures folder and drop them into the Android pictures folder.
4. How to transfer songs from iPhone to Android
When you switch from iPhone to Android, you can always transfer your music the old-fashioned way by manually moving files from one phone to another. That said, some of you probably find it easier to just upload your songs to Google Play Music. Of course, this is because you have all your music on your computer.
Let's assume you're using iTunes, for obvious reasons. Make sure you go to iTunes and download any music you may have purchased from your phone that isn't saved locally.
Once you've done that, use Google Music Manager to upload all your music to Google Play Music. This will sync across all Android devices, but the main problem is that if the file isn't downloaded, you'll use the data while playing. Make sure you add or download songs you want to listen to offline.
How to transfer music via Google Music
- Download Google Music Manager on your PC.
- Install the program and run it.
- During setup, there will be an option for upload songs to Google Play.
- Select iTunes and ends the initial configuration.
- Relax and let the program upload all your songs to Google Play Music.
Can you transfer apps from iPhone to Android?
Unfortunately, iOS and Android are very different ecosystems, as are the apps that run on these operating systems. You can't just press a button and automatically get your apps back. Many popular apps for social networks, games, and more also exist in the realm of Android. Before buying your new Android, we recommend that you search Google Play online to make sure there are no missing apps absolutely crucial to your phone experience.
Note that if these are premium apps, you will need to purchase them again. Annoying, but ultimately not a big deal for most people unless you use a lot of premium apps.