How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/SE to iPhone 7

How do you get contacts from one iPhone to another? By chance, the guide is about to how to transfer contacts from iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE to iPhone 7/7 Plus. The latest iPhone X/8 is fully supported. Read on to get 4 ways.

By Joy Taylor | Posted: May. 18, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2018
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Compared with iPhone 8 and iPhone X, iPhone 7 (Plus) is the most-cost-effective iPhone even if it isn’t the latest phone model. When you get a new iPhone 7/7 Plus, without doubt, the first thing you would consider is to transfer data from old iPhone to the new one. And as one of the most important file types, you will never leave your contacts behind.

In the full guide, we share you four ways to transfer contacts from iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE to iPhone 7. You’ll know how to transfer contacts to iPhone 7 without iCloud/iTunes. The traditional iCloud and iTunes syncing and restoring way will also be introduced. And you’ll know how to airdrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7. Now let’s get started!

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7 without iCloud/iTunes

Firstly, we introduce you the most recommendable way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone – with AnyTrans for iOS. The tool does well in iPhone to iPhone transfer, which supports transferring contacts for iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE to iPhone 7. With it, you can:

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for iOS on PC or Mac computer. Launch it and connect with your old iPhone and iPhone 7 via USB cables.

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Step 2 Go to the main page of your old iPhone by clicking its name > Click the button at the right hand or just scroll up and down to switch the display window.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Step 3 Click on Contacts to enter the manage page.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

Step 4 View and select contacts you want to transfer to iPhone 7 > Click the Send to Device button.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7 with iCloud Syncing

If you share the same iCloud account on both iPhones and want to sync contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7 via Wi-Fi, try this method. If you prefer to selectively transfer contacts to iPhone 7, go back to Part 1.

Step 1 Make sure that you’re logged into the same iCloud account on both iPhones and connected to Wi-Fi.

Step 2 On your old iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Turn on Contact syncing.

Step 3 On your new iPhone 7: Settings > iCloud > Enable Contact syncing.

Step 4 Wait for a few minutes and let contacts sync between two iPhones.

Step 5 Then open Contacts on your new iPhone 7 to check if contacts have been synced to it.

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

Part 3. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7 with iCloud/iTunes Restoring

If you not only want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7, but also other types of data like messages, notes, photos, and more, you can try restoring your new iPhone 7 from an old backup. If you don’t want to lose existing data on the target iPhone, try Part 1.

1. Back up your old iPhone:

Back up with iTunes on computer: Open iTunes and connect with your old iPhone > Click Device tab > Summary > Click Back Up Now.

Back up with iCloud on iPhone: Connect your old iPhone to Wi-Fi > Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back Up Now.

2. Restore your new iPhone 7:

Restore from iTunes: Connect your new iPhone 7 to computer and open iTunes > Click Device Tab > Summary > Restore iPhone… > Select the backup you just created.

Restore from iCloud: Open the setup screen of your iPhone 7 > Select language and country and choose whether to enable Location Services or not > Choose a Wi-Fi network too > On the Set Up iPhone screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup and select the backup file of your old iPhone.

Part 4. How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

With AirDrop, you can instantly share your contacts, photos, videos, documents, and more with other Apple devices nearby.

Step 1 On both iPhones, go to Settings > General to turn on AirDrop, or open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of iPhone > Tap AirDrop > Select Everyone.

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7

Step 2 Open the Contacts app and find the contacts that you want to transfer to iPhone 7. To share multiple contacts, tap Select, then tap the items.

Step 3 Tap on the Share button in the lower left corner of iPhone and then choose the name of your target iPhone 7.

Step 4 Hit the Accept button on your target iPhone 7.

The Bottom Line

Apparently, among the above 4 methods, transferring contacts from iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans for iOS turns to be much more flexible and quicker. In addition to be an iPhone to iPhone transfer app, AnyTrans for iOS can also help you locate your iTunes & iCloud backup and extract files from backup. What are you waiting for? Get it free downloaded to explore more right now >

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.

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