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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone [7 Easy Ways]

"I have used an iPhone 7 for couple of years, and I'm going to buy a new iPhone 11 Pro Max in the coming Christmas day. But I'm frustrated of how to move the contacts on my iPhone 7 to the new one. My phone's SIM card only can save several numbers but I have hundreds of contacts on the device, so is it possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone at one time? This is really important for me, please help!"

-- From an iPhone user

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Contacts in iPhone might be one of the most important things, right? So when you switch your iPhone from the old one to the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you must want to directly copy the whole contacts from the old iPhone to the new iPhone because moving contacts from one iPhone to another manually could be a disaster for all of iPhone users, especially when you have saved hundreds yet thousands of contacts on the device. Don't worry anymore, this article will show you 8 easy methods on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone quickly.

Part 1: One-Click to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Recommended)

Actually, if you have installed iTunes on your computer, you can make an iPhone backup for the old phone at first, then restore the backup file to the new iPhone. However, some users complains the contacts are disappeared during the restoring process with iTunes, so more and more users wish to find a way to share contacts between iPhone devices with zero losing. That's why we kindly recommend the best app to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - MobiKin Transfer for Mobile here.

With it, you can transfer contacts from one iPhone to another easily and quickly, including notes, calendars, bookmarks, books and more; and you're even allowed to move contents between mobile phones in different operating system like iPhone and Android. The recommended tool comes with an user-friendly yet easy to use interface design, and requires no professional skills for both beginners and experts.

Now, just click the below icon to install the powerful program on your computer, then follow the below steps to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone as you like, such as phone number, email address, etc.

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So how do I get my contacts on my new iPhone? Just read on to follow.

Step 1: Launch the Program and Connect iPhone to PC

Run the software on your computer after installation. To have your iPhone recognized by the program, please make sure your computer has installed the latest iTunes.

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Step 2: Make Your iPhone Recognized by the Program

Link your 2 iPhones to computer with USB cables, unlock the iPhone and tap the option "Trust" when there is a notification, asking you if to "Trust This Computer". You will see the interface with this below once your two iOS devices have been detected and connected to the program successfully.

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Step 2: Start to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

Tick the "Contacts" button in the content list for transferring. Just tap "Start Copy" button right below the content list to start the process automatically.

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That's all on how to import contacts from iPhone to iPhone with MobiKin Transfer for Mobile! Also want to know how to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone? Check the guide here to learn more.

Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud comes with your iPhone, and provide users with a fast way to backup and restore their iPhone data. So if you're going to copy iPhone contacts from one to another, you can take the iCloud as an option. However, 2 things you should be known before syncing iPhone contacts with iCloud.

1. To use the function of iCloud syncing, you have to sign in on both of your iPhones with the same Apple ID, and ensure they have been connected to the Wi-Fi network and the network is not slow;

2. iCloud backup & restore function will help you restore the whole contents on your new iPhone. That means you can't select what to transfer and it will erase the existing data on your new iPhone. So if you wish to transfer specific contacts on iPhone than all the contacts, please turn to the Part 1 to reach your goal.

 

How do I transfer my contacts to my new iPhone with iCloud? You can choose to use iCloud syncing or iCloud backup below to move contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud.

>> 2.1 How to Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to another via iCloud Syncing

Step 1: Turn on iCloud Contacts on Both Your Two iPhones.

- Make Sure two iPhone are logged in with the same Apple ID and connected the same Wi-Fi.

- On both of your iDevices, go to "Settings > "iCloud" > "Contacts" on your old and new iPhone, then turn it on.

- Select "Merge" option on your new iPhone when it remind you that "Your contacts will be merged with iCloud".

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Step 2: Wait for the Contacts to be Transferred from iPhone to the New One.

Right now, your contacts will exist on your new iPhone from the old one. This is how to transfer contacts from one phone to another iPhone with iCloud syncing. Can't find your desired contacts? See how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone easily.

>> 2.2 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone Using iCloud Backup & Restore

Step 1: Turn on iCloud Contacts on your Old iPhone.

Click "Settings", open your Apple ID and find the "iCloud" icon and tap it on your iDevice.

Step 2: Backup Contacts to iCloud on Your Old iPhone.

Go to "iCloud Backup" and choose "Back Up Now" to backup the process automatically. However, this will backup your entire iPhone, not only all contacts.

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Step 3: Restore the Data to Your New iPhone from iCloud Backup.

There will have an automatic instructions you should follow to enter your new iPhone. When you get to the "Apps & Data" page and remember to "Restore from iCloud Backup". After that, follow the instructions to complete the remaining steps and you will get all contracts from the old one.

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Ensure two iPhone are logged in with the same Apple ID and connected the same Wi-Fi because the process won't be interrupt.

