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How-to Transfer iPhone Contacts to a Google Pixel / Pixel XL

Discussion in 'Other Phones' started by DustenRust, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

    DustenRust Member

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    Share iPhone Contacts Using Google’s Type-C to Type-A Adapter:

    1. After you turn on your Pixel, insert the iPhone SIM card when prompted to insert a SIM
    2. Tap “Next” and select to copy data from a previous device
    3. Sign in to a Wi-Fi network when prompted
    4. Plug one end of the Lightning cable in the USB adapter of your Pixel and the other end to your iPhone
    5. One the phones are connected, unlock the iPhone
    6. Allow the Pixel to connect by tapping “Trust” at the pop-up
    7. Switch to the Pixel and sign in with your Google account
    8. Wait for the Google smartphone to finish searching iPhone data
    9. Then, enable “Contacts” and tap “Copy

    Sync iPhone Contacts with Google using iTunes:

    NOTE: Using iTunes on a computer connected to the Internet, you can sync your iPhone contacts with your Google account. You can then sync the account data with the Pixel smartphone.

    1. Connect the iPhone to your computer via USB
    2. Open iTunes on the PC
    3. Access “Info” and turn on “Sync Contacts With
    4. Select “Google Contacts” in the drop-down menu
    5. Sign in with your Google account or click “Configure” and select an existing account
    6. Click “Apply” to begin the sync
    7. Once the sync is done, switch to the Pixel and sign in with the same Google account used in iTunes
    8. Allow the account to sync contacts with the Pixel

    Share iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup:

    NOTE: In case your iPhone contacts have been backed up on your iCloud account, you can sign in to your account using a computer connected to the Internet, and export the contacts in vCard format for Android use.

    1. Open the Internet browser on the computer
    2. Visit iCloud
    3. Sign in with your iCloud account and access “Contacts
    4. Select the contacts you want to share and click “Settings
    5. Click “Export vCard” and wait for the file to be downloaded on the computer
    6. Once the process is done, perform one of the following steps below:
      • Open the Internet browser on the computer and import the vCard to “Google Contacts”, or:
      • Connect the Pixel / Pixel XL to your computer via USB, transfer the vCard to the phone storage and import it via “Contacts
    Using “My Contacts Backup”:

    NOTE: While the iTunes and iCloud methods require a computer connected to the Internet, alternatively you can transfer your iPhone contacts using third party applications. My Contacts Backup is an iOS app that can back up and transfer iPhone contacts via email.

    1. Launch the App Store and install “Send Anywhere” on the iPhone
    2. Open the app and tap “Backup”. This will create a backup file containing your iPhone contacts
    3. Once done, tap “Email” and make sure the vCard backup file is attached to the new email
    4. Send the email to your own address
    5. Switch to the Google Pixel, access the email and download the vCard attachment
    6. Import the vCard to your phonebook using “Contacts

    Using “Send Anywhere”:

    NOTE: Another third party app you can use to transfer contacts and other file types is Send Anywhere, on Android and iOS. The app uses a peer-2-peer connection to transfer contacts without a computer.

    1. Go to the App Store and install “Send Anywhere” on the iPhone
    2. Open the Play Store and install the app on the Pixel
    3. Launch the app on both smartphones
    4. On the iPhone, tap “Send” > “Contacts” and select the desired contacts
    5. Tap “Send” and choose a transfer method, such as “Receive” on the Pixel or “Generate QR Code” on the iPhone. Follow the on-screen steps to complete the process

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  2. Gaqbbhyt

    Gaqbbhyt New Member

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    It is possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone. but how to achieve that easily and quickly? I think you can use Coolmuster Phone Transfer software. It is an ideal solution for these kinds of transfer processes.
  3. yonglan

    yonglan Member

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    As I know, we can use Google account or mobile phone transfer tool to help us Transfer iPhone Contacts to a Google Pixel / Pixel XL. Just have a try and choose the one you like better.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017

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