Syncing contacts between devices is a must-have feature for smartphones. Google Sync or iCloud works perfectly on individual platforms. For example, if you are an Android user, add a Google account to all your Android devices so that all your contacts are synced automatically. But what if you have another iPhone and want to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in real time?
iPhone has iCloud that syncs all your contacts across all iOS devices. However, you can change this to sync your Google Account contacts. But how? I will answer it here. Follow this article to enable real-time contact synchronization between your Android device and iPhone.
How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in real time?
This process can be done in three steps:
- Add a Google account.
- Enable Gmail as your contact account.
- Test if it works.
Step 1: Add a Google account
So the first step is to add the Google account you used on your Android phone. Note that you need to add the same account that you added to your Android device.
To do so
Go to Settings> Passwords & Accounts and tap Add Account.
- Now from the list of accounts, select Google and tap on Continue.
- In the browser pop-up, fill in the details for your account and hit continue.
- Finally, select the items you want to be synced to your iPhone. In this case, we’ll select Contacts.
- Tap Save and your Google account has been added to this device.
Once you’ve added your account, you can move on to the next step. Google can also sync calendars, emails, and notes with your contacts. If you want to synchronize any of these, you need to enable them here. Otherwise, you can enable it later.
Step 2: Enable Gmail as your contact account
Now that you’ve added a Google account, switch to that account as your contact account. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings and tap Contacts.
- Tap the default account.
- Choose Gmail instead of iCloud.
Step 3: Test whether it works
Google sync works seamlessly across linked devices. But does it work well between Android and iOS? Let’s test how it works between iPhone and Android phones.
- Open a contact on your Android smartphone and create a new contact with your Google account.
- Make sure your internet connection is working.
- Search for the same contact on your iPhone, you should find it.
- The same works in reverse, and the newly added contacts on the iPhone are reflected on the Android phone.