How to Transfer Contacts From Old Phone to New Phone?

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: August 27, 2019

Wondering how you could transfer contacts to your new phone? You are on the right page! Today, we will discuss the many ways on how you can transfer contacts from the old phone to the new one, whether you got an Android to Android, Android to iPhone, and iPhone to Android.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android, Android to iPhone and Vice VersaPart 2. How to Transfer Contacts Manually Between Two Android PhonesPart 3. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android with Google AccountPart 4. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloudPart 5. Conclusion

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Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android, Android to iPhone and Vice Versa

Many of us use at least two devices every day, one for work and another for personal use. However, there are also many of us who switch phones for replacement or upgrade. Regardless of what your reasons may be, there is one thing we are all most concerned about every time we use our phones, it’s how do we transfer contacts to a new phone. Luckily, we are now in the era of modern technology where we can do almost anything we can think of.

Thanks to the mobile innovations, we can now alternately use one or more phones without having to worry about getting our contacts on hand. There is an efficient and convenient method that would help us do the switch and transfer data regardless of the device and operating system, at any time. It’s a program called, FoneDog Phone Transfer.

With this program, you can seamlessly transfer any files such as Contacts from Android to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, and even from any mobile devices to a computer.

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#: How Does It Work?

Moving files with FoneDog Phone Transfer only uses a one-click operation. Follow these steps on how to do it:

  1. Download FoneDog Phone Transfer and follow the onscreen prompt to complete the installation. Launch the program right after.
  2. Connect both devices (whether you have iOS-Android or Android to Android) to the computer using USB cables.
  3. Open the program and select the source phone and choose the files you wish to transfer. For this example, select Contacts.
  4. Transfer Contacts to the destination device or the new phone
  5. Wait for the process to be completed

Contacts Android To Android

That’s it! You have just transferred your contacts to the new phone without having to worry about any forms of duplicate or even data loss.

Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts Manually Between Two Android Phones

If you are curious about how to transfer contacts to a new phone via an old school method, you can do it via the SIM card. This is possible is you are using two Android devices.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Tap Contacts on the old phone
  2. Find the three-dotted line or the Settings
  3. Choose Manage Contacts
  4. Tap the “Import/Export” option and tap “Export Contacts
  5. Choose the option Export to SIM card
  6. Next, you need to insert the SIM card to the new phone. Explore the new device until you find the “Import/Export” option.
  7. Select the “Import Contacts from SIM card” option and wait for few seconds until all your contacts are gradually showing.

This method might involve the risk of losing all your contacts if you are unsure of the process.

Part 3. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android with Google Account

Perhaps the most common way to transfer or sync files between two Android devices is by using the Google account. Your Google account lets you sync several files like Contacts, Google Drive, Gmail, App Data, and even the Calendar.

To do this, simply follow these:

  1. If you haven’t added a Google account on the old Android phone yet, first you need to register
  2. Go to Settings, tap Accounts and then tap Google
  3. From here you can see the Sync Options, tap Sync Contacts
  4. Lastly, you need to tap Sync Now

After doing this, you can sign in to your Google account on the new Android phone to start using your synced contacts.

Contacts Sync Android

Part 4. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud

Most iPhone users cringe when they make the switch to Android because they are not fully aware of the many file transfer options they have. Little do they know that they can actually use their iCloud account to transfer their contacts.

You can refer to these steps on how to export contacts from iPhone to Android via iCloud;

  1. On your computer browser, open iCloud.com and sign in with your account
  2. Click Contacts and selectively choose the contacts you wish to transfer
  3. If you plan to use all the contacts, click on the wrench icon or the Settings at the bottom left corner and click Select All
  4. After you Select All contacts, again click on the same gear icon and click Export Vcard. This will be downloaded to your computer as a VCF file.
  5. Connect the new Android phone to the computer via USB and then copy the VCF file to your new phone’s local storage or the SD card so you can import the contacts using the Contacts app

#: Import VCF file to Gmail

Another option to make sure you get all of your contacts right is to import them to your Gmail account.

  • After downloading the VCF file to your computer, open Gmail on a new tab
  • Sign in with your account
  • Click the Gmail logo on the left side of the screen and select Contacts on the drop-down menu
  • Find and click More and then select Import
  • Again, click on Import to sync the contacts with your existing Gmail contacts

From then on, your contacts will be synced to whatever Android device you will be using as long as you log in using the same Gmail account. Make sure that you update your contacts.

Transfer Contacts Iphone To Android

Part 5. Conclusion

Finally, we have just discussed the different ways on how to transfer contacts to a new phone whether it is between Android devices or iPhone to Android and vice versa. You can now fully maximize your device’s full potential because you are well-aware of the many options you can do to manage it. If you find some of the methods too tricky, you can use the most efficient option which is to use FoneDog Phone Transfer. You will never go wrong with this program! Have you tried doing any of our recommended methods? Comment us below.

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Gina Barrow

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Kitchen, my safe space; black, my favorite color

Was a Technical Specialist for a while, troubleshooting Smartphone and Software-related issues until a writing stint caught my attention.

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