How to Transfer Android Phonebook

You are about to change your smartphone and would like a hand to transfer the address book of Android on your new phone? For work reasons you find yourself using both an iPhone and an Android smartphone and would you like to synchronize the contacts on the two devices? I am happy to inform you that you have come to the right place at the right time!

With today's guide, we'll see how to transfer android phonebook on other smartphones, tablets or PCs in the fastest and easiest way possible. You can perform this operation both automatically, through synchronization of the Google account, and manually, by exporting the address book to a file.

If you can't wait to start reading my guide, I would say not to get lost in chat further. Choose which platform to operate on, identify the procedure that best suits your needs and put it into practice by following the instructions below. In no time at all, you'll have your contacts on all the devices you need them on. Enjoy the reading!

How to Transfer Android Phonebook to Google

The easiest way to transfer your Android phonebook from one device to another, be it a smartphone, tablet or PC, is to sync it with gmail. In this way, all contacts are saved on the Internet and any changes applied to them are automatically synchronized on all devices.

The synchronization of contacts with Gmail should already be active by default on your smartphone. In any case, to check that everything is in order, open the menu of Settings of Android (theicona dell'ingranaggio on the home screen or in the drawer), select the item users and Account from the latter and presses on the wording Google.

In the screen that opens, select yours Gmail indirizzo and make sure that the Contacts is active. If not, set it to ON, moving it to the right, and wait a few seconds for the synchronization of the address book with Gmail to be completed.

Haven't associated a Google account with your smartphone yet? No problem, select the item Users and Accounts on the menu Settings of Android, presses the button Add account and start setting up a new account Googleby selecting the appropriate item from the screen you see.

Now, all you have to do is decide to create a new Google account, in case you don't have one, or log in with the one you already have. In this regard, I can recommend some guides I wrote on these topics, such as the one on how to create a Google account and the one on how to associate an Android phone with Google.

Once you've done this, the last step you need to take is to turn on Google account sync. Generally, as I have already told you, it is enabled by default, but you can follow the instructions I gave you at the beginning of this chapter to verify that it is active.

How to Transfer Android Phonebook to Other Phone

If you intend to transfer the address book on your Android smartphone to another mobile device with the same operating system or even to an iPhone, the procedures you need to follow are those that I will describe in the next chapters.

How to Transfer Phonebook Between Android

In case you want to transfer the address book to a new Android smartphone, you have two solutions that you can put into practice: use the Google account sync or transfer manually via file vCard. The latter is a text file that contains all the names, telephone numbers and addresses of the contacts in the address book and allows them to be imported to any device or operating system.

To synchronize with the Google account, I have already explained to you in detail how to do this in the previous chapter. So, you just have to check that the synchronization of contacts is enabled on the Google account and, subsequently, associate the same Gmail account on the new smartphone: you can find all the details in this guide.

If you want, instead, to carry out the transfer procedure manually, perhaps because another Google account is already associated with it, you can try exporting the address book to a file .VCF (vCard). In this case, open the app Contacts and presses the icon . In the pane that appears, select the items Import / Export> Export to archive.

If you want transfer Android phonebook to SD card, choose instead the appropriate item that shows this wording. In both cases, you will be shown an on-screen warning indicating that the fillet .VCF it will be in the phone memory or SD card.

Please note: if you are using a Samsung smartphone, the procedure to follow may be slightly different. After entering the application Contacts you have to select the tab Contacts, press the button [...] I will select the voice Settings from the menu that opens. After that you need to move up Contacts and choose the option Import / Export give the menu check if you press.

At this point, you can recover the .VCF file by connecting the Android smartphone to the PC or by ejecting the SD card and inserting it into the new smartphone. Alternatively, you can use a file management app (like Google files) to reach the location of the file and transfer it to the new phone, as I indicated in this guide.

After you have placed the file .VCF on the new smartphone, you need to import it into the address book. To do this, start the app Contactspigia sull'icona e seleciona le voci Import / Export> Import from archive. Choose the option Telephone (or the one related to external memory) and wait for the file to be displayed on the box below.

