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How to copy contacts from Android to iPhone

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Have you recently switched from Android to iPhone? Or have you been using iPhone for a while, but you are missing contacts which you have stored in an older Android phone? Whatever your reason, this short guide will show you how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.


Droid Transfer can backup your Android contacts, allowing you to transfer them to your iPhone. Let's get started...

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer on your computer (link below)
  2. Connect your Android Device using our Droid Transfer quick start guide.
  3. Click the 'Contacts' feature in Droid Transfer.
  4. Hit 'Copy to Contacts' to copy all your contacts.
  5. Then, open iTunes, and connect your iPhone with a USB cable.
  6. Click your device icon in iTunes.
  7. Choose the 'Info' tab, and make sure the 'Sync Contacts With' box is ticked.
  8. In the dropdown menu next to this, ensure that 'Windows Contacts' is selected.
  9. When you are happy with the sync settings, click 'Apply'.

Click the button below to download the free trial of Droid Transfer, allowing you to try out the software.

Detailed Guide

1. Backing up your Android Contacts

The first thing we need to do is to copy your contacts from your Android device to your PC or laptop.

For this part, we will use Droid Transfer. Install the program on your computer and connect it with your Android device using the quick start guide.

When you are connected, click the 'Contacts' feature in the left-side menu in Droid Transfer.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

If you wish to backup all contacts on your device, click 'Copy to Contacts'. Alternatively, to back up an individual contacts ctrl-click contacts, and then click 'Copy to Contacts' to only copy the selected contacts.

2. Sync Android contacts with iPhone

Now we are able to transfer our newly copied contacts to the iPhone. So open iTunes and connect the iPhone using your USB cable.

When your iPhone is connected, tap the device icon in iTunes.

iTunes device icon

Next, to open the sync menu, click the 'Info' tab.

Tick the box next to the 'Sync Contacts with' header. Then, ensure that 'Windows Contacts' is selected in the dropdown box. This is important, because this is where we copied your Android device's contacts to.

Finally, to sync the contacts with your iPhone, click Apply. Your contacts will transfer to your iPhone. When the process is complete, click 'Done'!

Sync Android contacts with iPhone
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