When switching from one phone to another, it can be very tedious to have to switch your contacts. Many people assume that the only solution is to manually add their list of contact phone numbers and names to the new phone. People automatically assume that iPhones and Android are not compatible, and therefore there is no way to easily move their contacts from an iPhone to an Android phone. This is not the case. Here’s how to do it.
- The trick to moving your contacts from one mobile operating system to another is to use Gmail. Most people have a Gmail account. If you do not have one, go get one.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer and access iTunes.
- Navigate in iTunes to the Info tab and select the contacts syncing list of options.
- Select Google Contacts from the drop down list under “Sync Contacts With”.
- Enter your Gmail account info in the space provided.
A review of your Gmail contact list is in order at this point, as it is highly likely that duplicates are present, now that your Gmail and iPhone contact lists are synced. You can also use Gmail’s “merge contacts” feature to help with the list clean-up.
Adding the Contacts to Your Android Phone
- Turn on your Android phone and go to the settings menu.
- Find and select “Accounts and Sync”.
- Select the “Add Account” tab (most likely located at the bottom of the screen).
- Enter your Gmail account information, when prompted.
That is it. The sync will import all of your contacts, as well as set up your phone to use your Gmail email address. Using Gmail allows moving your contacts from an iPhone to an Android phone to be very, vey easy.