How to Transfer iPhone Contacts Over to Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Other Android Device


Why is transferring contacts from an old smartphone to a new one still insanely difficult? I can check my bank account, upload a picture to Instagram, email someone across the globe, and check the weather forecast on my phone—all in under five minutes.
So why does transferring contacts from an iPhone 5 over to a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 feel like it takes hours?
How to Transfer iPhone Contacts Over to Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Other Android Device


What gives?
You'd think that since we can do everything else almost instantaneously, transferring contacts would be a quick, simple process. But different operating systems, SIM cards, and phone carriers don't always play well together—especially when it's between Android and iOS.
If you have an iPhone and want to ditch it for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2,Galaxy S4, or other Android device, you won't want to lose your contacts. Even if you've already made the switch and still have your iPhone, how exactly do you port those contacts over?
Luckily, there are a few easy ways to transfer them over, whether you have a Mac, PC, or no computer at all.

Contacts (for Mac Users)

If you have a Mac, it's a pretty sure bet that your iPhone contacts are already synced to your Contacts application (connecting your iPhone usually syncs them automatically). In order to transfer these contacts to your Galaxy Note 2, you'll need to first export them to your Gmail account. To do this:
  1. Open Contacts on your Mac.
  2. Select all of your contacts (Command+A).
  3. Click on File -> Export -> Export VCard.
How to Transfer iPhone Contacts Over to Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Other Android Device


  1. Save the file somewhere that you can easily find it.
  2. Log in to your Gmail account and go to Contacts.
  3. Click on Import Contacts and select the VCard you just saved.
  4. Your contacts will show up as Imported (Date you imported).
The next few steps will take place on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
  • If you're turning on your device for the first time, it will ask you if you want to sync your Google account. Sync that account and all of your contacts will show up.
  • If you've already been using the phone, you can head over to Settings ->Add account and log in to your Google account, making sure to checkSync Contacts under Sync settings.
How to Transfer iPhone Contacts Over to Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Other Android Device

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