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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Hi, I'm Josh. I recently switched my iPhone 6s 32 gb with the new iPhone X but I'm now baffled about how to transfer contacts from iPhone 6s to iPhone X. I'm primarily concerned about my contacts as I have no backup of it! Please help!

Hey Josh, we're glad that you have reached out to us and are more than happy to help you in transferring your contacts from one iPhone to another. Just read to through the article attentively and you'll be able to get your iPhone contacts transferred without losing any of them. Here we go!

Easiest Way: Tenorshare iTransGo

On top of all solutions, we have the easiest and the most recommended tool – Tenorshare iTransGo. With iTransGo you not only can effortlessly transfer contacts from one iPhone to another but also can seamlessly migrate all other data (for instance music, videos, photos, messages etc) at a lightning fast speed. With this tool, you can be assured of full protection of your data during the transfer process.  Tenorshare iTransGo works smoothly even with the latest iOS firmware, i.e iOS 12, and supports almost all iOS device. Moreover, iTransGo offers a unique 'Repair iOS System' feature which helps you to rectify all iOS related issues prevailing in your idevice.

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Step by Step Tutorial on How to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another iPhone

Step 1 – Download, install and then launch the Tenorshare iTransGo tool. Then, get both your source and target iPhones connected to the PC via their respective genuine lightning cables. Hit 'Next' afterwards.

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Step 2 – iTransGo will detect the devices and analyze the storage capacity available over the target device and the contents over your source device. You're now required to choose 'Contacts' from the list of data types available.

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Step 3 – In the end, push the 'Start Transfer' button. That's about it! Your contacts will then be transferred to the target iPhone in just a matter of few seconds.

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With iTunes

On the second position we have the traditional method to backup or restore or transfer data from one idevice to another. Here, we bring you the step by step tutorial to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using the traditional iTunes application.

Step 1 – Launch the iTunes' latest application version on your PC and then connect your source iPhone  to it with the help of a genuine lightning cable.

Note: Make sure that you are using only the genuine lightning cable, preferably the one supplied with your device. Or else, you may end up encountering unknown error.

Step 2 – Now, hit on the 'Device' icon on top left of iTunes interface and then get into the 'Summary' section. Lastly, hit on the 'Back Up Now' button to backup all your data along with the contacts on your source iPhone.

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Step 3 – Now, you need to disconnect the source iPhone and then grab your new iPhone (i.e. the target device) to connect it to the computer. Then, get into the 'Summary' section again and push the 'Restore Backup' button.

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Step 4 – Lastly, choose the backup we recently made in the steps above and then tap the 'Restore' button to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another iPhone.

With iCloud

iCloud is the next conventional method with which users can easily transfer contacts between iPhones or any other idevices. Here's what you need to do in order to transfer contacts to new iPhone via the iCloud account.

Step 1 – Grab your source iPhone to transfer contacts from and get into the 'Settings' app. Now, touch tap on your '[Apple Profile Name]' on the top of the 'Settings' menu. Then, push the 'iCloud' tab and make sure that the 'Contacts' switch is turned on. Toggle it on, if it is not already.

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Step 2 – Next, you need to initiate the iCloud backup. To do this, you need to scroll down to the 'iCloud Backup' option and tap on it. From the upcoming screen, turn on the 'iCloud Backup' feature. Soon as you do that, you'll see the 'Backup Now' button is available down below. Hit on it to initiate backing up contacts to your iCloud account.

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Step 3 – It's now time to transfer contacts to new iPhone. Launch the 'Settings' app and make sure the target iPhone is pre-configured with the same iCloud account that we have just used in the steps above  to backup your contacts from old iPhone. Now, you need to simply follow the Step 1 & 2 respectively on this new iPhone. That's about it!

Final Thoughts

Luckily we have some easy ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. This was our small endeavor to make you aware with transferring of contacts between two iDevice since we know how much your contacts carry weight for you. We hope you are able to get your contacts transferred to the new iPhone without any trouble now. Please stay tuned with us for more important topics. Thanks!

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