Panduan Membeli Telefon Pintar Untuk Pengguna Cacat Penglihatan


Beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini, telefon pintar telah menjadi satu keperluan bagi kebanyakkan pengguna telefon bimbit. Memang tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa masih ada pengguna yang menggemari telefon klasik seperti Nokia 3310, namun jumlahnya mungkin tidak ramai. Setiap tahun bermacam-macam jenis telefon yang dikeluarkan oleh pelbagai syarikat, dan telefon pintar ini menggunakan sistem operasi Android. Hanya telefon keluaran Apple sahaja yang menggunakan sistem operasi iOS. Panduan ini diwujudkan untuk membantu anda memilih telefon-telefon yang mesra OKU penglihatan.


Android

Android merupakan sistem operasi yang bersifat sumber terbuka atau “open source”. Ini membolehkan syarikat-syarikat pengeluar telefon mengubahsuai antaramuka Android untuk menjadikannya kelihatan lebih menarik dan menambah ciri-ciri tertentu yang tiada dalam sistem Android asli untuk disesuaikan dengan telefon keluaran mereka. Malangnya, tidak semua penambahan dan pengubahsuaian ini mengambil kira fungsi “accessibility” yang sangat diperlukan oleh pembaca skrin. Hal ini menyebabkan pengguna perlu mengubah pelbagai tetapan asal sekiranya mereka membeli salah satu daripada telefon yang telah banyak dicustomasi sehingga menjejaskan tahap kebolehcapaian fungsi telefon tersebut.


Perubahan-perubahan ini mungkin tidak menjadi masalah bagi seseorang yang telah mahir, tetapi bagi mereka yang baru hendak belajar, ia mungkin agak sukar untuk dicapai. Oleh itu, panduan ini diwujudkan agar dapat membantu golongan cacat penglihatan yang berhasrat membeli telefon dengan sistem operasi Android agar dapat memaksimumkan pengalaman mereka ketika menggunakan telefon yang dibeli. Berikut adalah cadangan untuk memilih telefon Android yang bukan saja “accessible”, tetapi boleh digunakan dengan sebaik-baiknya oleh warga cacat penglihatan.


  • Telefon-telefon keluaran Google, seperti Nexus dan Pixel. Telefon-telefon ini menggunakan Android asli dan menerima kemas kini daripada Google. Walaubagaimanapun, setakat ini pengguna di Malaysia hanya bergantung pada set import (AP set) sekiranya hendak membeli telefon Nexus atau Pixel. Ia lebih menyukarkan lagi apabila pihak Google telah menghentikan pengeluaran telefon Nexus pada tahun 2016 dan digantikan dengan Pixel yang mana Pixel adalah produk Google yang lebih primium harganya.

  • Telefon-telefon di bawah projek Android One. Umum mengetahui bahawa semua telefon di bawah projek Android One menggunakan Android asli daripada Google walaupun telefon ini dibuat oleh syarikat-syarikat lain. Antara jenama-jenama telefon yang setakat hari ini terletak di bawah projek Android One termasuk:
    1. Telefon-telefon baharu keluaran Nokia seperti Nokia 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 dan lain-lain.
    2. Xiaomi Mi A1 dan Mi A2.
    3. HTC U11 Life.
    4. Motorola Moto X4.
    5. General Mobile GM6/GM5/GM5 Plus.
    6. Y!Mobile X1/X2/S1/S2.

    Tidak semua telefon-telefon ini ada di pasaran Malaysia.


  • Telefon-telefon keluaran Samsung. Sungguhpun mempunyai modifikasi oleh pihak Samsung, tahap kebolehgunaan telefon ini masih sangat baik bagi golongan cacat penglihatan. Pada telefon Samsung yang berspesifikasi sederhana tinggi dan telefon flagship, ia turut didatangi dengan Voice Assistance, sebuah perisian pembaca skrin yang dihasilkan oleh pihak Samsung berasaskan kod sumber daripada Talkback.

  • Telefon-telefon keluaran Motorola. Sejak dari tahun 2013, pihak Motorola telah menghasilkan beberapa katagori telefon yang menggunakan system operasi Android asli. Antara model telefon Motorola ialah Moto C, Moto E, Moto G, Moto M, Moto X dan juga Moto Z. Walaupun Motorola mengunakan system operasi Android asli pada telefon-telefon keluaran mereka, ia terdapat perbezaan berbanding dengan telefon-telefon dalam projek Android One iaitu telefon-telefon Motorola dipakejkan bersama beberapa aplikasi dari pihak Motorola, meskipun begitu ia tidak mengganggu penggunaan pembaca skrin.

