How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone 6/6s/SE/7

Summary

Get a new iPhone, and 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.

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Sep. 13, 2016

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Download and install AnyTrans on your computer firstly, and then follow this guide to transfer contacts (phone numbers, contact picture, email, address, etc.) from old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s to new iPhone 6s/SE or iPhone 7 directly.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

The new iPhone always catch people's attention, especially those who can't wait to upgrade their device to the latest one. Upgrading to new iPhone 6/6s/SE or latest iPhone 7 sounds great, but transferring contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone is a very tiresome business. Unlike those mobile phones running with Google Android, their owners can easily transfer contacts from the old one to the new one by inserting the SIM card with contacts to new device.

However, Apple doesn't allow users to backup contacts to SIM, and you have to store them on the iPhone's memory. This makes you have to search for other methods to transfer contacts to new iPhone. In view the fact that many iPhone users may meet this problem, so we write this post with 3 methods to show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone so that you can make a smooth upgrade to new iPhone.

When it comes to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone or other iDevice like iPad or iPod touch, for most people, maybe the first choice is iCloud syncing. 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.

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Or 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. If you just want to seek a safe solution to transfer only contacts to new iPhone, here is what you are looking for.

 

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Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

In this guide we will recommend a nice iOS data management tool – AnyTrans, which made to transfer & manage iPhone iPad iPod content with ease. It allows you to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone directly without erasing any existed data. Moreover, it allows you to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer, and even to the Mac Contacts app directly. Besides contacts, AnyTrans also supports transferring photos, videos, music, notes, messages, books, voice mails, apps from iPhone to iPhone which helps you upgrade to new iPhone easily.

What's more, AnyTrans supports all the models of iPhone, from the old iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c to the latest iPhone 6/6s/SE/7. Absolutely, if you want to get some contacts from iPad to new iPhone, AnyTrans also can help you make it. Now follow us to transfer contacts to new iPhone with AnyTrans in minutes.

1. Free download AnyTrans, install and run it on your computer, and then connect your two iPhones to your computer with its USB cables.

2. Click the old iPhone tab, and select Contacts on the homepage.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud – Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud – Step 1

3. Choose the contacts you want to transfer, and click the To Device button on the right hand corner.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Another without iCloud – Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Another without iCloud – Step 2

Except transferring iPhone contacts with AnyTrans, we also offer you two traditional ways – iCloud syncing and iTunes restore to transfer contacts between two iPhones. Let's move on!

Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone with iCloud Syncing

  • To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another via iCloud syncing, you need to sign in on both of your iPhones with the same Apple ID, and connect them to the Wi-Fi network.
  • With iCloud syncing, you can't select what to transfer or not. If you want to transfer some contacts instead of all the contacts on iDevice, you can follow Part 1.

Now follow us to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud syncing:

On your old iPhone: go to Settings > iCloud > Contacts > Turn it on if it is closed.

On your new iPhone: go to Settings > iCloud > Contacts > Turn it on if it is closed > Select Merge when it says Your contacts will be merged with iCloud. And then wait for the contacts on old iPhone syncing to new iPhone.

How to Transfer iPhone Contacts to New iPhone with iCloud

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 > Select Restore from iCloud > Select the backup you just created.

Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes?

Except transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, you also can make it with iTunes if you have an iTunes backup of old iPhone. Next, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes.

When transferring contacts to new iPhone with iTunes, not only contacts but also other data on old iPhone will be transferred. If you just want to transfer contacts or just some contacts from one iPhone to another, you can move to Part 1.

Step 1: Make a backup of your contacts on your old iPhone: Connect your old iPhone to the computer > Open iTunes > Click Device tab > Click Summary > Select This Computer in Backups column > Click Back Up Now. If you already have one backup of your iPhone contacts, you can skip to next step.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 1

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2: Restore new iPhone with old iTunes backup: Connect your new iPhone to computer > Run iTunes > Click Device tab > Click Summary > Click Restore Backup > Turn off Find My iPhone on your new iPhone > Select the backup your just created > Click Restore.

How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone with iTunes – Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone with iTunes – Step 2

The Bottom Line

As you can see, with AnyTrans you can easily transfer contacts from old iPhone or iPad to new iPhone without erasing any existing data, and with it you also can transfer contacts from iPhone to computer, or from computer to iPhone, even extract from iTunes or iCloud backup. What's more, not only can you transfer contacts, but also you can transfer music, photos, videos, apps, messages, notes and other iOS data and files.Why Not Download AnyTrans and Try It Now >

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