Get a new iPhone, but don’t know how to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone? This guide will show you 3 ways to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another.
The new iPhone always catch people’s attention, especially those who can’t wait to upgrade their device to the latest one. It is awesome to upgrading to new iPhone 7 or latest iPhone 8/X, but transferring contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone is a very tiresome business. Unlike Android phones whose users can easily transfer contacts from the old one to the new one by inserting the SIM card with contacts to a new device, iPhone iPad iPod touch doesn’t allow users to backup contacts to SIM, and contacts have to be stored in the iPhone’s memory.
This makes people searching online to find ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone or another iDevice. Frankly, when it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone or another iDevice like iPad or iPod touch, iCloud syncing can do you a big favor. All you need to do is signing in the same Apple ID on both of your iPhones, and turning on Contacts in iCloud settings. However, you never know when all your contacts will be synced to new iPhone, and whether you will lose some important contacts during this process.
Some tutorials also advise you to restore your new iPhone with the old iPhone’s iTunes backup, and during restoring, your contacts will be transferred to new iPhone as well as all the other data on your old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s. This means all the existing data and files on new iDevice will be replaced by the contents in backup, and the contents in the backup you may don’t want to restore also will be transferred to your new iPhone X/8/7.
Therefore, in this guide, before showing you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes/iCloud, we will first show you one way that is safer and quicker to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. Please keep reading and choose one way suits you most.
To transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone directly, you know you can’t make it without outside help. Fortunately, AnyTrans for iOS is the tool that can help you make it. As a nice iOS data management tool, it is made to transfer & manage iPhone iPad iPod content with ease, and help you make a smooth upgrade to new iPhone X/8/7. When moving contacts to new iPhone, it is fitted with these top features as followed:
It supports all iPhone models, from old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE to new iPhone 7/8/X. Works well on both PC and Mac computer, download AnyTrans for iOS now and then follow us to move contacts from iPhone to iPhone in 3 steps.
Step 1 Install and run AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and then connect your two iPhones to your computer with their USB cables. Scroll down to access the category management page.
Step 2 Click the old iPhone tab, and select Contacts on the homepage.
Step 3 Choose the contacts you want to transfer, and click the To Device button on the upper right corner.
Now follow us to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud syncing:
On your old iPhone (For iPhones running with iOS 9 or older): go to Settings App > iCloud > Contacts > Turn it on if it is closed.
On your old iPhone (For iPhones running with iOS 10 or later): go to Settings App > Tap on your Apple ID’s profile part > Choose iCloud > Select Contacts > Tap on it to turn it on if it closed.
On your new iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap on your Apple ID’s profile part > Click iCloud > Select Contacts > Tap on it to turn it on > Select Merge when it says “What would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone”. And then you just need to wait for the contacts on old iPhone syncing to new iPhone.
How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to New iPhone with iCloud
If you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud backup, you can follow the steps below:
1) Make a backup of your old iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Backup > Turn on “iCloud Backup” if it is closed > Tap on Back Up Now.
2) Restore your new iPhone with old iCloud backup: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Erase iPhone > Set up the iPhone until you access the Apps & Data screen and choose Restore from iCloud > Select the backup you just created.
It will erase the existed contacts on the new iPhone and replace them with your old iPhone contacts. If you want to keep all your contacts safe, please move to Part 1 to get the solution.
Except transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, you also can make it with iTunes. Next, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes.
1. Connect your old iPhone to computer and open the iTunes (the latest version).
2. Choose your iPhone and click Info, and then select Sync Contacts option, click Apply to sync your iPhone as well as the contacts with your computer.
3. After the sync, unplug your old iPhone and plug in your new iPhone.
4. Choose your new iPhone in iTunes and click Info to make sure Sync Contacts option is checked.
5. Scroll down to the Advanced menu and check Contacts under Replace information on this iPhone. Finally, click Apply to sync contacts to your new iPhone.
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That’s all about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. As you can see, if you prefer a quicker way to make it, then AnyTrans for iOS is a better choice, lets you just transfer needed contacts directly. And if you also want to transfer other data, it also can help you finish the job. Just give it a try by yourself!
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