If you are switching from an iOS to an Android phone, here's how to transfer your contacts via iCloud, Gmail, or Google Drive. It is pretty simple to transition from Apple to Google's operating system despite their differences. 

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Transferring contacts is easier if you're doing it from one iPhone to another, likewise Android. However, there are easy ways to do it when jumping to another ecosystem. 

The process has been simplified thanks to the iCloud, Gmail, and Google Drive usability along with both platforms. Additionally, you could go beyond transferring your contacts through these channels. It could extend to photos, videos, and even calendar relocating. 

NDTV even noted that Google Drive is the best way to perform a complete transfer from Apple to Android.

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How to Transfer Contacts via Google Drive 

The Android support page flaunts the Google Drive method of switching from iOS to Android as the easiest.

  • Start by downloading Google Drive to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Sign in to your account. If there is no existing account, create one. 
  • Select the hamburger menu icon.
  • Then click "Settings" and tap "Backup" 
  • Choose the "Contacts" among Calendar, Photos, and Videos options. 
  • After it, you may now click "Start Backup" to begin the actual process. 
  • On your Android device, sign in to the account you've used to log in on to Google Drive. 
  • You may now access your contacts on your Android smartphone or tablet. 

How to Transfer Contacts via iCloud

The iCloud method allows users to transfer their contacts by uploading a file containing it to your new Android device. 

  • On your iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings app. 
  • Select "Profile"
  • Then, tap, the "iCloud" option. 
  • Toggle on Contacts.
  • On the bottom of the interface, select "iCloud Backup" to start the backup activity. 
  • Now, open a browser on your Android device and log in to icloud.com. 
  • Click Contacts. 
  • Select the Gear icon and choose "Select All."
  • Once more, click the Gear icon to tap "Export VCard." 
  • Open the vcf file downloaded from the iCloud page. 
  • After which, your contact will now be saved to your Android device.

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How to Transfer Contacts via Gmail 

Google's email has a plethora of functions. One of which transfers your contacts by syncing them to your account. This is by far the easiest way to do the transition due to its simple steps. 

  • Go to the Settings app of your iPhone or iPad 
  • Select Mail and click Accounts 
  • Tap Add Account to sign in to your Google profile. 
  • After it, click on Gmail, and don't forget to toggle the Contacts option. 
  • Upon finishing these steps, your contacts will now show up on your Android device. 

Elsewhere, you may check here if your device is eligible for an Android 11 update. Also, Apple's FaceTime is coming to your Android-powered phone. 

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