Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android locally, without a cloud

Note to self, next time I manage to convert someone from iOS to Android, this is how it’s done:

Sync iPhone to a Mac through iTunes
- On Info tab, select “sync contacts”
- (Optionally sync contacts to a specific addressbook folder)

Export contacts to a vCard file
- Open Address Book
- Select all contacts (in a folder)
- Drag them into desktop
- FooBar and 100 others.vcf file gets created

Import vCard into Android
- In Bluetooth preferences on Mac, pair with the Android device
- From Bluetooth menu on the Mac, select the Android phone, “Send file to device…”
- Select the vcf file created
- On the Android phone, accept the file transfer and import to contacts