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How to Transfer Contacts From iPhone to Android

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If you have just got your hands on a shiny new Android Phone and are raring to use it for everything, one of the first hiccups that you'll face is while making a call. “How do I transfer contacts from iPhone to Android,” you may find yourself wondering! Well, wonder no more, for we today's article deals with just that! And, if you just bought an iPhone and wanted to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, you should check that out.

We show you how you can transfer contacts from iPhone to Android in a myriad of ways! From the blunt method of manually copying each and every one of them to using third-party apps! We also give a nod to cloud contacts based services such as Gmail and iTunes as they can prove to be a lifesaver when we need all the contacts transferred in a jiffy.

It is not always possible to carry a phone book or diary to get contacts always whenever you use another device. So you'll find that this article will prove to be an immense help to you whenever you jump between ecosystems from iOS to Android!

Transfer Contacts From iPhone to Android

#1. Transfer iPhone Contacts to Android Manually

When there are few numbers of contacts to transfer from iPhone to Android, you can save those contacts manually on your Android device. It will take a little bit of time. If you have mistakenly deleted text messages on Android, don't get panic. Here is a blog post explaining you to retrieve deleted text messages on Android.

#2. Using Contact Transferring Apps for iPhone to Android Transfer

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There are many well-known apps in store with good reputation by which you can transfer iPhone contacts. We have mentioned three of them in here

By MyContacts Backup App

Our first suggestion is the  ‘MyContacts Backup' app for transferring contacts from iPhone to Android. It is a very easy method.

Step 1

Download ‘My Contacts Backup' app, and install it.

Step 2

Allow the app to have access over your contacts.

Step 3

Select ‘Backup'. A backup file of your contacts will be created.

Step 4

Send the backup file to your email. Go to

Step 5

Now go to Gmail from your Android device and download the VCF file.

Step 6

Import your contacts to your Android device.

By PhoneSwappr App

Step  1

For using PhoneSwappr app, you have to download this app to your iOS and Android device.

Step  2

Go to the app on your phone, select ‘Send Contacts to Cloud' button.

Step  3

After the synchronisation is complete, a six digit code will be showing to you.

Step  4

Remember this code for applying it.

Step  5

Get this app on your Android device, then open it and select ‘Get Contacts from Cloud' button.

Step  6

Enter the code given to you.

Your contacts will be saved in your Android device within few minutes.

By Androidsoft Mobile Transfer

Step  1

 Download and install the Androidsoft Mobile Transfer app.

Step  2

Select a mode ‘Phone to phone transfer'.

Step  3

Connect your iPhone and Android device to your PC at the same time.

Step  4

Check the source phone is the iPhone and the destination are the android phone.

Step  5

Then select the ‘Start Copy' button to copy the contacts from the iPhone.

This way, the contacts will be copied from the iPhone to the Android device.

#3. Transfer iPhone Contacts to Android Through Gmail Account

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Step  1

Save all of your contacts of phone linked up with your Google Account.

Step  2

Sign in into your Google account through your Android phone.

Step  3

Go to ‘Contacts' app in your android phone.

Step  4

Then go to ‘Options' and open ‘contacts to display'.

Step  5

Select ‘All contacts' or your Gmail ID.

You will see all of the contacts saved with your Google act in your android phone.

#4. Using  iTune

For iPhones iTune is another convenient way to transfer iPhone contacts to Android.

Step 1

Connect your iPhone with your PC.

Step 2

Launch iTunes. Then click on ‘iPhone' button and go to the handset device screen.

Step 3

There you open ‘info' tab.

Step 4

Look through the option ‘Sync Contacts With' and then select ‘Google Contacts'.

Step 5

Provide your Goggle acct username and password.

Step 6

Click on ‘Apply'.

Thus, you synchronise your phone and then you log in into your Android device with your Google acct. All of your contacts will be there on your Android device.

#5. Using iCloud

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If you already have an iCloud account, it will be much less time consuming for you.

Step 1

Sign up or login into iCloud on your computer. Then merge your iPhone contacts with iTune.

Step 2

Select those contacts you want to transfer or select all contacts.

Step 3

Click on the gear button to select Export vCard. This will download a VCF file which would contain all the selected contacts of your iPhone. The file name would be explicit according to the number of selected contacts.

You can keep that VCF file at a certain storage location for a backup.

Step 4

Now connect your Android phone to the PC. Copy that VCF file and import contacts to your Android device by people app or Contacts.

Or, you can import your contacts to Google from that VCF file. Later, you can get those contacts by signing in to your Google account.

#6. Transferring Contacts from iPhone to Android by CopyTrans

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Step 1

Download and install ‘CopyTrans Contacts' program.

