If you’ve recently made the switch from an Android device to iOS 12, one of the first things you’ll want to do is transfer your contacts. Thankfully, transferring contacts from Android to iOS 12 is a relatively straightforward process. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to ensure a seamless transition.
Method 1: Using Google Account
If you have been using a Google account on your Android device to store your contacts, the process of transferring them becomes incredibly easy. Follow these steps:
- Step 1: On your Android device, go to “Settings”.
- Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Accounts” or “Accounts & sync”.
- Step 3: Select your Google account.
- Step 4: Make sure the “Contacts” option is enabled.
- Step 5: Tap on the three-dot menu icon and select “Sync now”.
- Step 6: On your iPhone running iOS 12, go to “Settings”.
- Step 7: Scroll down and tap on “Passwords & Accounts”.
- Step 8: Tap on “Add Account” and select “Google”.
- Step 9: Sign in with the same Google account used on your Android device.
- Step 10: Enable the “Contacts” option and tap on “Save”.
Your Google contacts will now start syncing with your iPhone. It may take a few moments for all the contacts to appear, especially if you have a large contact list. Once the syncing is complete, you should see all your Android contacts on your iOS 12 device.
Method 2: Using a VCF File
If you don’t use a Google account to store your contacts or if you prefer an alternative method, you can transfer your contacts using a VCF (Virtual Contact File) file. Here’s how:
- Step 1: On your Android device, open the “Contacts” app.
- Step 2: Tap on the menu icon (usually three vertical dots) and select “Import/Export”.
- Step 3: Choose “Export to .vcf file” or “Share contact” and select “VCF file”.
- Step 4: Choose where to save the VCF file (e.g., email it to yourself).
- Step 5: On your iPhone running iOS 12, open the email containing the VCF file.
- Step 6: Tap on the VCF file attachment and select “Add Contacts”.
- Step 7: Your contacts will be imported into the iOS Contacts app.
This method allows you to transfer contacts without relying on any specific account, making it ideal for those who prefer not to sync their contacts with cloud services.
Moving from Android to iOS can seem daunting at first, but transferring your contacts doesn’t have to be complicated. By using either your Google account or a VCF file, you can quickly and easily transfer your contacts to iOS 12. Choose the method that suits you best and enjoy your new iPhone experience with all your contacts intact!
Remember, keeping your contacts up-to-date is essential for staying connected, so make sure to regularly back them up and sync them across all your devices.