  • Lain-lain jenama yang tidak dinyatakan di atas, bagi pengguna yang sanggup menghadapi risiko akibat pengubahsuaian yang telah mengganggu fungsi “accessibility”. Bagi warga cacat penglihatan yang memilih jalan ini, anda perlu mengubah pelbagai tetapan seperti menukar launcher, menukar dialer, memasang perisian Talkback dan sebagainya. Telefon-telefon ini boleh digunakan tetapi anda perlu bersedia untuk menghadapi sebarang fungsi yang mungkin tidak boleh dicapai oleh pembaca skrin Talkback.


Telefon Pintar Apple

Berbeza dengan telefon pintar Android, syarikat Apple mengawal sepenuhnya keluaran telefon bimbit mereka, dari segi hardware mahupun sistem operasi. dengan satu jenis telefon bimbit iaitu iPhone, pengalaman penggunaan telefon pintar keluaran Apple rata-ratanya sama, walaupun pada generasi iPhone yang berbeza-beza. Tahap accessibility pada iOS adalah sekata bagi semua peranti, kecuali beberapa fungsi yang tidak terdapat pada peranti lama yang sudah tidak menerima kemaskini.
Dari segi harga pula, telefon pintar keluaran Apple berada pada harga yang premium, iaitu setaraf dengan telefon Pixel 2 keluaran Google. Walaupun begitu, jika anda berhasrat untuk membeli telefon pintar keluaran Apple, berikut merupakan beberapa perkara yang mungkin boleh menjadi panduan dalam memilih iPhone yang hendak dibeli.


iPhone Bersais Kecil

Jika anda merupakan penggemar telefon bersais kecil, jadikan iPhone SE sebagai pilihan. iPhone SE yang dilancarkan pada 21 Mac 2016 mempunyai sais yang serupa dengan iPhone 5S, tetapi mempunyai pemproses dan kamera yang lebih baik, selain kapasiti bateri yang sedikit lebih besar berbanding iPhone 5S. iPhone SE dilancarkan untuk memenuhi permintaan segelintir pengguna yang inginkan telefon bersais kecil dan boleh digunakan dengan sebelah tangan sahaja.


iPhone dengan skrin OLED

iPhone X merupakan keluaran Apple bersempena 10 tahun pelancaran iPhone. Ia merupakan iPhone pertama yang menggunakan skrin OLED keluaran Samsung, di samping telah membawa beberapa perubahan seperti ketiadaan butang home, skrin penuh, dan sebagainya. Anda boleh mendengar Ulasan Aksesibility mengenai iPhone X yang telah disediakan oleh saudara Dg.


Elakkan Membeli iPhone Generasi Yang Terlalu Lama

Memang tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa iPhone 5S misalnya, dijual pada harga yang sangat murah di pasaran, sehingga menyebabkan orang ramai beratur panjang hingga ke jalan raya pada jualan penghabisan gudang Apple 2018. Walaupun harganya murah, tetapi anda harus pertimbangkan bahawa telefon flagship keluaran tahun 2013 tidak akan sama dengan telefon flagship 2017 atau 2018 dari segi teknologi dan prestasi penggunaan. Hal ini sama tanpa mengira sistem operasi yang digunakan pada telefon. Jika anda masih berkeras untuk mendapatkan telefon generasi yang bertahun-tahun lamanya, masalah lagging dalam penggunaan haruslah dijangkakan.


Cadangan kami, jika bajet bukan menjadi masalah, belilah iPhone keluaran yang terkini ataupun iPhone keluaran tahun sebelumnya. Dengan itu anda boleh menggunakan telefon dengan prestasi yang lebih baik, malah anda boleh mendapatkan kemaskini perisian untuk satu tempoh yang lebih lama. Setiap iPhone dijangka mendapat kemaskini iOS sehingga empat tahun, umpamanya iOS 12 yang bakal dilancarkan pada hujung september tahun ini masih boleh menyokong iPhone 5S dan keatas.


