Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone via Email

In an earlier guide we demonstrated how you can copy all contacts from Android powered phones to Apple iPhone. In that guide we used Mobile Transfer which can help you copy content, such as contacts, MSM messages, photos, videos, music, calenders, apps, call logs and other data from one phone to another phone directly. This mobile content transfer tool is ideal when you switch from old to new phones. However sometimes if you want to selectively transfer only several specific files, such as a few mobile contacts, from an Android phone to an iPhone, this mobile transfer software is actually not the easiest solution. In this tutorial, we will reveal how you can use emails to send contacts from an Android phone to iPhone. Unlike the mobile transfer app for desktop, the email transfer method requires only internet connection, no USB data cables are required. You an transfer contacts from Android to iPhone through email just like you send any photos. It is really easy and effective.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone through Email?

Tap to open the Contacts app on your Android phone, then press the menu button beside the home or main button of your Android phone, this will bring up the menu where you can manage contacts and groups, create new contacts, delete contacts, sync contacts, import contacts, export contacts and so on. Depends on your Android phone and its model, it differs in appearance. If you are using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can refer to this guide: how to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhone through email?

import export contacts on android

Select the Import Export option, you will then open a list of all available export or import options, such as import contacts from SD card to SIM card, import contacts from SD card to phone, export contacts from phone to SIM card, export contacts from SIM card to SD card, copy contacts between SIM card and SD card, or between one SIM card to another. In this demo, we are going to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone through Emai, so choose an option called “Share visible Contacts”, “Share Namecards via” or in any other names.

share contacts on android phone

Once you have selected how to share your mobile contacts on Android phones, you will be taken to a screen where you can select contacts to transfer. You can tick the Select All box to transfer all contacts from Android to iPhone, or you can tick to choose specific contacts to share with another mobile phone owner.

select contacts on android phone

After selection of the contacts, click OK to confirm, you will bring up a new screen with all available sharing options on your phone like below.

transfer contacts through email from android

You can share your mobile contacts on Android phone through Bluetooth, Email, Messaging, Skype, WhatsApp and any other apps supported. See an example here: Steps to swap contacts between Android and iPhone through WhatsApp.
In this guide we will transfer contacts from Android to iPhone through email, so choose Email from the above screen. You will then open the email app on your Android phone with the selected mobile contacts contained in a single VCF file attached to a new email, you can then type in the email recipient address, input a email subject and some content in the mail body if like and send out the email to yourself or the iPhone user. The recipient can then open this email and open the attached VCF contacts file, they can directly import contacts in VCF file into their Contacts app on iPhone. You can check out this guide to see how to import contacts in VCF format to iPhone through email here.