How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

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Transferring contacts from your old iPhone to a new Android phone is a vital process, so how can you do it quickly and easily?

Google provides a quick and easy method for transferring your contacts (and all your other files) to iOS via the cloud. The solution is to use the Google Drive app for iOS, which can be used to backup all your files. Once you activate your new Android phone, all of your files will be waiting in the cloud for you to use or download.

First up, you’ll need to download the latest version of the Google Drive app for iOS onto your iPhone. You can then sign into the app using your Google account – or make an account if you don’t already have one. Once you’re set up, you can either upload contacts, files and photos individually – or you can let Google Drive do it all automatically.

When you go into the app’s Settings, you’ll soon find a Backup option; this will let Google Drive upload all of your contacts, photos and calendar events to cloud storage, meaning you’ll be able to access them online anywhere using Google’s Contacts, Calendar and Photos services. Simply choose which things you’d like to upload, then start the backup. Since upload speeds are often quite slow, this process might take up to a few hours – so make sure your phone is charging and connected to Wi-Fi!

Once everything has finished uploading to Google Drive, you can simply sign into your Google account on your new Android phone. This will synchronise all the Google apps on your phone with your new account, meaning your contacts, photos and calendar events will now be available at your fingertips.

What’s more, any future contacts or other files you create will automatically be stored in the cloud – you’ll never have to transfer files again!

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