Lain-lain Perkara

  1. iPhone 7 dan keatas tidak mempunyai sambungan jack audio 3.5MM, sebaliknya menggunakan sambungan lightning. Namun begitu, penyesuai lightning ke 3.5MM akan dibekalkan bagi setiap pembelian.
  2. Sokongan untuk wireless charging berasaskan QI standard dan fast charging hanya tersedia pada iPhone 8 dan keatas. Amat mengecewakan bahawa aksesori tambahan perlu dibeli secara berasingan untuk menggunakan wireless charging dan fast charging.
  3. Untuk penggemar speaker stereo, iPhone 7 dan keatas mempunyai dua speaker stereo, satu di bahagian atas telefon dan satu lagi di sebelah kanan.


Kesimpulan

Walau apa pun telefon pintar yang hendak dibeli, kami ingin menyarankan agar anda elakkan daripada membeli telefon pintar refurbished yang banyak dijual dengan harga jauh lebih murah di pasaran. Kebanyakkan set refurbished di pasaran merupakan telefon yang telah digantikan komponen lamanya dan dibaiki bahagian yang rosak, tetapi bukan dilakukan oleh syarikat pengeluar rasmi. Dengan itu, tiada jaminan yang diberikan keatas set ini. Semoga posting ini dapat dijadikan panduan untuk mereka yang sering bertanyakan jenis telefon apakah yang sesuai digunakan oleh orang cacat penglihatan.


Specifikasi Penuh Google Pixel dan Google Pixel XL


Android OS
Google Pixel: Android 7.1
Google Pixel XL: Android 7.1


Screen size
Google Pixel: 5.0-inch
Google Pixel XL: 5.5-inch


Screen technology
Google Pixel: AMOLED
Google Pixel XL: AMOLED


Resolution
Google Pixel: 1,920 x 1,080
Google Pixel XL: 2,560 x 1,440


PPI
Google Pixel: 441
Google Pixel XL: 534


SIM type
Google Pixel: Nano-SIM
Google Pixel XL: Nano-SIM


Rear camera
Google Pixel: 12.3MP
Google Pixel XL: 12.3MP


Front camera
Google Pixel: 8MP
Google Pixel XL: 8MP


Chipset
Google Pixel: Snapdragon 821
Google Pixel XL: Snapdragon 821


Core config
Google Pixel: 2.15GHz x 2 + 1.6GHz x 2
Google Pixel XL: 2.15GHz x 2 + 1.6GHz x 2


Ram
Google Pixel: 4GB
Google Pixel XL: 4GB


Storage
Google Pixel: • 32GB, 128GB
Google Pixel XL: 32GB, 128GB


MicroSD
Google Pixel: No
Google Pixel XL: No


Battery
Google Pixel: 2,770 mAh (non-removable)
Google Pixel XL: 3,450 mAh (non-removable)


Connector
Google Pixel: USB C
Google Pixel XL: USB C


Headphone Port
Google Pixel: Yes
Google Pixel XL: Yes


Headphone Location
Google Pixel: Top
Google Pixel XL: Top


Speaker Configuration
Google Pixel: Bottom
Google Pixel XL: Bottom


Dimensions
Google Pixel: 143.8mm x 69.5mm x 8.5mm
Google Pixel XL: 154.7mm x 75.7mm x 8.5mm


Weight
Google Pixel: 143g
Google Pixel XL: 168g


Colours
Google Pixel: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Google Pixel XL: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue


Google Talkback 5.0.4.3 official release


Talkback 5.0.4.3 release note


Here is a list of new features and bugs fixed in TalkBack 5.0.4.3.


Web

  • TalkBack now announces when no element of a given type exists on a web page. For example, if the user swipes to the next HTML heading but none is found, a message will be spoken to let them know about this.
  • TalkBack now supports text editing in Chrome. We are aware that copy/cut/paste actions are still missing from the Local Context menu.
  • TalkBack does not repeat the current element when auto-scrolling.


Multi-page Views

  • TalkBack will now announce when the user is in a multi-page view and provide feedback as to what page they are located on (when swiping left and right with two fingers), for example, “page 1 of 3”, along with the name of the page (if provided by a developer via the contentDescription). An example can be seen in the Phone app.


Text Editing

  • TalkBack now reports the text that has been selected, copied, cut or pasted.


Miscellaneous

  • There is a new option in the Global Context Menu called “Copy Last Utterance to Clipboard”. This allows the user to copy the last-spoken phrase to clipboard for further processing, i.e. pasting into another app, etc.
  • The list of custom actions can now be opened with a user-defined gesture, in the “manage gestures” screen. It is “unassigned” by default.
  • The shortcuts in the “default” keyboard map can now be changed by the user.
  • The “pages” navigation settings has been removed from TalkBack.
  • The “speak caller ID” setting has been removed as we have no way of making this work consistently across devices.
  • TalkBack now includes phonetic spelling tables for most of the languages supported by TalkBack.
  • Italian, Czech, German and other translations have been corrected.


