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How to Transfer Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone 6/5S/5/4S?

2015-10-21 15:36:33/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ AllenyGavin

In the past years, people are used to save all their contacts list in the SIM card, so that they can simply pop your card in and all numbers are there when they upgrade to a new phone. However, with the popularity of smart phones like iPhone, people are always required to change a new type of SIM card when they're planning to insert the old SIM card into the new iPhone, then how to move the contacts on the SIM card? It is no doubt that you can type the numbers into your new iPhone by yourself one by one, but obviously it is a waste of time, right? So here, we write this article to show you a simple way to move contacts from a SIM card to iPhone easily. You can follow the below steps to reach your goal right now.

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Steps on Transferring Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone 6/5S/5/4S/4

Step 1: Change Your SIM Card Over

Take the new card out of your iPhone, and insert your old card instead. Make sure both phones take the same size card, or you will face a high risk of damaging the device. If your SIM cards are two different sizes, look into a SIM adapter. Once you've changed the two cards over, and placed your new SIM in safe place so as not to lose it, you can turn the phone back on and let it power up. Depending on whether your provider has turned the old SIM off yet, you might not be able to access all functions on the phone, but you should be able to reach the iPhone's main menu options.

Step 2: Import SIM Contacts

Find the "Settings" button from the home screen of your iPhone, then find and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars". After that, you can press "Import SIM Contacts" to load the contacts list from SIM card to your iPhone quickly.

Step 3: Swap the Cards Back Over

Now, you can turn the iPhone off and remove the old SIM card from it. Add the new card and turn the phone back on - you should now see all of your contacts in your address book!


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