Using iTunes to Transfer Contacts:

While iTunes is primarily a music player, the program also allows you to sync contacts from an iPhone with a Google account. Needless to say, this feature makes it quite easy for iPhone users to transfer their contacts on an Android smartphone. Synced contacts include the phone numbers, address, contact notes and any other details. For this method you need iTunes installed on a computer with Internet access.

  1. Open iTunes on the computer
  2. Use the proprietary USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer
  3. In iTunes, click on the iPhone to view the summary page
  4. Access the "Info" tab and mark the check box associated with "Sync Contacts With"
  5. Choose "Google Contacts" from the drop-down menu
  6. If you haven't registered your Google account in iTunes before, do so. Otherwise, you can click "Configure" and select an existing account
  7. To begin the syncing process, click "Apply"
  8. On the Samsung device, register the same account used in iTunes, if necessary. (NOTE: to add an account go to "Settings" > "Accounts"
  9. Set the Google account so that it can sync contacts with your Android device

Using iCloud to Transfer Contacts:

The iCloud service offers the possibility to back up and export contacts for an Android device. Assuming that you've used iCloud on your iPhone before, your contacts should be backed up on your iCloud account. For this method, you need access to a computer with Internet.

  1. Open the Internet browser on your computer and go to
  2. Click "Contacts"
  3. From the list of contacts, select the ones that you want to transfer to the Galaxy mini
  4. Once all the desired contacts have been marked, click the settings icon at the lower-left, depicting a cog wheel
  5. Select "Export vCard" and allow your computer to download the resulting VCF file
  6. At this point you can import the contacts using one of the two methods below:
    • Import the VCF file to "Google Contacts"
    • Connect your Galaxy S III mini Value Edition to your computer via USB, and transfer the vCard file to the device's "sdcard" directory. Next up, open the "People" app and press "Menu" > "Import / Export" > "Import from SD". Lastly, choose an account and select the proper VCF file to load

Using "My Contacts Backup":

In case you don't have access to a computer, you can perform a contact transfer from the iPhone using various applications, such as "My Contacts Backup". This iOS app allows you to share contacts from an iPhone via email.

  1. On the iPhone, visit the App Store to download "My Contacts Backup"
  2. Once installed, open the application and tap "Backup"
  3. After the backup file containing your contacts is created, tap "Email" to attach the file to it
  4. Enter your Gmail address as the recipient for the email and send it
  5. On the Galaxy device, open the email and download the attached file
  6. Import the VCF file's contacts using the "People" application and the "Import from SD" option

Using "Send Anywhere":

Send Anywhere is another application (for both iOS and Android) that can be used to transfer contacts from an iPhone through a P2P connection, without the need of a computer.

  1. On the Samsung device, install "Send Anywhere" from the Play Store
  2. Download the application on the iPhone from the App Store
  3. Open the application on both devices
  4. Pick up the iPhone and tap "Send" > "Contacts"
  5. Choose the contacts that you want to transfer and tap "Send"
  6. Lastly, select the desired transfer method. You can tap "Generate QR Code" to generate a code that you can scan with the Galaxy device's camera to begin the transfer process. You can also tap "Receive" on the Samsung device and type in the transfer code that has been randomly generated on the iPhone

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