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How to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android - 5 Solutions

The release of the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 and Huawei P50 keep hitting the mobile device market. A number of iPhone users may finally switch to Android phone. One of the biggest boxing-related peeves is that the contacts may not be directly transferred from iPhone to Android.

But remember, there are still solutions. You just need to transfer contacts from iCloud to Android without the iPhone in hand. All iPhone contacts will then be moved to your new Android phone without data loss. Here are some potential solutions and apps to transfer all contacts from iCloud to Android Phone.

1. Direct Way to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android

It’s worth to try FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore if what you need is a hassle-free tool to transfer iCloud contacts from Android. It aims to back up the Android device/iPhone and then restore selected data to another device. Now, check for the detailed features of this special tool:

  • It is entirely free to back up all data on your Android and iPhone.
  • Restore all data or restore only contacts, text messages, etc from iCloud backup to iPhone/Android without affecting existing data.
  • It also supports to selectively or fully restore iTunes/FoneGeek backup to iPhone/Android.
  • Selectively preview and export 22+ types of data from Android/iPhone/iCloud/iTunes to computer.


To transfer contacts from iCloud to Android, you should get FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore software downloaded and installed to your computer initially.

Step 1. Launch this software and choose ‘Backup & Restore’ from the main window.

choose itunes backup

Step 2. Tap on "To view or restore previous backup files" and this software will then detect all backup files when you have logged into the iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup that saves the contacts you like and download this iCloud backup file.

choose itunes backup

Step 3.On this interface, different types of data will be will listed in category. Hit the ‘Contacts’ tab to preview all the contacts, then click on ‘Restore to Device’ to restore all contacts to Android at once.

restore only whatsapp from itunes

2. Indirect Way to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android

This solution allows you to transfer contacts from iCloud to Android via Google/iCloud Account. Let’s check the step-by-step guide below:

  • Hit Settings on iPhone and Click your name > iCloud to enable ‘Contacts’. The option of ‘Merge’ and ‘Cancel’ will soon pop up from the bottom of the device. Select ‘Merge’ and all the contacts saved on the local storage will be synced to iCloud.
  • Open any browsers on your computer and visit the site of icloud.com. After signing in with your iCloud account, click ‘Contacts’ and you will view all the contacts displayed on this interface. Choose the contacts you need and click ‘gear’ and ‘Select All’, select the option of ‘Export VCard’ and the selected contacts will be saved on your computer.

export icloud contacts

  • Contact the Android device to computer and click it when the device is detected by your computer.
  • Drag the VCF file to local folder and transfer contacts from the Contact app.  
  • Click on Import/Export > Import from storage > Import from SD card > Import the Vcard file and the contacts will be imported to the Android device.

3. Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android via Gmail

The premise behind this method is to export VCF file to computer. For this process, you can check the steps in 2nd method. After that, you can import all the contacts to Gmail account.

Step 1. On your Android device, log into the Gmail account and click ‘Contacts’ from the left panel.

sync icloud contacts via gmail

Step 2. Then click on ‘More’ option and select ‘Import’ to import contacts from CSV or vCard.

The contacts will be loaded to the Gmail account on your Android device.

4. Top 2 Apps to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android

You might wish to learn about some professional apps dedicated to transferring iCloud contacts to Android. The apps listed below will help you sync iCloud contacts without using a computer.

Synchronize Cloud Contacts

This app is able to sync some data between iPhone and Android device, such as contacts, calendars and reminders.

  • 2-way synchronization is supported, from server to client and from client to server.
  • In addition to transferring contacts, it also supports to delete, add contacts on Android phone.
  • Supported data types include contacts, calenders and reminders.

Sync for iCloud Contacts

It is a secure app to transfer contacts between iCloud and Android phone. Here are the unique features of this app:

  • You can sync multiple iCloud accounts with the phone.
  • Transfer all contacts in one click without limitation.
  • Transfer contact number as well as other information, just like contact images, address, etc.

To Conclude

In order to work easily, some people will use 2 phones such as an iPhone and an Android phone. If you are in need of syncing iCloud contacts with Android, you would learn 3 methods and 2 apps in this article. If you still have any other questions about contacts transferring or photos/videos/contacts/music/whatsApp transferring, you can leave a comment below.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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