How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone for Free

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Myra Updated on Jul 17, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

People always ask, "How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud?", "How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with/without iTunes". If you have questions like these, read this blog post and it will perfectly solve your problems by providing three tips on how to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. If you are searching for ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without using iCloud/iTunes, the method introduced in Part 1 can help you by using an iOS data transfer tool called MobiMover. If you are looking for ways to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another using iCloud/iTunes, go to Part 2 or Part 3 to read the tips.

Part 1: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone for free with MobiMover

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud/iTunes and without losing the existing contacts on your device? The answer is to use MobiMover Free, an iOS data transfer tool. With MobiMover, you can transfer data between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) or between an iOS device and a PC, and it's completely free. The supported files are contacts, notes, calendars, photos, videos, audios and more, depending on the feature you'd like to use. With MobiMover, you can manage your iPhone/iPad content easily by doing things like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, transferring music from computer to iPad, backing up text messages on iPhone and more. Do you want to know how to use MobiMover to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another? Follow the steps below to learn how to do it quickly.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer by clicking the download button below. 

Note: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan). All iPhones or iPads running iOS 8 or later are supported by MobiMover.

Step 1: Connect both of your iPhones to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, choose Trust to continue.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: Click the select box to correctly set the source iPhone and target iPhone. Then click Next to continue.

To sync contacts from iPhone to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover, you can either use the 1-Click Transfer feature as introduced in this guide or use the custom transfer feature by clicking the device name in the main interface.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: MobiMover will select all the transferable items on the source iPhone. Keep the Contact option selected only since you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Then click Transfer to start copying contacts from one iPhone to another. When it has completed, go to the Contacts App on the target iPhone to check the transferred items.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 4

If you find MobiMover really useful and easy, you can go the complete guide of MobiMover Free to learn more details.

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

iCloud enables you to transfer contacts from an old iPhone to a new iPhone by syncing. Before you sync the contacts to your new iPhone, make sure that the contacts on your iPhone are synced to iCloud. If not, you can:

Step 1: Open "Settings" on your old iPhone and choose "iCloud".

Step 2: Tap on the button to turn on "Contacts".

After that, you can sync contacts to your new iPhone by following these steps:

Step 1: Open "Settings" on your new iPhone and choose "iCloud".

Step 2: Tap on the button to turn on "Contacts".

Step 3: Choose "Merge" when the notification "Your contacts will be merged with iCloud" and begin the syncing process.

Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

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

As is always the case, using iTunes can solve a lot of data transfer problems. Similarly, syncing contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes also requires you to back up your old iPhone before you move them to your new iPhone. The difference is that other data will be transferred together with your Contacts to your new iPhone. If this is what you need, follow the next steps.

Back up your old iPhone with iTunes first.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run "iTunes".

Step 2: Tap on the device icon and choose "Summary".

Step 3: Choose "This computer" and hit on "Back Up Now".

Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes - Back up old iPhone

Then copy the contacts to your new iPhone by restoring your new iPhone with iTunes backup.

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

Step 2: Tap on the device icon and choose "Summary".

Step 3: Choose "Restore Backup" and choose a backup when the "Restore from Backup" window pops up. (You may need to switch off "Find My iPhone" on your new device.)

Step 4: Click "Restore" to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes