If you are going to switch from Apple iPhone to an Android device, Google Pixel phone would be a great option. Google Pixel 5, which was revealed on September 30, 2020, comes with long battery life, quality software, and great camera. After switching from iPhone to a new Android phone like Pixel 5, there's one thing you may consider: how to transfer contacts and SMS from iPhone to Pixel? It seems a bit complicated to transfer data between these different systems. But don't worry, you can follow this guide to transfer contacts or SMS from iPhone to Pixel in 4 ways.
Part 1: How to Transfer Contacts & SMS from iPhone to Pixel with Mobile Transfer
Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts & Text Messages from iPhone to Pixel via Quick Switch Adapter
Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Google Pixel with Google Drive
Part 4: How to Import Contacts to Pixel from iPhone via iCloud
"How do I transfer data from old phone to Google Pixels?" Many people asked. The ideal tool to solve this problem would be Coolmuster Mobile Transfer. This phone data transfer tool enables you to transfer contacts, text messages, Books(PDF and ePub), Photos, Music, Videos from iPhone to Google Pixel in one go.
Key features of Coolmuster Mobile Transfer:
* Supports 4 Transfer Modes. It supports Android to Android, iOS to Android, iOS to iOS, and Android to iOS transfer.
* Cover Multiple Data Types. The supported files differ frsom transfer modes. For iOS to Android, it supports Contacts, SMS, Books (PDF and ePub), Music, Videos, Photos.
* Highly Safe & Easy to Use. Clean interface without the complicated menu, no data loss during transfer.
* Wide Compatibility. It is compatible with phones running Android 4.0 and up or iOS 5 and up, such as Google Pixel 7/6/5/4a/4 XL/4/3a XL/3a/3/2/2 XL, iPhone 14/14 Pro/13/13 Pro/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s, etc.
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How to transfer contacts & SMS from iPhone to Pixel with Mobile Transfer?
Step 1: Install and run Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your Windows/Mac computer, then click the Mobile Transfer module.
Step 2: Connect both your iPhone and Google Pixel to computer with USB cables. Follow the on-screen instructions to enable the USB debugging on your Android device. As for your iPhone, unlock it and tap Trust when the Trust This Computer notification prompted. When the software detects the two phones, you will see the main interface like below.
Step 3: Ensure that your iPhone is the Source phone, if not, click Flip to make a change. When everything is ready, select Contacts and Text Messages, then click the Start Copy button to start the transfer.
Quick Switch Adapter comes in the box with your Google Pixel device. It is an OTG adapter that enables you to connect your Pixel phone with another mobile phone using a USB cable. After connection, you can transfer various files from the old phone to your new Pixel, including contacts, messages, calendars, apps, music, photos, and videos.
Prerequisites for using Quick Switch Adapter:
* iPhone should be running iOS 8 and later and Pixel running Android 5.0 and later.
* Prepare your old phone's USB cable and the Quick Switch Adapter.
* Both phones are fully charged to ensure a stable transfer.
* Disable FaceTime and iMessage on your iPhone.
How to transfer text messages and contacts from iPhone X to Pixel 4:
Step 1: To start with, set up your new Google Pixel phone according to the prompts shown on the screen. Tap Next when you come to the Copy apps & data screen.
Step 2: Connect iPhone with Google Pixel. To do this, plug one end of the cable into iPhone and insert the other end to the Quick Switch Adapter, then plug the Quick Switch Adapter into your Google Pixel.
Step 3: Tap Trust on your iPhone.
Step 4: On your Pixel phone, sign in to your Google account with the password. If you don't have a Google account, create a new one.
Step 5: Then you can choose what to copy from the list, here we select Contacts and Messages, tap Copy.
Step 6: After transferring contacts and SMS to Pixel, you can continue to set up your Pixel phone.
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Google Drive is another way to import contacts to Pixel. It is a popular cloud service that enables you to access the data across the different devices. With it, you can transfer contacts, photos, videos, calendars, and events from iPhone to new Pixel device.
Copy contacts from iPhone to Google Pixel using Google Drive:
Step 1: Download the Google Drive app from App Store on your iPhone, then sign in to it with your Google account.
Step 2: Tap the menu icon > Settings > Backup > select Contacts to Back up.
Step 3: When the backup is done, sign into the same Google account on your Pixel phone and enable the contacts syncing. Then all the contacts you backed up on iPhone will be available on your Google Pixel phone.
The last method to move the contacts from iPhone to Pixel is by exporting contacts from iCloud and importing them to Google Contacts.
Check how to import contacts to Pixel from iPhone:
Step 1: Firstly, back up contacts on iPhone. To do this, head to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > enable Contacts.
Step 2: Visit iCloud.com, sign in to it with your Apple ID and password, then select Contacts.
Step 3: Click the Gear icon and then click Select All to select all the contacts, then click the Gear icon again and click Export vCard... . By doing so, all the contacts will be saved to your computer as vcf. format.
Step 4: Go to Google Contacts website and click Import from the left panel > click Select file > select the vCard files exported from iCloud.
Step 5: After importing the vCard files, sign in to the same Google account on your Pixel and enable the contacts syncing. You will then see the contacts from iPhone display on your Pixel phone.
Transferring contacts from iPhone to Pixel isn't that difficult as long as you master the right way. This post offers four workable ways to carry out this task. As you can see, using Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is the most straightforward way to transfer data from iPhone to Pixel. With only one click, all your contacts from iPhone can be moved to the Google Pixel phone. The speed is fast and no data loss happens during the transfer. Download this phone data transfer program and give it a go. If you run into any difficulities during use, feel free to leave a comment below.