Support for N FEATURES specifically:

  • TalkBack notifies the user when entering multi-window mode and identifies window names and their position on the screen (message: Hangouts on top, Messenger on bottom in portrait mode and “on left” and “on right” in landscape mode).
  • In multi-window screen the user can swipe to the screen splitter and move it up or down using custom actions (swipe to the splitter and then access custom actions via the local context menu, swipe up, then right).
  • When using external keyboard, it is possible to switch between opened windows with a shortcut key. In multi-window mode the shortcut key will switch between all active windows, in a single-window mode, the shortcut key will move between navigation bar, main screen and status bar only. Default shortcut key: CTRL+ALT+up/down arrows.
  • Seek controls will now move in increments of 5% when changing their value with volume keys. On pre-N versions the seek bar would only move in increments of 20%.
  • When focused on a seek control, going into the Local Context Menu will allow editing the value of a control discretely, i.e. the user can type in the exact value they want to set the seek bar to. On pre-N devices it is only possible to use volume keys to change the value of seek controls.
  • Richer information about grids and lists will now be spoken, for example, “20 columns and 5 rows”.
  • TalkBack will now soften the volume of another audio stream when, for example, playing a video in Youtube or another app. For this to work, the “focus speech audio” setting should be turned on in TalkBack Settings.
  • TalkBack will now speak the number of characters in password fields, for example, “9 characters”. Previously, TalkBack did not speak anything as if the field was empty.


Enjoy! On behalf of Talkback Team


What can you do with your voice on your Android phone? More than you know!


You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”… and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.
Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now. Try experimenting with different phrasing, you’ll be surprised how much it understands. The part of the phrase in [brackets] can be replaced with any similar term you choose.
If Google Now doesn’t get your spoken commands right, you can correct it by saying “No, I said…” and trying the phrase again.


General information

  • How old is [Neil deGrasse Tyson]?
  • Where was [Louis C.K.] born?
  • Define [colloquial] (Or “What does [colloquial] mean?”)
  • What time is it in [Tokyo]?
  • Search for [photography tips]
  • Show me pictures of [the Leaning Tower of Pisa]
  • Do I need an umbrella today? What’s the weather like? What’s the weather in [New Orleans] [this weekend]?
  • What the [Google] stock price? What is [Apple] trading at?
  • What’s [182 yards] in [miles]? What is [12 ounces] in [liters]?
  • What’s [135] divided by [7.5]? (A great many types of math equations will work.)
  • Search [Tumblr] for [cat pictures] (more apps are added to this search-within-apps function all the time)


Device control

  • Open [greenbot.com]
  • Take a picture (“Take a photo” also works)
  • Record a video
  • Open [Spotify]
  • Turn [on / off] [Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Flashlight]


Productivity

  • What’s the tip for [123 dollars]?
  • Set an alarm for [6:30 am]
  • Set a timer for [20 minutes]
  • Create a calendar event: [Dinner with Glenda, Saturday at 9pm.]
  • Remind me to [buy coffee at 7am] (try locations! Remind me to [buy coffee filters at Walgreens])
  • What is my schedule for tomorrow? (also: What does my day look like [Friday]?)
  • Where’s my package? (tracking confirmation must be in Gmail)
  • Make a note: [update my router firmware] (also try “Note to self:” This works with multiple apps, and you can even email yourself!)
  • Find [Florence Ion’s] [phone number] (Works with all info in your contacts – addresses, birthdays, etc.)
  • Show me my bills. (or: My bills due this week.)


