How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without Computer

Need to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone but don’t want to rely on a computer? Here we’ll show you two quick ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer.

By Abby Walsh | Posted: Jan. 31, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 02, 2018
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Recently, many users just got a brand-new iPhone 8 (Plus) or iPhone X to enjoy more amazing features and improved performance. So you may want to move some important data from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X without efforts, and one of the most frequented-asked questions is how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer since contact is an indispensable part on your iPhone.

For this purpose, iCloud is helpful to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer involved. But if you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without using iTunes or iCloud(cause they will erase all existing data on the target iPhone), AnyTrans for iOS is exactly what you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

Also Read: How to Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone >

Method 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing

To transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer, iCloud is definitely your first option to go. Before start, you need to sign in with the same Apple id on both your old and new iPhone and connect to the Wi-Fi network. Now follow the steps below to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer.

Step 1 On your old iPhone: Go to Settings app > tap on your Apple ID part > iCloud > Contacts > turn it on.
Step 2 Go to your new iPhone > tap on Apple ID > iCloud > Contacts and turn it on > select Merge when it says “What would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone”. And then your messages will be synced from old iPhone to your new iPhone 8/X.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud Syncing

It’s quite easy to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud syncing, but you cannot preview or select these contacts before syncing. What’s worse, sometimes iCloud syncing would cause contacts missing from iPhone after transferring. To make it in a safer way, AnyTrans for iOS is what you need.

Method 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Developed as a professional iOS data transfer tool, AnyTrans for iOS is fully capable of managing iPhone, iPad and iPod touch data in a simple and safe way. It supports transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone without any data erasing or backup restoring. And you can select the contacts before transferring, which means more flexibility to transfer the data you want. Let’s download and install AnyTrans for iOS to your PC/Mac and then check on the detailed steps below.

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Step 1 Run AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and then connect your two iPhones to your computer with USB cables. Scroll down to the category management page.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2 Choose your old iPhone  and then select Contacts on the homepage.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3 Select the contacts you want to transfer and click the To Device button on the upper right corner to start transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you see, transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone without computer means syncing iCloud contacts between your old iPhone and new iPhone, which means you may lose some vital contacts during the process. While AnyTrans for iOS can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone within steps. Why not get it now and start 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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