Tips: If you already have finished the notification, you can go to "Settings" > "General" > "Rest" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > "Erase iPhone". When you get to the "Apps & Data" screen, follow the steps above.

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So that's how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud. Get it?

See Also: How to Manage iCloud Contacts

Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone from Old One via iTunes

So how to sync contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes? The steps to transfer contacts to new iPhone with iTunes is similar with sync iPhone contacts by using iCloud backup & restore function. You need to back up contacts from the old iPhone, then restore the backup to the new iPhone. Also the existing contacts will be deleted on your iPhone, too. Here are the steps that you can follow. Don't forget to prepare the latest iTunes and USB cable for connect your old iPhone to computer.

Step 1: Backup the Data from Old iPhone to iTunes

Use a USB cable to connect your old iPhone to PC and launch the iTunes. Select the iPhone icon and choose your iPhone, click "Info", tick "Sync Contacts" option. Here, you can sync all contacts and sync selected groups by choose "All contacts" or "Selected groups". After that click "Apply" to backup contacts.

Step 2: Transfer Contacts to New iPhone from Old One

When the process is finished, disconnect your old iPhone and plug in your new iPhone. Launch the iTunes, choose the new iPhone in iTunes, click "Info" button and enable "Sync Contacts" option. Choose the "Contacts" options under the instruction of "Replace information on this iPhone" from the Advanced section. Click on the "Apply" to sync contacts to your new iPhone.

So that's how to transfer contacts from iPhone to another iPhone using iTunes.

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See Also: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Part 4: How to Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another on iPhone Directly

>> 4.1 How to Move Contacts from iPhone to New iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop is characterized by supporting sharing files between two devices which can use the AirDrop. Hence, we can get the contacts what we want from our old iPhone to new iPhone by using AirDrop. So how do I transfer contacts from one iPhone to another? Follow the detailed steps below, you will know how to do it.

Step 1: Turn on Your AirDrop on Control Center on Both Two iDevices.

Open your "Control Center", find the "AirDrop" and turn it on on both your iDevices. Please don't forget to set the option of "Everyone" in the page of "Allow me to be discovered by" to make sure your devices can be detected.

Step 2: Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another on iPhone Directly.

Turn on the Contacts app and select the contact that you'd like to transfer. Click "Share Contact" button, tap "AirDrop" icon and choose the target iPhone to send the contacts. Now go to your new iPhone and tick the option of "Accept" to receive the contacts from old iPhone. This is how to move contacts from one iPhone to another with AirDrop.

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>> 4.2 How to Move Contacts from One iPhone to Another with Automatic Setup

Here are the steps for you to move contacts from one iPhone to another with Automatic setup.

Step 1: Follow the Instructions and Log in the New iPhone with Your Apple ID.

First, you need to select the language on the new iPhone, then click "Continue". Use your old iPhone to scan the picture on your new iPhone and log in the new iPhone with your Apple ID. After that set up your "Touch ID".

Step 2: Restore Contacts from One iPhone to Another.

When you get the screen of "App & Data", select one of the ways, that "Restore from iCloud backup", "Restore from iTunes backup", "Set up as New iPad" or "Move Data from Android", to move contacts from one iPhone to another.

Follow the instructions to restore the contacts and tap "Continue" when you finish the restore. So that's how to sync contacts to new iPhone with this way.

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>> 4.3 How to Get Contacts on New iPhone with Gmail

Gmail also can meets your basic requirements to get your contacts on new iPhone from old iPhone. You can try this way to transfer the contacts without iTunes or iCloud. Here are the steps to get contacts on new iPhone.

Step 1: Log in the Gmail Account on Your Old iPhone And Open the Option of "Contacts" from "Gmail".

Go to the "Accounts settings" to sign in your Gmail if you are not using Gmail on your old iPhone. Then open the "Settings", click "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" icon, tap "Gmail" and tick the "Contacts" icon to make the button become the green one.

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Tips: You need follow the same steps on your new iPhone.

Step 2: Transfer Contacts to Your New iPhone on Your PC.

Visit contracts sync from old iPhone in Gmail on your PC and select the contacts you'd like to transfer. Click "More" button and select "Export..." option.

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Here, the screen will show a notification for you to select. You can choose "Selected contacts" or "All contacts" when it ask "Which contacts do you want to export?". Please remember tick "vCard format" under the instruction of "Which export format?" because you can get contacts on new iPhone from vCard format.

So that's how to transfer contacts between iPhones with Google account.

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The Bottom Line:

As mentioned above, there are top 7 methods all about how to transfer contacts to new iPhone. I will recommend you the first ways to do this because MobiKin Transfer for Mobile not only allows you to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, but also transfer different files between different devices. Only 1-Click can make these files you'd like to transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone. As you can compare, the other methods may sound easily but inconvenient. So if you wish to share the files selectively and safety, MobiKin Transfer for Mobile would be your best choice.

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