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How to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android

--Thursday, March 26, 2015
What problems should be solved when you join the Android world from the past life on iPhone? Of course transferring your personal data especially your contacts. For some freshmen, it is a hot potato. Aim to how to transfer contacts from iCloud to Android, we have listed two ways to transfer your contacts--directly transfer contacts from iCloud to Android with Phone Transfer and import contacts as vCard file, one of which is come up as a comparison.

Section 1. Directly Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android

Step 1 Download and Install Phone Transfer
First and foremost, download and install Phone Transfer from the website. When Phone Transfer is successfully installed, run it. Window as below occurs. Click the green box--Restore from Backups. Remember to link your Android phone to Windows via a USB cable before the transferring.

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Step 2 Log in iCloud
Now, you can see a log-in interface. Key your iCloud account and then the password, the program will verify your identity and enter iCloud.

Log in iCloud

Note:
Backup files in other mobile managers, like iTunes, Blackberry, Samsung Kies, and etc. are supported.

Step 3 Download iCloud Backup
Your backup files in iCloud are listed in the left menu. Choose whichever one and then download it. During this process, keep your computer online. The blue bar in the Notice box will show you the progress of the download process. It will take some time. Please wait patiently.

Download iCloud Backup

Step 4 Sync Contacts to Android
Download is completed. The middle box has orderly displayed the downloaded items. Click Contacts and then Start Copy. Before copying, you can choose whether to clear data before copying or not. After that, contacts will be synced to your Android phone.

Sync Contacts to Android

Section 2. Transfer Contacts from iOS Devices to Androids via VCF File

Step 1 Sync Contacts to iCloud
First of all, make sure that you have synced your contracts to iCloud. If not, enter Setting in your iOS and then iCloud. Sign in your iCloud account and then swipe Contact to ON.

Sync Contacts to iCloud.

Step 2 Export Contacts from iCloud as a vCard File
Click in www.icloud.com and then sign in iCloud with your ID and password. Click Contacts and the gear icon at the left corner. You will see Export vCard. Press it to download contacts.

Export Contacts from iCloud as a vCard File

Step 3 Import iCloud Contacts to Android SD card
Plug your Android phone to Windows via a USB cable. A normal SD card in your Android will be automatically detected and recognized. Enter My Computer or Computer and find out your SD card. Copy and paste vCard files containing your contacts to it.

 Import iCloud Contacts to Android SD card

Step 4 Transfer Contacts to Android Device Contacts Book
Enter your Android contract book. Hit the menu button. Tap Import/Export and then Import from USB storage. Contacts in vCard will be transferred to your Android contract book.

 Transfer Contacts to Android Device Contacts Book

The two methods are available. Nonetheless, I prefer to the former one since it is far more simple than the latter one. More data such as messages, videos, photos, audios, call logs can also be transferred via this access. If you have two phones at hand, you are advised to directly transfer contacts between iPhone and Android with Phone to Phone Transfer. And if you have any questions, just put it forward. We will feed you back as soon as possible.

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