How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Do you want to know how to AirDrop contacts between two iPhones? Here, in this post, we have given you an easy guide on how to AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

By Abby Walsh | Posted: May. 14, 2018, Last Updated: May. 14, 2018
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AirDrop is a wireless file sharing service available in iPhone and Mac devices. This file sharing service allows users to share their photos, videos, iTunes music, locations, websites, notes and pages between iPhone and Mac devices. AirDrop uses both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to share files between two Apple devices. Many of the users have wanted to know – “can you AirDrop contacts?” The answer is yes. It is also possible to transfer contacts using AirDrop. But you can only share one contact at a time and it isn’t possible to share multiple contacts iPhone AirDrop at the same time. Though, you can AirDrop multiple contacts one by one.

AirDrop is a fast and convenient way to share contacts and other files between two iPhone or Mac devices. By sending the contacts using AirDrop to other iPhone, you won’t need to enter the contacts details yourself. If you don’t know how to use AirDrop for sharing contacts between two iPhone, then, here in this guide, we will show you how to AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Sharing files using AirDrop is not only easy but also faster and secure than other methods as AirDrop uses encryption. You just need to have to keep the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned enabled on both the sender and receiver iPhone. After that, you are all set to share contacts between the two iPhone using AirDrop. You can follow the step by step guide given below to learn how to AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

Step 1: Enable the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both iPhone by swiping up the control center.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 1

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2: After enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, tap on the AirDrop icon on the control center to turn it on.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3: Then, go to the Contacts App on the source iPhone from which the contact is to be shared and tap on the contact that you want to share with the destination iPhone.

Step 4: In the contact’s options, tap on “Share Contact” and it will display a sharing menu with many options.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 4

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 4

Step 5: Choose AirDrop from the menu and then select the target iPhone.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 5

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 5

Step 6: A notification will be displayed on the target iPhone. You will be shown three options to receive the contact.

  1. Save: This will save the contact in the Contacts app. It will be saved in All contacts section.
  2. Create New Contact: using this option, you can edit the contact info before saving it on your device.
  3. Add to Existing Contact: By tapping on this option, you will be able to integrate the contact into an existing contact.

Step 7: Go to the Contacts App on the target iPhone to check the contacts.

Bonus Tip:  How to Transfer Multiple/All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Since Multiple contacts can’t be sent directly using AirDrop, what if you want to send multiple or all contacts from iPhone to iPhone? For this purpose, AnyTrans for iOS  is definitely a great helper to transfer selected/all contacts from iPhone to iPhone within minutes. Now let’s check how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with the help of this tool.

Step 1 Firstly download AnyTrans for iOS to your Windows/Mac computer and then connect two iPhones to computer via USB cables.

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Step 2 On the management page, click on Contacts.

How to Transfer Multiple/All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

How to Transfer Multiple/All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 Select the contacts you want to transfer and click on To Device button to start.

How to Transfer Multiple/All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 3

How to Transfer Multiple/All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 3

The Bottom Line

AirDrop is one of the fastest and most convenient methods to share files between two iPhone. AirDropping contacts on your other iPhone is much easier than saving all the contact information manually. But it can only transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone one by one. To transfer multiple/all contacts  from iPhone to iPhone, just get AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and have a free trial >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.

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