Contacts! Android to iPhone! How?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Fugue, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    How would I move my contacts from my Droid to my iPhone? Would hate to manually add all 234 of them.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iFitz macrumors regular

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    Back up your contacts to your address book on your computer and the iPhone will automatically sync all your contacts.
     
  3. FiremanMike macrumors regular

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    I'm told you can import your gmail contacts to itunes which will be transferred to your iphone, a google search will quickly show you step by step instructions on how to do that.

    I've not tried it yet.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well assuming you use gmail just set your iPhone up to hook into gmail exchange and boom all contact transfered.
     
  5. Fugue thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^^ this ^^^^
     
  7. kicko macrumors 65816

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    would a restore from my older iphone also bring in my contacts & etc.

    (nojack)
     
  8. trizzil macrumors regular

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    go to gmail.com, go to contacts, select all, then export in vcard format onto desktop, load it in address book and sync it with itunes
     
  9. Eleonardo macrumors newbie

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    Second this. I used this method and it worked well, plus you can also get push gmail using this method instead of having the mail app poll every 15 mins.
     
  10. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Mac and MobileMe; the Mac Address Book app will sync with Google contacts, just as an FYI.
     
  11. Wateroksnmud macrumors regular

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    My Droid X required me to have a gmail account so I'm assuming yours does to. Your droid and gmail should be sync'd. If they are, when you get your iphone, you can put your gmail information in and have your iphone sync to your contacts just like the droid does. No issue at all.
     
  12. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    This is the easiest and fastest method:

    1. Go to www.google.com/contacts and verify that all of your contacts are listed
    2. On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Mail and create a new Exchange account (NOT Gmail account)
    3. Use your full gmail address
    4. Use m.google.com for the domain
    5. Select what you want to sync (contacts, calendar, etc)
    6. Done!
     
  13. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    And your emails are pushed automatically to your device!
     
  14. jskrap macrumors newbie

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    Great info, thanks!
     
  15. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    As others are saying, I had all my contacts in my gmail account. I believe when I first plugged in my iPhone 4 to activate it I was automatically prompted to upload my gmail contacts
     
  16. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    Good info on the Google contacts. Seems easy.

    I'm assuming my Facebook friends who have phone numbers listed can also be synced and integrated into contacts like the Android app?
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Google is universally useful. Almost every kind of phone syncs with their contacts, mail and calendars. (Google paid Microsoft for the right to rebrand ActiveSync as Google Sync.)

    You have to use a separate app. For example:

    http://www.maciverse.com/sync-your-facebook-friends-with-iphone-contacts.html
     
  18. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Correct, in the Facebook app click on friends, then sync in the upper right hand corner.
     
  19. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know what you put in the field for "server"?

    Edit: nevermind, I left domain blank and put m.google.com into the server field.
     
  20. slu macrumors 68000

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    Is this reply from 2006? "Mobile Me"..."Address Book"??

    Just sync your contacts with gmail and setup on new phone.

    EDIT: I just noticed this thread was brought back from the dead. I'll leave my dumb comments up anyway.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G3

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  22. zenbiad, Oct 24, 2015
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    zenbiad macrumors newbie

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    I've transfered 1400+ messages from LG phone to my iPhone with Mobiledic iPhone to Android transfer program, it works with my iPhone 6s. I don't tihnk "Move to iOS" works for everything because it only runs on the mobile system.
     

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