How to transfer contacts and calendars from an Android phone to an iPhone

How to transfer contacts and calendars from an Android phone to an iPhone
Transferring your info from an old phone to a new one has always been a pain – especially if the two handsets are made by different manufacturers and refuse to "talk" to each other. And if they are on different operating systems? Ugh, the thought causes many to cringe.

However, this shouldn't necessarily be the case. In recent years, manufacturers have cared to provide tools, which help users quickly extract their data from their old handset and put it in the new one. As our tests with HTC's Transfer, Samsung's Smart Switch, and Sony's Xperia Transfer proved – while some of these apps make the process a bit easier than others, we could say that they all manage to do their jobs in a painless manner, be it in an Android-to-Android or iOS-to-android switch.

But what if you wish to try one of these new, large-screened iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? We all know that Apple likes to keep their ecosystem a bit more... isolated from others, but would this cause headaches for one who wishes to try their product out? Well, not too much, we found.

The most essential part of your information on an Android phone – your contacts, emails, and calendar events – are transferred extremely easy. So let's start with that:



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Why would anyone with android switch 2 iPhone? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

4. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because people like iPhone...I am android user though!

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Usually for experience or nostalgia, some people will switch to an iPhone. Usually they go right back though since going from a more capable OS to a less capable one is harder than the opposite.

11. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Backup phones are good to have. They may have lent an android to a friend. Android is very open. You'd think that Apple would have a migration app. Samsung smart switch works great and pulls icloud data.

12. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i would. it's the price i can't stand. i don't use things like widgets, multi-window, etc. the screen is just too small to be useful on a phone. the screen, the performance is crazy good.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I did and never looked back

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You have always been known to me to be in the iOS camp.

2. Harmonica7

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Anyone got a guide for the opposite?

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Do the same thing...sync contacts and calendar to gmail account on iPhone and then add account to android phone and select contacts and calendar for sync. you can use exchange/outlook account instead of gmail if you want to!

5. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They have links in the article for HTC's Transfer, Samsung's Smart Switch, and Sony's Xperia Transfer.

6. Amir1 unregistered

Unnecessary. once you go android you most likely never go back to iphone.

10. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Not in all cases, I left the Nexus 5 Android Lollipop for the new iPhone and will not be turning back. iOS has significantly improved since I last used it.

17. seven7dust unregistered

thats not universal by any means , a lot of midrange android phones are being sold to ignorant customers, which don't offer a great expereince ,laggy UI on top of slow processors and Gpus. So some might save up money and get a iPhone rather than a Android flagship cause of bad experience. the Customer satisfaction is quite low for many android OEMs other than samsung. Non-techie users/older generation using Android might also prefer the simplicity and speed of iO.S as well. also sometimes friends / girlfriends might be using a iPhone which might force people to switch to iO.S in order to use iMessage or facetime. and many more reasons

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can you name one of those models?

23. seven7dust unregistered

are you really saying that they aren't any low end android phones with bad processors , cameras , poorly designed UI ? c'mon even your favorite samsung has a few in their lineup then there's Lg , Htc desire series , kyocera , blu smartphones the list is endless, it would take too long.

8. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I'm an android user , but i might switch to iPhone pretty soon , but that does not mean that i'm leaving android "compeletly!"

9. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Never gonna happen :-)

15. AlikMalix unregistered

I tried Samsung S4 a year and a half ago. Switched back to iphone mostly just for iOS features that android doesn't offer (even Samsung). (Please ask me what they are)

16. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You can also use Office Outlook (the PIM-part of MS Office). iPhones sync to outlook through iTunes and you can use something like MyPhoneExplorer on Android to sync your device locally. No need to use any cloud especially when privacy is a concern.

19. shinywindow unregistered

you might want to write an article about how krapple users can switch their contacts back to the new samsung s6/edge! har har.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All you need is a Google Account, no transfer required. As soon as you sign into your account, contacts and calendar is automatically sync'd.

26. Alicia78

Posts: 3; Member since: May 05, 2015

Recently I have iPhone 6 and transferred all my major stuff like pictures,videos,contacts,calenders reminders from my old S5 to iPhone 6 with SmartIO app, it requires no long procedures,no cloud etc.

27. vinny1575

Posts: 3; Member since: May 06, 2015

For quickly transferring contacts checkout Qikshare on the app store.

28. mariekettering

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

I would like to share another tools - RecoveryAndroid Phone Transfer. One click to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android.

29. GladysWinni

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

Google account is very useful to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone. But all must be done with the internet connection. And when syncing Android music to iPhone in bulk, the slow speed is totally a pain. May be we can use USB cable to transfer contacts and calendars from Android to computer, and then get a third-party tool, like iOS File Transfer, to transfer contacts and calendars to iPhone from computer. Also you can use this too to sync iPhone contacts to Mac or PC, and then copy the data from computer to Android. The whole transferring process is safe and quick.

37. tyer205

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

With Gmail: If your contacts are synchronized in your gmail account, tt means you only need to put that gmail account over your new phone and switch the synchronization to on position, once the synchronization completes you will see all the contacts will appear on your new phone. With Phone transfer:

30. vinny1575

Posts: 3; Member since: May 06, 2015

I built an app for this very purpose. There is literally no setup needed. The apps name is Qikshare, it's a free app and all you need to do is download the app to both devices and from within the app click contacts (on the sending devices) -> select all -> Send -> then you choose your receiving phone from the dropdown list (The phone just needs to be nearby). Thats it! It's available on the Google Play Store and the Apple Store "Qikshare"

31. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Switching from Galaxy S4 to iPhone 6S, then follow this video and transfer your contacts from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone. and vice verse.

32. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Here is a video about transferring important data from Android smartphone to galaxy s6 edge+, also works with iPhone 6S Plus and Google Nexus 6P

33. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

transfer data between any two smartphones from iPhone or android

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