How to Transfer Android Contacts or Entire Data to iPhone

By Tan Nguyen
Tan Nguyen
Tan Nguyen
October 2, 2015 Updated: October 2, 2015

If you have just switched from an Android phone to an iPhone, you might find it a hassle to transfer all your photos, applications, messages, and contacts over. With this easy-to-follow guide, you will be able to transfer your Android contacts or the entire data over to a new iPhone within seconds.


If you haven’t noticed, Apple dropped their very first Android application on the Google Play Store. This app is dubbed “Move to iOS,” which, obviously suggested by its name, lets Android users easily move their data from their existing phone to an iPhone.

The first thing you want to do is go to Google Play Store and download the official Move to iOS application. Then launch it from the home screen. Have the iPhone that you are going to use next to the Android phone because this method will work automatically and through a private Wi-Fi connection.

This explains it more in detail:

When you choose to migrate your data, your new iPhone or iPad will create a private Wi-Fi network and find your nearby Android device running Move to iOS. After you enter a security code, it will begin transferring your content and put it in the right places.

Once you get into the main screen, it will pop up out a security code and Wi-Fi network. Choose whichever data you want to transfer over from your Android to the new iPhone. This app supports Contacts, Message history, Camera photos and videos, Web bookmarks, Mail accounts, and Calendars.

When the app is done transferring everything over to the new iPhone, it will say, “Transfer Complete. Your data has been copied to your new iPhone or iPad…”

For those who don’t have many files – such as photos, videos, applications, or bookmarks – on their Android phone but who do want to move their contacts over, there is another easy way to do so without having to download an application.

If you have been using your Android device and integrated a Google account in there, most likely all of your contacts will be associated with one of Google’s products – Gmail. This is helpful because Apple also supports transferring contacts from Android phone to iPhone via a Google account.

From your Android device navigate to the Settings app and choose “Accounts and Sync.” Tap on Google option and enter your Google credentials so that the device can sync its contacts to your Google account.

Now unlock your iPhone and tap on “Settings application -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” and again add your Google account. The device will ask for the type of data you want to import into your iPhone; Contacts will be mandatory so toggle it On. Once that is taken care of you should go to “Phone app -> Contacts” and find that all of your Google contacts are in your iPhone.


These days it is really simple and straightforward to transfer any data from an Android device to an iPhone or iPad. As shown above, you have two options: use the official app from Apple to transfer everything over to the iPhone or simply use a Google account and transfer all your contacts over.

If you wish to transfer apps, photos, or videos from Android to iPhone, that is even easier. First connect your Android device to a computer (Windows or Mac), take out the media files you want and use iTunes software and sync up your iPhone.

Republished with permission from MakeTechEasier. Read the original.

Tan Nguyen