How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone XS Max

Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Jason Ben

Are you thinking of ditching your old Android phone for a new iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR? Do you you still want to retain your contacts while making the switch?

If yes, you may need to transfer the old contacts from the Android phone to the new iPhone device. Perhaps, your desire for transferring those contacts between the two phones is for other reasons that have to do with storage and use. For instance, as a business owner with a sizeable customer base, you can manage your contacts list better with an iPhone XS than with an Android.

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

This article will give you a step-by-step guide to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone XS (Max) using a wonderful software tool. All what you need do is to carefully follow the steps as outlined, so as not to mess up the entire process.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone XS or XS Max

Use the Effective Data Transferring Tool- Switch Mobile Transfer

It’s advisable to use an effective software solution in transferring contacts from Android to an iPhone XS, especially if you have a very large number of contacts to move.

Switch Mobile Transfer is an effective migration utility designed to transfer data files, including contacts, between Android and iPhone (XS, XR, or Max). The software gives you the power and flexibility to control what is being transferred.


Install the Switch Mobile Transfer software on your PC or desktop. Also enable the USB debugging mode on your Android to allow connection to the computer.

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Step 1 Select the Phone to Phone Transfer mode

Then, open the tool to select the Phone to Phone Transfer mode as displayed.
Switch Mobile Transfer Select Phone to Phone TransferAfter this, connect your iPhone XS , XS Max or XR and Android to the computer.

Step 2 Scan for the Source device

The software will scan the connected devices to ascertain Source and Destination devices between the two. When this happens, the names and icons of both devices are displayed on the screen. The Android should be shown as the Source device and the iPhone XS as the Destination device. If otherwise, use the Flip button to correct this.

Afterwards, you’ll see options for Android data (including contacts) to copy to iPhone XS on the middle pane.

Step 3 Choose the appropriate files and transfer

Select Contacts option and then click on the displayed Start Transfer button to begin the copying process. The progress of the transfer operation would be seen on the window.

Switch Mobile Transfer Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Make sure to see the process completed before disconnecting the devices from the computer.

After the contact files have been imported, disconnect your devices and check the iPhone address book to see if the contacts are intact.

Less Effective Methods of Transferring Contacts from Android to iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR

1# Use Google Account

To use this strategy, first sync the contact information on your Android with Google server. After this, enable the Contacts Sync feature on your Gmail account to add Android contacts to the Contacts app on your iPhone.

2# Use the Move to iOS App

If your contacts are stored in the Android storage and not on Google service online, you can still transfer these contacts onto your new iPhone XS device by using Apple’s free utility app called Move to iOS . It’s designed to transfer your contact details and other data from Android to iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR.

Note: This app can only transfer data or contacts to a brand-new or a factory-reset iPhone device.

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