Well: we're almost there. All you have to do is select the file .VCF to start the process of importing the contacts, which will be automatically synchronized on the Google account, in case you have activated this feature.

For more information on how to import contacts, read my guide on how to open VCF files, in which I explained how to use VCF files on the most popular operating systems. It is much simpler than you imagine.

How to Transfer Android Phonebook to IPhone

For transfer Android phonebook to iPhone (or iPad), you can also in this case proceed by performing both the synchronization with Google account than using a file vCard.

To synchronize Android contacts on Gmail and export them as a vCard file, you can proceed as I described in the previous chapter of the tutorial. Once this is done, if you have decided to proceed with the online synchronization of contacts, start the app Settings iOS (or iPadOS) and press on the items Password and account> Add account (on iOS 14 and later you have to go up Settings> Mail or Settings> Contacts). Press, therefore, on the wording Google, log in with the same account where you synchronized the address book on Android and make sure that the lever relative to Contacts sia spostata her ON.

If you have already set up a Google account on your iPhone and want to check if contact synchronization is enabled, in the section Password and account (on iOS 14 and later you have to go up Settings> Mail or Settings> Contacts) of the app Settings iPhone, tap onGoogle account just imported and make sure the voice is enabled Contacts. If not, move up ON the lever next to this wording.

To make the Gmail address book default on your iPhone, so that new contacts are saved on it and also synchronized on your Android device, go to the menu Settings> Contacts and sets the default account on Gmail. To learn more about the whole procedure, you can check out my guide on how to sync iPhone contacts with Gmail.

If, on the other hand, you are in possession of the file .VCF since you have exported the address book to file, all you have to do is send it to your iPhone via email. By doing so, as soon as you receive the email, all you have to do is press on the attachment (precisely the file .VCF) and run the contact import wizard via the app Contacts. I told you about it in detail in my guide on how to import VCF to iPhone.

How to Transfer Android Phonebook to PC

Do you want transfer Android phonebook to PC? In this case, know that the procedure can be done in a few on both Windows and macOS. How? You will find all the information you need in the next chapters.

How to Transfer Phonebook from Android to Windows

On PCs with an operating system Windows 10, importing Google contacts is an operation that only takes a few minutes.

You must know that you can add a Google account, on which you have previously synchronized the address book on Gmail, through the appropriate section of the panel of the Settings on Windows 10. Then press the menu Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and click on theicona dell'ingranaggio Present on the menu if you press.

At this point, press on the items Account> Email and account and fai clic sul tasto Add an account. In the screen that is shown to you, select the wording Google and follow the wizard to log in with your Google account.

After doing this, your contacts will be automatically synchronized to your PC. If you want to make sure that this feature is enabled, in the section Email and account, fai clic sull 'Google account just connected and press the button Manage.

In the screen you see, click on the wording Change your mailbox sync settings and make sure it's set to ON the lever under the heading Contacts. Finally, click on the button Done, per salvare I modified it.

Starting the application Contacts, which you find in the menu Start of Windows, you will be able to find all the contacts that are also on your Android smartphone.

To transfer contacts to software on your PC, such as an e-mail client (for example Outlook o Thunderbird), you need to set up your Google account on it. It is very easy, however I have explained in detail how to do it in my tutorials on how to read Gmail mail, how to configure Outlook with Gmail and how to synchronize Gmail contacts.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to act "manually" through VCF files, follow the instructions I gave you in my tutorial on how to open VCF files.

How to Transfer Phonebook from Android to Mac

Also on Poppy you can import the address book on an Android smartphone. How? I'll explain it to you immediately. After synchronizing the Android address book with the Google account, as I explained to you in the previous chapter of the guide, connect the latter to macOS.

To do this, click on the Apple logo located on the menu bar, top left. Then, on the screen you see, select the item System Preference and, in the panel that opens, click on the items Account Internet> Google.

At this point, follow the wizard to log in with your Google account credentials. Among the options that you are prompted for for synchronization, make sure that the checkbox is activated Contacts. Then press the button end And that's it! You will find the contacts within the application Contacts e Mail say macOS.

Also in this case, if you prefer to act "manually" via VCF file, follow the instructions I gave you in my tutorial on how to open VCF files.