“All roads lead to Android these days” just like I mentioned in my earlier blog post titled ‘Is Android the future of Mobile Phone Technology?’. Did you just join the Android club? Did you just drop your pretty iPhone for an Android experience? And now you do not know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone? Just recently a friend of mine decided to join the Android club and bought himself a new HTC Widefire but was stuck at importing his contacts from his iPhone to his HTC Widefire.
There are several ways one could transfer contacts from one phone to another but it is always difficult when you are transferring from a different mobile OS to another just like transferring from iPhone iOS to HTC Android. But today I want to show you how you can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone and vice versa.
It may seem simple to sync contacts using a Google account, but I never liked my contacts mixing up with emails, so I try to always separate them. This means I am not going to use the Google option, and what other options do I have out there?
To transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, I always use an app called iDrive (Online Backup). iDrive (Online Backup) is a free app that protects and secures your valuable mobile device data, backup contacts, photos, videos, calendar events etc.
So all you have to do is install the iDrive (Online Backup) on your iPhone (iPhone version is on the Apple Store) and backup all your contacts, then install same app on your Android device (Android version is on the Google Play Store) and restore the contacts on your new phone. It’s just as easy as that, you will be required to have an iDrive (Online Backup) account to use this app, so simply create an account and ensure to remember your login details because you will need it to restore your contacts on your new phone.
After you may have created the account, login to your iDrive (Online Backup) account, tap on the option ‘My Files’ to create a new backup. You will be required to choose the data you want to backup, select the contacts you will like to transfer (You can as well select all to transfer all contacts) and create a backup in the clouds.
When you have successfully backed up your contacts from your old phone, login to your iDrive (Online Backup) in your new phone using the same login details you used on your old phone, then select ‘Universal Online Backup’ and select the contacts to restore to your new phone. You may be required to merge or delete the existing contacts on your new phone.
Note this process can go either ways, you can backup from Android and restore on iOS and vice versa. Following the guide discussed in this article, you can now be able to backup and restore your contacts from one phone to another.
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