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How to Transfer Huawei Contacts to iPhone Quickly [5 Options]

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:26 PM

If you're going the opposite way, check out the article on getting contacts on iPhone to Huawei phone

Let's say you want to give up your old Huawei Android phone and try iOS. Switching from Huawei to iPhone is exciting. Anyway, the first thing you'll need to do is to transfer contacts from old Huawei over to new iPhone.

However, you are handling two completely different ecosystems and this is nothing like transferring contacts from Huawei to another Android device which can be more easily synced in between. When it comes to two different platforms, things get a little bit tricky. Most of the time, Apple doesn't allow direct sync of iPhone's files with Android because of Apple's walled garden.

Thankfully, transferring Huawei contacts to iPhone is not out of this world and there are several ways and tools to finish this task. Phone Transfer is a rather simple data transfer tool which simply copies the contacts and other data files from your old Huawei to your new iPhone in just a few clicks. With this multipurpose program in hand, you can do a couple of task.

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  • Make a quick transfer of contacts from Huawei to iPhone, along with other data files if needed
  • Create a safe and effective backup of phone data in the computer in case of data loss.
  • Restore data from the computer, iTunes/ iCloud backup or OneDrive.
  • Do a complete data erase to guard against data leakage (it is exclusive to Mac version).
  • Supports almost all kinds of phones that're running iOS or Android.

Now, download the program on your either PC or Mac machine and follow the steps to transfer contacts from Huawei to iPhone effortlessly.

Step 1: Connect Huawei and iPhone to the computer

After installation, double-click the software on desktop to run it. An intuitive interface appears, on which to choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode to continue.

Next, you are required to connect two devices to the computer with USB cables. Remember to turn on USB debugging mode on Huawei phone and tap trust on iPhone.

Step 2: Check "Contacts" from Huawei

Once connected, Huawei Android should be on the left side and iPhone on the right side. The Flip button is useful when the two devices are in the wrong position.

Phone Transfer starts scanning the data inside the Huawei phone and finally show all available files on the center area of the interface: Contacts, Text messages, Calendar, Photos, Music and Videos.

For the purpose of getting contacts on Huawei to iPhone, mark Contacts checkbox.

[Also see: How can you recover call logs from Huawei phone]

Step 3: Press "Start Copy" button to begin the process

Now, you're ready to initialize the Huawei contacts to iPhone migrating process. To do this, simply press the Start Copy at the bottom center and let the program do the rest. Please stay connected during the whole process.

Once the process is complete, you may open your iPhone and check the Contacts app to see if all of contacts from the old Huawei phone are already there.

You're done! Hopefully you have learned how to use Phone Transfer to move contacts from Huawei to new iPhone. Try it!

Note: There are times when the contacts in your iPhone will inevitably get deleted because of improper operation, system updates or factory restoration. If this occurs, it is possible to recover contacts from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery software.

Other Options to Copy Huawei Contacts to iPhone

Option 1: Use iCloud account

In the following steps, you will learn how to use iCloud account and Google account to migrate Huawei contacts to iPhone. Now, let's get started.

  • On Huawei's home screen, go to Settings > Sync & Account or similar. Next,
  • Turn on Contacts option to sync contacts with Google account.
  • Log into Google Contacts on the computer.
  • Select the contacts you want to export and Click More > Export.
  • Choose vCard format and click Export to save contacts to computer as VCF file.
  • Log into iCloud on the computer, and select Contacts option.
  • Click the gear icon (see lower left place) and choose Import vCard.
  • Locate the VCF file and add to the iCloud account.
  • On iPhone, go to iCloud and merge the contacts with iCloud account.

Option 2: Import contacts from SIM card

There is no doubt that iPhone doesn't save contacts in SIM card, but it can import the contacts included in your Huawei device.

  • Save all the Huawei contacts to the SIM card.
  • Insert the card into iPhone.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts.

Related article: How to recover lost data files on Android phone.

Option 3: Using Google account

If your contacts are associated with Google account, then you can migrate all contacts from Huawei to iPhone via Google account.

  • Go to the settings on Huawei device and choose "Account" > Google. Then, enable synchronization.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords. Tap Add Account. Select Google and sign in with Gmail address and password.
  • Make sure Contacts is switched on. Then, check the contacts in the address book.

Option 4: Using Move to iOS app

Apple launches an app called Move to iOS that gives you ability to transfer contacts from Huawei phone to iPhone. You can download the app from Play Store and install it on Huawei phone.

  • Set up your new iPhone.
  • When reach Apps & Data screen, tap "Move Data from Android".
  • On Huawei, run the app and tap Continue. Then, tap Next on Find Your Code screen.
  • On iPhone, tap Continue and you will be presented with a code.
  • Enter the code on Huawei phone.
  • Once the file transfer screen shows up on Huawei, select contacts.

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