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If you’re among those people who are switching sides and going Apple in the battle of operating systems and want to transfer your contacts from your android device to your iOS device (apple iPhone, iPad or even iPod) but you don’t trust the third party apps, then this guide might be the blessing you were searching for.

If your contacts are stored only under google account in the Contacts, read the first alternative of the step 1 (then proceed to step 2), if your contacts are mixed or you are just too cool to be aware of that, then go ahead and read the 2nd alternative of the step 1.

Step 1. If contacts are stored under Gmail account.

  1. Open Setting
  2. Select account & Sync
  3. Choose the desired google account for uploading the Contacts.
  4. Tick contacts option
  5. Switch ON Sync.

Step 1. Alternative Preparation (stored as Phone Contact, if under Gmail account, choose the alternative)

  1. Go to Contacts
  2. Select Back up Contacts
  3. Select Internal Storage

(By default, contacts will be saved as 0001.vcf in the internal storage.)

  1. Copy/move the file to the Computer
  2. Open Gmail account, select contacts and upload the .vcf backup


Step 2. Importing the contacts on the iOS device

  1. Open Setting
  2. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select Add Account
  4. Choose google for importing Contacts from Gmail.
  5. Fill details about username, and password
  6. Select services(make sure to switch on contacts) for sync

Congratulation! You just transferred all your contacts like a Boss!

Users may transfer contacts via SIM card, but SIM card are capable of carrying only a limited number of contacts. They are capable of only storing names till the first 14 characters and don’t store other info like email addresses.

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