I try to import the contact list from an old Samsung to an IPhone (SE 2020, running the latest iOS) and it looks like more challenging than it should.
What I tried so far :
- Sharing contacts from the old phone to the IPhone, using Bluetooth, which apparently means sending a vcf file, give a useless error message (Old answers on this site suggests that IPhone can't do that)
- (After sending the files as a heap of vcf file to the IPhone, using an Android Phone Bluetooth), I can import each of them into the IPhone contact list. But I can't find any way to import them all at once, and the import procedure involve at last 4 different taps.
- (After sending the files on a desktop computer) Trying to import the vcf files into an ICloud account synchronized with said IPhone give an equally useless error message.
- The SIM Card use a different format (SIM vs Nano-SIM), so I can't try that.
All of this while trying to convince an increasingly frustrated user that computers are supposed to be good at transfer data from a place to another and they don't need to copy all of their contacts on paper and then manually on the IPhone.
Search engines theses days only give you these useless "content marketing" articles promoting their backup tools.
ChatGPT tips, either don't works (e.g using Bluetooth) or are wildly incomplete