2 Simple Ways to Transfer iCloud Contacts to Android
It's quite easy to ditch an Android device for an iPhone, because the data transfer is quite simple. For example, you can transfer contacts from Android to iPhone easily. However, when switching from iPhone to Android, it's not that easy at all, for data on iPhone is kept on iPhone itself, iTunes or iCloud. If you want to sync iCloud contacts to Android phone, you must learn some tips and tricks. Otherwise, you'll fail to get contacts from iCloud to Android. Anyway, don't worry! The following introduces you 2 most widely used way to transfer contacts from iCloud to Android. Choose the way that's right for you:
- Solution 1. Directly Transfer iCloud Contacts to Android Phones (Easiest and Fastest Solution)
- Solution 2. Export iCloud Contacts > Import Exported Contacts to Android Phone (More Steps and Takes Longer to Accomplish)
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If you want to get contacts from iCloud to Android devices directly, a tool is needed, because there is no manual way available to do that. Here the strongly recommended tool is Wondershare MobileTrans, which is designed for users to transfer data almost from anywhere to smartphones.
Wondershare MobileTrans – Sync iCloud Contacts with Android
- Directly transfer contacts from iCloud to Android phones and tablets;
- Easy, simple and fast, no data erasing during the transferring process;
- Fully compatible with any Android device running in Android 4.2 and later;
4 Simple Steps to Sync iCloud Contacts with Android Phones Directly
Step 1. Install Wondershare MobileTrans
Click the download button below to get Wondershare MobileTrans installation package on your computer. After then follow the wizard to install and launch it. Use your Android phone USB digital cable to connect your phone with your computer.
Step 2. Sign in iCloud
In the main window of MobileTrans, click green color area – Restore from Backups. Then click "iCloud". In the newly popped up window, you're required to sign in iCloud. Just type in your iCloud account. Don't worry about the security of your iCloud account. Wondershare never collect any of your personal information. It only helps you to download the iCloud backup file that contains the contacts you need.
Note: before getting to step 2, you should firstly make sure you have backed up your contacts from your iOS device to iCloud (tap Settings > iCloud > Backup > enable "iCloud Backup" and tap "Back Up Now")
Step 3. Download iCloud Backup File
After logging in with iCloud account, you can see all of your latest iCloud backup files in the left side of the window. Choose the one that contains all the contacts you want to copy to Android phone and double-click it. When a notice pops up, asking you to download the backup file, just click "Download" to begin the downloading process.
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Step 4. Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android
After downloading the iCloud backup file, Wondershare MobileTrans will extract all contacts from the iCloud backup file for you. You just need to check the "Contacts" option in the middle of the window and click "Start Copy". That's it!
Solution 2. Export iCloud Contacts > Import Exported Contacts to Android Phone (More Complicated and Takes Longer to Accomplish)
If you know well about iCloud, you must know that contacts in iCloud can be exported as a vCard file. And the vCard file can be import to any Android device. That's how solution 2 comes out: Export iCloud contacts first, then import contacts to Android. Let's learn how to do it.
Step 1. Sync Contacts to iCloud
First and for the most, make sure you have synced contacts to iCloud. If not, follow the instruction to sync contacts from iOS device to iCloud: tap Settings > iCloud > sign in with your iCloud account > swipe "Contacts" to ON.
Step 2. Export Contacts from iCloud as a vCard File
Open www.icloud.com in a web browser on your computer. Sign in with your iCloud account and click "Contacts". In the control panel for contacts, there is a little gear icon at the bottom left. Click it and choose "Export vCard" to download the contacts.
Step 3. Import iCloud Contacts to Android SD card
Connect your Android phone with your computer via a USB cable. Its SD card will be recognized as a drive by your computer. Open "My Computer" or "Computer" to find and open it. Copy and paste the imported vCard file to it.
Step 4. Import iCloud Contacts to Android Device Contacts Book
Tap and open the Contacts app on your Android phone. Tap the menu icon left to the main button and you'll get a list. Choose "Import/Export" and choose "Import from USB storage". By doing this, all contacts in the vCard file will be copied to your Contacts book.