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How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

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You like your new iPhone 12, but you also like your old friends. That's why you need to sync the contacts from your old iPhone to the new one. Similarly, you may want to transfer photos and import music to your new iPhone. There are many things you can do to enrich your iPhone 12 content. And you can start by syncing contacts with your iPhone 12. 

Tip 1. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover

Every time we want to transfer data from the old iPhone to a new iPhone, like from the old iPhone 7/8 to iPhone X/11/12, 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 iPhone transfer software, is the number one choice. It enables you to easily transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with several clicks. Follow the steps to sync contacts from your old iPhone to the new one within minutes.

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.

start the transfer proces

Tip 2. Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Syncing

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 12. 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. Connect both of your devices to the Wi-Fi and sign in to your devices with the same iCloud account.

Step 2. Open "Settings" on your two iPhones.

Step 3. Tap on your Apple ID and choose "iCloud." 

Step 4. Turn on "Contacts" > select "Merge" when it asks if you want to merge contacts.

Step 5. Wait for the contacts to be synced.

Have you been stuck with iPhone contacts not syncing to iCloud? Check the online guide to find solutions. 


Tip 3. Sync Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Backup

Besides using iCloud syncing, you can also use the iCloud backup to import all the contacts from the old iPhone to your new iPhone. It can import data supported by iCloud including contacts, photos, notes, and so forth when you set up your new iPhone for the first time. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1. Unlock the old iPhone, head to "Settings" > tap your Apple ID.

Step 2. Make sure the "Contacts" toggle is on.

Step 3. Select "iCloud backup" and tap "Back Up Now."

Step 4. Set up your new iPhone, once you reach the Apps & Data screen, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup."

Step 5. Select the backup you just created to restore.


Tip 4. Move Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

Although iTunes is a little complicated to use and the process is slow, you can follow the operations strictly and patiently to transfer contacts between your two iPhones. Also, you can restore the data you backed up from iTunes to your new iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Tap the device icon and click "Info" on the left sidebar.

Step 3. Select "Sync Contacts," click the checkbox based on your needs.

Step 4. Tap "Apply" to begin the sync.

Step 5. Unplug your old iPhone, and connect your new iPhone to the computer.

Step 6. Tap the device icon > "Info" > select "Sync Contacts" > scroll down to the "Advanced" menu, check "Contacts" under "Replace information on this iPhone."

Step 7. Finally, click "Apply" to sync the contacts to your new iPhone.


Tip 5. Share Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via AirDrop

Have you used AirDrop to share something with your friends? This function allows you to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone and sync contacts from the old iPhone to your new iPhone. Read on to check how to AirDrop contacts between two iPhones. 

Step 1. Launch Control Center on the screens of two iPhones by swiping down from the top-right corner or swiping up from the bottom. 

Step 2. Long-press the network group and tap "AirDrop."

Step 3. For the permissions displayed, choose "Contacts Only," or "Everyone."

Step 4. Head to "Contacts" on your old iPhone, select the contacts you want to share.

Step 5. Tap the "Share" button on the top-right corner, and choose to AirDrop them to your new iPhone. 

Step 6. Hit "Accept" on your new iPhone.


The Final Words

Given that iPhone doesn't support storing your contacts on a SIM card, you can not see the contacts on the old iPhone when you put the SIM card in the new iPhone. But if you have stored some contacts on the SIM card before, you can navigate to "Settings" > "Contacts" > "Import SIM Contacts" to add them to your new iPhone.

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