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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone XR in 4 Ways

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Sofia Albert updated on Aug 29, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

If you've recently switched from an Android device to an iPhone, one of the things that might ring in your mind is how to transfer important files such as contacts. Having all your contacts transferred to your new device is important since it helps you to keep in touch with family and friends. Do you know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone?

No matter the answer, this article seeks to teach you four ways how you can easily move your Android contacts to a new iPhone XR. Please come along as we discuss these methods!

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone XR

You can transfer contacts from your Android phone to your iPhone XR using different methods. These methods allow you to transfer not just one but all your contacts. This section will discuss four ways to transfer contacts to iPhone XR from an Android phone. Read on to know which way works best for you!

Method #1. Transfer Using Third-party Tool

A third-party tool that we recommend in aiding to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone XR is Syncios Data Transfer. This tool enables you to move contacts to your iPhone XR in just one click. In addition to contacts, the tool allows you to move videos, music, text messages, bookmarks, etc.

Besides Android to iPhone transfer, Syncios Data Transfer allows you to perform other transfers like iOS to iOS, Android to Android, and iOS to Android. Below are steps to use this tool after you've downloaded and installed it:

Step 1. Launch Syncios Data Transfer and click on "Transfer" in the main window.

Step 2. Connect both your Android phone and iPhone XR via USB to your computer. The system should display both devices in the transfer window.

Step 3. Click "Next" to enter the "Select data to transfer" window.

Step 4. Select the contacts you want to transfer and click "Next."

Step 5. When the "During transfer, please do not disconnect either phone" popup appears, click OK to continue. The transfer process will begin. Syncios Data Transfer will copy all the selected contacts to your iPhone XR!

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Method #2. Transfer Using Google Account

Another easy way to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone XR is via a shared Google account. You just need to connect both devices to the same Google account; then, you're free to sync data, including contacts. You can achieve this through the following steps:

Step 1. Navigate to Settings on your Android phone.

Step 2. Scroll to "Accounts" and select your Google account.

Step 3. Next, tap on "Account sync" and ensure you turn on the "Contacts" section.

Step 4. Onto your iPhone XR, open Settings.

Step 5. Go to "Mail" and select "Accounts."

Step 6. Next, tap "Add Account." Enter the details similar to the Google account used on your Android phone.

Step 7. Once you can access the Google account on your iPhone XR, turn on the Contacts toggle. You've now synced all your Android phone contacts to your iPhone.  

Method #3. Transfer Using the Move to iOS App

To make things easier for you, Apple has created a tool known as the Move to iOS app that allows you to migrate data and files between an Android device and an iPhone. Some of the data that this tool allows you to transfer from your Android device, including contacts, photos, videos, text messages, etc. For effective transfer, both devices must have a similar Wi-Fi connection. Next, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Download and install the Move to iOS app on your Android phone.

Step 2. Launch it and tap Continue. Agree to the terms and conditions.

Step 3. Grant the app access to your data, including contacts.

Step 4. Once the "Find Your Code" screen displays, select Continue. You'll then need to enter a code to initiate the transfer process. You also need to launch the app on your iPhone XR.

Step 5. Download and install the Move to iOS app on your iPhone XR.

Step 6. Launch the application and tap on "Move Data from Android."

Step 7. Once a 10-digit or 6-digit code displays, copy and type it on your Android phone.

Step 8. When the transfer screen asks you for the content to transfer, select "Contacts," and tap Continue. Wait for the devices to load and connect.

Step 9. Once the above process completes, select Done on your Android phone. At the same time, tap on Continue on your iPhone XR. The system will now move all the contacts to your iPhone XR.

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Method #4. Transfer Using Bluetooth

This method is effective once you've enabled Bluetooth on both devices. Also, the devices should be within a discoverable range for easy transfer of contacts. You can move your contacts using the following steps:

Step 1. Enable Bluetooth on both Android and iPhone XR.

 Step 2. Go to "Apps" on your Android phone.

Step 3. Scroll to "Contacts" and tap on it.

Step 4. Select "MORE."

Step 5. Select the contacts you want to share and tap on the "Share" option.

Step 6. Next, tap on "Bluetooth" and select your iPhone. Once both devices get paired, your Android phone will transfer the selected contacts to your iPhone XR.

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FAQs on Transferring Contacts from Android to iPhone XR

Below are common questions about transferring contacts from an Android phone to iPhone XR.

1. How Do I Import Contacts to iPhone XR?

You can import contacts to iPhone XR using the following steps:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll downwards and select "Contacts."
  • Tap on "Import SIM Contacts" on the next screen. The system will import contacts from your SIM to your iPhone XR.
  • Once the import process finishes, swipe up to return to the home screen.

2. How Do I Transfer Data from Samsung to iPhone XR?

Since Samsung is an Android device, you can apply the methods discussed in this article. Just ensure you select all the data (including contacts) you want to transfer before initiating the process. Next, you can transfer your data using your Google account, the Move to iOS app, Bluetooth, or a third-party tool like Syncios Data Transfer.

3. Why Are My Contacts not Showing on My iPhone XR?

Contacts may fail to show up on your iPhone XR because of a recent system update or restore. Other common reasons for this include the following:

  • iPhone XR failing to sync your iCloud contacts.
  • You've accidentally enabled the Hide All Contacts option.
  • iPhone XR has failed to read contacts synced to Yahoo or Gmail.
  • iOS glitches on your device.

Ensure you address these issues and check whether iPhone XR can sync your contacts. 

The Conclusion

That's it! You've now learned how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone XR. As a recap, we've discussed that you can use the Syncios Data Transfer app, your Google account, the Move to iOS app, or Bluetooth to move contacts to iPhone XR.

Ensure you try out each of these methods to find the one that works best. Also, if you enjoyed reading this tutorial, don't forget to share it with your friends.