Step 2

Now run the ‘CopytTrans contacts' program on your PC and connect your iPhone to your PC.

Step 3

Select those contacts you want to transfer or select all contacts.

Step 4

Then select  ‘Export selected' button.

Step 5

Another window with several choices will appear. Select ‘Android (multiple .vcf files)'.

Step 6

Save those contacts in a particular location on your PC. It will be saved in the form of a multiple vCard files.

Step 7

Connect your Android phone to your PC.

Step 8

Now you drag your contact folder and drop it to the Android phone drive.

Step 9

Go to ‘Contacts' or ‘People' app, and select the ‘More' button.

Step 10

Navigate to the ‘Settings' option, then tap on ‘Import/Export contacts'.

This way all of your contacts will be transferred.

With increasing usage of smartphones, there is one issue that every smartphone user must have face and that is insufficient storage. If you are also facing that issue, here is something for you telling you how to fix insufficient storage issue.

With this, we come to the end of this article and hopefully, you've learned the various tips and tricks to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android. Do tell us which of these methods you found most useful in your endeavor of transferring contacts.

Sayani Biswas, a tech enthusiast and an avid reader of all things sci-fi. New to the world of blogging, but I hope my words potray my enthusasim for all things electronic.

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How to Delete Snapchat Account

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How to delete snapchat account

Alike various social networks, Snapchat is also a social networking app of its kind. The app was created long back and has not lost its popularity even after the introduction of various other similar apps.

Originally, Snapchat was a multimedia messaging app that lets you share videos with other Snapchat users (texts, drawings and pics sharing facility was added later). These shared files as basically known as “Snaps.”

The biggest upside of using Snapchat is that the files that you share cannot be downloaded on the other end. Also, the snaps are self-destructive – meaning that they destroy themselves once the recipient sees them, or after the desired time as decided by the sender.

Even if you are a Snapchat user and have no plan to learn how to delete the Snapchat account, you should consider learning how to delete a Snapchat account as you may find the information handy in the future.

Also, it is better to delete your Snapchat account instead of leaving it inactive. The reason for doing so is discussed below.

#1. How to Delete Snapchat Account – Using App

Step 1: Launch the official Snapchat application on your smartphone be it Android based on iOs based. In case you do not have the app on your device, simply download the Snapchat application from play store or iTunes, it’s fully free.
Step 2: As soon as you launch the app, the first impression will be of the login screen demanding your registered username and password. Enter the correct details to log in. In case, you have forgotten your password, and then you can recover it by implying the steps mentioned above.

In case, you have more than one or multiple Snap chat accounts, and then you are supposed to have different username and password for each one them. Enter the login details of the account which you wish to delete.

Step 3: After you have successfully logged in with the concerned username and password, you need to open the “Settings” panel in your Snapchat app. The settings options are usually found in the top-right corner of your smartphone's screen.

Step 4: Now navigate to the “support” option in the menu that appears subsequently.

Step 5: Among the numerous options that appear the as-as result of tapping on the support option, go with the “learning the basics” options for further.

Going with the – learning the basics option may appear to be a bit distinct. However, one needs to select this option to continue with the further process.

Steps 5: Once you enter the learning the basics screen, navigate to “Account Settings” options which will be a major step in deleting your Snapchat account.

Step 6: Ultimately, in the account settings menu you will be able to see the option namely – “Delete an account” Tap on deleting my account to continue the future course of action.

Note: we strongly recommend you to give a second thought to the decision of deleting your Snapchat account. As once deleted, the action cannot be reversed nor can the account be recovered.

Step 7: At last, you will be asked to enter your password once again in the text field as a method of confirmation. Also, you may be asked to enter the password more than once.

#2. How to Delete a Snapchat Account – Using Link

Step 1: Open this link in the browser of your PC or laptop or even your mobile! Although this link is supposed to work with major Android browser.

It is always recommended to use a PC or laptop for a better experience. Also, for iPhone and iPod users, Safari browser would be a great option.

Step 2: The link that opens is not a much fancy link. However, it is proven as the fastest method to delete a Snapchat account.

This step is much like one of the above-mentioned steps. In the webpage that appears, insert the concerned username and password of the Snapchat account that you wish to delete.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will be asked once more to enter the password as a step towards confirmation. Simply enter the same password that you had entered in the previous step.

Step 4: Finally, you will be able to see the “Delete my account” option right on your screen (desktop).

Step 5: Proceed with clicking on the delete my account option to delete your Snapchat account via PC or Laptop.

Notes

Follow the following steps to make sure whether your Snapchat account has been deleted or not:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your smartphone or the official website on your PC or Laptop.

