How to Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another

Can I share my contacts with another Apple ID? If you have backup your contacts to iCloud then you can follow the methods in this article to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2021

My husband and I share an AppleID and I need to get him his own since we both have iPhones now. Is there a way to easily transfer his 400 contacts to his new Apple ID?

                                                                                                               — Users from Apple Support Communities

Have you shared an Apple ID with your family, like the user above? Many important data are stored in this Apple ID, such as contacts. When your family has their own Apple ID, how to transfer contacts to the new Apple ID is a problem that puzzles many users. Fortunately, this article provides you solutions.

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How to Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another – The Direct Way

Sync contacts between two Apple IDs are easily achieved by AnyTrans – a professional iOS data management tool. You can only do this on your computer. There are the reasons why here comes AnyTrans can be your first and best choice.

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AnyTrans offers you two options to transfer data from one Apple ID to another: transfer ALL data in your iCloud account to another or transfer the selected files. Follow the steps below to finish that. Here, we take transferring some of the data like a few contacts from one Apple ID to another for example:

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans if you haven’t > Log in with your two Apple IDs > This time choose a file type from Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Reminders, Notes or Photo Videos.

Choose an iCloud Data Type

Choose an iCloud Data Type

Step 2. We take Contacts as an example. Select all or some of the contacts > Click More > Click Sync to start.

Transfer Contacts to Another iCloud Account

Transfer Contacts to Another iCloud Account

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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with Different Apple ID

Can two Apple IDs share contacts with iCloud? The answer is YES. If you can free up time for moving contacts from one Apple ID to another you can finish it with the help of iCloud.com.

Here are the detailed steps below:

  1. The primary thing you need to do is backup contacts to iCloud: On your iPhone, with your old Apple ID go to Settings > Tap Your Name (Apple ID) > iCloud and Toggle ON Contacts.
  2. On your computer go to the browser and visit iCloud.com > Sign in with the original Apple account.
  3. Tap Contacts > Click the Settings icon at the lower-left corner.
  4. Click Select All if you want to export all contacts. You can also use Shift or Ctrl to only select the contacts you need.
  5. Click the Settings icon again > Choose Export vCard. to download the contacts to the computer.
  6. Log into another Apple account > Go to Contacts screen and click the Settings icon too > Click Import vCard. to select the contacts exported from the original account.

    Transfer Contacts from one Apple ID to Another

    Transfer Contacts from one Apple ID to Another

After that, just log into the Apple account on your iPhone to view contacts. However, this may be a time-consuming process if you have a lot of contacts in your Apple account.

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The Bottom Line

Once you have learned the above methods, you can share contacts and other data between the two Apple IDs at any time. AnyTrans can help you transfer data from one Apple ID to another without effort. Now download it free and have a try.

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