3 Tips | How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8

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Myra Updated on Oct 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone? When you see this question, what flashes into you your mind may be iCloud and AirDrop. Yes, you can use these built-in features on your device to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. But actually, there is another recommended way for you to copy contacts from one iPhone to another, which is to use the free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free. All the three methods and their features are presented in this article. Choose the one most suited to your needs and apply it to your iPhones.

Part 1: How to transfer all/multiple contacts from iPhone to iPhone for free

Characteristic: Support transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone all at once or selectively

If you want to transfer all or multiple contacts from iPhone to iPhone at once, using AirDrop or iCloud can not help you make it. But no worry, there is a totally free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free, that can help you do it easily and quickly. With MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, you can transfer files between two iOS devices or between iOS device and computer. In addition to contacts, MobiMover also supports:

  • Audio: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memo, Audiobooks
  • Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, and Photo Video
  • Videos: Movies, TV Shows, Music Videos
  • Others: Messages, Books, Voicemails, and more

What's more, MobiMover can also serve as a free iPhone content manager and a video downloader that brings you much convenience when you want to download online videos to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

Now, follow the guide to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone in four steps.

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Step 1: Connect both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer with USB cables. Then run EaseUS MobiMover and choose [your device name] > Contacts. (You can also use the 1-Click Transfer feature to copy contacts from one iPhone to another.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus - Step 1

Step 2: Select the contacts you want to transfer from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus and click the Transfer to Other Device button. (One difference between the 1-Click Transfer and Custom Transfer is that the former helps to transfer all contacts from iPhone to iPhone at once, while the latter enables you to select specific items to copy.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus - Step 2

Step 3: After clicking the button, select the target iPhone, namely your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus. Then MobiMover will begin transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone. When it has finished, go to your iPhone X/8/8 Plus to check the contacts if you need to.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus - Step 3

In addition to transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, you can also do many other things like saving iPhone text messages to computer, putting music to iPhone, and syncing photos from one iPhone to another. As an iPhone user, you will need a tool like EaseUS MobiMover in many situations. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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Part 2: How to AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Characteristic: Help to wirelessly send contacts from iPhone to iPhone one by one

AirDrop is a useful feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that enables the data transfer between Mac and iOS device or between two iOS devices. With AirDrop on, you can send files like photos, videos, contacts, locations, websites and more between tow AirDrop-supported devices. For example, you can AirDrop photos from Mac to iPhone, AirDrop notes from iPhone to iPad and share locations between two iPhones. Besides, you can also share contacts from iPhone to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR using AirDrop. But what you need to know here is that you can just AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone one by one. If you want to transfer all contacts from iPhone to iPhone at once, learn how to do it from Part 1.

Since AirDrop needs both WiFi and Bluetooth to work properly, you'd better make sure there is nothing wrong with the two features on your devices. If you have the "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" problem on your device, learn how to fix it first.

Step 1: Open Control Center on both of your iDevices.

Step 2: Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and make sure you have switched on WLAN and Bluetooth.

Step 3: Go to the Contacts App on your source iPhone, tap on the contacts you'd like to send to another iPhone and then choose Share Contact.

Step 4: Click AirDrop and choose the target device.

Step 5: Then a notification will pop up on your target iPhone. Click Accept to receive the contact and then check it in the Contacts App on your target iPhone.

Using this method, you can not only AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone but also share contacts from iPad to iPhone with AirDrop and vice versa.

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Part 3: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

Characteristic: Serve to sync all contacts from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly

iCloud services also offer you the solution to sync contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Similar to using AirDrop, you can transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly with iCloud. To use this method, you need to ensure you have your devices connected to the Wi-Fi network and there is enough space on your iCloud storage. With iCloud, all your contacts will be synced from one iPhone to another, which means if you want to transfer multiple but not all contacts from iPhone to iPhone, iCloud is not a good choice for you, Instead, you should use EaseUS MobiMover introduced in Part 1 to copy the contacts from iPhone to iPhone as you wish. However, if using iCloud is what you prefer, follow the steps below to learn how to get things done.

Step 1: Open Settings App on the iPhone you want to transfer contacts from.

Step 2: Go to [your name] > iCloud and turn on the Contacts option.

Step 3: Open Settings App on the iPhone you want to import contacts to.

Step 4: Click [your name] > iCoud > and switch on Contacts.

Step 5: When a prompt appears asking what to do with the existing contacts on the target iPhone, click Merge.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone

The final words

These are the most practical and effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. As you can compare, EaseUS MobiMover gives you the most freedom in choosing the items and saves more time for you during the transfer process. Get it now and you will enjoy a good helper forever.