How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone

Have you bought a brand new iPhone but still don’t know how to transfer contacts from iPod to iPhone? Don’t take much tension about it because there are multiple ways available to get this work done. Most of the people know only about iTunes to sync data between iOS devices but you can also transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone using cloud and other third party software like MobileTrans. We are providing this tutorial for you today to help you about how to transfer contacts from iPod to iPhone with 3 different ways.

Part 1. One Click to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone

MobileTrans - Phone Transfer is a fully functional iPod to iPhone data transfer software and also supports other operating system devices such as Android and Windows Phone. The availability of this program is there for Mac and windows desktops on the official site and other software download websites. It will enable you to transfer music, movies, videos, contacts, messages and photos from one device to another. There is no need to use iTunes when you are using this program as your data transfer software for iOS devices. You can directly join two devices together with computer and transfer data between them using this program.

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How to transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone with one click using MobileTrans:

Step 1. Installation is required first to transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone. Please install it from the official site to get the latest version. Launch MobileTrans after installation and click on “Phone Transfer”.

Contacts from iPod touch to iphone-launch MobileTrans

Step 2. Connect iPod touch and new iPhone with computer using their matching cables. Keep iPod touch in the left side as source and iPhone in the right side as destination. Now select “Contacts” from the middle windows and click on “Start”.

Contacts from iPod touch to iphone-select contacts and start transfer

Note: MobileTrans will initialize iPod touch and iPhone when both devices are detected in the program interface then click on “Flip” button only if they are not at the right position.

Step 3. Mobile will start transferring contacts from iPod touch to iPhone now. It will automatically finish in few seconds.

Contacts from iPod touch to iphone-transferring

Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone Using iCloud

iCloud was introduced by apple in 2011 and provided in all iOS devices including iPod touch and iPhone. This is a cloud service by apple which is paid but you can store up to 5 GB of data for free after that you have to pay for more storage. If you need to transfer data up to 5 GB only then this storage is enough for you. For contacts you need very less storage space on cloud in MB’s only. Transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone will work using sync way and you will need Wi-Fi connectivity on both iPod touch and iPhone. Once you are ready with enough storage on iCloud and Wi-Fi connectivity then you can read the steps below.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone using iCloud

Step 1. On iPod Touch:

Firstly on the iPod Touch tap on “Setting > iCloud”. Make sure contacts are turned on here.

Note: You must have login to your apple account before starting transfer.

Contacts from iPod touch to iphone-icloud

Step 2. On Your iPhone:

On your new iPhone tap on the same “Setting > iCloud”. Turn on Contacts syncing here. Once you have turned on in few minutes you will be able to see your iPod touch contacts on iPhone.

Note: login on new iPhone using the same iCloud account credentials which you are using on iPod touch.

turn on icloud on ipod

Part 3. How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone Using iTunes

Except using iCloud to transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone you can also do it using iTunes. Not only contacts you can also transfer other data like music, videos from iPod touch to iPhone using iTunes. iTunes totally works offline to transfer data. The only thing is you must have the latest version of iTunes installed on computer. There is one drawback of using this way that when you transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone using iTunes then other data of your iPod also transferred to iPhone. Now you can learn about how to transfer contacts from iPod to iPhone by following these steps.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone using iTunes

Step 1. Firstly you have to backup old iPod touch data to computer so now connect iPod with computer and run iTunes. Click on device tab > Summary > This computer “Under Backup” > then click Backup Now. You don’t need to follow this step if you have already backup of iPod touch on computer.

backup ipod with iTunes

Step 2. Once backup is completed connect iPhone with computer > launch iTunes > Tap on Device tab > Tap Summary > Tap Restore Backup > Select the backup which you created > Tap Restore button. Now all your contacts will be there on your new iPhone.

Contacts from iPod touch to iphone-itunes

Part 4. Comparison Table

Methods Wondershare MobileTrans iCloud iTunes
Data Transfer Speed Fast Fast Slow
Supported file types Contacts, messages, apps, music, videos, photos etc. Very few Few
Storage Issue: No Yes No
Overwrite previous data No No Yes
Supported Devices Windows, Symbian, iOS, Android and Blackberry Only iOS Only iOS
Easy to Use Yes No No
Works Offline Yes No Yes
Transfer Data in Real Time Yes No Yes
Cross Platform Yes No No

We told you about how to transfer contacts from iPod to iPhone using iCloud, iTunes and third party software in this guide. As you can see different between these all ways that MobileTrans is the only best one which allows you to transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone with easy way. It can also restore data from the iTunes, iCloud backup to iPhone directly. iCloud is also a good solution but you need internet for this and iTunes will transfer all data to iPhone instead of contacts only. So as per our recommendation you can give a try to MobileTrans.

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Nicola Massimo

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