How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

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

By Elena Fontaine | Posted: Jan. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2018
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“I have changed network provider and got a new SIM card. All contacts are on my iPhone but now I need to transfer them to SIM card so that I could have them saved. Anyone with ideas? Thanks!”

A User from Apple Discussion

The answer could be somewhat disappointing because iPhone doesn’t support saving any data to the SIM, thus no one can directly transfer iPhone contacts to SIM card. 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 guide, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM card in two ways.

Method 1. How to Transfer iPhone Contacts in Small Number to SIM Card

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 SIM card. Below are detailed steps.

Step 1Go to Contacts App on your iPhone, find the contacts you want to transfer to SIM card, select Share Contact and share those contacts via email.

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email - Step 1

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email – Step 1

Step 2Download vCards shared via email on an Android phone. Go to Contacts App, click Import from USB storage.

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email - Step 2

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email – Step 2

Step 3Go back and check if contacts have been imported to the Android phone. Go to Import/Export contacts again, click Export to SIM card.

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email - Step 3

How to Transfer Specific iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via Email – Step 3

Method 2. 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.

Step 1Go to Settings > iCloud > Contacts. Switch the button to your right to enable contacts sync. Your iPhone contacts would then be synced to iCloud.

How to Transfer Multiple iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via iCloud - Step 1

How to Transfer Multiple iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via iCloud – Step 1

Step 2Visit iCloud.com with a browser on the computer, log in your iCloud account then go to Contacts. Select contacts while holding Ctrl or Command key, click Export vCard. The contacts selected would then be downloaded to your computer.

How to Transfer Multiple iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via iCloud - Step 2

How to Transfer Multiple iPhone Contacts to SIM Card via iCloud – Step 2

Step 3Plug in your Android phone and copy those contacts to it. Go to Contacts App, import contacts from USB storage then export contacts to SIM card as method 1 shows.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

Apple launches new iPhone each year and jumping from old iPhone or Android phone to new iPhone is definitely worthwhile. After getting a new iPhone X/8(Plus), you might need to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone or transfer data from Android to new iPhone. Here in this bonus tip, we will focus on talking about transferring contacts from iPhone or Android to the new iPhone.

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

Transferring contacts from old iPhone to 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 challengeable for the operating mechanisms are quite confusing. If you are new to iTunes/iCloud, a better choice would be AnyTrans for iOS.

AnyTrans for iOS is a professional iOS data transfer tool capable of transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone. It does not only offer fast transfer speed but also support selectively transferring data. Besides, AnyTrans for iOS is developed by Apple trusted developer so there are no potential risks of information disclosure. What’s more, It is much easier to operate than iTunes or iCloud so that even laymen could operate it well.

Step 1Free download AnyTrans for iOS and launch it on your computer. Plug in both of your iPhones.

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Step 2Run AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and then connect your two iPhones to with USB cables. Scroll down to the category management page.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3Choose your old iPhone and then select Contacts on the homepage.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 3

Step 4Select the contacts you want to transfer and click the To Device button to start transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 4

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone – Step 4


Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to New iPhone

Besides transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, AnyTrans for iOS 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. To begin with, it is totally free to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. Besides, transferring contacts from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS is easy and quick. Within a few clicks, you can successfully transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. 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 new iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1Download AnyTrans for iOS and then launch it. Plug in both of your Android phone and iPhone via USB cables.

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Step 2Go to Contacts.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3Choose the contacts you want to transfer, click on the To iOS Device button. You will soon have those Android contacts on iPhone.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone - Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone – Step 3

 

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 for iOS can actually help you more, like transferring iDevice contacts to computer, transferring contacts from computer to iDevice etc., most exciting thing of all, AnyTrans for iOS provides a seven-day free trial, why don’t you free download and give it a try?

Elena Fontaine

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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