3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM card? If this problem troubles you, just read this article, it shows you two easy ways to import contacts from iPhone to SIM card.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2021

I have changed the network provider and got a new SIM card. All contacts are on my iPhone but now I need to transfer contacts to iPhone SIM card so that I could have them saved. Anyone with ideas? Thanks!

–A User from Apple Discussion

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

The answer could be somewhat disappointing because the iPhone doesn’t support saving any data to the SIM, thus no one can directly copy contacts from contacts to SIM cards. However, that doesn’t mean transferring contacts to SIM card can’t be accomplished with a carrier.

Through many tests, we do find a few possible solutions. Here in this step-by-step post, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM card in two ways, and we will also show you a great tool that could transfer contacts from both old iPhone and Android phone to New iPhone.

How to Copy Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card Using Email

If you just need to copy a few iPhone contacts to SIM card, you can email those contacts one by one to an Android phone, then import them to the SIM card. Below are detailed steps to export contacts from iPhone to SIM card:

Share contacts from iPhone firstly

  1. Go to the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the contacts you want to transfer to SIM card.
  3. Select “Share Contact” and share those contacts via email.
Export Contacts from iPhone

Export Contacts from iPhone

Export iPhone contacts to SIM card

  1. Download vCards shared via email on an Android phone.
  2. Connect your Android phone to the computer.
  3. Go to Contacts App, click “Import from USB storage”.
  4. Go back and check if contacts have been imported to the Android phone.
  5. Go to Import/Export contacts again, and click on the “Export to SIM card”.
Copy Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

Copy Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

How to Transfer Multiple/All iPhone Contacts to SIM Card

Method 1 is indeed simple, however, you can only send contacts to an Android phone one by one. To transfer multiple contacts to SIM card, the easier way would be syncing iPhone contacts to iCloud, downloading them to computer then transferring them to the Android phone, importing them to SIM card. Please follow us and make it.

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iCloud

Sync Contacts from iPhone to iCloud

  1. Go to “Settings”, tap on [Your Name] at the top of the iPhone screen.
  2. Tap on “iCloud”, and choose “Contacts”.
  3. Switch the button to your right to enable contacts sync.
  4. Your iPhone contacts would then be synced to iCloud under stable Wi-Fi.
  5. Visit “iCloud.com” with a browser on the computer.
  6. Log in to your iCloud account then go to “Contacts”.
  7. Select contacts while holding Ctrl or Command key.
  8. Click on the “Export vCard”.
  9. The contacts selected would then be downloaded to your computer.
  10. Plugin your Android phone and copy those contacts to it.
  11. Go to the “Contacts” app and import contacts from USB storage.
  12. Go to Import/Export contacts again, and click on the “Export to SIM card”.
Export Contacts to Computer

Export Contacts to Computer

How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

Apple launches a new iPhone each year, and jumping from an old iPhone or Android phone to a new iPhone is definitely worthwhile. After getting a new iPhone, you might need to transfer data from the old iPhone to the new iPhone or transfer data like contacts from Android to the new iPhone(even without SIM). Here in this bonus tip, we will focus on transferring contacts from iPhone or Android to the new iPhone.

1. How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Transferring contacts from an old iPhone to a new iPhone is not a hard task and both iTunes and iCloud can help you accomplish it. However, for those who don’t use iTunes or iCloud, this could be challenging for the operating mechanisms are quite confusing. If you are new to iTunes/iCloud, a better choice would be AnyTrans.

AnyTrans is a professional iOS data transfer tool capable of transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Here are the features of AnyTrans.

AnyTrans – iPhone Contacts Transfer

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Connect your two iPhones to the computer with USB cables > Choose source iPhone on the top of iPhone models > Click More to enter manage iOS content by category.

Click More Tab under Device Manager of AnyTrans

Click More Tab under Device Manager of AnyTrans

Step 3. Scroll down to find Contacts. Choose the contacts you want to transfer and then click the “To Device” button to start transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

Select Contacts and Click To Device

Select Contacts and Click To Device

2. How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Besides transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, AnyTrans can also help you transfer contacts from old Android phone to the new iPhone with great ease. It is said to be the best tool to help you transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone.

Besides, transferring data from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans is easy and quick, you can finish the process within a few clicks. Moreover, it is totally safe and secure. While using it, no data loss or information leakage would occur. Now, let’s see how to transfer contacts from old Android phone to the new iPhone with AnyTrans:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer and then launch it. Connect both your Android phone and iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Click Phone Switcher on the main interface, choose Phone to iPhone mode.

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

Step 3. Then choose your Android phone to be the source device and your iPhone to be the target device, then click the Next button to proceed.

Add your Android Phone and iPhone and Click Next to Go on

Add your Android Phone and iPhone and Click Next to Go on

Step 4. Uncheck Select All but check Skip Duplicates. Then select the Contacts category and click the Next button to transfer Android contacts to iPhone.

Select Files You Want to Transfer

Select Files You Want to Transfer

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Bonus Tip: How to Remove SIM Card from iPhone

  1. Find the SIM tray on the right side of your iPhone 4 or later.
  2. Gently insert the paperclip into the hole until the tray pops out.
  3. After the SIM tray pops out of the iPhone or iPad, slide it out and remove the small SIM card.
  4. Re-insert the empty tray.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to copy contacts from iPhone to SIM card and the introduction of one tool to transfer contacts between iDevices. By the way, AnyTrans can actually help you more, like transferring contacts from iPhone to computer, transferring contacts from computer to iPhone, etc.

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