A Quick Way to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone
Most of smartphone users are in two minds about which handsets to go for: iPhone vs Android. When you make a detailed comparison, you will be surprised by the great differences between these two OS. For example, the ecosystem for iPhone is closed and controls what comes its way. On the contrary, Android is open-sourced and lets you pick whatever software flavor you desire. Therefore, those who love to customize their gadgets will prefer Android devices to iPhone thanks to the former's greater openness. Some like Apple's iPhone better because of its better user experience and ease of use. iPhone or Android, different strokes for different folks.
Switching platform from Android to iOS is an exciting thing. You're experiencing a completely different ecosystem. But it can also be a huge pain—you'll have to deal with a vast swath of important files including contacts, photos, videos, music, call logs that stay on your current handset. Among them contacts obviously are the first thing you wish to do. So, how can you transfer contacts from Android to iPhone quickly, Samsung contacts to iPhone, for example?
Surely, your old iPhone's contacts will automatically come with you to a new iPhone as long as you're backing up the contacts to iCloud (Apple's online backup service). And this goes for your upgrading from an old Android phone to another one if you're using a same Google account to manage contacts. However, when it comes to contacts moving from Android to iPhone, things get a little tricky.
Fortunately, as years go by, new applications sprung up that make our life easier. Phone Transfer is such one out there for copying contacts and the rest between iPhone and Android smartphones.
Phone Transfer—All-in-one Tool to Transfer Data from One Phone to Another
Phone Transfer is the simple and straight-forward software that works on both PC's and Mac. You simply install the application on computer, connect you both iPhone and Android phone or any two handsets that're running on Android or iOS via USB cable, it scans the phone automatically to identify the files to be transferred, and you're in business. Aside from moving contacts from Android phone to iPhone and vice versa, other important files you use commonly such as photos, videos, music, call logs, calendar, messages are supported.
Another great thing of this tool is it includes backup and restore function, which means you can keep your phone data safe on your local computer, or retrieve files from your iTunes/iCloud backup and get them onto your any Android & iOS phone.
If you own a Mac machine (10.6 Snow Leopard or above) and need to migrate contacts from Android to iPhone, please refer to its Mac version—Phone Transfer for Mac.
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Below, we have step-by-step guide for you.
Step 1: Run the program
Start by opening up the Phone Transfer, and plugging your both iPhone and Android smartphone into the Mac or PC's via USB cable.
Its main interface comes up, as the image demonstrated below.
Here you make a choice by clicking the simple icon that indicates what it is used for whether it be "Restore from backups", "Phone to Phone Transfer", "Back up your phone" or "Erase your old phone" (Mac version only).
For us, click the "Phone to Phone Transfer" to go to next step.
Note: "Back Up Your Phone" feature can be very useful when you need to make a switch from an old phone to a new one, whether it's for Android handset or iPhone. In such a situation you can first create a backup of contacts and other data from your old phone on computer, and then pull it from the backup when you get your new smartphone.
Step 2: Select contacts from the scan result
Once your both Android phone and iPhone connected successfully, they will appear on the left-side box and right-side box separately, as the image shown below.
It is convenient that Phone Transfer lets you switch source and target phones with a simple press of a Flip button on the top middle of the screen.
It's important to note here that your have to enable USB debugging mode accordingly on your Android phone to get authority. Best of all, you can finish it in less than a minute.
The software starts scanning your source smartphone. When it's finished scanning it will present you with a list of files it's found. It sorts the files by contacts, call logs, calendar, music, photos, videos, apps, text messages.
In the list, you can select whatever you want to transfer by checking the boxes. For the purpose of this article, we just migrate contacts from Android to iPhone, we'll be checking "Contacts" option.
Step 3: Start transferring contacts from Android to iPhone
Now you're ready to migrate all your contacts.
Simply press Start Copy button located in the bottom centre of the screen, the program begin copying contacts from the Android smartphone to the iPhone.
The whole transfer can take a while, depending on how much stuff you're moving over to your new smartphone. You can monitor the progress of the transferring process via the progress bar in a new small window.
When the transfer is complete, to check everything go well it's worth go to the Contacts app on your new iPhone to see the result.
Congratulation, you're done!