Step 2: This step is to be followed with great attention. Now, enter username and password of the Snapchat account that you had attempted to delete with the help of above-mentioned steps.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will observer either of the two results:

  • You will be logged in to your Snapchat account, or
  • You will not be logged into your previously existing Snapchat account.

In case you observe the first option i.e. you are logged in to your Snapchat account, try following the above-mentioned steps once more to successfully execute the deletion process.

Also, it is recommended to wait for some time before you go with:

  • Verification of whether your account has been deleted or not; and
  • Retrying with the process of deleting your Snapchat account.

Final Words

We often find people inquiring about – How do you delete a Snapchat account. So this was all about how to delete a Snapchat account yourself using a link as well as a PC or a laptop.

It is often seen that many people, if they do not want to continue using any account, just make it inactive and do not delete.

The reasons can be numerous – either they do not have sufficient resources to learn How do I delete my Snapchat account, or they are lazy enough to learn how to delete a Snapchat.

However, it is always recommended to delete an account if you do not wish to use it as it may be used by anyone to perform some unethical stuff that can actually cause you troubles.

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How to Record Screen on Android Devices

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Recording Screen on Android has always been unconventional as there are not many apps and methods in the Play Store, which can Capture Android Screen Video.

So when I figured it out, so I thought I would write about some methods that I know of recording your Android's display. But why do you need to record screen on Android? Well, let’s have a look.

Why Record Screen:

  • You want to review app and upload it on some video channel like Youtube.
  • You want to record tool gaming skills on your phone
  • Share some files and tricks to get things done.
  • Maybe to show to root an Android Device, by recording its screen

Methods to Record Screen on Android:

As you might there is not just one method to record the screen on your Android, the fact is, which the best available method is for you.

To see these few methods by which you could record the screen quite easily and read How to Take a Screen Video using them.

ScreenCast Android app: Best app to Record Screen:

If you choose t go by the apps, this Screencast Video Recorder app for you. This app is the best option you could go by, for recording the Android screen.

As the options and ease of use this app provides is quite good, and also the app is easily accessible. This Android Screen recorder app costs around $4, but the features it offers are worth the price total.

But there are also some disadvantages to this app. This app would only work if you root your Phone, and also due to several reasons this app doesn't work on Galaxy Nexus, Tegra 2 or Tegra 3. Also, this app is available on

Download Screencast: App to Record Screen on Android

 Record Screen on Android Phone through an External Camera:

If the above method doesn't suit you, you could get you to work done by this was. You could record the screen of your Android by using a Digital Camera. It is a common option, by which most of the Phone reviews are based on.

Also, you could connect it through an HDMI screen and then do the Android Screen capture recording using it, but it is way too hectic, and also is a bit expensive as you will need to buy some hardware stuff.

Apart from these two conventional methods, one could use an emulator to record the Screen. Emulators are platforms that enable you to run platforms like iOS and Android right on your desktop screen.

And then by using a Screen Recording Software for PC, you could record it and indirectly record the Android Screen. Also, there is another way which I figured out in this video tutorial I watched on YouTube, have a look at it also.

These were some of the ways I think are effective in recording the Android Screen. Also, more method and suggestions are welcomed in the Comment section below.

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How to Get iOS 7 like Control Center on Your Android Device

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I have always been a big big fan of each and every feature of iOS and with the launch of iOS 7, iPhone users have a got a whole new refreshed User Interface.

Control Center was one of the most anticipates features of iOS 7 as it lets you pull all the controls and toggles from the bottom of the screen.

But all the people with an Android might also want such a feature included in their smartphone if you are one of them don't worry you are at the right place.

In this post, I will be giving you a complete step by step tutorial on How to get iOS 7 like Control Center on Your Android Device.

YOU DON'T REQUIRE ANY ROOT since Android is an open source Linux based operating system, you do not need to root your device for such changes, thanks to the open source nature of the os.

All you may need to do is download and install an app and you will be all good to go.

As Control Center is such a useful feature, Android developers also took it as a challenge to develop a control centre as good as iOS and they also have succeeded in making one.

Follow these steps:-

1. Firstly you need to download the .apk file for the app, the app is not available on the app store, so I have given a download link below for the .apk file.

Download Control Center from HERE

2. Once you have downloaded the .apk file, go ahead and install it on your Android manually.

3. Once you have installed the app, go to the settings panel of the app and select the toggles that you want to display in your control panel.

4. Save the settings and now you are all done with your control panel. Just pull it up from the bottom of the screen and enjoy.

The app won't cause any kind of damage to your phone, I have personally tested the app first, it runs smoothly and comes in really handy as it gives you the quick access to all the toggles that include- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, brightness battery etc.

The app comes in with thousands of customization, you can even set up the amount of translucency that you want in your control centre. You can change the format, font, colour and the shapes of the toggles.

