How to Transfer Contacts From iPhone to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Transferring contacts from one iPhone to another can be a simple and seamless process. Whether you’re upgrading to a new iPhone or just need to transfer contacts to another device, there are multiple methods you can use. In this tutorial, we will explore some of the most effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

Method 1: Using iCloud

If you have an iCloud account set up on both iPhones and have enabled contacts syncing, transferring your contacts becomes a breeze. Follow these steps:

  1. On your old iPhone:
    • Open the “Settings” app.
    • Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu.
    • Select “iCloud”.
    • Make sure that the “Contacts” toggle is turned on.
  2. On your new iPhone:
    • Turn on your new iPhone and follow the setup instructions until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.
    • Select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
    • Sign in with your Apple ID and choose the most recent backup that contains your contacts.

    Method 2: Using iTunes

    If you prefer using iTunes for backup and restore, follow these steps:

    1. Connect your old iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed:
      • Launch iTunes and connect your old iPhone using a USB cable.
      • Select your device when it appears in iTunes.
      • Note:

        If a message asks for your device passcode or to “Trust This Computer”, follow the onscreen steps.

    2. Create a backup of your old iPhone:
      • In the “Summary” tab, click on “Back Up Now”.
      • Wait for the backup process to complete.
    3. Restore the backup to your new iPhone:
      • Disconnect your old iPhone and connect your new iPhone to the computer.
      • Select your new device when it appears in iTunes.

      • In the “Summary” tab, click on “Restore Backup..” and choose the most recent backup that contains your contacts.
      • Wait for the restore process to complete.

      Method 3: Using Third-Party Apps

      If you prefer using third-party apps, there are several reliable options available on the App Store that can help you transfer contacts between iPhones. Some popular apps include My Contacts Backup, CopyTrans Contacts, and Contact Mover & Account Sync. Simply download and install one of these apps, follow their instructions, and transfer your contacts effortlessly.

      By following any of these methods, you can easily transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. Choose the method that suits you best based on your preferences and requirements. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have all your important contacts readily available on your new iPhone!

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