2 Free Methods to Sync Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You like your new iPhone 8, but you also like your old friends. That's why you need to sync the contacts on your old iPhone to the new one, including transferring contacts from iPhone 5 to iPhone 8. Similarly, you may want to transfer photos to your iPhone 8 and import music to your new iPhone 8. There are many things you can do to enrich your iPhone 8 content, and you can start by syncing contacts with your iPhone 8.

How to Sync Contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 8

Tip 1: Sync contacts from iPhone to new iPhone 8 via EaseUS MobiMover Free

Every time we want to transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone, like from old iPhone 5/5S/6/6S to iPhone 8, we might think of iTunes. However, iTunes is not as good as we would like. We have found that many users on the Apple forum were asking about how to make iTunes faster. There are many alternatives to iTunes. EaseUS MobiMover Free is the number one choice. It is a newly released iPhone transfer program. You can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, send photos to iPhone with MobiMover.

Now, safely download EaseUS MobiMover and install the program on your computer by clicking the button below. Then follow the steps to sync contacts from your old iPhone to the new one within minutes.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer with two USB cables and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iDevices and click "Trust" to trust your computer. To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, click "Phone to Phone" and specify the transfer direction. Then click "Next" to continue.

Select the feature

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click "Transfer".

select the category

Step 3. When the transfer process has completed, go to open the "Contacts" app on your iPad/iPhone to check the transferred items.

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Tip 2: Sync contacts from iPhone to new iPhone 8 via iCloud

If you have used the iCloud service before, you probably know that iCloud enables you to share data among your iCloud devices. Thus it's convenient to use iCloud to sync your old iPhone contacts with your new iPhone 8. Besides, if you have turned on Calendars and Contacts in iCloud, you can access iCloud calendars on PC and download contacts from iCloud to PC. The steps below will show you how to sync iCloud contacts between your iPhones.

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi on both of your devices and sign in to your devices with the same iCloud account.

Step 2: Open the Settings App on your old iPhone.

Step 3: Tap on your name and choose "iCloud". (In iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap on "iCloud" directly under Settings.)

Step 4: Turn on "Contacts".

Step 5: Repeat the steps on your iPhone 8 and wait for the contacts to be synced. Have you been stuck with iPhone 8 contacts not syncing on iCloud? Check the online guide to find solutions. 

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