Swap Contacts between Android and iPhone through Email

As two of the most popular smartphone OS, Android and iOS are the favorite choice for most people. People exchange data between different mobile phones a lot. To help Android and iPhone users exchange files and content a lot of mobile transfer tools are designed, such as the most notable one MobileTrans, which can help mobile users to copy contents like contacts, SMS messages, photos, videos, music, calendars, apps, between different phones such as iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC. For many casual users however they do not need such a professional mobile data transfer tool because they may want to share only one or two files, such as share a contant, a music song, they do not have much content to move between different phones. In this article, we will talk about how you can swap contacts between Android and iPhone via emails. Email is the most frequently used tool to exchange messages, send files, almost all users would have emails set up on their phones. Thus if we can send contacts from Android to iPhone or from iPhone to Android using Email, it could be very handy.
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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android through Email?

To transfer contacts from iPhone via email, open the Contacts app on iPhone, then open the contact you want to share, there will be a Share Contact option like below.

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Tap on the share contact item, you can see the email icon from the bottom section of your iPhone screen, see screenshot below.

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Choose Email, then the selected contacts on iPhone will be attached to a new email as a VCF file. Type in the recipient email address and send the contact from email. On the Android phone side, open the email, you should see the contact in a VCF file attached, tap to open it, this will automatically import the contacts from email to Contacts app for Android on your phone.

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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone through Email?

There are a huge number of Android phones on the market, such as Motorola, Lenovo, HTC, Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG and more. Different brands or manufacturers have their Android-powered phones customized. Thus you should see your Android phone differ from others, mostly in appearance. However they all share a lot of features that come with the Android system. To send contacts from Android to iPhone through email, you need to select the contacts on Android phone at first, then attach them to an email in an iPhone compatible format, after that go to download this file onto iPhone and import the contacts to the Contacts app on iPhone. Luckily most Android phones allow their users to export contacts in VCF file which is compatible with iPhone. We have an earlier guide covered this issue, please refer to: how to transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone via Email? If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, such as Galaxy S3, S4, S5, you can also refer to this guide: Steps to transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhone through Email.

How to Transfer Contacts between iPhone to Android through using Mobile Transfer?

If you want to switch phone from iPhone to Android or Android to iPhone, you need to copy over all contacts, messages, photos, videos, music and other data from one phone to another. In this case, you need a professional mobile data transfer tool. MobileTrans is such a tool to move over all your content and files between various mobile phones, such as iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo and many more. To swap contacts between iPhone and Android, just connect up both phones to computer via USB, then they will be displayed in this mobile transfer. See below screenshot.

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The left side should be the source device where your contacts are saved, the right device should be the target device which you want to transfer the contacts to. If they are in the wrong position, simply click the Flip button between them to switch. After that, go to tick to select Contacts from the Select to copy content column in the middle. This is to selectively copy specific data type between two phones. Finally click the Start Copy button at the bottom screen, which will copy all your contacts from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone.