Transferring Contacts via iTunes:

iTunes can be used to sync the contacts saved on your iPhone with a Google account. By doing so, you can then easily transfer the contacts over to an Android device, such as the HTC Desire 516. This is a pretty easy method of contact transfer, but it does require a computer with Internet access and iTunes installed.

  1. Launch iTunes on the computer
  2. Connect the iPhone to the computer via USB
  3. Once connected, the iPhone will appear in iTunes. Click the smartphone to access the summary page
  4. Click the "Info" tab and mark the "Sync Contacts With" check box
  5. Click the drop-down menu and select "Google Contacts"
  6. Register your Google account in iTunes. Alternatively, click "Configure" and select an existing Google account from the list (assuming that you've added one prior to following this guide)
  7. Click "Apply" and wait for iTunes to sync the contacts
  8. After the syncing process has finished, register the same Google account as the one used in iTunes, on the Desire 516. (NOTE: if you need to add an account, go to "Settings" > "Accounts")
  9. Set the account so that it can sync contacts with your phone

Transferring Contacts via iCloud:

Assuming that you have used the iCloud backup service on your iPhone before following this guide, then the contacts located on your iPhone should be stored on your iCloud account as well. You can access your account using a computer with access to the Internet, and you can export the contacts for Android use, as explained below:

  1. Launch the Internet browser on the computer and visit
  2. Log in with your iCloud account and click "Contacts"
  3. Mark the contacts that you wish to export
  4. Click the cog-wheel icon located in the lower-left area of the screen
  5. Click "Export vCard" and a VCF file containing the selected contacts will be downloaded on your PC
  6. Import the VCF file to "Google Contacts", or connect the Desire 516 to your computer via USB and copy the VCF file to the phone's "sdcard" directory. Next up, launch the "People" app, go to the "People" tab, press "Menu" and tap "import / Export". Choose an account if necessary, and select the vCard file to load it

Transferring Contacts via "My Contacts Backup":

In case you wish to transfer your contacts without having to use a computer, you can use various third party apps such as "My Contacts Backup" to get the job done. MCB is an iOS app that can back up the contacts on your iPhone in VCF file format, and send them to an Android device via email

  1. Go to the App Store and install "My Contacts Backup" on the iPhone
  2. Open the app and go to "Backup"
  3. After the file has been created, tap "Email" in order to attach the file to a new email
  4. Use your own Gmail address as the recipient for the email, and send it
  5. On the HTC Desire 516, open the email and download the attached file
  6. Launch the "People" app and import the downloaded file's contents using the "Import / Export" function

Transferring Contacts via "Send Anywhere":

Last but not least, you can use "Send Anywhere" to transfer the contacts from your iPhone to the HTC Desire 516. Send Anywhere is an iOS and Android app that can transfer contacts and other file types cross-platform, over a P2P connection. This method doesn't require you to have computer acces.

  1. Visit the Google App Store and install "Send Anywhere" on the Desire 516
  2. Go to the App Store and install the same app on the iPhone
  3. Open the app on both devices
  4. From the iPhone, tap "Send" and select "Contacts"
  5. Mark the contacts that you wish to send and tap "Send"
  6. Lastly, choose the desired sharing method. By tapping "Receive" on the Desire 516, you can enter the randomly generated transfer code from the iPhone. Otherwise, you can tap "Generate QR Code" on the iPhone, and scan the code with the HTC smartphone's camera to begin the transfer process

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