By Lena / Last update December 22, 2020

The new iPhone SE is equipped with modern chip technology, featuring the same A13 Bionic chip as the iPhone 11 and will certainly provide a good experience, so you just get one to replace your current Android phone. Now the first thing you will wish to do is transfer data from Android to iPhone SE. In this article, I’ll show you how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020.

Note: If you want to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone SE after setup, you can refer to Method 2, 3, 4 to get the solution.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020 via Move to iOS

Move to iOS app is the official app developed by Apple to help users switch from Android device to new iPhone wirelessly. You can utilize this app to transfer contacts and more data like message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars.


>> If you have already set up your iPhone, you should go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to restart.
>> Download the Move to iOS app from Google Play Store on your Android phone and make sure the Wi-Fi is turned on.

Steps to Move Contacts from Android iPhone SE 2020

1. Set up iPhone SE 2020 until you see the App & Data screen > Choose Move Data from Android.

2. On your Android phone: Open Move to iOS app > Tap Continue > Read the terms and conditions that appear and tap Agree > Tap Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

3. On your iPhone SE: Tap Continue on the Move from Android screen > Wait for a ten-digit or six-digit code to appear.

Move Data From Android

4. On your Android phone: Enter the code that appears on iPhone > Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > Choose the content you want to transfer and tap Next.

Note: Please leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes even if your Android indicates that the process is complete.

5. The whole transfer can take a while depending on how much content you're moving. When you see the loading bar finishes on iPhone SE, tap Done on Android phone > tap Continue on iPhone and follow the onscreen steps to complete the setup process.

Method 2. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020 with SIM Card

If your Android phone takes the same size of SIM as your iPhone SE, you can try to move contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020 with the help of SIM card. First export the Android phone contacts to SIM card and then import the contacts to iPhone.

On your Android phone: Go to the Contacts app and find Import/Export contacts > Choose Export to SIM card option.

On your iPhone SE: Insert the SIM card > Go to Settings > Tap Contacts >Tap Import SIM Contacts.

Import SIM Contacts

Method 3. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020 Using Google

If you have already synced Android phone contacts with your Google account, transferring contacts to your new iPhone SE will be a breeze. You can simply turn on the contacts sync of Gmail to let them appear on your iPhone. Have no Google account? Click here to create one.

Step 1. Sync Android Phone Contacts to Google

Go to Settings > Choose Account & Sync or similar > Google > Sign in with your Google account > Turn on contacts sync.

Step 2. Sync Contacts to iPhone SE

On your iPhone SE: Go to Settings > Tap Accounts & Passwords > Tap Add Accounts > Choose Google > Enter the required information and tap Next> Tap Save when your account is verified > Turn on the Contacts sync option.

Email Sync Contacts

Note: If you have contacts synced with other services like Yahoo or Exchange, you can also refer to the above steps to sync contacts.

Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone SE through Mail

This method is recommended when you want to transfer several contacts. You should first email the contacts to yourself on your Android phone and then download the contacts on your iPhone SE. See the steps below to copy contacts from Android to iPhone SE via email.

On your Android Phone: Go to Contacts app > Find Import/Export contacts or similar > Tap Export to storage which will save your contacts as VCF file that can be open on iPhone > Then choose Share visible contacts/Share namecards via or similar > Choose the contacts you want to share and email it.

On your iPhone SE: Open Mail app to check the email > Tap to open the VCF file > Then you will get the option to add contacts from mail to the Contacts app. Choose Create New Contact or Add to Existing Contact according to your needs.

Transfer Contacts to iPhone via Email

Bonus Tip: An Easy Way to Backup iPhone SE Contacts and More

From the above, you know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone SE 2020. Here in this part, I’d like to introduce you one tool that can help you protect your contacts that stored on iPhone SE. In this way, you can always restore the contacts when you lose them accidentally.

AOMEI MBackupper is one professional iPhone backup manager for Windows PCs that offers an easy way to help you backup & restore the data you concern most. Supports contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, etc. It can help you backup all data in one-click or only the selected contacts as per your needs.

Click Backup

After the backup, you can check the backup file on your computer any time you want. You can choose to restore the contacts to any iDevice and it will not erase any existing data.


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