How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card with Ease

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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.

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Jun. 26, 2017

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Read this guide to know how to transfer iPhone contacts to SIM card and one alternative way to transfer iPhone contacts to another iPhone. AnyTrans, with its great functions, is worth trying!

Q: 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!

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A: The answer could be somewhat disappointing, the 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 1. Go 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 2. Download 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 3. Go back and check if contacts have been imported to 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 1. Go 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 2. Visit iCloud.com with a browser on computer, log in your iCloud account then go to Contacts. Select contacts while holding Ctrl or Command key, click Export vCard. The contacts you selected would then be downloaded to 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 3. Plug 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: An Alternative Tool to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Apple launches new iPhone each year and every jump from old iPhone to new iPhone is worthwhile. However, when making a jump from old iPhone to new iPhone, you might also need to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, especially those important contacts.

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

AnyTrans is a professional iOS data transfer capable of directly transferring contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone. While transferring contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone, AnyTrans is, first, efficient. It is not only because of its fast transfer speed, but also because AnyTrans supports selectively transferring data, thus avoiding unnecessary transferring. Besides, AnyTrans is developed by Apple trusted developer and there would be no potential risks of information disclosure. What's more, AnyTrans is much easier to operate than iTunes or iCloud so that even laymen could operate it well.

Below are detailed steps of how to use AnyTrans to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone.

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

Step 2. Click the tab on the upper left, scroll down or click the tab on your right, then click Contacts. To switch the source device, please click the button in the middle with your iDevice's name.

Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. Select contacts you want to transfer to new iPhone (if you want to transfer all contacts, you can click Select All to select all contacts quickly), click To Another iDevice button. Contacts you selected would be transferred to your iPhone in no second.

Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 3

Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 3

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to transfer iPhone contacts to SIM card and the introduction of one alternative tool to transfer contacts between iDevices. If you find this article helpful, please give it a like or subscribe. By the way, AnyTrans can actually help you more, like transferring iDevice contacts to computer, transferring contacts from computer to iDevice etc., most exciting thing of all, AnyTrans provides seven-day free trial, why don't you give it a try?

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