Communication

  • Show me my last messages. (Then follow voice prompts)
  • Call [Jon] (also works with relationships: Call [sister])
  • Call [Cartman] on speakerphone
  • Text [Susie] [great job on that feature yesterday] (also works with relationships: Text [mom] [I’m not going to be able to pick you up from the airport, period, I’m a bad son, period])
  • Send email to [Robert Baratheon], subject, [hunting], message, [I don’t think you should drink so much when you go hunting, period]
  • Post to [Twitter]: [Oh my god the Red Wedding episode!]
  • What is French for [I am Charlie]?
  • [Send a Hangout message] to [Dad].
  • Send a [Viber] message to [Derek]: Hang on, I’m going to get more coffee. (works with WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram, and NextPlus)


Navigation and Travel

  • Where is the nearest [sushi restaurant]?
  • Navigate to [Willis Tower, Chicago]
  • Directions to [Fisherman’s Wharf] by [bike] (also try “Directions home” or “How do I get home?”)
  • Where is [the Louvre]?
  • Show me the menu for [Green Chile Kitchen]
  • Call [Asian Art Museum]
  • Show me my flight info
  • Where’s my hotel?
  • What are some attractions around here?
  • How do you say [good night] in [Japanese]?
  • What is [50,000 yen] in [dollars]?
  • What’s the flight status of [United] flight [735]?
  • Show me restaurants near my hotel -or- Give me directions back to my hotel (this works if your hotel confirmation was sent to your gmail account)


Entertainment

  • Play some music (opens “I’m feeling lucky” radio station in Google Play Music)
  • Next Song / Pause Song
  • Play [Happy] (songs must be in Google Play Music on your device)
  • Watch [The Lego Movie] (movies and TV must be in your Google Play account)
  • What’s this song?
  • Listen to TV
  • What songs does [Pharrell] sing?
  • Read [Hunger Games]
  • Did the [Giants] win today? What’s the score in the [Warriors] game?
  • What movies are playing [tonight]? Where is [Toy Story] playing?


Sports

  • Say a team name to get the latest score during the season.
  • When is the next [Warriors] game?
  • Where are the [Giants] in the [MLB] standings?
  • Who does [LeBron James] play for?
  • Who won [the Superbowl]?
  • When is the [Stanley Cup final]?


Fun hidden stuff

Many of these deliver funny voice responses, but normal search results. Turn up your sound!

  • Flip a coin
  • Roll dice (rolls a single six-sided die)
  • What is the loneliest number?
  • Do a barrel roll!
  • Askew / Tilt
  • Go go Gadget [Spotify]
  • When am I?
  • Make me a sandwich
  • Sudo make me a sandwich
  • Who’s on first?
  • Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right
  • Tell me a joke
  • Who are you?
  • Beam me up, Scotty!
  • What is [Jennifer Lawrence’s] Bacon number?


This article was first publish on Greenbot.com. You may check out their website for more tips and info on Android.


How to Transfer Text Messages (SMS) from iPhone to Android


Are you making a switch from an iOS devices to an Android devices? If yes, this post is good for you. Transferring your media files, contacts, calendar from iOS to Android should be fine, but the tricky part is how to transfer your text messages from iPhone to your Android phone.


iPhone text message formats are not Android-friendly which is why you need to convert it to a format that your Android phone can recognize.


1. Extract iPhone Messages File: First of all we have to extract the message file, to do this, open up iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer. On the left bar, right click your iPhone and select ‘Backup’. Next, to locate the backup file:


  • For Windows users: C://[Users]/[Username]/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer\Mobile Sync
  • For MacOS users: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/


You will see folders with random characters; open the one with the most recent timestamp. Search for file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. To make searching easier, just copy and paste the file name into the search box. After locating the file, transfer it to your Android phone by copying and pasting the 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 file to your Android phone SD card or internal storage.


2. Convert iPhone Messages to Android format: To start converting your iPhone messages to Android format, you need iSMS2droid. Launch iSMS2droid and tap on ‘Select iPhone SMS Database’. It will ask you to search for your iOS messages backup file. Locate and choose the 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 file. You can either select which messages you want to load or you can choose to load all of them. The conversion will then start.


Download iSMS2droid from Playstore


3. Restore iPhone Messages to Android Phone: After the conversion completed, you need another app to restore it into your Android phone. Download SMS Backup & Restore on your Android device. Launch SMS Backup & Restore and tap on Restore and it will direct you to the file directory where the converted files are located. Tap OK. You can choose to restore all messages or only restore messages from a particular date. Tap OK to start restoring. You will be asked if you want to check for duplicates of messages during the restoration process. Upon completion, you will see the number of successful messages restored, as well as those that cannot be restored. Double check your messages in the Messaging app to find all your perfectly restored messages.


Download SMS Backup & Restore from Playstore


Hooray! all your messages from your iPhone should be transfered to your Android phone successfully.

How to Transfer Your Contacts from iPhone to Android


There was once a time when transferring contacts from one mobile platform to another meant manually typing in an endless amount of names, phone numbers and other information. Our smartphones can now do most of the work for us. And for the most part it can be accomplished in a very small amount of time.


