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Transfer contacts and contents between iPhone and android phone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by quantumwq, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. quantumwq

    quantumwq New Member
    Thread Starter

    As we know, iPhone SIM card only copy to iPhone, but iPhone can't copy it back to the SIM card with the former that is used for iPhone. We can find ways to begin by syncing your iPhone contacts over to Gmail, then move all of your iPhone contacts over to your Google account, which will be synced to your new Android device during it's initial setup.
    Here I outline the ways that you can avail to transfer contacts easily and quickly to the new phone. The process of transferring the contacts may vary in accordance to the model and the OS of your handset. As mentioned, from iphone to android phone, or from android phone to iphone.
    Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone, there is a simple initial load. Login to gmail and export your contacts to contacts.vcf . Then email contacts.vcf to your carrier provided account (for example: name#pm.sprint.com # of @). Then open the attachment on iPhone and allow your iPhone to import all contacts. It's done.
    Another, if you want to move other contents like music, video or ebooks from your previous mobile phone like iPhone to the brand new Blackberry or android phone, iPad/iPhone/iPod to Computer Transfer can help you back up songs, videos, photos, playlists, podcasts, Folder Rule and more to any folder on your computer desktop directly with auto-scans your iPod, iPad or iPhone device when running. The details will then get transferred to your new phones from your computer. Besides, you can manage ipod/ipad/iphone contents together if you want.

    For users of Windows Mobile, such as Samsung or HTC, Microsoft's Device Center or ActiveSync applications can be used to copy the contacts to your computer through Outlook. For transfer of contacts from a Windows Phone to another, it can be easily done with help of Microsoft's My Phone service. ​
    It's said the service will shut down, if so, it's really a pity if it really done for windows users.

    Use Mobical, an online service that is available free and is also compatible with mobile phones like Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson etc. All you need to do is setup the application in your old phone and create a backup of contacts in the cloud. Then again setup Mobical in your new handset and enjoy automatic download of all the contacts from the old to the new one.

    If your mobile phone is internet enabled, then you can transfer mobile Phone Contacts via app online and it becomes much easier. You can transfer your contacts freely and will not even require the help of a computer, but have not for iphone yet.


  2. PhilOa

    PhilOa Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Hi I am looking for a safe way to transfer my very old iPhone contacts to my new PC and then to my new HTC. So far, I have been advised to sync my iphone contacts with my Outlook via iTunes and then to use Outlook to transfer the contacts to my Android.

    EDIT: I found this tutorial which did the job



    1. I use my old iphone as a music ipod and iTunes offers to delete all songs from the iphone once I try to sync
    2. I do not know how to transfer the contacts to my Android once they are in Outlook

    Am I doing something wrong?
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Jun 30, 2011
    If you use a Samsung, download the latest Kies software, run it, click on "restore backup from non Samsung device" and select iPhone. PRESTO! :D
  4. Yewaly

    Yewaly Member

    May 22, 2013
    Or you can sync contacts with gmail.
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Mostly retired
    Kansas City, Mo.
    Open the contact then Menu > Share.
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six!

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    If migrating from one Android device to another, Google Sync is the obvious and most straightforward choice.

    From other ecosystems such as iOS, Windows Phone, or Blackberry, both Samsung Smart Switch and Sony PC Companion will enable migration of data to Android handsets from the respective manufacturers.

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