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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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How do I export Android contacts to iOS?

Hey, I got an iPhone 4S for Christmas, I have a lot of phone numbers that was saved on my Android device and it would take too long to manually type them all out on my iPhone... is there anyway I can export those contacts to iOS without spending all day re-entering in contacts?


I'm with T-Mobile, so I had to also cut my SIM card into a micro SIM card, but I heard there was a way that you could export your contacts from Android on to iOS... does anyone know how to do this with just the SIM card?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Export them as a single vcard from your Android phone and email that to your iPhone.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Contacts should be saved in google... Go to gmail click on contacts and you should see them there. Export all contacts into apple format (vCard) I think. Then go to iCloud.com go to contacts and import them into iCloud.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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When I changed from SGS2 on T-mobile to iPhone 5, I went to the local T-mobile store. They pulled up all my sim contacts on the SGS2 using device and downloaded in on to the new SIM card on the iPhone.
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Hey, I got an iPhone 4S for Christmas, I have a lot of phone numbers that was saved on my Android device and it would take too long to manually type them all out on my iPhone... is there anyway I can export those contacts to iOS without spending all day re-entering in contacts?


I'm with T-Mobile, so I had to also cut my SIM card into a micro SIM card, but I heard there was a way that you could export your contacts from Android on to iOS... does anyone know how to do this with just the SIM card?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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Alright, so here's the situation. I switched from the HTC dream (T-mobile) to the iPhone 4S

I already cut my SIM into a micro SIM, do I need the actual HTC dream device to export contacts?

If I go to T-Mobile with the Micro SIM and it's extra cut out will they be able to send all of the contacts on to my iPhone 4S phone number list?

Keep in mind, I'm not talking about Facebook contacts, but I'm talking about like phone numbers that I've added -- I never added them into Gmail, so I'm confused why I would need Gmail for that...? I didn't have internet on my HTC dream, but I have data on my iPhone 4S..

Should I go to T-Mobile and have them do it? I'd also like to keep texts threads, and photos, videos etc. on my HTC dream.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Its nothing to do with your sim, contacts on smatphones aren't stored on the sim due to the limited size for contact fields. They can only store 1 or 2 numbers per contact, smartphones need fields for photo, emails, address, etc.

Are you sure your contacts aren't in your google account. Andorid is tightly integrated with google and I would expect it to copy them to your google account. Never used android tho so I an't confirm, but other posters seem to indicate this.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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Wow the answers above are more complex than they need to be

Presumably you logged into a Google account on your Android phone and your contacts synced to your Google account. All you have to do is add that account to iOS and they'll automatically sync.

It's that simple.

iOS supports syncing with Google, not just iCloud
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You don't have to go to T-Mobile to import your Android contacts if they're saved on your SIM card -- even if you converted it into a micro SIM. It's very simple:

First, put in your micro SIM card in your iPhone, then:

Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calender > Contacts > Import SIM contacts





You're done, it's as easy as that.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:56 PM   #9
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Wow the answers above are more complex than they need to be

Presumably you logged into a Google account on your Android phone and your contacts synced to your Google account. All you have to do is add that account to iOS and they'll automatically sync.

It's that simple.

iOS supports syncing with Google, not just iCloud
This is the right answer, AFAIK. No need to export them. They should be in you Google Account.

More specifically, you should set it up this way to sync just your contacts: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...answer=2753077
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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You don't have to go to T-Mobile to import your Android contacts if they're saved on your SIM card -- even if you converted it into a micro SIM. It's very simple:

First, put in your micro SIM card in your iPhone, then:

Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calender > Contacts > Import SIM contacts





You're done, it's as easy as that.
Thank you! This worked, and I feel stupid for not being able to find that lol. Guys, I used to have an Android phone, but I don't have a Gmail account, so I don't have an account to log into... I just wanted to get the list of phone numbers/contacts from my old phone to my iPhone

Thanks again all!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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I was getting confused reading these replies. All I did was set up my Gmail (Google) account through an Exchange Account - it gives you an option to import contacts and calendar. Very easy. Don't choose "Gmail" when setting up your mail, choose the "Exchange Account".
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I was getting confused reading these replies. All I did was set up my Gmail (Google) account through an Exchange Account - it gives you an option to import contacts and calendar. Very easy. Don't choose "Gmail" when setting up your mail, choose the "Exchange Account".
Same here. It turns out the OP didnt actually have a google account, so that wouldn't have worked, but there's no need to import Google contacts into iCloud as someone suggested earlier.
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