Which is the best way to transfer contacts from an iPhone to an Android phone?


Today we’ll walk you through all of the easiest methods, so you can get started and enjoy your Android device in no time.


Method #1 – Sync contacts with your Google account


First and foremost, to use your Android phone you’ll need a Google account. If you have yet to set one up, head to Google’s homepage and select the “create account” option. You can also do this directly from your smartphone, but the desktop experience is much better. Once you’ve created your Google account, pick up your iPhone and navigate to the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” section of your Settings menu. This is where you’ll enter in your Google account. Press the “Add Account” button, select the Gmail option, and enter in your login information. Your iPhone will then ask which parts of your Google account you’d like to sync. Make sure the Contacts option is selected; then your iPhone and Android devices will start syncing contacts with one another. This is the part where you’ll need to be patient. If you have a lot of contacts, it could take awhile. Just make sure to keep an internet connection while your contacts are syncing. It should be noted that your iPhone won’t tell you when your contacts are done syncing. To check on their progress, navigate to the Google Contacts website from your desktop, sign in with your Google account, and check up on the list of contacts from there. Once your contacts are done syncing, log in to your Android device with your Google account information, and you should be all set! Note, if for any reason your Android phone doesn’t syncronize the Google contacts immediately, you can syncronize manually by going to Settings > Accounts > Google > (your gmail account) and tap on the contacts to begin syncronize.


Method #2 – Transfer with iCloud


If you have iCloud enabled on your iPhone, this method should take no time at all. On your iPhone, go to Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”, then choose “Accounts” where you should see “iCloud” listed. Choose this option, then turn on the toggle for “Contacts”. Your iPhone will prompt you to “Merge” your device’s contacts with iCloud. Once this process is done, navigate to icloud.com on your computer’s web browser, log in with your Apple ID, then select “Contacts”. Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner, then press “Select All”. After that, click the wheel again and choose “Export vCard”. Navigate to gmail.com, click on the “Mail” button, then select “Contacts”. Click the “More” tab, select “Import”, select “Choose File”, then select your saved vCard file. When it gets done importing, Gmail will display the number of contacts that have been imported. At this point you may have some duplicate contacts, and getting rid of these is easy. Simply press the “Find & Merge Duplicates” button under the “More” tab.


Method #3 – Transfer with iTunes


If your contacts are stored locally or you’re using an account other than Gmail, you can also transfer your contacts through iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer.
First, connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes and navigate to the device screen by clicking “iPhone” in the upper right-hand corner. Open the Info tab, then check the box next to “Sync Contacts with.” Choose “Google Contacts” from the dropdown menu, then enter your Google account information when prompted. Once your iPhone is finished syncing, log in to your Android device with your Google account information, and your contacts should all be there.


Method #4 – Use a third party application


If for some reason the aforementioned methods don’t work for you, using a third party application may do the trick. Here are two of the best apps we’ve found so far.


PhoneSwappr


With PhoneSwappr, you’ll be able to send all of your contacts to the cloud and easily retrieve them from another device. To begin, you’ll want to download PhoneSwappr to both your Android and iOS device. Open it on your iPhone, and click the “Send Contacts to Cloud” button. It might take a few minutes to synchronize. Once that’s complete, you’ll be shows a 6-digit code. Be sure to write this code down on a piece of paper so you don’t lose it! Open the app on your Android device, and click the “Get Contacts from Cloud” button. Enter in the confirmation code, and wait for all of your contacts to sync with your device. This step might take a few minutes. If everything went according to plan, your contacts should be automatically added to your Contacts app!

Download PhoneSwappr from Google Play
Download PhoneSwappr from the App Store


My Contacts Backup


My Contacts Backup is probably the most popular app for transferring contacts, but requires a few more steps than the first app. Download My Contacts Backup from the Apple Appstore. Once downloaded, open the app, and press the Backup button. Once the backup is complete, press the send button, and enter in your email address. The app will send a .vcf file to your email address. Once the email has been sent, open the email from your Android phone, and click on the file. Once you get confirmation that your contacts have been added, head to your Contacts app to make sure everything transferred over correctly.


Download My Contacts Backup from the App Store


There are a few more ways to transfer contacts from iPhones to Android devices, but the methods listed above are by far the easiest. Do you have any other methods? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!


Source: Android Authority