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How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

One of the barriers between moving from Android to iPhone is the fear of how to transfer all personal data, apps and more. If you’re making the switch to iPhone, we will show you the best and most efficient way to transfer contacts below. This advertorial was written in association with iSkysoft.

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This is how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. / © ANDROIDPIT

Why would I want to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone?

At AndroidPIT, we live and breathe Android, but there are times when it may be necessary to transfer your contacts to an iPhone. For example, you might wish to find out what the iPhone platform is like so that you can compare. Or you might have damaged your smartphone display and wish to temporarily use an old iPhone instead.

Maybe you just want to take a break from Android, or perhaps you have decided that you wish to use a device which everybody recognizes. If you, for whatever reason, want to jump over to iOS, just follow the tutorial below and you can get all of you contacts moved from Android to iPhone.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

1. Download iSkysoft Phone Transfer on your computer and go through the install wizard to install it.

2. Run iSkysoft Phone Transfer.

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This is what iSkysoft Phone Transfer looks like when you first load it up. / © ANDROIDPIT

3. When the iSkysoft Phone Transfer menu opens (as in the picture above), select "phone to phone transfer".

4. Connect the devices which you wish to transfer contacts between (you may need to enable "USB debugging" on your device, but the iSkysoft Phone Transfer software will show you how to do this).

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iSkysoft Phone Transfer is compatible with a huge range of devices. / © ANDROIDPIT

5. Next, untick all of the boxes except "contacts". Your source device should be your Android phone, and the destination device should be the iPhone. If it is not, and the iPhone is on the left of the window instead of the right, hit the "flip" button in the center of the screen before proceeding.

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If the source device and destination device are not correctly configured, hit the “flip” button before beginning the transfer. / © ANDROIDPIT

6. Click “start transfer” and your contacts will begin to be transferred to the destination device.

7. You will be notified when the process is finished and you will now have all of your Android contacts on your iPhone. Simple. 

Why use iSkysoft to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone? 

iSkysoft Phone Transfer is available for Mac and Windows and provides a one-click solution for transferring not just contacts, but almost all of your Android data to an iPhone. The reason iSkysoft comes so highly recommended is that it provides a number of desirable features – like calendar transfer – at such a competitive price.

What's more, the iSkysoft software does not require a jailbroken or rooted device to function; this software works perfectly with locked phones too. Below are some of the key features of iSkysoft Phone Transfer.

  • iSkysoft Phone Transfer can transfer data from Android to iPhone
  • One click to transfer
  • Transfer contacts
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Unlike competing products, iSkysoft doesn't necessitate that your device is rooted or jailbroken. / © ANDROIDPIT

As for what kinds of data iSkysoft Phone Transfer can transfer between Android and iPhone, there are a huge number of compatible items which can be moved over. You can read a full list of the Android to iPhone data transfer content which is possible at the link, but it includes:

  • Contacts (name, email address, number, company name, job title)
  • Photos (camera roll, photo stream, photo albums)
  • Music (album info, artist, lyrics and playlists)


The thought of losing all of your contacts just because you are switching devices can be a distressing one. Our family and friends are important to us and we need to be able to reach the likes of work colleagues, landlords and clients at a moment's notice.

But transferring contacts from Android to iPhone can be a painful process, particularly if you want to do it manually. Writing down each individual contact name, address, email, number and anything else could take several days.

You may also consider using some risky third-party software to do this. But there is worry that it will not work, or won't be compatible with your device, or could malfunction and cause you to lose all of your contacts and data. 

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Moving from Android to iPhone? Use iSkysoft. / © ANDROIDPIT

Thankfully, iSkysoft is a cost-effective backup and phone transfer solution, and one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use products of its kind. It works flawlessly, is well-priced, and can be used with a huge number of current and older-generation Android phones.

If you’re looking for a Windows or Mac solution for backing up your smartphone, iSkysoft comes highly recommended. Check out the iSkysoft Phone Transfer product page at the link.

Let us know in the comments if you have any problems transferring contacts from Android to iPhone. 

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    Deactivated Account Jan 8, 2016 Link to comment

    Hi , it is really a problem for many people now, we often switch between android and ios.
    And my friend recommended me mobikin, it really help me a lot, MobiKin Transfer for Mobile : http://goo.gl/JADWB8

  • Actually, you can easily share contacts between android and iPhone by using Google Contacts, which is crazily easy. Google Contacts enalbe you sync contacts to iPhone and android, so you can keep both of them with the same contacts. because I could not post a link, so I make a short one here, lol > goo.gl/6bg28z

  • Thanks for the share, it worked fairly well. I'd recommend this Mobiletrans as an alternative here, free and easy to use.

  • Paul Nov 18, 2015 Link to comment

    mhh... maybe business wise, christmas / santa, easter...

  • Why would anybody in their right mind use a iphone;-) way?

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