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How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Changing to a new iPhone is always exciting, but the thought of manually transferring all your contacts can be a bit daunting. Thankfully, with the advancements in technology, transferring contacts from one iPhone to another has become a breeze. Whether you're upgrading to a newer model or simply switching devices, this guide will walk you through various methods to ensure a seamless transition of your important contacts.


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Method 1: iCloud


iCloud is Apple's cloud-based service that makes it easy to transfer contacts between iPhones. Here's how to do it:


Backup Your Contacts to iCloud on Your Old iPhone:


Open the "Settings" app.

Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

Select "iCloud."

Toggle on "Contacts" if it's not already enabled.

Tap "Backup" to ensure your contacts are backed up to iCloud.


Set Up iCloud on Your New iPhone:


Turn on your new iPhone.

Follow the setup process until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen.

Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup."

Sign in with your Apple ID.

Select the most recent backup, and your contacts will be transferred to your new iPhone.

Method 2: iTunes Backup


If you have been regularly backing up your old iPhone to iTunes, you can transfer your contacts using this method:


Connect Your Old iPhone to Your Computer:


Launch iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina and later).

Connect your old iPhone using a USB cable.


Create a Backup:


Select your device in iTunes (or Finder).

Click "Back Up Now" to create a complete backup of your old iPhone, including contacts.


Restore Backup to Your New iPhone:


Connect your new iPhone to the computer.

Select your device in iTunes (or Finder).

Click "Restore Backup" and choose the most recent backup.


Method 3: AirDrop


If you only need to transfer a few contacts or prefer a wireless method, AirDrop can be incredibly handy:


On Your Old iPhone:


Open the "Contacts" app.

Find the contact you want to transfer.

Tap on the contact.

Tap the "Share Contact" option.

Select "AirDrop" and choose your new iPhone when prompted.


On Your New iPhone:


Accept the AirDrop request.

The contact will be added to your new iPhone's Contacts.


Method 4: Third-Party Apps


Several third-party apps, such as "CopyTrans Contacts" and "My Contacts Backup," are available on the App Store to help you transfer contacts easily. These apps provide alternative methods for moving your contacts between devices.




Transferring contacts from one iPhone to another doesn't have to be a hassle. Whether you prefer using iCloud, iTunes, AirDrop, or third-party apps, there are multiple options to suit your needs. With these methods, you can ensure that your contacts seamlessly make the journey to your new iPhone, allowing you to stay connected without missing a beat.


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