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Myra Updated on Sep 14, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR

It's quite enjoyable to get a brand new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR that is equipped with many new and amazing features. But it could be quite annoying if you can't find the fast and convenient way to migrate your important data from your previous iPhone to your new iPhone. In most of the cases, contacts are what you want to transfer from your old iPhone to the new one first. Thus, in this article, we'd like to provide you with three free and effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR. Read on to get the details. (You can apply the similar methods to import photos from iPhone to iPhone.)

How can you transfer contacts to your new iPhone for free?

Part 1: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

Using iCloud is not a good choice when your iCloud storage is almost full or you don't have Wi-Fi network available. Luckily, there are other two common ways you can apply to get contacts from one iPhone to another without iCloud. Choose of the two methods to transfer contacts to your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR according to your needs.

Method 1: Copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with EaseUS MobiMover

The simplest way to transfer files from iPhone to iPhone is to use the one-click transfer feature in EaseUS MobiMover, the freeware for iOS data transfer, file management, and video download. With MobiMover installed on your PC or Mac, you can sync contacts from one iPhone to another with four steps only at no cost.

Click here to skip the product introduction and jump to the steps directly.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

As you can see from the list above, you can copy not only contacts but also other files, like photos, videos, music, ringtones, and audiobooks, from your old iPhone to your new iPhone if you need to. (The file types you can transfer depend on the feature you use.) In addition to the data transfer between two iOS devices, you can also do the following things with MobiMover.

  Transfer files from computer to iPhone/iPad

  Export content from iPhone/iPad to computer

  Manage iDevice data from the computer by deleting, editing, or adding items

  Save videos from websites to computer or iPhone/iPad, like downloading Vimeo videos to iPhone

In a word, for iPhone users like you, EaseUS MobiMover is useful especially when you get a new device and need to copy data to or out of your device. Now, follow the steps below to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone within minutes.

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Step 1: Connect your both your old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer, launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to iDevice.

How to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: Make sure your old iPhone is the source device and your new iPhone the target device. If you intend to transfer contacts only from iPhone to iPhone, go to More and keep Contacts selected.

How to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Click Transfer to start copying contacts from your old iPhone to the new one. When it has finished, go to your new iPhone to check the items.

How to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone - Step 3

Method 2: Move contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone via AirDrop

Another way to copy contacts from one iPhone to another without iCloud is to use AirDrop. As you know, AirDrop is the built-in function on your iPhone that enables you to share files, including contacts, from one AirDrop-supported device to another. However, using AirDrop can only serve to send contacts to your new iPhone one by one. Thus, if you prefer to transfer multiple or all contacts from your previous iPhone to your new iPhone XS/XS Max/XR in a time-saving way, you should use Method 1. While if this method is exactly what you want, follow the steps below to transfer contacts to your new iPhone.

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 old 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, namely your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR.

Step 5: Then a notification will pop up on your new iPhone asking you whether to accept the item. Tap Accept to receive the contact and then check it in the Contacts App on your target iPhone.

If AirDrop is not working on your iPhone, learn how to fix it first.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/Xr

Part 2: How to sync contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

As long as you are using the same Apple ID on your iPhones, you can transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud. Make sure you have enough space in iCloud (you may need to free up iCloud storage) and connect your iPhones to stable and reliable Wi-Fi network, then perform the steps on both of your iPhones to copy contacts to your new iPhone.

iCloud helps you to transfer all your contacts from one iPhone to another. If you intend to copy specific items, iCloud is not suitable for your situation. Luckily, you can choose Method 1 to import items freely.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to [your name] > iCloud.

Step 3: Toggle on Contacts.

How to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another

Conclusion

All the three tips introduced in this article allows you to send contacts from iPhone to iPhone effectively. However, given your situation of getting a new iPhone, choosing EaseUS MobiMover is what you should do.

Why?

Because you will need it in many other situations related to iOS data transfer, like putting music to iPhone, saving iPhone text messages to computer, and importing videos from one iPhone to another. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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