Enjoy control centre on your Android now! hope you liked it.

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How to Get Blackberry Messenger for Android

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Blackberry is one of the most advanced phone provider company in the world and it's the first choice of all professionals.

Finally, they have decided to launch the Blackberry Messenger for Android and iPhone users. This great initiative will help millions of people to connect with each other and have better communication on the phone.

Many people are waiting for this update very eagerly and very excited to have this app on their android as well as the iPhone.

What are the features in Blackberry Messenger for Android?

  1. Share photos, videos, voice notes and files up to 6 MB.
  2. Communicate in real time.
  3. Scan barcodes, swap PINs or use BlackBerry® Tag1 to add BBM friends.
  4. Choose your picture or an animated avatar, add a personal message and customize chat bubble colours to make your BBM your own.
  5. BBC voice feature.
  6. Apps like Facebook®, Twitter®, BlackBerry® Travel™ app and BlackBerry® World®

So you are going to get many things equipped in a single messenger.

Click here to Get Blackberry messenger for android

 Why a company like a blackberry decided to launch this app?

You might have seen that the number of Android users are increasing at a very rapid rate and almost every company is launching Android-powered phones now.

They have made it very easy to reach in the hand of common people so that everyone can afford this most advanced OS on the earth.

On the other hand number of iPhone users are also increasing at very good (a little less speed than Android) and with the recent launch of iOS 7, it has become even more popular.

So the idea was to connect people all across the world even if they are non-blackberry users.

You can easily connect with your friends and family with your unique BB Pin.

Final words.

Soon this app will b available for all world and we all will be able to enjoy on our android as well as iPhones.

In my personal opinion, Blackberry Messenger for Android is going to become the next must-have application for Android.

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How To Remove Picasa Album From Android?

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The biggest advantage of using an Android device is that it is a subsidiary of Google. And if you're an Android user, then you're technically always synced with Google.

Your Google Account is always synced with your Android Smartphone. There are a lot of benefits of syncing your Google Account with your Android device. Like:

  1. You can wirelessly download and install apps on your Android device from your PC. Once you visit the Google Play Store via your PC and choose to install any application, it automatically downloads and installs the app to your selected Android device, provided you use the same Google Account and that your device is connected to the internet.
  2. You always receive new notifications, email, etc. straight into your Android device. You can receive notifications regarding your Gmail, YouTube, Google+ accounts and even respond to them directly from your device. Also, images uploaded to your Google account is automatically synced with your Android device and vice-versa.
  3. Another major advantage of syncing your Android device with your Google account is that you always get updated notifications. For example, if you get a notification from your Google account on both your Android device and PC, and if you respond to that notification from your PC, that notification will be automatically removed from your device. Hence, providing you only with updated notifications, always!

Why You Should Remove Picasa Album From Your Android Device?

Now here comes the major disadvantage. Most of the android devices today come with limited internal storage, and you're always trapped with your available internal storage as in most of the devices out there, you can't transfer the installed apps to your external storage.

So once you fill up your internal storage, you will start searching for ways to remove unwanted apps and empty storage space. One major way to empty internal storage is to remove Picasa album from android.

Even if you didn't download or install the Picasa for Android app, your Picasa web album is always automatically synced with your device and all new photo you upload to your Picasa Web Album can be accessed from your Android device too.

You can't delete the Picasa album from your gallery, and the only way to Remove Picasa album from your Android device is by disabling auto-sync of Picasa Web Album with your device.

And today, we will be showing you how to delete Picasa Album from your Android device.

How To Remove Picasa Album From Android?

Below is the procedure to Remove Picasa album from Android:

  1. First, navigate to Settings in your device.
  2. Then scroll down and find the Accounts menu.
  3. Click on Accounts, then click on the Google tab.
  4. Now click on the email address that is synced with your device.
  5. After clicking your synced email address, you will be displayed with a list of Google media's that has been synced with your device.
  6. Disable syncing with Picasa Web Album.

After doing so, if you again go to your Gallery, you can still see the Picasa Album. To completely remove the album from your device you need to clear your Gallery's cache, and here's how:

  1. Navigate again to Settings.
  2. From Settings, go to the Applications Manager of your device.
  3. Under Applications Manager you will see 3 tabs, namely “Downloaded, Running and All“.
  4. Swipe to the All tab.
  5. Now scroll down until you see Gallery, and then click on the Gallery option.
  6. From the box that appears, click on Clear Cache. And now the cache of your gallery will be cleared.

Don't worry, you'll not lose any of your existing albums except that you Can't view Picasa Web Albums anymore. After clearing the cache, the Picasa Album will be removed from your device.

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