Switching to Android from iOS

2. Set up mobile mail and contacts

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Mobile

It’s easy to set up your mail and move your contacts to your Android device.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

2.1 Set up your mobile mail
2.2 Transfer your mobile contacts

2.1 Set up your mobile mail

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If you have a G Suite account (such as name@yourcompany.com):

Simply sign in to the Gmail app on your new Android device.

If you have a non-Gmail work account, you need to add it to the Gmail app:

  1. Open the Gmail app on your device and tap Menu Menu.
  2. At the top, next to your username, tap the Down arrow Down Arrowand thenAdd account.
  3. Add an email address:
    • For a non-Gmail address, tap Personal (IMAP/POP).
    • For a business email address that uses Microsoft® Exchange®, tap Exchange (available for Nexus devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later).
  4. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account.

If you don’t want to use the Gmail app:

You can download other web-based email providers from Google Play.

Set up an Android device with Gmail

2.2 Transfer your mobile contacts

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iOS

Check if your contacts are saved in Gmail or locally:

  1. On your iPhone, tap Settingsand thenMail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Under Contacts, see which default account is selected.

If your contacts are already synced with your G Suite account, Google Contacts automatically synchronizes.

Transfer your local contacts using an iCloud account:

  1. Make sure all your contacts are synced to iCloud.
    1. On your iPhone, go to Settingsand thenMail, Contacts, Calendars..
    2. Under Accounts, tap iCloud and set Contacts to the On position.
    3. When prompted, tap Merge to merge your contacts with iCloud.
  2. In a web browser on your computer, go to iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID, and click Contacts to open the contact manager.
    1. In the lower-left corner, click Settings Settingsand thenSelect All.
    2. Click Settings Settings again and select Export vCard.
  3. Open Google Contacts and sign in with your G Suite account.
    1. Click Import.
    2. Click Select file, select your saved vCard file, and click Import. Your contacts are synced to your G Suite account.
  4. On the left, click Duplicates to delete any duplicates. When you sign in to the Contacts app with your G Suite account on your Android device, you see all your contacts.

Transfer your local contacts using Apple® iTunes® if you don’t have iCloud or Gmail accounts:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, and find your device.
  2. On the Info tab, check the Sync Contacts with box, and select Google Contacts from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter your G Suite account and wait for your iPhone to sync. When you sign in to the Contacts app with your G Suite account on your Android device, you see all your contacts.

Transfer your local contacts using a SIM card:

Use a SIM card or third-party app to add or transfer your contacts.

Blackberry or Windows Phone

Transfer your local contacts using a web-based email provider other than Gmail:

  1. On your computer, open a web browser.
  2. Sign in to the email account with the contacts you want to export.
  3. Export your contacts to a CSV file and save the file to your hard drive. You may also have the option to export your calendar at the same time. For more information, see your email provider’s help center.

  4. Open Google Contacts and sign in with your G Suite account (name@yourcompany.com).

    1. Click More and select Import.
    2. Click Choose File, select your saved CSV file, and click Import to sync your contacts to your G Suite account.
  5. Click Moreand thenFind & merge duplicates to delete any duplicates. When you sign in to the Contacts app with your G Suite account on your Android device, you see all your contacts.

Transfer your local contacts using a SIM card:

Use a SIM card or third-party app to add or transfer your contacts.

Contacts appear on a phone

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