How to Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another in 3 Free Methods

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Question: How can I transfer 400 contacts from one iPhone to another easily?

Answers: To solve this problem, you get three available ways here:

Method 1iCloud - sync iPhone contacts wirelessly

iCloud is the simplest way to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another once it has been set up.

1. Apple provides each iOS users with a limited 5GB iCloud storage space. If your contacts files are more than 5GB and need more, you'll need to purchase by yourself. But if you can't use iCloud due to the space limitation, don’t worry, you can use an excellent third-party software EaseUS MobiMover instead.

2. iCloud updating needs the network connection, make sure you have connected the two iPhones to cellular or Wi-Fi.

Step 1: Open the source iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Contacts > tap it on.

Step 2: Set up the target iPhone with the same iCloud account. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Contacts > turn it on to sync with iCloud. Tap Merge if a pop-up occurs. 

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Method 2MobiMover - transfer all the iPhone contacts in 1-click for free

If you can't use iCloud to sync contacts because the iCloud can't work well due to undefined reasons or not enough storage space, here is the best way for you to copy the contacts from one iPhone to another by using EaseUS MobiMover Free iOS Data Manager. This mature and free tool can help you to transfer and manage iOS content in an easier way than ever, including contacts, photos, music, ringtones, videos, messages, books, Safari bookmarks, etc..

As to contacts migration between two iOS devices, MobiMover enables you to transfer all the contents or specific items directly without size and quantity limitation. Above all, it's free.

MobiMover can seamlessly integrate with Windows and Mac computer to manage iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7/8/X. Now, download it by checking the button below and then follow the steps to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another in a few clicks.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhones to your computer, launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to iDevice.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: Make sure your source iPhone and target iPhone are set correctly. Then go to More and choose Contacts.

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Step 3: Keep the category/categories you want to copy selected and click Transfer to start transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone. When it has done, go to the Contacts app on your target device to check the items.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

In addition to share files between two iOS devices, MobiMover still enables you to back up iPhone/iPad data to the computer in a readable way, download contents to iPhone/iPad without iTunes syncing, and download videos from the internet using URL.

Method 3AirDrop - the simplest way to send iPhone contacts one-by-one

AirDrop is a pre-installed application on the Apple devices. You can use it to share photos, music, contacts, notes, and more among iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Not limited to contacts transfer from iPhone to iPhone, AirDrop also allows you to move contacts from Mac to iPhone without effort.

Please note that you can only transfer contact one-by-one with AirDrop and you have to repeat the process over and over again. If you have multiple or the whole contacts to be synced. Don't want to make it in such a way? Continue to use EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer numerous or all contacts from iPhone to iPhone in one-click.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop, Wi-Fi connection, and Bluetooth on both iPhones. If you don't know how to turn on AirDrop in iOS 10 or iOS 11, available guides are provided to you.

Step 2: Open the Contacts App on the source iPhone, and find the specific contacts.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap Share Contact. Tap AirDrop and choose the target iPhone device to begin to copy contact.

4. Go to the target iPhone and tap Accept on the pop-up to receive the contact synced now.

The final words

A simple summary of the above three methods is given below. You can choose the most suitable one based on your own needs.

iCloud: It's easy to sync the whole contacts from iPhone to iPhone, but unavailable if there is space limit.  

MobiMover: The perfect and free solution to transfer all or specific contacts between two iPhones without any limitation.

AirDrop: The quickest way to send a small number of contacts. And you can only do it one by one.