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How to Transfer Contacts and Photos from Android to iPhone 2023

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Gorilla updated on Aug 29, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

When getting a new phone, one of the most important things users care about is transferring important files from the old phone to the new device. Fortunately, moving files from Android to iPhone is not that hard. There are many ways to transfer files across operating systems, which makes migration much easier.

You can easily transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with EaseUS ChatTrans. You can also transfer music from your Android to iPod. There are always more methods than difficulties as long as we keep thinking.

In this article, you will learn how to transfer contacts and photos from Android to iPhone in a few efficient ways. Let's get into it now!

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts and Photos from Android to iPhone with Third-party Software

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To transfer contacts and photos from Android to iPhone, we suggest using a piece of useful third-party software. This third-party software is introduced to transfer contacts, videos, music, apps, photos, documents, and other data from Android to iPhone or vice versa. Before transferring data from Android to iPhone, you can also back up Android to PC to avoid data loss.

Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts and Photos from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Move to iOS is a mobile app developed by Apple, dedicated to moving your contacts, photos, music, videos, and other content from Android to iPhone wirelessly. Compared to the previous desktop software, this mobile app is more cumbersome and complicated. But in the following, we will show how to use it to migrate your contacts and photos step by step.

To transfer contacts and photos from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS:

Step 1. On your iPhone and Android phone, download Move to iOS and start the basic setup.

Step 2. Go to the Apps & Data screen in Move to iOS on your iPhone.

Step 3. Then select Move Data from Android > Move from Android > Continue.

Step 4. A ten-digit or six-digit code will display on the screen of your iPhone.

select Move data from Android and enter the code

Step 5. On your Android, enter this code on the screen when prompted.

Step 6. Then you will be asked to add a temporary Wi-Fi network created by your iPhone. Only in this way, can you use Move to iOS to transfer data from Android to iOS.

connect both devices

Step 7. When you're done, the Transfer Data screen will appear.

Step 8. Tap Contacts/Photos > Continue to start transferring your contacts and photos now.

Part 3. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Email

Move to iOS is quite complicated. If you would like to selectively transfer small portions of the contacts and photos, you can back up data by emailing yourself. It's not a common way but may be the easiest way to transfer data between two devices. Note that the data migrated via Email can't be integrated into the Contacts app and the Photos app.

Using Email, your contacts are saved and sent in a VCF (Variant Call Format) format which is also readable by iPhone models. And here's how:

Step 1. On your Android device, open your Photos/Contacts app.

Step 2. Then select the contacts/photos that you want to transfer. Although you can also select all, it is not recommended in view of transfer speed.

Step 3. Then select the Share button to share your data via Email.

Step 4. Then enter your recipient address and tap Send.

export contacts as VCF file on Android

Step 5. Once you send the Email successfully, go to Mail > Find the Email > open the VCF file > Follow the on-screen instruction to add contacts to the Contacts app on your iPhone.

add contacts to the Contacts app on your iPhone

Step 6. Also, you can download the photos from the Mail app on your iPhone.

Part 4. How to Transfer Contacts and Photos from Android to iPhone Separately

You can also transfer contacts or photos from Android to iPhone separately. It depends on you.

When it comes to contacts transfer from Android to iPhone, you can also use your SIM card or the sync feature of Google account in addition to the previous three solutions. Learn: "How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone 7 Plus" for a step-by-step guide on contact migration via SIM card and Google account.

As for individual photo transfer from Android to iPhone, it is recommended to use Google Photos or iCloud to back up them across mobile operating systems. Refer to "How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Android Without Computer" for detailed operating process.

Conclusion

In this guide, we have shared with you three ways to transfer contacts and photos together from Android to iPhone. And we also mentioned additional tips to move these files separately. If the problem is still left outstanding and unresolved, feel free to contact us for help. I'm happy to help.

FAQs on How to Transfer Contacts and Photos from Android to iPhone

For more information about how to transfer contacts and photos from Android to iPhone, you are able to check the following questions that people often ask.

1. How do I transfer photos from Android to iPhone directly?

Due to the different operating systems of Android and iPhone, you can't transfer photos across systems directly.

2. Can I transfer contacts from Android to iPhone via Bluetooth?

Actually you are able to transfer contacts from Android to Android via Bluetooth. However, you can't transfer anything from Android to iPhone via Bluetooth.

3. Does iCloud automatically back up contacts?

As long as your iPhone is plugged in, connected to WiFi, and you've enabled the contacts option in the iCloud backup settings, iCloud will back up your contacts.