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How to Transfer Contacts to New Phone Quickly and Easily

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

When we want to switch or upgrade to a new device, we are concerned about the hassle of transferring the existing data to the new device. But there is no need to be concerned anymore! Because we have a plethora of options.

This post will show you how to transfer your contacts from one phone to another quickly and easily.

So, let's dive in and check the solutions to transfer phone numbers to another phone.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Phone Numbers to another Phone Easily

Applies to: Android to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to Android

Some ways can help you transfer your contacts to any new handset anytime you want. Keep reading.

Method 1: How to Transfer Contacts to a New Phone - MobileTrans

Transferring your whole contacts to another phone may sound complicated, but it is not if you have the right tool - Wondershare MobileTrans.

With MobileTrans, you can move your contacts to any Android phone or iPhone. Besides contacts, it allows moving 18+ types of data over devices. It can also delete duplicate contacts for you.

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Steps to Transfer Contacts to a New Phone with MobileTrans:

  1. Download and install MobileTrans on your desktop.
  2. Open it and head to the Phone Transfer Module.

phone transfer module

  1. Now, you must connect the phones to your computer and arrange them correctly.

connect the phones

  1. From the available options, select Contacts and hit on Start.
  2. The transfer will be completed in a moment.

available options

Method 2: How to Copy Contacts from One Phone to Another - Email/Messages

If you are not willing to use any third-party application for security concerns, here is an easy trick. What if I tell you that you can move your contacts via email or messages?

Yes, it is possible. You can easily share contacts to your email or messaging app and get them on another device. But you will have to carry out this process manually. It is also pretty time-consuming if you have many contacts.

transfer contacts via mail

Method 3: How to Share All Contacts from One Phone to Another - Google Account

Why do you want to transfer contacts manually when you can sync and back up contacts to Google Drive?

Here is an easy way out. All you have to do is enable Sync Contacts on your old Android phone and log into the new device using the same Google account. You can also back up contacts and restore them on the new device.

Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from One Phone to Another: Android to Android

Besides the tips and tricks shared above, if you are moving from an old Android device to a new one, you can also use tools developed by android brands.

One of the best manufacturer tools for this is Samsung Smart Switch. It allows you to seamlessly transfer all your necessary data, such as notes, messages, documents, contacts, photos, and videos, to your new Samsung device.

transfer contacts via smart switch

Besides Smart Switch, there are some other tools you may need to be aware of:

  • Moving to Samsung: Smart Switch
  • Moving to Huawei: Phone Clone
  • Moving to Oppo: OPPO Clone Phone
  • Moving to Xiaomi: Mi Mover

However, these tools only work when your Android phone is brand-new. If that is not the case for you, you can try MobileTrans.

Part 3: How to Transfer All Contacts from One Phone to Another: Android to iPhone

Apart from the methods mentioned above, you can use Move to iOS to transfer contacts to a new iPhone if you are moving from Android to iPhone.

When using the Move to iOS feature, it is better to keep these factors in check. You need to ensure the devices are connected to Wi-Fi and should be plugged into power. Also, the Move to iOS only works before you have set up your device and won't work later.

Furthermore, this is not a surefire way either; you may have numerous issues while using Move to iOS.

transfer contacts via move to ios

Part 4: Transfer Phone Numbers to New Phone: iPhone to iPhone

Moving contacts between two iPhones is quite easy as well. You don't need to install any app.

Method 1: Using iCloud

One of the best choices you will have is to sync your contacts between the iPhones. Or you can back up your contacts to iCloud and restore them. However, this method will only work out if both devices use the same Apple ID.

transfer contacts via icloud

Method 2: Via Quick Start

Quick Start is one of the best ways to transfer almost all your data on your old iPhone to the new one, including documents, images, videos, and contacts, before setting up your device. But, this method works on the same condition, i.e., both devices must run on the same Apple ID.

Note: Transferring contacts with Quick Start will occupy both devices for quite a long time. So, make the necessary arrangements.

transfer contacts via quickstart

Method 3: With with Bluetooth

Bluetooth file sharing is one of the oldest methods of sharing contacts on phones, and it has been in use since the technology was introduced. However, your phone and the phone that is receiving the contacts must have the same Bluetooth application in order for the sharing to be successful. Some of the Bluetooth applications you can use to share contacts on iPhone include Bluetooth Share Free Application, iShareFiles application, and My Bluetooth Lite application.

sharing contacts on iphone with bluetooth

Step 1: Download and install a Bluetooth application on your iPhone. Ensure that the phone receiving has the same Bluetooth application.

Step 2: Launch the application on your phone and follow the instructions on how to complete the connection process.

Step 3: Go to the Contacts section and select the contacts you want to send.

Step 4: On the options, select "Send by Bluetooth" to start sharing the contacts.

Method 4: With Family Sharing

Sharing contacts is a replacement when you failed to transfer in the ways above. Family Sharing is a function that comes with iOS devices, which allows you to keep in touch with your family members. The function allows up to six people in the same family group to share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases. Family Sharing can also be used to share calendars and contacts so as to keep everyone connected.

share contacts on iphone with family sharing

Step 1: Go to Settings > iCloud and select Set Up Family Sharing. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the set up.

Step 2: Send an invite to other family members (a maximum of 5) who have Family Sharing set up on their devices.

Step 3: Once the Family members have joined, the Family Sharing features will be activated and you can start sharing contacts.

Part 5: How to Share All Contacts from One Phone to Another: iPhone to Android

If you just jump on the Android ship, you can use Switch for Android to transfer your contacts.

With Switch to Android, you can not just transfer contacts. You can transfer other important data on your iPhone, like photos, videos, messages, and more. However, this tool only works on Android 12 and above Android devices. You can install it on your iPhone to initiate the process.

transfer contacts via switch to android

Final Thoughts

This article discusses all possible methods to transfer contacts from one phone to another. Choose the one your like. But, if you ever feel to opt for the most straightforward approach, consider using MobileTrans.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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