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Contacts Management

Whether you encounter the similar situations below?

“How to manage contacts on iOS device?”

“I want to transfer contacts from my old iPhone to my new one. Any suggestions?”

If you encounter the similar situations above, don’t worry. “Contacts” function can help you transfer contacts from iOS device to computer & between iOS devices directly, add contacts from computer to your iOS device, transfer contacts to Contact app on your Mac directly, edit info for existing contacts, delete useless contacts, and upload contacts to your iCloud with a few clicks. The following instructions will help you do it.

Tech Specs

Windows OS Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista (both 32bit and 64bit)
Mac OS macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11
iOS All iOS Devices with iOS Version 5 and above

1. When using the Windows version of AnyTrans, you're supposed to download the iTunes on your computer to help detect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. (iTunes 9.0 or above, including the latest iTunes.)

2. If you want to get more info about the tech specs, please refer to this page.

Differences between Trial Version & Activated Version

Benefits Trial Version Activated Version
Contacts Management Transfer 30 items within 3 days

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on Your Computer.

Before managing contacts, please get AnyTrans download and install on your computer. Please make sure the network is stable while downloading and installing AnyTrans on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Your iOS Device to the Computer via a USB Cable.

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don’t connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device isn’t recognized, you will see “Please connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod ” interface as below.

Device Disconnected Interface

Device Disconnected Interface

To manage contacts on your device, you can also connect iOS device to computer via Wi-Fi.

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display.

Your Device is Detected

Your Device is Detected

If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 3. Select Contacts Option.

Please click More button and you will see Contacts option. And then please choose Contacts option. When loading process completes, it will display the number of contacts on the right side of the Contacts icon. If it shows no number in the Contacts icon, it indicates that there is no contact in your device.

Contacts Interface

Contacts Interface

According to Apple principles, the third party software won’t detect your contacts with iCloud connection turning on. Thus, to manage contacts on iOS device, you need to turn off iCloud connection associated with contacts on your device temporarily.

Step 4. Start to Transfer Contacts.

Just take transferring contacts from iPhone to computer as an example. After you choose the contacts you want to transfer, please click To PC button. And you can also:

Add: Add contacts from computer to iOS device.

To Device: Transfer contacts between iOS devices.

Refresh: Refresh the interface to load contacts correctly.

Delete: Delete the unwanted contacts.

Upload: Transfer contacts from device to iCloud.

Edit: Modify the contacts.

Transfer Your Contacts

Transfer Your Contacts

Step 5. Transfer Completed.

Once transfer process completes, you will see “Transfer Completed” Page. To locate contacts exported on computer, please click View files button. To transfer more contacts, please click Transfer More button.

Transfer Completed

Transfer Completed

1. If you sign out your iCloud from device, the contacts can be kept on your device.

2. If you switch your iCloud on device to another one, iCloud contacts from the new account will be merged with the contacts on your device.

3. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please refer to FAQs page to check more solutions. Or you can contact our Support Team to get further help. We are here to help you!

4. If you delete contacts by accident, our another software PhoneRescue for iOS can help you recover them.