Transfer Contacts From SIM Cards To iPhone

Was you purchased an Apple phone and need to transfer contacts from android to iPhone? To do this is simple and for this there are several ways that I will describe in this manual. And by the way, for this you should not use any third-party programs (although there are enough of them), because you already have everything that you may need. (If you need to transfer contacts in the opposite direction: Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android)

Transferring Android contacts to iPhone is possible both online, if the contacts are synchronized with Google, and without using the Internet, but almost directly: from phone to phone (almost. Because in the interval we need to use a computer). You can also import contacts from a SIM card to an iPhone, I’ll write about that too.

Move to iOS app for transferring data from Android to iPhone

In the second half of 2015, Apple released the Move to iOS app for Android smartphones and tablets, designed to transition to an iPhone or iPad. With this application, after purchasing an Apple device, you can transfer all your data, including contacts, to it relatively easily.

However, with a high probability you will have to transfer contacts to the iPhone after all manually, using one of the methods described below. The fact is that the application allows you to copy data only to a new iPhone or iPad, i.E. When it is activated, and if yours is already activated, then to use this method you will be forced to reset it with the loss of all data (which is why, I think, the rating of the application in the Play Market is slightly higher than 2 points).

Details on how to transfer contacts, calendars, photos and other information from Android to iPhone and iPad in this application can be found in the official Apple guide: https://support.Apple.Com/en-us/HT201196

Sync Google Contacts with iPhone

The first way for those who have Android contacts synchronized with Google. In this case, all we need to transfer them is to remember the username and password for your account, which you will need to enter in the iPhone settings.

In order to transfer contacts, go to the iPhone settings, select “Mail, Addresses, Calendars”, then. “Add Account”.

Transfer Contacts From SIM Cards To iPhone

Further actions may vary (read the description and choose what suits you best):

  1. You can simply add your Google account by selecting the appropriate item. After adding, you can choose what exactly to synchronize: Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes. By default, this entire set is synchronized.
  2. If you need to transfer only contacts, then click “Other” and then select “CardDAV account” and fill it with the following parameters: server. Google.Com, login and password, in the Description field you can write something at your discretion for example, Android Contacts. Save the record and your contacts will be synchronized.

Attention: if you have two-factor authentication enabled in your Google account (SMS arrives when you log in from a new computer), then you must create the application password and use this password when entering before performing the indicated points (in the first and second cases). (About what the application password is and how to create it: https://support.Google.Com/accounts/answer/185833?Hl=en)

How to copy contacts from Android phone to iPhone without synchronization

If you go to the “Contacts” application on android, press the menu button, select “Import / Export”, and then select “Export to storage”, then the vCard file with the extension.Vcf containing all your contacts will be saved on your phone Android and perfectly perceived by iPhone and Apple programs.

And then with this file you can do one of the following methods:

  • Email the contact file in an Android attachment to your iCloud address that you registered when you activated iPhone. Having received a letter in the Mail application on an iPhone, you can immediately import contacts by clicking on the attachment file.
  • Send directly from your Android phone via Bluetooth to your iPhone.
  • Copy the file to your computer, and then drag it to open iTunes (synchronized with your iPhone). See also: How to transfer Android contacts to a computer (there are described additional ways to get a file with contacts, including online).
  • If you have a Mac OS X computer, you can also drag and drop the contact file onto the Contacts application and, if you have iCloud sync enabled, they will appear on your iPhone.
  • Also, if you have synchronization with iCloud turned on, you can go to iCloud.Com on any computer or directly from Android in your browser, select the “Contacts” item there, and then click on the settings button (lower left) to select “Import vCard ”and specify the path to the.Vcf file.

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I think the above methods are not all possible, since the contacts in the.Vcf format are pretty universal and can be opened by almost any programs for working with this type of data.

How to transfer SIM card contacts

I don’t know if it’s worth highlighting the transfer of contacts from the SIM card to a separate item, but questions about this often arise.

So, to transfer contacts from a SIM card to iPhone, you just need to go to “Settings”. “Mail, addresses, calendars” and click on the “Import SIM Contacts” button below the “Contacts” subsection. In a matter of seconds, the contacts of the SIM card will be saved on your phone.

Additional Information

There are also many programs for Windows and Mac that allow you to transfer contacts and other information between Android and iPhone, however, in my opinion, as I wrote at the beginning, they are not needed, because you can easily do the same manually. Nevertheless, I will give a couple of such programs: all of a sudden, you have a different view on the appropriateness of their use:

  • Wonderdershare mobile transfer
  • Copytrans

In fact, the specified software is intended not only for copying contacts between phones on different platforms, but for synchronizing media files, photos and other data, but it is also suitable for contacts.

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01/25/2016 at 21:45

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05/16/2016 at 17:30

Thanks for the help in transferring contacts!

11/21/2017 at 22:58

Thank! Everything turned out. Successfully synchronized the first time)

01/03/2018 at 21:29

Thank! Everything worked out!

04/06/2018 at 02:08

Thank! Everything is very intelligible!

09/25/2019 at 07:16

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12/13/2019 at 17:47

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IOS has a convenient feature for importing contacts from a SIM card to iPhone. As for the reverse process, this feature is not included in the standard functionality, and many iPhone users experience the problem of transferring contacts from iPhone to SIM card. In this manual, we list the possible methods for such a transfer.

The need to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM-card may arise when changing the phone, a temporary transition to another smartphone, and even in a number of cases. However, if copying contacts from a SIM card to an iPhone is extremely simple, then transferring them in the opposite direction is quite problematic. Over, without jailbreaking, direct transfer of contacts from iPhone to SIM card impossible. However, you can still get around the problematic situation.

First, let’s talk about direct transfer, which requires an installed jailbreak.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM-card (jailbreak)

SIManager jailbreak tweak is responsible for transferring contacts from iPhone to SIM card. This already quite old utility allows you to very quickly and easily export all your contacts from iPhone to SIM-card for their subsequent import on another device.

SIManager can only be installed on a jailbreak device, so not everyone can use the utility. In the same case, if your iPhone is “hacked,” feel free to add the http://repo.Beyouriphone.Com repository and download the tweak from SIManager from there.

Note: SIManager 1.7 is recommended for download, which is the most stable.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM card without jailbreak

Unfortunately, there is no way to directly transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM card. Successful completion of this operation requires the initial transfer of contacts to another smartphone, for example, running Android and the subsequent import of the book to the SIM card. However, many will not need the last action anymore, since the goal of transferring contacts to the SIM card for many was importing them onto another smartphone. So what needs to be done.

Note: the Yandex.Move application was ideally suited for this process, however, recently it has been no longer available in the App Store and Google Play.

Step 1. Download the free My Contacts Backup app on your iPhone

Step 2. Launch the application and click Backup
Step 3. After the contacts are processed, click on Email.

Step 4. In the column “To»Enter your email address
The letter that you sent to yourself contains a file in vcf format, by opening it on another smartphone, you can easily import contacts. After that, these contacts can be saved to the SIM card with the standard functions of smartphones on other mobile operating systems. Here is such an ingenious system, although all this takes literally a few minutes.