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3 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

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“I’ve gotten a brand new iPhone 6s Plus. However, I don’t know how to transfer contacts from my old iPhone to the new iPhone. Please give me some suggestions, especially simple ones, because I don’t know much about technical tips.”

Getting a new iPhone means you’ll enjoy more features from the latest iOS operating system. However, one headache that users encounter is how to copy content from the old iPhone to the new iPhone, especially contacts, because without contacts, you can’t make phone calls and send text messages. Actually, you don’t need to worry about it, because there are several ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to another iPhone. Below are the most widely used ways you can try.

Solution 1. Use MobileTrans Phone Transfer to transfer contacts from iphone to iphone (easiest way)

Using Wondershare MobileTrans Phone Transfer software is the easiest and direct way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. It never erases any data on your new iPhone. So this way is especially helpful if you already have important files on your new iPhone and don't want them to be erased while transferring contacts to it. Follow the steps below and you will know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone easily and effectively.

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Steps to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Step 1. Install Wondershare MobileTrans on your computer

Wondershare MobileTrans is a desktop software, so you need to download the right version and install on your computer according to the operating system of your computer. Now separate version for Windows and Mac are both available. After then, you should connect your two iPhones with your computer respectively with its USB cable. This software will detect your iPhones automatically.

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Step 2. Transfe contacts from iPhone to iPhone

In the main window of Wondershare MobileGo you can see that your two iPhones are displayed side by side, with all the data that can be transferred checked. To copy contacts from one iPhone to another, just uncheck other files and click "Start Copy".

Please note the contacts are copied from the iPhone in the left side to the right side. You can click the "Flip" button to change the position of the two iPhones.

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Solution 2. Restore Contacts from old iPhone iTunes Backup Files to New iPhone (widely used way)

Backing up your old iPhone to iTunes first and then restoring another iPhone with the iTunes backup file will get the contacts from the old iPhone to the new iPhone. This is the most widely used way to transfer contacts from an iPhone to another. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Install the latest iTunes on your computer. If you don't know whether your iTunes is the latest version or not, just download the iTunes installation package directly from Apple official site. The offered one is always the latest one. While installing the latest one, it will override the old one without erase any data in your iTunes library.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone from which you want to copy contacts with your computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes. Click the iPhone icon in iTunes and you can see there is an option "Back Up Now". Click it to backup your iPhone. After then, eject the iPhone.

Step 3. Connect your another iPhone with your computer and you'll see it in iTunes. Click the iPhone icon in iTunes. In the Summary window, click "Restore iPhone" and then choose the latest iPhone backup file to restore.

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Solution 3. Use Old iPhone iCloud Backup File to Restore Contacts to Another iPhone (network required)

If you have enabled iCloud and be able to access to stable network, then you can backup your old iPhone to iCloud, and then restore your new iPhone with the iCloud backup file to transfer contacts from the old iPhone to the new iPhone. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with a stable network. Tap Settings > iCloud > sign in with your Apple ID and then tap Storage & Backup > tap Back Up Now. Wait for the backup progress to finish.

Step 2. Connect your another iPhone with the network. Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to set your iPhone as a new device. During the process, a prompt will appear, giving you 3 options to set up iPhone. You just need to tap the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option, sign in with your Apple ID and choose the iCloud backup file you're created in Step 1.

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